Reddi-Arts Gallery 1037 - May 2019
John S. Bunker
John Bunker has been a professional artist over the last 50 years. A graduate of Florida State University with a BFA, he also holds an advanced degree (MA) from Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, where he was a recipient of a fellowship in the humanities.
Bunker has exhibited his paintings widely, including one person exhibitions at the Jacksonville Art Museum, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Museum of Science and History-Jacksonville, Thrasher Horne Center For the Arts in Orange Park, Florida, the Haskell Gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport, Georgia Southern College, The University of North Florida, Winwrights, Stellers Gallery of Ponte Vedra Beach, Gallery Contemporanea, Fairfax Gallery, Phillips Gallery of Jacksonville University and the Ormond Museum of Art and Gardens among others. He has participated in numerous group and theme exhibitions throughout the United States.
His works are included in diverse public and private and corporate collections both in this country and abroad. Selected collections include: AT&T Universal Card, The Mayo Clinic, Dependable Insurance, Nordstroms Department Stores, NCNB Tampa, Hope Haven Clinic, Kenneth Smith Architects, Wachovia Banks, Bank of America, Barnett Banks of Florida, Sawgrass Country Club, the Vestcor Companies, Telecheck, Amelia Island Plantation, Mutual Federal Savings and Loan, Vistakon, Dean Witter, First Coast Oncology Centers, Sterlings Restaurant, Doctor’s Hospital, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, IDAC, McGarvey Residential Companies, Old San Jose on the River, The Orlando Jetport, Baptist South Hospitals, Timuquana Country Club Stein Mart and The Sea Colony of St.Augustine Beach.
Other paintings are included in the permanent Collections of the City of Jacksonville, City of Murmansk, Russia, The Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, North Florida College, Georgia Southern College, Riverside House, The Florida Senate. The University of North Florida as well as others.
Bunker sustained an extensive career with Art Museums culminating in his past directorships of the Jacksonville Art Museum and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. He was a fellow at the Smithsonian Museum’s Museum Management Institute and the Getty’s Museum Management Institute at UC Berkeley. An active volunteer for the arts in Florida over three decades, he has served as president of the Riverside Concert Board, CityArt of Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport arts commission, Board member of the Patrons of the Hearts, and the Jacksonville Public Arts Committee. He is currently on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. In 2007 Bunker was awarded the prestigious Individual Arts Award for his 30 years of service by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
A native Floridian, Bunker has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, South
America and Africa in pursuit of his art.
Fascinated by flora and fauna in the natural environment Bunker’s works reflect this interest in his creation of a variety of dynamic, inventive, and unique paintings. He currently devotes all of his time to making art in his Jacksonville, Florida studio.
As one reviewer/critic stated
John Bunker’s work seduces and beckons our attention.
The subject of his paintings are …simmering with energy,
saturated with color and wonderfully alive. Flowers dance
and soar through the vibrant paintings in rich, deep colors
accented by metallic swirls and curlicues.
As a native of Florida Bunker uses the forms and patterns found in the natural environment as inspiration for his work. The diversity of flowering forms and objects in the Florida landscape never cease to inspire him.
Painting, Fine Crafts, Sculpture and Art in Public Place Works
Nofa Dixon has been a professional artist and an active member of the Jacksonville Community for over thirty years. She served as Curator of Education at the Jacksonville Art Museum, now, MOCA. Presently Nofa is an Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting and Art in Public Place Projects at the University of North Florida. Soon, Nofa Will be retiring as a Professor Emeritus and is looking forward to reinventing her creative spirit.
Born and raised in a Mid-Eastern culture as a child and growing up in America has created a dichotomy of extremes, which have affected her life, philosophy, and her art. Her art work demonstrates these dramatic extremes of solid, bold and colorful elements contrasted with small, fragile yet subtle expressions, which she hopes will create a stimulating experience for the viewer.
Although she was raised in a Protestant home, her life was highly affected by Muslim art and culture, which permeated most of her experiences as a child. In fact, it has subconsciously affected most of her adult life. Her art work has always been design-oriented, employing layers of geometric, organic and playful imagery.
