Holiday Schedule at PFAC

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25 and New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2015.

Environmental Impact On View Through Jan. 4

"Environmental Impact" includes 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations and sculptures by contemporary artists who have focused their work on both local and global environmental issues.

In his production of the exhibition, independent curator David Wagner sought to upend traditional depictions of beautiful, glorious nature in art; instead, “Environmental Impact” seeks to depict the ominous effects of resource development and industrial scale consumption.

Read more about the exhibit in this excellent and thoughtful review by Betsy DiJulio of Veer Magazine, in which she said, "Visitors will find exquisitely crafted and often ambitiously scaled paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media pieces in a range of styles.  The broad sweep of Wagner’s curatorial approach means that everyone is sure to come away having been moved by something."

The exhibit is supported by Education Sponsor Ferguson, Langley Federal Credit Union, and The Rouse-Bottom Foundation.

Left: Britt Freda, When Building Cairns, Use Wishing Rocks (2013), acrylic on linen and cotton canvas.

Winter Classes Begin January 6th

The Studio Art School's Winter 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 $50. 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!

Winter class registration begins December 9 for members and December 16 for the public.


Join Us for Preschool Art Classes

Dec. 3: We'll make our own versions of this traditional Japanese decorative streamer using tissue paper, toilet paper rolls and yarn.
Dec. 10: Our little artists will create a frame using popsicle sticks, then decorate the frame to look like a reindeer.
Dec. 17: Preschoolers can hang their own wreath at home, created with paper plates, pom poms and yarn.
Dec. 24: No Art Start in observance of Christmas Eve.
Dec. 31: No Art Start in observance of New Year's Eve.

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

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.