May 2014 Newsletter
Tap Into Your Creativity This Summer: Classes Now Enrolling!
Call for Artists: Annual Members Show Application Deadline is May 24
Summer Camps Start In Three Weeks
Final Weeks of Spring Exhibitions
Early Bird Pricing: Experience the Tower, A Richmond Art Center Benefit
Together We Raised $3,250 for Our Programs
Thank you Galaxy Desserts
In Memory of our Volunteer and Student Barbara Kast
Upcoming Events
Tap Into Your Creativity This Summer

Learn screen-printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, textiles + more. Search the full roster of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes.

Foragers, use wild ingredients like oak galls, acorns & more in our Earth Pigments workshop. May 31. Learn more >

Teens make clay objects on the potter's wheel or through hand-building methods with instructor Kiki Rostad. Starts Jun 19. Learn more >

Explore the body's structure through drawing and sculpture with Jiajun Lu in Figure Sculpture. Evenings, starts Jun 11. Learn more >

Ultimate DIY: Craft your own set of tools to use on jewelry and sculpture projects during a weekend workshop with Shelly Cournoyer. June 14 + 15. Learn more >

Re-Use existing materials to create original work in Sculpture with Recycled Material with Merav Tzur. Starts Jun 16. Learn more >

Annual Members Show Deadline to Apply: May 24

The Richmond Art Center invites our members who are at the 'Artist' level and above to participate in our Annual Members Show. Download the flyer with the complete Annual Members Show details or pick up a copy at our front desk and make sure to send in your letter of intent by Saturday, May 24!

Not a member? Join Today at the 'Artist' Level (or above)! To become a member, simply call 510-620-6772 or stop by our front desk (Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm) or join online at

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Summer Camps Start In Three Weeks

Kids have summer plans? Our summer camps start in less than a month -- enroll today to make sure that your young artist is part of the fun!

Campers, ages 6 to 13, will use their imaginations in our fun summer art camps with hands-on activities ranging from painting, drawing, clay, weaving and collage. Expect small classes with professional artist-instructors and a nurturing environment. Morning and afternoon sessions, with option for supervised lunch. Learn more >

Teen campers, ages 12+, will explore metals, jewelry, screen-printing, and glass work. See our new Teen Camps which start in July and August Learn more >
Final Weeks of Spring Exhibitions

Final two weeks to see our Spring Exhibitions which close on May 30. Take a peek at the work on flickr >

Victor Cartagena: Sites/Sights of Intervention: A series of installations by San Francisco-based artist Victor Cartagena aim to create an intercultural dialogue and extract an empathetic understanding from the viewer.

The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java: Exhibition featuring artworks by 31 noted artists of the East Bay's "Breakfast Group." Don't miss our final Saturday Breakfast Series Talk on Sat, May 24, 11am - 1pm.
Funding for The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java exhibition has been provided by Oliver & Company.

Art in the Community Annual Student Show: Showcasing the jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture and more that was created by the students (kindergarten through high school) in our traveling Art in the Community programs.

Experience the Tower, A Benefit for the Richmond Art Center

Don't miss your opportunity to experience a performance by the Zaccho Dance Theatre in 'The Tower' designed by internationally known visual artist Ann Hamilton. This unique art work is open to the public just a few times a year! The Tower resides on the private Oliver Ranch which houses numerous artists site-specific works. This performance is a benefit for the Richmond Art Center. Learn more >

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing to reserve your spot (through June 6).

This event benefits the Richmond Art Center.

Together We Raised $3,250 for Our Programs

Thank you for helping us in our We Give 2014 campaign, the one-day fundraising event for West Contra Costa nonprofits. We raised an amazing $3,250 -- 150% above and beyond our expectations. Each of these donations, 48 in total, is a ringing endorsement of the free Art in the Community programs we deliver to the children of Richmond, our well-equipped studios and exhibitions of emerging and established Bay Area artists.

Miss the campaign, but still want to donate?
It's not too late to contribute.

we give thanks
Thank you Galaxy Desserts

A big 'ol YUMMY thank you to Galaxy Desserts for *donating* 300 mousse desserts to our 49th Annual WCCUSD Art Show reception. Just one more example of a generous Richmond business we're lucky to work with. Take a minute and check out their decadent, french-inspired desserts and pastries!

In Memory of our Volunteer Barbara Kast

We were sad to hear the news that our long-time friend, student and volunteer Barbara Kast has passed away. Barbara was an amazing supporter of the Richmond Art Center and was a joy to have at our events. She was also an accomplished ceramics enthusiast who regularly took our classes. We will miss you Barbara.

Upcoming Events
May 24
Deadline for Annual Members Show
Make sure to complete and submit your letter of intent form for our Annual Members Show

May 24
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featuring: Painter Nancy Genn, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

May 30
Spring Exhibitions close

May 31
Summer scholarship applications due

June 6
Final Day for Early Bird Pricing
for the Site-Specific Performance and Richmond Art Center benefit at the Oliver Ranch

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