Lonnie Keven Rich
6889 Santa Clara Drive
Navarre, Florida 32566
Telephone:  (Home) 850-936-8431, (E-mail) lonnierich@bellsouth.net, (Website) www.artistoneastbay.com

EDUCATION
  1984-1985: Master of Arts, Art Education, The University of Alabama
  1973-1978: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Education, Austin Peay State University
WORK EXPERIENCE
   2005 to present: Full-time Artist
   2017          Judge, "On the Menu," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2015          Judge, 21st Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts, Gulf Breeze, Florida
   2015          Judge, "Give Us Your Best Shot," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2014          Judge, Pensacola Museum of Art's Annual Art in the Park Festival
   2013          Artel Gallery Volunteer, Installation of Exhibitions
   2012          Juror/Judge, "Inspired by Peter Max," Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2012          Artel Gallery Volunteer, Installation of Exhibitions
   2011          Artel Gallery Volunteer, Installation of Exhibitions
   2011          Juror/Judge, 2011 Okalossa Public Art Show, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2011          Judge, 52nd Beaux Arts Exhibition, Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2010          Pensacola Museum of Art, Installation of Exhibitions
                      "The Art Books of Henri Matisse"
                      "Storytellers: Selections from the Permanent Collection"
                      "Monkey King: A Story from China"
                      "2010 Member's Juried Exhibition" 
   2009          Judge, 50th Beaux Arts Exhibition, Arts and Design Society, Ft. Walton Beach, Florid
   2008          "Talking and Writing About Art," Presentation to Arts and Design Society, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
   2008          "Listening to Wood and Stone," Presentation to art classes, Navarre High School, Navarre, Florida
   2008          Juror, Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, Florida
   2007          Juror, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2007          Juror, “Color Effects,” Arts and Design Society, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
   2006          “Listening to Wood and Stone,” Presentation to Arts and Design Society, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
   2006          Colored Pencil Presentation Part I and II, Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
  1987-2005: Chairman of the Art Program, Art Instructor and Art Gallery Director, Lurleen B. Wallace   
                        Community College, Andalusia, Alabama
   2004-2005: Alabama General Studies Curriculum Discipline Committee, The Alabama College System
   2003-2004: Adjunct Faculty Member, Independent Degree Program, Burlington College, Burlington, Vermont  
   2001          Art Instructor, Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony on Lake Martin, Children’s Harbor, Alabama    
  1996-1998:  Academic Discipline Committee of the State of Alabama Articulation and General
                    Studies Committee
  1998           National Art Education Standards, A Workshop for the Visual Arts League of Andalusia, Alabama
  1998           Art across the Curriculum,” Faculty In-service Training Workshop, Lurleen B. Wallace
                    Junior College, Andalusia, Alabama
  1997           Colored Pencil Workshop, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
  1997           Common Course Directory Committee, Alabama College System, the State of Alabama
  1996           Colored Pencil Workshop, for the Montgomery Art Guild, Montgomery, Alabama
  1991           Alabama College Association, Visual Arts Chairman for The ACA Conference
  1986-1987:  Visual Merchandising, Parisian, Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama
  1985-1986:  Freelance Artist and Art Instructor, Artist’s Studio, Hoover, Alabama
  1984-1985:  Graduate Assistant, the University of Alabama  
  1978-1984:  Chairman of Fine Arts and Art Educator, Hewitt-Trussville High School, Trussville, Alabama
  Teaching experience in:  Drawing, Two- Dimensional Composition, Three- Dimensional Composition,
                                               Painting (opaque), Watercolor (transparent), Art Appreciation, Calligraphy
EXHIBITIONS
   2018         Indoor/Outdoor: A Sculpture Show, The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2018         "64th MoPMA Exhibition, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2017         Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2017         Art in the Park Marietta, Glover Park, Marietta, Georgia
   2017         "Art of the Landscape," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2017         Art at the Pass, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian, Mississippi
   2017         65th Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2016         Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2016         50th Annual Ocala Arts Festival, Ocala, Florida
   2016         31th Annual Sandy Springs Festival & Artist's Market, Sandy Springs, Georgia
   2016         Decatur Arts Festival, Downtown Decatur, Georgia
   2016         2016 Chastain Park Arts & Crafts Festival, Chastain Park, Atlanta, Georgia
   2016         64th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2016         Member's Juried Art Show, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2016         "Thoreau-ly Natural," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2015         2015 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2015         20th Annual Festival of the Arts, Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin, Florida
