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.
July 20 – September 25, 2021
While much of the most 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 and around the Commonwealth are invited to submit miniature and small artworks. Artworks in all media are represented, and the exhibition presents a wide range of styles, techniques, content, imagery and intent. Small two-dimensional works are required to be no larger than 80 square inches and small three-dimensional works are required to be no larger than 10 inches on any side.
Reception: July 24, 2021 at 3pm (Virtual)
Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition
October 19 – December 18, 2021
This much anticipated, annual juried exhibition showcases the talents of many of Virginia’s finest
artists and craftsmen. This exhibition features a $1,500 Best in Show prize; the David J. Levinson
Photography Award for $1,000; the David and Sandra Hillerson Memorial Award for $500; as well as
awards for First, Second, and Third Places and several awards of distinction in a variety of media.
Artworks from all styles, genres, and media will be selected.
Reception: October 23, 2021 at 3pm (In Person and Virtual)
Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition
January 18 – March 19, 2022
The annual Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition presents the artwork of The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center’s artist member organization. Last year’s open exhibition included 223 artists exhibiting one artwork apiece. The diverse exhibition showcases the talented and unique artists who reside and work in Hampton Roads, and support and advocate for The Charles H. Taylor and Hampton Arts. Emerging and established artists, all whom work in a variety of media, are represented. Presented annually are the James Warwick Jones Best in Show Award ($750), the Beverly Levinson Award for Craft or Folk Arts ($500), and First ($500), Second ($250) and Third Place ($100) Awards.
Reception: January 22, 2022 at 3pm (In Person and Virtual)
April 12 – June 11, 2022
This exhibition will be determined at a later date. Please check back for the latest information.
Reception: April 16, 2022 at 3pm (In Person and Virtual)