The Reynolds Collection

All Reynolds Faculty, Staff & Family Art Show
Thursday, November 8 to Wednesday, December 5

Applications are being accepted through Monday, October 15 for the yearly All Reynolds Faculty, Staff & Family Art Show. This is a fun event. It’s your chance to show off your artistic and creative talent. The show is open to Reynolds faculty, staff, and immediate faculty and staff family members. Plus, new this year: a Children's Art section, so you can also show off the work of your family’s future artists.

The show will be open from Thursday, November 8 to Wednesday, December 5 in the Workforce Development Building Conference Center Gallery on Reynolds Parham Road Campus. More details are to come about an opening reception and related events.

Download and complete the show application, and return it to Reynolds Art Curator, Karen Steele at For more information, call Karen at 804-523-5207.


Mari Lyons painting 

Sphinx Mountain above Madsion River on Horizon: from Downing House,

Ennis, Montana; Mari Lyons; Oil on canvas 


 The image above is part of a gift of 31 works painted by Mari Lyons, a New York City based artist who played a prominent role in the artistic life there.   She began her art education at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco when she was only 13 years old.  She earned a BFA from Bard College and a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan.  Throughout a busy life in New York City, she continued to paint.  Refusing to limit herself to one genre, she created landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and abstracts.   This work is among those that will be hung in the LTC in early February.

The Reynolds Collection at Reynolds Community College features works by our students, faculty and staff, as well as acclaimed painters, sculptors and visionaries, including John Bryan, Wolfgang Jasper, Dr. Baxter Perkinson, JC Gilmore-Bryan,  and  Marilyn West.

These works are strategically placed throughout our three campuses engaging students and guests. Reynolds faculty also often incorporate these works into their classroom pedagogy.


Cadillac, Acrylic on Canvas | Q. J. Mason

Reynolds will host its annual Student Art Show March 25 - April 30, 2018. The exhibit showcases more than 50 pieces of student art including paintings, drawings, digital media, mixed media and photographs.  This year's juror will be Chuck Scalin, Professor emeritus and former Assistant Chair of the Communications Art + Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.  An accompanying exhibit will celebrate the newest gift of original art to the college. The exhibit is displayed in the Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus.

In discussing student art, Reynolds President Dr. Gary L. Rhodes notes, “Community colleges house a rich diversity of students. Art provides a unique universal language.”

For more information on the Reynolds Student Art Show or to arrange for a tour of the exhibit, please contact Reynolds Art Curator Karen Steele at

Cadillac, Acrylic on Canvas | Q. J. Mason  


 Upcoming Events in the Workforce Development and Conference Center Gallery 

Algernon, Acrylic on Canvas | Tony Mullins


Algernon, Acrylic on Canvas | Tony Mullins 


Jan. 19, 2018  Emma Lou Martin Exhibit begins.  

March 24, 2018 Student Art Show begins

April 26, 2018 Awards Night for the Student Art Show

May 1, 2018 Pastel Society Art Show begins 

June 30, 2018 Reynolds Community College Art Faculty Show featuring Tony Mullins and Meredith Mullins begins

Sept. 1, 2018 James River Art League Show begins

For more information contact Karen Steele at 523-5207.