DECEMBER 7, 2023

Riverside ArtsWalk is the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

No reservations or reserved tickets needed to access both locations. Admission is free.


Please join our drum circle on the lawn in front of Riverside Art Museum (Julia Morgan Building) from 6-9 p.m. during ArtsWalk. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. No experience necessary.

Drumming will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go until we have created peaceful rhythms and altered public vibrations. Drums will be available on a limited basis. You are encouraged to bring your own drums and percussion instruments.  Led by Woody Díaz @drumdj413


Riverside ArtsWalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. Find an ArtsWalk map – here.

Join our vibrant community in celebrating the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

DECEMBER 7, 2023

Riverside ArtsWalk is the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

No reservations or reserved tickets needed to access both locations. Admission is free.


Join our vibrant community in celebrating the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.


Riverside ArtsWalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. Find an ArtsWalk map – here.

The Riverside Art Alliance invites you to attend a special presentation with artist Katherine Gray.

Social hour from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Artist presentation from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gray received her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her work has been exhibited at Heller Gallery in New York City, Urban Glass in New York, and most recently in solo shows at the Craft Contemporary (formerly the Craft and Folk Art Museum) in Los Angeles and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Observer.com, Artforum.com and in the LA Times. Images of her glasswork have also appeared in the New York Times Design magazine.

In 2017, she was the recipient of the Libenský/ Brychtová Award from the Pilchuck Glass School for her artistic and educational contributions to the field; she has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council and is a Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass. Gray can be seen in the ongoing Netflix series Blown Away as the Resident Evaluator. Her work can be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Asheville Museum of Art and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, among others. Gray has written about glass, curated and juried multiple exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the world.

Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is a Professor of Art at California State University, San Bernardino.

www.katherine-gray.com

No RSVP required; limited guest capacity in The Cheech Auditorium

Organized by the curators of Xican-a.o.x Body, this symposium explores networks of affectivity, collectivity, and new forms of existence that have expanded the social, cultural, traditional, and political ways of Xicanx life.

We will consider how solidarity and sense of belonging highlight beauty and ingenuity as well as countering and resisting state and gender violence, militarized deportation, structural inequality, marginalization, racism, classism, and stereotyping.

At this symposium, we will discuss how this has led to the systematic erasure of the contribution of Xicanx artists, such as their participation in the history of Pop Art, which encompasses unique expressions that incorporate popular and street culture, the critique of consumer culture, and political critique.

SCHEDULE:

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Welcome by María Esther Fernández, Artistic Director, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

“Circles and Nexus: From the Barrio to the Gallery” with moderator and curator Marissa Del Toro and artists Sebastian Hernandez, Gabriela Muñoz, Gabriela Ruiz and Shizu Saldamando.

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

“Consumption and Revulsion: Xicano Pop” with moderator and curator Gilbert Vicario, artists Justin Favela, Alfonso Gonzalez, Jr. and artist Tamara Santibañez.

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

“Violent Histories/Defiant Futurities through Aesthetic Modes” with moderator and curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and artists Isabel Castro, María Gaspar and Ken Gonzales-Day.

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Catalog Release and Signing of Xican-a.o.x. Body

Space is limited, RSVP here

Image: Maria Gaspar, Disappearance Suit (Captiva, FL), 2018. Photograph 24 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist

Please join Inlandia Institute and Blacklandia at Riverside Art Museum for an immersive, one-of-kind literary and visual treat.

On Saturday, November 11, from 3:00-4:30 PM, the storytellers of the Blacklandia anthology These Black Bodies Are … will read their work in a gallery at RAM surrounded by the art of internationally-acclaimed artist Charles Bibbs, whose painting, Shared Knowledge, is featured on the cover of the anthology.

These Black Bodies Are …  is a collection of stories, poems, and essays by Black writers from the Inland Empire and beyond, and was officially launched on Juneteenth of this year.

Copies of These Black Bodies Are … will be available for sale and signing at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a free community event and all are welcome. Attendees of this event will have free access to the Riverside Art Museum (Julie Morgan Building) on November 11th. RSVP here.


Sacred Spaces: The Work and Collection of Charles Bibbs™

Charles Bibbs’s landmark exhibition, filling three galleries of the Riverside Art Museum, presents a range of works from Bibbs’s personal art collection as well as the artist’s own original paintings and drawings. Through Sacred Spaces, Bibbs shares his life-long love of contemporary art and the creative values that guide his own work. This deep acknowledgement of the link between one’s own experience and a piece of art, and how that can be reflected and expanded on in one’s own home, is a living pathway that Bibbs aims to spotlight in this carefully curated installation of his works.

