Exhibitions & Special Events

William Berra and Glenna Goodacre Exhibition

Friday, March 2nd 2018 - Saturday, March 31st 2018

Join us on Friday, March 2nd for an art reception to meet the nationally acclaimed painter William Berra and to view his new body of works. We will also have an amazing collection of Glenna Goodacre sculptures from life sized bronzes to miniatures. The exhibition will be on view through March 31st.

William Berra is an American painter of landscapes, figures, and still life. He has appeared in over 40 solo and group shows and has been featured numerous times in national publications such as Southwest Art and American Art Collector.

Born in Pennsylvania, he constantly sketched and painted as a child. By high school he was copying the Neo-Classic painters and old masters, and supplemented his high school classes with attendance at the York Academy of Art. After attending the Maryland Institute College of Art, he traveled throughout North America, capturing the landscape in studies painted en plein air.

In 1976, Berra arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was dazzled by the landscape and the clarity of the high desert light, and stayed to paint it.  His work was chosen for the 1978 Biennial Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art and from there Berra's career as a professional artist was born: the owner of Seth's Canyon Road Art Gallery saw the exhibition and offered him a show and representation.  

Berra spent the 1980s primarily painting Northern New Mexico. He was influenced by the Macchiaioli painters of 19th century Italy, precursors to the French practitioners of Impressionism, and he experimented with techniques to achieve their effects. 

In the 1990s, Berra began to spend more time painting in the studio, developing material gathered in plein air sketches and photographs. He expanded his horizons and his subject matter, traveling and painting landscapes in Europe, Hawaii, and throughout North America. 

Berra also turned his attention increasingly to figurative work. Starting with oil sketches of his wife painted on location in Europe, he developed a style that presents ambiguous figures in abstract, unresolved landscapes. He began an ongoing series of beach scenes that have become increasingly simplified and abstracted in recent years. Throughout his career, Berra has produced occasional still life paintings using the same approach that he uses in his figurative paintings: he simplifies the motif and presents it on an abstracted background.

Glenna Goodacre’s sculptures are coveted for their lively expression, texture, design and movement. Beginning as a painter provided a foundation for her first bronzes created in 1969. She has since sculpted over 600 different works, the most well-known of which is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial installed in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Her largest piece is the massive Irish Memorial created in 2002 for Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. The smallest is the obverse of the Sacagawea U.S. Dollar first minted in 2000. The most popular of over 50 bronze portraits is After The Ride, a 7 1/2 – foot standing figure of President Ronald W. Reagan made in 1998. One was cast for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and another for the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Another popular heroic statue of West Point Coach Colonel Earl “Red” Blaik sculpted in 2002 was given to The U.S. Military Academy at West Point in October, 2015, by the National Football Foundation and the West Point Association Of Graduates.

An academician of the National Academy of Design and a fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Goodacre has won many awards at their exhibitions. She has received honorary doctorates from Colorado College, her alma mater, and from Texas Tech University in her hometown of Lubbock. In 2002, her life-size Crossing The Prairie  won the James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award at the Prix De West Exhibition. In 2003, she was awarded the prestigious Texas Medal Of Arts and later that year was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall Of Fame in Fort Worth. In 2005 a street in Lubbock, Texas, was named Glenna Goodacre Boulevard. In 2008 Glenna was named Notable New Mexican by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. The honor included a documentary film “Clay Masher” by PBS affiliate KNME. 2009 marked her 40th anniversary as a sculptor with exhibitions and a 240-page book. In 2010, the 10th anniversary of the Sacagawea Dollar, Goodacre’s studies and designs for the coin were added to the Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection in Washington, D.C. She is the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. In 2014 she was awarded the Legacy Award from The Texas Tech University Museum Association in Lubbock, TX.

In January, 2015, Goodacre’s studies and maquettes for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial were included in an exhibition along with works by Laura Fraser called “Conflict In Bronze”. The popular exhibit at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City was held over through Spring 2016.

In July, 2015, an exhibition of the Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection opened at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C. From the collection of 1.6 million objects, curators were given the daunting task of choosing 400 items, four of which represented Goodacre’s work: two Sacagawea Dollars minted in 2000, an 8” plaster design for the coin created in 1998, and one of her sculpture tools.

