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Unicia Buster presents artist, Hamilton Glass, with an art quilted portrait for his work creating the RVA Community Makers program in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Feb. 2024

Unicia Buster, a native of Richmond, Va., received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Cornell University and a master of arts degree from George Mason University. She won the juror’s choice award for the inaugural 48-to-Create at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and she was a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artist Fellowship. She completed an artist-in-residency at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She was the featured poster artist in 2020 and 2021 for the annual Second Street Festival in Richmond.

Buster has been a featured speaker at various events in Richmond including TEDxRVA and the Good Grief Conference. She has been featured in various media including WWBT NBC12, Nest Realty’s Magazine, B-Side Collective Magazine, and the Richmond Times Dispatch. Most recently, Buster has been selected to design the poster for the annual 2nd Street Festival in Richmond.

Besides creating, Buster enjoys exploring nature and its inhabitants with her son, going out to eat, hanging out with loved ones, and watching movies and shows.

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