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NIAD Windows Exhibition// Be Heard. Speak Up., Curated by Fenwick & West

This is the the fourth show in our new exhibition space NIAD Windows. NIAD Windows is four white walls in the front window bays of the Art Center. The shows can easily be seen from the sidewalk or from a passing automobile.

About the exhibition

For more than five years, Bay Area based law firm Fenwick & West has partnered with NIAD to create a group exhibition of Art Center works in their five offices across the country. Tied into National Disability Employment Awareness Month, these shows traditionally took place in October. Always the exhibitions were a lively and lyrical selection of art -- chosen by the law firm -- with the sales directly supporting NIAD artists.

Although the pandemic has changed many things in our lives, this now-annual exhibition is not one of them. From the vibrant self-portraits of Jonathan Valdivias to the Mexican folk-art influenced fiber work of Maria Radilla to the dynamic paintings of Christian Vassell and the oft-political and mimetic works of Danny Thach, this year's version is another sweeping smorgasboard of drawings, paintings and crafts. But, its available online with highlights available in NIAD Windows.

Oh, by the way, you may notice that numerous works in the show seem to address this moment in time, that's intentional. Remember: Be heard. Speak up.

NIAD Windows offers sidewalk and street side opportunities to view the exhibitions you’ve come to expect in our on-site galleries. NIAD Art Center is located at 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California. "Be Heard. Speak Up." is on view in "NIAD Windows" from October 23 through November 13, 2020. Admission is free. The exhibition is on view all the time, everyday. You can learn more about the exhibition at Thirsty Thursday on October 29 (admission is free to this as well.)

Available works in the exhibition

(the complete show will be available beginning October 23)