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

Sept. 3: Using construction paper, paint and pipe cleaners, we'll turn a paper plate into a ladybug!
Sept. 10: We'll transform coffee filters and construction paper into colorful snails that look pretty hung in a window!
Sept. 17: We'll cut out cardboard initials and wrap them with yarn to create a pretty room decoration.
Sept. 24: Creativity rules in this activity inspired by PFAC's tape installation by Kelsey Witt. Preschoolers will explore Witt's work, then create their own washi tape artwork.

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.