VisArts Emerging Artist Award

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Emerging Artist Award was established in 2019 by VisArts’ junior board, the Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors (VACA). This unrestricted cash award is intended to promote, support and encourage visual artists who show creative promise.

The Emerging Artist Award is presented each March at VisArts’ annual Young + Artful fundraiser. One winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as a year of free community studio access to one of VisArts’ professionally equipped studios in the media of their choice.

2020 Winner: Mahari Chabwera