Quantity Postcards

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Although our name is Quantity Postcards, our products include note cards, greeting cards, posters, fans, magnets, mugs, t-shirts and more!


Anna W. Edwards

'Artists-in-Residence’ Embrace Creative Possibilities

Anna W. Edwards, a resident of San Leandro, Calif., is nurturing an artistic passion that was dormant for years. When Robert Clemons was invited to show some of his pen and ink portraits at the Oakland Museum last year, he was surprised and delighted. The E. E. Cleveland Manor resident had been drawing since he was a child, and in his late 30s he earned a B.F.A. at the prestigious California College of the Arts. But his career had been spent as a housing inspector, not a professional artist, and he was flabbergasted when the curator of the museum show gave his work a featured location. He remembers telling himself, “Maybe I’ve arrived and I didn’t even know I was coming.”


Artship Foundation

"Artship's mission is to offer broad access to the transforming powers of the creative process and to present new opportunities for breakthrough thinking and creative work…"

Oh, what could have been.  The jury is still out and the organization could still reach those legendary heights it is cut out to be.  


Buffalo Soldiers

"Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship."

Frederick Douglass


CaSaj Art Gallery

My first professional art show.


Debbie Koppman

Dr. Debra Koppman

Debra Koppman is a Bay Area visual and community artist, writer, editor and educator. Working in a variety of media, she creates  mixed media sculpture made largely from recycled materials, prints, hand-made paper, masks, puppets, and theater sets. Her abstract work is inspired by and alludes to the folk arts of many cultures of North and South America, Africa, and Asia.


Karen LeGault

Delicate -scapes of all kinds, koi fish swimming slowly mesmerising and flowing through the medium of nature, or nature flows through Karen.  The work is beautiful.


Karin Turner's Web Site

I create positive African American images in the form of brightly colored original acrylic & watercolor paintings and drawings. My figurative portraits speak of the past relating to the present, while forecasting an optimistic future. Subscribing to the belief that "everything will be all right"; they reflect both whimsy and pride of my African American heritage.


Lost Manuscripts Of Timbuktu

Timbuktu Manuscripts or (Tombouctou Manuscripts) is a blanket term for the large number of historically important manuscripts that have been preserved for centuries in private households in Timbuktu, Mali. The collections include manuscripts about art, medicine, philosophy, and science of the late Abbasid Caliphate, as well as priceless copies of the Quran. The number of manuscripts in the collections has been estimated as high as 700,000


Malcolm X-Elke Moritz Website

A great tribute to a great man.

At that moment

When they shot Malcolm Little down
On the stage of the Audobon Ballroom,
When his life ran out through bullet holes
(Like the people running out then the murder began)


Natasha Miller

Prescott-Joseph Center For Community Enhancement

Prescott-Joseph Center owns and operates the Northern CA Breathmobile® Program, a sustainable, accessible, community-wide asthma management program that shifts acute episodic cases to regular preventative care in accordance with national standards.


Roswita Szyszka's Homepage

By conscious manipulation of the diverse elements, I create an alter ego that speaks the dichotomous language of Ying and Yang which divides the soul of every man. By exploring the diverse elements of the human figure and its many reflections and projections, I see a different concept of self and reality, in the same way that a crystal reflects and diffracts its own inner and outer realities. I combine this technique with my internal passion, allowing this emotional element to fuse all disparity into the segmental wholeness of myself.


Ruth Peterson Shorer

Ruth Petersen Shorer captures powerful universal feelings through her personally revealing paintings and sculptures. The expressionistic works were created as a reflection on the dichotomies of life – the joy of family and the sorrow of loss; lives touched by both exhilaration and frustration.
Intensity is felt through depth of color and form as well as content. Her narrative pieces are stories.
They are passionate, inspiring and emotionally rich, much like life.


San Francisco Carnaval 2003--My Contribution

Schomburg Museum

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life—in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration. READ MORE ›


Taitl Design

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The Art Of Living Black 2012 At RAC

January 11- February 28, 2014       
Richmond Art Center  Gallery Exhibition : Main Gallery
2540 Barrett Ave. Richmond, CA 94804

SAT- 08 FEB 2014   ------------  Gallery Artists' Reception  2PM-5PM
                           ------------- Gallery Artists' Talks 12PM-2PM    
SAT 15 FEB 2014  -------------- Gallery Artists' Talks 12PM-2 pm
SAT-SUN 22-23 FEB  2014-- Artists' Open Studios ArtTour Weekend  
SAT-SUN 01-02 MAR 2014--Artists' Open Studios ArtTour Weekend
SAT-SUN 08-09 MAR 2014 -- * RAC Artists' EXPO: 11am-5pm
                                                         Open to the public .


The Science Of Beauty-- Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder

The golden ratio, briefly, is the proportional relationship between two lines a and b such that (a + b) is to a as a is to b; in other words, the ratio between the whole and one of its parts is the same as the ratio between its two parts. This doesn’t sound like much in algebra form (a/b = (a + b)/a) and still less when expressed as a decimal (1:1.61814). But draw a rectangle—or build a Parthenon—with sides of a and b, and the sheer cosmic rightness of the thing leaps out at you. If you were to be stranded on a desert island with one particular rectangle, that’s the one you’d go with. Palpably, it’s the first rectangle that occurred to God when he realized he needed another four-sided, right-angled shape to complement his juvenile masterpiece, the square.


Tuskegee Airmen

"Tuskegee Airmen" refers to the men and women, African-Americans and Caucasians, who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experience", the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.


World Institute Of Disability

The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.


Sue Matthews Home Page

I am a painter and percussionist from Oakland, California. I have traveled extensively in Latin American and recently in the Sahel, near Maradi, in Niger, West Africa.

My paintings are based on my travels.  They talk about traditions that have come to us from ancient times and survive in contemporary life.


FireHouse North-TheArthur Wright Show

Firehouse Art Co is a non profit project, directed by Tom Franco and Julia Lazar, providing spaces for artists to co create currency, and a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration.


Zahava Sherez

Great Site, beautiful work!


Virginia Jourdan

Virginia Jourdan enjoyed art classes as a child and continued pursuing her passion and developing her talents in college, first at the University of Washington focusing on painting, then receiving her BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a focus in illustration. Virginia moved to New York and worked as a freelance illustrator for commercial jobs. Returning to the Bay Area, she began focusing on fine art to allow her more creative freedom. Virginia continued developing her talents studying abroad, attending painting workshops in Italy and China. She is also talented in printmaking and sculpture. Her artwork has been shown at 30 exhibitions across the country and includes several commissioned works.