Although Nofa trained as a painter while she was in the MFA program at VCU, she, later became fascinated with manipulating and working with clay. Many years were spent refining the construction of layered surfaces in three-dimensional clay forms. Regardless of medium, she has always allowed herself the freedom to experiment, explore, play and have an adventurous spirit with a variety of materials. This curiosity and sense of adventure led to discovering possibilities and achieving new effects. For the past ten years, Nofa has enjoyed creating hundreds of collage images purely for her personal pleasure. Within a short period of time, she discovered that there are similarities between her approach to creating clay vessels/sculptural forms, paintings and collages. Complex formal design elements are deliberately used to achieve a greater level of sophistication. In the past several years, she has returned to working on canvas and again is enjoying the process of working with the same attitude of layering and utilizing paradox as a common denominator of expression. Her art work is included in hundreds of private and significant corporate collections.
Reddi-Arts Gallery 1037 - June 2019
Born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. At the age of nine she came to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York
Richlin attended Clara Barton High School, took art classes at the
Brooklyn Museum. She attended college at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N. Y., and The School of visual Arts, N. Y. C., for Graphics Design. She interned at Eric Mower and Associates.
In 1991 she married artist, Weldon Ryan, started a family. With her husband started Rich and Well graphics, Inc. In 1999 worked as the Art Director of IDD Magazine at Thompson Financial, NYC. In 2004 she moved to Palm Coast Florida with her family and continued working as a graphic designer. She created Greenup Magazine, Voice Youth Magazine for the Florida Endowment Foundation, and was the creative art director for OVT magazine. In 2016 Richlin and Weldon Ryan opened Calypso Fine Art Gallery. She curates art exhibits for Bethune-Cookman University Preforming Arts Center and Visual Gallery, and the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Gallery.
· Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL 2019
· Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL
· The RITZ Theater and Museum, Jacksonville, FL 2018
· African American Museum of Art, Deland, FL 2018
· The Larimer Arts Center Palatka, FL 2018
· Daytona Beach Art League, Daytona Beach, FL 2017
· Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL 2017
· Calypso Fine Art Gallery, Bunnell , FL
· The RITZ Theater and Museum, Jacksonville, FL 2016
· SALVO Art Project, Bunnell , FL 2016
· Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL 2015
· Bethune-Cookman University PAC/Visual Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL 2014
· The Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL
· The Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
Reddi-Arts Gallery 1037 - July 2019
Stephen Dunn Art
Studio and Plein Air Original Oil Paintings
I currently reside in Jacksonville FL. My passion for oil painting started as child and I have continually worked on excelling over the years. I am happiest with a brush in my hand in the studio or out in the fresh air painting.
Currently my studio is in the CoRK Art District here in Jacksonville. I have been doing studio art for many years, but now my new love is Plein air painting. And I am also the President of the First Coast Plein Air Painters of Jacksonville, Fl. I mainly paint oils although have tried other medias, I am a self-taught artist. I currently teach oil class and do commissions as well. My love for the outdoors helps to see what has been created to it to canvas.
Katherine Ryan, Artist
Art for Katherine Ryan began as a family past time. Born in Atlanta to an artistic family, Katherine has pursued her love for creating through many avenues. Painting since childhood she studied art thru college and continuing education from both organized and private classes.
After successful careers in interior design and graphic art, Katherine has concentrated on her first love, painting. Inspirations from Florida to Hawaii, partnered with her love for bold color, allow Katherine to share her enthusiasm for life with other others under the “KRyan” signature.
Be it beautiful sunsets, swaying trees or historical buildings, she finds a way to bring it to life. Her range is from hard edge abstract to the soft, glowing waters of the Pacific & Ireland.
Katherine is a Board Member of Jacksonville’s First Coast Plein Air Painters. She is also a member of Jacksonville Watercolor Society and several civic associations. Her work is in private collections in the US & England.
For further information, please contact Katherine direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.