Robert H. Ballard Bio.

Robert H. Ballard is currently an artist & an art dealer for he and his wife Joanie’s business R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, located in Washington, VA. His paintings can be found in many public & corporate collections including the Sunrise Museum, WV, and the San Francisco State University collections.  His experience in the art world is far-reaching and includes 30 years as gallery director for several art galleries in San Francisco, CA, 3 years as Curator of Exhibitions at the California College of Arts & Crafts, 4 Years as Director of the Govett-Brewster Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand, among other institutions.  Robert also directed several Art Centers and Art Organizations over the past several years in the mid-Atlantic region. He has been a lecturer and taught painting in many colleges and universities across the United States, such as the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, West Virginia State University, and Montgomery College in Maryland. He founded his current business in 1997, and with his wife, Joanie Ballard, created a unique shop and gallery that displays both local and international artists year-round, with several one-person exhibitions each year.


Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

      2015   Two Person Show w/ Julie Miles, Duval Designs Gallery, Millwood, VA
      2010   “Chairs: A Conversation”, Two Person Show w/ Alethea Ballard, R.H. Ballard Gallery
      1996   Vivant, Charlotte, NC
                 University of Charleston, WV
                 Maryland College of Art & Design, Silver Spring, MD
      1995   Sunrise Museum, Downtown Charleston, WV
      1994   Salem-Teikyo University, Clarksburg, WV
                 Border’s Books, Bethesda, MD
                 Andrew & Ballard Books, Clarksburg, WV
      1970   Yavapi College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
      1968   Purcell Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
      1969   “Old Tricks/New Tricks,” Ahrendes Wright Gallery, Berkeley, CA
      1967    Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 MFA Exhibition, CCAC Gallery, California College of Arts & Crafts

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013               SRAM, Invitational Exhibition, Cedar Lake Theater, New York, NY
2008              “Summer Color”, 3 Person Show w/ Deloss McGraw and Bruce Dorfman, R. H. Ballard Gallery
2007              “6 Artists of Rapahannock”, R.H. Ballard Gallery
1998-present  R.H. Ballard Gallery
1997                Summer Salon, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA
                        Ira Pinto Gallery, Annapolis, MD
                        Art Vivant Gallery, Charlotte, NC
                        Petrides Gallery, Cherry Hill, NJ
1996                Arlington Showcase IV, Ellipse Art Center
                        Gallery Okada International, Washington, DC
                        Petrides Gallery, Cherry Hill, NC
1995                Art Vivant, Charlotte, NC
                        Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburg, PA
                        Faculty Show, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1994                Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Center, Clarksburg, WV (Best of Show)
                        The Art Company, Davis, WV
                        Huntington Museum, Tri-State Arts Assoc. Exhibition, Huntington, WV
                        Jackson Jubilee Annual Art Show, Jackson Mill, WV
1993                Open Studios, Bethesda, MD
                        RAP Faculty, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
1992                “Clouds/Culture/Change,” Huntington, Montgomery, AL
                        “EAT”, Russell Sage College Gallery, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy,NY
1991                “Richmond Artists,” Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA
1989                “The Christmas Show,” Wakefield Foundation, Wakefield, VA
1971                “Box Top Art,” Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
1970                Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, CA
                        “Three Young Painters,” Sonoma State College Art Dept. Gallery, CA
1969                “West Coast Sky Scapes” CCAC Gallery
                        “Bay Area Painters Invitational,” College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1968                “Show of Hands,” CCAC Gallery
                        “Drawings,” University of Guam Art Gallery, Agana, Guam
1966                “We Are All One,” Unicorn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                        “Phelan Awards,” California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Fran, CA
                        “Annual,” Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
1965                “All California,” Long Beach Museum of Art. Long Beach, CA
                        San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1964                “Tres Norte Americanos,” Atril Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
1963                San Francisco State Student Union Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1962                “The Art of Assemblage,” San Diego State College Art Gallery, CA                  

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

San Francisco State University
California College of Arts and Crafts
University of Guam
United States State Department, Washington, DC
The Charleston, Newspapers, Charleston, WV
The Art Center, Clarksburg, WV
Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV
Taylor Books, Charleston, WV
Mother Wit, Charleston, WV
Piano Productions Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ
Stefan Janssen Collection, Brussels, Belgium