2016-2017 Exhibitions!

All exhibitions are on view Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00-5:00 ($2 non-PAC member admission.)  Admission to opening receptions is $10 for non-members and Free for Members. Wednesdays are FREE


July 7 - September 16

Regional Artists Show goes "Wild at Art" an artist interpretation. The Dictionary has many definitions for WILD (or it could be a book or movie!) We invite you to take a walk on the wild side and find your own. We want artists to interpret and express WILD at Art for themselves. If you live within 100 miles of Parkersburg WV, you are invited to exhibit up to three pieces of your work in the 2017 Regional Show Opening Sunday, July 23, 1:30 to 3:30. Please download the prospectus here. Artists-All artwork must be picked up at the Art Center the week of Sept. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Artworks left at the Art Center after 9/29/17 will become the property of the Parkersburg Art Center.

June 4 - July 7

Opening June 4 from 3:30 - 5:30

Ki Ko Kaze "Wind in the Woods" Bonzi Club

"Moving Out" works by Gary Pettigrew and also featuring works by Dutch/Hammer "Value Added Reality." Charleston artist Robin Hammer is best known for his sculptural collaborative works created with Chris Dutch, also of Charleston. In the past few years, they have done specialized woodwork at Christ Church United Methodist and Temple Israel and an installation piece at Sunrise, all in Charleston. His collaborative works with Charleston artist Chris Dutch are available at the Art Store Gallery in Charleston, Tamarack in Beckley and West Virginia Architectural Association.

Gary Pettigrew, N. Congress Street, oil and alkyd

Gary Pettigrew, N. Congress Street, oil and alkyd


April 22 - May 13

Parkersburg High School Students (Current and Alumni/ Ken Gilbert) works on walls opens on Saturday, April 22 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

March 12th

Opening Sunday, March 12th from 2:30-4:30
44 ostrich eggs re-conceived by artists from all over Ohio.
This touring exhibit was conceived and curated by Columbus, Ohio attorney Charles Bluestone, and the Parkersburg Art Center is the first non-Ohio venue invited to display the eggs.

Also showing: "Youth Art Month," works by K-12 students throughout West Virginia, and
Held over by popular demand:  "Natural Wonders," by Erin McKown


January 27th - February "Natural Wonders"

MAIN GALLERY: Welcome back to Donfeng Gao, whose photography was such a hit at the Art Center in 2015. This time, Mr. Gao will show photos taken on his recent tour of America, as well as more spectacular shots from the Asian mountains and desert regions.

BOLL GALLERY: Artist Erin McKown has won top prizes for her colored pencil, ink, and oil depictions of her native West Virginia wildlife.


November 20 - December 30, 2016

"Turn, Turn, Turn" Regional wood-working at its finest. Regional wood-working, curated by Henry Aglio.

"Your Best Shot IV" Photography by members of the Mid-Ohio Valley camera clubs PLUS .....Women of Appalachia.

This year’s exhibits and presentations will be held in five venues throughout Ohio and West Virginia. Women 15 years and older, living in any of the many Appalachian counties, are invited to submit their work for jury. Past events have highlighted the work of visual and spoken word artists, from Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

The mission of WOAP is to showcase the way in which female artists respond to the Appalachian region as a source of inspiration, bringing together women from diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences to embrace the stereotype – to show the whole woman; beyond the superficial factors that people use to judge her – represented by visual interpretation through fine art and spoken word art, “Women Speak,” an evening of poetry, story and song.

November 26

Join us this afternoon in all Galleries for Holiday Open House/Shop Small Saturday and Kid's workshops!

November 26- December 31

"Artist Inspired Trees 16" What if Picasso HAD trimmed a Christmas Tree? Bet it would be interesting to look at.  Volunteer area artists of all ages get together each year to make this one of the Art Center's best-loved annual exhibits.  Each team chooses a famous artist and re-interprets one of their works as a Christmas tree. The results can be beautiful, funny, just plain bizarre....and sometimes all of the above.  It's painless and fun art history for all ages.

January: Closed for Repairs and Preparations for New Year Exhibitions



Treasure in the Woods, by Sarah Osgood

Treasure in the Woods, by Sarah Osgood

North Sea, Virginia Killian, mixed media

North Sea, Virginia Killian, mixed media