Toddler valentines

Obviously the best kind!

 

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Richmond Food Co-op

Hey everyone, I’ve been getting involved with the Richmond Food Co-op.  Stay tuned here for updates on events, topics, links to partner stuff, and general community.

Don’t forget to take care of your VIPs by giving (or asking for) the gift of the Co-op!!!

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Relevant Resume for Co-op Resources

EDUCATION

2011 Master of Fine Arts,  Painting and Drawing, Minor: Fashion
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2003  Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Minors: Stained Glass, Creative Writing
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2014-present Education Coordinator, run outreach programs; Art Matters (youth), Artful Living (55+), Creative Family Dinner studio (the art of parenting), RVA Drink ‘n’ Draw, and classes at Regency Square Mall, teach art classes, hire/manage instructors, volunteer
Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, VA

2013-present Instructor, teach various art classes in Adult Ed, Studio S (55+) and the Sharon Seigel Program (for folks who are recovering from brain injuries), volunteer
Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2012 Cashier and Till Counter, rang customer orders, kept dining area stocked, counted and refilled tills, customer service, product education
2013 Demo/Greeter, demonstrated products and offered samples to customers, in-depth customer service
2014 Demo Coordinator, booked vendor demos, created seasonal calendar of recipes, new products and sale items, education
Ellwood Thompson’s “Local” Market, Richmond, VA & Dawson’s Market Rockville, MD

2010-2012  Retail sales, sold earth-friendly baby gear, customer service
Franklin Goose, Richmond, VA

2008-2009 Retail sales, sold earth-friendly house wares,baby gear, and mattresses, customer service, childcare
Nest Organics, Asheville, NC

2006-2009 Instructor, taught various art classes in the Continuing Education Department (ages 18-72)
AB Tech Community College, Asheville, NC

2009 Instructor, taught World Foods during Little/Middle Week (ages 12-18)
2005-2009 Assistant instructor, helped teach various art and cooking classes 2004 Work/study, grounds keeping, maintenance, construction, drywall, mass mailing, housekeeping, gardening (planning, planting, harvest, seed saving, permaculture)
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

2002-2004 Art sales and jewelry making,
Artickles Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

1998 Plant research, making crosses, studying results in soybeans
Dekalb Genetics, Terre Haute, IN

RELEVANT VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

2014-present Tabler/Resident Artist 😉 getting the word out at farmer markets/festivals, art projects, decor
Richmond Food Co-op, Richmond, VA

2011-present Organizer, plan & host various drawing events in public spaces, 469 members in Meetup group
RVA Drink ‘n’ Draw, Richmond, VA

2006-2008 Worker/Member, grocery sales, inventory, stocking at a tiny organic food co-op (closed 2009)
Haywood Road Market, West Asheville, NC

2006-2008  Volunteer gardener, maintaining community gardens
Bountiful Cities Project, Asheville, NC

2007 Private lessons, taught vegan cooking and mosaics
Asheville L.E.T.S. (Local Exchange Trading System), Asheville, NC

2006 Volunteer/Grown-up gardener, Helping kids maintain their community garden plots
Winooski Community Farm & Garden Program – Winooski Parks & Rec, Winooski, VT

 

Co-op fundraiser at the Lamplighter Summit Ave Roastery. Thanks Noelle!

Co-op fundraiser at the Lamplighter Summit Ave Roastery. Thanks Noelle!

 Cynthia won my painting in the silent auction at Love your Co-op. This photo was taken 2 seconds after I met her.

Cynthia won my painting in the silent auction at Love your Co-op. This photo was taken 2 seconds after I met her.

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Talking to Matt about why he should Join the Co-op at the ‘Love your Co-op” fundraiser. And what do ya know? It worked! He’s the first member I personally got to join.

Winning the cooking contest prize at the 2014 summer picknic! Thanks Judges!

Winning the covered dish contest prize at the 2014 summer picnic for my “June Slaw”! Thanks Judges!

Tabling at South of the James in the heat of summer with Anna.

Tabling at South of the James in the heat of summer with Anna.

Tabling at Broad Appatit with Frances!

Tabling at Broad Appatit with Frances!

Amazing food inspired tour of VMFA!  Thanks Kristen and SOKE neighbors!

Amazing food inspired tour of VMFA! Thanks Kristen and SOKE neighbors!

Tabling and sidewalk chalking in frozen rain at Fire Flour Fork with Anna, Nic, Michele, Brandon, and their boys.

