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 21 - September 16

Regional Artists Show "Goes Wild!" an artist interpretation. Check back for upcoming prospectus!

June 2 - July 7

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."

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



Erin McKown's colored pencil on paper, Woodland Shadow

Erin McKown's colored pencil on paper, Woodland Shadow

works from top to bottom: Michael Wade, Fred Esker and J.D. Morrison

works from top to bottom: Michael Wade, Fred Esker and J.D. Morrison