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GlavéKocen Gallery
1620 West Main Street | Richmond VA | 23220  call: 804.358.1990
hours: Tues-Fri 11:00-6:00 Sat 11:00-4:00

Crossroads Art Center
2016 Staples Mill Road | Richmond VA | 23230
call: 804.278.8950
hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00 Sun Noon-4:00

Fine Art at Baxter’s
323 Pollock Street | New Bern, NC | 28560
call: 252.634.9002
hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00 Sat 10:00-5:00

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Cathy G. Vaughn is a full-time artist based in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the University of South Carolina and spent over 20 years working as a professional graphic designer. Alongside her work in graphic design, she honed her skills as a coppersmith and as a master craftsman has exhibited her work regionally for many years. Continually exploring her medium and seeking to expand its aesthetic boundaries, in 2014, Cathy developed a new art form. Using her own unique process, Cathy began to create singular works of art by manipulating elements of nature with copper. She named these fine art works “copper abstractions.” Her first solo exhibit, Lasting Impressions, at Richmond's Science Museum of Virginia (February 19 through May 1, 2016), featured a wide selection of her copper abstractions.

In March, 2017, three of Vaughn’s works were selected as best in category at the Art Scientifique exhibition in Fresno CA. The recipient of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s 2015 Award for the Innovative Use of Traditional Craft Materials, Cathy Vaughn was also selected for the Peninsula Fine Art Center’s 2015 Virginia Made show which featured 10 Virginia artists whose work crosses from craft to fine art. She is a juried member of the Carolina Designer Craftsman Guild and a Master Craftsman in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.


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