FEATURED MEMBER: Loraine Wellman

Loraine Wellman lives, gardens and paints in Richmond, B.C.

Loraine has studied art ever since she was a child and was recommended to classes at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She had a wonderful immersion in classical art training at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). Loraine then attended the University of British Columbia, earned a B.Ed and began teaching as an art specialist.

Later, while raising a family, she did extensive work in fabric arts and had many designs printed in American magazines. She also took further drawing and painting classes at Douglas and Kwantlen Colleges and studied portrait painting with Geoffrey Traunter. An interest in dolls and historical fashion resulted in Loraine being a paper doll artist for the Canadian Doll Journal from 1994 through 1998.

Loraine has now returned to painting with a passion. She paints many subjects, building her acrylic on canvas paintings layer by layer to create a vibrancy of colour and a sense of light. Loraine’s paintings are in collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Taiwan. She has paintings on permanent display in Richmond Hospital, the President’s Office of Royal Roads University and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre “Oseradok”,

Loraine is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vice-President of Richmond Artists Guild, regular participant in a life drawing group and paints outdoors with Men in Hats. Loraine has a blog and shows work on her website – www.lorainewellman.com



Nominations are open for the 2018 Richmond Arts Awards!

This is a chance for you to celebrate and acknowledge someone or some organization who is making a positive contribution to our arts community.

Please consider nominating someone!

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 15th.

Visit www.richmond.ca/artsawards to fill out a nomination form.




Thank you all for helping to make ArtRich 2017 such a resounding success. As part of Canada’s 150th celebrations, we offered three prizes of 150$ to the top pieces of artwork in the exhibition, as chosen by visitors to the gallery. The People’s Choice winners are:

  • Haitao Yin!  for  Whispering Grass
  • Kerri-Jo Stewart! for  At The Docks. (Pinhole)
  • Denise E. Paluck! for  Firestorm at Moonrise

Thank you again to everyone who submitted works and/or came to the exhibition. We hope to see you all again for the next ArtRich!

Haitao Yin with Whispering Grass


Kerri-Jo Stewart with At The Docks. (Pinhole)


Denise Paluck’s Firestorm at Moonrise


Click here to view current Arts, Culture and Heritage events in Richmond.

Our Mission

To promote, support and advocate for the Arts in all their various forms within Richmond, BC.

Our Vision

RAC Vision:

Richmond is recognized as a creative community. This means:

  1. The City is an Arts destination with a vibrant Arts scene which values and appreciates all forms of the Arts.
  2. The community is engaged in activity which includes:
    1. A variety of Arts-related objects, performances and experiences available to the public
    2. Arts gathering spaces
    3. Meaningful connection between culture, heritage and the Arts
    4. The Arts are used to explore cultural connectivity
    5. A friendly and welcoming community including daytime and night-time vibrance
    6.  A wide variety of Arts-related programs and events
    7. Sustainable and stable Arts organizations
    8. Arts-focused hubs (The Arts District in the City Centre Official Community Plan and Steveston)
  3.  The livability of the community encourages artists to live and work in Richmond.

Our Sponsors

    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond News
    • Innovation Networks
    • City of Richmond
    • Government of Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage)
    • Richmond Canada 150

Our Partners

    • City of Richmond
    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond Art Gallery
    • Steveston 20/20
    • Gulf of Georgia Cannery
    • Steveston Historical Society
    • RYMP (Richmond Youth Media Program)
    • CMWAC (Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada)
    • RCCS (Richmond Chinese Community Society)

Indonesian batik demo

Indonesian batik demo by artists Diandra Durando and Liza Wajong of Citranti of Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society at Lipont Place on May 20th, 2017. Stay tuned of upcoming workshops!

Posted by Lipont Place on Thursday, June 22, 2017