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Click here to read "About the Artist" and an "Interview with the Artist"


"Cattle Barons’ Ball"
Major Original Painting For Sale by Owner
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ATTENTION OWNERS OF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

Investors are actively buying select original paintings. If you own an original painting by Randy Souders and wish to sell it, please email details (subject, size, amount paid, date and location of purchase) along with a photo. We will contact you for more information. Interested in either buying or selling? Click here for more information.

Even if you don't wish to sell we still wish to hear from you. We are in the process of compiling a catalogue raisonné. This is a difinitive, comprehensive archive of all the artists' original paintings. The inclusion of your painting(s) in this directory will serve to verify the authenticity of your work and provide invaluable provenance to those who may purchase or inherit someday. We can also provide you a current "estimate of replacement value" for insurance purposes. Click >here< for more information:

Art as a hedge against inflation?
Could be. Click here to read what the experts say

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For 5 years in a row, Randy Souders lent his artwork to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.  The last project involved the publication of 3,050,000 (three million, fifty thousand) calendars featuring one of his images. These were mailed to supporters across America and around the world. Proceeds assisted researchers in their quest to find a cure for paralysis due to spinal cord injury and disease. Randy Souders suffered a spinal cord injury in 1972 and has been confined to a wheelchair since then.

For more information or to donate please contact the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation


Randy on Broadway!
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What does Randy Souders have in common with stars the likes of Nathan Lane, Carol Burnett, Mike "Austin Powers" Myers, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tune, Phyllis Newman, Tom "Dukes of Hazard" Wopat and others? Well it certainly isn't a talent for singing! Rather, he has been called on to dust off his old talent for characture in order to create the cover art for a two CD set featuring a revival of the Broadway musical "SHERRY!"

"SHERRY!" was written in 1967 by James Lipton (host of BRAVO's "Inside the Actor's Studio") who, along with famous producer Robert Sher, is again the force behind this venture. Based of the classic 1942 screwball comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner," Nathan Lane assumes the role of the world famous gossip columnist "Sheridan Whiteside."  The overbearing and bombastic Whiteside   takes a nasty spill on the icy steps of a midwestern household and proceeds to commandeer everyone and everything for the duration of his recovery. Lane also performed this role recently on the PBS series "Stage on Screen."

This two CD set is published by CAPITOL-EMI's Angel Records label. SHERRY! is available on Amazon.com and elswwhere.

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Randy helps penn book
Randy wrote the forward to a new book entitled "Putting Creativity to Work." It is a career guide for people with disabilities who seek employment in the 110+ arts related professions the book outlines. The disabled community suffers an astounding unemployment rate of over 70%. This book seeks to help remedy that awful statistic. It was produced by VSA Arts and published by the Social Security Administration. Special thanks to American Express for their support in underwriting this worthy project.

Click here for to read FREE online courtesy of
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VSA International Arts Festival

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Every 5 years VSA arts brings together artists, educators, researchers, and policy makers with disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and arts education. These festivals feature visual, performing, literary, media artists and a guest list that includes over two thousand participants from all corners of the globe.

Highlights of the 2010 festival included Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Scottish virtuoso percussionist, performing with the National Symphony Orchestra; internationally renowned educational innovator Sir Ken Robinson, the jazz stylings of Diane Schuur, R&B legend Patti LaBelle, Last Comic Standing season four winner Josh Blue, and renowned actors Claire Danes (Romeo + Juliet), and Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God/The L Word).

VSA arts also convened an international arts education conference. Geared towards professional educators and working artists, the conference focused upon advancing inclusive education through the arts and hosted a career development forum for artists with disabilities.

In addition to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the H Street Playhouse, and the D.C. IMPROV all showcased performances and exhibitions.

The International VSA arts Festival is a four-day extravaganza held every five years in select cities around the globe such as Los Angeles, California and Brussels, Belgium. Once again it was Washington D.C.'s turn to host this dazzling display of creativity by artists with disabilities. The  VSA arts Festival is a production of VSA arts, which is creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.

VSA arts (an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC) is an international nonprofit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities. Founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, VSA arts reaches nearly 5 million people around the world through a network of affiliates in 49 states and 64 countries.

Randy Souders served on the VSA arts national board of directors from 1990 till 2005 at which time a formal re-merger with the Kennedy Center took place. To learn more about VSA arts and its programs and events, please visit their website at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/.  


25 years with Disney
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June 3, 2014 marked 24 years since Randy began his partnership as a featured gallery artist with the Walt Disney Company™. New works are constantly in development.  A partial listing of his creations can be seen here.

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