Over 900 Young Artists Recognized by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 16, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 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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A Very VisArts Love Story

February 14, 2018 Features

Glass artist Sean Donlon is celebrating his third Valentine’s Day with girlfriend Kelley Galownia, whom he met at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Donlon is a full-time artist and the founder of Mule Barn Craft Studios, a collaborative art space in Richmond, which has a conceptual craft focus. He earned his Bachelor of Fine […]

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Richmond Magazine Features VisArts as Local Makerspace

February 12, 2018 Recent Press

Richmond Magazine featured the Visual Arts Center of Richmond as a local makerspace in a Feb. 12 article. “For all of Visual Arts Center’s 54-year history until now, studios have been accessible only to students taking classes. A new program called Open Studio Access will make VisArts’ 15 professional art studios usable by paid-access users.” 

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VisArts to Participate as Exhibiting Organization in Inaugural Edition of CURRENT Books

February 07, 2018 News

VisArts will participate as an exhibiting organization in the inaugural edition of CURRENT Books, a special CURRENT Art Fair event featuring artists, book makers, zine makers and publishers of artists monographs and other book-based arts objects. This year at CURRENT Books, VisArts will highlight local artists by featuring miniature, handmade books and zines, which will be sold out of the center’s Art-o-Mat machine. Artwork sold […]

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Inside\Within Features Former VisArts Exhibitor, Nate Young

February 06, 2018 Recent Press

Inside\Within, a web archive devoted to the creative spaces of Chicago’s emerging and established artists, featured Nate Young, the artist behind VisArts spring 2017exhibition, titled (re)collection. In the piece, Young mentioned his time in Richmond and how the show fits into his broader body of work. “My exhibition (re)collection at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia was […]

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VisArts’ Contemporary Quilts Exhibition Featured in Virginia Living

February 02, 2018 Recent Press

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s contemporary quilts exhibition, “The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art,” was featured in a Jan. 19 article by Virginia Living‘s Christina von Claparede-Crola. The Visual Arts Center’s newest exhibition, is pushing to change the status quo of quilts. The thirteen featured artists are uncovering and questioning the historic meaning […]

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VisArts Expands ArtVenture Summer Camp to Five Year Olds

January 31, 2018 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s summer camp program, ArtVenture, is expanding to cater to Richmond’s youngest artists. In a new class called Art Explorers, five- and six-year-old campers will create an eclectic variety of artwork using clay, wire, fabric, paint and more. Each class is led by two teachers, and campers benefit from extra […]

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Traditional Photographic Processes Abound in VisArts’ Darkroom

January 18, 2018 Features

This spring, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is offering more photography classes than ever in a single session. There are 20 classes scheduled and many of them offer students the chance to explore historic photographic processes. VisArts teacher and photographer Emily White is looking forward to teaching Portrait Photography with Film. She’ll lead students in […]

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VisArts Closed on Wednesday, January 17

January 17, 2018 News

Due to inclement weather, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th.  Please check our website and social media platforms for up-to-date information about our schedule.    

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VisArts Releases Spring 2018 Catalog Featuring Chris Danger’s Quirky Illustrations

January 10, 2018 Features

Artist Chris Danger hopes everyone who picks up the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s’ spring catalog enjoys the cheeky humor he infused into the illustrations. Danger dreamed up the drawings in VisArts’ newest catalog and he’s also the center’s illustrator-in-residence for the spring. His take on the catalog features whimsical personifications of art supplies. “I’ve always […]

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VisArts Contemporary Quilts Exhibition Featured in Style Weekly

January 05, 2018 Recent Press

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s contemporary quilts exhibition, “The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art,” was featured in a Dec. 12 Style Weekly article written by Amanda Dalla Villa Adams. “Good political art is tricky. Pitfalls include being too didactic or becoming a brash one-liner that confronts people with a singular statement. The best […]

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VisArts Closed, Thursday, January 4

January 04, 2018 News

Due to weather, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Thursday, January 4. Check our social media platforms for updates about Friday, but we expect to run on a normal schedule.

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The Faces of VisArts’ Studios: Jeff Vick, Sophie Treppendahl and Tyler Stoll

January 03, 2018 Features

Get to know Jeff Vick, Sophie Treppendahl and Tyler Stoll. They’re artists in their own right and also the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s studio coordinators, responsible for maintaining the center’s 15 professional art studios. This month, they’re particularly busy preparing for the launch of VisArts’ new studio access program. This week, VisArts begins offering […]

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ABC 8News Juan Conde Features VisArts in TV Segment

December 15, 2017 Recent Press

ABC 8News – WRIC filmed a segment about the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, featuring an interview with Executive Director Stefanie Fedor. “Visual Arts Center Executive Director Stefanie Fedor sees art as a path to greater understanding. Fedor manages 150 instructors teaching 250-classes per year across 30,000 square feet of studios and galleries.” Watch the video

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VisArts to Host Open Studio Happy Hour on Dec. 13

December 04, 2017 News

On Wednesday, December 13  from 5 to 7 p.m., VisArts is hosting an Open Studio Happy Hour to showcase its 15 professional art studios and new open studio access program. Guests are invited to stop by VisArts’ 1812 W. Main Street location to enjoy refreshments, explore the building and learn more about how to get studio access. Starting […]

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Artists Unveil New Work at VisArts’ Contemporary Quilts Exhibition

November 29, 2017 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest exhibition explores how contemporary artists are reinterpreting traditional quilt making processes in their own practices. At the Friday, Dec. 1 opening reception, two of the 13 selected American artists in the show are unveiling brand new work. Aaron McIntosh is the only Richmond-based artist among the 13 exhibitors. […]

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10 Artists Recognized as Craft + Design Award Winners

November 22, 2017 News

Congratulations to all the Craft + Design 2017 award winners and special thanks to our award sponsors. Below is a list of the 10 awards handed out at VisArts’ 53rd Annual Craft + Design show. Elisabeth Scott Bocock Best in Show Award, Presented by McGuireWoods LLP: Robin Kittleson Davenport & Company Innovative Use of Traditional Craft: Shanti Yard Friends […]

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Craft + Design Featured Artist Tara Locklear is Headed to Richmond

November 15, 2017 Features

North Carolina-based jewelry artist Tara Locklear has been to two craft shows this month, but she’s energized and ready to get back on the road and head to Richmond. Locklear is gearing up to leave her Raleigh-based studio to travel to Craft + Design, where she’ll headline the event as the show’s featured artist. Between […]

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