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Ever wondered about the giant trout?   |   With Love... Issue 7

Ever wondered about the giant trout? | With Love... Issue 7

October 21st, 2020

ISSUE 7Civic Center Art Tour | These classes have space for YOU | See and Make Art | Art Boost! Ever wondered… Video by Francisco Rojas-Meraz Civic Center Public Art Tour Ever wondered about the public art around Richmond’s Civic Center? Take this new video tour and learn about some of the amazing works... Continue Reading

A Whale of An Art Talk: Jos Sances and Elizabeth Schultz LIVE

A Whale of An Art Talk: Jos Sances and Elizabeth Schultz LIVE

September 23rd, 2020

September 25 @ 5:00 pm cst (3:00 pm pst) | FREE Did you see Jos Sances' lifesize drawing of a whale at Richmond Art Center last year? 'Or, the Whale' is now on view in Kansas and we're excited to share that this Friday, 9/25 at 3pm pst the Lawrence Art Center (in partnership with Richmond Art... Continue Reading

Fall Class Registration Now Open!   |   With Love... Issue 6

Fall Class Registration Now Open! | With Love... Issue 6

September 17th, 2020

ISSUE 6Fall 2020 Session    |    New Classes We Want You to Know About    |   Art Boost! Fall 2020 Session Image: Chandna Agarwal, @chandna_argarwal Fall 2020 Class Registration is NOW OPEN   The Fall 2020 session brings over forty classes, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families!! Browse the Class... Continue Reading

Artists Caring for Community   |   With Love... Issue 5

Artists Caring for Community | With Love... Issue 5

August 20th, 2020

ISSUE 5Art Lives Here: New Artworks Unveiled | Classes for At-Home Creativity | See and Make Art: Let's Get Mucky | And Other News Art Lives Here Image: Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo's banner and Agana's mural now adorn RAC's facadePhoto by Francisco Roja @pac_pops Two New Artworks Reflect Community on RAC's Facade Art Lives Here is a series of RAC... Continue Reading

Collaborate, Create, Reflect   |   With Love... Issue 4

Collaborate, Create, Reflect | With Love... Issue 4

July 10th, 2020

ISSUE 4Collaborate with Artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh   |   Art is Wellness Events and Classes   |   A Moment to Reflect Together Special Project Image courtesy of Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh Collaborate with Artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh During shelter-in-place RAC is working with artists to build opportunities to make meaning of our experiences through art. Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an artist (and... Continue Reading

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Stillness, Slowness and Introspection

July 8th, 2020

An Invitation to Reflect TogetherAs we sit with the historic and current realities of systemic oppression that the Black Lives Matter movement has called global attention to, we invite our community to take a moment for time to reflect and process. ... Continue Reading

Remembering Clayton Bailey (1939-2020)

Remembering Clayton Bailey (1939-2020)

June 24th, 2020

We are saddened by the death of artist Clayton Bailey on Saturday, June 6 at age 81. Known for his innovative and irreverent ceramic and metal sculpture, Bailey was a lead figure in the Funk Art and Nut Art movements. He lived in Port Costa for many years, and from 2013... Continue Reading

Recent Press: Art of the Heal, East Bay Express

Recent Press: Art of the Heal, East Bay Express

June 19th, 2020

"Art of the Heal", East Bay Express, By Janis Hashe, June 17, 2020 When it's safe to do so, the venerable Richmond Art Center will reopen under new leadership. José R. Rivera, the new executive director, is well aware he's assuming control as the RAC faces multiple challenges.Read the full article... Continue Reading

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Trabajo crítico para unirnos como comunidad: una declaración del Director Ejecutivo del RAC

June 15th, 2020

Estimado amigos del Richmond Art Center, Mientras tomo el mando del Richmond Art Center, mi corazón está triste por el asesinato de George Floyd y las más de 100,000 vidas perdidas durante los últimos meses de la pandemia de coronavirus. Esto, por supuesto, es en suma a las pérdidas de Breonna... Continue Reading

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Critical work to unite as a community: A statement by RAC's Executive Director

June 15th, 2020

Dear Friends of Richmond Art Center, As I take over the helm of Richmond Art Center, my heart is heavy mourning the murder of George Floyd and the over 100,000 lives lost during the past months of coronavirus pandemic.  This, of course, is on top of the losses of Breonna Taylor,... Continue Reading

Issue 2: With Love...

Issue 2: With Love...

May 19th, 2020

Welcome to Richmond Art Center’s e-newsletter, With Love… . Through this publication we share art and ideas for creating together to help folks adapt, innovate and make meaning during shelter-in-place. ISSUE 2Distance Arts Learning Videos   |    Spotlight On: Liberación Gráfica   | Online Project: Over and Under   |  Special Event: Morning... Continue Reading

Community Survey (help shape future programs at RAC)

Community Survey (help shape future programs at RAC)

May 15th, 2020

Hello Richmond Art Center Community, Staff at RAC are working to create something new, exciting and special for our online programs and we would like to hear from you! How can Richmond Art Center support you and your families' creative needs? Please complete this quick online survey and help shape our... Continue Reading

Issue 1: With Love...