The exhibition will run from November 3, 2023 – March 10, 2024. More information here

NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Riverside ArtsWalk is the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

No reservations or reserved tickets needed to access both locations. Admission is free.


Join our vibrant community in celebrating the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

@ Riverside Art Museum (Julia Morgan Building)

As part of the Climates of Inequality pop-up exhibition, join local social practice artists, documentarians, and activists Tamara CedréNoé Montes, and Anthony Victoria in a discussion on community-based practices in art and activism. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

Due to limited room capacity, please RSVP here

@ The Cheech

In collaboration with The Garcia Center for the Arts a Dia de Los Muertos tapete will be created to experience in front of The Cheech.

Indigenous Futurism

Opening reception for exhibition Indigenous Futurism in the Altura Community Gallery. Remarks from curators and artists will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments and catering provided by Zacatecas Catering.

Music by DJ Quilo


Riverside ArtsWalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. Find a map of the ArtsWalk – here.

Are you a high school, college, or university-level teacher interested in bringing regional issues of environmental justice into your classrooms? We have limited spaces available to workshop strategies together, to build upon each other’s work in deliberate ways that can best provide pathways for our students to engage in environmental justice work at all levels.

Registration required; space is limited. Includes same-day museum admission at Riverside Art Museum. Register here

Caption: Opening of Climates of Inequality with student and community collaborators, October 2019, Rutgers University-Newark.  Photo: Shelley Kusnetz

Local social practice artists, documentarians, and activists Tamara Cedré, Noé Montes, and Anthony Victoria talk about the challenges of representing the slow violence of the supply chain, which digs deep into historical forces of colonialism, extraction, and exploitation of the land and people. With over a billion square feet of warehouses blanketing the I.E. and a vast infrastructure—freeways, railroads, and intermodal rail yards—carrying goods to market, how can the arts help humanize the issues and convey the magnitude of the impacts we feel today in Riverside and San Bernardino, where residents experience among the highest rates of air pollution and asthma in the state? 

Free, open to the public – RSVP here.

Please note Riverside Artswalk is the first Thursday of each month; admission is free at the Riverside Art Museum and The Cheech.

Photo of Anthony Victoria taken by Noé Montes

All are welcome to attend, no RSVP needed.

The reception will take place at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in the Altura Credit Union Community Gallery (1st Floor). Our Community Gallery is free to the public.

Remarks from curators and artists will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments and catering provided by Zacatecas Catering.

Music by DJ Quilo

Join us on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Riverside ArtsWalk, a vibrant community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

We offer free admission at both Riverside Art Museum (Julia Morgan Building) and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture as part of the ArtsWalk, which includes many downtown arts destinations.


Riverside Artswalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. More information and Artswalk map available here.

Riverside ArtsWalk is supported in part by:

Photo credit: Puma Photography

November 25, 2022 | 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Get into the holiday season with fun art projects in front of The Cheech Center during the Riverside Festival of Lights!

We will have merchandise from our gift store outside for purchase, so you can grab those early Christmas presents! You can also pick up some information on upcoming exhibits, talks, classes, and more in our Artifacts newsletter. It’s going to be a fun evening!

Please keep in mind that entry into The Cheech Center on November 25th will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 13, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for the opening reception of The Other Side of Memory: Luis C. Garza. This event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP for this event, visit HERE!

Tell Your Story: The Social and Political Impact of the Mexican Revolution on the United States

Friday, November 20, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Free | Registration required

Join us for a discussion on the social and political impact of the Mexican Revolution on the United States. The Mexican Revolution was described as the first great social revolution of the 20th century. We will discuss the political climate of Mexico that lead to the revolution, the wealth disparity between the ruling classes and the masses, the mass exodus of Mexican citizens to the U.S. and the impact that migration had on the social and political climate of Chicano/Mexicano living in the U.S.

This conversation will feature Dr. Irene Sanchez and Ron Gonzalez, moderated by Mr. Blue.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Tell Your Story: Chicano Oldies to Souldies

Wednesday, September 16, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Free | Registration required

Soul music and oldies have decades of history in Southern California with deep-rooted ties to the Chicano and car-club culture of Southern California. Join Mr Blue of Radio Aztlan and Gabriel Roth AKA Bosco Mann of Daptone/Penrose Records to discuss the explosion of young bands continuing and expanding on the Souldie tradition.

This is organized in celebration of the forthcoming Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, slated to open in Fall 2021. 

