In the Spring of 2013, Beverly “Bubba” Trieber repurposed a simple-bound book on music theory into an exhaustive visual diary or more than 150 pages of collage and drawing.
We’re deeply saddened to share with you the news of NIAD artist Vincent Villenueva’s death on December 11. Vincent had been creating amazing work (a lot of it about guitars, and his love of them) with us for more than 15 years. We will greatly miss him and his amazing and vibrant spirit in the […]
Selected by local artist Justine Frischmann, Avatar offers a tantalizing glimpse into the psyche of some of NIAD’s artists.
Hey holiday travelers…. next time time you fly in or out of OAK, you gotta see our exhibition! “Outsider Artists,” was organized by Phil Linhares and the Oakland Museum of California, and features work from NIAD and our two sister art centers, Creativity Explored and Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland.
You know we make amazing work at the Art Center. You know we make a lot of it. You know there is probably a lot of our work you haven’t seen before. But, you didn’t know that right now we’re willing to make you a deal on it.
NIAD’s visual art program promotes meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities—while its artists create remarkable contemporary art. In a unique open studio environment, and with the guidance of qualified staff, NIAD artists acquire new skills in artistic practice and in independent living.
While not all of NIAD’s artists receive wide-spread recognition for their art, all gain a sense of pride from learning a craft and profession of their own. Artists at NIAD earn 50% commission from the sale of their work and a nearly all have sold at least one piece of art by participating in the program.
NIAD Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is supported in part by local and national foundations, businesses and individual donors (like you.) We could use your support in whatever way you can afford. NIAD’s art program promotes extraordinary art and meaningful living by artists with disabilities.