VMFA Intern Helps Prepare Félix Bracquemond’s Work for Exhibition

Reprinted from the WUDPAC (Winterthur) Class of 2016 blog with permission from Lauren Gottschlich. The summer work projects are in full swing. This summer I am at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA.  The museum sports a wonderful encyclopedic collection as well as a picturesque Sculpture Garden.  The art covers cultures and…

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Fellowships: Free money for Virginia’s artists and art historians

When did you last come across a chance to win free money, and be recognized for your talented work at the same time? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?  Well, it’s a reality with the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship program!  For the past 72 years, the Fellowship has given away thousands of dollars each…

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Outstanding young talent gains national attention

Anna Laughter is a rising 10th grader at Douglas Freeman HS in Henrico County. Last year as a freshman she took Art I under the instruction of Erin Murtagh. Her teacher submitted one of Anna’s drawings into The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2012 contest. Her drawing has received a number of awards and distinctions…

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Teen Stylin’ Tomorrow Evening!

Come join us tomorrow as we celebrate Teen Stylin’ 2011!  This event will showcase the creativity and ingenuity of some of Richmond’s most exciting up-and-coming designers!  Area teens have been hard at work designing a collection of show-stop ping wearable art to be showcased during this annual runway exhibition.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience…

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VMFA Fellowships – Supporting Virginia’s Artists and Art Students Since 1940

Who doesn’t love free money?  That question might have been on the mind of the late John Lee Pratt when he created the Artists Fellowship Fund, but most definitely on Pratt’s mind was a dedication to supporting the artistic abilities and creative potential of residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1940 Pratt, originally from…