The arts are encroaching one upon another, and from a proper use of this encroachment will rise the art that is truly monumental. 

Wassily Kandinsky

 FURTHER AND FARTHER - OPENS FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 @ 6:30

EXHIBITIONS

FURTHER AND FARTHER - NEAR artist Sarah Blood's abstract works responding to personal experiences with glass, gasses and mixed media.
 

artist residency

 The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio partners with the RFAF and Glass Wheel Studio to give an individual artist time and space to create and exhibit new exploratory work.

curatorial fellowships

Stephanie Katsias: winner of the inaugural RFAF Curatorial Fellowship. She is finishing a dual degree in Art History and Administration at UVA.
 

arts district

The NEON District hopes to harness the new energy of Norfolk's first arts district by providing local and touring artists and musicians a place to burn bright. http://neonnfk.com/

texaco bldg

THE TEXACO BLDG IS THE FOUNDATION of our foundation. We wanted to have a place where we could share our collection and our passion with others in the community. Built in 1917...

foundation

The Rutter Family Art Foundation headed by Brother and Meredith Rutter has found a new home and an anchor for the resurgence of contemporary art in Norfolk's new arts district.

Support The New Face of Contemporary Art in Norfolk

The Rutter Family Art Foundation exists to support nonprofit arts organizations in Hampton Roads and to bring contemporary art to the widest possible audience.  The Foundation operates from the historic Texaco Building on Granby Street in the heart of Norfolk's NEON Arts District. Along with gallery space, apartments for visiting artists and curatorial fellows, the building also has a first floor art exhibition venue called Work | Release which serves as a gathering place and gallery space for exciting exhibitions of contemporary art. Larger exhibitions open every one to two months with programming often complimenting the shows. Group and solo shows, lectures, performance art, artist workshops, curatorial fellowships and juried, invitational and open exhibitions take place in this space throughout the year and are funded by the Foundation. 

The Rutter Family Art Foundation is committed to providing the vehicle for this level of programming. We need your help in advancing the conversation with the art community here in Hampton Roads and beyond. Thank you for learning more about what we do and considering a donation of support.

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Benzine Blue, Kelsey Brookes Acrylic on canvas 2014

Benzine Blue, Kelsey Brookes Acrylic on canvas 2014

Andevorante, Thomas Downing, oil on canvas 1972

Andevorante, Thomas Downing, oil on canvas 1972

Crowd #10 (Imperial Theatre), Alex Prager, archival pigment print 2013

Crowd #10 (Imperial Theatre), Alex Prager, archival pigment print 2013