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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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Lynchburg News & Advance Features Craft + Design Artist John Shuptrine

November 13, 2017 Recent Press

Lynchburg News & Advance reporter Emma Schkloven wrote a feature story about artist John Shuptrine. His mixed media camera sculptures will be on display at Craft + Design, Nov. 17-19. “It is sculptural in a really fun and whimsical way,” says Stefanie Fedor, executive director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, which will feature Shuptrine’s […]

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Dianne Nordt’s Handwoven Wool Blankets Return to Craft + Design

November 10, 2017 Features

Dianne Nordt began making and selling her handwoven wool blankets more than a decade ago, after she and her husband, William, moved their three children to a sprawling farm in Charles City, Virginia. Today, Nordt has a sleek website and has seen her blankets lauded in national magazines such as Garden & Gun and Martha […]

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R•Home Magazine Presents First Designer Showcase at VisArts’ Craft + Design Show

November 08, 2017 News

This year at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual Craft + Design show, some of Richmond’s most talented interior designers and merchandisers have created spaces that blend work from the show’s artists with contemporary furnishings and antiques. R•Home’s first Designer Showcase, located in booths 608-611, contains vignettes created by Williams & Sherrill, La Diff, […]

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R-Home Magazine Features Craft + Design Artist Andrea Donnelly

November 06, 2017 Recent Press

Richmond Magazine’s R-Home Magazine featured fiber artist Andrea Donnelly in a story on Nov. 3.  Donnelly will showcase her work at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual Craft + Design show, Nov. 17-19. “Donnelly is the rare artist who toggles between creating conceptual and functional art. She says she is as serious about her wearable […]

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R-Home Magazine Features Rise + Shine Speaker, Amanda Nisbet

November 06, 2017 Recent Press

Richmond Magazine’s R-Home Magazine published a story about Rise + Shine featured speaker Amanda Nisbet on Oct. 30. “For Nisbet, author of “Dazzling Design” and an acclaimed designer known for her bold, colorful interiors, relocating to Richmond from the epicenter of the design world was a big move. “

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VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet

October 25, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that interior designer Amanda Nisbet will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine, part of VisArts’ fifty-third annual Craft + Design show, presented by Altria Group. The show takes place at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed the weekend of Nov. 17-19, 2017. Richmond Magazine brings […]

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Former VisArts Student Returns to Richmond to Exhibit Work at Craft + Design

October 25, 2017 Features

Ten years after taking his first sewing class at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, fiber artist Paul Hansbarger is returning to Richmond to showcase his growing canvas and leather bag business, Lineage. Hansbarger got his start making bags in Catherine Southall’s introductory sewing class. He’d graduated from VCUarts in 2004 with a painting and […]

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VisArts Unveils Winter Catalog Illustrated by Richmond Native Amelia Langford

October 18, 2017 Features

For illustrator Amelia Langford, it’s all in the details. She’s the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest illustrator-in-residence and the artist behind the winter 2018 catalog, which arrives in members’ mailboxes this week. Langford’s cover illustration depicts a cardinal on a wintry branch. Look closely and you’ll notice the bird is made up of paintbrushes, […]

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Mosaic Restaurant and Garnish Catering Take Home Top Prizes at VisArts’ Chili Throwdown

October 11, 2017 News

Mosaic Restaurant and Garnish Catering took home the top prizes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s fourth annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 6. More than 500 people attended the event and the proceeds benefit VisArts. Over 20 restaurants contributed their best chili, which was taste-tested by a jury and the event’s attendees. At the end of the evening, VisArts presented […]

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VisArts Named ‘Bedrock Institution’ By The Virginia Commission for the Arts

October 11, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is proud to announce that it was selected by The Virginia Commission for the Arts as a “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” recipient. VisArts was recognized in the Bedrock Institutions category. The VCA recognizes bedrock institutions as those that “have been in existence more than ten years, have demonstrated a […]

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VisArts Mourns the Loss of Longtime Ceramics Teacher Jim Valentine

October 05, 2017 Features

On September 29, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond lost a longtime friend and teacher, Jim Valentine. Valentine was a former public school teacher who taught art for both Richmond Public Schools and Hanover County Public Schools. When he retired, he found he missed teaching, so he began to teach ceramics classes at VisArts. Nancy […]

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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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Carli Holcomb featured in Style Weekly

September 14, 2017 Recent Press

Carli Holcomb was featured in the arts and culture section of Style Weekly on Sept. 12. An exhibition of her work, titled “After Dark,” opened at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, September 8 and runs through November 12, 2017. “Holcomb sees her current show as a meditation on place — and the art she created for […]

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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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Katie McBride returns to VisArts to illustrate Fall 2017 catalog

July 12, 2017 Features

Richmond-based illustrator Katie McBride is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest illustrator-in-residence, but illustrating the fall course catalog is far from her first contact with the 54-year-old community arts center. Almost a decade ago, when McBride was a new VCUarts grad trying to launch a career as an illustrator, she paid her bills teaching […]

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