Art In Healthcare – Paintings by Clinton Helms on Display at MCV

landscape painting of a beach and vacationers landscape painting of beach and vacationers with a ferris wheel in the background

Art Foundation drawing instructor, Clinton Helms has an upcoming exhibition of paintings at the VCU Medical Campus’ main hospital. Select paintings, including the above, will be shown in the 2nd floor lobby March 1 – April 30th.

Additionally, Helms has donated one of his paintings to an auction to benefit The Arthritis Foundation at their third annual fundraising event “Cocktails & Cuisine, Party on the Lawn”.  This event will take place at the Country Club of Virginia James River Clubhouse.

Cabin Fever at 1708 on Display Through February 15

casted porcelain hand holding handkerchieve sized seed-beaded tapestry

Work by Debbie Quick

drawing of pink rocks in a pile with lime green moss

work by Chris Norris

Art Foundation Program instructors Debbie Quick and Chris Norris have work in 1708’s Cabin Fever, 1708’s annual art auctionProfits from this auction provide support for the gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

Artwork included in this auction is on display at 1708 now through February 15, the day of the event. Read more about this event here.



Kyle Kogut’s Discount Prophet at Cherry: February 7-29

Showcard for Discount Prophet! A solo show by Kyle Kogut

Kyle Kogut’s solo exhibition Discount Prophet opens at Cherry this Friday February 7 and runs through Saturday February 29.

From the press release

“In Discount Prophet, Kogut presents new drawings and sculptures encouraging a critical overidentification with the metaphysical structures of American late capitalism, and reflection on the self-destructive direction of contemporary American politics and religion. Drawings influenced by the precision and themes of Northern Renaissance draughtsmanship present avatars and archetypes that blindly pledge their allegiance to brands and ideologies. Sculptures utilize the visual idioms of American automotive propaganda, play with the strange public form of declaration as bumper stickers, and present bodily manifestations of conjured identities. Salesmen are worshipped as prophets and logos act as sigils, promising prosperity and destiny. ”

Opening Reception:
Friday February 7, 7pm-9pm
509 Franklin Street, Richmond VA

Accessibility in the Arts: Is Expression Really Free to All?

Art Foundation instructor Emily Sara was invited to speak at a town-hall discussion earlier this week at the Currier Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire. The discussion which was organized by For Freedoms, focused on the topic of accessibility in the arts. For Freedoms was founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman and aims to serve as “a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society”. Read more about For Freedoms here. Check out Emily Sara’s work here.

Self-Projection – Student Group Exhibition Opening Friday 1/17 at the Anderson

VCUarts The Anderson & Art Foundation presents "Self-Projection" Opening reception Friday January 17 6-8pm

poster by Emily Leary

Self-Projection is a group exhibition presented by members of Art Foundation’s LGBTQIA+ student group. The exhibition will be on display at the Anderson from Friday 1/17 through Wednesday 1/29 with an opening reception Friday January 17 6-8pm. Self-Projection includes works by Helen Rose Binder, Ambrose Hernandez Godoy, Helen Kraft, Avery Ray, Emily Leary, Alex Mint and Jennifer Woehrle.

The Anderson is open Monday-Friday 12pm-7pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm.

907 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia

Reaching for the Horizon – Group Exhibition at Antenna Gallery

Painting of bars of color with lines of alternating color twirling

36×44 inches, oil and beeswax on canvas, 2019

Roberto Jamora is part of the group exhibition Reaching for the Horizon at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans on view now through Feb 2, 2020.

Reaching for the Horizon takes as its point of departure the precarity of the present day and uses it as the momentum that drives the artists in the show to reach for aesthetic terrains that create visions of neofutures in which they and their communities continue to exist and thrive ”

Check out more of Roberto Jamora’s work here.

Artnet: Which Emerging Artist Dominated 2019? 12 Art-World Players Share Their Thoughts

Art Foundation professor Lily Cox-Richard is recognized among notable emerging artists of 2019 in Artnet’s article Which Emerging Artist Dominated 2019? 12 Art World Players Share their Thoughts. Read about Lily Cox-Richard’s work and other’s here.

Sculpture of a multi-colored wolf by Lily Cox-Richard

“She-Wolf” (2019), scagliola, plaster, rabbit skin glue, pigment (courtesy of the artist). “Ramp” (2019), fiber-reinforced concrete; aggregate including glass, shell, brick, and concrete fragments from models of the Battle Cast hair; urethane foam; pigment (courtesy of the artist). “Figs.” (2019), synthetic tulle netting, storage pallets, “Goddesses from the East Pediment of the Parthenon”; cast from the Battle Collection, University of Texas at Austin (courtesy of the artist and the Blanton Museum of Art; photo by Lydia Pyne)

Artists + Climate Change: Gallery Experience with Katie Kehoe 12/20

procession of people wearing yellow disposable rain parkas

Katie Kehoe, Harbinger (2019). Photo by Susanna Lee

Join artist Katie Kehoe at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Friday, December 20 at 4pm as she discusses how her artistic practice encourages dialogue about sea level rise and climate change.

This program will begin with a brief introductory performance inspired by Harbinger, a performance organized by Kehoe that took place around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on October 20, 2019. The performative introduction will begin in the museum’s lobby at 4pm and move to the Lerner Room, on the third floor. It will be followed by a conversation between Kehoe and Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, and focus on the artist’s use of performance and public engagement in her practice. The program will conclude with an opportunity for audience members to experience Kehoe’s approach to cultivating dialogue in public spaces.

More information available here.

Roberto Jamora featured at Walter Wickiser Gallery

AFO Instructor, Roberto Jamora, will have work in the group exhibition Confluence of Colors at Walter Wickiser Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

The exhibition includes work by Kate BaeKelie BowmanSophia Chizuco, and Roberto Jamora.
Opening reception: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6-8PM

Walter Wickiser Gallery, Gallery II

The work created during Roberto’s residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts this past summer.