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July NIAD Artist Talk & Closing Reception

July 13, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

a portrait of a person with a strawberry-like shape on their forehead and a similar shape on their chin. Heavy-lidded blue eyes, yellow shirt, pale skin, brown hair tucked behind prominent ears. They lean slightly to the right.

Say hello to NIAD artists and goodbye to our June/July exhibitions!

Join us in NIAD’s galleries for a lively discussion with artists and curators in the galleries, and light refreshments and art for sale in the studio. Come browse the current shows and check out NIAD’s art-filled workspaces.

The exhibitions Now Presenting and care + respite (curated by Simon Tran and Kari Simonsen) are on view through Friday July 19.


Confirmed Artist Talk Speakers

Rochelle Youk (outside artist)

Cassara Wong

Brandon Harris

Mateen Van Dongen


About care + respite

Finding care and respite through positive redirection. Changing your mother’s bandages, affirmations of finding self, the necessity of making home, meditations on familial patterns, climbing and conquering mountains. This and more. This and more.

Participating Artists

Demart Denaro

Felicia Griffin

jen stract

Emily Wilson

Rochelle Youk


About Now Presenting

In the 42 years that the NIAD Studio has been in operation, generations of artists have passed through our doors to commence lifelong careers as visual artists.

This collection features work by artists who are newer on the NIAD roster. Despite their short time in the studio, it is clear they have begun to establish themselves in the community and develop their voice as artists. Studio practice at NIAD happens one day at a time, there is a real excitement to a blank canvas or fresh mound of clay to mold that is palpable in the works presented here. 

Participating Artists
Gabriel Aidley
Karla Alfaro
Fabian Arias
Kaya Davis
Jorge Guillen
Brandon Harris
Rachel Huber
Christopher Jimenez-Lopez
Faithe Leyandre
Rae Lorvick-Patt
Aileen McCourt
Antonio Morales
Richard Naranjo
Robin Rakoczy
Xiomara Rosales
Kit Shim
Vinny Valenzuela
Mat Van Dongen
Steven Winston
Cassara Wong

NIAD Event Accessibility

There are no stairs to enter the NIAD building. The building is one level and does not have automatic doors. The sidewalk has curb cut-outs and is wide enough for a wheelchair. Our restrooms are accessible to people using mobility devices. We have a gender neutral restroom and an adult changing station. Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged. Send your access requests to gallery@niadart.org.


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551 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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