- changing exhibitions
- thought-provoking educational programs
- a year-round studio art school
- an interactive gallery for children
- art happenings and family friendly activities
"Masterworks of American Impressionism"
"Masterworks of American Impressionism” features more than 50 pieces by well-known American Impressionists, including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam. The works represent the golden age of the movement, from the 1880s to the 1940s, demonstrating an interest in capturing the effects of light in loosely brushed compositions.
"Portraits from The Boston School" features portraits created by artists living and working in an early 20th-century artists' colony in New England; it is on loan from local collector Malcolm Anglin. Learn more here.
"Masterworks of American Impressionism" is presented with support from TowneBank, education sponsor Ferguson Enterprises, media sponsor Daily Press, the Noland Memorial Foundation and the Rouse-Bottom Foundation.
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!
March 5: Use pencil erasers to paint "dot paintings" like the Impressionists.
March 12: Create a St. Patrick's Day mobile with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
March 19: Roll marbles dipped in paint around boxes to create abstract paintings.
March 26: Make and decorate a rainstick.
April 2: Make prints using lemons!
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.