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tell Your Story: Chicano Oldies to Souldies, Part 2

Wednesday, October 28, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Free | Registration required

By popular demand we are happy to announce a “Part 2” of the conversation with Mr. Blue of Radio Aztlan and Gabriel Roth AKA Bosco Mann of Daptone/Penrose Records about the explosion of young bands continuing and expanding on the Souldie tradition. Soul music and oldies have decades of history in Southern California with deep-rooted ties to the Chicano and car-club culture of Southern California. 

UPDATE! Joey Quiñones of Thee Sinseers will be joining us as a special guest!

UPDATE 2! Singer-songwriter Trish Toledo has also been added!

This is organized in celebration of the forthcoming Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum slated to open in Fall 2021.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tell Your Story: #1960Now

Wednesday, November 11, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Free | Registration required

Join renowned photographic artist Sheila Pree Bright and Inland Empire curator Lisa Henry in conversation about art and the Black Lives Matter movement. Bright’s #1960NOW show will be on exhibit virtually (in person pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions) at the Riverside Art Museum, November 2020 through March 2021. “Sheila Pree Bright’s striking black-and-white photographs capture the courage and conviction of ’60s elder statesmen and a new generation of activists, offering a powerful reminder that the fight for justice is far from over. #1960Now represents an important new contribution to American protest photography.”

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Other Humanities Hour partners are the Mission Inn Foundation and Inlandia Institute.

Funding for the Riverside Public Library’s Humanities Hour has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Free for museum members; included in paid general admission

Hear from the women themselves (or their family members) as they share their stories in person for the closing weekend of Badass Women and the Road to the Promised Land.

Come celebrate these remarkable journeys. Enjoy light refreshments and make your own badass bookmark.

The Hispanic Bar Association of the Inland Empire invites you to A Night of Art & Champagne with Cheech Marin.

Join Cheech for a special evening of art, champagne, and conversation! Cheech will share updates about The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum (opening in 2021), which will have a tremendous economic impact on the Inland Empire and elevate our region in the art world. Learn how the renovation project is progressing, what types of programs you can expect to see at The Cheech, and how you can be part of this incredible effort!

Tickets are $100, if purchased before October 31, and $120 thereafter. There are only a limited number of tickets available. 

If you are a teenager (13–19 years old), tickets are $50, if purchased before October 31, and $75 thereafter. You will be asked for ID at check in.

If you are a student (20–25 years old), tickets are $60, if purchased before October 31, and $85 thereafter. You will be asked for current student ID at check in.

ONLINE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CALL US AT 951.684.7111 DURING MUSEUM HOURS TO CHECK ON AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL TICKET SALES.

For more information, please contact HBAIE members Marie Wood (mwood@rhlaw.com or 951-219-4262) or Joe Ortiz (joseph.ortiz@bbklaw.com or 951-826-8291), or Riverside Art Museum Executive Director, Drew Oberjuerge (doberjuerge@riversideartmuseum.org or 909-800-6217).

Become a sponsor!

We have the following sponsor levels available:

PRESENTING SPONSOR $15,000 (two still available):

Recognition: Your name on the Founders Wall at The Cheech. Your name on event invitation, event signage, event materials, social media, RAM website.

Hospitality: Speaking opportunity at event. VIP Meet & Greet with Cheech before or after event. 16 tickets to event.

MAJOR SPONSOR $10,000:

Recognition: Your name on the Founders Wall at The Cheech. Your name on event signage, event materials, social media, and RAM website.

Hospitality: Acknowledgement at event. VIP Meet & Greet with Cheech before or after event. 14 tickets to event.

ADVOCATE $5,500:

Recognition: Your name on the Founders Wall at The Cheech. Your name on event signage, event materials, social media, and RAM website.

Hospitality: Acknowledgement at event. 8 tickets to event.

SUPPORTER $2,500:

Recognition: Your name on event signage and event materials.

Hospitality: Acknowledgement at event. 8 tickets to event.

FRIEND $1,000:

Recognition: Your name on event signage and event materials.

Hospitality: Acknowledgement at event. 4 tickets to event.

SOLO PRACTITIONER $500:

Recognition: Your name on event signage and event materials.

Hospitality: Acknowledgement at event. 2 tickets to event.

Sponsorship deadline to ensure inclusion in event program: October 31, 2019. Sponsorships are limited.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

Advocate Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Solo Practitioner Sponsor

Christopher Johnson with Reid & Hellyer

Florencio Mendoza

The Art Alliance invites the general public to join them on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for the following programs:

September 19: Susan Straight and Douglas McCulloh, will discuss their collaboration on Badass Women and the Road to the Promised Land. Susan and Doug find inspiration in each other’s creativity. They have been collaborators for nine years, which has resulted in three RAM exhibits. From 6 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Susan will be autographing her most recent book to be published, her memoir, In the Country of Women, which is the inspiration for the exhibit. The book will be available for purchase.

