Born 1953 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
Lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida

Education

1978 University of Georgia, MFA
1974 University of Mississippi, BFA

Teaching Experience

2008-Now
Adjunct Instructor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

1997-1998
Installation and Art Handling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Director and Curator, Kent Gallery, Kent Campus, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, FL

1996-1998
Director, CANVAS Program, St. Augustine, FL

1996-2000
Adjunct Instructor, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

1995-2000
Adjunct Instructor, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
Featured Artist, Highway Gallery, Florida Mining Gallery + Clear Channel Outdoor, Jacksonville, Florida

2010
Duck, Duck, Goose, South Campus, Florida State College Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Liquid Peace, Lufrano Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2009
Paintings, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Works, Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

2008
Florida Back Roads, Amelia Sanjon Gallery, Fernadina Beach, FL

2007
Produce, Stellers Gallery, Neptune Beach, FL

2006
Ribbon of Life Party, Draper Studios, Jacksonville, FL
Water Music, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Healing Palms, Signature Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Portrait in Nature, Landscapes in Transition, Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts, Orange Park, FL
Featured Artist: Arts and Antique Show, Women?s Board of Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
Featured Artist: Riverkeeper Oyster Roast, Jacksonville, FL

2005
Postcards from the Promised Land, Push 2 Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Healing Palms, Miami Series, EG2 Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Featured Artist, Coastal Living Design House, Virginia Beach, VA

2004
Edisto, Richard James Galleries, Charleston, SC
Featured Artist, Art Walk, Jacksonville, FL
Solo Show, Signature Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2003
Healing Palms, Matthews Gallery, Tampa, FL
Pop, Stellers Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

2002
United States Senate Solo Exhibit, Office of Senator Bob Graham, Washington, DC
Flamingo, Signature Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Flamingo, Stellers Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

2001
Exhibition #1, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2000
Jim Draper, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Odd Duck, Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Solo Exhibition, Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

1999
Jim Draper, Biscotti's Bistro, Jacksonville, FL
Jim Draper, Owens-Prevata, Miami, FL

1998
Southern Landscapes: An Artist?s View, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Jim Draper, Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL
Jim Draper, Epping Forest Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL

1997
James R. Draper, Draper/Kinghorn Studios, Jacksonville, FL
Portrait, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Recent Works, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Jacksonville, FL
New Pictures, Gallery Contemporanea/Draper Glover/Kinghorn Studios, Jacksonville, FL
James R. Draper Paintings, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

1996
One Man Show, First Union Bank, Jacksonville, FL
One Man Show, Gallery Contemporanea at Partners Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL

1977
One Man Show, Image Gallery, Athens, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Community Foundation “Art Ventures”, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
Faculty Show, University of North Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2009
Faculty Show, University of North Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2008
Making Marks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Liquid Muse: Paintings from St. Johns Region, Lufrano Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Swamped, Gallery L, Jacksonville, FL

2007
Refections of the St. Johns, Fogle Fine Arts, Jacksonville, FL

2006
Art After Dark, Florida Theater, Jacksonville, FL
Southern Living Idea House, Tallahassee, FL
Les Saisons Des Arts, Fogle Fine Arts, Jacksonville, FL

2005
Garden Week, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

2003
Mullet, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Earth Charter Awareness, Matthews Gallery, Tampa, FL
St. Johns River Show, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, Fl
Street Scene: A Decade of New Painting, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2001
Open Studio Series, Spiller Vincenty Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2000
Two Person Show, Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
52nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, Society of the Arts, Palm Beach, FL

Public Commissioned Work

2006
Ribbon of Life, “Catalogue”, Baptist Heart Hospital, Baptist Health Center, Jacksonville, FL

2005
Annual Awards, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Lobby Installation, Nature Walk Resort, Seagrove Beach, FL
Lobby Installation, Water Color Resort, Seagrove Beach, FL
Healing Palm, Etched Glass Installation, Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, FL

1997 CANVAS Project Mural, Florida Ballet Building, Jacksonville, FL
1996 CANVAS Project Mural, Christopher Building, Greater Jacksonville Cultural Council, Jacksonville, FL
1995 Jaguar Building, Drew Building, Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
1992 Lobby Installation, Gaf Restaurant, Kosciusko, MS

Professional Service

2012 Strategic Planning, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
2010 Long Range Planning Team, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

2009
Judge, Artist's Workshop, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Artist Studio Tour, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2008 Judge, Art League of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL

2007
Judge, Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, FL
Painting Donation, Cowford Ball, Jacksonville, FL
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission

2006
Featured Artist, Larry King Foundation Gala, Washington, DC
St. Johns Riverkeeper Board Member
Stetson Kennedy Foundation Board Member

2003 Signature Artist - Hope Ball, American Cancer Society, Charleston, SC
1999 Workshop Conerning Summer Youth Programs, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL
1989 Mid-Mississippi Arts Association Board, Kosciusko, MS
1984 Low Country Players Board, Beaufort, SC

Grants

2007 Artist Grant, Jacksonville Community Foundation, Jacksonville, FL

Selected Bibliography

Florida's American Heritage River: Images from the St. Johns Region, Gary Monroe and Mallory O'Connor, 2009
In Marjorie's Wake, Equinox Productions, 2009

Collections

Aetna, Jacksonville, Florida
Regions Bank, Jacksonville, Florida
Arvida Realty, Ponte Vedra, Florida
Baptist Medical Center South, Jacksonville, Florida
Bank of America, Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville and Beaches Tourist Development Commission, Jacksonville, Florida
City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
CNB National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida
Empire Communications, Jacksonville, Florida
Episcopal High School, Jacksonville, Florida
First Coast Oncology, Jacksonville, Florida
Foley & Lardner, Tallahassee, Florida
HCA, Tallahassee, Florida
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
Husk Jennings Advertising, Jacksonville, Florida
Johnson & Johnson Collection, VISTAKON & Cordis, Jacksonville, Florida
Levi Marx Contemporary, Jacksonville, Florida
Marriott Hotel, Miami Beach and Orlando, Florida
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Prudential Realty Network, Jacksonville, Florida
Radisson Hotel, Aruba
Rodgers Towers, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida
St. Joe Company, Jacksonville, Florida
Trident Medical, Charleston, South Carolina
Nature Walk, Destin, Florida
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Washington, DC
U.S. Senator (Retired) Bob Graham, Miami Lakes, Florida
WellSpring Resources, Jacksonville, Florida
World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida
Vestcor, Jacksonville, Florida

Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra Beach
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