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BIOGRAPHY

Richard Colvin is an artist, art teacher, museum professional, and musician. 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 a 40+ year museum career, he has studied works by a wide array of master artists. He continues in a variety of styles and mannerisms (in both painting and printmaking) and prefers to let the idea dictate the style.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Program Director, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, June-Oct. 2021

Instructor, Mount Dora Center For the Arts, January 2019-Oct. 2021
Executive Director, Lake Eustis Museum of Art (LEMA), April 2012-September 2018
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,  Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1980-1997 

CURATORIAL

Exhibitions, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 2021

All exhibitions, LEMA, 2012-2018
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

Lakeland Art Guild, Judge, 2021

Apopka Art/Foliage Festival, 2021, 2016, 2014

Mount Dora Art Festival, Judge, 2018
Ocala Art Festival, Judge, 2017

Leesburg Art Festival, Judge, 2017
Lake Wales Art Festival, Judge, 2017
Mount Dora Art Festival, Judge, 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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS (AS AN ARTIST)

Private Collections

Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, Florida

Leesburg Center for the Arts, Leesburg,  Florida
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida