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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Accepting Applications for Studio Access Residency Program

August 02, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is currently accepting applications for the Fall/Winter Studio Access Residency program. Applications close September 1, 2021. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support two emerging or established visual artists to develop new ideas and foster artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal studio spaces.  VisArts […]

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Meet Artists Grace Manno + Dashiell Kirk, the Illustrator Duo Behind the Fall 2021 Catalog

July 30, 2021 News

The Visual Art Center of Richmond is in the fifth year of its Illustrator-in-Residence program. A program in which VisArts collaborates with a talented illustrator to design its seasonal class catalog. VisArts is the largest non-university studio-arts education program in Virginia. Equipped with 17 studios for exploring mediums in clay, wood, metals, jewelry, glass, painting, […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Accepting Applications for Three Artist Residency Programs

March 12, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is accepting applications for three artist residency programs, including two brand-new programs.   VisArts designed these three programs to support artists at all stages of their careers. The organization will prioritize applications from BIPOC artists and those who come from groups that have been historically underrepresented due to age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Cancels Previously Postponed Craft + Design Event Scheduled for June 2021, Will Host 57th Annual Craft + Design Show, November 19-21, 2021 at Main Street Station

March 05, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) will host its 57th Annual Craft + Design show on November 19-21, 2021.   In July 2020, the organization announced the postponement of the 56th annual, in-person version of the event until June 4-6, 2021. Given the uncertainty that still surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions on gatherings, VisArts decided to cancel the in person show scheduled for June and continue […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Showcases 2019-20 Resident Artists Diana Antohe, Rosa Castellano, William Lenard and Nicole Levaque in Group Exhibition, September 18-November 1 

September 10, 2020 News

(Richmond, VA) On Friday, September 18, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will opened group exhibition, titled Soft Pleats, featuring visual artists Diana Antohe, Nicole Levaque, William Lenard and poet Rosa Castellano. Antohe, Levaque, Lenard and Castellano represent the first cohort of artists in the VisArts Artist Residency Program, which was launched in 2019. Funded in part by […]

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VisArts Closed Due to COVID-19 (March 13-April 5)

March 13, 2020 News

The leadership at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond have decided that it is in the best interest of staff, teachers, students and the larger Richmond community to close its building, starting on Friday, March 13, due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. VisArts will remain closed through Sunday, April 5. VisArts leadership […]

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VisArts Announces 2020 Emerging Artist Award Winner, Mahari Chabwera

March 02, 2020 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced that Mahari Chabwera is the winner of the center’s 2020 Emerging Artist Award. This is the first year that VisArts has presented the award. Chabwera is an artist and a curator living and working in Richmond. Her work is rooted in a black, feminist cosmology. She graduated from […]

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VisArts to Honor Bill And Pam Royall With Distinguished Service Award on March 7 at 34th Annual Collectors’ Night, Presented by Dominion Energy

February 06, 2020 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will honor Bill Royall and Pam Kiecker Royall with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at VisArts’ 34th Annual Collectors’ Night, Presented by Dominion Energy. VisArts’ Distinguished Service Award honors a longtime friend of the organization who has demonstrated a sustained and extraordinary commitment to […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Recognizes Nearly 600 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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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

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 artists who […]

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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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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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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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