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Rhonda Armistead



Rhonda Armistead

About Me

Rhonda Armistead is an Artist from Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia and is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.  Featured Artist on Colour In Your Life and Bluethumb.
Mediums include, Oils and Acrylics on Canvas, Reduction Plate Lino Prints, Dry Point Prints on Acrylic Plates, Drawings, Sketches in Pencil and Charcoal and Fine Line Pen.
Her paintings include Portraits, Landscapes and Contemporary pieces.
Commonly, she explores the intrinsic biodiversity and nature studies of the Region along with expressive portraiture and dramatic combinations of both, usually with an underlying message encapsulated within the symbolism and aesthetic of the work.
Rhonda and her husband own Armisteads Picture Framing and Gallery where they consult with Artists on framing and exhibitions and where she holds 2 Art classes per week along with being Admin on the “Artist Studios International” facebook page and has been invited to Judge many local Art Prizes.
Her works are an intimate conversation between head, heart and hand and can be viewed on her


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Rhonda has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years and worked on many commissioned works.
She is a Framing and Exhibition Consultant and Teaches Art Classes at her studio at Armistead’s Picture Framing & Gallery in Lismore
Her paintings, drawings and prints are held in Private and Corporate collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, America, Spain, Nepal and Japan.   

2001 – 2003  Fine Art Painting & Drawing and Printmaking at Lismore TAFE
2002  End of Year Exhibition at Lismore TAFE
2002  “Where the Rivers Meet the Artists” Exhibition  The Channon Gallery
2003   Graduate Exhibition  Lismore TAFE
2004  Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize  “Kristie Lea”  Portrait. Popular Choice
2004  Commissioned to paint murals in the Drake Hotel.  Drake NSW by B & D Crane  Licencees
2005  Coraki Art Prize   “Waiting in the Wings”    Highly Commended
2006  Coraki Art Prize   “Out of the Woods”              Highly Commended
2006  Christmas Artists Show – Armisteads Gallery
2007  Country Energy Art Prize   Dubbo Regional Gallery   Employees Choice Award
2007  Exhibition with Kristine Ubergang At Armistead’s Gallery  “Uncontrollable Beauty”
2007  Commission for 2 contemporary paintings.  Wayne Franklin – Rous Water.  “Ebb & Flow” & “Frangipannis”
2007  Countryscapes Exhibition  The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo Sydney   Finalist
2007   Group Show – Art Aspects Gallery
2008    Commissioned to paint 7 works for Lismore City Council Offices Collection
2008   Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize – (Combined TAFES from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)
2009   Group show in Serpentine Gallery – “Women of the World Exhibition”
2009   Invited to paint 2 local Landscape Paintings for The Byron Fine Art Gallery – Byron Bay
2009   Group Exhibition  Byron Fine Art Gallery
2009    Designed book cover for Peter Mitchell’s Poetry Book “The Scarlet Moment”
2009  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2009  Printmakers Group Show – Blue Knob Gallery – Nimbin
2009  Group show – Nimbin Arts Fair
2009  Judge – TAFE NSW Student Assoc. 2009 Finals & Regional Art Prize
2010  Commissioned Painting – Nimbin Rocks
2010  Portrait of Thomas George MP
2010  Invited to sit on Selection Board for Teachers of NSW TAFE – Arts Dept.
2011  “Home Below the Falls”.  Selected for Caldera Artfest -Murwillumbah Civic Centre
2011  “Home Below the Falls”.  Selected for Caldera Art at O’Reilly’s – Canungra.
2011  Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize _ Selection for (Combined TAFE s from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)
2011  Research Fellowship Recipient – Caldera Arts Festival & Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
2010  Solo Exhibition – Lismore Regional Gallery – “Waterfalls of Nth NSW”
2012  Fellowship Exhibition – Caldera Arts Festival  “Waterfalls & Vanishing Species”
2012  Group Show – “Scarlet” Serpentine Community Gallery
2012  Solo Show – Caldera Fellowship Exhibition – Roxy Gallery – Kyogle
2012  Judge – Lismore TAFE Acquisitive Prize
2012  Small Rights – Big Changes Inc.   Logo design, poster design & Event poster design for International Event.
2013    Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2013    1st Prize – On-line Art Competition – Colour In Your Life
2013    Finalist – Northern Rivers Portrait Prize
Northern Rivers Portrait Prize – Work purchased by PHILLIP BACON Galleries for Lismore Reg. Gallery permanent collection.
2013  “Scarlet” Exhibition – group show – Serpentine Gallery
2013  Finalist – Caldera Art Prize.
2013  Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2013  Caldera Art Exhibition – Murwillumbah.
2014  Tweed River Festival Exhibition – Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre.
2014  Group Show  Nimbin Spring Arts
2014  Caldera Art Exhibition – Tweed Regional Gallery.  Finalist.
2014  Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2014  Finalist – Art Prizes 2015 Calendar
2014  Abstract featured in Paint My Photo Magazine Issue 12.
2015  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize.
2015  Judge – Serpentine Community Gallery Annual Art Prize
2015  Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2015  Finalist – Caldera Art Exhibition
2016  Finalist – Border Art Prize – Tweed Regional Gallery
2016  Featured Artist – Colour In Your Life Television Program
2016  Membership accepted for the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
2016  Judge – Bentley Art Prize.
2016  Judge – North Coast National Art Prize.
2016  Art’s Columnist for The Valley Weekender Newspaper  QLD edition
2016  Finalist – Artist of the Month – On line Art Competition
2016  Group Show – Hillier Skuse Galleries – Gold Coast
2016  Judge – Tropical Fruits New Year Art Expo
2016  Finalist – Art Prize Calendar 2016
2017  Solo Show – Australian Guild of Realist Artists Galleries – Melbourne.
2017  Works held by AGRA Galleries in their Permanent Collection.
2017  Certificate for Excellence in Exhibition – Artmaster Australia International.
2017  Finalist Art Prizes Australia – Calendar Competition.
2017  1st Prize.  Seascapes – Tursa Art Prize
2017  Judge – Tropical Fruits New Year Artist Exhibition.
2018  Bluethumb – Selected as a Featured Artist
2018  Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2018  Invited to sit on Selection Board – Artmaster Australia International
2018  Judge –  Grafton Go Art Art Prize
2018  Group Show to celebrate Art Aspects Gallery 10th Anniversary at Fox Photo Den.
2018  Solo Show – Southern Cross University Library Gallery.
2018  Group Show with my Art Class Students “In Good Company” – Henry’s Bakery Lismore.
2018  People’s Choice – Bentley Art Prize.

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