October 17: Drew Oberjuerge, Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum, will discuss the Art Alliance’s fundraising and innovative art projects. In Drew’s words: “For more than 50 years, the Riverside Art Alliance has raised much-needed funds for the museum while expanding our mission-driven work. Hear more about how the Art Alliance’s projects have deepened RAM’s impact on the community and how they have helped us forge a brand-identity as an innovative, creative, and important community partner.” 

November 21: Michael Skura, will discuss his exhibition Tendrilswhich opens this evening. An exhibition of blown, molded glass, light, and video mapping, Michael’s show is organized in conjunction with the Riverside Festival of Lights.

Please join us and the artists for the Opening Reception of Inland Ink and Lost in the Andes on Thursday, October 3, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Please join us and the artist, Michael Skura, for the Opening Reception of Tendrils on Thursday, November 21, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Take a time out; go on a day trip! They create unexpected memories and are a refreshing cultural experience. Join us on two trips this fall to learn from artists in their studio, see onsite murals, and get in-depth knowledge about their work and what propels them to create. Questions? Please contact Katie Hernandez, RAM Interpretation Coordinator, at khernandez@riversideartmuseum.org.

Studio Visits and Outing at the Brewery Art Walk CANCELLED

Saturday, October 26, Bus departs RAM at 8 a.m., $125 (Includes transportation & bus cocktails)

Hop on the bus and let’s see some art! First, we’ll go to Michael Skura’s studio to learn about glass art via a tour and demo. Then we’re off to meet up with Todd Gray. Be warned, you’ll leave with your sides aching from laughter as Todd won’t hold back his vivacious personality as he talks about the making of his 3D pop art sculptures. We’ll end our day exploring the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, which has been converted into over 100 studio lofts for artists. Grab a bite and enjoy a cold adult beverage as you wander the old brewery and are engrossed by artwork at every turn. 

Growing in Coachella Valley CANCELLED

Saturday, November 16, Bus departs RAM at 8 a.m., $175 (Includes transportation, lunch, and bus cocktails)

Away we go to learn about the growing art scene in the Coachella Valley. Armando Lerma will be our tour guide as he talks about his murals as part of Coachella Walls, a community-driven project to revitalize downtown Coachella’s Historic Pueblo Viejo District. This visit is an opportunity to learn about the arts in a neighboring community and hear from artists and partners working to preserve local history. To end our trip, we’ll make a stop in Palm Springs to enjoy a cocktail or two. 

$20, $15 Students (with Valid ID), No cost for museum members

Click here to purchase tickets or to RSVP (for members). (All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.)

Take a seat and maybe bring a notebook; it doesn’t hurt to be prepared while learning from four of the artists featured in Inland Ink as they talk about being working artists, their habits, the quest for art opportunities, and forming partnerships to pursue their creative endeavors. 

Denise Kraemer & C. Matthew Luther: Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Denise Kraemer

Denise Kraemer of Riverside is a native of the Inland Empire. She served as the Education Curator at the Riverside Art Museum for three years where she organized the adult education programs, monthly lecture series, and member critiques. Kraemer curated the printmaking exhibition Pressed at the Riverside Art Museum and worked with the museum’s “Monothon” workshop and exhibition for four years. Kraemer received her BA in Art from California Baptist University and her MA in Art at California State University, San Bernardino. She is a professor at Riverside Community College and California State University, San Bernardino.

https://www.facebook.com/Denise-Kraemer-Printmaker-1653825178183361/

C. Matthew Luther

C. Matthew Luther employs multimedia processes in his studio work from printmaking to video. His work often explores the human relationship to nature and the connection of visual imagery to memory, the subconscious, and its effect.

Born in Virginia, Luther studied printmaking and photography at Southern Oregon University where he received a BFA. Luther received his MFA in Painting/Video from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

After living in Wuhan, China, as Visiting Professor of Art and Design at Hubei University of Technology, Luther moved to California with his wife, Robin, where they keep a home and studio.

His artwork has recently been exhibited at San Diego Mesa College, LAESXLA, and San Pedro Soundpedro, along with international exhibitions in China, Italy, and South Korea. Luther has been a visiting Artist-in-Residence in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

Luther is a presenter at the 2019 New Media Caucus Symposium at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and currently teaches at Moreno Valley College.

www.canvasofruin.com

http://www.matthewluther.com/

Tim Musso & Pavel Acevedo: Saturday, November 23, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. 

