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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

Press Release: Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

Press Release: Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

September 15th, 2020

Richmond Art Center Expands its Online Offerings RICHMOND, CA: Richmond Art Center opens its Fall 2020 class registration with expanded online art class listings. The Fall 2020 session offers over forty classes by nearly thirty different teaching artists, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families.Oil painting,... Continue Reading

Press Release: Announcing… RAC UPLOADED!

Press Release: Announcing… RAC UPLOADED!

July 8th, 2020

Richmond Art Center Launches Online Art Classes RICHMOND, CA: Richmond Art Center launches RAC UPLOADED, a new online art program. RAC UPLOADED includes workshops, classes, demos and virtual meet-ups featuring accessible materials and media for at-home creativity.    Online offerings for adults, youth, children and familiesMaking screen time active and engaging Fee, sliding-scale and... Continue Reading

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Para comunicar inmediato: Richmond Art Center anuncia el nombramiento de José R. Rivera como el Director Ejecutivo

June 11th, 2020

RICHMOND, CA: El Centro de Arte de Richmond (Richmond Art Center) se complace en anunciar el nombramiento de José R. Rivera para el cargo de Director Ejecutivo. La presidenta de la Junta Directiva, Patricia Guthrie, dijo: "El Sr. Rivera trae una gran experiencia de gestión y un profundo compromiso con... Continue Reading

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Press Release: Richmond Art Center announces the appointment of José R. Rivera as Executive Director

June 11th, 2020

RICHMOND, CA: The Richmond Art Center is pleased to announce the appointment of José R. Rivera to the position of Executive Director. Board of Directors President Patricia Guthrie said: “Mr. Rivera brings a wealth of management experience and a deep commitment to the arts and community which we feel will... 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

Press Release: Dewey Crumpler: Crossings

Press Release: Dewey Crumpler: Crossings

February 24th, 2020

The inventive power of Dewey Crumpler’s shipping containers Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm Exhibition: March 31 - May 30, 2020 Reception: Saturday, March 28, 5-7pm Artist Talk: Saturday, May 2, 11am Location: Main Gallery RICHMOND, CA: The Richmond Art Center announces Dewey... 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

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

Press Release: 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Returns to the Richmond Art Center

Press Release: 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Returns to the Richmond Art Center

November 26th, 2019

Free, family-friendly arts and crafts festival includes over 55 local artist vendors, community partners and food vendors, holiday café and free art activities for all ages RICHMOND, CA: The Richmond Art Center invites holiday shoppers to experience a day of custom-made arts and crafts, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, packaged goods, clothing and... Continue Reading

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Announces Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Announces Fall 2019 Exhibitions

August 19th, 2019

Richmond, CA: The Richmond Art Center's fall exhibitions Countersteer; Thresholds; Pause, Gap, Omission; Ready and Waiting and Rich Reality will run from Tuesday, September 10 through Friday, November 22, 2019. -- Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-ExpressionMain Gallery Since the invention of the motorcycle over 100 years ago, creative individuals have endeavored to improve performance and enhance... Continue Reading

Press Release: Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression

Press Release: Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression

August 8th, 2019

Countersteer Defined:1. Motorcycling: To initiate a turn by steering opposite to the direction desired.2. Common: To steer against the tide of norms and expectations. August 8, 2019: The Richmond Art Center invites visitors to the upcoming exhibition Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression. Countersteer explores personal expression through the medium of the... 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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Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center

July 20th, 2017

Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center A new exhibition, Joan Brown: In Living Color, reveals the intimate and personal of a supportive and influential teacher to a generation of artists. RICHMOND, CA — July 20, 2017 — Joan Brown: In Living Color reveals the intimate and personal in... 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

Press Release: Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center

December 23rd, 2016

Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center The only annual exhibition in the Bay Area that exclusively features regional artists of African descent opens on January 10, 2017. RICHMOND, CA — December 23, 2016 — The Richmond Art Center is proud to host the... Continue Reading

