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Deadline Monday, Feb 2: Call for Entries for Clay, Glass & Enamel Artists
Opening Reception + Artist Talk + Art Tour, next Saturday, Feb 7
Hey Parents: Spring Break & Summer Camp Registration is Open
Upcoming Workshops: Be Inspired To Create and Learn New Skills
Contra Costa Times: Annual Richmond Exhibit Provides Showcase for Black Artists
Celebrate the Life of Kato Jaworski at her Memorial Service
Asking Kids: What's Your Superhero Power?
Save the Date: Jazz Art is Saturday, Feb 21
Say 'Be Mine' with a Creative Gift
Upcoming Events
Deadline's Monday: Clay, Glass & Enamel Artists

The deadline for our exhibition "California Now" is quickly approaching -- Monday, Feb. 2 -- don't miss this opportunity to exhibit your clay, glass or enamel work.

California Now at the Richmond Art Center will feature the most contemporary and innovative California clay, glass and enamel art that is being created today. California artists, and students with a California address are encouraged to apply. Cash Awards! Juried by Beth Ann Gerstein (clay), Deborah Lozier (enamel), Mary Bayard White (glass).

Entry requirements here.
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Winter Exhibitions Reception + Art Talk

We hope to see you next Saturday, Feb 7 for the many events we have planned. Come hear a panel of artists from The Art of Living Black talk about their work during an Artist Talk from noon to 1:30 pm. Meet the artists during the opening reception for all three exhibitions from 2 to 5 pm. We also have an event for families, our 1st Saturday: See + Make Art Tour from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Winter Exhibitions

19th Annual The Art of Living Black The Bay Area's only annual exhibition that features regional artists of African American descent. This year, works by more than 75 artists are featured! Through Feb. 27

Yisrael K. Feldsott: Annunciating Obscurities Works from the 1970s to the present that showcase this artist's ability to push the formal potentials of disparate materials to portray the gamut of the human experience -- death, violence, and survival. Through March 7.

Richmond Art Center Faculty Show Come see unique and diverse 2D and 3D works by the Art Center's professional artist-instructors. Through March 7.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm
Free + Open to the Public

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Spring Break & Summer Camp Registration is Open

Our popular and fun Spring Break and Summer Art Camps are back and registration is now open. These super fun camps allow kids to explore a range of hands-on, art-making activities, such as clay, painting, drawing, screen printing and more. When kids are encouraged to express themselves and create art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.

Enroll for a full day or half day -- see all the camps here.
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Be Inspired To Create: Winter Workshops

Workshops are a great way to learn about screen-printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, textiles + more in just a day or two. See a full list of all upcoming workshops in our calendar.

Weave two different bracelets while you learn to make soldered and work-hardened patterned chains in in a 2-day workshop on Feb. 7 + 8.

Alter thrown forms, construct sculptures intuitively and learn about gestural texturing in Spontaneity in Clay, a 1-day workshop on Sunday, Mar 1.

Try you hands at the super cool and ancient paper-decorating technique of marbling in a 1-day workshop on Sunday, Mar 1.

Mandalas can help open or deepen your creative process or be a meditative/healing technique, learn all about them in Mandala: An Artist's Portal on Feb. 28.

Contra Costa Times on The Art of Living Black

The Contra Costa Times featured The Art of Living Black and spoke with two of the featured artists.

Artist Atiba Sylvia Thomas, who teaches art at East Oakland Leadership Academy charter school, said her mixed media assemblages have been in process since even before her childhood. "During slavery, we had to make the best of what we had. Scraps thrown out by the master, discarded things, we made beautiful things. We brought our heritage from Africa and though they took if from us, we reclaimed it." Read the full story here.

The reception, on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 5 pm, will be a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.
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Memorial Will Celebrate Life of Kato Jaworski

We hope you will join us to celebrate the life of Kato Jaworski, a long-time friend, creative artist and the admired Studio Art Director of the Richmond Art Center, who passed away in December. This public memorial service embraces and evokes the many creative activities that Kato loved -- Taiko Drumming, Tai Chi, drawing from the model, jazz music and art making and will take place throughout the Art Center's many studios and galleries. Sunday, Feb. 15 from 3 - 5 pm

You can see a tentative memorial schedule here.

We are putting together a slide show of photos of Kato to be shown during the memorial, if you have images you would like to share, please email them to

To further commemorate her extraordinary life and contributions, the Art Center and her family have set up the Kato Jaworski Scholarship Fund, which will provide kids and teens with need-based scholarships. You can make donations online, by phone at 510.620.6772, in person or by mail.

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Asking Kids: What's Your Superhero Power?

What's Your Superhero Power? That's one of the questions our Art in the Community teaching artist, Neil Rivas, is asking a group of 15 students in "Clavo's School for Young Superheroes," our free class at the Atchison Village community center.

The students, ages 7 to 10 years old, are using art, literacy and digital media to envision themselves as a superhero charged with the goal of helping their community. They are writing out and drawing their superhero origin stories in sketchbooks and will then create the special garments that their superhero will wear. Continue reading.
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Save the Date: Jazz Art is Saturday, Feb 21

This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove and express themselves by drawing, painting or collaging. Listen to acclaimed jazz musicians, India Cooke and Don Robinson, and let their music inspire you to make art. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel free to bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about Jazz Art.
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Say 'Be Mine' with a Creative Gift

Give your favorite valentine one of these creative gifts from the Richmond Art Center.

Richmond Art Center Gift Certificates can be used towards classes, workshops and memberships. Help your valentine be more creative or inspired.

Gift memberships include benefits that say 'i heart you' all year long:
+ Free admission to 700 museums nationwide when you give a Patron (or Patron family) membership
+ Eligibility to participate in our Annual Members Show when you give an Artist membership
+ View all membership levels and benefits here.

You can purchase these gifts online, in person or by calling us at 510.620.6772.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 2
Call for Entries Deadline: California Now

Saturday, February 7
Artist Talk: The Art of Living Black
12 - 1:30 pm, Free

Saturday, February 7
Winter Exhibitions Reception
2 - 5 pm, Free

Saturday, February 7
1st Saturday: See & Make Art
Bilingual art tours
3 - 4:30 pm, Free

Saturday, February 14
Artist Talk: The Art of Living Black
12 - 1:30 pm, Free

Sunday, February 15
Kato Jaworski Memorial Service
3 - 5 pm

View all upcoming events

Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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Sundays, noon - 5 pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Mondays & Holidays

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