May 2014 Newsletter
Rare Oliver Ranch Performance is a Richmond Art Center Benefit
Tap Into Your Creativity with a Summer Class
Plan For a Fun Summer at Art Camp
Summer Exhibitions Open June 14
Support Our Work as a Member and Save $10
Thank You Oliver & Company
We're Hiring for Two Positions
Upcoming Events
Oliver Ranch Performance to Benefit the Art Center

Help us spread the word! The Oliver Ranch Foundation is generously donating the proceeds from a Zaccho Dance Theatre performance in the Ann Hamilton Tower on July 12 to the Richmond Art Center. The Tower was designed by internationally known visual artist Ann Hamilton as a solid but living conduit for an ever-changing range of sensory projects and performances. It's only open a few times a year -- don't miss this rare opportunity which also benefits our work.

Climb the double-helix staircase to the top of the tower and you might also catch a glimpse of site-specific works by artists such as Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear and more which reside on the Oliver Ranch. Don't miss your chance to experience this amazing piece of property.

Learn more or reserve your spot today to take advantage of Early Bird pricing (ends June 6). Includes round-trip transportation, food and the performance.

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.

Learn to draw the human form and perfect your sense of proportion and composition on Tuesday evenings in Figure Drawing Studio. Starts Jun 17. Learn more >
See all painting + drawing classes >

Explore the body's structure through drawing and sculpture with Jiajun Lu in Figure Sculpture. Wednesday evenings, starts Jun 11. Learn more >
See all ceramics classes >

Recycle materials to make original sculptures with instructor Merav Tzur. Starts Jun 16. Learn more >
See all mixed-media classes >

Teens make cups, boxes and animals out of clay with instructor Kiki Rostad on Thursday afternoons. Starts Jun 19. Learn more >
See all kids + teens classes

Summer Camps Start In Two Weeks

Our summer camps are filling up -- enroll soon to make sure that your young artist is part of the fun!

Morning and Afternoon Kids Art Camps. Kids will use their imaginations through hands-on activities such as painting, drawing, clay, weaving and collage. Our small classes are taught by professional artist-instructors in a nurturing environment. Morning and afternoon sessions, with option for supervised lunch. Learn more or enroll today >

Three New Teen Camps! Teen campers will explore metals, jewelry, screen-printing and glass work. Camps start in July and August. Learn more or enroll today >

Can't commit to a full camp? See the full schedule of kids and teens classes that meet once-a-week. >
Summer Exhibitions Open June 14
Jun 14 - Aug 22, Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm
Reception: Sat, Jun 14, 5 - 7 pm
Reception will feature live music by Yolanda Alicia, Lichi Fuentes and Javier Trujillo starting at 5:30 pm

Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay
Clay objects from the private collection of Bay Area art icon Ruth Braunstein. Works by Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, Richard Shaw, Robert Brady, Win Ng and others. Ruth is planning to be at the opening reception on June 14.

Annual Members Show
Come see the array of talent and imagination of the *Art Center's dynamic and creative community.

Works in an array of artistic styles and media by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group members. Juried by John Toki.

Slusky and Sullivan: Sculptures, Drawings,
*and Related Antics

Showcasing the playful sensibilities of noted UC Berkeley artists and professors Joseph Slusky and Chip Sullivan.

Save $10 when you Join the Richmond Art Center

Become a member of the largest visual arts center in the East Bay and help us bring art experiences to people of all ages. This year alone, we've brought after school programs to 500 Richmond youth, taught 1,800 students in our studios, showcased an exhibition of works by sculptor Bella Feldman and this fall, we're curating an exhibition of drawings by Richard Diebenkorn.

Ensure that the Art Center remains a dynamic Bay Area resource by becoming a member. Join today and save $10 off an Individual level membership (or higher) by using the special code "join" at check out or by calling 510-620-6772. Offer expires June 30.
Thank you Oliver + Company

We wanted to extend a hearty thank you to Oliver + Company for sponsoring The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java exhibition this Spring. Hundreds of people from our community enjoyed our free breakfast series and had the opportunity to meet and talk to the 31 noted artists in the exhibition.

Oliver + Company is a hands-on, full-service construction operation servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area. One more example of a generous Richmond business who is supporting our work. Thank you Oliver + Company.
we give thanks
We're Hiring for Two Positions

Help us spread the word, we are seeking talented, committed individuals to join our team. Bring your skills to the largest visual arts center in the East Bay and help us bring arts experiences to people of all ages.

Read the full job descriptions on our website:
Director of Finance, Full Time
Director of Development and Visitor Services, Full Time
Upcoming Events
May 30
Final day to see Spring Exhibitions

May 31
Summer scholarship applications due

June 6
Final day to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing
for the Richmond Art Center benefit at the Oliver Ranch

June 6 - 7
Annual Members Show Artwork Drop off
11 am - 4 pm
Letters of intent were due May 24, 2014

June 10
First Day of Summer Art Camps

June 14
Annual Members Meeting, 4:30 pm
Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception, 5 - 7 pm

Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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Gallery Hours
Tues - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm

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