Tabling and sidewalk chalking in frozen rain at Fire Flour Fork with Anna, Nic, Michele, Brandon, and their boys.

Co-op happy hour at the Jefferson. With Brenna and Kadie, probably Emma's last co-op event where she doesn't show her face!

Co-op happy hour at the Jefferson. With Brenna and Kadie, probably Emma’s last co-op event where she doesn’t show her  little, tiny face!

board elections

board election 2014

 

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Join our little Richmond rhizome!

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Upcoming Classes

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Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
www.artsglenallen.com

Classes held at Regency Square Mall are located at
1420 N. Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

Classes held at Walkerton Tavern are located at
2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Call (804) 261-2787  now to sign up!

 

Recycled Paper Bag Wrapping Paper For All Ages
Upcycle paper shopping bags into personalized gift-wrap with acrylics, rollers, stamps, fancy pens, and lots of imagination. Create the perfect finishing touches: paper bows, ribbons, gift tags, and cards. Bring your used paper shopping bags to reduce clutter before the holidays! Deconstruct bags and decorate them with various acrylic media to create charming handmade prints and patterns. Either take your creations to use at home or wrap the gifts you buy at Regency Square Mall and have your gift giving done no matter what the celebration. Materials provided but you can also bring: bags, paint, pens, rollers, stamps, corks, bubble wrap, and other mark making tools!
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room 
Cost: $10 plus $10 material fee. Children must register with an adult.

Abstract Acrylics
Abstract painting is a great, low-pressure introduction to materials and techniques for beginning artists as well as a fun way to shake things up if you’re a working artist. Look to painters of the 1940’s and 50’s for inspiration. The artist’s devoted, intimate relationship to materials connects Abstract Expressionism while encompassing a broad range of styles and approaches. We will discuss specific artists and experiment with their methods. Use and combine master’s techniques and tools to make new, original works.
Thursdays, January 15 – March 5, 1-4pm
Location: CACGA -Walkerton Tavern
Cost: $160, plus $5 materials fee for first class only. Additional materials discussed in first class for student to purchase confidently. Materials list at www.artsglenallen.com
Thursdays, April 14 – May 26, 6-9pm
Location: CACGA -Walkerton Tavern
Cost: $160, plus $5 materials fee for first class only. Additional materials discussed in first class for student to purchase confidently. Materials list at www.artsglenallen.com

Portfolio Development for Teens 
Through peer/instructor critique, serious art students can take their work to the next level by building a body of work they can submit for gallery exhibitions, school admission, or achieving other artistic goals. Work on writing artist statements and a professional resume. Most artwork to be done at home based on personalized assignments and peer feedback. Bring 3 pieces of your art to the first class with a sketchbook and pencil.
Thursdays, January 27 – February 24, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
Cost: $100, plus $10 materials fee

Handmade Greeting Cards and Valentines
Create unique cards for your loved ones. Decorate each card individually or work on one design that you can then have printed. Use stamps, punches, acrylic pens, markers, inks, watercolors, and found papers to draw and collage your personalized sentiments for friends and family.
Tuesday, February 3, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
Cost $20 plus $15 material fee.

Beginner Jewelry Beaded Bracelets
Learn how to construct simple bracelets with toggle closures. Get tips on combining colors and shapes to keep the compliments coming. Leave with two finished bracelets designed by you! If you have beads you want to use, bring them, otherwise everything is provided.
Thursday, March 5, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
Cost: $20, plus $15 material fee

Fashion History as Art Inspiration
Use fashion as muse in this unique class experience. Each week will focus on a different decade’s flavor. Listen to music, peruse art and history books, and discuss. Then, make art! Roar into the 1920’s and JUMP! out of the 1990’s. Take a page from fashion designers and look back to inspire contemporary works of art. This is a discussion driven studio class rather than a technique instruction class. No prerequisites required; daring beginners welcome! Bring your own art supplies.
Class Material List
Thursday, March 12 – April 9, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
Cost: $100

SPRING BREAK ARTS Beaded Jewelry for Teens
Make beads out of paper and polymer clay then choose accent beads to design and assemble a bracelet, necklace, two pairs of earrings and a keychain. Go back to school in style or with gifts for your besties!
Monday – Friday, April 6 – 10, 1-3pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
Cost: $100, plus $10 material fee

