1964-2014: Fifty Years of Art!
The James River Art League is one of the oldest art groups in Richmond. It was organized in 1964 by members of a painting class taught by Helen Hull Bailey.
A year-long celebration of JRAL's 50 years of art during 2014 featured special exhibits, events, community gifts, and commemorative materials such as "James River Art League: 50 Years of Art", a book chronicling the League's history. The 50th Anniversary culminated with a gala party on October 16, 2014, at Richmond Country Club, attended by over 100 members and guests, including "JRAL's Godmother" Helen Bailey, charter member Chuck Larivey, and the families of charter members Olive Louise Bono, Lilian Davis, and William Youngblood.
Please visit our Anniversary News Archive page to learn about other features of JRAL's anniversary year.
JRAL's 50th Anniversary Party on October 16, 2014,
at Richmond Country Club