Gallery Exhibitions

One of the leading tenets of the mission at The Charles 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 Taylor Visual Arts Center.

May 4 - June 15, 2019 

That’s Funny: Art with a Sense of Humor

That's Funny Carol Bartram -  Martin Van Buren and Lucy.jpgArt doesn’t always have to be serious. It can also be funny, droll, comical, playful, silly, whimsical, farcical, witty, satirical or humorous. This group exhibition will present about 120 artworks in all media by the Gallery Manager’s invited artists whose works display a sense of humor. The Curator may also consider artworks from other interested artists. Works will include a wide range of media in both two, three or four dimensions including traditional art forms as well as cartoons, comic strips or books and videos.

Some of the artists invited to participate include: Anne Bousquet, Kacey Sydnor Carneal, Fred Freeman, Karen Freidt, Lesley Hildreth, Larry Hollowell, David Johnson, Wade Mickley, Walt Taylor, John Tobin, Fran Ward and Hal Weaver.

Upcoming Exhibitions


The Meaning of Life