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Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Richard Diebenkorn's Work Returns to Richmond Art Center
Art Center Launches New Identity and Website
Heat Up Your Creativity this Fall - Take a Class
New Gallery Hours Include Sundays
Come See Us at The Solano Stroll
Apply Today: Holiday Arts Festival Vendors
Upcoming Events
Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Saturday, Sept. 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Free

Come enjoy the work of numerous Bay Area artists, including world-renowned artist Richard Diebenkorn, at our opening reception. Our fall lineup of exhibitions and programs underscores the Art Center's historic role in supporting emerging and established artists.

Closely Considered - Diebenkorn in Berkeley features intimate works on paper by Richard Diebenkorn created during his Berkeley years (1953 - 1966); Frank Lobdell: The Tamarind Prints showcases a series of prints created at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1966; Luminous Space: Paintings by Tom Holland features the abstract metalwork by this Bay Area artist; and Social Discourses: In Print features the printmaking practices and collections of Bay Area artists Juan Fuentes, Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances and Jim Nikas.
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Closely Considered - Diebenkorn in Berkeley
September 14 - November 22, 2014
Exhibitions are free and open to the public

This exhibition brings back the work of Richard Diebenkorn, one of the most influential painters of the last 50 years. He exhibited his work at the Art Center in the 1950s and held his first major exhibition of drawings here in 1968. This exhibition features more than 42 intimate works by Richard Diebenkorn and key artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Nathan Oliveira, James Weeks and Joan Brown. Continue reading.

This exhibition will be complemented by a series of programs. View the full listing of programs on our website.

Funds for this exhibition were generously provided by: Stephen & Susan Chamberlin, Jacobs & Co., James J. Curtis, Harry W. & Mary Margaret Anderson Foundation, Mechanics Bank, Gruen Gruen + Associates, William N. & Kathryn E. Keller, Ellengale Toki & Owen Oakley and Blick Art Materials.
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Art Center Launches New Identity and Website

The Richmond Art Center has launched a new logo and identity that reinforce the heart of our work -- exhibitions, education and traveling Art in the Community programs. Everything we do at the Art Center continues to breathe life into our founder, Hazel Salmi's, original vision: That within every person lives an artist.

This new identity features prominently on our newly redesigned and revamped website, which aims to reach a broader audience of people, including Spanish-speakers, and help them learn about our exhibitions, free events, classes and programs. As we look to the future, we're elevating the quality of all we do -- from the level of exhibitions the Center presents to our accessibility to diverse communities.

Here are a few website features that we think you'll enjoy:
Take a look around and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy these improvements!
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Heat Up Your Creativity this Fall

Choose from 70+ classes and workshops in screen printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, textiles + more. Search the full roster of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes online. Here's just a sample of some of our fall classes:

Discover new art forms from assemblage to fibers to book arts and more in Creative Art, a mixed-media class meeting on Wed. Afternoons.

Explore decal techniques for ceramics including laser-printed decals and rice paper transfers in Shenny's World of Decals, a one-day workshop on Sep 14.

Create band rings and a bezel-set stone pendant in Beginning Jewelry on Monday evenings.

Learn how to combine T-shirts, fabric, transferred photos or other clothing and create an heirloom in Memory Quilts on Thursday mornings.

Kids will learn different types of media and techniques from clay, printmaking, weaving, painting and mixed media in Art Explorer's Club on Thursday afternoons.

View all of our classes + workshops by studio.
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New Gallery Hours Include Sundays

We are expanding our gallery hours and will be open on Sundays (starting September 14) so that the public has more opportunities to view our art exhibitions. Our four galleries are always free to the public. Expanded gallery hours are Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays, noon - 5 pm.

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Come See Us at the Solano Stroll

We're bringing art and art making to the East Bay's largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Stroll is 26 blocks of free family fun on Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany. Enjoy entertainers, food, artists and more! Stop by our tent at the corner of Solano/Ventura for paper hat making and some DIY metal fold forming!
Sunday, Sep 14, 10am - 6pm

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Apply Today: Holiday Arts Festival Vendors

The 53rd annual Holiday Arts Festival, our biggest event and fundraiser of the year, is happening on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11 am - 5 pm. Apply to sell your handmade products to 1,000+ people who attend this event and are looking to buy local, handcrafted gifts! Tables are $150 ($125 for Richmond Art Center members).

To be considered for one of our 2014 vendor spots, please apply online today. Space is limited!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 13
Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
6 - 8 pm, Free

Sunday, September 14
Solano Stroll
10 am - 6 pm, Free

Sunday, September 21
Richard Diebenkorn: The Long Regard
1:30 - 3 pm, Free

Sunday, September 28
Renee Bott: Printing With Diebenkorn
1:30 - 3 pm, Free

Sunday, October 5
The Big Draw: Channeling Diebenkorn
1:30 - 3 pm, Free

View all upcoming events

Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Free and ample parking is available.

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Sundays, noon - 5 pm
Closed Mondays & Holidays

Gallery admission is free.

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