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NIAD Main Gallery // “Radiant Souls” organized by Fernanda Martinez

February 2 to March 22

a contemporary art gallery installation

Radiant Souls

organized by Fernanda Martinez


About Radiant Souls

Our memories are constituted by faces, feelings, colors, shapes, and sounds. The way we create our own reality has deep roots in what we perceive from the outside universe and what stays with us after our senses process all this information. All the interpretations that we make serve us as a way of being in the world.

Radiant Souls Is an invitation to reflect on all the evoking and mysterious symbols that get suspended in our memories, making the familiar objects an incitement to explore beyond our desires and look deeper into our reality.

We are all contributors in the process of creation; our thoughts, feelings and unconscious beliefs have an energy that is present in the work. These unseen forces provide the opportunity to see more of the familiar and question our reality so we can embrace new ways of understanding ourselves and the world.


About Fernanda Martinez

Fernanda Martinez is an Oakland based artist and muralis that creates colorful and expressive abstract work.  She integrates her memories and observations of nature as subjects, combining an experimental and intuitive approach to her art practice.

Her artwork is fluid and dynamic, evoking intimacy, expansion, growth, and life energy.

Fernanda has exhibited her work throughout local galleries; her art and murals can be found across the Bay Area and select online platforms.




Gallery Reception // Saturday February 10, 1 to 4pm

Gallery Hours // Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Second Saturday 1 to 4pm


Radiant Souls Artists

Saul Alegria
Sebastian Alvarez
Julio Del Rio
Ann Meade
Dorian Reid
Carlota Rodriguez 
Joseph Rux
Peter Harris
Sylvia Fragoso
Shawna Kinard
Christian Vassell 
Felicia Griffin
Eric Bohr 
John Casey 
Meghan Shimek 
Amber Jean Young 


Accessibility at NIAD

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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