Richmond Art Center

Press Coverage

Richmond Standard: What’s up with the fish?

Richmond Standard: What’s up with the fish?

October 21st, 2020

Did you know that the big fish artwork displayed prominently on the Richmond Art Center is named “Guillermo — The Golden Trout?” The 50-foot-long, 800-pound work by artist Andree Singer Thompson may be named Guillermo, a typical male name, but this fish is actually a she. And she is “pregnant with... Continue Reading

SFBT's Richmond Supplement features Local Arts Leaders

SFBT's Richmond Supplement features Local Arts Leaders

October 14th, 2020

Did you see the San Francisco Business Times' Richmond Supplement – "Richmond Leaders, Innovators & Change Makers"? This magazine includes an article on Richmond arts leaders Amanda Eicher (Executive Director of NIAD), Stephen Bruce (artist and local organizer), and RAC's very own Executive Director José Rivera!! See pages 22 and 23. Click... 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

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

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

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

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

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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Richmond Art Center Awarded California Arts Council “Arts Education: Extension” Grant

June 14th, 2018

State funds support Richmond Art Center's Art in the Community arts education programming [Richmond, CA] – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $13,500 to the Richmond Art Center as part of its Arts Education: Extension program. As a segment of the California Arts Council Arts Education grant opportunities, Extension grants... Continue Reading

Free February Events at the RAC

Free February Events at the RAC

February 1st, 2018

We have so many great free events this February! You can find all of our events on our Events Calendar, and don't forget to follow our events on Facebook!... Continue Reading

Donate Art Supplies to Help Artists Affected by the North Bay Fires

Donate Art Supplies to Help Artists Affected by the North Bay Fires

November 1st, 2017

We are working with local artist Joani Share, Creative Sonoma, and the Napa Valley Arts Council to collect new and gently used art supplies to donate to artists who have lost their homes and studios in the recent wildfires in the North Bay. We encourage you to bring any art supplies... Continue Reading

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Bay Area Mural Festival Bringing 10 New Murals To Richmond

September 25th, 2017

Richmond Art Center to host Closing Celebration on Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm RICHMOND, CA — September 25, 2017 — The 2nd Annual Bay Area Mural Festival (BAMFest 2017) is bringing together 10 master muralists and 2 East Bay youth groups in the painting of 10 environmentally themed murals October... Continue Reading

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Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center

August 10th, 2017

Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center Three new exhibitions featuring works by Bay Area figurative artist Joan Brown, an environmentally themed group show, and a celebration of Richmond’s acclaimed Pogo Park will open to the public on September 12, 2017. RICHMOND, CA — August 10, 2017 — The Richmond Art Center is celebrating the... Continue Reading

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Watch This Great Float Design Class Video

July 22nd, 2017

For the past two years, The Richmond Art Center has worked in partnership with the 23rd Street Peace and Unity Cinco De Mayo Parade Float Committee, Richmond High School and Latina Center Staff, and RAC teaching artists. Generously funded by the San Pablo Koshland Fellows, in this 10-week project, teaching... Continue Reading

We Got the Grant!

We Got the Grant!

June 15th, 2017

We got the grant! With support from the California Arts Council, the Richmond Art Center, through our Art in the Community program, will provide year-long visual art classes to six WCCUSD elementary school sites free of charge. With this funding, 215 students in grades K-6 will use printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, animation, book... Continue Reading

John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

April 27th, 2017

Our Spring Exhibition, Mapping the Uncharted, was recently the subject of an essay by Bay Area curator and professor John Zarobell. Excerpted from his essay, "Seeing Power Through the Map," in this month's edition of Art Practical: The impulse of showing the state of the world through visual means is what maps... Continue Reading

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A Wealth of April Art Events at the Richmond Art Center

March 30th, 2017

A calendar full of exciting Spring events takes place this month at the Richmond Art Center. Events are for everyone at the Richmond Art Center this April. Starting off the month on Saturday, April 1, a panel of artists from the Marking Space sculpture and installation exhibition. Artists Mari Andrews, Genevieve... Continue Reading

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and  Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring

March 10th, 2017

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring Popular shows featuring the artwork of hundreds of local students return to the Art Center’s Community Gallery this season. RICHMOND, CA — March 9, 2017 — This Spring, the Richmond Art Center... Continue Reading

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center

February 22nd, 2017

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center Two new exhibitions, Marking Space and Mapping the Uncharted, bring new meaning to the traditional arts of sculpture and mapping this Spring. RICHMOND, CA — February 22, 2017 — In the new Spring sculpture exhibition Marking Space,... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard Recap: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

Richmond Standard Recap: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

December 8th, 2016

Thanks to the Richmond Standard for this great recap of our 2016 Holiday Arts Festival! "The Richmond Art Center (RAC) hosted the 54th edition of their popular Holiday Arts Fest on Sunday, and a bustling turnout enjoyed the 50-plus artisan vendors, engaging make-your-own-art tables and some tasty food offerings." Read the... Continue Reading

Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary with Heart!

Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary with Heart!

October 5th, 2016

This year the Richmond Art Center turned 80 and we threw two big parties to celebrate! We're looking forward to the next 80 years of sharing art, education and community with you. Our Back to School Community Celebration was a family-friendly event, full of heart, art, and delicious food. All ages... Continue Reading

Art Center Helps to Create Interactive Play Space

Art Center Helps to Create Interactive Play Space

October 1st, 2016

We're happy to announce that the Richmond Art Center, in partnership with the City of Richmond and The Trust for Public Land, has received a new grant from Kaboom to create the Mathieu Court Alley Play Street. "It's exciting that elementary school students will have the experience of transforming an outdoor community space in... Continue Reading

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