VisArts Announces Dates for Inaugural Richmond Poetry Fest

March 20, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces inaugural Richmond Poetry Fest will take place at VisArts on April 14-15, 2023, just in time for National Poetry Month. Richmond Poetry Fest is a brand new VisArts event co-created by former and current VisArts writers-in-residence: Rosa Castellano, Laura Chow Reeve and Emily Okamoto-Green. These three came up […]

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Tickets Now On Sale for VisArts 37th Annual Collectors’ Night

March 01, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its 37th annual Collectors’ Night, presented by Dominion Energy, on Saturday, May 13 from 6-10 p.m. Voted Richmond’s liveliest Art Auction, Collectors’ Night is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s most significant annual fundraising event. The 350-person gala includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated […]

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VisArts Now Accepting Applications for 2023-2024 Annual Residency Program

February 24, 2023 News

Richmond, VA (Feb. 24, 2023) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) has announced the 2023 deadlines for its VisArts Annual Artist Residency Program. The Annual Artist Residency is open to artists in all stages of their careers with a demonstrated creative practice and are either emerging in their field or exploring new ideas or […]

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VisArts Announces Staff Changes and Promotions

February 07, 2023 News

Richmond, VA (Feb 7, 2023) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced some staff changes and promotions to key interim positions. Jeff Vick was announced as Interim Director of Studios and Facilities. In this new capacity, Vick will oversee all studio and facilities operations at VisArts. Tesni Stephen will serve as Interim Director of Education. […]

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Meet the Artist Behind VisArts’ Anime-Inspired Spring 2023 Class Catalog

February 07, 2023 News

VisArts’ Spring 2023 class catalog has dropped and people are buzzing about the vibrant artwork gracing its cover. The anime-inspired illustrations were created by Feixue Mei, a Missouri-based illustrator from China. Mei’s creative practice and research explore internet culture, animation, comics, Surrealism, Chinese folk decorative art, and maximalism. In her work, she seeks to free […]

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VisArts’ ArtVenture Summer Camp 2023 Registration is Open and Filling Up Quickly

January 31, 2023 News

Registration for VisArts’ popular ArtVenture Summer Camp opened to VisArts members on January 25th and with record-breaking registration, ArtVenture has easily become one of the art center’s most popular programs. Over 50% of spots are filled and parents are urged to register early when the program opens up for public registration on February 1, 2023. ArtVenture Summer Camp is a […]

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VisArts Updates Covid-19 Guidelines: Masking No Longer Enforced

January 24, 2023 News

As of January 2023, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond no longer requires proof of vaccination by teachers, monitors or adult students attending onsite programs and masking in the building is optional.  The CDC and VDH no longer recommend or require that organizations like VisArts make masking an enforceable policy, instead, it’s a recommendation at […]

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Judging Begins at VisArts for 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

January 17, 2023 News

Over 2,500 young artists and budding writers from the Richmond Region submitted their artwork to be considered for the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Adjudication has begun at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the local partner site for the prestigious teen art award which recognizes promising young creatives in 7th through 12th grade.  […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Appoints Jordan Brown as Interim Executive Director

January 13, 2023 News

Richmond, VA (January 13, 2023) The Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is excited to announce that Jordan Brown has been appointed interim Executive Director following Stefanie Fedor’s resignation in early 2023. Brown, who has served as Director of Education + Programs for five years, will lead the organization while a national search […]

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Covid levels MEDIUM – Masks optional in VisArts Building

January 13, 2023 News

As of Friday, January 13, 2023, mask-wearing in the Visual Arts Center of Richmond building will be optional in accordance with medium-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies.

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VisArts Announces Application Deadlines for Spring + Summer 2023 Studio Access Residency Program

January 10, 2023 News

VisArts is currently accepting applications for the Spring/Summer Studio Access Residency program. The application deadline is February 1, 2023. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support emerging or established visual artists in developing new ideas and fostering artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal studio spaces. VisArts has 17 professional art studios […]

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Covid level HIGH – Masks Required in VisArts Building

January 06, 2023 News

As of Friday, January 6, 2023, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will require mask-wearing within the VisArts building in accordance with high-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies.

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VisArts Closed for Winter Break Dec. 24 – Jan. 3

December 07, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed for winter break starting December 24, 2022, and will reopen on January 3, 2023. We will close early on Friday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. Last day to order gift cards and gifts from the VisArts retail shop is December 21, 2022.

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‘Journey Through’ Exhibition Opens in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery

November 30, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its final exhibition of the year, Journey Through to an awestruck crowd of guests in the True F. Luck Gallery on Friday, November 18. The exhibition showcases a selection of bronze and steel sculptures by the incomparable sculptor, Curtis Patterson. Patterson is based out of Atlanta Georgia and […]

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Oura Sananikone on Illustrating VisArts’ Winter 2023 Class Catalog

November 15, 2022 News Recent Press

Oura Sananikone (he/him/his) is the brilliant illustrator behind VisArts’ Winter 2023 Catalog and Holiday Mini Catalog. He is a former VisArts Resident (2021).  According to Oura, he has been making strange things for a very long time. His work includes (but is not limited to) painting, comics, zines, action figures, plush art, animation and music. […]

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Solo Exhibition by Atlanta-based Artist Curtis Patterson Goes on View at VisArts, November 18

November 08, 2022 News

  An exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist Curtis Patterson titled ‘Journey Through’ will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) on Friday, November 18. ‘Journey Through’ will showcase a selection of bronze and steel abstract sculptures from the 1980s to today. Patterson’s unique command of materials and his dynamic compositions point toward […]

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