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2021 Healthy Living Poster Contest Winners!

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Healthy Living Poster Contest

RMHC is proud to boost local artists representing the City of Richmond and Vallejo. The posters will be displayed at the forthcoming exhibit exploring the history of health care in Richmond. A limited number of posters will be distributed free of charge to community centers and others will be sold in the RMHC gift shop. Please contact Melinda at if you’re interested in receiving one of the free posters.

The contest is supported by a grant through the Neighborhood Public Art Grant Program through the City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission.

Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

IG: @rebecathepainter

Artist Statement: I am a Richmond visual artist with a Puerto Rican cultural background. I believe artists should be outspoken, a resource for communities, and actively involved in working for the social good. It gives me great satisfaction to collaborate with various communities on public art, and to get local youth interested in art. My art practice is concerned with the use of traditional genres and methods in painting and printmaking to bring attention to social justice issues. I am also a graphic designer who enjoys digital art illustration as a way to express ideas on social media.

Eddy Chacon

IG: @hoodnot4sale

Statement: We receive a lot of our energy from what we eat. In my opinion, what we put into our system determines how we physically and mentally show up in the world. Having healthy soil can lead to growing healthy food which can impact our body, mind, and spirit in a positive way. Communities of color tend to have a high disproportionate amount of fast food restaurants and liquor stores than community gardens and healthy food. This bilingual poster promotes the importance of maintaining healthy soil to create healthy food, a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Grace Saechao

IG: @grayseko

Statement: Considering that I graduated high school last year in the midst of the pandemic as well as transitioned into a whole new learning platform and environment, COVID-19 really took a toll on my well-being; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is sad to say, but my experience is not singular. The pandemic has really affected many students in these ways, and we are always just told to deal with it or move on, but not taught how to cope with these things. I made this poster with the intentions of reminding our young adults and youth that no matter what happens, be it, a global pandemic or even a school test, that you should always remember to take time to yourself, and do things that you enjoy, as well as do things that you think self-care looks like because everyone’s idea of self-care is very different, and in order to stay healthy self-care is always something that we should practice.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Healthy Living Poster Design Contest

Richmond Museum of History & Culture


Healthy Living Poster Design Contest  

Prize $1,000

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Saturday 05/29/21 by 5:00 p.m. PST

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture invites submissions of posters with artwork in the theme of living healthy in the modern world. We encourage posters that promote the following themes: safe driving, healthy food & drink, safe sex, exercise, mental wellness, wear a mask/wash your hands, and/or brush your teeth. All subject matter that promotes a healthy lifestyle will be considered, so please be creative! We especially encourage posters that appeal to youth, teenagers and young adults.

The Museum will choose three winning designs and each artist with a winning design will be awarded a prize of $1,000. Contest winners will be notified via email by June 7, 2021.

The winning designs will be printed for the following purposes: 1) 50 posters will be distributed free to local community centers and schools and 2) 50 posters will be sold in the Museum gift shop. The winning designs will be included in an exhibit exploring the history of health and wellness in Richmond forthcoming in Fall 2021.

The contest is supported by a Neighborhood Public Art grant through the City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission.





1) Create a submission with the following information:

  1. Artist’s Name: First name, Last name
  2. Contact Info: Mailing Address; Contact Phone Number; E-Mail Address
  3. Statement (100 words maximum)
  4. Send images as attachment (Jpeg only)
  5.  Required dimensions are 16”x 20”

2) EMAIL SUBMISSIONS to: with subject line “2021 Healthy Living Poster Contest”


The Richmond Museum of History & Culture reserves the right to change or alter the schedule of this contest and/or exhibition at any time. Submission materials will not be returned to applicants and any files received by the museum will be deleted if not used in the exhibit.

Friday Family Programs!

Calling All Families!

The 2020/2021 academic school year has presented unique challenges for all families. The Richmond Museum of History & Culture (RMHC) is offering a virtual enrichment programs to help ease the burden of distance learning.

Friday Enrichment Programs

The RMHC is providing virtual drop-in programs on Fridays between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The program is intended to provide the opportunity for families to participate in enrichment programs on Fridays.? We encourage WCCUSD teachers and parents to incorporate the drop-in programs into your child’s plans for Friday after homeroom. The programs will include facilitated art projects that can be completed with materials often found in the household.

Tatiana Ortiz, Museum Educator

About the educator

Tatiana Ortiz is a local artist and educator from Richmond. She studied at Academy of Arts, San Francisco in Art education and is currently continuing her education in Art History. Tatiana has also written and illustrated her own children?s book. She has since started her own non-profit organization devoted to the advocacy of Children?s Art and Literacy in Contra Costa County. She continues her work, currently teaching Art at local schools, Richmond Art Center and Contra Costa College, teaching elementary age students. When she is not teaching, you can find Tatiana creating her own art, using polymer clay or acrylic paint. She continues to find innovative ways to challenge her skills and support the community she serves.


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