of the d'Art Center

Becoming a d’Art Artist

The d’Art Center offers three partnership options for artists; Resident Artist, Local Associate Artist, and Remote Associate Artist.

The d’Art Center is a community art center that serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with visual art. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, d’Art offers both youth and adult art education and classes, exhibits that give the public a broader exposure to many local and national artists, programming and outreach through art in public spaces and provides on and off-site events to showcase local and national artists.

Benefits & Volunteerism Requirements for Resident & Local Associate Artists:

Resident and Local Associate Artists are part of our community center model and are required to volunteer/contribute 12 times annually in exchange for subsidized rent and other organization benefits such as:

  • Selling work onsite as well as our online store
  • Gaining exposure and also paid opportunities through on and off-site community outreach events and programming
  • Participating in both on and off-site d’Art Installations
  • Promotion through d’Art’s digital and print media campaigns
  • Being centrally located in Norfolk Arts District, The NEON District
  • Being part of a collaborative atmosphere with other professional working artists

*Some examples of volunteer and center contributions include teaching a class, doing a demo at an event, unpacking or re-packing for center exhibitions, running a make-and-take, etc.

Resident Artist:

Resident Artists have an onsite studio and sales space in d’Art Center. Studio rent is determined by the square footage and is subsidized in exchange for volunteerism.

Local Associate Artist:

Local Associate Artists have an onsite sales space in d’Art Center. The square footage determines sales space rent and is subsidized in exchange for volunteerism.

Remote Associate Artist:

Remote Associate Artists have an onsite sales space in d’Art Center. These artists rent sales space for 3-month increments for $225 and a 25% commission on sales. Remote Associates are not required to do any volunteerism or center contributions.

Resident Artists

Allison Lavigne

Cathy-Jo Ramsey

Deanna Strother

Ken Wright

Rick Seguso

Laura Henderson


Kim Keene


Janice Gay


Local Associate Artists

Betty Sutton

Dan Hundley

Eafrica Johnson

Jenn Hilliard

Nancy Topping Bazin

Patricia Isenhour

Robert Lauer

Terry Wylie

Tonya Hopson

Vonnie Whitworth

Wendy Bombelles

Will Jordan

Remote Associate Artist

d’Art Center Artist’s Artwork