Behind the red door at 19 North Main Street, in Kilmarnock, is a place to be inspired by art in the community and the community in the arts.”  

The RAL Art Center is incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization community resource that welcomes everyone to discover how art can enrich our lives and bring people together. It provides a place for residents and visitors to create and appreciate the visual arts and to buy quality artwork by regional artists.  For 68 years the RAL has been the largest and most active visual arts presence on the Northern Neck.  Run almost entirely by volunteers, it is they who organize monthly exhibits, community events, art education programs and a cooperative artist gallery… truly an impressive history of art in the community.

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 and River Counties Community Foundation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the RAL Art Center is to organize, sponsor and foster the visual arts & crafts through exhibits, educational programs and cultural activities that reflect, enrich and inspire our broader community.

2018-2019 RAL Board Roster

Executive Officers:

President:  Harold Burnley    hgbjr@me.com
Vice-President:  Mary Ellis     mary1ellis@aol.com
Secretary:  Barbara Kershner    baba2@kaballero.com
Treasurer:  Jeff Branflick     jbranflick@yahoo.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