Monday, December 26, 2011

Good Tidings

To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. Good tidings to all.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012.

(Reverse-glass painting by Vadim Bora, 1996.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cornelia Again

Cornelia on Biltmore Estate. Photo: David Huff

Last warm weather photos of Cornelia in 2011. With 11/11/11 a blustery 29 F degrees, wind, snow, rain will soon follow. Candlelight Christmas begins on Biltmore Estate this week, meaning possibly tens of thousands more will see Vadim's Cornelia and Cedric. Curators say it is now one of the most photographed images on the Estate.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrating Vadim Bora Sculpture

Details from Cornelia and Cedric. By Vadim Bora. Biltmore Estate. Photo: David Huff

Vadim Bora's Cornelia and Cedric commission was dedicated on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, a mere year ago. The sculpture continues to delight visitors, particularly children. Vadim Bora created the most delicate texture for Cornelia's "skin," visible even in hard bronze.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Doors of Asheville Dedication

Mountain Housing Opportunities dedicated the annual Doors of Asheville event and art auction 2011 to Vadim Bora on September 9. Vadim contributed to this event since its inception and fought for recognition of donating artists to receive honorariums and publicity. Artists chosen for the Doors of Asheville now receive an honorarium for their work, inclusion in a catalog, and public recognition. Funds raised from the art auction go to improving homes, neighborhoods and communities for the underprivileged.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vadim Bora Legacy Honored by Sculptors

Mountain Sculptors, a professional artist group of which Vadim Bora was an early member and whose annual exhibition he hosted in his gallery for six years, has mounted its Spring Show in the Pack Place Gallery in downtown Asheville. The exhibition features a special dedication to Vadim, and one of his works - "Spring" - on display.

An article in the Asheville Citizen-Times chronicles the exhibition and dedication.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Collecting Oral History

The family of Vadim Bora will be collecting oral history by friends, collectors, students, and others whose lives were touched by the artist.

If you have stories or recollections you would like to share, please contact us via We will be happy to share a cup of tea with you and record, or are also prepared to receive written remembrances that will eventually be worked into a book or catalogs accompanying Vadim's art to continue his legacy.

If you own a Vadim Bora original work, please let us know title and size for inventorying purposes.

Contact us at

With thanks,
Constance Richards (Bora)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vadim Bora

"In the end, life is quite short. What you leave behind is your legacy, and for an artist -- that is his soul poured onto canvas, sculpted into clay and stone."

~ Vadim Bora

The family of Vadim Bora wishes to thank friends, family, colleagues, collectors, students, kind strangers, and all who have expressed their appreciation and admiration for this man -- son, father, brother, husband, force of nature -- who continues to live in our hearts, and in his works all around us. A Celebration of his Life and Art will take place February 20.