Read 85 Campaign: Reading Tour

Read 85 Campaign: Reading Tour Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins takes an “educational tour” around DMV’s low income public schools. Davis will visit elementary schools over the course of two months, speaking and reading to students from grades PreK-5 in efforts to inspire our youth. It wasn’t until Vernon’s adult life he found

Ron Johnson the Abstract Athlete

We are thrilled to award BFA student Aaron Holmes our first The Abstract Athlete Scholarship.  This award was gifted on behalf of Vernon Davis – Tony Mandarich and The Abstract Athlete. Look for additional scholarships from everyone at The Abstract Athlete.  The power of sports driving the power of art. Be on the lookout for their new website coming soon!

Redskins’ Vernon Davis proves that NFL players care about more than football

Redskins’ tight end Vernon Davis is doing something different this year in between his offseason workouts. Monday, Davis visited his first elementary school to launch his Vernon Davis Read85 Tour. Davis, a DC native and former Maryland Terrapin, will be visiting 6 schools around the DMV area with low income families to “inspire and

Bay Area Youth Spotlight: Madelyn

How old are you currently and when did you first start getting into art?  “I am currently 13 years old. I was very little when I first started getting into art. When I was little I used to do little sketches and drawings and that was one of my favorite things to do. As

VDFA & Amos Temple Thanksgiving Celebration

VDFA recently partnered with Amos Temple CME Church in Oakland, CA to bring the community a spectacular event for a GREAT cause! Rudy Parris' performance and conversation were wonderful additions to the Thanksgiving celebration.