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Making Our Mark and Mapping the Uncharted

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As the Richmond Art Center celebrated its 80th Anniversary in 2016, it prepared a major exhibition in tribute to its history and its mission. The exhibition Making Our Mark looked to artists who have had a history with the Art Center: artists who have exhibited, supported, and enriched the programs over the years. The scope and themes were as diverse as the cultural backgrounds at the foundation of the community, with media including painting, ceramics, fiber, sculpture, and photography. Each of the invited artists was asked to put forward a younger artist: someone whom they have taught or mentored or whose work they have felt should be shown and promoted. Giving voice to new artists and opening the galleries to new visions aligns with the history and mission of the Richmond Art Center.

Making Our Mark Public Programs

Opening Reception: Making Our Mark
September 10, 2016 @ 5:00 PM7:00 PM

Sofia Córdova Collaborative Sound Performance
September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 PM8:00 PM

Why Patterns? Del Sol String Quartet Performs Music by Terry Riley
September 24, 2016 @ 2:00 PM4:00 PM

What’s Your Story? Del Sol String Quartet Performs Music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Lembit Beecher, Huang Ruo
October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 PM4:00 PM

Making Our Mark Artists Talk: Chris Brown, Megan Atherton, Enrique Chagoya and Yvette Deas
October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM4:00 PM

How Did You Make That? Del Sol String Quartet performs Ruth Crawford Seeger, Steve Reich, Anthony Braxton
October 22, 2016 @ 2:00 PM4:00 PM

Making Our Mark Artists Talk: Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu, Dru Anderson, and Michael Hall
November 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM4:00 PM

Closing Reception: Making Our Mark
November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 PM5:00 PM

Curator-led Tours

  • Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
  • University of California Berkeley &  Osher Life Long Learning Institute Faculty
  • Three classes from Humboldt State University
  • Napa College
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Contra Costa College
  • Senior group Art on the Go.

Student Groups
California College of the Arts, Contra Costa College, Dominican University, and University of California Berkeley all held classes in the exhibition.

Exhibition Catalogue
Artists in Conversation Videos for Making Our Mark:

Installation view of Making Our Mark at the Richmond Art Center September 13 – November 12, 2016. Photo Credit : Julie Sparenberg


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Mapping the Uncharted
Gallery: South Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 21 through May 20, 2017
Reception: March 18, 5 – 7pm
Artists: Guillermo Galindo, Mark Garrett, Indira Martina Morre, Lordy Rodriguez, Diane Rosenblum


Installation view of Mapping the Uncharted at the Richmond Art Center March 21 – May 20, 2016 Photo Credit: Julie Sparenberg

Maps have been drawn to mark where we are, what lies around us, what lies before us, and to note the paths taken so that others may follow or we may return.

The five artists in Mapping the Uncharted use physical maps as a point of departure for reconfiguring impressions of geography, politics, and visual language.

Mapping the Uncharted Public Programs

Mapping the Uncharted Opening Reception
Saturday, March 18 @ 5:00 PM7:00 PM

Artists’ Panel
April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Wednesday, April 5 @ 5:30 PM7:30 PM


Mapping the Uncharted Artists’ Panel video


Works by (left to right): Mark Garrett,  Guillermo Galindo, Indira Martina Morre,Diane Rosenblum, Lordy Rodriguez


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