Richmond Art Center

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"Making new work and teaching during covid is challenging, but I’m grateful to be able to do it."

January 12th, 2021

Meet Alex Martinez Artist Alex Martinez is a second-generation Queer, Mexican-American Chicanx, raised in Watsonville, California. She has lived in the Bay Area for 20 years, and is a teaching artist at Richmond Art Center.  Alex chatted with Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director at RAC, on January 12, 2021. Hi Alex! Let's start with your... Continue Reading

Thank you for being part of RAC's story   |   With Love... Issue 12

Thank you for being part of RAC's story | With Love... Issue 12

January 7th, 2021

Issue 12Let's Keep Going | Art of the African Diaspora | Spotlight On… Vera Totos | Classes Starting SoonPlay the Art Cube Game Let's Keeping Going Thank You! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to Richmond Art Center's end-of-year campaign. We raised $78,500 that sets us up for a... Continue Reading

Artist Registration for Art of the African Diaspora is Now Open

Artist Registration for Art of the African Diaspora is Now Open

December 18th, 2020

Artists, sign up HERE to join Art of the African Diaspora 2021! Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community. In 2021 Art of the African Diaspora will be hosted at aotad.org and richmondartcenter.org.... Continue Reading

Special Delivery! Winter 2021 Class Catalog

Special Delivery! Winter 2021 Class Catalog

December 18th, 2020

Which class will you take in 2021? We're excited to share our Winter Catalog! Register today for online classes starting in January! New offerings for adults include Improv Weaving, Painting Towards Climate Justice and Dollar Store to Dinnerware. For kids new classes include DIY Jewelry, and Fairytale Sculptures! Winter 2021 Class Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication) Winter 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to... Continue Reading

Winter classes for one and winter classes for all!   |   With Love... Issue 11

Winter classes for one and winter classes for all! | With Love... Issue 11

December 15th, 2020

Issue 11Winter Session 2021 | Ceramics Sale Round 2 | Three Ways to Give Creativity | Taking a Break Winter Session 2021 Class Registration NOW OPEN We have online art classes for adults, teens, kids and, well… everyone! Browse our online listings and check out new classes including Improv Weaving, Painting Towards Climate... Continue Reading

And pivot, Ceramics Sale NOW ONLINE!   |   With Love... Issue 10

And pivot, Ceramics Sale NOW ONLINE! | With Love... Issue 10

December 3rd, 2020

Sign up HERE to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox ISSUE 10 Online Ceramics Sale | Giving Forward | Spotlight on: Yelloh Joy Magazine | Last Classes in 2020 | A Gift from Our Neighbors Online Ceramics Sale Sale Starts Very Soon! We're sad we can't bring you our Ceramics Sale in... Continue Reading

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HAF Curbside Market Canceled due to Covid-19

November 24th, 2020

A Message for RAC's Community:Your safety is really important to us. In light of the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in Richmond, we have decided to cancel the in-person Ceramics Sale and Curbside Vendor Market for our Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Art Center.But you can still enjoy the Holiday Arts... Continue Reading

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

November 24th, 2020

Richmond Art Center is participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1! This one-day national fundraising event aims to inspire people, like you, to donate to the nonprofits you love. Please consider making a contribution to our End-of-Year Appeal. Ways you can support RAC: Make an online donationClaim a Thank You Gift in our... Continue Reading

The Ceramics Sale Returns   |   With Love... Issue 9

The Ceramics Sale Returns | With Love... Issue 9

November 23rd, 2020

Sign up HERE to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox ISSUE 9 Holiday Arts Festival   |   Thank You!    |    Unity and Community    |    Online Art Classes in December  Holiday Arts Festival Online and In Person Arts and Crafts Festival The Holiday Arts Festival returns in 2020 with a hybrid online and curbside event! Click... Continue Reading

Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival Returns to Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival Returns to Richmond Art Center

November 17th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 Online and in-person event featuring Bay Area arts and crafts Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center (RAC) invites holiday shoppers and art lovers to experience the 58th Annual Holiday Arts Festival! This beloved Richmond Art Center tradition returns in November and December 2020 with a hybrid in-person/virtual event... Continue Reading

Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era...

Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era...

November 12th, 2020

End-of-Year Appeal Hello Friends, Thank you for being part of Richmond Art Center’s creative community. For nearly 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing art classes, events and exhibitions in Richmond, CA. But this year has been one of the most challenging times in our history; the Covid-19 pandemic turned our world upside-down, while the... Continue Reading

Creative Self-Care: Erin McCluskey Wheeler

Creative Self-Care: Erin McCluskey Wheeler

November 2nd, 2020

Artists share art-centered practices to ground and refresh during stressful times. At Richmond Art Center we've been thinking a lot about the upcoming 2020 election; how the lead up to it and aftermath are going to be stressful for so many people. To encourage folk to look after themselves during this time... Continue Reading

Creative Self-Care: Irene Wibawa

Creative Self-Care: Irene Wibawa

November 1st, 2020

Artists share art-centered practices to ground and refresh during stressful times. At Richmond Art Center we've been thinking a lot about the upcoming 2020 election; how the lead up to it and aftermath are going to be stressful for so many people. To encourage folk to look after themselves during this time... Continue Reading

Draw with us this Halloween!!   |   With Love... Issue 8

Draw with us this Halloween!! | With Love... Issue 8

October 29th, 2020

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox ISSUE 8 Calling Artists and Makers!   |   Free Drawing Class    |    Creative Self-Care    |    Día de los Muertos  | Classes Starting in November   |   Remembering Betty Ann Barnett   |    Renewal Fund Calling Artists and Makers! Artist Registration... Continue Reading

Creative Self-Care: Jennifer Lugris

Creative Self-Care: Jennifer Lugris

October 29th, 2020

Artists share art-centered practices to ground and refresh during stressful times. At Richmond Art Center we've been thinking a lot about the upcoming 2020 election; how the lead up to it and aftermath are going to be stressful for so many people. To encourage folk to look after themselves during this time... Continue Reading

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

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