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Reception for Art of the African Diaspora 2023 // Oakland Satellite Exhibition

Wearhouse 416 416 26th Street Oakland, Oakland, CA

Opening Reception Friday February 3 6 to 8:30pm Warehouse 416   This year NIAD is delighted to have works by ten NIAD artists in both the Richmond Art Center AOTAD exhibition and a satellite exhibition at the Warehouse 416 art space in Oakland. The reception coincides with Oakland's First Fridays Art Walk. Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community.   Participating NIAD Artists: Christian Vassell Deatra Colbert Dorian Reid Evelyn Davis Felicia Griffin Jason Powell-Smith Shawna Kinard Shawn Read More ...

NIAD Artists in SFMOMA’s Pet Portrait Day

SF Moma 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, San Francisco, CA

NIAD artists Saul Alegria and Deatra Colbert will be making pet portraits for visitors to SFMOMA on Saturday, February 4th! From SFMOMA's website: In celebration of our Joan Brown retrospective, SFMOMA is partnering with the San Francisco SPCA to bring you Pet Portraits Day, an exciting live art extravaganza. Joan Brown was known for her enduring love of animals, and you can find many depictions of cats and dogs (many of them her own pets) throughout the exhibition on Floor 7. With this inspiration in mind, meet us at the museum on February 4 and share a digital photo of your pet with Read More ...

NIAD Volunteer Application Deadline

Learn more about becoming a NIAD Volunteer! As a NIAD volunteer, your work will support neurodiverse adult artists’ independence, dignity, and community integration through art-making.

Win Win Silent Auction Exhibition Preview +

NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond, CA

Silent Auction Exhibition Preview, Saturday February 11  1-4pm Every work in the WIN WIN 11 Silent Auction has a good story, and a great artist, behind it. And with more than sixty NIAD artists included, the in-person Silent Auction exhibition is truly an epic. Whether or not you can join us on March 11 for Win Win, all are welcome to preview the Silent Auction Exhibition and bid online. The entire studio will be open for an in-person peek at what's in store. Related Event: Silent Auction Exhibition Artist Talk + Walkthrough, Friday February 10 1 to 2pm RSVP here:  Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter Read More ...

Win Win Early Bird Ticket Discount Deadline!

Visit the Win Win 11 website before midnight on February 14 and grab your discounted ticket to NIAD's biggest party of the year! Win Win guests enjoy cumbia cocktail hour, live performances, enticing raffles, a stellar silent auction of NIAD artist work and an electrifying live auction with work by notable contemporary artists. Every Win Win ticketholder takes home an original 6x6 artwork as a thank you for supporting artists with disabilities and equity and inclusion in the arts! Deadline: Midnight February 14th

Win Win 11: NIAD Art Center’s Annual Benefit Art Auction

NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond, CA

Win Win, NIAD's annual fundraiser and benefit auction, is around the corner! This year we’ll gather at NIAD on March 11 to celebrate our good fortune and our gratitude for the 40+ years of magic we have shared in NIAD’s studios. Our 23rd Street studio in Richmond will sparkle as we enjoy art, tacos, great live performances, cumbia cocktail hour, auctions and connecting with our community.

“Rainbow Cat Picnic” organized by Cynthia Ona Innis

NIAD Online Gallery

About the Exhibition The title of this exhibition comes from a piece included in the show, Dorian Reid's Rainbow Cat Picnic.  In Rainbow Cat Picnic, numerous cats are joyously picnic-ing under a big colorful rainbow in what looks to be a very festive occasion.  There may be rain but that rainbow safely covers the cats and their food bowls. The sun is just coming out and those cats are really having a good time! The mixed media works in this show are my Rainbow Cat Picnic--20+ pieces representing an inspiring and colorful excursion to a place of creative nourishment and a celebration as a Read More ...