Featured Illustrator Program

Each year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond selects four artists to serve as Featured Illustrators. The artists illustrate a catalog and are invited to lead a workshop on the topic of their choice. Take a look at our past featured illustrators.

Illustrators receive a $1,000 honorarium in addition to standard instructor fees associated with teaching a workshop. For the catalog, they are asked to produce one cover illustration and six spot illustrations. The illustration should touch one or more of VisArts’ 11 creative mediums:

  • Clay
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Metalwork and Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture, Wood Art and Furniture Making
  • Writing

If you are an illustrator and would like to be considered for this program in the future, please e-mail a statement of interest, which should include a short biography, along with a link to your online portfolio to [email protected].