John Borden Evans

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Artist statement

These paintings grow out of the painting process. When I begin, I have no idea what the finished painting will look like. Lately my paintings have transformed themselves into imaginary views of the world around our house in North Garden, Virginia. These paintings are like memories that I have uncovered hidden in the many layers of acrylic paint.


Born in Edinburgh, Scotland to American parents (6-21-56)
Educated at Davidson College (A.B., 1979)

Solo exhibitions

1997 Christa Faut Gallery, Davidson, NC (also 1994, 1992)
1996 Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA
Pedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, V A
Addison Ripley Gallery, Wasrungton, DC (also 1994)
Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC
Morris Gallery, Columbia, SC (also 1994)
1993 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, V A (also 1992, 1991)
1991 WRIC-TV, The Arboretum, Richmond, VA
Carolina Union Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
1990 The Living Gallery, North Cross School, Roanoke, VA
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, V A
1989 Holden Fine Arts Center, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
The Soho Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada
1988 "Paintings on Paper," South Street Inn, Charlottesville, V A
1986 DuPont Gallery, Washington & Lee Univ., Lexington, VA
Margaret Heath Gallery, Charlottesville, V A (also 1985, 1984,1983)
1985 University Theatre, Charlottesville, VA
1983 Gallery 105, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, V A
1981 Wa1ker Art Center, Woodberry Forest, VA 1980
Montreat Gallery, Montreat, NC
1979 Senior Exhibition, Davidson College Union Gallery, Davidson, N C

Group exhibitions

1995 "Paintings from the Piedmont" (Award winner, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988) The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, V A
1994 Juried Show, 1708 East Main, Richmond, V A
"Select: A Jurored Regional Exhibition," Award winner, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (also 1991)

1992 "Beyond Nature," Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, DC
"National Works on Paper," Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

1990 "Landscape Paintings," (3 person show), DuPont Gallery, Lexington, V A
"Sixth Annual Artery 90," Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD
"Small Art 90," 38/78 Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
"Coastal Exchange III," 1708 East Main, Richmond, V A

1989 Juried Show, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Award winner, Newport News, VA (also 1987)
"15th Annual Shelby National Juried Art Show," Shelby Art League, Shelby, NC
(also 1988, 1987, 1985)
"Four Charlottesville Artists," 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, V A

1988 "Painting '88," Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
"On the Fence," (3 person show), The Cardinal Gallery at Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD
" Artists Members," Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, V A

1987 "Paintings Large & Small," The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Two person show, Walker Art Center, Woodberry Forest, V A
"Southeastern Spectrum," Henley Paper Co. Juried Show, Winston-Salem, NC
Regional Juried Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
'Ventures in Creativity;' Ivy Gallery, Ivy, VA
"Current Visions II," Award winner, Germanow Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Rochester, NY

1985 Group Show, 305 West Cameron, Chapel Hill, NC
"10 x 10 x 10,." Margaret Heath Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
'The Charlotte Connection," The McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"16th National Annual Fine Arts Competition," Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC
"Recent American Works on Paper 1985,"
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, V A
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, V A
Smithsonian Institution S.I. T .E.S. Tour
"Lynchburg Area Juried Art Show;' Award winner, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, V A

1984 "Abstraction," Main Gallery of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
"22 Southeastern Artists from SECCA," Carolina Union Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

1983 "20th Annual Painting and Sculpture Juried Competition," Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC
"New Paintings," Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, V A

1982 "Irene Leache Memorial Juried Exhibition," Award winner, Crysler Museum, Norfolk, V A
1981 "Virginia Paintings and Sculpture 1981," Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
1980 "Exhibition for Undiscovered Artists," Award winner, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, V A
1979 "Undergraduate Works on Paper Competition," Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL


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