Dennis R. Winston is a Virginia artist and educator. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and the University of Richmond and has done post-graduate work at the University of Colorado and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served on the faculties of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University and the Governor’s School of South Carolina. He retired as the Coordinator of Arts Education and the Humanities Center for the Richmond Public Schools.
Winston has received honors both locally and nationally as an artist and as an educator. He has been included in an educational multimedia series entitled, “African American Artists: Past and Present,” and recently was included in the textbook publication “Below the Surface; Ethnic Echoes in America’s Modern and Contemporary Art”. His work can be found in a number of publications on artists and exhibitions nationally.
Winston’s work can be found in many private and public collections. Some recent collectors include; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the University of Virginia Medical Center, Capital One Corporation, Apex Museum of African American Art, Lynchburg College Museum, Indiana University Museum of PA., University of Richmond Museum, National Civil Rights Museum, Medical College of Virginia, Bowie State University, Childsavers of Richmond, Longwood University, St. Mary’s Hospital, Museum of African American Art of Dallas, Bank of America, First Market Bank, and The Bank on the James of Lynchburg.
He has been a recipient of a public arts commission from the City of Richmond and an artist fellowship award from the Virginia Commission of the Arts for works on paper. The woodcut print is his primary medium of expression and he is a member of One /Off Printmakers.
Dennis is our resident artist at Ginter Park United Methodist Church. His studio is located on our first floor as you go to the Side Door Contemporary Service.