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Jewelry Artist Tara Locklear Selected as Craft + Design Featured Artist

September 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected North Carolina-based jewelry maker Tara Locklear as the featured artist of its 53rd annual Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 17-19, 2017 at historic Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed. Locklear uses materials like recycled skateboards and cast cement to create necklaces, earrings, […]

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Solo Exhibition by Carli Holcomb Opens September 8

August 16, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark” will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, September 8. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “After Dark” runs from September 8 through November 12, 2017. Holcomb creates mixed media sculptures, […]

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Make Space Mentor Applications Due August 31

August 08, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting mentors for its yearlong mentorship program, Make Space. The program offers early- and mid-career women the chance to develop leadership skills, make art and build friendships with sixth-grade girls in Richmond’s East End. Make Space, formerly called A Space of Her Own, was launched in the fall […]

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VisArts Will Exhibit Work by Grace Kubilius at CURRENT Art Fair

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that it will participate in CURRENT, a contemporary art fair going into its second year. VisArts will use its exhibition space to highlight the work of its most recent Quirk+VisArts artist-in-residence, Grace Kubilius. CURRENT will run from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 at Richmond’s Main Street […]

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VisArts to Jointly Host RVA Critical Art Writing Program

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1708 Gallery and Studio Two Three will host a critical art writing program, organized by independent curator and arts writer Lauren Ross. The RVA Critical Art Writing Program is intended to increase the number of arts writers working in the region. Ross will pair six aspiring arts writers with […]

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VisArts to Make World’s Largest Cyanotype on May 20

May 02, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Cyanotype at its spring open house on Saturday, May 20. Play Day, VisArts’ spring open house, runs from noon to 3 p.m. and takes place at the arts center’s 1812 W. Main Street location. The cyanotype will be […]

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Solo Exhibition by Nate Young Opens April 21

April 03, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Nate Young titled (re)collection will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 21. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 18. Young presents an installation that interprets and mythologizes […]

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French Film Festival Brings Gerard Krawczyk Photo Exhibit to VisArts

March 30, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is partnering with the French Film Festival to showcase the photo exhibit, “1 Image out of 140,000” at its 1812 W. Main Street location. Nine photographs by Gerard Krawczyk have been mounted in the building. Viewers can listen to compositions by film music composers Armand Amar, Maïdi Roth and […]

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Play Day Craft Sale Applications Due April 21

March 28, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting applications for its Play Day Craft Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 12-3 p.m. Play Day is VisArts’ spring open house. The organization opens up its studios and invites members of the community to come have fun and make art, free of charge. […]

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Make Space Named Outstanding Mentoring Program of the Year

March 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Make Space program was recognized by Virginia Mentoring Partnership as an outstanding mentoring program at its annual luncheon, which was held at The Jefferson Hotel on March 23. Each year, Virginia Mentoring Partnership celebrates the contributions of mentors and mentoring programs to the growth and development of Virginia’s youth. […]

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Collectors’ Night Tickets on Sale Now

February 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its 31st annual Collectors’ Night, presented by Dominion Resources, on Saturday, March 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Voted Richmond’s Best Art Auction, Collectors’ Night includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated live auction. This year, guests will be treated to “A Night in Old […]

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Solo Exhibition by Natasha Bowdoin Goes on View at VisArts Jan. 28

January 18, 2017 News

Bowdoin is Third Artist to Receive Quirk+VisArts Artist Residency An exhibition of work by Natasha Bowdoin titled “Lunar Spring” will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Saturday, January 28. A public reception and artist talk will take place on Friday, February 3. Bowdoin’s talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

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VisArts Will Run a One-Week Art Camp During the Public Schools’ Spring Break

January 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will run a one-week art camp called Spring Break ArtVenture from April 10-13. The program is timed to coincide with the spring break holidays in area public schools. The City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Hanover County public schools are closed April 10-14. “We wanted to give […]

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Nominations for Master Teacher Award Due Jan. 20

January 11, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting nominations for the Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award, which goes to a VisArts instructor who exemplifies the organization’s mission through his or her excellence, creativity and dedication to students. All nominations should be submitted online and are due by Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. VisArts has recognized […]

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VisArts Receives $75,000 in Grants for Youth Outreach Programming

December 23, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond recently received three grants that total $75,000 to support the organization’s youth outreach programming. Grantors include the Dominion Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Children and the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. The Dominion Foundation recently awarded VisArts a $35,000 grant specifically to support Art After School, Make Space and […]

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Art After School Exhibition Opens January 13 in VisArts’ Dominion Room

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host an exhibition of work by students and instructors in the Art After School programs at Binford Middle School, Albert Hill Middle School and Faison School for Autism. The exhibition, titled “Half Visible. Half Invisible,” runs from January 13−20, 2017. An opening reception will take place on Friday, […]

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Young + Artful to Take Place Jan. 28 from 8-11 p.m.

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its third annual Young + Artful event on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the center’s 1812 W. Main Street address. The event, which is half art auction and half dance party, will feature music by DJ Mixie, Armenian cuisine, specialty drinks and décor […]

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Present Factory to Take Place at VisArts Fri., Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

November 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its studios to the community on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for Present Factory, its annual holiday open house. Present Factory offers kids and adults the chance to make holiday gifts throughout the 15 art studios in VisArts’ 30,000-square-foot facility. The exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists […]

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59 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design This Year

November 07, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes 59 artists to Craft + Design this year. The 52-year-old contemporary craft show, presented by Altria Group, takes place at the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2016. Nineteen artists are new to the show this year. Among them are glass artist Warner Whitfield, ceramicist […]

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Fresca on Addison and VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant Take Home Top Chili Honors

October 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond held its third annual chili event, the Art Junction Chili Throwdown, on Friday, Oct. 7. More than 500 people attended the event and took home almost 600 ceramic bowls made in VisArts’ clay studio. A total of 26 restaurants participated in the event. They included: 821 Café, Alamo BBQ, […]

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Jewelry Artist Ashley Buchanan Selected to be Craft + Design Featured Artist

October 12, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected Tennessee-based jewelry artist Ashley Buchanan as the featured artist at this year’s Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 18-20, 2016. Buchanan works primarily in powder-coated enamel. A statement necklace, “Chaos Chain in Yellow,” is the piece the Craft + Design committee selected to include […]

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