Gallery Exhibitions

One of the leading tenets of the mission at The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center is to offer our community an exciting and diverse schedule of visual art exhibitions. Since its inception, the Visual Arts Center has been focused on the creations of artists living and working in Coastal Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. In doing so, we promote contemporary art makers and provide an opportunity for our visitors to interact with the art and artists of our own time. One artistic emphasis is on group exhibitions which offer a broad range of artists, media, styles, content and perspectives on our world.

The Visual Arts Center presents a series of exhibitions each season including a number of established exhibitions coupled with newly curated topical exhibitions. The Hampton Arts League Members Exhibition affords each of its members the opportunity to exhibit their artwork. The Artists Who Teach Exhibition displays the artwork by artists who also teach art in Coastal Virginia. The Virginia Artists Exhibition, a competition with over $7,000 in cash awards, features artwork in all media by some of the best artists and craftsmen from across Virginia. Additional exhibitions may include invitational exhibitions focusing on diverse themes, media and content which are curated by The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center.

Virginia Artists

September 17 - November 12, 2022

This much anticipated annual juried exhibition showcases many of Virginia’s finest artists and artisans. This year’s exhibition features cash prizes awarded to Best in Show, First, Second, and Third Places, and several awards of distinction in a variety of media. Artists from all across the Commonwealth, who work in all styles, genres, and media, are invited to submit artworks for consideration.

Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 24, 2022 | 3-5pm
Cocktails at the Charles: September 30 | 5:30pm

 

Jonathan Ashe Solo Exhibition – God Haunting

Last year’s Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition “Best in Show” winner Jonathan Ashe will present his solo exhibition--a group of mixed media works that seek to explore the origins of creative and spiritual energy. 

 

Small Works

December 3, 2022 - January 14, 2023

While many famous works of art catch our attention due to their grandiosity, the Small Works Exhibition is here to paint a different picture – a miniature one! Artists from around the region are invited to submit miniature and small artworks in any media. Artworks in all media are represented, and the exhibition presents a wide range of styles, techniques, content, imagery and intent. Wonderful things do come in small packages – and they make amazing holiday gifts!

Reception and Awards Ceremony: December 3, 2022 | 3-5pm

 

2nd Annual Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar

Saturday Dec. 10, 2020 from 11am - 5pm
Sunday Dec. 11, 2020 from 11am - 3pm

The Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition presents the artwork of The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center’s member organization showcasing both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media. This diverse exhibition represents the talented and unique artists who reside and work in Hampton Roads.

 

2023 Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition

February 4 – April 1, 2023

The Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition presents the artwork of The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center’s member organization showcasing both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media. This diverse exhibition represents the talented and unique artists who reside and work in Hampton Roads.

Reception and Awards Ceremony: February 11, 2023 | 3-5pm

 

From the Sea to the Stars

April 22 – June 17, 2023

Hampton, the coastal town formed on July 9, 1610, has a multi-generational legacy of history and culture. Whether celebrated in the Air with the first aeronautical laboratory in the country, or the Sea with our continuously operating working shoreline, the Visual Arts Center is excited to explore that longstanding reputation in this curated exhibition From the Sea to the Stars. With the title taken from the city’s motto, this exhibition will showcase how our regions talented artists interpret From the Sea to the Stars in the significance of their artwork. A variety of mediums will explore motifs from the representational to the abstract. This exhibition celebrates how the simplicity of a city moto can reach across geographical and artistic boundaries to touch on the economic, creative, and place-making impact Hampton offers to all Coastal Virginia.

Reception: April 29, 2023 | 3-5pm