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Call for Submissions–Photography Exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Photography Exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History

Artists and community members are invited to submit original photographs for potential inclusion in an exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History.?

?DEADLINE: Saturday, 6/1/19 by 5:00 p.m. PST

Subject matter of photography must be somehow related to Richmond California. Open to all members of the Bay Area community as well as established and emerging artists of various mediums, schools, and community organizations. Family-friendly content is kindly requested.

The photographs will be on display for the public in the Seaver Gallery at the Richmond Museum of History between July and December 2019. Artists will be provided a modest stipend for their time and talent at the completion of the exhibition. The Museum will incur all costs related to printing and hanging all accepted photographs. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the exhibit. Artist agrees to a one-time use for exhibition purposes only. Accepted submissions will be notified via email by June 30, 2019. Submission materials will not be returned and will be deleted by the museum. Preference will be given to images that illustrate life in the City of Richmond.

SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS:

1) Create a submission with the following information:

  1. A) Artist?s Name: First name, Last name
  2. B) Contact Info: Mailing Address; Contact Phone Number; E-Mail Address
  3. C) Label submitted artwork with: Title(s) of Work(s); Year(s) Executed; Media; Dimensions
  4. D) Artist Statement
  5. E) Connection to Richmond, Calif.
  6. F) Send images as attachment (Jpeg only), longest dimension of 10 inches at 300PPI resolution

2) EMAIL SUBMISSIONS to: melinda@richmondmuseum.org with subject line ?2019 Photography Exhibit?

Download the Call for submissions: RMH Call for Photos Summer 2019

Bubbe Reads Story Time with a Jewish Granny (2/18/19)

Fun was had by all at the story time with a Jewish granny event!

This special out of school time event took place on President’s Day as part of the Pioneers to the Present: Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County exhibit series.

Pioneers to the Present opening events are wildly successful!

Thanks to all who attending the recent opening reception!

Pioneers to the Present: Jews of Richmond & Contra Costa County opened to record crowds on January 13, 2019. Local dignitaries including Mayor Tom Butt and Rabbi Dean Kertesz were in attendance along with 200 or so additional community members. Richmond Temple Beth Hillel was strongly represented by congregants, current President Neil Zarchin and former Rabbis Bernie Freedman and Judy Shanks. National Council of Jewish Women-Contra Costa Division provided a lovely oneg that was a veritable Jewish food exhibit!

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The second of the event series was equally exciting! Rabbi Dean Kertesz of Temple Beth Hillel spoke about Sam Genirberg a holocaust survivor and member of Temple Beth Hillel. Richmond resident and Jewish scholar Dr. Oliver Pollak discussed his family’s experience fleeing Vienna.

We were again honored by Mayor Tom Butt joining us and he brought something very special. The Office of the Mayor and the Richmond City Council passed a proclamation declaring Janury 27, 2019 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the City of Richmond.

Didn’t have a chance to attend but still interested? We have many more events scheduled through June 30, 2019! Check out our calendar the full schedule.

Make YOUR voice heard in our Exhibit Renovation!

Attention all Richmond History Lovers!

You may have heard we’re working to renovate the Native American Gallery in our permanent exhibit. We’re so honored to be working with a team of Native American Advisors that are guiding the renovation process.

After working with the advisory council and exhibit designers at Scientific Art Studio, we developed a detailed set of plans. You can take a look at the overview below or in hard copy at the Museum.

We envision murals of the natural landscape,that immerses the visitor in the natural world prior to industrial development. There are several interactive stations planned that teach about the Chochenyo language, basket weaving and the Native diet. Artifacts recovered from the shellmound on Brooks Island will illustrate how the Ohlone used natural materials to make tools and body ornaments. Columns will show stratigraphy of the archaeological excavations in the local shellmounds and modern Native voices will

Do you want to learn more about the exhibit renovation process? Do you have comments or ideas you want to share with us about the plans? We’re hosting a free day and community advisory meeting on August 18, 2018 to discuss the plans and learn more about what you think! Can’t join us on August 18th but still want to participate? Feel free to email us at info@richmondmuseum.org.

Thank you for your continued support! We couldn’t do it without you.

The exhibit renovation project is supported by the Coles Family, the Lesher Foundation, the Christensen Fund, Mechanics Bank and California Humanities.

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