Awards / Exhibitions

2017 Judges Choice Award – Artsplosure – The Raleigh Art Festival – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2017 Best In Show – Artisphere Fine Art Festival – Greenville, SC (Juried Exhibition)

2017 Merit Award – Main St. Art Festival – Fort Worth, Texas (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Second Place Award – Virginia Beach Neptune Art Festival – Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Invitation Award – Plaza Art Fair – Kansas City, Missouri (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Merit Award- Columbus Art Festival – Columbus, Ohio (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Best of Drawing/Printmaking/Graphics Category – Virginia Highland Art Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Honorable Mention Award – Artsplosure – The Raleigh Art Festival – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Merit Award – Main St. Art Festival – Fort Worth, Texas (Juried Exhibition)

2016 Best in Drawing/Printmaking/Graphics Category – Atlanta Dogwood Fine Art Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2015 MWBE Excellence Award –  Minority & Women Business Enterprise – GUC & City of Greenville, NC (Selected)

2015 Best of Show Drawing/ Printmaking /Pastel Category – Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2015 Best in Show –  Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2015 Honorable Mention – Artisphere Fine Art Festival – Greenville, SC (Juried Exhibition)

2015 Award of Distinction – Winter Park Art Festival – Winter Park, Florida (Juried Exhibition)

2015 First Place – Coconut Grove Art Festival – Coconut Grove, Florida (Juried Exhibition)

2015 Third Place – East Carolina University “AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN EASTERN NC” Community Celebration Reception & Art Exhibition –Greenville, North Carolina (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Award of Distinction –  Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival – Pensacola, Florida(Juried Exhibition)

2014 Award of Merit –  Plaza Arts Festival – Kansas City, Missouri (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Best of Show Drawing/ Printmaking /Pastel Category – Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Best in Show – Uptown Art Fair – Minneapolis, MN (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Thomas A. Felton, Jr. Award of Distinction in Fine Art – 59th Annual Boardwalk Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Award of Merit –  Columbus Arts Festival – Columbus, OH (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Award of Merit –  Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2014 Best in Drawing Category – A-RTS Rockville Town Square Fine Art Festival – Rockville, MD (Juried Exhibition)

2014 First Place – Coconut Grove Art Festival – Coconut Grove, Florida (Juried Exhibition)

2013 Best of Show – Chastain Park Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2013 First Place – Centerfest Fine Art Festival – Durham, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2013 Best of Painting Watercolor/Pastel Category – Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2013 Second Place – Artisphere Fine Art Festival – Greenville, SC (Juried Exhibition)

2013 Best in Drawing/Printmaking/Graphics Category – Atlanta Dogwood Fine Art Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

2012 Third Place – Centerfest Fine Art Festival – Durham, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2012 Artistic Merit Award – North Carolina Statewide Exhibit – On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings From the Mountain to the Sea  – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2012 Third Place – Artisphere Fine Art Festival – Greenville, SC (Juried Exhibition)

2011 NAACP Hall of Legends “Trailblazer Award” – Pitt County NAACP Greenville, North Carolina (Selected)

2011 First Place – St. Stephens Arts Show 2011, Coconut Grove, Florida (Juried Exhibition)

2010 Award of Merit – Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois

2010 First Place  – Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI (Juried Exhibition)

2010 Best In Drawing Category – Boardwalk Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2009 First Place – CenterFest Art Festival – Durham, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2009 First Place – Art Appreciation College Text Book Cover Contest

2009 Award of Excellence –Virginia Beach Neptune Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2009 First Place – Miami Beach Festival of the Arts – Miami Beach, FL (Juried Exhibition)

2009 First Place – Pitt Community College First Annual Fine Art Exhibition (Juried Exhibition)

2008 Best In Show – Ocean View 46th CBAA Annual Artshow – Norfolk, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2008 Third Place – Center Fest Art Festival – Durham, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2006 Pastel Society of New Mexico Award – Pastel Society of America 34th Annual Art Exhibit, National Arts Club–New York, NY
(International Juried Competition)

2006 Award of Merit – Stockley Garden Art Festival (Juried Exhibition)

2006 Award of Honor – Boardwalk Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2006 Third Place – AFRAM Festival – Norfolk, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2005 First Place – “The Best of North Carolina Artist” Competition) (Juried Publication)

2005 Herman Melville Award of Excellence – Portwarick Art & Sculpture Festival–Newport News, VA (Juried Exhibition)

2005 First Place – Grifton Shad Festival Art Show–Grifton, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2005 People Choice Award – Grifton Shad Festival Art Show–Grifton, NC (Juried Exhibition)

2005 Artwork “Deep Thoughts” was published in Living Artist Catalog sold in Barnes & Nobles (Juried Publication Competition)

2002 National Arts Club Award – Pastel Society of America 30th Annual Art Exhibit, National Arts Club–New York, NY
(International Juried Competition) (National Art Club also purchased 4 pieces of his work for their permanent gallery.)

