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Abigail Gómez Headshot

Former Chair

Virginia Commission on the Arts

Abigail Gómez

Abigail Gómez is a Latinx visual artist, teaching artist and arts advocate and the owner and artist at Pretty Girl Painting, a fine art and mural painting business in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She has a B.F.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A. in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She teaches art classes and workshops and is an adjunct art professor at Shenandoah University. She also facilitates international community mural projects in the United States, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Gómez founded Arte Libre VA, a nonprofit arts organization that empowers Latinx, Black and youth of color through equitable access to quality arts education and programming. She is a former chair of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and chair of Commission’s IDEA Committee. Nationally, Gómez serves as cochair of NASAA’s People of Color Affinity Group and is a committee member of the Arts Administrators of Color Network’s Cousin’s Regime. (Board term 2021-2023)