Richmond Art Center seeks artists of African descent for upcoming exhibition

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By Kathy Chouteau

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is calling for artists to be a part of its non-juried group exhibition “Art of the African Diaspora,” featuring works by those of African descent. The registration deadline is fast-approaching Sun. Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.; the exhibition will occur at the RAC Jan. 18 through March 19, 2022.

An opening reception will be held Sat., Jan. 22 from 2-4 p.m.

Registration for the exhibition is open to artists 16 years or older of African descent who live/work within the nine counties of the Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Click here to register; the registration fee is $65.

Participating artists may enter one artwork entry per artist and it should be new and original work created since 2018 and that has not previously been exhibited at the RAC.

While the exhibition will be held at the RAC, it will be complemented by open studio tours Feb. 26-27, Mar. 5-6 and Mar. 12-13 as well as satellite exhibitions around the Bay Area throughout January, February and March, per the art center.

Learn more about Art of the African Diaspora and the full range of artist guidelines here. Those with questions regarding registration and the exhibition can contact the RAC at 510-620-6772 or [email protected]. Questions re: the open studios and satellite exhibition can contact the Art of the African Diaspora Steering Committee via Facebook at