S23 is the only fully equipped printmaking workshop in Richmond. We provide artists with a professional studio with presses, basic tools, workspace for designing and executing prints, and personal lockers and flat files to store work and materials. S23 facilities support intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting. S23 houses Safelight Community Darkroom, the only open-access communal darkroom for black and white photography in Richmond. By providing artists with the affordable, professional and supportive workspace, S23 enables printmakers to explore & cultivate new work and engage in artistic dialogue with fellow artists in the Richmond community. For information about becoming a Resident Artists at S23, browse pages under "The Print Shop" tab, and/or contact Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Gallery Two Three
Studio Two Three is also home to Gallery Two Three, Richmond’s primary source for fine art prints, featuring the work of exceptional local and national printmakers. Gallery Two Three takes no commission from artists, and instead asks for a print donation for future fundraising events and archives. Artists interested in exhibiting at Gallery Two Three, please browse the pages under our "Gallery 23" tab, and/or contact Jonathan Hendler, Gallery coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Two Three is exceptional in that:
S23's Film + Video Series
We are excited to announce S23's Film + Video Series! As Richmond's community print space and home of Safelight community darkroom, we are excited to incorporate the work of emerging local and national printmakers and welcome you to join us for some movie-watching good times!
We screen Spring Series films every Fourth Thursday from 7-9pm from March through June and September through December. Film screenings are thematically tied to the exhibition featured in Gallery Two Three, and function as a closing reception for all of our gallery exhibitions. Contact email@example.com for more information!
Studio Two Three offers unique educational programs in which professional artists bring the art of printmaking to K-12 classrooms, nonprofit community organizations, galleries and museums, and other educational venues throughout Richmond. We hope to supplement the art curricula offered in Richmond to include the flexible, diverse, and enriching art of printmaking. Classes are available both on and off-site, and S23 provides several free, charitable printmaking classes each year. We can also tailor a class to meet your specific needs and curricula. S23 also offers part time internships as part of our educational program. For more information on how your group can be involved, contact Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiated in 2010 in partnership with area universities, S23’s internship program is a vital part of our educational outreach in the community. In this program, interns learn critical hands-one experience and resume-building skills in all aspects of S23’s operations, including gallery administration and installation, event planning, educational programming, fundraising and community outreach, and nonprofit administration. This program is critical in developing both artistic and administrative skills in the next generation of emerging Richmond artists. S23 interns go on to teach S23 adult and Second Saturday workshops, coordinate educational programming and pursue careers in the fine arts and arts-administration. Contact email@example.com for more information!
Projects and Partnerships
Studio Two Three partners with other arts organizations in Richmond and nationally. Projects include printing demonstrations and workshops, collaborative portfolios, and printing at community fairs and events. For more information on partnering with Studio Two Three, contact Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.