Visual Art Studio is an artist run Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery and Painting/Photography Studio.
Rotating Exhibitions / Gallery Shop / Painting & Photography Studio.
Consultations with Curatorial and Design Services, Drawing and Painting Classes, Scenic Art, Set Decorating and Portrait/Event Photography by Anne Hart Chay can be arranged by Appointment.
Visual Art Studio, est. 1990 and currently celebrating our "Sweet 16" at 208 West Broad Street with over 2 decades in the neighborhood, is located in the heart of the First Fridays Art Walk & the Historic Downtown Richmond Arts District.
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Artistic Gifts, our 14th annual small works all media show with new Art2go opens First Friday DEC 6 from 6-10PM
Bracelet by Teresa and Joel Howard, one of many new one-of-a-kind pieces with hand crafted Purses on sale in the exhibition Reflections of Our Soul in the Main Gallery at anne'sVisual Art Studio through Saturday December 14, 2013.
Just Missed Frederick Chiriboga's exhibition? https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151895489067485.1073741827.102999992484&type=3 More artist info: www.frederickchiriboga.com
Missed Dan Rhett's Exhibition? View it here: http://gallery.cafe64.net/2013/index.html
Shop from artwork seen here, in the gallery or our facebook page
Please leave a message at (804) 644-1368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number, & the item of interest. Anne will get back to you asap.
Huge Thank You to all the wonderful Artists and Patrons who make Visual Art Studio possible!
All Exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public.
Holiday Hours: Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6PM thru Dec 14th.Frank Hart Memorial Gallery (aka First Fridays Gallery) Gallery Artists and Some Say..., new mixed media wall hangings that incorporate wood block prints, hand carved reliefs & sculptural elements by Norfolk artist Gia Labidi are currently on display with other favorite Gallery artists like Rick and Michelle Delano, Chris Semtner, Danya Smith and Greg Lewis. More about Gia Labidi below.
(closed Dec 15-Jan 2)
Big Selection of New Pieces by Teresa and Joel Howard (above) from their current collection of hand crafted Jewelry and Purses in Reflections of Our Soul on sale in the Main Gallery through Saturday December 14th. Next First Friday January 3rd features more Art2go in our 14th Annual Artistic Gifts, small works all media exhibition with reception from 7-10PM.
Shop Visual Art Studio, packed full of artisan ware, fine jewelry & exceptional art from talented local artists!
Previous Exhibitions on Facebook: Greg Lewis, Chris Semtner, Keith M. Ramsey, Rick Delano, Susan Hribernik, Diane Clement, New Jewelry and more can be seen on our Visual Art Studio page on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=102999992484
Owner artist Anne Hart Chay creates whenever possible, teaches drawing and painting classes, shoots fine art and commercial photography (see photography page below) and hosts the rotating exhibitions in the galleries. Extra pieces by some of the most popular artists can be found on display or hiding out in her studio. Lift, acrylic on canvas Triptych by Richmond set designer and scenic painter Terrie Powers is located in Anne's Studio. In addition, paintings from D'Signs, and prints of popular Richmond Signage by Terrie Powers are available in the Gallery Shop at Visual Art Studio.
GALLERY SHOP features Handmade Work by Local Artists Denise Bell and TH Collectibles have beautiful handmade jewelry with gemstone accents. Linda C. Hollett-Bazouzi, Phoebe Antrim and Terrie Powers have beautiful landscape paintings and works on paper currently on display. Susan Hribernik has graphic art and photography along with Brandy Horvath's floral prints and cards of her Lewis Ginter photographs perfect for giving your loved ones on any occasion. Other items include pottery by Cindy Walker, jewelry by John Crutchfield, Elena Klinova, Susan Lamson and Katherine Benner, plus sculpture by Jim McHenry, handmade scarfs, purses and, of course, lots of artwork!
BOOKS by Richmonders in the Gallery Shop!
Kathryn Starke's book, "Amy's Travels" teaches lessons based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for kindergarten through 5th grade, including relative locations, cardinal directions, the seven continents, maps and varied world perspectives.
One Trick Pony, by Greg Lewis, mixed media, 30" x 3" x 30" $1,150 on display in the anne'sStudio at Visual Art Studio.
Journey Home, Hand Carved Wall Relief by Gia Labidi, 17" x 1.5" x 28" $350.
Some Say... - Gia Labidi
"My work is more about the creative process and less about the finished pieces–the finale. I enjoy the creative process and I create art across several visual mediums utilizing wood and clay as the primary mediums, found objects, fabric and paint as tools. In working with wood and clay I usually have no plan. I’ve done no sketching. I have no idea how the piece will end. Each piece starts with a strong desire to do it, to make something happen, to say something or nothing at all. I manipulate the pieces pounding, pulling and pushing until I feel something—anything. I look to the materials, the hardwood and moist clay, to tell me what they want to be, how they want to come together. I love to see wood and clay take shape. It’s as if the pieces of hardwood and moist clay are waiting for me to reveal what is hidden within--unique curves, smooth ends and secret places. There is something about the affect of sandpaper on wood and smooth stones on semi-moist clay that move me to state of primal clarity. Through the manipulation of these materials, I create art that celebrates life with a focus on the divine feminine in nature." http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150170054207485.309333.102999992484&type=1
anne'sVisual Art Studio gallery
HONORED as one of Style Magazine's RICHMONDERS OF THE YEAR and by the City of Richmond, Community Service Award, for our contribution to the Arts and the Revitalization of Downtown.
1st Place Anne Hart Chay, professional catagory, National Arts Program 2009. Artist owner and operator of Visual Art Studio.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday-Friday Noon-6PM, Saturday Noon-4PM (closed last Sat of each month), First Fridays Noon-10PM & by Appointment (804) 644-1368. Convenient Off-Street Parking!
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