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137 King Street, St. Augustine, FL.



First Friday Artwalk

Richlin Burnett-Ryan

A series of vibrant multi-media works 
Opening Reception 
 Friday, April 5th, 5-9pm

Gallery Hours 11am - 9pm 

"Always Sydney" by Richlin Burnett-Ryan


"Sit In Saint Augustine" by Richlin Burnett-Ryan

About the Artist

Butterfield Garage April Feature Artist, Richlin Burnett-Ryan presents “Exuberance”, a series of vibrant multi-media works full of color and life. An Artist Talk, First FridayApril 5, at 6pm is an opportunity to learn Richlin’s approachand inspiration!

Richlin Burnett-Ryan work explores the color play of tissue paper with acrylic paints and inks on canvas, which allows her to create amazing translucent color interactions and texture.  Her process begins by removing all color and shade from her photographic reference. By reducing the image to its linear or solid black-and-white form. Then reintroduce color to vacant spaces, sometimes overlapping the form.

This body of work entitled “Exuberance” focuses on extracting joy in the practice of creating art. I’m leaping into the unknown, releasing myself from the figurative boundaries and indulging more in abstract expression interpretations. My goal is to transfer the positive energy vibrations engaged in the making of the art into the environment and create positive imprints.

Born in 1967 in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, Richlin Burnett-Ryan immigrated to the United States at eight and settled in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Clara Barton High School and took art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. Her undergraduate studies were at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and The School of Visual Arts, New York City majored in Graphic Design. She worked as the Art Director of IDD Magazine for Thompson Financial, NYC. Richlin is married to artist Weldon Ryan and resides in Palm Coast, Florida. Presently she is a full-time artist and curator.

Open Invitation Exhibition

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Is it the teacher, mentor artist that encouraged you? or a painting you saw in a museum? Maybe it’s the beauty of nature or emotions inside that drive you to create. Be as creative as you like in your interpretation. Draw it, paint it, collage it… be creative!


  • Canvases and entry forms can be picked up at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery starting January 28th. Entry fee is $10 per entry and includes an 8” x 8” canvas.

  • Works created with materials other than the canvas supplied must conform to the 8” x 8” dimensions.

  • Entry fee of $10 per entry includes an 8” x 8” canvas.

  • Click here to download your entry form, or you may pick one up Butterfield Garage Art Gallery at 137 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL.

  • The gallery is open everyday 11-5pm. All entries must be received at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery no later than Sunday, April 30.

  • The exhibit’s opening reception will take place on Friday, May 3rd, and the exhibition will continue through May 31.

  • You decide if your masterpiece will be for sale. Butterfield Garage will handle any sales and will retain a 15% fee.

Download Entry Form

Shoutouts, Kudos, and Accolades to Our Artists

Butterfield Winners at the Miniature Marvels Exhibit

Richlin Burnett-Ryan
First Place
"Loving My Fro III"


Congratulations to Richlin Burnett-Ryan and Eric Rakov for taking home awards at the recent Miniature Marvels exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association! Richlin won First Place and Eric was awarded the Alger Most Creative award. Kudos to these outstanding artists! 

Eric Rakov
Alger Most Creative
Florida Home Remodel

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In Memoriam:


Karen Victoria

It is with a heavy heat that the Butterfield says goodbye to long-time member Karen Strumpfler, known at the gallery as Karen Victoria. Karen passed away peacefullly on February 29, 2024 at her home.


Karen's beautiful bags and textile works were a mainstay of the Butterfield for many years. She was also a tireless worker, helping to maintain the gallery and was instrumental in the gallery's recovery after Hurricane Matthew. She will be missed by the gallery and by the community she called home since 1982. A heartfelt RIP to our very own Karen Victoria.

Stop in and see what's new and don't forget to pick up a Shuttle Sticker for complimentary shuttle service to St. Augustine galleries between 6-9 pm on the night of the Gallery Walk.


Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is a leader in the presentation of traditional and contemporary visual arts and fine crafts. As an artist-run gallery, we encourage the experience of direct accessibility and dialogue between artists, patrons and our community within Northeast Florida.
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