RIA/CE ALUMNI


Raghuajpur International Art/Culture Exchange 2013


Thank you for allowing me the experience of a life-time.
- Emily Clarke, Ireland (International Coordinator RIACE)

RIA/CE 2011 was an unprecedented success. The vision of Kshitish Das was to provide an opportunity for artists from around the world to exchange ideas and skills with the traditional craftspeople of Raghurajpur, Orissa, India. But instead of merely exchanging artistic ideas, the participants -- foreigners and Indians alike -- learned about one another's cultures, formed deep friendships, and changed each other's lives.


Being immersed in daily village life proved to be an exceptional experience for personal, artistic and spiritual growth.
-- Ben DeRubertis, USA

In 2012, twenty artists from around the world -- USA, Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Lithuania, the Philippines and England -- participated in the Raghurajpur International Art/Culture Exchange. It was an incredible experience on many, many levels.


RIACE gave me a very much-needed step back into the world.
-- Melissa Daubert, USA


The RIA/CE 2011 artists are:

The RIA/CE 2012 artists are:

Ausra Kleizaite Lithuania Alex Berry USA
Ben DeRubertis Jr. USA Alex Krales USA
Carol Hummel USA Ben DeRubertis USA
Cathe Janke USA Carol Hummel USA
Emily Clarke Ireland Daniel Trivedy Wales
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren USA Diane Henshaw Ireland
Kate Marshall UK Jan Valik Czech Republic
Laura Byrne Ireland Jean Doyle Ireland
Lynda Abraham USA Laine Stewart Austrilia
Leyah Jensen USA Lavinia Raccanello Italy
Melissa Daubert USA Lettie Blackett Scotland
Mae Aguinaldo The Philippines Matt De Rubertis USA
Marigold Hodgkinson UK Nancy Sarangoulis USA
Petra Matuskova Czech Republic Nancey Seghetti USA
Rupa Chordia USA Owen Langford Austrilia
Shannon Brunette USA Susan Finn Ireland
Stephanie Dixon USA Valerie Jacques- Belair Canada
Tony Walsh USA Tapash ranjan Moharathy India
Grainne Bird Ireland Petra Matuskova Czech Republic
Lawrence Woodford (Manu Dasa) Canada Kshitish ch . Das India
Ch Asis saran India Monika Molnar-Metzenthin Germany
Tapash ranjan Moharathy India Natalie Wohlstadter USA
Kshitish ch . Das India

The RIA/CE 2014-2016 artists are:

Jane Zweibel artist ( USA )
Silke Meyer ( Berlin German )
Kathryn Morin Robinson ( Canada )
Ben Derubertis ( USA )
Vrinda Gleeson ( Australia )
Rebecca Hannon ( Canada )
Anton R Christiansen ( Canada )
Cory Glasgow ( USA )
Mariana Paquin ( France )
Fiona Harmes ( Scotland )
Egle Grunfeld ( Israel )
Marilyn Villger ( Switzerland )

The RIA/CE 2013 artists are:

Ben DeRubertis Jr. USA
Anne Lowe. USA
Cristina Winsor USA
Cecelia Stanford USA
Peg Denney USA
Jan Baker USA
Mark Kaplan USA
Mookyung Sohn USA
Krupa Jhaveri USA
Hatty Antink UK
Julia Williamson France
Marcus Viljoen South Africa
Laura Fuertes Mato Spain
Adele Varcoe Australia
Yindy Voet Belgium
Anna Christina Lorenzen Germany
Fernanda Uribe Mexico
Henriette Pi Eik Norway
Anne O’Neill Ireland
Stephen Forbes Northern Ireland