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.

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 also have smaller works within the galleries.


35th Annual Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition 

July 6 - August 24, 2024

Reception - July 13 from 3pm-5pm

The Virginia Glass Guild presents this juried exhibition featuring the many forms of glass created by members of the guild of artists working across the state of Virginia. The exhibition offers a wide range of creative glass processes, including blown, carved, cast, painted, flame-worked, fused, led, neon, sandblasted, and stained glass. The Virginia Glass Guild was established in 1986 to promote quality glass art in the region and to provide a forum for glass arts. This year’s Juried Exhibition will be juried by Dr. Carolyn Swan Needle, the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum.