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NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists
July 12 to October 12, 2014

(Above, tape installation by Kelsey Witt)

NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists provides a platform for 10 artists coming into their own, all with ties to the Commonwealth. The group exhibition explores 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, Lee Piechocki, Tim Skirven, Jason Stick, John Sebastian Vitale, Kelsey Witt, Matt Yaeger and Stacia Yeapanis.

Meet the Artists

Learn more about each of our 10 artists through our interviews and biographies. See video of the artists creating their custom installations.

Hampton Boyer

Pat Jarrett

Harris Johnson

Lee Piechocki

Tim Skirven

Jason Stick

John Vitale

Kelsey Witt

Matt Yaeger

Stacia Yeapanis



(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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