panel talks

Friday, September 29

1:00 PM - Artist Panel


Anne Fletcher Capital One Art Adminstrator


Chris Norris, Iridian Gallery

Chris Norris was born in Fredericksburg, VA in 1973. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1999. Following graduate school, he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited in Miami, Houston, New York City, and London. Currently, Norris is an assistant professor in the Art Foundation Program at VCUarts and he chairs the steering committee for the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond. Norris recently had a solo exhibition at the Prince Street Project Space at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York and will be featured in an exhibition entitled “Queering Spaces” at Alfred University in the winter of 2018.

Grace Kubilius, Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Grace Kubilius earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fiber and experimental fashion from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in craft/material studies from VCUArts. She has been a resident artist at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design and Acre, and she has shown her work at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Reese Gallery, Society for Contemporary Craft, Ohio Craft Museum and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Brian Barr, Shockoe Artspace

Brian Barr is an artist and independent curator based in Richmond, VA, where he currently teaches for the Foundations and Sculpture departments at VCU. Barr has been awarded fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Kala Art Institute. He has had collaborative and solo exhibitions at Shockoe Art Space, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, Purdue University, and the Artist Alliance Inc.’s, Cuchifritos Gallery in New York.  Barr was the founder of PASSENGER, an exhibition space in Detroit where he was Director and Curator from 2012-2014. 

5:30 PM - Art Writing Panel


Lauren Ross

Lauren Ross is a Richmond-based curator and writer, and the founder of RVA Critical Art Writing Program. She has served as a curator at various cultural institutions around the U.S., including the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK, and New York City's High Line. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogs published by Dallas Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as in periodicals such as The Art Newspaper, Art in America, and The Brooklyn Rail.


Stephanie Cash

Stephanie Cash is the Executive Editor and Interim Director of BURNAWAY, an Atlanta-based online magazine covering art in the South. From 1993 to 2012, she was a staff editor at Art in America in New York, most recently serving as News Editor. 

Elizabeth Schlatter

N. Elizabeth Schlatter is Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, where she has curated more than 20 exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Recent group exhibitions include “Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art,” “Anti-Grand: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape,” and “Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists.” 

Paige Goodpasture


Paige Goodpasture is the co-founder of LookSEE, an online community for the visual arts in Richmond, Virginia. She hosts the LookSEE podcast and is an independent audio producer, an art lover, and a lifelong Richmonder. From 2013 to 2017, she produced and hosted The Creative Habit, a radio show broadcast on WRIR 97.3FM, an independent radio station based in Richmond.

Saturday, September 30

1:00 PM - Artist Panel


Sara Reed

5:00 PM - Collector Panel


Ted Elmore,  President of Richmond BridgePark Foundation, art collector, and Studio Two Three Board Member

Sunday, October 1

1:00 PM - Artist Panel