Current JRAL Exhibit:
William Youngblood painting and custom framing, other great prizes, donated to JRAL to give away at October 16th's 50th Anniversary Celebration!
History of JRAL: Fifty years of Art! 1964-2014
The James River Art League is one of the oldest art groups in Richmond and was organized in 1964 by members of a painting class taught by Helen Hull Bailey. Through her persuasion, an art league was formed south of the James River; early meetings were held in a small white house on the grounds of Westover Hills School. The membership grew and soon the League included artists from both sides of the James River. Today, JRAL remains anchored in Greater Richmond, although we have members from throughout Central Virginia.
Please visit our Anniversary News page for more information about the various components of our year-long celebration.
Meetings & Programs
We welcome guests to join us at our Program/Business meetings at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Henrico County, in September, November, January, March, and May. Field trips and special programs for members occur in October, December, February and April. Please visit our Meetings/Programs page for full details.
Please contact us for for more information about the James River Art League, by emailing Mary Kent, JRAL president, or calling her at 804-278-8917.