Thursday, October 23, 2014

Candython is coming!

Join us next Tuesday, Oct 28th for the annual Day of the Dead Candython sponsored by the Student Art Club!
3:30 in the Dickinson Commons area!

Art Students Doing tile project for IX Park

The PVCC Art Students have been working on this project for several weeks. The images come from local Clark Elementary K-1 students. The installation will be completed soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gallery Season Opens with Three New Shows!

Piedmont Virginia Community College opens its 2014-15 fine arts season with the Annual Faculty Exhibition and Under the Influence, two exhibits that showcase new works by art faculty members at the College. The shows run Sept. 26-Nov. 5 with a free opening reception Friday, Sept. 26, from 5-7 p.m. in the PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The opening reception celebrates the end of summer with Ice Cream for Art, featuring mounds of ice cream in a variety of flavors for all in attendance. In the North Gallery, the Annual Faculty Exhibition features works in diverse media including ceramics, painting, photography and much more by PVCC faculty members Fenella Belle, Tom Clarkson, Stacey Evans, Lou Haney, Aaron Miller, Nancy Ross, Mary Shira, Jane Skafte, Richard Weaver and Rebekah Wostrel. The South Gallery features Under the Influence with recent work by Beryl Solla, art department chair and gallery curator, including a variety of hand sewn sequined pieces,vases and small sculptures designed for use as finials on garden gates and fences. This body of wheel-thrown and hand built ceramics reflect her love of gardening and bold color. Solla’s influence for these works, “the abundance and richness of this year’s incredible spring and summer," is evident in the vibrant images and energetic shapes of the objects. Solla’s most visible works as an artist are large-scale mosaic tile installations in public spaces with major projects in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami. The student gallery, KAG features the work of student and Humanities Administrative Assistant, Sherice Page. Paige will show a series of photographs completed last semester in Stacy Evan's Digital Photography class. The work takes a playful look at some seriously fabulous footware! The KAG is located on the second floor of the Dickinson Building. For more information, contact Beryl Solla, professor of art, at 434.961.5362 or email The PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A complete list of PVCC's 2013-14 season of fine arts and performance events is available at

Film Series kicks off September 19th!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Last Movie of the Semester! Ya'll Come!

Fantastic Student Show and Seventh Annual Chocolate ChowDown!

We had over 115 pieces of student artwork on display and served 16 pounds of chocolate dipped strawberries, Gearharts chocolates, Sweet Haus cupcakes, Ben and Jerry's ice cream and double dipped eclairs smothered in almonds. See you next year!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Student Show Opens this Friday!!!

The Annual Student Show opens this Friday 5pm-7pm in the Gallery in the Dickinson Building. and YES along with the opening comes the Seventh Annual Chocolate Chowdown! Gearharts..check, SweetHaus...check, hand dipped strawberries rolled in nuts, dipped in white chocolate etc etc...check...Ya'll come!!! Also as an extra dose of awesomeness, Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell will have her "While You Wait" piece. Join us!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Next Movie is on the horizon!

The Student Art Show is Coming!! Enter it!

The Student Art Show is Coming!!! The annual student art show is coming. The show opens Friday, April 18th and ends Wednesday, September 3rd. Who is eligible: Any student who has taken a studio art course at PVCC this semester or last semester. Students may submit up to two pieces. The work must have been completed in a PVCC studio class and been through the critique process. All 2-D work (other than computer graphics) must be matted, framed and ready to hang. If you need help with this- talk to your professor. Paintings must be dry and wired to hang. Important dates: All work must be received by Monday, April 7th by 12:00 noon. Earlier is ok, later… not so much. The work must have a tag (see below) firmly attached to the artwork. Please fill out the insurance value even if it is not for sale. You may leave the work in the hallway outside the art faculty offices. Remember to submit your BEST work! Purchase Prize: A piece will be selected by the art faculty to win a 200.00 purchase prize. Work must be picked up after the show on September 3rd (weds). Any work not picked up by September 5th , will become the property of PVCC. Please print clearly- attach TWO copies to your work and keep one as a record. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Student name____________________ Title of art __________________ Insurance/sale value__________ for sale? Yes___no___ Medium_________________ Which class did you make this in?______ Student name____________________ Title of art __________________ Insurance/sale value__________ for sale? Yes___no___ Medium_________________ which class did you make this in?______ Your copy: Student name____________________ Title of art __________________ Insurance/sale value__________ for sale? Yes___no___ Medium_________________ which class did you make this in?______

Chica Tenney Scholarship!

Today, March 14th, 2014 is the last day to apply for this scholarship. All the studios have forms. Apply now!

Come see this important film, sponsored by the Art Club!