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Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition


You are invited to attend the opening reception for the
 
14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition
 

Sunday November 2, 2014 from 2-4 pm at
 

The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701

 

 

 

The 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition features the work of 57 different artists in a variety of  media. The 14th Miniature Exhibition runs through December 14, 2014.

 

Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187

gallerywv@yahoo.com

www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance

 

http://twitter.com/wvgallery

http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com/

 

Gallery hours are:

 

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10-Noon

 

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming Miniature Exhibition





The 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition is fast approaching. Miniature are arriving by post, and this weekend the members of the Renaissance Art Gallery will be receiving miniatures by walk-in.

 

The Renaissance Art Gallery will be open on Friday and Saturday October 17th and 18th from noon until 4 pm and Sunday October 19th from 1-4 pm to receive miniature artwork.
3 Red Pears
2013 Miniature
Tschantz

 

After all the work is assembled it will be hung on our walls. Our Juror, Edward E. Pauley director of Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio will have the daunting task of selecting this year’s award winners. Local award winners in this year’s 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition will be eligible to an additional award, entry in the Renaissance Art Gallery’s  spring members show.

 

Each year the artwork entered for this show is amazing. Oil paintings, drawings, etchings. Unbelievably small and unbelievably beauitful.

 

 

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Local Awards For 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition




 

Local award winners in this year’s 14th Annual National Miniature exhibition hosted by the Renaissance Art Gallery will be eligible for an additional award, entry in the Renaissance Art Gallery’s  spring members show. Local award winner will be invited to participate in an additional Fine art show by entering two works of their choosing.
 
 Our Juror, Edward E. Pauley, Director of Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio will choose 3 pieces of miniature work from our local entrants. These awards will be announced at the opening reception of the miniature show, November 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Art Gallery.

 

Artist’s interested in entering the Miniature exhibition can pick up a prospectus at the gallery during Studio or Open hours or from the gallery’s website: www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance/ or talk to any of the artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery.

 

The 14th annual National Miniature Exhibition will run from November 2, 2014 until December 14, 2014. Opening reception is November 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Art Gallery, from 2-4 pm. Reception is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701

 

Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187

gallerywv@yahoo.com

www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance

 

http://twitter.com/wvgallery

http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com/

 

Gallery hours are:

 

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm,

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Every Other Saturday 10-Noon

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Miniature Exhibition Entry Dates Approaching


The dates for bringing in your miniature artworks is fast approaching. The Renaissance Art Gallery will be open and ready to receive on Friday October 17,  and Saturday October 18 from 12-4 pm and Sunday October 19, 2014 from 1-4 pm. Forms from the prospectus and fee should be included with each entry. Prospectus can be download from the Renaissance Art Gallery website: http://www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance/ or requested by e-mail from gallerywv@yahoo.com

 

Opening reception will be Sunday November 2, 2014. 2-4 pm At the Renaissance Art Gallery. All awards will be given out at that time. Exhibition will run through December 7, 2014. All work will be for sale.

 

If you have any questions, please contact any artist of the Renaissance Art Gallery.

 

The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701

 

Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187

gallerywv@yahoo.com


 
 

Gallery hours for October are:

 

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Sunday

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and every other Saturday 10-Noon

Monday, September 8, 2014

Portrait Class at the Renaissance Art Gallery


 

 

Wednesday afternoon art classes are working on portraits. Now the class has done this before in other media, but this month they are switching from dry media to oils. A big leap!

 

Scary as it is, everyone is learning a lot! And having a lot more success than they expected.

 

Afternoon students are working on characters for their graphic novels. Character design is progressing, now to create the world that they live in.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Prospectus: 2014 Miniature Exhibition


The Renaissance Art Gallery, a non-profit artist cooperative in Huntington, West Virginia, is pleased to announce plans for its 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, November 1-December 7, 2014. Questions have been asked about this show. Here are some of the answers. You can download the complete prospectus at: The Renaissance Art Gallery Website
 

Number Of Works: Each submission will consist of 1 to 3 works. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch of three will require an additional entry fee.
 
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all adult residents of North America only and are 18 years or older.
 
Work: Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be accepted, provided they have not been exhibited at any previous Renaissance Art Gallery show.
 
Photography or reproductions are not accepted. Artwork must be the original and cannot be copied from work copyrighted by another artist. No derivative works can be submitted!
 
Size: Two-dimensional work image area no larger then 25 sq. inches (156 sq cm.) or 5x5” (12.7 x 12.7 cm) any shape will be acceptable as long as it does not exceed 25 sq inches. All work is to be measured in inches. Outside dimensions of frames are not to be larger then 56 sq inches (360 sq. cm) or 7”x8”. Three-dimensional work is limited to 8 inches (20cm) in any direction, including the base or pedestal. All three-dimensional work must stand on its own or have provided support.
 
Framing: All work must be ready for display, using proper framing. Wood or metal frames only (no plastic). Proper framing (with wires and screw eyes) is required. Exception: one-piece molded fine-art miniature frames with metal hinging ring are acceptable. No saw-toothed hangers. Matted works should be covered with glass or Plexi-glass. Backs of framed works should be neatly covered, and any easel backs must be removed. Stretched canvas need not be covered.
 
Deadlines and Dates: Artwork(s), entry forms and fee must be included with each entry. Hand-delivered work will be received by the gallery October 17, 18, and 19, 2014 during normal gallery hours, 12:00-4:00 pm. Fri & Sat and 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday. Shipped work should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014. Return shipping must accompany artwork.
 
Opening reception will be Sunday November 2, 2014. 2-4 pm At the Renaissance Art Gallery. Exhibition will run through December 7, 2014. Pick up for work will be December 12, 13 & 14, during gallery hours 12-4:00 pm Fri & Sat. and 1-4 pm Sunday. All shipped work will be returned during this week.
 
I hope this helps.
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Portrait Class


Wednesday Drawing Classes are starting oil painting portraits. Yes, painting in oils. First up is to select a large, 8x10 photo to use as a reference. Then make several black & White copies. Cheap, copier copies that can be drawn on.

 

This Wednesday we will be doing our basic layouts. Putting down our basic shapes and studying our compositions.