Inaugurated by the Richmond Art Center in 1999, the Award included an exhibition in the 2000 square ft Main Gallery, a workshop and artist talk, and a stipend. 

     The first year's Award was presented to sculptors Susannah Israel and Lawrence LaBianca, by Bay Area artist and educator John Toki. The exhibition and events were organized by Rachel Osajima, Executive Director at RAC.

     Ernie Kim, a distinguished Bay Area ceramic artist, served as Director of the Richmond Art Center from 1970-1980. Kim was also a well-beloved instructor and studio supervisor from 1962 - 1982 at the Center.

John Toki

http://www.mcpart.org/john-toki

Lawrence LaBianca http://www.lawrencelabianca.com/

Richmond Art Center

http://richmondartcenter.org/

Rachel Osajima

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-osajima-bb03365/

Ernie Kim

https://wwwthemarksproject.org/marks/kim

The First Annual Ernie Kim Memorial Award & Exhibition

Top right, The Chicken

King

 

Left: Chicken Girl.

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Right, Chicken Feed,

installation view.

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