   2015         2015 Fall Fest at the Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
   2015         30th Annual Sandy Springs Art Festival, Sandy Springs, Georgia
   2015         Slotin Folk Fest, North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, Georgia
   2015         2015 Chastain Park Arts & Crafts Festival, Chastain Park, Atlanta, Georgia
   2015         "Almost Nothing-- Exploring Minimalism," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2015          LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2015 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2015         63nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2014         2014 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2014         19th Annual Festival of the Arts, Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin, Florida
   2014         29th Annual Sandy Springs Art Festival, Sandy Springs, Georgia
   2014         60th Annual Pensacola Museum of Art Member's Juried Exhibition, Pensacola, Florida
   2014          LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2014 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2014          62nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2014         "Lonnie Rich, 'Wood and Stone, Sand and Sea,'" Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama
   2014         "Figure It," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2013         2013 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2013         18th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts, Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin, Florida
   2013         28th Annual Sandy Springs Art Festival, Sandy Springs, Georgia
   2013         Slotin Folk Fest, North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, Georgia
   2013         "Beyond the Flat Plane: 3-D," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2013         2013 Member's Juried Art Show, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2013         25th Annual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA  
   2013         The Juror's Invitational Show, Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2013         LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2013 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2013         Santa Fe College Spring Art Festival, Gainesville, Florida
   2013         61 Annuall Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2013         Artist's Incorporated, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
   2013         Members Exhibition, The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2012         Great Gulfcoast Art Festival- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2012         17th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts, Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida
   2012         4th Annual Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, Cashiers, North Carolnia
   2012         Slotin Folk Fest, North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, Georgia
   2012         "Art As Social Discourse," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2012         "Me, Myself and I-- Self Portrait," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2012         "2012 Member's Show," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2012         10th Annual Art in the Park, Historic Seville Park, Pensacola, Florida
   2012         LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2012 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2012         Santa Fe College Spring Art Festival, Gainesville, Florida
   2012         60th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2012         53rd Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2012         Okaloosa Pubic Arts Invitational Art Exhibition,Nortwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida
   2011         "2011 Member's Show," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2011         Great Gulfcoast Art Festival- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2011         16th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts, Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida
   2011         29th Annual Grand Festival of Art, Fairhope, AL
   2011         Bluff Park Art Show, Bluff Park, Hoover, AL
   2011         Slotin Folk Fest, North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, Georgia
   2011         "2011 Members' Juried Exhibition," Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2011         "Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe", The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2011         9th Annual Art in the Park, Historic Seville Park, Pensacola, Florida
   2011         "Just Sculpture," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2011         LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2011 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2011         59th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2010         "2010 Member's Show," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         Great Gulfcoast Art Festival- Heritage Arts, Pensacola Historic Village, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         "Cinco Banderas," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         15th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts, Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida
   2010         Grand Festival of Art, Fairhope, Alabama
   2010         Bluff Park Art Show, Bluff Park, Hoover, Alabama
