- changing exhibitions
- thought-provoking educational programs
- a year-round studio art school
- an interactive gallery for children
- art happenings and family friendly activities
Since 1925, the National Watercolor Society has selected paintings from its members to tour the United States, often giving exposure to artists who went on to become masters of the medium, such as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. The highly selective juried exhibition features 30 paintings, from more than 1,000 entries.
Visitors are invited to discover the new generation of master watercolorists in the Traveling Exhibition, which features artworks varying in subject matter and technique, but all pushing the boundaries of watercolor.
PFAC is also proud to celebrate the talented young artists of the Peninsula in its annual juried high school art exhibition, Prefaces. Students receive cash prizes presented by The Tidewater Chapter of The Society, Inc. The exhibits are supported by the Rona M. and Erwin B. Drucker Memorial Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Newport News Commission for the Arts.
PFAC's galleries will be closed to the public until May 3. Studio Art School classes are not affected by the closure, but Open Clay Studio will be closed April 27 during the exhibition change.
The Studio Art School's Spring 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. Want to dig deeper, but can't commit to 10 weeks? We now offer mini-sessions, classes less than five weeks long and all under $200. 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!
April 16: Celebrating spring with pretty egg-shaped collages.
April 23: Lots of dots take the shape of sheep when we make a fingerprint flock!
April 30: We're building birds' nests for baby birds made of pom poms.
Win a Trip to Paris for $100!
Here's your chance to travel to Paris in style without breaking the bank! The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is raffling off an all-inclusive 7-day/6-night trip to Paris, where the winner will stay in the Millenium Hotel Paris Opera and enjoy a daily complimentary breakfast. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 150 will be sold, so the odds are in your favor. The prize drawing will take place at our 5th Annual BBQ & Art Auction on June 21 and the winner must be present to collect the prize. Purchase tickets at the Front Desk or by calling (757) 596-8175.
Wanted: The Best High School Artists on the Peninsula!
Each spring, Peninsula Fine Arts Center hosts Prefaces, an annual juried exhibition of art created by high school students. The 2014 exhibition will be juried by artist Lee Gerry Wertheimer and the PFAC curator. Find the prospectus with details on how to enter here.