Tim Musso 

Musso grew up in the wild foothills of the Motherlode, just 20 miles from where gold was first discovered in California in 1848. Musso’s childhood was filled with exploring the forests, rivers, and mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking respectively at California State University, Long Beach. 

While Musso enjoys living in the urban environment of Southern California, he finds it important to run to the hills for extended periods of time. In the wilderness, he hikes (~4,000 miles to date), sketches, photographs, and creates rubbings of natural objects. This extensive documentation of the natural world then becomes the reference material for his intricately detailed prints and drawings. 

Musso exhibits his work internationally with works in both museums and private collections.

https://www.timmusso.com/

Pável Acevedo, Oaxaca, Mx (1984)

My formal art studies began at the Rufino Tamayo Plastic Arts Workshop in Oaxaca City while I was an assistant and student of the Lithography studio. In 2006, I enrolled to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts at La Escuela de Bellas Artes/Fine Arts School of Oaxaca where I studied under the guidance of prolific artists Shinzaburo Takeda and Raul Herrera. During this time, I completed my education by taking workshops with artists such as Isis Rodriguez, Marietta Bernstorff, Inma Coll, and Elvia Esparza. I was also an assistant in the print studios of artist Demian Flores (Taller Grafica Actual) and Alejandro Santiago (Taller la Huella).

In 2010, I moved to Riverside, California, and started getting involved in printmaking projects with a social justice and educational awareness component in communities of color throughout California. In 2015, I opened my printmaking studio by collaborating with “The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta” located provisionally in Riverside. In the last few years, I was commissioned by the Wignall Contemporary Art Museum for a permanent mural, as well as by La Sierra University for a mural for their Art Department, and the City of Riverside for a mural located in Downtown.

I’ve being traveling, giving printmaking workshops around the U.S. in Albuquerque with New Grounds/Remarque Print Shop, as printmaker-in-residence with Horned Toad Printshop guided by Manuel Guerra and KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, California, and, recently, I was included to be a  professional artist by Speedball.

My artwork has been exhibited in different group shows between Mexico and the U.S. in public and private institutions, as well as individually at: Rufino Tamayo Worskhop (Mx); Casa de la Ciudad Oaxaca (Mx); Museo de Los Pintores Oaxaquenos (Mx); Arte Cocodrilo (Mx); Plan B (Mx); Riverside Art Museum (U.S.); Mission Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA); Museum of Art El Paso (U.S.); The Mexic-Arte Museum (U.S.); Comalito Collective (U.S.); and College of the Canyons (U.S.).

The Riverside Art Museum showcases the creative possibilities that happen when light and art collide during the annual Festival of Lights celebration. Join us for the Switch-On Event on Friday, November 23, at 5 p.m. as we light up alongside the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. RAM’s facade will feature the colors of the season and our Luminaries Project debuts two new sculptures by Kristi Lippire, Cal Baptist University Assistant Professor, and CBU visual arts students.

New this year is an exhibition in the works that will feature contemporary art in keeping with the spirit of the Festival of Lights. Click here for more information on Lisa Schulte: Light Encounters.

We will also have extended hours every Thursday in December until 9 p.m. Regular admission prices apply except for Thursday, December 6, during Artswalk.

RAM celebrates the talents of Chicano artists Jaime Zacarias, Jamie Chavez, Jaime Muñoz, and Gerardo Monterrubio as the exhibition 4 Threads comes to a close. At the same time, join Sandy Rodriguez and Kathryn Clark for the openings of Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón and Refugee Stories.

Artist panel moderated by Robb Hernández, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of English, at the University of California, Riverside. Panel participants include 4 Threads artists Jaime Zacarias, Jamie Chavez, Jaime Muñoz, and Gerardo Monterrubio, as well as Sandy Rodriguez, whose exhibition, Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón, opens this evening, and CSUSB Assistant professor, Ed Gomez.

This panel is sponsored by Latino Network.

Come and shop your heart out at this seven-day art sale that fills a huge gallery with original art that you can buy right “off the wall.” The sale will feature works by artists from throughout Inland Southern California. It’s a rare opportunity to purchase original art at VERY reasonable prices ($100, $200, $300, or $400). This is a great chance for new collectors and seasoned collectors alike.

This art love affair begins with an Italian Gala on Friday, November 9, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Tickets are $35. ONLY guests at the Gala will be able to buy art on our opening night. Become a sponsor and get early entry into the gallery so you can grab your must-buy piece before someone else grabs it off the wall.

