All exhibits are on view Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-5:00 ($2 non-PAC member admission.) Wednesdays are FREE! Admission to opening receptions is $10 for non-members and Free for Members.
"The River 2018": July 22 - August 25, 2018
- Opening Sunday, July 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Check out "The River," PAC's biennial juried exhibit, featuring 92 works chosen by juror Gary Pettigrew from a record 186 submissions, all by professional and semi-professional artists from WV and Ohio. This year, the top prize is $1,000 for Best in Show, with prizes in 2D, 3D and some special awards. "The River" is made possible by support from United Bank and WVU Medicine/Camden Clark Medical Center, with additional prize support from Nationwide Heirship Research and the Tellus Consulting Group.
Paintings, photographs, sculptures, collages and mixed media pieces - it's all here. Don't miss "The River," an exhibit that only rolls around every other year.
To view the list of featured artists click The River page.
6x6 Show: November 16 - December 31
- Opening for artists and PAC members only will be Friday, November 16
- Opening and sale for the general public will be Sunday, November 18, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Over 1,000 small works of art in 2D or 3D and in a variety of mediums, all on a 6" X 6" base will be on display and available for $20. In perfect time for the holidays, the sale and fundraiser will start Friday evening, November 16 for artists and PAC members only. The general sale to the public will be held on Sunday, November 18, 1:00-5:00 p.m. The 6X6's will remain on display and for sale until New Years. Come out take advantage of great art work at a great price. Great for holiday gift giving or to expand your own collection. The deadline to donate 6x6 artwork is October 26, so stop in or contact us today!
Images above: 6 x 6 artwork by Denise Harris
"Aqueous 2018": June 3 - July 7, 2018
"Aqueous 2018" the West Virginia Watercolor Society's National Juried Exhibition. Artists from seven states have brought their best work in this most exacting of mediums: watercolors. Juror Ron Thurston, signature member of the American Watercolor Society, chose the 39 best pieces to be put on display at the Art Center through July 7. Don't miss this show!
As a special treat for guests at the June 3 opening, members of the Ki No Kaze group—WV's only Bonsai Club— will be displaying samples of their delicate art form. Sunday only, the Tanner Boll Gallery will be alive with the beauty of Bonsai!
Images left to right: "Mosaic Blast" by Rita Montrosse, "Daddy" by Jeannine Swartz, "Gliding Past the Wreckage" by Michael Jacques
“Windows of Opportunity”: April 15 - May 13, 2018
"Windows of Opportunity" are works created by the Marble Tree artists, a division of SW Resources. “Marble Tree” is the artistic division of SW Resources, and is a way for SW clients to express themselves in a creative and productive manner. Each Marble Tree mosaic is meticulously hand-crafted with thousands of pieces of recycled magazines. Each piece is colorful, unique and beautiful.
Along with the mosaics, the Marble Tree artists—Linda Alexander, Forest Ash, Charlenne Dawson, Jenny Ferruso, Kristi Garrison and Colin Kelley—are displaying their takes on recycled windows removed from older homes in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The windows are hand-painted, using transparent glass inks, and are as colorful and unique as the mosaics.
Jesse Thornton Photography: February 16 - March 26
Jesse Thornton’s specialty is taking pictures in near or complete darkness. It is occasionally moody, and makes you think you are looking at a painting instead of a photograph. Born in Point Pleasant, and now a Huntington resident, Thornton describes himself as "an explorer, student of the Sciences, and a dreamer.” His concern over the current degree of light pollution in our night skies is reflected in his works.
“I’m fortunate to live in a state where nearly complete darkness can be found; where the Milky Way is still visible from horizon to horizon. West Virginia is one of the last places in the East Coast where this is possible. The starry sky has inspired humankind throughout history, to advance us culturally and scientifically. It’s given us perspective on our place in the universe and allowed us to dream bigger. I feel an obligation to document what we are losing, because so few people are aware of the light pollution issue.” --Jesse Thornton
Images by Jesse Thornton from left to right: Huntington Noire and River of Dreams