NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists Now Open

NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists provides a platform for 10 artists coming into their own, all with ties to the Commonwealth. The group exhibition will explore new ideas in both traditional and nontraditional mediums, including site-specific installations by Hampton Boyer, Kelsey Witt and Stacia Yeapanis.

The artists provide a peek into what's next in art as PFAC shines a spotlight on their new endeavors. The exhibition will feature works by Hampton Boyer, Pat Jarrett, Harris Johnson (shown at left), Lee Piechocki, Tim Skirven, Jason Stick, John Sebastian Vitale, Kelsey Witt, Matt Yaeger and Stacia Yeapanis.

The exhibit is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Newport News Commission for the Arts.

 


Fall Class Schedule Now Posted!

The Studio Art School's Fall Session has something for all artists, beginners or newbies, young or old. We're excited to offer new classes in glass in partnership with Cristallo Artisans in Newport News, along with our affordable Super Saturday sessions: one-day workshops, all less than $60. Take the plunge and indulge in your creativity this fall by taking a class in drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, soft sculpture and beyond. Classes are a great way to tap into your talents, broaden your horizons, make new friends, and support PFAC — Art Is What You Make It!

Member registration begins August 12 and public registration begins August 19.

 


Join Us for Preschool Art Classes

Aug. 6: Wine corks become seaworthy boats when we use washi tape to decorate them and create beautiful sails.
Aug. 13: We're going to try a new tool for painting when we go outside and paint abstractly using squirt bottles!
Aug. 20: Using foam sheets to cut out houses, we'll create a stamp skyline.
Aug. 27: Sheets of tissue paper transform into lovely butterflies in this activity.
 

PFAC now offers guided art lessons for very beginning artists from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at no additional cost with the price of admission and free for members. Registration for each Wednesday's classes is required by the preceding Friday and walk-ins cannot be accommodated if the class is at capacity. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Free Admission for Military from Memorial to Labor Day

PFAC is proud to again be participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums. Beginning May 27, active duty military personnel (including the National Guard and Reserve) and their families will receive free admission to PFAC.

Find out if your family qualifies for the Blue Star Museums program here

 


PFAC Voted One of Peninsula's Best Museums

Thank you to our patrons and fans for again naming PFAC one of the best museums in the area! Coastal Virginia Magazine's July issue features the Best of the 757, with PFAC taking the Bronze level among all Peninsula museums. Find more information about the Best Of winners here.