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The Visual Arts Center Launches New Studio Fellowship Program 

December 08, 2023 Features News

Richmond, VA (December 8, 2023) — The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia is launching a new Studio Fellowship program to support clay artists and studio technicians emerging in the field. The fellowships began in October and will continue for a full year through next October, 2024  This program begins in the year leading up to […]

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“Self-Adjacent” opens Nov. 10; examines parenting and caregiving

November 09, 2023 News

A new art exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) will explore the many dimensions of the job that is often called the hardest one in the world – parenting. The opening reception for the group exhibit, “Self-Adjacent,” will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 in the VisArts’ True F. Luck […]

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VisArts’ 2023 Craft + Design Show at Main Street Station Nov. 17-19 

November 09, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center’s Craft + Design returns to Main Street Station in downtown Richmond, Va. November 17-19.   This is the 59th year of the contemporary craft show that has grown in reputation over the years for showcasing the finest in museum-quality craft. Up to 10,000 people shop the three-day event where more than 150 artists from […]

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VisArts invites you to upcoming exhibition: Scavenger Deities

August 29, 2023 News

  An exhibition of work by Washington, D.C.-based artist Rachel Schmidt titled Scavenger Deities will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) on Friday, September 8 with an artist talk and opening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition is curated by Jayme McLellan and will be on view at VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery […]

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VisArts Welcomes New 2023-24 Annual Residents

July 11, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes its newest cohort of artists for the 2023-24 Annual Residency. Starting September 1, 2023, four talented artists will embark on an 11-month residency, bringing their unique creative perspectives to VisArts and the local art community. Franchell Mack Brown, Sam Christian, David Joo, and Ty Phelps have been selected […]

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VisArts Appoints Jordan Brown as New Executive Director

June 28, 2023 Features News

The Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jordan Brown as the organization’s new Executive Director effective immediately. Brown, who has served as the interim executive director since January 2023, brings a wealth of experience and a deep connection to the organization. Having started in […]

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[WORK] 2023 Exhibition Opening in Photos

June 18, 2023 News

VisArts opened its largest annual [WORK] exhibition yet on June 16th in the True F. Luck Gallery. The exhibition showcases a curated collection of artworks by the talented faculty, staff, and members of the board of directors.

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VisArts Welcomes 15 Spring + Summer 2023 Studio Access Residents

June 07, 2023 News

VisArts welcomes 15 new talented studio access residents for the Spring + Summer 2023 session. These emerging and established visual artists have been carefully selected to develop new ideas and challenge themselves to develop their artistry using free access to VisArts’ 17 communal art studio spaces. VisArts offers two six-month Studio Access Residencies each year (Spring […]

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“All at Once” Exhibition at VisArts Explores Creativity and Diversity

May 28, 2023 News

The True F. Luck Gallery at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond showcased a vibrant celebration of artistic talent during the opening weekend of the 2022 Fall + Winter Studio Access Resident Exhibition, “All at Once.” The exhibit showcased the collective works of twelve diverse studio access artists-in-residence and provided a captivating glimpse into the […]

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VisArts Hosts Creative Mornings RVA; Roscoe Burnems Speaks on Acceptance

May 22, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosted Creative Mornings RVA on Friday, May 19. The talk featured a thought-provoking talk by Richmond’s inaugural poet laureate, Douglass Powell, widely known by his stage name Roscoe Burnems. Roscoe is celebrated for his remarkable talents as a spoken word artist and comedian. This extraordinary event, held under the […]

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VisArts Collectors’ Night Celebrates 60 Years of Artistic Excellence

May 19, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond recently commemorated its diamond anniversary with a remarkable event themed “Art Endures: 60 Years of Making.” The highly anticipated VisArts Collectors’ Night not only showcased exceptional artworks but also marked a significant milestone for the renowned institution. The evening was filled with memorable moments, extraordinary prizes, and an overwhelming […]

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VisArts Hosts Afrikana Film Festival’s Inaugural Resident-Filmmaker in VisArts’ New Allen House Resident-Artist Space

May 08, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond debuts its new artist residence at N. Allen Avenue coinciding with a new partnership with Afrikana Film Festival to host the festival’s inaugural Script-to-Screen Resident- filmmaker, revel denykem-zachary. Afrikana Institute, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that produces Afrikana Film Festival has partnered with Oakwood Arts, Virginia Public Media, and the Visual […]

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George Wythe High School Wins First Prize At 2nd Annual RPS Poetry Slam

May 01, 2023 News

The 2nd Annual RPS Poetry Slam presented by The Writers’ Den took place at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Six Richmond City Highschools coached by professional poets from the Writers’ Den competed to win, and the team from George Wythe High School, coached by Rieka Speaks, took first prize. The event was hosted by […]

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VisArts to Honor Aimee Joyaux with 2023 Distinguished Service Award

May 01, 2023 News

Richmond, VA (May 1, 2023) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will honor multimedia artist Aimee Joyaux with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at VisArts’ 37th Annual Collectors’ Night, Presented by Dominion Energy.  VisArts’ Distinguished Service Award honors a longtime friend of the organization who has demonstrated a sustained and extraordinary commitment to the center. […]

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VisArts Welcomes Two New Staff Members, Aleyah Grimes and D.J. Cummings

April 26, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes two new Guest and Student Services Managers, D.J. Cummings and Aleyah Grimes to its staff. Aleyah Grimes has a fine arts background in painting and printmaking from VCU and has worked, volunteered and interned in different arts environments in Richmond. She’s taught painting in community spaces and comes […]

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Richmond Poetry Fest Brings Together Richmond Literati

April 26, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond held its inaugural Richmond Poetry Festival to celebrate poetry and community. The festival was co-created by VisArts staff and former VisArts writers-in-residence: Rosa Castellano and Laura Chow Reeve and current writing resident, Emily Okamoto-Green. The free 2-day event was supported by the Carole Weinstein Endowment for Creative Writing and it […]

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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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