Richmond artists featured in Countywide ‘Art Passages’ exhibition

Visual Artists of Richmond featured in Countywide 'Art Passages' exhibition
Photo courtesy of the County.

By Kathy Chouteau

Works from the Visual Artists of Richmond, a project bringing together about 52 visual artists living in or working in Richmond, will be featured in the Countywide “Art Passages” exhibition.

The exhibition is on display now through July 1 at the County Administration Building in Martinez.

Curated by Arts Contra Costa County (ARTSCCC), the exhibition showcases an arts organization from each county district that illustrates support for the arts in their communities. 

In addition to Visual Artists of Richmond (District 1), other organizations being featured in Art Passages include Alamo Danville Artists’ Society (District 2); Art Guild of the Delta (District 3); Concord Art Association (District 4); and Martinez Arts Association (District 5).

Each participating organization selected three artists to highlight, with Visual Artists of Richmond featuring Jeanne Rehrig, Jacqueline Sarah Brown and Jennifer Riggs; Alamo Danville Artists’ Society spotlighting Charles H. White, Don Cresswell and Nancy Shake; Art Guild of the Delta highlighting Jayne Tucker, Julee Richardson and Sherry Cummings; Concord Art Association showcasing Sharon Petersen, Lisa McElroy and John Nakanishi; and Martinez Art Association including Jerry Hild, Nathaniel Holbein and Pamela McCauley.

“We are honored to highlight the following art organizations and artists,” said ARTSCCC Executive Founding Director Jenny Balisle, noting that the exhibition’s goal is to showcase the world-class creative talent and artistic leaders of Contra Costa County.

An exhibition reception will be held Thursday, May 16 from 2-4 p.m. Check out Art Passages now through July 1 at the County Administration Building, 1025 Escobar St. in Martinez. Open hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions? Contact (510) 426-6454 or [email protected].