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.

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, April 27 in preparation for ARTini.  


Renewal Outdoor / Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

April 20 – August 24, 2024

Utilizing the grounds of The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, this curated outdoor sculpture exhibition highlights artists from Virginia and North Carolina. Entitled Renewal, the exhibition revitalizes the open space around the Arts Center to create wonder, surprise, and discovery as visitors stroll the grounds. Invited artists will also display smaller works within the galleries.


Renewal Artist Reception: April 20, 2024

Hampton Roads Pride Exhibition

April 20 – June 15, 2024

Celebrating and showcasing artwork created by LGBTQ+ artists, this exhibition addresses issues related to the LGBTQ+ community, such as identity, representation, discrimination, and liberation. The exhibition will feature a wide range of mediums, such as painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media work.

Urban Landscapes: Photographs of Cuba by Dave Chance

April 20 – June 15, 2024

Dave Chance's photography often focuses on ruins, weathering, patinas, and the authenticity of the old persevering into the new. Dave states that Cuba is a rich tapestry of all of these things that he is normally drawn to photograph, but in Cuba, he found the people and the vibrant street life to
be a force impossible to ignore. He states that the built environment, with a worn richness that can only be achieved through time, becomes the perfect background to capture the scenes of the vibrant and proud Cuban people.