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National Watercolor Society Touring Exhibition
May 3 to June 29, 2014

(Above, John Salminen, Winter's Alley, 24 x 36 inches, watercolor)

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.

Prefaces 2014
May 3 to May 25, 2014

Each spring, Peninsula Fine Arts Center hosts Prefaces, an annual juried exhibition of art created by high school students from across the Peninsula. The 2014 exhibition will be juried by artist Lee Gerry Wertheimer and the PFAC curator. Cash prizes will be awarded by the Tidewater Chapter of The Society, Inc. at a free reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 4.

Virginia Watercolorists
May 31 to June 29, 2014

(Above, Vera Dickerson, Irish Frolic, watercolor)

The National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition will be complemented by a display of work by four of its Virginia members. Joseph DiBella, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, explores ideas of personal identity in his work. Vera Dickerson, of Botetourt County, creates vibrant watercolor collages. Chris Krupinski, of Fairfax, studies light and shadows in her photorealistic still lifes. Nancy Stark, of Roanoke, explores the shadows and shapes created by bright sunlight.


(Right) Winslow Homer, The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty

Picturing the Civil War: Engravings by Winslow Homer and other Artists


For Loan! - Peninsula Fine Arts Center acquired thirty original wood engravings (20 single sheet and 10 double-sheet images), which include 11 of Homer’s works, as well as others by Thomas Nast, Alexander Simplot and additional artists—some unidentified—of the period. Using archival materials, we have beautifully matted, framed, and labeled each engraving, so we may lend them to anyone interested in hosting a piece of the Civil War in their classroom, business, or any other facility.  Click here for more info.

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