2000 Best In Show – NC Weslyan College Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Competition – Rocky Mount, NC

1999 First Place – NC Weslyan College Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Competition – Rocky Mount, NC

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair – Ann Arbor, MI (Juried Exhibition)

CenterFest Art Festival – Durham, NC (Juried Exhibition)

Virginia Beach Neptune Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

*“SOUTHERN EXPOSURE” North Carolina State University (solo exhibition)

Artscape – Baltimore, Maryland (Juried Exhibition)

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival – Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Congo Square – New Orleans, LA (Juried Exhibition)

34th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival – St. Petersburg, Fl (Juried Exhibition)

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Tampa, Fl (Juried Exhibition)

Coconut Grove Arts Festival – Miami, FL (Juried Exhibition)

Miami Beach Festival of the Arts – Miami Beach, FL (Juried Exhibition)

Ocean View 46th CBAA Annual Artshow – Norfolk, VA (Juried Exhibition)

Charlotte Fine Art Show – Charlotte, NC (Juried Exhibition)
* “EXPRESSIONS IN PASTELS”N.C. State University, African American Cultural Center – Raleigh, NC

“Living African American Artist of North Carolina” Greenville Museum of Arts – Greenville, NC

Atlanta Dogwood Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

Piratefest– Greenvile, NC (Juried Exhibition)
*Installation & Unveiling of The Lucille W. Gorham Portrait” City Hall – Greenville, NC

Virginia Beach Neptune Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

5th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts – Alexandria, VA (Juried Exhibition)

National Black Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA (Juried Exhibition)

The 6th Annual National Conference on Black Philanthropy –Arlington, VA (Juried Exhibition)

Capital Jazz Festival – Columbia, MD (Juried Exhibition)

* “LIVING THE DREAM”Greenville Museum of Arts– Greenville, NC

* This Century Art Gallery – Williamsburg, VA

* Pitt Community College – Greenville, NC

* Roanoke Chowan Community College – Ahoskie, NC

Decor Art Expo 2006 – Atlanta, GA

“GICLEE” Opus One Gallery – Atlanta, GA (Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard)

Pastel Society of America 34th Annual Art Exhibit, National Arts Club–New York, NY(International Juried Competition)

Stockley Garden Art Festival (Juried Exhibition)

Greenville Brushstroke Exhibition at Emerge Gallery–Greenville NC (Juried Exhibition)

National Black Arts Festival–Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

Boardwalk Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

AFRAM Festival – Norfolk, VA (Juried Exhibition)

Pepsi Americas’ Sail–Beaufort, NC (Juried Exhibition)

Artsploure – Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

NC Weslyan College Anniversary Show–Rocky Mount, NC

Decor Expo 2005– Atlanta, GA

“The Best of North Carolina Artist” Competition) (Juried Publication)

Portwarick Art & Sculpture Festival–Newport News, VA (Juried Exhibition)

Grifton Shad Festival Art Show–Grifton, NC

Artwork “Deep Thoughts” was published in Living Artist Catalog sold in Barnes & Nobles (Juried Publication)

National Black Arts Festival–Atlanta, GA (Juried Exhibition)

Boardwalk Artshow & Festival–Virginia Beach, VA (Juried Exhibition)

National Black Theatre Festival– Winston Salem, NC (Juried Exhibition)

*“An African American Experience” Blount Bridgers House Gallery–Tarboro, NC

*Installation & Unveiling of The George Henry White Portrait in the Edgecombe County Superior Court House– Tarboro, NC

* “A DIVINE EXPERIENCE” Beaufort County Arts Council–Washington, NC

Philadelphia International Art Expo–Philadelphia, PA (Juried Exhibition)

Pastel Society of America 32nd Annual Art Exhibit,National Arts Club–New York City (Juried Competition)

National Black Arts Festival–Atlanta, Georgia (Juried Exhibition)

Halizo Fine Arts Festival–Norfolk, Virginia (Juried Exhibition)

