Rappahannock Art League is the oldest and largest visual arts organization in the area. We were founded in 1949 and now have 400 members. Our Studio Gallery on Main Street in Kilmarnock shows the art and fine craft of 80 or so of our members. We have workshops, exhibits and tours for adults and kids.

The League’s activities are focused in the lower Northern Neck and lower Middle Peninsula of Virginia. The League is incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

RAL is a proud affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is partially supported by grants from Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts and River Counties Community Foundation.

Mission Statement

The mission of Rappahannock Art League is to organize, sponsor and encourage educational and cultural activities in the visual arts and crafts. Provide an environment for creative growth of our membership and community.

2017 RAL Board Roster

Executive Officers:

President:  Barry Beswick    beswick.barry994@gmail.com
Vice-President:  Harold Burnley    hgbjr@me.com
Treasurer:  Sharon Mundy    shr8mun@aol.com
Past President:  Mary Ellis     mary1ellis@aol.com

Board Members:

Jeff Branflick  / 2017-2019     jbranflick@yahoo.com
Alfie Butts /  2017-2019     jab@rumseyandbugg.com
Carol Clark /  2016-2018     cclarkral@yahoo.com
Sheena Hebbons /  2017-2019     sth_hebbons@yahoo.com
Barbara Kershner /  2016-2018     baba2@kaballero.com
Randall Kipp /  2016-2018     rjk@kipparchitecture.com
Cheryl Mihills /  2016-2018     cmihills@fiberarts.us
Anne Paparella /  2016-2018     info@lancasterva.com
Patty Richards /  2017-2019     amblersalpacas@yahoo.com
Marilyn Sprouse /  2016-2018     msprouse@lcs.k12.va.us

Managing Director:

Hope Towner     ral@ralgallery.com

2017 RAL Board Roster PDF


Rappahannock Art League
19 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482