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KQED Arts: Your Guide to This Summer’s Not-To-Miss Visual Art

KQED Arts: Your Guide to This Summer’s Not-To-Miss Visual Art

May 14th, 2024

Weblink: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13957410/visual-art-guide-summer-2024-galleries-museums KQED Arts Your Guide to This Summer’s Not-To-Miss Visual Art By Sarah Hotchkiss | May 13, 2024 [Excerpt] Every year, it’s a struggle to whittle this list down to a select few. There’s simply so much happening in art spaces across the Bay Area. For 2024, I’ve plotted out an ideal summer, full... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center seeks applicants for artist residency, board

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center seeks applicants for artist residency, board

April 30th, 2024

Web link: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2024/04/30/richmond-art-center-seeks-applicants-for-artist-residency-board/ Richmond Art Center seeks applicants for artist residency, board By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is offering opportunities for a residency for one special artist and board positions for those wishing to support local art. The Richmond Artist Residency enables an “emerging or mid-career artist to pursue their creative work, while... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

Richmond Standard: WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

March 27th, 2024

Weblink: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2024/03/27/wccusd-student-art-show-poised-to-bloom-at-richmond-art-center/ WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center By Kathy Chouteau Three spring exhibitions are readying to debut Wednesday, April 10 at the Richmond Art Center (RAC), including the 58th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show, Home Show and Art Blooms Here. The exhibitions will run through May 18. “Spring exhibitions at the Richmond... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center recovering after losing major donor: ‘We are in the black now, not red.’

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center recovering after losing major donor: ‘We are in the black now, not red.’

January 16th, 2024

Richmond Confidential Weblink: https://richmondconfidential.org/2024/01/16/richmond-art-center-budget-reaching-goal/ Richmond Art Center recovering after losing major donor: ‘We are in the black now, not red.’ Sophia Sun on January 16, 2024 When the Richmond Art Center lost its biggest donor last year, Executive Director José Rivera said he was worried about the future. “Over many years, that donor contributed $100,00 annually,... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: ‘This is like our Harlem Renaissance’: Exhibition showcasing Black artists set to open in Richmond

Richmond Confidential: ‘This is like our Harlem Renaissance’: Exhibition showcasing Black artists set to open in Richmond

January 2nd, 2024

Richmond Confidential Weblink: https://richmondconfidential.org/2024/01/02/richmond-art-african-diaspora-exhibition/ ‘This is like our Harlem Renaissance’: Exhibition showcasing Black artists set to open in Richmond Panashe Matemba-Mutasa on January 2, 2024 In an arena where they’re often in the shadows, Black artists are creating spaces to recognize and celebrate their talent.  For the 28th year, the Richmond Art Center will present the... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: RAC celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day through artmaking

Richmond Standard: RAC celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day through artmaking

October 11th, 2023

Richmond Standard Weblink: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2023/10/09/rac-celebrates-indigenous-peoples-day-through-artmarking/ RAC celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day through artmaking October 9, 2023 By Mike Kinney Dozens of community members and their families celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day through artmaking at the Richmond Art Center on Saturday. It was part of the art center’s annual “Fall Family Day,” a fun, free event that invited the local... Continue Reading

Wee Poets Features WCCUSD Youth and Richmond Art Center

Wee Poets Features WCCUSD Youth and Richmond Art Center

June 28th, 2023

Wee Poets Features WCCUSD Youth and Richmond Art Center For over thirty years Wee Poets on Channel 28 has supported literacy development through interviews with thousands of Bay Area children. This month three WCCUSD students and Roberto Martinez, RAC's exhibitions director, were invited onto the show to talk about the WCCUSD... Continue Reading

The Richmond Standard: Richmond mayor’s office also an art gallery

The Richmond Standard: Richmond mayor’s office also an art gallery

June 26th, 2023

Link: https://richmondstandard.com/community/2023/06/23/richmond-mayors-office-also-an-art-gallery/ The Richmond Standard Richmond mayor’s office also an art gallery June 23, 2023 After a four years, works from locally-based NIAD Art Center are being exhibited on rotation at the office located at Richmond Civic Center, according to Mayor Eduardo Martinez. The mayor’s office also partnered with the Richmond Art Center to display... Continue Reading

Artnet News: Chevron Took Down an Artwork, Which Called Out the Oil Giant for Polluting a California City, From a Fence Surrounding Its Refinery

Artnet News: Chevron Took Down an Artwork, Which Called Out the Oil Giant for Polluting a California City, From a Fence Surrounding Its Refinery

June 8th, 2023

Weblink: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/chevron-removes-public-artwork-pollution-2317611 Artnet News Chevron Took Down an Artwork, Which Called Out the Oil Giant for Polluting a California City, From a Fence Surrounding Its Refinery The project adorned a fence separating an oil refinery from residential neighborhoods. Brian Boucher | June 8, 2023 Oil giant Chevron has acknowledged that it removed an art installation from a... Continue Reading

