Make Space Spotlight: Courtney and Danielle

May 08, 2018 Features

The Make Space mentoring program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond gave Courtney Lebow the confidence to pursue middle school art education and the chance to make a new friend. Courtney was paired with her 11-year-old mentee, Danielle, during the 2016-17 cycle of Make Space, a program that brings sixth-grade girls from Anna Julia […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Richmond Art Students with Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

January 28, 2020 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 […]

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Q&A With Richmond Author, Lana Krumwiede, Teacher of VisArts’ Yearlong Novel Writing Class

December 20, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is giving aspiring novelists the perfect opportunity to kick-start their writing careers in 2020. VisArts’ yearlong novel writing class kicks off again this January. In this special class, writers will have the chance to spend an entire year workshopping their writing with Richmond-based author, Lana Krumwiede. Krumwiede is the […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Unveils Emerging Artist Award, Plans to Grant $5,000 Unrestricted Cash Prize and One Year Worth of Studio Access

December 10, 2019 News

(Richmond, VA) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is thrilled to announce that its junior board, the Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors (VACA), will launch an unrestricted cash award for emerging artists at the center’s annual Young + Artful fundraiser in March 2020. VisArts’ new Emerging Artist Award was established to promote, support and encourage visual […]

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VisArts Raised Over $5,000 on GivingTuesday 2019

December 05, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond raised over $5,000 on GivingTuesday thanks to generous gifts made by the Richmond community. GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea: create a day that encourages people to do good. Nine VisArts teachers served as GivingTuesday “giving captains” this year. Together, they represented each of VisArts’ studios and […]

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Richmond-Based Artists Lily Cox-Richard and Michael Jevon Demps Present walking with, an Exhibition Rooted in Responses to their Walks Along Richmond’s James River

November 11, 2019 Features

Richmond-based artists Lily Cox-Richard and Michael Jevon Demps forged a connection during walks along the James River and those experiences inspired the artists to create walking with, an exhibition of work that opens in the True F. Luck Gallery at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, Nov. 15. Both artists are professors at […]

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Over 150 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design, Nov. 22-24

October 15, 2019 News

 This year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes over 150 artists to Craft + Design, Presented by McGuireWoods. The 55-year-old contemporary craft show takes place at Main Street Station’s train shed on the weekend of Nov. 22-24, 2019. All proceeds from Craft + Design benefit VisArts. Over 50 artists are new to Craft + […]

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Over 500 Handmade, Ceramic Bowls and Mugs are Ready for the VisArts Chili Throwdown, Thanks to Local Potter, Jess Hardin

October 01, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its sixth annual VisArts Chili Throwdown on Friday, October 4. Adult admission to the event includes chili from over 25 local restaurants and a handmade ceramic bowl—made in VisArts’ clay studios. In the months leading up to this fall fundraiser, Chili Throwdown Resident Artist, Jess Hardin, has […]

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Registration for NCECA 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops at VisArts is Open

September 04, 2019 News

In 2020, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is hosting its 54th annual conference in Richmond. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host a series of pre-conference workshops, March 18 through March 22. These special classes will be held in VisArts’ studios and they will be lead by nationally recognized clay artists […]

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Jeweler Hilary Hertzler Brings Vibrant Collection of Handmade Jewelry to Richmond as Craft + Design Featured Artist, November 22-24

August 29, 2019 Features

Philadelphia-based jeweler Hilary Hertzler started her career in interior architecture now she’s a full-time jeweler, selling her work all over the U.S. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has chosen Hertzler as the featured artist for its 55th Annual Craft + Design Show, making her work the focal point of the event’s promotional materials. It’s […]

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VisArts Recruiting Studio Monitors for Fall 2019 Session

July 25, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting studio monitors for the fall class session, which runs from September 9 through November 24. VisArts is accepting applications for monitors in the following media: Clay, creative writing, digital arts, drawing + painting, fiber, flameworking, glass, letterpress, metals, photography, printmaking and wood. Studio monitors must have demonstrated […]

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VisArts to Host Throw-a-thons on August 10 and August 24

July 22, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host two throw-a-thons in August, inviting the community to help create ceramic bowls and mugs for the Sixth Annual VisArts Chili Throwdown event. VisArts will host throw-a-thons on Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m. All clay and materials are provided, the events are free […]

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Taylor Zarkades King Joins Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Quirk Gallery have chosen VCUarts graduate Taylor Zarkades King to spend the summer participating in the Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program. King’s residency runs through December 2019, with a solo exhibition at Quirk in the fall. King is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in […]

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VisArts Closed on Thursday, July 4

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. ArtVenture Summer Camp classes will resume on Friday, July 5 and VisArts will also resume its regular hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily) on July 5.  

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Fall Class Registration Opens July 17 for VisArts Members

June 28, 2019 News

Registration for fall classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Fall class registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10 percent off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. To […]

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VisArts Awarded Community Impact Grant Award by Community Foundation

June 28, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has been awarded a Community Impact Grant award from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. This grant will support VisArts’ youth partnership programs, including Art After School, Make Space, Engage and SAY Together. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States, including 30 in Virginia. […]

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