"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


Craig Kraft - Ground Zero Iguana

Craig Kraft - Ground Zero Iguana

Charged     Opening June 23
Curated by Clay McGlamory, assistant curator Cate Currier

Charged is an invitational exhibition of sculptural work using luminous tubing, curated by Clay McGlamory and assistant curator Cate Currier. McGlamory and Currier put together a small, experienced group of regionally and nationally known artists for the 3rd consecutive neon exhibition hosted by the Rutter Family Art Foundation at Work Release. Some of the participants include Michael Flechtner from Los Angeles, Craig Kraft from Washington DC and Professor Emeritus Ken Daley, a Norfolk local.



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.