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Jim Davis in his studio.

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James Daivs, 1931–2016

We are deeply saddened by the loss of the extraordinary painter and longtime RLV member James G. Davis, who passed away at home here on September 28th. An internationally exhibiting artist, his work and teaching were to profoundly influence those with the great fortune to have encountered and known him. He will be greatly missed. Please join us in offering condolences to his wife Mary Anne and son, Turner Davis. Read more about Jim’s extraodinary life and work.

2016 Artist Residencies Awarded to Samantha Mitchell and Sharon Lee Hart

Please join us in congratulating the two new artists selected for this year’s Artist Residencies.
Samantha Mitchell is a noteworthy artist and published writer based in Philadelphia working with drawing and printmaking processes... (more)

Sharon Lee Hart is an award-winning photographer working with mixed media who comes to us from Florida... (more)

Andy’s Window

Read the latest blog posts from Andrew Rush—master printmaker/draughtsman and The Drawing Studio founder—as he probes the media of art, human understanding and life. (more)

Ann Woodin Rush Celebrates Her 90th Birthday!
Ann Woodin Rush, the redoubtable writer, wife of Andy and for many years one of the Ranch’s most vibrant and dedicated members, has lived several years now in Mexico, with a family of angelic caretakers on a small farm outside of Hermosillo where Andy is able to spend time with her. While Ann suffers from dementia, something of her wondrous spirit remains as this photo from her 90th birthday celebration testifies.