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R e c e n t   e x h i b i t i o n s -

June 5 to July 30, 2016  - Beyond the Visible, a solo exhibition of recent work - Arts on 3 Gallery, Christina Lake, BC.

April 10 to May 1, 2015
  - A Transient Landscape  - a solo exhibition of 25 recent watercolours at
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Revelstoke, BC.

May 30 to August 15, 2015   - The Ephemeral Landscape - a major solo exhibition of 46 acrylic paintings and watercolours at gallery 2, Grand Forks, BC.    

Some 'old' news: I recently discovered an album of poetry by Kenneth Patchen recorded Feb. 19, 1959 by Folkways Records #FL9718 recorded at The Cellar, Vancouver. (Program notes by Al Neil)

The album cover is of paintings from my exhibition at the Cellar at that time.

Myst 1, 2009, acrylic on canvas - Gallery 2 (Grand Forks Art Gallery) Permanent Collection 

destroyed by fire at Grand Forks City Hall in arson fire, September, 2013

click on image to enlarge


Over a few days in the heat of the summer of 2012, my friend Tom and I put a new metal roof on the studio. A wind storm some weeks before had 'removed' a large section of the asphalt roofing.  Who knows where it went - never did find more than a few pieces.


At the celebration of the Grand Forks Art Gallery's 25th Anniversary on June 13, 2009, Beverley and I were totally surprised and astonished, when a presentation was made naming the main gallery in the new premises, the Richard and Beverley Reid Gallery.
We feel deeply honoured.

For several months in 2008, I was actively engaged with a GFAG board committee, city planners and the architects in the design and development of the new premises for the Grand Forks Art Gallery. The city has done an excellent renovation to this substantial and well maintained historic 1911 Courthouse building.

August, 2006. I spent about two weeks in Wells, BC at the Island Mountain Arts Summer School of the Arts. Its always a pleasure to work among a group of enthusiastic artists.  I had never visited the Wells/Barkerville area before.  After a slow start in new surroundings, I did manage to get several new paintings underway, and have been continuing since my return.

After dealing with frozen pipes, I have replaced about half the siding on the studio to reduce the infiltration of cold air. I hope to complete this job later this year (well - maybe next year!!)  So the building which began life as a grocery store many years ago is now nearly ideal as a spacious and functioning studio.

Richard Reid was inducted as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts along with 35 other artists, architects, designers, etc. from across Canada at the 124th Annual General Assembly of the RCA at Vancouver, May 29, 2004.

I was very surprised to receive the following message on April 19, 2005:

"On behalf of the Assembly of BC Arts Councils, I'm very pleased to inform you that you
have been awarded a 2005 Arts & Culture Week Community Arts Champion Award.  The
award is given out annually to individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding
leadership and have made significant contributions to schools and communities through
exceptional support for arts and culture programs, initiatives and collaborations."

"Your name was selected as an Arts in Community Champion under the following criteria:
- leadership in developing community partnerships to develop and sustain the contribution
of arts and culture to our province.
- ability to communicate effectively about arts and culture
- outstanding leadership in promoting the arts and in developing partnerships connecting
the arts with other sectors of the community.
- active ongoing involvement in advancing the arts as a key component of community
- outstanding ability to inspire, motivate and mobilize others to actively support the arts in
their community."

.......... I would like to thank the Assembly of BC Arts Councils for honouring me with this
award ..... Richard