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Raymond Abell

visual artist



(mail)  abell.raymond@gmail.com   

                                             (web)  www.rayabell.com



M.F.A.           Ohio University, School of Art, Photography Dept., Athens, OH

Certificate     George Eastman House, Advanced Studies Workshop,   Rochester, NY

M.L.S.           State University of New York @ Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

B.F.A.           University of Hartford, Art School, Painting Dept., West Hartford, CT

           


Painting Exhibitions


Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Something Calling: An Exhibition. (Paintings, Ray Abell; Collages and photographs, Millie Abell).  Mar 2019

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Nature: An Exhibition.  (Paintings, Ray Abell; Collages and photographs, Millie Abell).                Feb 2018

Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy.  Norwich, CT.  Painting (in permanent collection).                                                                                                     Jan 2017                                                                                                                                                                                

Prince George Art & Frame.   Williamsburg, VA.  Small Works.                    Dec 2016-    

     present.

Williamsburg Regional Library Gallery. Trees: Up Close and at a Distance (36 works).

                                                                                                       Oct-Nov 2016

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA Hidden Order.

       (38 works).                                                                                  Aug. 2016                                                                                            

Harbor Gallery.   Norfolk, VA.  (39 works)                                          Spring 2015

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Space & Form.

                                                                                                          Mar. 2014

Prince George Art & Frame.  Williamsburg, VA. Virginia Landscape: Four Artists, Four Visions (10 works)                                                                          Sep-Oct  2013                               

Harbor Gallery.   Norfolk, VA  (24 works)                                        Spring   2013

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA  Small Works.  Oct 2012-Jan 2013

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.    Fredericksburg, VA .  Abstraction & Reality.                                                                                                Sep 2013

Harbor Gallery.  Norfolk, VA  (14 works)                                            Spring   2012

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA  Layers of  Color.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                            Sep 2012

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.  Who We Are, Past and Present. 

                                                                                                          Apr-Jul 2012

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Focus on Color 2011.                                                                                                 Oct-Nov 2011

Harbor Gallery. Norfolk, VA   (23 works)                                            Spring 2011

Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA.  Virginia Artists 2011: Juried Exhibition. 

                                                                                                       Summer 2011        

Gallery at York Hall. Yorktown, VA  (4 works)                       Nov 2009-Nov 2011   

Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA.  Artists Who Teach: Juried Exhibition 2011.

                                                                                                   Feb-Mar 2011

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA  (14 works).     Oct-Nov 2010

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Pushing the Elements. 

                                                                                                     Sep-Oct 2010

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Fredericksburg, VA.  Reflections. 

                                                                                                      May-Jun   2010                                                                                  

Charles Taylor Arts Center. Hampton, VA.  Artists Who Teach : Juried Exhibition 2010,

                                                                                                      Feb-Mar   2010 

Hampton Roads Convention Center. Hampton, VA . Walls of Art.

                                                                                                  Spring-Winter 2010

Charles Taylor Arts Center. Hampton, VA                                                 Jul 2009

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Fredericksburg, VA. Connections. 

                                                                                                                 Jul 2009

Peninsula Fine Arts Center.  Newport News, VA.  Abstraction Today (35 works). 

                                                                                                                 Jun 2009

Hilton Studios & Gallery.   Newport News, VA                                     Winter 2009

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                            Jun 2009

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA.                                                           May 2009

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                            Apr 2009

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                            Feb 2009

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                           Apr 2008

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                           Nov 2008

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA.                                                          Nov 2008

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Newport News, VA                                      Winter 2008

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Newport News, VA                                   Summer 2008

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA.                                                         Mar 2008

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Newport News, VA                                      Winter 2007

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA.                                                          Jan 2007   

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                           Mar 2007

Art Works Gallery. Richmond, VA                                                           Apr 2007

Hilton Studios & Gallery. Newport News, VA                                   Summer 2007

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                          Sep 2007

Art Works Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                                          Aug 2007

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Newport News, VA                                       Winter 2006

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Richmond, VA                                           Summer 2006

Studios Hilton& Gallery. Newport News, VA                                        Winter 2005

Charles Taylor Arts Center.  Hampton, VA                                               Fall 2005

Hilton Studios & Gallery.  Newport News, VA                                   Summer 2005




Affiliations

Art Works Gallery. Richmond, VA

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Fredericksburg, VA

Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Newport News, VA

Academy of American Poets. New York, NY

Chesapeake Bay Poets. Chesapeake, VA

Poetry Society of Virginia. Alexandria, VA

Virginia Master Naturalists, Historic Rivers Chapter, Williamsburg, VA

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

Virginia Master Naturalists, Historic Rivers Chapter.  Williamsburg, VA.



Private Collections

Dr. Barry Collins, London, England

Ms. Vallery Doe, Hampton, VA

Ms. Frances Doyle, Hampton, VA

Drs. Diana and Terrence Tierney, Hampton, VA

Ms. Shirley Lindsay, Tabb, VA

Dr. Thomas Wessells, Newport News, VA

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wozny, San Antonio, TX

Silver Star Market & Café, (on the grounds of the Sundance Institute), Park City, UT

The Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, OH



Art Related Work

As the Fine Arts Librarian at the Rochester Institute of Technology, I:

-Developed extensive reference collections in photography and printmaking

-Acquired a sizeable collection of original photography, printmaking, and hand-made books

-Designed the Wallace Library’s Art Gallery


Instructor, LifeLong Learning Society of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

(Spring 201- - Summer 2013).  Taught Abstract Painting in Acrylics to adult learners.


Instructor, Peninsula  Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. (Summer 2011).  Taught Abstract Painting in Acrylics to adult learners.



Awards


Poetry Society of Virginia, first place                                                        Apr 2016

Poetry Society of Virginia, Honorable Mention,                                        Apr 2014

Poetry Society of Virginia, Honorable Mention.                                        Apr 2010

Art Works Gallery.  All Media Show.  Paintings.  Honorable Mention.

      Richmond, VA                                                                                 Jan 2009                                                                                                          

Poetry Society of Virginia. Honorable Mention.                                        Apr 2009

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.  Paintings.  Two                  Jul 2009

      Honorable Mention Awards.  Fredericksburg, VA

Irene Leache Memorial 74th Literary Contest. Poetry Winner                   Apr 1992

      (First place for light verse)




Reviews

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