Schwa Art Show, Emerge Gallery–Greenville, NC (Juried Exhibition)

Old North State Medical Society Convention, Raleigh–North Carolina,(Invitational) (Commission)

International Art Expo–Nash Community College, Nashville, NC (Invitational)

9/11 Show, Greenville Museum of Arts– Greenville, NC (Selected)

Old North State Medical Society Convention–Raleigh, NC (Invitational)

*Jerry’s Artarama –Raleigh, NC (Solo Exhibition)

*Elizabeth City State University Alumni House– Elizabeth City, NC (Invitational)

African American Literary Conference, NC State University–Raleigh, NC (Juried Exhibition)

Clarence E. Lightner Classic, RBC Center–Raleigh, NC (Invitational)

Pastel Society of America 30th Annual Art Exhibit, National Arts Club–New York, NY (International Juried Competition)

Black History Month Art Exhibition, Washington County Arts Council–Plymouth, NC

Two Man Show, Farmville Arts Council–Farmville, NC

Wilmor Arts Exhibition, Greenville Hilton–Greenville, NC

NC Weslyan College Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Competition – Rocky Mount, NC

 

Ed Gordon – Television and radio news personality, BET, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, NPR

Ruby Perkins – Educator, Performing Artist – Greenville, NC

Gladys Knight – Singer

Tina Knowles – Designer, Mother of singer Beyonce Knowles

Tom Joyner – Radio, Tom Joyner Morning Show

Victoria Rowell – Actress, “Young & The Restless”

Bev Smith – Radio, BET, Bev Smith Show

Anne & Clifton Davis – Actor, Songwriter, Minister “Amen”,TBN

Wendy Raquel Robinson – Actress, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “The Game”

Dorien Wilson – Actor, The Parkers

Mr & Mrs. Troy and Sissy Templeton, Miami, FL

Mr& Mrs. Macon and Joan Brock, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr& Mrs. Douglas Perry, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr& Mrs.Bob Sasser, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr and Mrs. Tim Bazemore – Windsor, NC

Dr. Ada Williams – Tarboro, NC

Dr. David and Barbara Lee – Tarboro, NC

Donald and Alice Sadler – Washington, NC

Nikki and Gray Blount – Greenville, NC

Hyman and Stacy Brody – Greenville, NC

BJ and Sarah Whitehurst – Greenville, NC

Tom Glennon – Greenville, NC

Dr. Walter Pories – Greenville, NC

Dr. Kevin and Tracey Burton – Greenville, NC

John and Jody Chaffee – Greenville, NC

Pitt Greenville Chamber of Commerce – Greenville, NC

City of Greenville – Greenville, NC

William and Patricia Robinson – Greenville, NC

Dr. Jayish Patel – Greenville, NC

Mrs. Martha Dartt – Greenville, NC

Mrs. Jessica Wilkins – Greenville, NC

Attorney Frank and Kelly Harper – Greenville, NC

Mrs. Frankie Beeker – Greenville, NC

International Tennis Hall of Fame – Newport, RI

National Arts Club–New York, NY

Edgecombe County Superior Courthouse–Tarboro NC

North Carolina State University–Raleigh, NC

North Carolina A & T University–Greensboro, NC

Vanderbilt University–Nashville, TN

Sallie B. Howard School of the Arts & Education–Wilson, NC

Barton College– Wilson, NC

Elizabeth City State University–Elizabeth City, NC

Showers of Blessing Christian Center–Rocky Mount, NC

Christian Chapel Holiness Church–Parmele, NC

Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Center–Greenville NC

Pitt Community College – Greenville NC

Little Willie Center – Greenville, NC

Holy Temple Church – Greenville, NC

Blue Moon Brewing Company–Denver, CO

Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Childrens Hospital) –Greenville, NC

Ronald McDonald House–Greenville, NC

North Carolina Board of Nursing–Raleigh, NC

Greenville Convention Center–Greenville NC

Old North State Medical Society–Durham, NC

Bristol Myers Squibb–New York, NY

Tarboro Women Center–Tarboro, NC

Dollar Tree Stores HQ -– Chesapeake, VA

Boys and Girls Club – Norfolk, VA

Pastel Society of America (Signature Member)

Portrait Society of America

Greenville Museum of Arts

* Richard made history, by becoming the first African American Artist to ever have a portrait painting hang in any courthouse in North Carolina.

* Richard painted a portrait of George Henry White the first African American Congressman after the Civil War