R.A.D. artists

Rawls Arts and Design is located in Gainesville, FL and specializes in high quality, detailed museum exhibit design and fabrication. We are a husband and wife team of Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden. We have provided concept design, content development and full service fabrication, including cabinetry, metal work, artifact mounts, sculpting and illustration/graphic design and production on numerous projects. We have also provided our specialized expertise and skill as members of a larger project team. The traveling exhibit Sanctuary Reef, which we designed and built for the Mote Marine Lab and Aquarium, won the Best-in-Show award at the AZA 2011 annual conference.

rayyRaymond Rawls has an anthropology degree and fifteen years of museum exhibit design and fabrication experience.  He is an artist, trained as a craftsman, and has been involved in design and the arts for all of his life. He 
believes museum exhibits are an art form and strives to create one-of-a-kind experiences for museum visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

LrainLorraine Duerden has a fine arts degree and thirteen years of exhibit experience. Her observations of nature inform her sculpting talent and bring life to the work she does. Educating visitors through artfully crafted exhibits is the most rewarding part of what we do.