NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists Closes Oct. 12

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 features 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

Oct. 1: Fingerprints dipped in white paint create dandelions when pressed onto construction paper.
Oct. 8: We'll create a cow puppet by painting a foam cup and adding pipe cleaner ears!
Oct. 15: Young masters can choose from assorted face features to create their own Picasso-inspired portraits.
Oct. 22: We'll explore the new exhibit, "Environmental Impact," and then create marbled Earth prints using shaving cream and paint.
Oct. 29: Wear a costume and come early for our 10 a.m. Trick or Treat Parade through the garden, then join us inside to create either a masking tape mummy or a q-tip skeleton.

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.