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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

Recent Press: Richmond Art Center’s new executive director has unique resume

Recent Press: Richmond Art Center’s new executive director has unique resume

July 2nd, 2020

The Richmond Art Center’s new executive director, José R. Rivera, might be the non-profit organization’s most improbable appointment of its 84-year history. The arts education and exhibition center is prominently located at Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza and has four galleries, over 600 members, hundreds of art classes, an operating budget... 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

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Awarded Three California Arts Council Grants

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Awarded Three California Arts Council Grants

May 12th, 2020

State funds support in-school and after-school art programs, as well as a new artist residency at RAC Richmond, CA: The California Arts Council announced grant awards totaling $57,000 to Richmond Art Center (RAC). The grants RAC will receive are Artists in Communities, Artists in Schools, and Youth Arts Action. Artists in Schools... 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

Art of the African Diaspora on Bay Area Art Beat

Art of the African Diaspora on Bay Area Art Beat

February 3rd, 2020

Host Susan Duham Felix interviews Stephen Bruce, Steering Committee Chair for the Art of the African Diaspora and the 2020 artistic achievement awardee artists, KaliMa Amilak, Zoë Boston and Abi Mustapha for Bay Area Art Beat, February 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOWxOfR-epQ&t=4s Bay Area Art Beat is produced by Berkeley Community Media (BCM) ... 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

Art of the African Diaspora Artists on KCRT Richmond

Art of the African Diaspora Artists on KCRT Richmond

January 15th, 2020

Art of the African Diaspora, Artistic Achievement Awardees for 2020, KaliMa Amilak, Abi Mustapha, Zoë Boston and Steering Committee Artist Chair, Stephen Bruce were interviewed by KCRT of Richmond. The Art of the African Diaspora exhibition is now on view at the Richmond Art Center until March 13,... Continue Reading

Right Here, Right Now, Richmond - East Bay Express Review

Right Here, Right Now, Richmond - East Bay Express Review

January 3rd, 2020

Lou Fancher writes about Right Here, Right Now, Richmond in "Five Richmond Risk-Takers," in the East Bay Express, January 2020. "The Richmond Art Center's Right Here, Right Now, Richmond is evidence of the city's cultural breadth and of the art center's role as a sake haven in the art workspace-starved... Continue Reading

Press Release: Art of the African Diaspora

Press Release: Art of the African Diaspora

December 14th, 2019

Featuring Over 150 Artists of African Descent Richmond, CA: The Richmond Art Center announces Art of the African Diaspora, an exhibition featuring over 150 artists of African Descent. The exhibition will be on view in the Richmond Art Center’s Main and West Galleries from January 14 through to March 13, 2020. This exhibition will be accompanied... 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

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