- 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!
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.