The sale continues for the general public on Saturday, November 10, through Thursday, November 15. Doors open daily (closed Monday) at 10 a.m. (12 noon on Sunday) and close at 4 p.m. On the last day of the sale, there will be an additional incentive of 25% off all remaining artwork.

Art . . . that’s Amore at Off the Wall is a fundraiser for RAM by the Art Alliance, the fundraising arm of our non-profit museum that hosts many events throughout the year to keep art alive in Riverside.

Come join us as we have fun “Loving Art” this fall! 

Your name will be on our Check-In List if you have already purchased tickets online. Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are still available at the door! See you tonight!

Call for Artists!

Off the Wall returns to Riverside this coming November. We hope that you will participate again and we look forward to providing you with a great opportunity to showcase your work, as well as support the Riverside Art Museum. Our 2015 and 2016 sales were a great success. We sold over $30,000 worth of art in one evening. Your art will be viewed by an estimated 400 people at the Gala and during museum hours. The Art Alliance and RAM will be promoting the sale.

There are a few important changes that we want you to know about:

1) This year, we are limited to one gallery to exhibit your art so we cannot guarantee that all your art will be displayed the night of the gala. Due to the space restriction, please do not submit art that is larger than 24” by 36”, including the frame if there is one.

2) If you are currently a RAM member, you may submit up to four pieces of original art. All pieces must be priced at $100, $200, $300, or $400. At least one piece must be priced at $100 and only one may be priced at $400.

3) If you are not currently a member of RAM, you may submit up to two pieces of original artAt least one piece must be priced at $100, and once again, only one piece may be priced at $400.

As in past years, artists receive 50% of the price of the artwork sold.

The important dates for you to be aware of are:

Art Intake: Click here to download the Artist Agreement form. Fill it out and bring it with you. There will also be blank forms available at the Intake desks.

Tuesday, November 6: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Italian Gala & Opening Sale:

Friday, November 9: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Art Pick Up:

Friday, November 16: 12 noon–4 p.m.

Saturday, November 17: 12 noon–4 p.m.

As is traditional with Off the Wall, there is a 25% discount on all remaining art on the last sale day, Thursday, November 15.

If you are interested in becoming an artist member of RAM, click here.

Become a Sponsor! Get in First!

We are looking for a few great sponsors and want to offer you the opportunity to be part of this exciting and fun-filled event. The Riverside Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Inland Empire and welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors each year. Your sponsorship will allow our museum to keep showing great art in our community and offer educational programs for all ages.

You can choose to be a Da Vinci sponsor for $1,000, a Michelangelo sponsor for $500, or a Raphael sponsor for $250. With these tax-deductible sponsorships, your name or company name and/or logo will be listed on all marketing material, under the event title. We believe that this will total nearly 65,000 brand impressions throughout Riverside County, plus social media coverage. In addition, we will provide you with free tickets to the always sold-out gala event on November 9, a value of $210 for the Da Vinci sponsorship, $140 for the Michelangelo, and $70 for the Raphael sponsorship.

To meet our printing deadlines, we will need to hear from you as soon as possible, but certainly by October 10. 

“Da Vinci Sponsor” for $1,000

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 6 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • FIRST early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

“Michelangelo Sponsor” for $500

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 4 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • SECOND early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

“Raphael Sponsor” for $250

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 2 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • THIRD early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

CLICK HERE to become an Off the Wall Sponsor!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Da Vinci

Arnold & Julie Philippi

Michelangelo

Drs. David & Kathleen Bocian

Eric & Francisca Johnson

Arthur & Peggy Littleworth

Steve and Cathy Morford

Shannon Murphy & John Conrad

Michelle Ouellette

Raphael

Kathy & John Allavie

Lucile Arntzen

Mark & Pam Balys

Brand Purpose LLC

Philip & Selina Bremenstuhl

Kathy & Gary Christmas

Suzy & Gary Clem

Phyllis & Jim Crabtree

Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland

Sari & Owen Kustner

Beth & Don Miller

Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds

Leon & Patricia Reynolds

Cookie Smith

Leslie Swor/Riverside Walking Tours

Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate

The Annual Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony presented by Duane and Kelly Roberts, owners of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, starts at 4:30 p.m. In one swift move, the castle-like hotel is instantly illuminated with nearly 4.5 million holiday lights followed by a full fireworks display.

