Kristy Heilenday

I’ve been in my downtown Richmond studio with Mayo Island Studio Collective [MISC] since its founding in January 2011. There, I create personal and commissioned works as well as freelance illustration. I received my first published illustration jobs in 2012. I’ve had two solo shows and continue to participate in other various group shows. I have given a few artist lectures to high school and adult audiences, and mentored a high school senior as he built his VCUarts application portfolio. I’ve been with the Visual Art Center of Richmond since fall 2010, where I currently serve as the Event Coordinator and manage annual fundraisers like Collectors Night and the Craft + Design Show, and also do various in-house graphic design projects.