Page BondOwner + Director
My love of art began as an art history major in college and was fueled by an aunt’s remarkable personal collection. Works by Matisse, Degas, Calder, Picasso, plus other important modern and contemporary artists of this century captured my eye and imagination. Her collection was later gifted to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, her alma mater.
Her legacy continues to propel my curiosity and excitement about art and artists. Her example inspires my passion to share how living surrounded by art can not only enhance and delight — it can be transformative. My greatest joy is to be a connector, linking artists to new and established collectors, and vice-versa, enriching both in the process.
The opportunity to work in this space and time, where creativity is valued, is my good fortune and privilege. With this in mind, I hope our exhibitions continue to challenge and inspire and spark a sense of wonder and surprise each and every day for all who venture onto our website or who join us in person in the gallery.
Gallery Director, Maggie Flanigan, oversees internal administration of the gallery and assists with curatorial duties, exhibition programming and communications. Flanigan holds a BFA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Being deeply entrenched in education is of utmost importance, staying engaged in the art community both through gallery work as well as teaching brings balance into her life. Currently teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at VCU as well as running workshops throughout the Richmond community are just a few ways that Flanigan fills her free time.
While her personal art practice centers around ideas of intimacy and immediacy through the use of alternative photographic methods and printmaking techniques, Flanigan is deeply saturated in the art community and finds inspiration in all forms of contemporary art practices from objects to performance and mixed media digital arts.
Cidney-Blaine CherRegistrar & Social Media Manager
Cidney graduated from Longwood University with a concentration in Artists Books and Printmaking. She organizes the archive and handles art within the gallery. One of her favorite things about working in the gallery is seeing how intricately each artist wraps their work.
Folk art and music are highly valued in her life. Having minored in art history, writing and reading about art and culture are also important. Within visual arts, Mose Tolliver, Egon Schiele and Belkis Ayon are some of her favorites. Susan Sontag and Joni Mitchell are also great inspirations. Outside of Page Bond Gallery, she enjoys traveling to view and create art.