Anthony Pinata - When the Purple Clouds Arrive, acrylic on wood, 36in. x 36 in., 2012. Starting bid: $180. Retail value: $450. Courtesy of the artist.
Anthony Pinata is a former staff member of the RAC, and has exhibited at the RAC and at our neighbors the NIAD Art Center. He graduated with an MFA from the University of Connecticut, and a BA from UC Davis.
John Chiara -24th at Carolina (Left Variation), photogravure printed on Gampi Paper Chine Colle, image: 23.5 x 19.5 in; paper: 33 x 28 in., 2006.
Starting bid: $450, Retail price: $1,500. Courtesy of the artist and the Haines Gallery.
John Chiara photographs cityscapes in a process that is part photography, part event and part sculpture. Many times this process involves composing pictures from the inside of a large hand-built camera, that is mounted on a flatbed trailer, and produces large scale, one of a kind, positive exposures. Chiara is a native Californian who lives and works in San Francisco. www.lightdark.com
John Wehrle - St. Sebastion TV, Painted wood sculpture, light, plexiglass,
38" x 12" x 15", 1992.
Starting bid: $1,250. Retail: $2,500. Courtesy of the artist.
California based artist, John Wehrle, is best known for his unique site-specific public artworks, some of which can be seen around Richmond. www.troutinhand.com
Lauren Ari - Key, paint and found object, 18"x12" 2012. Retail: $450.
Starting bid: $200. Courtesy of the artist. Discover more about Lauren Ari, artist and RAC faculty, at www.laurenari.com
Alan Chin - Intrigue: Familiar Detox, acrylic, glue, magazine pages, on Belgian linen, 18 x 15 x 5 in., 2012.
Starting bid: $480. Retail price: $1200. Courtesy of the artist.
Alan Chin recently exhibited in the RAC's survey exhibition "Beyond Tradition," in which he covered the entry-way wall with bright colors and added a Jeff Koons-like sculpture (see it here: www.alanchin.org/2011-richmond-art-center. Chin is a recent CCA graduate who lives and works in the Bay Area.www.alanchin.org
Steve Allen - Comme Ci Comme Ca, stoneware, 13in. x 9in. x 5 in., 2012.
Starting bid: $400, Retail value: $850. Courtesy of the artist.
Steve Allen has been part of the RAC's staff as Ceramics Studio Monitor since 2008. He began throwing pottery in 1985, eventually earning both a BA and an MFA in ceramics from San Francisco State University. His ceramic sculptures are included in numerous public and private collections, including the de Young Museum, the Ceramics Research Center, and the Lincoln Public Library.
Mark Williams - untitled (pink duck), acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 14 x 11 x .75 inches, 2006.
Starting bid: $150. Retail value: $400. Courtesy of the artist.
Mark Williams lives and works on the east coast, and holds an MFA from the University of Connecticut. He's recently had a solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. www.livepaint.org
Gerald Walburg - Chrysanthemum, series #20 (10"), watercolor, 10" x 10," 1983. Starting bid: $450. Retail price: $1,000. Courtesy of the artist.
An accomplished sculptor, Gerald Walburg has had solo exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California, San Jose State University, and the Richmond Art Center. Along with his piece, we will be including a recent publication on the artist that features his Chrysanthemum watercolor series.
Wanxin Zhang - No Sorry, Fired Clay with Glaze, 12" x 4.5" x 4.5," 2008. Courtesy of the artist. SOLD
Wanxin Zhang is currently exhibiting a Ten Year Survey of his work at the Richmond Art Center. His work is inspired by the Qin terracotta army of Xi'an and his own experiences growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. www.wanxinzhang.com
Brandon Jones - Memory, porcelain, 27.5" x 9.5" x 18.5," 2010.
Starting bid: $200. Retail price: $500. Courtesy of the artist.
Brandon Jones is a ceramic and installation artist. His senior exhibition, at CCA in 2010, featured ceramic casts of objects that ranged from a four-person dining table, to intricate silverware. www.brandonjonesstudio.com/
Ed Lay - Bowl, copper and enamel, 4in. x 9in. x 8in., 2012.
Starting bid: $200, Retail value: $450. Courtesy of the artist.
Ed Lay has taught Metals and Jewelry at the Richmond Art Center for over 10 years, while also working as a researcher at UC Berkeley.
Travis Somerville - Thoughtful Jack, 10 x 8 1/2 in., unframed, Pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.
Starting bid: $320; Retail value: $800
Travis Somerville’s drawings, collages, and installations present images of political and cultural icons associated with the history of the south, and more broadly, American history. Somerville has had solo exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and at the Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco. www.cclarkgallery.com/artists/works/travis-somerville/