For 30 years, NIAD Art Center (National Institute of Art & Disabilities) has been offering a studio arts program to adults with developmental and other physical disabilities in Richmond, California. NIAD’s program mission has four equal elements: To develop the capacity for creative expression in people with developmental and other physical disabilities, increasing their sense [...]
NIAD Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is supported in part by local and national foundations, businesses and individual donors. Please consider donating money, goods or services. Online donations can be made through the Network for Good. For any other donations please call NIAD at (510) 620-0290. Thank you for your support! On any given [...]
Through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber and performance, our artists explore the creative process and engage in many of the conversations currently taking in place in contemporary art. NIAD is a full day program, with a 1:8 instructor to client ratio for adults 20-90+ who wish to attend 2-5 days per week. Our studio environment [...]
A wonderful Tony Pedemonte sculpture is on its way to the man with a heart of gold.
Carlos Fernandez has been looking at back issues of Art In America. A feature on 20th Century abstraction is the impetus for his lates series of watercolors. Enjoy.
NIAD Art Center Open House and Workshops Saturday June 15 11 am to 2 pm NIAD Art Center 551 23 Street in Richmond, California We are a contemporary art studio where adults with disabilities make some amazing art. Our artists exhibit their art regularly. We sell it and the artists get a cut of the sale. [...]
Oh yeah, we’re making progress on the mural-sized painting that will go out in the courtyard (remember the previous piece went to a new home Switzerland)… Seen here (l-r): Deatra Colbert, Shantae Robinson and Heather Edgar.
In John Held, Jr’s review of artMRKT and ArtPad SF, there was Peter Harris and his drawings. Full article is here.
Yep, that’s Sylvia Fragoso and her amazing needle-work applying themselves to a gigantic patchwork.
Did you pose for our camera at the benefit on Saturday? Of course, you did. In the coming days, we’ll begin emailing out the jpegs. In the meantime, you can see them all on our Facebook page. (art star: Angela Baker with her new painting by Darlene Farr.)
Remember that large-scale collaborative painting that hung in the alcove beside our courtyard? Well, has now arrived and been installed in it’s new home, a private collection in Bern Switzerland. See for yourself.
Yep, we had a room (number 22, to be exact) at San Francisco’ premier alternative art fair, ArtPad SF. Those who stopped by got to see recent work from Tony Pedemonte, Billy White, Marlon Mullen, Jeremy Burleson, Susan White, Christian Vassell and Elena Rossi. We sold some pieces. But if you stopped by and now [...]
Want a quick peek at Win Win, our fundraiser on May 11? Well, here you go. Don’t forget to buy your tickets ahead of time, and avoid the line.