RAL ART CENTER EXHIBITS and SIGNATURE EVENTS
62nd Labor Day Art Show
The RAL Art Center invites all members, 18 and older, to enter its annual Labor Day Art Show. We hope to exhibit 200 original works of art that have never been seen before! We plan to welcome many new, first-time artists to our 62nd Labor Day Art Show.
This art show is not juried, but is it judged. This means that, although work will not be evaluated in order to be accepted, ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. Once again, a People’s Choice Award will be announced based on votes cast during the exhibit.
The deadline to submit entry forms and fees is Saturday, August 12th by 4 pm. The artwork delivery dates are August 26th, 27th, and 28th from 10 am to 12 noon at the RAL Art Center. If you are already a member of RAL, please consider entering this fantastic show. If you aren’t a member, you can still join RAL and be a part of what most members consider to be the pinnacle exhibit of the year!
You may submit your entry form and pay the entry fee in person at the RAL Art Center or on RAL’s website, https://www.ralartcenter.com/. Both the prospectus and the entry form are available on the website.
The exhibit runs from August 30th to September 23rd. Join us for the First Friday reception on September 1st when the winners are unveiled. Our Labor Day Art Show is one of the longest-standing visual art shows in Virginia and has also been awarded the Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia 2023 for Art Events. We are proud to be in our 62nd year. We hope that you, your family, your neighbors, and your friends visit often!
Aug 30 - Sep 23
September 1, 2023 at 9:00:00 PM
Color My World
Celebrate Nature’s color show with vivid, saturated
landscapes! This exhibit theme also applies to colorful
interiors, objects, animals, and people. What colors
your world? Show us your art!
Fall is Here
Who doesn’t love the onset of cooler mornings,
colored foliage, and the prospect of cozy
evenings by a fire?
Take a moment to share with us your vision of
fall. Landscapes are welcome, but so are all
things autumn, from football to bountiful
produce to family celebrations! Think outside the
box and surprise us!
Oct 3 - Oct 28
October 6, 2023 at 9:00:00 PM
This is every member’s chance to enter art that is inspired by
thought or emotion. Whatever you want to say, whatever you want
others to think about – that is what we want to see.
Express yourself in color, line, or perspective. Make it dreamlike,
real, or abstract. Push the envelope or play it safe, but in either
case, show us something about you!
Suzanne Quel/Jorie Wiley - Visiting Artists
We are pleased to have two very talented artists exhibiting their work on our Mobile Display Units
in November. They are members Jorie Wiley and Suzanne Quel Mehfoud.
Currently living in Richmond, Jorie describes her art journey in this way:
“I have always loved art
and want to create what I see. I have been painting since 2004 when I started experimenting with
oil painting. Juggling the work of painting with raising three children was a real adventure! I have
been a member of the Tuckahoe Artist Association for several years and have taken classes from
several talented artists in the Richmond area. I love to paint landscapes, living creatures, and
capture beauty and atmosphere in my paintings.”
Also based in Richmond, Suzanne says,
“Some of my earliest childhood memories are of hours
spent, pencil in hand creating entire stories of animals and people. This led to a BFA in Art
Education from VCU. And now I find painting creatures human and otherwise as intriguing as
those drawn stories from the past.”
Oct 31 - Nov 25
November 3, 2023 at 9:00:00 PM