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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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Recognizes Nearly 600 Richmond Art Students with Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

January 28, 2020 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2020 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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Q&A With Richmond Author, Lana Krumwiede, Teacher of VisArts’ Yearlong Novel Writing Class

December 20, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is giving aspiring novelists the perfect opportunity to kick-start their writing careers in 2020. VisArts’ yearlong novel writing class kicks off again this January. In this special class, writers will have the chance to spend an entire year workshopping their writing with Richmond-based author, Lana Krumwiede. Krumwiede is the […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Unveils Emerging Artist Award, Plans to Grant $5,000 Unrestricted Cash Prize and One Year Worth of Studio Access

December 10, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is thrilled to announce that its junior board, the Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors (VACA), will launch an unrestricted cash award for emerging artists at the center’s annual Young + Artful fundraiser in March 2020. VisArts’ new Emerging Artist Award was established to promote, support and encourage visual artists who […]

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VisArts Raised Over $5,000 on GivingTuesday 2019

December 05, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond raised over $5,000 on GivingTuesday thanks to generous gifts made by the Richmond community. GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea: create a day that encourages people to do good. Nine VisArts teachers served as GivingTuesday “giving captains” this year. Together, they represented each of VisArts’ studios and […]

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Richmond-Based Artists Lily Cox-Richard and Michael Jevon Demps Present walking with, an Exhibition Rooted in Responses to their Walks Along Richmond’s James River

November 11, 2019 Features

Richmond-based artists Lily Cox-Richard and Michael Jevon Demps forged a connection during walks along the James River and those experiences inspired the artists to create walking with, an exhibition of work that opens in the True F. Luck Gallery at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, Nov. 15. Both artists are professors at […]

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Over 150 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design, Nov. 22-24

October 15, 2019 News

 This year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes over 150 artists to Craft + Design, Presented by McGuireWoods. The 55-year-old contemporary craft show takes place at Main Street Station’s train shed on the weekend of Nov. 22-24, 2019. All proceeds from Craft + Design benefit VisArts. Over 50 artists are new to Craft + […]

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Over 500 Handmade, Ceramic Bowls and Mugs are Ready for the VisArts Chili Throwdown, Thanks to Local Potter, Jess Hardin

October 01, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its sixth annual VisArts Chili Throwdown on Friday, October 4. Adult admission to the event includes chili from over 25 local restaurants and a handmade ceramic bowl—made in VisArts’ clay studios. In the months leading up to this fall fundraiser, Chili Throwdown Resident Artist, Jess Hardin, has […]

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Registration for NCECA 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops at VisArts is Open

September 04, 2019 News

In 2020, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is hosting its 54th annual conference in Richmond. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host a series of pre-conference workshops, March 18 through March 22. These special classes will be held in VisArts’ studios and they will be lead by nationally recognized clay artists […]

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