Created at Glenna’s Santa Fe studio, a 9 ½-foot bronze monument to the founders of Mayo Clinic was unveiled at Mayo Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, in December, 2015. The 1 ¼-lifesize bronze memorial depicts the father and his two sons who started Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the 19th century.

In October, 2016, Glenna Goodacre announced her complete retirement from sculpting and casting bronzes. She began destroying her lost-wax foundry molds and gifted her clay, sculpture tools, art books, and studio equipment along with four sculptures to the New Mexico School For The Arts, an arts-

based charter high school in Santa Fe where Goodacre has lived since 1983.


Soiree Musicale by the Charleston International Music School

Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Charleston International Music School ~ Soiree Musicale Public Concert Thursday, March 22nd from 5:30 - :700pm

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art is pleased to announce that they are hosting a classical music concert. Please join us for a 90 minute public concert presented by the Charleston International Music School. The CIMS was founded in 201 with the mission of providing excellence in performing arts education. Students from around the world meet in Charleston, South Carolina to work with CIMS' international faculty in an intensive two week program on solo and chamber music. Over 150 guests have joined the collaborations between Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art and CIMS and raised contributions to CIMS’ scholarship fund. 

Ruben Camacho, Founder and Director, has performed in recitals, with orchestras and chamber music ensembles in New York, Paris, London, Buenos Aires, Bogota and Caracas among other cities. He obtained his BM in Music from Juilliard School and in 1993 he moved to Paris and Began to study violin with Professor Jacques Ghestem and conducting with maestro Jean Sebastien Bereau from the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris. Mr. Camancho is privileged to have worked with maestros such as LEonard Bernstein, Andre Previn, Kurt Mazur, Jaimes Depreist, W. Sawalish, C. M. Guilini, Eduardo Mata, Henryk Szeryng, Maurice Hasson, Dorothy Delay, Albert Markov and Aaron Rosand.





European Vacation ~ Evgeny & Lydia Baranov

Friday, April 6th 2018 - Monday, April 30th 2018

Evgeny and Lydia Baranov ~" European Vacation Exhibition" Art Reception April 6th, 5:00 - 8:00pm

As the warmth of spring starts to break, romance comes alive in a new show at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art. Painting duo Evgeny and Lydia Baranov are back with a collection of stunning European beauties, from sailboats in Malcesine, Honfleur and Hoorn to peonies in Paris. Every year, the Baranovs seem to expand their horizons both in travel and artistry and we are so pleased to welcome their return to the gallery.

Their style, a blend of realism and impressionism captivates audiences as does their unique method of collaboration. In many of their paintings, the artists work simultaneously on the same canvas while painting en plein air. Working in a duet enables them to perform faster and evaluate their own accomplishments in a more comprehensive manner. "As always with collaborative work, the greatest challenge is learning to respect the opinion of the creative partner and to accept constructive criticism," they say. 

This collection is particularly striking because of the color palette they were working from. You have the deep pinks of Cherry Blossoms in Hoorn, the burnt red and mustard yellow of a row of ancient buildings that house a restaurants and shops in Malcesine to the old wooden sailngs vessels in every port they visited. You can't help but smile when you look at the Baranovs' works: they ooze warmth in every brushstroke. 

Born in Moscow, Evgeny Baranov and Lydia Velichko Baranov are known internationally for their exquisite oil paintings. Evgeny received his Masters of Science in Architecture from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1984 and Lydia received the same degree in 1987. The two met when they were working as architects with the Institute of Special Projects in Restoration, Moscow. They were married and moved to the United States in 1990. Notable collectors of their work include the Royal Family of the United Kingdom, the Hearst Family, the Clint Eastwood Family, and the Russian Federation. They have been featured in numerous publications, including Art of the West, The Artist's Magazine, Southwest Art, and PleinAir magazine and have accrued countless awards from competitions over the years. Most recently, the Baranovs won First Place in the June-July 2015 PleinAir Salon sponsored by PleinAir magazine.The Baranovs currently reside in Pebble Beach, California.