2015-2016 Meetings & Programs
Meeting location is at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Ave., Richmond, VA 23229, unless otherwise specified.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Lorelle Rau: How to Correctly Frame Paintings for an Exhibition
Lorelle Rau, who is an artist, administrator, curator, and consultant, will be talking to us about how to properly frame a painting for exhibitions. Lorelle has an MA in Arts Administration from from the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated with a BS in Art Management and BA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University. She began her career serving as Curator of the Looking Glass Gallery and later worked in the College Exhibitions Department at the Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design.
Lorelle works for The Anderson Art Group, a corporate art consulting firm; in addition, she installs artwork for various clients and helps emerging artists develop their artistic careers. Rau’s curatorial experience includes Reclaimed | Retold in 2015, Sensory Overload at the Corcoran in 2010 and several exhibitions at Chasen Galleries in Richmond, VA and the Looking Glass Gallery in Boone, NC. Learn more about Lorelle at lorellerau.wix.com.
Friday, October 16, 2015
VCU School of the Arts Visit and Tour, 9:30 AM - Noon, followed by on-site lunch. Parking provided. This is a walking tour so plan ahead. Our host for the tour will be Molly Roberts, assisted by tour guides, students, and instructors. Click here for a pdf of the details.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Artist & Educator William Johnson
JRAL's Partnership with George Wythe High School
William E. Johnson, artist and art instructor at Virginia State University and George Wythe High School, will talk to JRAL members about his work, his artistic philosophy, and the burgeoning relationship he and his students have with the James River Art League.
“As an artist, I am driven by needs both aesthetic and social,” Johnson writes in his biography; “My challenge as an artist is to find ways to use both the spiritual and material powers of art in such a way that my expressions become a vehicle for the understanding of people.”
Johnson received his BFA from VCU in 1982. He went on to post- graduate studies there and in the University of Richmond’s Partner in the Arts program. In addition to his current teaching positions at VSU and GWHS, Johnson has also served as adjunct faculty in the Educational Outreach Program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and as Artist in Residence for the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
He has exhibited throughout the greater Richmond area and further afield in Virginia and Washington D.C. in both solo and group exhibitions. Johnson’s paintings hang in many public and private collections, including those of the VCU Medical College of Virginia, Lynchburg College, CSX, and the City of Richmond.
See bio for William Johnson
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thomas Bradshaw Presents His Art
Impressionist and plein air painter Thomas Bradshaw will speak to JRAL for a "Working Artist" program. Bradshaw will lecture and demo a painting during the first hour of the meeting and continue to work on the painting during lunch and the business meeting. His finished painting will be available for immediate sale to JRAL members.
Thomas Bradshaw comes from a dedicated family of creative artists and doctors who always pushed him to follow his own personal journey into fine art. Thomas is a nationally collected artist with many awards over the years. He currently teaches a mixed media class at For Art's Sake and plein air workshops out of Blue Skies Gallery in Hampton. He recently opened his own gallery located in Blackstone, VA.
Find more information about Thomas at his website or his Facebook page.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Jos Biviano and the Art of Luminism
NOTE: There will not be a business meeting following the presentation; light snacks will be available.
Jos Biviano's presentation will focus on the art of the American Landscape with respect to the principles of the Hudson River School of Art and its secondary phase Luminism. Jos will discuss these historic styles and how he relates them to his present work, with excerpts from his diverse portfolio, including frame-by-frame slides that demonstrate the typical construction of a Luminist painting.
Jos Biviano is a nationally recognized visual artist who lives in Richmond and who was the judge for JRAL's judged exhibit in 2015. From an early age, he was fascinated by form, color, and texture, as well as natural events and how they shape the history of human kind. His paintings glorify nature, and evoke the transcendental images celebrated by the 19th century Hudson River and Luminist Schools of Art. His landscape paintings are marked by forceful and dramatic displays of light and shadow, intense color, and Turner-like atmospheric effects. In 2013, Biviano was conferred as a member to the prestigious Landscape Artists International. He works mainly in oil, but also enjoys working with gouache and other water-based media. His paintings can be found in many public and private collections throughout the United States. For more information, visit his website www.josbiviano.com.