Environmental Impact Opens October 25

"Environmental Impact" includes 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations and sculptures by contemporary artists who have focused their work on both local and global environmental issues.

In his production of the exhibition, independent curator David Wagner sought to upend traditional depictions of beautiful, glorious nature in art; instead, “Environmental Impact” seeks to depict the ominous effects of resource development and industrial scale consumption. PFAC will celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a Community Day offering free admission, crafts and games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 25.

The exhibit is supported by Education Sponsor Ferguson, Langley Federal Credit Union, and The Rouse-Bottom Foundation.

From Oct. 13 to 24, PFAC's galleries will be closed to the public in preparation for "Environmental Impact." PFAC will still be open for scheduled classes and events.

Left: Britt Freda, When Building Cairns, Use Wishing Rocks (2013), acrylic on linen and cotton canvas.

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.