It’s Summertime…and the living is artsy!


On June 20th, the Richmond Art Center drew a large crowd for the Artist Reception celebrating the work of Kurt Wold, Clayton Bailey and Betty Bailey presently on view in our galleries. Members, curious visitors and fine artists wandered the galleries and communed in the whimsical and unreserved work of the threesome. Also mixing in the crowd were art students whose works are also shown in our Community Gallery.

and From our Studios runs through July 18, Gallery hours are 1 – 5 pm, free to the public.

Join us on July 11!
Artist tour & BBQ
2 – 5pm, $5 donationCome earlier for the RAC Annual Membership Meeting at 1pm

Opening July 29 through August 29
Alan Osborne: Expressionist Enamels
Artist reception: August 8 3-5pm

Osborne-s brilliance as a sculptor and printmaker reaches artistic peak through his expressionist enamels. Enamel has been present in many cultures worldwide for millennia. Mainly used for decorative art, it remains a popular medium for jewelry, precious objects, portraiture and other industrial applications. Osborne, who is best know for his large bronze sculptures, has broadened the artistic development of three-dimensional enamel work drawing from his mastery as a metal artist, sculptor and printmaker. Categorized as a decorative art, enamel finds resurgence today as a relevant contemporary medium.

Stephen De Staebler: The Sculptor-s Way
September 9 – October 24
Artist Reception September 12, 6 – 8 pm

The RAC is pleased to announce the exhibition of a selection of figurative work by the renowned ceramic and bronze sculptor, Stephen De Staebler that will be on view in our newly renovated Main and West Galleries as well as the Community Courtyard.


Summer Art Camp! There is still space available in the upcoming session of Summer Art Camp in both morning and afternoon sessions! For children ages 6-13. Summer Art Spectacular meets four mornings a week. Hands On Fun Art meets four afternoons a week. Classes begin July 14 and run for 4 weeks thru August 7. $265 members, $295 non-members.

The Richmond Art Center gratefully acknowledges ?the continued support of our Gold Community Partner California Oils Corporation for their sponsorship of our 2009 Youth Summer Art Program ?and to the Regello Trust for their support of our youth scholarship fund.

Don-t forget FREE Robot Workshop
Robot Laboratory with Lauren Ari Sat. July 11, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Construct a non-animated robot in the mad scientist laboratory with artist Lauren Ari. Take junk and make a clunk out of recycled materials. You are welcome to bring in materials to use. Adults and parents are encouraged to participate. We will start with a tour of the robot exhibition, created by Clayton Bailey and construction of robots will follow. There will be a special guest appearance by the robot creator himself, Clayton Bailey in early afternoon.

Thank you to all who have brought in recycled materials for this event. We are still accepting donations: duct tape, foil, paper rolls, tin cans, tofu containers, old keyboards, wire, tubing. Label for the Robot Workshop and leave in the Education office, next to ceramics studio.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Alan Osborne
Tuesday, August 4, 7 – 9 pm
Join us for a dessert reception, an exhibition talk and studio demonstration of work by metal sculptor, Alan Osborne. Mr. Osborne will speak about his large-scale expressionistic enameled copper pieces that will be on view in the South Gallery from July 29 thru August 29. After the talk he will demonstrate the process in the metals studio. To learn more about his work go to ( )
Members $10, nonmember $15 ($5 special rate for Enamellist Society Conference attendees.)

Something new! We-ve added an open studio for encaustic artists
encaustics open studio with Hylla Evans
This is an opportunity for returning artists to bring works in progress or who want help starting something new. Ideal for intermediate and advanced students who have already taken a beginning encaustic class. Bring your own materials or pay only for what you use during open studio. Materials fee to instructor. Meets in the painting studio.
Sun, July 12, $60 RAC mem, $70 non mem

There-s still time to register for upcoming workshops. For more information go to  ( ) or call 510.620/6772 to register.

plein air painting at China Camp with Annette Goldberg
Sat, Jul 18, 11 am – 3 pm – $50 RAC mem, $60 non mem,
action hand building: narrative sculpture with animals with Jeff Downing
Sat, Jul 18, $100 RAC mem, $115 non mem, 9 am – 5 pm, lunch break 12-1
clay print workshop with Martha Castillo
Sat, Jul 25, $75 RAC mem, $85 non mem, 10 am – 4 pm
the art of rug braiding with Arlene Magarian
Sat, Jul 25, $50 RAC mem, $60 non mem, 11 am – 2 pm
raku intensive with Jenn Brazelton
2 Sat, Aug 1 & 8, $75 RAC mem; $85 non mem, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
encaustics painting workshop with Hylla Evans
Sat, Aug 1, 10 am – 4 pm – $115 RAC mem, $135 non mem,
hand-felted scarves with Gabriel Russo
Sat, Aug 8, $75 RAC mem, $85 non mem, 10 am – 4 pm
beginning jewelry intensive with Ed Lay
Sat & Sun, Aug 15 & 16, 10 am – 4 pm – $130 RAC mem, $150 non mem,
weaver tour in Pt. Reyes Station
Spend the day in the charming artist community of Point Reyes station and visit two local weavers in their studios and several boutiques that feature handmade textiles. The tour is lead by RAC instructor Jan Langdon and begins in her home studio. Next visit Susan Hayes in her studio and shop ( ) . After lunch the tour ends with Black Mountain Artisans and Zuma boutiques.
Wed, Aug 12, 10 am – 4 pm, RAC member $45, non mem $50.

Coming this Fall – Seminars at RAC
During the month of October, in honor of Arts and Humanities month, RAC will begin hosting a series of seminars on different topics related to art. Seminars will meet 3 hours a week for a maximum of 5 weeks. Topics can include art history, new media, poetry, film, multicultural issues, current affairs and more. Compensation given. Email proposals for and /or ideas of seminars you would like to attend to Kato Jaworski, the On-Site Education Director:      

RAC will be hosting docent tours for our upcoming Stephen De Staebler show. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about a renowned artist from Nancy Servis, our Executive Director, who will be conducting the training. Docents must attend all three training sessions, August. 5th, 19th, and 26th from 10:30 – 12:00pm. Please contact Tracy to sign up at 510.620.6772.
Docents for the much-anticipated September 12th Gala, sponsored by the City of Richmond, are also sought. Training dates and additional details will be posted in our August Enewsletter.


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