   2010         "2010 Members' Juried Exhibition," Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         "3-D: Three Dimensdional Works of Art," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2010         "Art in the Park," Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         "The Green Show," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2010         LeMoyne Chain of Parks 2010 Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2010         Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2010         "Dreamscapes-- an Escape from Reality," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2010         "A Walk through the Woods," Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama
   2010         "Recreate- Reuse- Renew," The Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2009         2009 Art Alumni Exhibition, Trahern Building, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
   2009         Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival-- Heritage Arts, Pensacola, Florida
   2009         14th Annual Destin Festival of Art, Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida
   2009         Grand Festival of Art, Fairhope, Alabama
   2009          Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Augusta, Georgia
   2009         "Future Shock Pensacola," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2009         "Art Underground," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2009         "2009 Member's Juried Exhibition," Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola Florida
   2009         "Me, Myself and I," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2009         9th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, Tallahassee, Florida
   2009         57th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2009         Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts, Gulf Breeze, Florida
   2009         "Recycled," Arts Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2008         "Figures Galore", Art Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2008         Bluff Park Art Show, Bluff Park, Hoover, Alabama
   2008         "Dragonfly Flight, Dragonfly Gallery, Milton, Florida
   2008         "The Rest of the Story", Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2008         Pensacola Museum of Art, Member's Juried Exhibition, Pensacola, Florida
   2008         "One-Man-Exhibition, DoveTails Art & Frame, Navarre, Florida
   2008         Helen Keller Festival of the Arts, Tuscumbia, Alabama
   2008         Arts Quest Fine Arts Festival, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, Florida
   2008         ADSO Southeast Regional Exhibition, McIlroy Gallery, Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Florida
   2008         University of West Florida's Festival on the Green, Pensacola, Florida
   2008         Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts, Gulf Breeze, Florida
   2008         Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2008         "People: Exploring the Human Spirit," Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2007         Destin Festival of the Arts, Henderson Beach, Destin, Florida
   2007         26th Grand Festival of Art by the Bay, Fairhope, Alabama
   2007         Baytowne Wharf Art Expo, Sandestin, Florida
   2007         39th Annual Spring Festival of the Arts, Panama City, Florida
   2007         The Really, Really, Really Small Exhibition, Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2007         Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, Florida
   2007         Beaux Arts Exhibit, Westwood Retirement Community, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2006         Cinco Banderas, Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2006         Members Juried Exhibition, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
   2006         “On the Menu,” Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2006         “Prima Facie,” Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
   2006         “Having No Destination,” Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida

HONORS AND AWARDS
   2017         "Buddy Page Legend Award," Heritage Arts, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2017         Third Place Award, "Art of the Landscape"
   2017         First Place Award, Art at the Pass
   2016         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2016         "Best Booth Award," Chastain Park Arts and Crafts Festival
   2015         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2015         Cox Sponsor's Choice Award, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2015         Best in Three-Dimensional Art, Fall Fest at the Hermitage
   2015         Third Place Award, Artel Gallery
   2014         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2014         Director's Choice Award, Sandy Springs Festival and Art Market
   2014         Patron Purchase Award, Centenial Bank, 62nd Arts and Crafts Festival
   2014         Second Place Award, "Figure It" The Art Center
   2013         "Jean Helton Heritage Arts Award," Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts
   2012         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2012         Best in Show Award, 17th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts
   2012         Second Place Award, "Art As Social Discourse"
   2012         Honorable Mention Award, "Art As Social Discourse"
   2012         Third Place Award, "Me, Myself and I-- Self Portrait"
   2012         Second Place Award, 53rd Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition
   2011         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2011         Judge's Recognition Award, 16th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts
   2011         Third Place Award, The Art Center
   2011         Honorable Mention Award, The Art Center