ARTnews: ‘They’re Trying to Erase Us’: Chevron Takes Down Public Art Piece

ARTnews: ‘They’re Trying to Erase Us’: Chevron Takes Down Public Art Piece

June 8th, 2023

Weblink: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/chevron-takes-down-public-art-piece-fencelines-richmond-1234670880/ ARTnews ‘They’re Trying to Erase Us’: Chevron Takes Down Public Art Piece Michael Cabanatuan  BY SHANTI ESCALANTE-DE MATTEI | June 8, 2023 4:36pm In the middle of the night on May 15, a public art project in Richmond, California, disappeared without a trace. The project, titled Fencelines – A Collective Monument to Resilience, was a collection... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Chevron admits it took down public art project that criticized the oil giant

San Francisco Chronicle: Chevron admits it took down public art project that criticized the oil giant

June 7th, 2023

Weblink: https://www.sfchronicle.com/eastbay/article/chevron-admits-took-public-art-project-18140972.php San Francisco Chronicle Chevron admits it took down public art project that criticized the oil giant Michael Cabanatuan | June 7, 2023 The mystery of who removed the colorful wooden slats of a Richmond public art project criticizing Chevron has been solved.  It was Chevron, a spokesman for the oil company admitted on Wednesday. Fencelines, a... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: A huge Bay Area art installation near the Chevron refinery vanished. The artists say it was stolen

San Francisco Chronicle: A huge Bay Area art installation near the Chevron refinery vanished. The artists say it was stolen

June 6th, 2023

Weblink: https://www.sfchronicle.com/eastbay/article/richmond-chevron-art-installation-missing-18136796.php San Francisco Chronicle A huge Bay Area art installation near the Chevron refinery vanished. The artists say it was stolen Michael Cabanatuan | June 6, 2023 A Richmond public art display championing social justice, criticizing Chevron and brightening a dreary industrial part of the city has vanished weeks before it was scheduled... Continue Reading

East Bay Express: From the Ashes

East Bay Express: From the Ashes

May 19th, 2023

East Bay Express From the Ashes: Richmond Art enter Captures the Devastation of California’s Wildfires Article weblink: https://eastbayexpress.com/through-the-fire/ Digital copy of the East Bay Express: https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=8808aae8-e6fe-4270-adb0-c95bab71909c Through the Fire By Lou Fancher | May 17, 2023 Ruth Morgan’s stark and provocative works at Richmond Art Center highlight climate change’s role in CA... Continue Reading

KneeDeep Times: Humanity on the Fence

KneeDeep Times: Humanity on the Fence

May 16th, 2023

KneeDeep Times Humanity on the Fence by Jasmine Hardy | May 16, 2023 A new public art installation, called Fencelines, redefines the only barrier separating Richmond’s residential neighborhoods from the Chevron oil refinery: a wire fence.  “It is a participatory project meant to engage folks and get a message to Chevron, but also gather visions that offer a... Continue Reading

The Richmond Standard: Guillermo the Golden Trout undergoes repairs for 25th anniversary

The Richmond Standard: Guillermo the Golden Trout undergoes repairs for 25th anniversary

May 15th, 2023

The Richmond Standard: Guillermo the Golden Trout undergoes repairs for 25th anniversary Article link: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2023/05/15/guillermo-the-golden-trout-undergoes-repairs-for-25th-anniversary/ By Mike Kinney On Monday, repairs on Guillermo the Golden Trout, which hangs above the Richmond Art Center on Barrett Avenue, was completed. A small team replaced two metal scales on the 50-foot-long fish. The repair is in honor of... Continue Reading

East Bay Express: Light in the Dark

East Bay Express: Light in the Dark

March 29th, 2023

Link: https://eastbayexpress.com/light-in-the-dark/ East Bay Express: Light in the Dark By Janis Hashe | Mar 29, 2023 ‘FENCELINES’ fights back in Richmond Sometimes art speaks louder than petitions and public meetings. The creators and partners in “FENCELINES: A Collective Monument to Resilience” believe their project can. The Richmond community-based art project is designed to amplify the... Continue Reading

Bohemian: Artist Amanda Ayala Invites Visitors into an Ancestral Embrace

Bohemian: Artist Amanda Ayala Invites Visitors into an Ancestral Embrace

February 23rd, 2023

Artist Amanda Ayala Invites Visitors into an Ancestral Embrace By Chelsea Kurnick | Feb 21, 2023 Weblink: bohemian.com/amanda-ayala Three woven baskets hold round pillows, each painted with a bright sun-like geometric design. On the wall behind them, scrawled in curly cursive, is the message, “Hug a pillow/ Hug your ancestors/Notice, feel,... Continue Reading

