Featured Illustrator Program

Each year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond selects four artists to serve as Featured Illustrators. The artists illustrate a catalog and a special illustration project. Selected illustrators are also invited to lead a workshop on the topic of their choice. Take a look at our past featured illustrators.

Illustrators receive a $1,500 honorarium in addition to standard instructor fees associated with teaching a workshop. For the catalog, they are asked to produce one cover illustration and five spot illustrations. The illustration should touch one or more of VisArts’ 11 creative mediums:

  • Clay
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • 3D Printing
  • Metalwork and Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture, Wood Art and Furniture Making
  • Writing

In addition to the catalog, selected featured illustrators will design one additional illustration project from the list below:

  • [Work] Exhibition Illustration
  • ArtVenture Summer Camp Catalog
  • Holiday Mini-catalog cover illustration
  • Call of Illustrators Poster Illustration

If you are an illustrator and would like to be considered for this program in the future, please fill out the application form below. If you have any questions email Alex Dimas at adimas@visarts.org

The application window is open June 1 – June 30, 2024.