Richard Colvin, 2017 FAFO Art Festival Judge

Richard Colvin is an artist and museum professional who brings an alternative viewpoint to his work in both traditional and contemporary

Born in Olathe, Kansas (1957), Colvin’s family relocated to Florida in the mid-1960s. Colvin received an art education courtesy of a succession of mentors: Barbara Bassett at the Art Workshop in Winter Park, Thomas F. Peterson at Rollins College, and through observing Central Florida’s legendary painter/printmakers, including Maury Hurt, Bill Orr, Jerry Raidiger, and many others. In craftsmanship and spirit, Colvin’s greatest mentor is his father, Ronald P. Colvin.

During his 30+ year museum career, he has had the opportunity to study works by a wide array of masters. He continues over time to exercise his abilities in a variety of styles and mannerisms (in both painting and printmaking) and prefers to let the idea dictate the style and manner rather than external forces.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (as an artist)
Florida Faience Gallery, Mount Dora
Crealdé School of Art, Lightsource: Richard D. Colvin, Fall 2016.  Winter Park Florida.
Leesburg Center for the Arts, Local Color: Richard Colvin, January 2016
Off the Beaten Path/Florida Art Tour, Guest Artist, 2013-14
University Club of Winter Park, The Country Life: Recent Works by Richard D. Colvin, February 2009
HP Leu Gardens Gallery, Richard Colvin: The Country Life, October-December 2008, Orlando, Florida
COMMA Gallery, Cows@Comma, July 2008, Orlando, Florida
King Center for the Arts, Richard D. Colvin: Recent Work, Melbourne, Florida, February 2008
COMMA, Landscape Exhibition, Summer 2007
COMMA, Little Pictures: Big Ideas, Orlando, June 2005, one-person exhibition
MAC Faculty Show, Wilfong-Remieres Gallery, Orlando, 2003
MAC, Sextet, Separated at Birth, 2000
Valencia Community College, Faculty Invitational, 2000
Seminole Community College, Printmakers 3, 1992
Crealde School of Art Invitational, 1986
The Face in the Mirror: The Artine Artinian Collection, 1984-85
Maitland Art Center, Stone Lithography Showcase, 1981

SELECTED COLLECTIONS (as an artist)
Leesburg Center for the Arts, Leesburg FL
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park FL
Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach FL
Maitland Art Center, Maitland FL
Private Collections

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Executive Director, Lake Eustis Museum of Art (LEMA), April 2012-present
Curator of Art and History, Art & History Museums Maitland, 2010-2012
Curator/Instructor, Maitland Art Center, 1998-2010
Community Relations Coordinator, Maitland Art Center, 1997-98
Exhibition Designer, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1980-1997

CURATORIAL
All exhibitions, LEMA, 2012-present
All exhibitions, Maitland Art Center (MAC), March 2009-2010
2+2, MAC, 2006
Andre Smith@125, MAC 2006
The Glory of Venice, 2002
Permanent Collection, MAC, 2001-2009
Beyond the Woodcut, Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM), 1997
Portraits of Women, CFAM, 1987

SELECTED JUDGING/JURIES
Leesburg Art Festival, Judge, 2017
Lake Wales Art Festival, Judge, 2017
Mount Dora Art Festival, Judge, 2016
Apopka Art/Foliage Festival, 2014/2016
Leesburg Art Festival, Judge, 2015
Deland Art Festival, 2013
Naples Art Association, 2013
Villages Art Association, 2013
Apopka Art/Foliage Festival, 2013
Lake County Fair, 2013
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Individual Artists Awards, 2012
Maitland Art Festival, 2012
UCF Student Exhibition, 2009
Deland Art Festival, 2007
26th Festival of the Masters, WDW, 2006
Titusville Art League, 2006
Mt Dora Art Festival, 2005
Daytona Beach Art League, 2004
Vero Beach Art League, 2002
Osceola Art Festival, 2001
21st Festival of the Masters, WDW, 2001
City of Orlando Cultural Corridor Project, 1999-2000
UACF Individual Artist Awards, 1997-2000

EDUCATION
BA Rollins College, 1980
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), 1975
Winter Park High School, 1975