   2011         First Place Award in Sculpture, LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival
   2010         Heritage Arts Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival
   2010         Honorable Mention Award, "Three-dimensaional Exhibition," The Art Center
   2010         Second Place Award, "The Green Show," Pensacola, Florida
   2010         Second Place Award, "Dreamscapes-- an Escape from Reality," Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2010         Second Place Award, "Recreate- Reuse- Renew," Fort Walton Beach, Florida
   2009         Award of Excellence, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts
   2009         Sponsor's Choice Award, WEAR TV, Great Gulfcoast Art Festival-- Heritage Arts
   2009         Judges Recognition Award, 14th Annual Destin Festival of Art
   2009         First Place Award, "Future Shock Pensacola," Artel Gallery
   2009         Third Place Award, Member's Juried Exhibition, Pensacola Museum of Art
   2009         Two Patron Purchase Awards, 57th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Fairhope, Alabama
   2008         First Place Award, "Figures Galore," The Art Center
   2008         Best of Show, Dragonfly Flight, Dragonfly Gallery   
   2008         Third Place Award, "The Rest of the Story," Artel Gallery
   2008         Three Patron Purchase Awards, Helen Keller Festival of the Arts
   2008         Best of Show, University of West Florida's Festival on the Green
   2008         Two Patron Purchase Awards, Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival
   2007         Judge's Recognition Award, Destin Festival of the Arts, Henderson Beach, Destin, Florida
   2007         First Place Award, Working Artist Development Grant, Visual Arts Association of Northwest Florida
   2007         Artist's Choice Award, Baytowne Wharf Art Expo   
   2007         Best in Show Award, 39th Annual Festival of the Arts
   2007         Best in Show Award, Riverwalk Arts Festival
   2007         First Place Award, Beaux Arts Exhibit
   2006         First Place Award “Prima Facie,” Artel Gallery
   2004         Marquis Who’s Who
   2003         Who’s Who in American Education
   2002         Instructor of the Year, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
   2002         Class of 2002 Chancellor’s Award, Alabama College System
   1998         Alabama Education Association, Purchase Award
   1997         Presented a Resolution for Achievement, Alabama State Board of Education
   1996         Published in The Best of Colored Pencil III, Copyright 1996 by Rockport Publishers, Inc.
   1994         Presented a Resolution for Achievement, Alabama State Board of Education


Resume'
Autobiography

      Born and reared in the farmland of a small Tennessee River town called Savannah, Lonnie Rich realized at an early age that he loved art and the creative processes of making art. Drawing was, and still is, a favorite language of expression because of its directness and its immediacy. Majoring in art while attending Hardin County High School, he enjoyed working with and helping his peers in art class and made the decision to become an art educator. His ultimate goal was to someday retire from teaching and to pursue the life of a full-time artist. After being graduated in 1977 from Austin Peay State University with a B.F.A. in Art Education, he taught senior high school at Hewitt-Trussville High School outside Birmingham, AL. The experience was both challenging and rewarding. However, in 1984 Lonnie decided to return to school for further studies in art. He received a graduate assistantship to the University of Alabama and entered the Art Education Program. After an intensive year-long study, Lonnie was graduated in 1985 with a Master of Arts in Art Education with a focus in painting. Moving to the Birmingham area, he taught private art classes at Artist’s Studio in Hoover, AL and also worked in visual merchandising for Parisian in the Galleria in Riverchase. Missing the excitement of teaching in the classroom, in 1987 he applied for an art instructor’s position and was hired by Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, AL. During his 18 year tenure at LBWCC, he was Chairman of the Art Program, Art Instructor, and Art Gallery Director. In 2005, he retired after 25 years of service in secondary and post-secondary education.
         Lonnie has now turned his focus and energies toward his life-long dream of being a full-time artist. Residing in the Holley-Navarre area, he set up an art studio on the first floor of his East Bay home. However, the art studio was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. With the loss of all his traditional art supplies, tools, and equipment, the road to recovery has been a challenge. Forced to revaluate his traditional creative options, Lonnie began to search the shoreline of East Bay and the local river banks in Santa Rosa County for both materials and creative inspiration. With effort and patience, he began to collect various heart pine knots, cedar driftwood, and various stones that have been twisted, beaten, and tumbled through years of exposure to the elements. Lonnie is now learning to listen to each piece of wood and stone to discover its narrative and its creative potential as an artwork. The history and the evolution of each piece of wood and stone are unique. Their successful creative union requires time and careful consideration. Lonnie’s philosophies of seeking balance in life have a tremendous influence on his development as a working artist. His art training and his teaching experiences are important attributes that have helped him develop a tenacious attention to detail, a requisite for being a successful artist.

Lonnie Rich, Artist on East Bay
"Listening to Wood and Stone"