Press Recap for Art of the African Diaspora: SF Chronicle, The San Francisco Standard, Diablo Magazine, The Daily Californian, SF/Arts

Press Recap for Art of the African Diaspora: SF Chronicle, The San Francisco Standard, Diablo Magazine, The Daily Californian, SF/Arts

February 1st, 2023

The San Francisco Standard: Celebrate Black History Month at Museums, Festivals and More Across the Bay Article Link: sfstandard.com/arts-culture/celebrate-black-history-month-at-museums-festivals-and-more-across-the-bay Christina Campodonico | February 1, 2023 Excerpt: Originating from the 1989 African American artists salon known as “Colors of Black,” this exhibition highlights the work of over 120 artists of African descent and is... Continue Reading

ArtDaily: Richmond Art Center presents 'The Remembrance Project' as part of their winter exhibition schedule

ArtDaily: Richmond Art Center presents 'The Remembrance Project' as part of their winter exhibition schedule

January 18th, 2023

Richmond Art Center presents 'The Remembrance Project' as part of their winter exhibition schedule Published January 17, 2023 Link: https://artdaily.com/news/153618/Richmond-Art-Center-presents--The-Remembrance-Project--as-part-of-their-winter-exhibition-schedule RICHMOND, CALIF.- The Remembrance Project will open January 18th at the Richmond Art Center as part of their winter exhibitions project, which will include an opening reception on Saturday, January 21st from 2pm-4pm, as well as... Continue Reading

Post News Group: Richmond Art Center Announces Trio of Winter Exhibitions

Post News Group: Richmond Art Center Announces Trio of Winter Exhibitions

January 16th, 2023

Post News Group: Richmond Art Center Announces Trio of Winter Exhibitions Community members can check out Art of the African Diaspora Jan. 18 through March 18 in the RAC’s Main Gallery, with the opening reception being held Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. The exhibition will spotlight the work of more... Continue Reading

Hyperallergic: Statue of Native Activist Mysteriously Lost (and Found) in Oakland

Hyperallergic: Statue of Native Activist Mysteriously Lost (and Found) in Oakland

January 4th, 2023

Link: https://hyperallergic.com/791346/native-activist-leonard-peltier-statue-mysteriously-lost-found-in-oakland/ Artist Rigo 23’s sculpture of Leonard Peltier was eventually found with its arm missing and racist graffiti scrawled on a U-Haul truck in which it was being transported. by Matt Stromberg LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Artist Rigo 23’s statue of incarcerated Native American activist Leonard Peltier has traveled across the county, stood... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: After city reduces funding, Richmond Art Center campaigns for donations to keep going

Richmond Confidential: After city reduces funding, Richmond Art Center campaigns for donations to keep going

December 15th, 2022

Sasha Schell on December 13, 2022 Hyperlink: https://richmondconfidential.org/2022/12/13/richmond-art-center-funding-donations/ The Richmond Art Center has overcome much in recent years, including the closure forced on all during the pandemic and more recently, a significant loss in donations over the summer.  As 2023 looms, Executive Director José Rivera says that despite bouncing back from the major revenue losses of... Continue Reading

The Daily Californian: 'Art of the African Diaspora’ reveres Black history, present, future

The Daily Californian: 'Art of the African Diaspora’ reveres Black history, present, future

December 3rd, 2022

'Art of the African Diaspora’ reveres Black history, present, future Weblink: https://dailycal.org/2023/02/23/diaspora Katherine Shok | February 23, 2023 After stepping through the Richmond Art Center’s entrance, visitors immediately begin celebrating Black excellence, as laid bare in the “Art of the African Diaspora.” Gracing the center’s main gallery in every medium imaginable, the exhibition... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Find the best Christmas gifts of 2022 at these Bay Area holiday markets, fairs and festivals

San Francisco Chronicle: Find the best Christmas gifts of 2022 at these Bay Area holiday markets, fairs and festivals

November 27th, 2022

Anne Schrager, November 25, 2022 Except below. Read full article here: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/guide/find-the-best-christmas-gifts-of-2022-at-these-bay-area-holiday-markets-fairs-and-festivals There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this year you won’t have to go far to procure the perfect gifts for friends and family. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it seems like local holiday fairs are popping up everywhere. Check... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’

October 13th, 2022

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’ Article link: https://richmondconfidential.org/2022/10/13/richmond-art-center-dia-de-los-muertos/ Sasha Schell on October 13, 2022 Amid the drug store offerings of Halloween consumer goods, any Dia de los Muertos-themed item invariably sticks out. Decorations featuring iconic skulls and cempasúchil marigolds, or... Continue Reading

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