Press Release: Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017

Press Release: Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017

December 20th, 2016

Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017 Exploring the legacy of the artist and cornerstone of the Studio Glass Movement in an intimate selection of works from his private estate. RICHMOND, CA — December 20, 2016 — A leading figure in the world of... Continue Reading

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Press Release - Make Room for Lunch: Food Trucks Bring Their Best to the Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival

November 29th, 2016

There’s more than just art to buy at this year’s Art Center’s annual holiday festival with food trucks and Richmond’s own craft brewery and cidery participating. RICHMOND, CA — November 29, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art Center returns for its 54th... Continue Reading

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Richmond Art Center’s 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Partners with Local Nonprofits

November 18th, 2016

Richmond Art Center’s 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Partners with Local Nonprofits Five Richmond nonprofits share their missions, sell their work in the Community Gallery at the Art Center’s annual holiday festival. RICHMOND, CA — November 18, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art... Continue Reading

Press Release: 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Press Release: 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

November 4th, 2016

54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Is Richmond Art Center’s Largest Community Event of the Year Richmond favorite festival hosts 50+ artisan vendors, local nonprofit community partners, gourmet food trucks and a silent auction. RICHMOND, CA — November 4, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond... Continue Reading

Dual Art-Music Partnership: Richmond Art Center and Del Sol String Quartet Weave Art and Music

Dual Art-Music Partnership: Richmond Art Center and Del Sol String Quartet Weave Art and Music

September 2nd, 2016

DUAL ART-MUSIC PARTNERSHIP: RICHMOND ART CENTER AND DEL SOL STRING QUARTET WEAVE ART AND MUSIC IN CELEBRATION OF 80TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR A grant awarded by Chamber Music America provides for the SF-based Del Sol String Quartet Residency at the Richmond Art Center, bringing chamber music and accompanying art classes to local... Continue Reading

Press Release: Artists Enrique Chagoya and Yvette Deas Present Work Addressing Cultural Appropriate and Societal (Mis)Representation

Press Release: Artists Enrique Chagoya and Yvette Deas Present Work Addressing Cultural Appropriate and Societal (Mis)Representation

August 30th, 2016

ARTISTS ENRIQUE CHAGOYA AND YVETTE DEAS PRESENT WORK ADDRESSING CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND SOCIETAL (MIS)REPRESENTATION AT RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION Former teacher/student, now artistic colleagues, Chagoya and Deas exhibit recent works in Making Our Mark, the 80th Anniversary Exhibition on view at the Richmond Art Center. RICHMOND, CA -- AUGUST... Continue Reading

Press Release: Xuxa Santamaria (Sofia Córdova and Matt Kirkland) Live and Video Performance at Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Xuxa Santamaria (Sofia Córdova and Matt Kirkland) Live and Video Performance at Richmond Art Center

August 29th, 2016

XUXA SANTAMARIA (ARTISTS SOFIA CÓRDOVA AND MATT KIRKLAND) PRESENT A LIVE AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE SUITE FROM ECHOES OF A TUMBLING THRONE (ODAS AL FIN DE LOS TIEMPOS) AS PART OF THE RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE A digital spell teleports viewers through three video vignettes accompanied by a beautiful semi-improvised score... Continue Reading

Press Release: NEA-Award Winning Artist Christopher Brown Presents Work with Former Student Megan Atherton

Press Release: NEA-Award Winning Artist Christopher Brown Presents Work with Former Student Megan Atherton

August 23rd, 2016

NEA AWARD-WINNING ARTIST CHRISTOPHER BROWN PRESENTS WORK WITH FORMER STUDENT MEGAN ATHERTON AT RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION The relationship between an established teaching artist and student are examined in Making Our Mark, the 80th Anniversary Exhibition presented by the Richmond Art Center. RICHMOND, CA -- AUGUST 23, 2016 --... Continue Reading

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