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Richard Lance Russell is a Four Corners painter whose work has appeared in many competitions including the Oil Painters of Americaís national exhibitions, the Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibitions, and the Church History Museumís International Art Competition and has garnered awards. His masterful draftsmanship and superior control of paint and color has been appreciated by collectors and juries alike. His work was recently recognized at Plein Air Rockies 2014 with the City of Estes Park Award and at PleinAir Moab 2013 with first place in the Quick Draw competition.

In 2015, Richard has been invited to participate in exhibitions across the west, including the Plein Air Fest at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in June; Plein Air Rockies 2015 in Estes Park, Colorado in August; and others. He will also have a solo show at the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City in August of 2015. He is represented by Joe Wade Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

EDUCATION

2003 Carolyn Anderson Workshop
1998 BFA Brigham Young University
1998 Dean's Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts Department, Brigham Young University
1998 Internship with Burton Silverman, New York City


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 UPCOMING: 2015 Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, August
2015 UPCOMING: 100 Beautiful People: Portraits by Richard Lance Russell; Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah; August
2015 UPCOMING: Plein Air Fest 2015; National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; June
2015 UPCOMING: Celebrating Rocky Invitational Art Show; Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado; June
2015 Inspirational Art Association; Illumination Art Show, Orem, Utah; March-April
2014 Inspirational Art Association; 2014 Christmas Art Showcase, Salt Lake City, Utah; December
2014 Plein Air Moab, Moab, Utah; October
2014 Oil Painters of America, 2014 Western Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California; September
2014 Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, August
2014 Plein Air Fest, National Museum of Wildlife Art 2014; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; June
2013 Plein Air Moab, Main Street Gallery, Moab, Utah; October
2012 "Truth, Mirth, and Turmoil: Shakespeare Paintings by Richard Lance Russell," Solo Exhibition, Utah Shakespeare Festival; Cedar City, Utah; June-November
2012 Salon International 2012, A Juried Exhibition of Oil Paintings Seeking and Promoting Artistic Excellence; International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art; Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art; San Antonio, Texas; April
2011 26th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition; Springville Museum of Fine Art; Springville, Utah; October
2011 "Close to Home"; One Man Show; Gallery East; Price, Utah; October
2009 Oil Painters of America 18TH National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils; Santa Fe, New Mexico; May
2008 Oil Painters of America 17TH National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils; Missoula, Montana; May
2007 Rising Stars Exhibition; Joe Wade Fine Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico; September
2007 Oil Painters of America 2007 Central Regional Exhibition; Topeka, Kansas; September
2007 83rd Annual Spring Salon; Springville Museum of Art; Springville, Utah; April
2006 Rising Stars Exhibition; Joe Wade Fine Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico; September
2006 Salon International; International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art; Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art; San Antonio, Texas; May
2006 Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils; Missoula, Montana; May
2005 Rising Stars: Six of the Most Collectible Young Artists in America Exhibition; Joe Wade Fine Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico; September
2005 Two-Man Show; Utah County Gallery; Provo, Utah; August
2005 Featuring the Art of Richard Lance Russell; Solo Show; Freedom Gallery; Provo, Utah; July
2005 Salon International; International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art; Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art; San Antonio, Texas; May
2005 Utah County Spring Arts Show; Utah County Gallery; Provo, Utah; April
2004 Utah County Spring Arts Show; Utah County Gallery; Provo, Utah; April
2002 78TH Annual Spring Salon; Springville Museum of Art; Springville, Utah; April
1998 New York Society of Illustrators Show; Society of Illustrators; New York, New York; May
1997 New York Society of Illustrators Show; Society of Illustrators; New York, New York; May

AWARDS

2014 City of Estes Park Award; Plein Air Rockies
2013 First Place and Purchase Award; QuickDraw Competition, Plein Air Moab
2013 Honorable Mention; Plein Air Moab
2009 Director's Award of Excellence; Oil Painters of America 18TH National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
2008 Director's Award of Excellence; Oil Painters of America 17TH National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
2007 Southwest Art Award of Excellence; Oil Painters of America 2007 Central Regional Exhibition
2006 Zhiwei Tu OPAM President's Award of Excellence; Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
2005 Professional Category 3rd Place Award; Utah State Fair Fine Arts Competition
2005 3rd Place Award; Utah County Spring Arts Show
2004 Merit Award; Utah County Spring Arts Show

COMMISSIONS

2011 San Juan School District, San Juan County, Utah Tsébii'nidzisgai Monument Valley Elementary School
1997-Present Various Portraiture
1998 Saffire Corporation, American Fork, Utah
1998 Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

REPRESENTED BY

Joe Wade Fine Arts - 102 East Water St - Santa Fe NM 87501 - 505-988-2727

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