Congratulations to Studio Two Three founder and executive director Ashley Hawkins on being selected one of Richmond's 2017 Women in the Arts by Style Weekly! She was honored on March 15 at a reception and awards ceremony at Dogtown Dance Theater. "I'm so delighted to be chosen along with the other accomplished and creative women this year," says Ashley. "It was fun to spend an inspiring evening with other Richmonders who are enthusiastic about the arts in our city."
Ashley is the co-founder (2009) and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond's workspace for art. S23 provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers. Ashley views S23 as her ultimate creative expression; a balance of her passions for organization building, dreaming big, and art making. Ashley holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a Master's of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ashley lives in Richmond, Virginia with her partner, 3-year-old son Max, newborn baby Zoey, and a cat named Olive. She makes prints, cardboard sculptures for Max, and a line of housewares with her fiancee under the guise of Hers (& His) Press.