April 2014 Newsletter
Wowee! We're nominated for Best Art Classes
We had so Much Fun Making at Upcycle
Art Critic Kenneth Baker on Victor Cartagena's Exhibition
Take Our Survey + You Could Win!
Upcoming Classes and Workshops
Call for Artists: Richmond Art Center Annual Members Show
Saturday Breakfast Series Continues This Saturday
Spring Exhibitions Celebrate Bay Area Artists
Support the Art Center During a 24-hour Giving Event
Get your complimentary pass to artMRKT
Upcoming Events
Last Days to Vote for Our Classes

Wowee! We're nominated for Best Art Classes AND Best Afterschool Program on the 2014 Parents' Press poll. Friends and fans, here's your chance to share how you feel about our classes! Voting ends this weekend. To vote for us in both categories, just click this link.

In the meantime, we're keeping our fingers crossed and thanking our lucky stars that we've got your support.

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We had so Much Fun Making at Upcycle

Last Saturday, hundreds of eager kids and adults got creative at our 2nd Annual Upcycle event. Our studios and courtyard were filled with fun, hands-on activities, music-making and so much more. Check out photos of the event here.

Thanks for making this event possible! Our generous sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, Nutiva, Richmond Sanitary Service, Hilltop Mall and Recyclemore. Our creative partners: Bridge Art Space, California 4-H, Crank Ensemble, Tom Nunn, Urban Tilth. And our outstanding instructors and volunteers.

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Kenneth Baker on Victor Cartagena

San Francisco Chronicle Art Critic Kenneth Baker stopped by to experience Victor Cartagena's exhibition "Sites/Sights of Intervention."

"Sights/Sites" surprises by its emotionally stirring quality. It taps into our sense of guilty fecklessness as citizens of an empire that has reacted with vicious interventions for decades out of panic at losing its grip on world power." Read the full review here.

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Take Our Survey & You Could Win!

The Richmond Art Center has launched a survey to help us serve you better! Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. Your responses will help guide brainstorming and plans for projects within the center. All those that respond will be entered into a drawing for a Patron Family membership or ceramic prize!

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Upcoming Day, Evening & Weekend Classes

Master the art and craft of soldering during in a Soldering Intensive Workshop with Emma Mankin Morris on Apr. 28

Merge sewing and screen-printing in the two-day Sew Print Already!' workshop on May 3 and 10.

Learn to promote and sell your work and more in a 3-class workshop with Sydney Metrick. Starts May 3.

Make a metal crown or other head adornment in 'Metal Head' with Shelly Cournoyer in a 4-week class. Starts April 28.

Make glass pendants, small dishes and more while learning the basics of glass fusing in a 4-week class with Enrique Goldenberg. Starts May 8.

Search the full roster of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes and workshops.

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Call for Artists: Annual Members Show

Start prepping your art for our Annual Members Show in June. This much loved exhibition celebrates the creativity and diversity in our community. Read more about deadlines, drop-off dates and requirements on our Call for Artists PDF.

In order to submit work for this non-juried show, you must be a member at the Artist-Level or above. If you are an Individual, Student or Senior-level Member, renew your membership at the Artist Level (or above) to participate.

Not a member? Join today at the Artist Level to show your work!

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Saturday Breakfast Series: Jive and Java

Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and talk, debate and joke every Saturday morning from 11am - 1pm when the Breakfast Group artists relocate their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to our gallery. This week's featured artists are mixed-media artist Robert Simons & sculptor Joe Slusky. We provide the java (free), you provide the jive! This is a free event.

Sponsored by Richmond's Oliver + Company.

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Spring Exhibitions

Exhibition Dates: Now through May 30
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

Stop by for our spring exhibitions and enjoy the work of emerging and established Bay Area artists.

The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java. Exhibition featuring works by 30 noted artists of the East Bay's "Breakfast Group." For five decades, an ever changing group of painters, glass artists, sculptors, film-makers and photographers have been meeting weekly to discuss ideas, artists, world events, life and sports!
Sponsored by Oliver & Company.

Sites/Sights of Intervention. Installations by Salvadoran-born Bay Area artist Victor Cartagena that aim to create an intercultural dialogue. Cartagena utilizes appropriated images and formal strategies to comment on his own experiences in relation to world events and broader socio-political issues, including war, forced migration and exile, cultural and gang violence and social insensitivity. Read the review on Oakland Art Enthusiast.

WCCUSD Student Art Show. Come see the wealth of creativity of more than 300 middle and high school students in photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, collage, painting and drawing. Through April 30.
Reception Tonight! Thu, Apr 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Art in the Community Annual Student Show. Featuring the jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture and other art works that were created by the students our traveling Art in the Community program. Exhibition opens May 3.
Special Reception: Sat. May 10, 3 - 5 pm

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Support Us During a 24-hour Giving Event

The Richmond Art Center is proud to be participating in We Give Contra Costa, a 24-hour online event for people, just like you, to help support our local nonprofits. This event, hosted by the Richmond Community Foundation, is meant to celebrate the work of and raise funds for local nonprofits, like the Richmond Art Center, who are promoting the vibrancy, creativity and diversity of our community. Spread the word and mark your calendars for May 6.
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Get your complimentary pass to artMRKT

The Richmond Art Center has secured complimentary artMRKT passes for our friends to attend the Opening Night Party and weekend fair! Go see artworks from 70 innovative galleries, artist presentations, talks by Bay Area curators and more. artMRKT happens at Fort Mason Center on May 15 - 18. Receive your complimentary pass here.
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Upcoming Events
April 17 - Tonight!
WCCUSD Student Art Show Reception
5:30 - 7:30 pm

April 19
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featuring: Mixed-media artist Robert Simons & sculptor Joe Slusky, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

April 26
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featuring: Painter Donna Fenstermaker & sculptor Stan Huncilman, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

April 29
Summer Class Registration begins

May 3
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featuring: Painter Carol Ladewig, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

May 3
Art in the Community Annual Student Show opens.


Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Free and ample parking is available.

Office Hours
Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

Gallery Hours
Tues - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm

Contact Us
510.620.6772
admin@therac.org

Benefits of Richmond Art Center Membership
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