RAM will hold art activities on our front lawn in conjunction with the Switch-On beginning at 5 p.m. Join us for fun, free art activities for the whole family. Don’t miss our Luminaries Project. CalBaptist University (CBU) Assistant Professor in the visual arts Kristi Lippire and CBU visual arts students will create an illuminated sculpture which will be on display for the duration of the Festival of Lights.

Join a drawing session with Potatostamp artist Jeff Soto, Maxx242, and other guest artists. Come prepared to draw or to chat. We will be creating art, sharing secrets, and talking craft in this casual event. Coffee and Sharpies provided!

RAM Exhibit-related events are free for museum members. Included with paid general admission.

Psst! For info on what other participating PST: LA/LA museums out here in the Inland Cities of Claremont, Pomona, (Riverside!), and Palm Springs are doing during our regional weekend and beyond, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PSTLALAEAST to learn more about our exhibits and all the exhibit-related programming we collectively have as part of PST: LA/LA.

Below are RAM’s regional weekend events.

Spanish Colonial Revival Photo Safari

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Join artist Douglas McCulloh on a SCR photo safari across downtown Riverside. It will begin with a fast-moving powerpoint overview at RAM outlining conceptual approaches and general tactics. Then McCulloh will lead a tour with sites ranging from “SCR Old School Classics” to “SCR Mutant Offspring”. Please bring your own camera!

Build a Mission Mega-Model!

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join a team of Mission model makers to build one or several Mission mega-models over the course of one frenzied day at RAM. Learn more about the impact of missions on the lives of missionaries and native peoples. All ages welcome.

What Am I Looking At? Decoding Elements of SCR Architecture

Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join local historian Walter Parks for this introductory lecture on the basic elements of SCR architecture and its historical influences.

Jekel, Spurgeon, and Wilson: IE Architects of the Spanish Colonial Revival

Saturday, November 18, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join historians Dr. Vincent Moses and Cate Whitmore to learn more about how Riverside took a prominent role in advancing the creation and rise of the Spanish Colonial Revival as regional architecture, as seen through two phases, Mission Revival and Mediterranean Revival. After the lecture, join Vince and Cate for a tour of notable Spanish Colonial buildings in downtown Riverside.

Collectors Seminar: Spanish Colonial Revival Decorative Arts

Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Curator Lindsey Rossi will discuss notable, regional collections of Spanish Colonial decorative arts and material culture, as well as highlight decorative collecting trends among some of the earlier, prominent Riverside families. The role of the Mission Inn will also be discussed. After the talk, Lindsey will be available to answer questions about your antiques.

We are sorry to inform you that the Collectors Seminar is cancelled due to the curator’s illness. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to reschedule this seminar for a future date. Please stop by the museum on Saturday, November 18, for a full day of Myth & Mirage programming. Thank you.

Join us on a fun bus trip with old friends and NEW as we journey up to visit Hearst Castle, famously designed by our very own Julia Morgan, and help support our art education department at the same time! 

This FUNdraiser kicks off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, with muffins, fruit, and mimosas on the road up to Morro Bay!

We’ll stop in Arroyo Grande for lunch, and then continue on up to Morro Bay for some site-seeing and check-in to your rooms at the Inn at Morro Bay.

Dinner at the hotel will be at 7 p.m.

The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy, just be sure to get some breakfast before you load the bus leaving for Hearst Castle at 9 a.m.!

We should arrive at Hearst by 9:45 a.m. The tour begins by watching a short film, then you’ll take a walking tour of the castle. Then enjoy a truly behind-the-scenes, exclusive-for-us tour of Julia Morgan’s studio drawings with the renowned Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle’s Decorative Arts Curator! We’ll be having lunch at Hearst and don’t worry, you’ll have time to hit the gift shop before heading back to Riverside (we’ll have dinner and wine on the bus back)!

This fantastic trip benefiting our art education programs is only $300/person. This includes the price of the bus, hotel room (double occupancy), breakfast, and the dinner/wine on the way back to Riverside. 

For more information, please contact Caryn Marsella at cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org.

Join RAM at the Gateway to the Festival of Lights for our second Art Light Projection project! Each night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the Festival of Lights (November 25 – January 7), come see the art projection on the entire front facade! Described as “beyond cool”, we hope you will stop by to enjoy!

Don’t miss our Luminaries Project on Lime Street. Several local artists were invited to repurpose damaged light sculptures from last year’s Festival of Lights that were donated by the City of Riverside for our inaugural Luminaries Project. CalBaptist University (CBU) Assistant Professor in the visual arts Kristi Lippire and CBU visual arts students, as well as selected Vocademy makers reimagined the broken light sculptures into new illuminated sculptures and be on exhibition on our sculpture pads on the Lime Street side of the museum for the duration of the Festival of Lights.

