Lorraine Meade realized her passion for mosaics during a class at the Hand Workshop (now The Visual Arts Center of Richmond) several years ago. Her mosaic pieces are on display in Studio 151 at Art Works Studios & Galleries in the Old Manchester District of Richmond. This working studio shows many items Lorraine collects for her projects…Scrabble tiles, Dominoes, shells, keys, cans, buttons, broken dishes, and lots of glass, porcelain and ceramic tiles…all to someday be made into a variety of mosaic furniture, accessories and installations.
Lorraine has also done mosaic work on a larger scale with commercial and residential installations. In addition to kitchen and bathroom projects, she designed and installed a mosaic entryway at Parkview at Fountain Lake Condominiums in Byrd Park in Richmond. She also designed and installed a 40-foot long mosaic “wave” at the University of Richmond’s Hemisphere’s Mongolian Grill at the Heilman Dining Center. This installation was featured in the July 2007 issue of Richmond Magazine. Her mosaic work was also mentioned in the September 2007 issue of Southern Living in an article featuring Art Works.
Lorraine has donated her artwork to various non-profits, including Children’s Miracle Network, Richmond Men’s Chorus, Caring Voice Coalition and Easter Seals.
A native of Rochester, New York, Lorraine works as a graphic designer when she’s not creating in her studio. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, Bon Air Artists Association and is the organizer of the Richmond Scrabble Meetup Group.
Over eight years’ experience designing and creating mosaic art, furniture, accessories and installations
Commissioned to design, create and install a 40-foot mosaic “wave” made of glass and river rock in the Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Commissioned to design, create and install a mosaic entryway made of porcelain tile and stone at Parkview at Fountain Lake Condominiums in Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia
Commissioned to design, create and install kitchen and bath mosaics, as well as custom mosaic furniture and accessories
Several mosaic pieces and paintings have been accepted in juried All-Media Shows at Art Works Studios & Galleries, Richmond, Virginia
The 31st Annual Arts Around The Lake, University of Richmond, Virginia, September 2010
Bon Air Artists Association’s 18th Annual Art Affair Show and Sale, Richmond, Virginia, October 2010
Northside Artists’ Open Studio 2010, multi-home art show and sale, Richmond, Virginia, November 2010
Solo show, 2300 Club, Richmond, Virginia, June and July 2010
“Olé” mosaic platter, The James Center, Bon Air Artist Association Show, March, 2010
Northside Artists’ Open Studio 2009, multi-home art show and sale, Richmond, Virginia, November 2009
Northside Artists’ Open Studio 2008, multi-home art show and sale, Richmond, Virginia, November 2008
Solo show, “Music and Mosaics,” Art Works’ Centre Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, September 2007
Solo show, “Different by Design,” Art Works’ Centre Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, September 2006
“Blue Metallica,” mosaic bowl, 1212 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, March 2006
Honorable Mention, “Scrabble Table,” Richmond Public Library, Gellman Room, Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association Show, 2008
Second Place, “On The Half Shell” eggshell mosaic dish, Easter Seals Society, 2008
“Where Art Works,” Southern Living Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Living, September 2007, page 6
“Art of Nature at UR’s Dining Center,” Richmond Magazine, July 2007, page 200
Honorable Mention, “Four Seasons,” acrylic on canvas, All-Media Show at Art Works Studios & Galleries, 2005
Bon Air Artists Association, 2009 to present
Society of American Mosaic Artists, 2008 to present
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, 2007 to present
Gallery Member, Art Works Studios & Galleries, 2004 to present