The glave kocen gallery is a prominent contemporary gallery featuring 3200 square feet of exhibition space and serves as home to more than thirty emerging & established artists. The gallery encourages both art lovers as well as four-legged friends to visit. Lucy, gallery canine extraordinaire and RVA's very own "parti poodle" (due to her partially-colored coat), welcomes guests during regular business hours. Here at glave kocen gallery, we thrive on serving our community, creating a space where both artists and patrons feel welcome and appreciated, and pride ourselves on finding and presenting some of RVA's most unique works of art.  Since 2013 the glave kocen gallery has been voted one of the Best Art Galleries in Richmond recognized by Virginia Living, Richmond Magazine and local weekly arts and culture rag, Style Weekly.




Guidance for private collections: Whether you are taking the first steps toward buying art or are an experienced collector, we can assist in finding the right piece of art.
Consulting for Corporate Collections: We will help assess your company's needs in an art collection based on your budget, investment, and aesthetic goals by coordinating the right artwork for your environment.
Delivery and Installation: We are able to deliver and install any work purchased from us to any location in the Greater Richmond area.
Crating, Packing, and Shipping: Fees will vary and quotes will be given for your approval for artwork purchased from us that will be delivered outside the Richmond area.
Framing: We can assist you in selecting the right frame for your artwork, even if you purchased it elsewhere. 
Spatial Planning: We can help you plan and design the placement of artwork for your home or office. 




Thank you for your interest in the glave kocen gallery. We are always on the lookout for new artists and welcome your submissions for review. When submitting your portfolio please keep in mind our sensibilities. Unfortunately Jennifer and BJ are not able to  make appointments or review  portfolios during gallery hours. We ask that all submissions by made via email.  Please keep in mind we do not accept exhibition proposals.

Email to: jennglave@glavekocengallery.com

Please include with your submission:

  • 8-10 images (low resolution) of your recent body of work
  • Website
  • Artist biography and resume
  • Other information you think we might need to evaluate your work

We strongly encourage communication via email regarding portfolio submissions.




The downstairs (2700 square feet) is available for rent for private and corporate events.  Please contact BJ Kocen bjk@glavekocengallery.com for more information on availability and rates.





Jennifer Glave and BJ Kocen, partners in both business and in life, established glave kocen gallery in 2007 in the heart of Richmond, VA. When they're not working in the gallery, BJ keeps busy writing and performing his own music. He recently released a double album, Old Lake/Searching For Signal, now available on iTunes. Jenn enjoys spoiling their poodle Lucy with love and affection, dabbling in home design, as well as traveling when time permits. The couple has poured their passion, heart, and soul into glave kocen gallery, and hopes you'll feel that upon entrance to the space. 







Jennifer Glave Kocen - Co-Director

BJ Kocen- Co-Director

Gray Fultz- Gallery Assistant

Norine King- Gallery Assistant

Amy Smith- Gallery Asisstant

Lucy- Gallery Canine Extraordinaire



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