Become a Resident Artist

With over twenty studios, the d’Art Center is home to resident working artists, who provide free interactive demonstrations open to the public. The d’Art Resident Artists work in a variety of media including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art.
Resident artists are chosen by a jury process which is open when studio spaces become available, and is advertised throughout the website and social media. 


Residents in the d’Art Center are professional, established artists. They maintain 25 studio hours per week, and studio spaces are rented based on square footage. Along with producing consistent work, resident artists also participate in the d’ArtGives community outreach program.

What is the d’Art Center?

The d’Art Center is an open studio and gallery facility which enables artists at any stage in their career to have their work and creative process seen. For over 30 years, the d’Art Center continues to bring visitors from all over Virginia and the east coast to its local artists’ studios to view the best contemporary art being made in the region.

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    We provide our Artists opportunities to network with peers, patrons & established art organizations.

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    Studio Atmosphere

    We provide our Artists with the opportunity and space to practice in a collaborative studio atmosphere.

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    Selling your work

    Artists can sell their work from their studio spaces.

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    Teach and Demonstrate

    We provide our artists opportunities to teach their craft in the d’Art classroom and perform self-promotional demos in the galleries of the d’Art Center.