Tie Dying with Acrylics
Create one-of-a-kind garments or fabrics using various tying, folding, dripping, dunking, and painting techniques. Bring in white, light, or stained clothing or fabrics and give them new life. Use various ties and folds to manipulate and control the pigments. Create unique colors and visual textures you can’t get from a kit. This class is for the bold as you never know how your creations will turn out. Take works home wet with directions on heat-setting.
Saturday, May 9, 1-5pm
Location: CACGA – Studio D
Cost: $45, plus $30 materials fee plus students bring white or light
fabrics or garments (bring more than you think you’ll need!) and white
on white print fabrics (optional)

Smashing Pots! Pique – Assiette Mosaics
Learn how to make a mosaic image from start to finish using the pique-assiette style. Pique Assiette mosaics are created using broken ceramics and found objects. Students will learn to design, layout, set, and grout a small mosaic for in-home decor.
Sundays, May 31-June 21,1-4pm
Location: CACGA – Studio D
Cost: $100, plus $60 materials fee plus student may bring sketchbook
and inspirational materials if desired.

Beginner Jewelry Beaded Earrings
Learn how to construct simple dangly earrings with fishhook, post, or clip-on findings. Get some tips on combining colors and shapes to keep the compliments coming. Leave with two finished pairs of earrings designed by you! If you have beads you want to use, bring them, otherwise everything is included.
Thursday, June 4, 6-8pm
Location: Regency Square Mall, Garden Room
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Visual Arts Center

1218 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
www.visarts.org • (804) 353-0094

Solar Silk Screens on Paper Workshop
Silk screens made easy with light-sensitive film. Design and burn screens with the sun, and print delicate unique images.
All levels
Start with a photograph or drawing, trace the essential information onto a transparency, clip film into burn stack. Let the sun shine! Rinse screens. Then learn the secret to keeping liquid ink from running in a screen print.
Saturday, TBD ,10am-4pm
cost: $135
member cost: $120

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Sav’s Mural

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Captured right before it got painted over!

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Art up at Urban Farmhouse – downtown

Urban Farmhouse – downtown
Up for the month of May!

1217 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219 804. 325. 3988
Monday – Friday | 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday | 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Artwork at the Cultural Arts Center in the Midway Gallery

Up now through June 30!

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Carriage Hill- May options

ARTFUL LIVING by the Cultural Arts Center

1 lecture 2 classes with amazing porcelain artist, Julie Elkins, of Gap Tooth Studios!!!

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Beginner watercolors with the talented visual artist, Alicia Strum!

 

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robot party



exhibit a
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exhibit c
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Artwork up at Urban Farmhouse-Midlo for February!

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My work is up for the the month of February at the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse. If you haven’t been out there, it’s so cute! Millworks is so charming, and the space is really nice.

I made a bunch of new work for the show. Come see!

Reception Brunch and Drink ‘n’ Draw

Sunday, February 23, 1-4pm

I’ll be there to answer questions and talk about the work, eat yummy vittles, and mix caffeine and alcohol, and I’ll bring the drink ‘n’ draw bag so people can doodle or play exquisite corpse when we brunch.

They have breakfast and brunch til 2pm, really good soups, sandwiches, coffee, and an ever-changing beer and wine selection!

Facebook event

Meetup event

Urban Farmhouse – Millworks – February 2014
13872 Coalfield Commons Place
Midlothian, VA 23114

804.378.3366

Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 8 pm

http://theurbanfarmhouse.net/

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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30.

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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30.

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8.5"x11". mixed media on paper. $40.

8.5″x11″. mixed media on paper. $old.


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18"x24. mixed media on paper. $100.

18″x24″. mixed media on paper. $old

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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30.

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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30.

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18"x24". mixed media on canvas. $100.

18″x24″. mixed media on canvas. $400.





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11"x14". mixed media on paper. $50.

11″x14″. mixed media on paper. $50.


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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30.

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5"x7". Mixed media on paper. $30

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5"x7". mixed media on paper. $30.

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11"x14". mixed media on paper. $50.

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8"x10". mixed media on paper. $40.

8″x10″. mixed media on paper. $old.


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18"x24". acrylic on paper. $200

18″x24″. acrylic on paper. $400




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8.5″x11″. mixed media on cardboard. $40


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18"x24. mixed media on paper. $100.

18″x24″. mixed media on paper. $400.


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5"x7". mixed media on paper. $30.

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5"x7". mixed media on paper. $30

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5"x7". mixed media on paper. $30.

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8"x10". mixed media on paper. $40.

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5"x7" mixed media on paper. $30

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