Each year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond gives two major awards to people in its creative community.
The Distinguished Service Award honors a longtime friend of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The award recipient is selected by VisArts’ Board of Directors and honored in March of each year, at Collectors’ Night.
VisArts has recognized one member of its faculty with the Master Teacher Award since 2001. The award was renamed in 2011 to honor the memory of long-time watercolor instructor Shelly Shepherd.