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A Day of Sailing on the Bay

Enjoy a day of sailing on the Bay for four people on Sambolo, a 40 foot Sabre, starting at the Richmond Yacht Club in Point Richmond. The picturesque venture includes a lunch with wine and cheese.

Donated by: Ellengale Toki and Owen Oakley
Value: $500

Santa Fe Getaway, 3 Nights

Casita de los Arroyos is part of a classic Pueblo style adobe compound 23 minutes south of Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail. It is located on 13 acres of contemplative high desert. A spacious living area includes a sleeping alcove with a comfortable queen sized bed and a queen sized sleeping couch. The kitchen is newly built with a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave. There is a patio with gas grill. We are an ecofriendly facility, recycling, composting and line drying the towels and sheets. Sleeps four.

The  casita is 20 minutes from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum  and an hour to Bandolier National Monument, and the Georgia O’Keefe Museum studio and home in Abiqui. Blackout dates around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Contribution of $325 for expenses towards Santa Fe trip is included.

Donated by: Stephen Nomura
Value: $1,000

KQED on Collaborating with “The American Teenager”

Kristin Farr from KQED stopped by to view our latest exhibition, The American Teenager Project, a collection of photographs and audio recordings completed by 20 local teenagers.

Robin Bowman is a photojournalist who traveled the country interviewing teenagers about their lives in the early 2000s. She took their portraits to illustrate the interviews, and later published them in a book. Bowman’s portraits prove that a picture is worth many words. She skillfully captures moments and complex stories in single, black-and-white images. The project grew when Bowman began working with teens on another level, training them to conduct their own interviews and shoot portraits of their peers. The group of students currently working on the project are in Richmond where many of the portraits are on view in the bustling back hallway of the Richmond Art Center.

Read the full review here

Collaborating with ‘The American Teenager,” KQED Arts, January 31, 2014

SF Chronicle on The Art of Living Black

The SF Chronicle 96 Hours cover story featured our exhibition The Art of Living Black. Writer Kimberly Chun stopped by the Richmond Art Center for a preview of the exhibition and spoke to some of the 50 artists who will be showing their work. We’re thrilled that our work hosting this long-running exhibition of established and emerging artists has received this major coverage!

It’s unique — there’s nothing else like this in Northern California. There’s no other place you can go every year and see a cross section of the area’s black artists.” 
— Oakland artist Ajuan Mance. 

Read the full story online.


Guadalajara Vacation Home

5 nights, 6 days at lovely 4,000 sq. ft. home with roof-top barbecue in gated country club 10 miles from downtown Guadalajara. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. Third floor residence with roof top views. Community pool, tennis courts, and basketball court. Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco, is considered the cultural center of Mexico.  Guadalajara is the home of mariachi music, and host to many international cultural events. The style of architecture prevalent in Europe during the founding of Guadalajara is paralleled in the city’s colonial buildings. The Metropolitan Cathedral and Teatro Degollado are the purest examples of neoclassical architecture.

Estimated Value: $2,000
Donor: James Lee

Getaway to Windsor in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley

Five (5) nights September 10-15, 2018, 2-bedroom unit sleeps 6.  

Queen bed in master, twin beds in second bedroom, queen murphy bed in living room.  Half an hour from Bodega Beach, deep in the Sonoma hills, minutes from dozens of wineries.

Package includes a round of golf for four at 9-hole course, Northwood Golf Club in Monte Rio, and a $50.00 gift certificate for lunch. Package includes Rodney Strong winery tasting for four.

Estimated Value: $1,900
Donor: Inez Brooks-Myers


An Aesthetic Indulgence

A private champagne reception and tour at the Richmond Art Center!

On the date of your choosing, you and 12 friends can take part in your own 1 ½ hour private champagne reception. Executive Director Ric Ambrose will be your docent for an informative tour of the artwork while you sip champagne and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres..

Donor: Richmond Art Center
Beyond value!

Richmond Art Center Celebrates 75 Years

This story was originally published by the Richmond Confidential and written by Rachel Waldholz. Read the full story and see additional photos here.

The internationally renowned artist Richard Diebenkorn showed his drawings here. Tom Marioni, the conceptual artist known for the One Second Sculpture, was a curator here. Jasper Johns, credited with paving the way for both Pop Art and Minimalism – and an intimate of Bob Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage — had his first West Coast show here.

For decades, the Richmond Art Center provided early exposure for artists ahead of the curve, many of whom went on to blossom nationally and internationally.

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