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Past Events

2010 Events...

January 22, 2010 - Richard attended a Black Tie and Billiards fundraiser at the Grace Museum 100th Anniversary celebration in Abilene, Texas. He displayed about 12-15 cues for the patrons attending the gala and giving a presentation on design and construction of custom cues.

October 2010 - In late October he attended the International Cue Collectors event in Sarasota, Florida. For this outing he created about a half dozen new and exciting pieces.

2007 Events...

June 30 - August 26, 2007 - The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present Richard Black: The Art of Cue, a fantastic showcase of hand-crafted custom pool cues by Humble, Texas, artist Richard Black. Read more: scroll down to June 2007

2006 - 2005 Events... March 16 and 17, 2006 - Richard looks forward to seeing old friends and new ones at the Allen Hopkins Billiard Expo, Valley Forge, PA.  He will not be displaying but will be walking around visiting and maybe helping friend Bill Grassley at Cornerstone Billiards.

April 8, 2006 - Richard will be hosting the first real Annual Meeting of the Academy of American Cue Art ( at his home and workshop.  This meeting is being held in Houston to coincide with the BCA trade Show Apr. 6 - 8.  Food and beverages will be served starting at 5:00 p.m.  The event will be free to Academy members; there will be a small per head fee to all guests.  The general meeting will begin at 8:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to come join the festivities and meeting to learn more about the Academy and its mission.

March 19, 2005 - June 2, 2005 - Richard Black Custom Cues was showcased in a solo exhibition in the main gallery of the Art Museum of South East Texas in Beaumont, Texas.

Past Outings...

November 5 - December 29, 2003 - Richard and five other cuemakers exhibited some of their creations at the Muckenthaler Museum in Fullerton, CA. 

May 1 - 3, 2003 - Richard exhibited his latest and greatest at the Derby Village.  This was a new event being held in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby and Richard was invited to show his cues to the 500 millionaires, royalty, celebrities and the equestrian community - not to mention the local folks.  He exhibited about 30 pieces ranging from a low of $1200 and going over $100,000.

March 21 - 23, 2003 - Richard was at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo in Valley Forge, PA.  Thanks to all the old and new friends that stopped by to chat and see the new cues.

September 26 - 28, 2002 - Richard exhibited some unbelievable cues at the International Cue Collectors Show in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  But rumor has it he really went to play golf in the cuemaker/collector golf tournament.

Richard made an appearance at the LA Billiard Expo in Burbank, CA on October 23-27, 2001.

This November, Richard displayed his cues at the Japan $1 Million Tourney and Cue Show.

To the Valley...


On March 22-25, Richard displayed his world renown cues at the Allen Hopkins Billiard Expo in Valley Forge, PA.
Allen Hopkins Billiard Expo.

In the Big Apple...

Richard Black at the 1999 Gallery of American Cue Art Gala.

Richard, Ardis, and Jerry Orbach at the 1999 Gala

The one night showing at the NYAC was sponsored  by Blatt Billiards,  the NYAC Billiards Committee, and the Academy of American Cue Art.  The beneficiary of the 1999 Gallery event was Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

And The Silver Medal Goes To...
Richard receiving the Silver Award from Ron Blatt for his creation - Athena.

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it..

Richard with Stefanie Pola on left and Linda Pault on right.

And on to Valley Forge...

Booth at 1999 Valley Forge Hopkins Expo.

In February, Richard participated in the 1999 Gallery of American Cue Art Gala held in New York City at the prestigious New York Athletic Club.  Richard's creation Athena won the "Silver Medal."

See the whole story in the Awards & Honors section.

Five cues ranging from $4,200 to $28,500 were exhibited along with the works of fourteen other talented artists.  The show was attended by hundreds of guests including TV and movie celebrities, corporate executives, art aficionados, and major cue collectors from all around the globe.

He also joined in a two week display at the National Arts Club. 








Richard receiving the Silver Award from Ron Blatt for his creation... "Athena".







And what do we have here?   Richard told me that it was rough at the Gala.  Is this his idea of rough???

Just remember Richard...Thou art mortal.

Pictured with Richard are Stefanie Pola (left) and Linda Pault (right)






Pictured at left is Richard's booth at the 1999 Valley Forge "Hopkins" Expo.  Richard combined booths with Linda Pault for this show.

On TV....





The popular series "The Pretender" finds the Rhapsody in Blue in the hands of star Michael T. Weiss.

The popular series "The Pretender" finds the Rhapsody in Blue in the hands of star Michael T Weiss.

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