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Openings & Art Fairs

The RJD Gallery is proud to announce...

12.6.14 – 1.4.15
American Beauty
Celebrate the beauty that lies deep within each of us. Featuring the artwork of Frank Oriti.
Nov 29, 2014 – Dec 21, 2014
The Retreat’s 6th Annual Juried Art Show Top 25
Judges Janet Goleas and Christina Stassfield were thrilled to have received over 180 entries from around the country; what a tribute to how much the art community cares! *WHERE VIOLENCE ENDS AND HOPE BEGINS*
11.15.14 – 12.14.14
Veiled Visions
Featuring the narrative artwork of Mary Chiaramonte and Adrienne Stein. Explore these women’s emotional parameters and visions inspired by poets, musicians and their families. Discover the myriad of details that will allow you to connect to these works and make their stories your own.
Saturday, October 11th
The RJD Gallery is thrilled to have another opportunity for women to share their souls, their hearts and their stories at our third annual Women Painting Women show. We received over 250 entries, and it was quite a difficult task to pick only 28 artists for the gallery. More than 20 of them will be on hand for the opening so please join us!
Sept 13, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015
Get Real: New American Painting
Celebrate the arrival of fall with this snapshot of contemporary American realist painting. Haley Hasler, Jason John, Andrea Kowch, Bryan LeBoeuf, Jenny Morgan, Kevin Muente, Frank Oriti, and Kevin Peterson explore themes that have persisted throughout the recent history of American realist painting such as narrative portraiture and social, psychological, and magical realism. The eight artists present a multifaceted view of the American experience, contrasting the historic and the contemporary, pastoral and urban landscapes, the immanent and the transcendent. Sip specialty cocktails, taste real American cuisine, and visit with several exhibition artists in the galleries. RSVP to attend the preview and exhibition-related events at mocajacksonville.org/events.
Saturday, August 23rd
Shattered Boundaries
Phillip Thomas’s artwork draws the viewer into another world, encourages questions, and generates introspective thought to evolve, as he continues to challenge preconceived stereotypes and civility. In his new body of work, utilizing mixed media and oil on panel, Phillip explores one’s identity and confronts the limitations of traditional ideology within today’s environment.
Saturday, July 26th
We are proud to introduce African American artist, Kadir Nelson. This opening offers a charismatic array of mesmerizing subjects, all portrayed in a rich cultural history, brimming with intimate stories and emotions that we often try to hide. Kadir Nelson’s work has been shown and collected by the US House of Representatives, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, International Olympic Committee, and numerous coveted private and public institutions.
July 10-13th
Our fourth year displaying our exclusive Gallery artists’ yearlong efforts with their most progressive works; displayed in the magical setting of a festive tent located among grassy knolls, polo fields, and metal sculptures. For more information please visit ArtHamptons.com
Saturday, June 28th
Edge of Temptation
This alluring exhibit will indulge your sense of seduction with a provocative display of raw vitality and magnetism that only a unique canvas can convey. Feel the pulsating tension, as we fuse the artwork of, and welcome, Pamela Wilson and Teresa Elliott, with Rick Garland, Katie O’Hagan, Frank Oriti, Bart Vargas and more.
Saturday, May 31st
Transcendental Feminine Fantasy
Marvel at this illustrious combination of artistic talent, courage, and spirit that emanate from the complex female mystique, their innocence, and their dreams; all shared in these very creative works of art. Featuring the artwork of Andrea Kowch, Pam Hawkes, Haley Hasler, Anne-Marie Kornachuk, Katie O’Hagan, Margo Selski and Adrienne Stein.
Saturday, May 10th
Paws and Reflect to Benefit The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation
This heart-warming compilation of artwork reveals our appreciation and fascination with animals. From the whimsical to the unusual and elegant, these works depict our favorite creatures and raise awareness and needed funds for the SHAS.
Saturday, April 26th
Spring Fusion to Benefit The Retreat, “where hope begins and violence ends”
Discover a resplendent collection of art, sure to engage your sense of innocence, inspire ingenuity, introspective thinking, and the appreciation of creativity. The winners of The Retreat’s 5th Annual Art competition, Mary Chiaramonte, Sylvia Hommert & Kerry Sharkey-Miller and honorable mentions, Gina Altadonna, Janet Culbertson & Patricia Parks will be on display.

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