Our incredible Holiday Arts Festival on December 5 features a Live Auction. All of our auction items are featured below, with descriptions to entice art collectors and people seeing unique lifestyle experiences. We hope to see you at our event! A limited number of tickets are still available… please call us at 510-622-6772 to purchase your tickets.
Artist: Hung Lui,
Mission Girl – Red Shoes, Mixed Media, 2013
Value: $6,000, Donor: Hung Lui
Born in China and immigrated to California in 1985, Hung Lui is regarded by many as the greatest Chinese painter in the U.S. This mixed media work features her typical style of dripping paint and layered brushstrokes. Combining a mixture of Chinese culture, contemporary and ancient visual language, Lui addresses history, gender, identity and Chinese politics and culture. With a focus on women and their place in society, Hung Lui elevates her central singular figures and emphasizes their dignity imbuing her richly decorated subjects with hope.
Five day retreat for 12 people at Dillon Beach House
Value: $3,500 Donor: Tracy Freedman
Dillon Beach has a fairy tale atmosphere with the far-far-away charm of time suspended. This is a chance to partake of a fabulous 5 night vacation in a gorgeous Dillon Beach House with stunning ocean views from every room. The house features 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 people. Stroll the 7 minute walk down to the beach, soak in the hot tub, lounge on the sundecks, whip up magic in the gourmet kitchen, then settle down to a cozy fire. 2 satellite TV’s and wifi for those who stay connected.
Dinner for Four with Mildred Howard in her Studio
Donor: Mildred Howard
Internationally known Berkeley artist, Mildred Howard invites you and your guests into her studio for an intimate dinner for four surrounded by her art and peppered by her stimulating conversation. In the hands of a great cook and deep thinker, dinner with Mildred Howard promises to be an event you will never forget! Bring along your closest friends and the four of you will get to know this deeply important artist and her powerful art as you share a meal she has prepared for you in her home. The considered influences of music, literature, community, and art will all pull up a chair at this table for an engaging evening!
Artist: Terry St. John
Model on Floor, Mixed Media, 1999-2001
Value: $8,000, Donor: Terry St. John
This study of Model Seated on the Floor will hold you captive, locked in the inky dark space which pulsates with life and emotion. His exuberant black and white studies of light and dark, shape and space, fuse his sense of Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. Working with brush and washes of ink, St. John builds the surfaces of his works to present the figure in and of the cconjured space. Former curator at the Oakland Museum, Terry St John brings decades of work and influences from the Bay Area Figurative painters to his plein air studies and his female nudes. The Richmond Art Center is excited to be mounting a survey exhibition of his powerful work next summer.
Two tickets to a Golden State Warriors game
Total Value: $ 500
Donor: Tim Ilario
Bring a friend and enjoy a once in a lifetime up-close view of MVP Stephen Curry and the NBA World Champion’s Golden State Warrior face off against its archrival Miami Heat at the raucous Oracle Arena on Monday, January 11, 2016.
Artist: Ric Ambrose
Op-Art, graphite, 2010
Value:$3,800, Donor: Ric Ambrose
A large graphite drawing of an urban landscape contrasting a broody old balustrade stone building dwarfed by a minimalist modern high-rise Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. Ric is the Executive Director of RAC and has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. and is included in many public and private collections including the Getty Family, City of Littleton, Coos Bay Art Center and the Colorado Fine Arts Center.
A day of sailing on the Bay and lunch for four people
Value: $1,000, Donors: Ellengale Toki and Owen Oakley
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.
Drinks and Tidbits for a party of eight with legendary art historian Peter Selz.
Value: Priceless!! Donors: Carole and Peter Selz
Drinks and tidbits for a party of eight with Peter Selz in the home of Carole and Peter surrounded by their contemporary collection of art. Be prepared for salty anecdotes and anchovies. Founder of the Berkeley Art Museum and former Curator of Contemporary Art of Museum of Modern Art, Selz has curated seminal exhibitions of new art over the past five decades.
Artist: Hung Lui
Shan-Mountain, Color etching & aquatint, 2012 edition of 40
Value: $2,500, Donor: Paulson Bott Press
Working with some of the most expressive artists of our time, Paulson Bott Press has established a record of producing some of the most beautiful and nuanced contemporary color etchings. This very large print by Hung Liu is a tour de force of etching technique displaying extraordinary visual clarity and exquisite design and surface. Internationally renowned, Hung Lui has received numerous awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Fellowship, and the Pollack-Krasner Award. Her work is represented in major museum collections in the U.S. and Asia. The Richmond Art Center mounted one of her first solo exhibitions in 1991.
Artist: Richard Shaw
Studio Drawing, ink on paper, 2010
Value: $1200, Donor: Richard Shaw
A unique figure in the work of contemporary ceramics, Richard Shaw is nationally known for his experimental trompe-l’oeil sculptures. Humor and irreverence play a large role in his still life ceramic work and spontaneous drawings as he inserts stuff of daily life into his whimsical narrative. His work in housed in major museum collections throughout the U.S.
Three hours with handyman and Contra County Supervisor John Gioia
Value: Priceless, Donor: John Gioia
Here is your chance to have a few home repairs done and have an engaging conversation with John Gioia, long-time District Supervisor of Contra County and chair of CC Board of Supervisors. No small repair can’t be done by this multitalented Richmond resident.
FUND-A-NEED Youth Scholarship
Your donation to Funded- A–Need will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for dozens of youth to participate in Richmond Art Center’s noted youth classes.
The Kato Jaworski Youth Scholarship Fund offers partial funds for at risk Richmond youth to participate in one of our studios’ art making classes providing the wonder of discovery and building self-esteem.