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VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Mary Welch Fox Stasik, Host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland”

October 28, 2021 News

Interior designer and host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” Mary Welch Fox Stasik will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine as part of VisArts’ 57th annual Craft + Design show which takes place online from Nov. 19-21, 2021. Richmond Magazine brings Stasik, host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” to the virtual Rise + Shine event to talk about […]

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Meet Theodore Taylor III, the Award-Winning, Richmond-based Illustrator Behind the Cover of VisArts’ 2022 Winter Catalog.  

October 26, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s winter class registration opens on Wednesday, October 27 and Richmond-based illustrator Theodore Taylor III is behind the user-interface-inspired illustrations for the cover of the 2022 Winter catalog.   Taylor draws from a wide range of interests for his work: comics, video games, street art and music. But his inspiration […]

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Ceramics Meets Tattoo Art in “Of Mud & Blood” Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Nov 12

October 20, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Of Mud & Blood,” an exhibition that features collaborative works by Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. This exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 12, with a public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s True F. Luck Gallery until Jan 9, 2022; […]

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Registration for VisArts Holiday Mini Session Opens to Members Wednesday, Oct. 6

October 06, 2021 News

Registration for VisArts’ holiday mini session opens on Wednesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Holiday mini registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10% off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. Neet tuition assistance? Check out our income-based, […]

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VisArts launches 3 New Take + Make Kits

September 24, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond launched three new Take + Make Kits for the fall 2021 season. Make A Chia Pet with Adam Burke; Exploring Shibori: Tie-Dye Your Own Bandana with Alex Foster; and Screen Monotypes 3 Ways with Jordan Brown are now available in the VisArts online shop for purchase. Take + Make […]

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Over 20 Restaurants Will Participate in VisArts’ 8th Annual Chili Throwdown on Oct. 1

September 16, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its eighth annual Chili Throwdown event on Fri., Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., with early access for VisArts members from 5 to 6 p.m. This year’s event will feature chili from over 20 area restaurants, beer, wine, and live music by The Cary Street Ramblers. This COVID-conscious event will be held mainly outdoors in the VisArts Cabell Courtyard, rear […]

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VisArts Welcomes New Staff Members to its Team

September 08, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) added three new hires to its team. Clarissa Bannor joins the staff as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her role, Clarissa is responsible for VisArts external communications, including all programmatic marketing efforts. Clarissa earned an MA in Arts Management from George Mason University, specializing in Arts Marketing & […]

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Four New Artists Begin Their Residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

September 01, 2021 News

Richmond, Va. (Sept 1, 2021) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has three visual artists and one creative writer beginning their 11-month residency at VisArts. Together, they make up the second cohort of VisArts’ Annual Artist Residency Program. Launched in the spring of 2019, the residency program is funded in part by a grant from […]

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The Visual Arts Center of Richmond Celebrates Its Teachers as ArtVenture Comes to a Close for the 2021 Summer Season 

September 01, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) hosted its annual teacher appreciation party in the Cabell Courtyard outside the art center. The event was emceed by former VisArts teacher turned Diversity Richmond ambassador, the incomparable Grace Wetpants. Over 100 people were in attendance: VisArts teachers, board members, staff, and friends of the organization. “This celebration […]

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Exhibition by Richmond-based Artists Matt Lively and Ed Trask Opens At VisArts, September 17

August 30, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) and Glave Kocen Consulting present an exhibition of work by Matt Lively and Ed Trask titled “Blip of the Moment”. This joint show will open on Friday, September 17, with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. in the outdoor Cabell Courtyard at VisArts. The artist talk begins at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view at the Visual Arts Center of […]

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VisArts Accepting Make Space Mentors through September 12

August 20, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is accepting applications for Make Space mentors through September 12. Make Space pairs 14 sixth-grade girls—all of whom attend Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School—with 14 women for a year of mentorship and art-making. The big/little pairs meet on Thursday evenings from October through March and create art together in […]

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VisArts Recruiting Studio Monitors for Fall 2021 Session

August 19, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting studio monitors for the fall class session, which runs from September 13 through November 28. 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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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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