Published October 14, 2022

Veronica Jackson had over three decades of experience as an architect and exhibit designer when she decided it was time for a change. She closed up her Washington, D.C.-based design firm and moved to San Francisco to study visual studies at California College of the Arts.

Once there, she says, “I had the tools to look at my life, my being as a Black woman, and take those materials and turn them into something.” Now based in Central Virginia, Jackson is a visual artist with a burgeoning printmaking practice and a reputation on the rise.

“That element of understanding who you are in this world I think is a very important element for all of us as human beings to acknowledge and wake up to.”

Veronica Jackson

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Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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