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Featured Artist

The Virginia Discovery Museum supports local artists – and inspires budding artists – by featuring gallery shows in our Creation Station program room. Shows change every few months to feature a new artist and style. Artwork can be viewed between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during open art studio hours and occasionally on Saturdays when Creation Station is open to the public. Displayed artwork is available for purchase.


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Featured Artist: Kristie Bader

Show Runs from May – July 2018

Kristie grew up in Nelson County, Va., before moving to Columbus, Ohio, to attend The Ohio State University. She met her husband in college, and after graduation they moved back to Charlottesville, where they have worked together in the mortgage industry for many years at Waterstone Mortgage Corporation.

Kristie has two children, 11 and 13, who have inspired her to find her creative side. Having no artistic training or ability, she didn’t uncover her inner artist until her mid-thirties. Her love of animals is what she draws upon when working on a new project, and she loves to add a splash of color to her work.

Outside of drawing, Kristie enjoys running (this year marked her sixth year completing the Charlottesville Ten Miler), biking with her kids, and playing with her family’s three dogs, two cats, two bunnies, and one hedgehog.

Want to purchase a piece on display or learn more about Kristie Bader’s artwork? Email 923klb@gmail.com or call (434) 409-5037.


Display with Us

Interested in hanging a show at the Museum? We would love to display your work as our next Featured Artist! Contact us at director@vadm.org or (434) 977-1025 x101 for more information.