"A lot of times the artistic response to what’s happening around us, whether its a refugee crisis or race relations, often feels a lot more authentic than the political or media response we see everyday. And because it’s more authentic, it might teach us more and might ensure more."    Brother Rutter


You Are Always With Me   Opening May 20
The Work of Andrew Breitenberg


Each panel you see is an original print of a color that can never be made again. They are singular. And so it is with you. Never before and never again will we see a color such as you. You possess a perfectly original mix of dignity, character and memory.

When all these colors join together - we see the luminous truth born in community. How a color deepens and brightness at once, when it sits with others - somehow even more its own, when giving itself in to unified whole. 

[Steady on then - be quiet a moment - for worlds are forming in your heart.]

All work is printed on a very old Heidelberg printing press. The ink is applied and mixed directly onto the press rollers by hand and printed on heavy cotton. This produces a color which - at least on the molecular level - is unique.

Special Thanks:
Paul Schultz for tireless production and encouragement. No show without you.
Brother and Meredith Rutter for the generosity of the Rutter Family Art Foundation
Kevin Jamison and the entire Commune family. 





May 31st - June 3rd
Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art & Performance
46th Glass Art Society Conference

Rutter Family Art Foundation hosts portions of the 2017 GAS Conference. From June 1–3, 2017, attendees will experience technical glass demonstrations on various glass processes and topics; lectures on science and art; and special events such as a local Gallery Hop, Goblet Grab, International Student Exhibition, and Live and Silent Auction, all taking place in Norfolk's NEON district. For more info visit http://www.glassart.org/2017norfolk.html

September 28th - October 7th   A King Of Oneself
curated by Ralph Reynolds and Mark Atkinson

AKOO means A King Of Oneself. A well-known designer of streetwear, Akoo and its talented designers blur the line between hip hop fashion and art. Some describe the industry as a movement, a revolution, a call to action. This exhibit, A King Of Oneself, follows the private and public work of these designers as artists and the impact this work has on public perception and societal change. Included in the exhibition are large format images by Mark Atkinson, a photographer who has captured hip hop fashion and street scenes that reflect the art/fashion connection.

New York City

New York City

October 27 - November 18  The Art of Dying
curated by John Wadsworth

Check back soon for more information on this upcoming exhibition.

Curatorial Fellowship, date to be determined

Each year the Rutter Family Art Foundation sponsors a Curatorial Fellowship. The fellowship supports the mounting of an exhibition in the contemporary art space, Work|Release, located in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia's NEON arts district. The Summer 2017 Fellowship will be announced in January. Click Here to learn more.


The Rutter Family Art Foundation partners with the Chrysler Museum to have events supporting the openings of major art shows and Third Thursday events. Also, support is given to nonprofit arts organizations in our area by offering free living space for visiting artists or guest lecturers. This allows visitors to our city to enjoy the Arts District and participate with the creative community during their stay in Norfolk. To date the Rutter Family Art Foundation has plans to welcome guests of the Chrysler Museum, the Virginia Symphony and the Governor’s School of Art.