Thank you to our Art Light Projection sponsors:

Free with paid admission or membership

Join us in an all-levels dance class combining everyday life movements with playful improvisational scores.

EveryBODY welcome! Facilitated by choreographer, dancer, and educator Sue Roginski.

Free with paid admission or membership

Join feminist artist Judith Palmer and novelist Ben Stoltzfus for a spoken word performance of ROMOLAND, an embodied dialogue between a man and a woman that is a postmodernist reading that dramatizes the condition of being a woman in a world dominated by men.

In partnership with the Inlandia Institute, please stay for a book signing by the artist and author following the performance.

Join us for The Blue Door Museum Store Holiday Shopping Preview Day! We will be closing the store Tuesday, November 15, to restock the store with special holiday items for this event.

Be the first to shop the newly restocked store to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Bring a friend and shop local…and unique!

Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park: 5759 Jurupa Ave. Riverside, CA 92504

We will meet at the path at the north parking lot at the end of the park next to the Santa Ana River Trail. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes and don’t forget you’re sunscreen, hat, and eco-friendly water bottle!

Stay after the river cleanup to enjoy the debut of There is a River Here, an environmental textile art project curated by Carolyn Schutten and facilitated by textile artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn, and co-created with the community. Patricia Locke Dawson of the Santa Ana River Trust will be on hand to talk about the revitalization of the Santa Ana River. This project addresses graffiti issues by the river and integrates the yarn bombing of several boulders in order to create an ephemeral river of blue in the natural landscape. There will also be a performative experience led by Crystal Sepúlveda’ called “the river knows – dancing with the Santa Ana River”.

If you would like to help create the textiles to temporarily cover the graffiti-covered boulders, please donate knitted or crocheted blankets or sweaters in shades of blue to the Riverside Art Museum, or join us at RAM for one or both of our Community Crochet Circles on September 24 and October 22, 12 noon – 3 p.m.

If you want to volunteer to help install the art project, come at 6 a.m., stay for the river clean up, then enjoy the debut that YOU helped with.

Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park: 5759 Jurupa Ave. Riverside, CA 92504

We will meet at the path at the north parking lot at the end of the park next to the Santa Ana River Trail. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes and don’t forget you’re sunscreen, hat, and eco-friendly water bottle!

RAM is finishing up our Art of Water series with a big splash! We will be leading a morning of river cleanup where Inland Empire Waterkeeper Megan Brousseau will treat you to a fascinating talk about the history and ecology of the Santa Ana River.

Stick around for the unveiling of There Is a River Here at 11 a.m. If you want to volunteer to help install the art project, come at 6 a.m., clean the river with us, then stay for the unveiling.

Free with paid admission or membership

In conjunction with Land/Sky, join artist and founder of ArtPlantae, Tania Marien, for an afternoon of sketching and learning about urban grasses.

Grass plants are everywhere—in our yards, our kitchens, our parks, and along the streets; Land/Sky artist Karen Kitchel introduces us to the third largest plant family.

Enjoy the exhibition and then discover the flowing shapes and intricate details of grasses by participating in an exploratory session of botanical illustration.

Participants will take home preliminary sketches and information about how to create grass studies at home.

Free with paid admission or membership

Get inspired by the works of Eric Nash in Land/Sky, then join us for an urban photography workshop to learn the secrets of photographing people, places, and things in the streets. Meet Anthony at the Riverside Art Museum to review your “rights” as a street photographer and get some photography guidelines to take compelling street images. Then hit the streets in this hands-on walk-and-shoot.

This workshop is open to all skill levels of photography and is limited to 12 photographers.

Please register for a spot by clicking here or calling 951.684.7111, and bring your point-and-shoot or DSLR camera to the workshop.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on RAM’s Instagram (@riversideartmuseum) to watch and learn live as artist Juan Navarro (and occasional guest artists) create art and give tips!

First Sundays is a series of free programs featuring activities for all-ages at various downtown Riverside locations.

Every first Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Riverside Art Museum (Julia Morgan Building) and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture are free and open to the public from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. No tickets are necessary.

Presenting Sponsor – First Sundays (March, April, May) and Judithe Hernández | Beyond Myself, Somewhere, I Wait for My Arrival

In partnership with Riverside Arts Council. List of participating organizations, here.

If you are interested in sponsoring free First Sundays activities, please contact Valerie Found at vfound@riversideartmuseum.org


Photo credit: Puma Photography