Coming Soon // Welcome To My World, Organized By Chris Ashley Begins September .

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“Welcome to My World” was recorded by country music singer Jim Reeves and reached the No. 2 spot on the music charts in Spring 1964. It is also an exhibition of thirteen artists — Gina Borg, Michael Brennan, Lew Carson, Maria Dalisay, Erica Martinez, Karen May, Marlon Mullen, Demi Petropoulos, Steuart Pittman, Sam Carr-Prindle, Laurie […]

Up Now // Hermosas Criatures: Ceramics And Drawings From Julio Del Rio, At NIAD Art Center Through June 27.

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For the last several years, Julio Del Rio has been creating some quite amazing beings in clay; one might even call them “beautiful creatures.” Del Rio explores not just the human form, he also builds objects based on the animal kingdom. You should stop in and see this stuff for yourself.

Today… May 5 // We’re Coming To You With Our Hand Out!

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May 5  is East Bay Gives. It’s a day when local non-profits raise funds with the help of local foundations. Please consider donating to NIAD Art Center.

Wanna Learn Something New This Weekend?


Our wonderful fibers instructor Jan Mignaud is leading a terrific workshop to help you create your own rubber stamps (yep, you could use them to make a card for your mom or, for that matter, any other holiday). We supply the materials, you supply your lunch. Stamp-Making And Stamping/The Workshops At NIAD Saturday, April 20 […]

Earth Day


What are we doing for Earth Day? Helping out the Richmond Art Center on some free recycyled art projects. We’ll be showing people how to paint records. Your Earth Day could be groovey, too.  

Catch Of The Day


                      This pair of super paintings (l: Brent Hallard, r: Jessica Snow) will be available at Win Win. Get your tickets now.

Bubba In River City

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                      As far as we know, Beverly Trieber is the oldest working artist in the Golden State. He’s 92. In a few months, he’ll be 93. Sure, there are prolly a few weekend watercolorists that are older, but Bubba (yep, that’s his nickname) always puts […]

The NIAD Flag Project


For the last several weeks, we’ve had our first fiber artist-in-residence in the studio. Angie Wilson has been directing about a dozen artists in the philosophy and design of flags as well teaching embroidery. On a grey Thursday, we installed the first six completed pieces. They are from (l-r) Susan Wise, Sylvia Fragoso, Ray Brown, Julio […]

Come Learn A Thing Or Two… The Workshops At NIAD


This Spring… The Workshops at NIAD We’re opening our studios to everyone for a quartet of one-day workshops lead by four of our very talented instructors. Interested in making art? Come by and we’ll teach you a thing or two. NIAD Art Center supplies the materials, space and instructor; you supply the ideas and energy […]

A Light That Never Goes Out


We’ve got our next show, “A Light That Never Goes Out,” installed in the main gallery. Here’s a quick snapshot of the show. Next up, we’re installing a special project, “Championship Vinyl,” in the gallery’s back room. Should be great. More details soon. In the meantime, click here to find out everything we have going […]