Issue 1: With Love...

May 1st, 2020

Welcome to Richmond Art Center’s new e-newsletter, With Love… . Through this publication we’ll share art and ideas for creating together to help folks adapt, innovate and make meaning during shelter-in-place. ISSUE 1Artists Who Teach: Vida Vazquez   |    Online Project: Jos Sances Under Shelter    |    Picasso Self-Portraits |... Continue Reading

A message from RAC's Interim Executive Director

A message from RAC's Interim Executive Director

April 10th, 2020

Dear Richmond Art Center Community, We are living through unprecedented and uncertain times. As the Interim Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center, I understand the important role it plays in the lives of our community. Our commitment to health and safety remains the top priority. To reduce the spread of... Continue Reading

Contra Costa County Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through May 3

Contra Costa County Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through May 3

March 31st, 2020

Contra Costa County Health officers today issued an extension of a previous stay-at-home order through Sunday, May 3. Read the press release HERE. In alignment with the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) and the new stay at-home orders for six Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa County, the Richmond... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Closed Through Tuesday, April 7

Richmond Art Center Closed Through Tuesday, April 7

March 13th, 2020

In alignment with the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) and the new shelter-in-place orders for six Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa County, the Richmond Art Center will be closed to the public through Tuesday, April 7. More information at richmondartcenter.org/rac-updates/ For up-to-date public health information and how to... Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Precautions at the Richmond Art Center

Coronavirus: Precautions at the Richmond Art Center

March 2nd, 2020

As you may have heard, public safety warnings have been issued for Bay Area counties to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Please be assured that we here at the Richmond Art Center are monitoring the situation carefully and are preparing for any potential impact. Should we need to... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Begins Executive Director Search

Richmond Art Center Begins Executive Director Search

February 6th, 2020

For Immediate Release Richmond, CA, February 6, 2020 - The renowned Richmond Art Center announced today it has opened its search for a new Executive Director. The search will be led by an Executive Director Search Committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and Richmond Art Center staff. The... Continue Reading

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Receives Grant from California Humanities

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Receives Grant from California Humanities

January 17th, 2020

RICHMOND, CA: California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Richmond Art Center is one of thirty-seven awardees for its event Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art. The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant... Continue Reading

Countersteer Exhibition Press

Countersteer Exhibition Press

October 23rd, 2019

Janis Hashe writes about Countersteer in her article "Born To Be Wild," featured in The East Bay Monthly (November 2019). Hashe writes, "The show revs up the viewer's imagination - whether you own a Harley or not." Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression on view until Friday, November 22, 2019. ... Continue Reading

PG&E Planned Power Outage: How it will affect the Richmond Art Center

PG&E Planned Power Outage: How it will affect the Richmond Art Center

October 9th, 2019

As you may have heard, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for several Bay Area counties, which could initiate a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff in the next 24 hours.  While Richmond is listed as one of the cities possibly affected, current maps on the PG&E site show us as in the clear. ... Continue Reading

'Or, the Whale' Tours America (and new posters for sale!)

'Or, the Whale' Tours America (and new posters for sale!)

September 12th, 2019

We are excited to announce that Jos Sances' Or, the Whale is scheduled to appear at locations across California, Massachusetts and Kansas starting this month. Sances' impressive life size scratchboard drawing of a sperm whale drew large crowds to the Richmond Art Center when it was featured in the fall... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Receives CAC 2019-2020 Grants

Richmond Art Center Receives CAC 2019-2020 Grants

July 5th, 2019

The California Arts Council voted to award the Richmond Art Center an Arts Education Artists in Schools program grant for 2019-2020! We are pleased to announce the Richmond Art Center was recently awarded three program grants from the California Arts Council totaling $47,000. This fall, we will provide free field trips to 1500 Richmond elementary... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Announces Summer 2019 Exhibitions

Richmond Art Center Announces Summer 2019 Exhibitions

June 1st, 2019

Image: Top: Richard-Jonathan Nelson, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist, Bottom: Ruth Tabancay, What’s In You and On You: Normal Flora and Pathogens (detail), 2018 Mary Jeys, Waving Hand, 2018, Dennis A. Giacovelli, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2018. Second Class (E5) Engineman: Navy 1969- 71, Vietnam 1970.   RICHMOND, CA - June... Continue Reading

Spring Exhibitions Press

Spring Exhibitions Press

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to share some of the press coverage of our current exhibitions: Charles Desmarais, "M. Louise Stanley’s very contemporary history paintings," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 9, 2019 Charles Desmarais, "The Whale tries to save us," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 4, 2019 Janis Hashe, "Jos Sances' Great White Whale"... Continue Reading

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