Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Prospectus: 2014 Miniature Exhibition

The Renaissance Art Gallery, a non-profit artist cooperative in Huntington, West Virginia, is pleased to announce plans for its 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, November 1-December 7, 2014. Questions have been asked about this show. Here are some of the answers. You can download the complete prospectus at: The Renaissance Art Gallery Website

Number Of Works: Each submission will consist of 1 to 3 works. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch of three will require an additional entry fee.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all adult residents of North America only and are 18 years or older.
Work: Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be accepted, provided they have not been exhibited at any previous Renaissance Art Gallery show.
Photography or reproductions are not accepted. Artwork must be the original and cannot be copied from work copyrighted by another artist. No derivative works can be submitted!
Size: Two-dimensional work image area no larger then 25 sq. inches (156 sq cm.) or 5x5” (12.7 x 12.7 cm) any shape will be acceptable as long as it does not exceed 25 sq inches. All work is to be measured in inches. Outside dimensions of frames are not to be larger then 56 sq inches (360 sq. cm) or 7”x8”. Three-dimensional work is limited to 8 inches (20cm) in any direction, including the base or pedestal. All three-dimensional work must stand on its own or have provided support.
Framing: All work must be ready for display, using proper framing. Wood or metal frames only (no plastic). Proper framing (with wires and screw eyes) is required. Exception: one-piece molded fine-art miniature frames with metal hinging ring are acceptable. No saw-toothed hangers. Matted works should be covered with glass or Plexi-glass. Backs of framed works should be neatly covered, and any easel backs must be removed. Stretched canvas need not be covered.
Deadlines and Dates: Artwork(s), entry forms and fee must be included with each entry. Hand-delivered work will be received by the gallery October 17, 18, and 19, 2014 during normal gallery hours, 12:00-4:00 pm. Fri & Sat and 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday. Shipped work should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014. Return shipping must accompany artwork.
Opening reception will be Sunday November 2, 2014. 2-4 pm At the Renaissance Art Gallery. Exhibition will run through December 7, 2014. Pick up for work will be December 12, 13 & 14, during gallery hours 12-4:00 pm Fri & Sat. and 1-4 pm Sunday. All shipped work will be returned during this week.
I hope this helps.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Portrait Class

Wednesday Drawing Classes are starting oil painting portraits. Yes, painting in oils. First up is to select a large, 8x10 photo to use as a reference. Then make several black & White copies. Cheap, copier copies that can be drawn on.


This Wednesday we will be doing our basic layouts. Putting down our basic shapes and studying our compositions.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Drawing Simple Objects

This week in drawing class we concentrated on simple contour or outline drawings.

Drawing a simple plastic fork.
Everyone in class drew a white plastic fork.

Or tried to.

If you think this is easy try it.

Place the fork next to you on your drawing pad and draw it as accurately as possible. This includes all the shades of "white" on this white fork.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Taking in Art Classes

We have many talented teachers at the Renaissance Art Gallery, and they love sharing with others.

Last week in Drawing

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Workshop: Perspective and Depth in Painting

July 12th - 1:00 to 3:30

Renaissance Gallery

Any drawing or painting is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional scene, whether it be a portrait, landscape or still life. The subject may stretch across a table, a room, the yard or to the horizon, but is reproduced on the single plane of paper or canvas. Adding depth to the reproduction increases the representation of reality. The work becomes more alive, more lifelike and gives more sense of being there.

Workshop will focus on the use of Linear Perspective in the creating art or illustrations of three dimensional subjects in a two dimensional drawing or painting – how to draw things so that appear to be solid objects and not flat objects and how to relate them to each other.

The workshop will cover:

·         Principles of Linear Perspective – horizon lines and vanishing points. One, two and three point perspective. Indoors and Outdoors.

·         Application to common shapes often found in drawings and paintings.

·         Advanced uses – measuring in perspective

·         Other depth enhancement techniques – Aerial perspective, value, layering and others.

We will have examples and exercises to recognize the requirements of perspective and show how to apply it.

Materials will be provided. Cost: $25 space is limited to pre-registration is recommended.

Workshop will be taught by local artist, Ron Haeberle.

Ron is an award winning fine artist known for his exquisite and detailed renderings of down town Huntington. Ron Haeberle began painting as a retirement pastime in 2003, studying watercolor at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington West Virginia. His work includes landscapes, seascapes, portraits and architectural studies. The landscapes are largely drawn from the natural beauty of his native West Virginia farms, forests and streams, and from the coastal low country area of South Carolina, a favorite family vacation spot.

He is a juried member of the Tri-State Arts Association in Huntington WV, The Renaissance Gallery Huntington WV, and the Fine Art Gallery – Tamarack in Beckley, WV. He has participated in a number of art exhibitions and shows including the bi-annual TSSA juried exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art and the juried “Best of West Virginia” exhibit at Tamarack. His work has received a number of awards and he has completed a several pieces of commissioned work.

For more information contact Ron Haeberle at 1-304-633-3732 or e-mail the Renaissance Art Gallery at gallerywv@yahoo.com.


The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20
Huntington, WV 25701
Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187



Gallery hours are:

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm and Saturday 10-Noon


Monday, May 26, 2014

Renaissance Gallery Summer Hours

Summer Hours 2014


With the summer heat, the Renaissance Art Gallery will be closed on Sundays during June, July and August to allow our artists to participate in Summer Art Festivals.


The gallery will be open Friday and Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm. Classes will be held as usual.


Summer registration for all class is now being taken.


Monday Morning Painting 10:00 am until noon. This class will cover all painting mediums.  Call Fern Christian for information: 304-453-3187 Adults only.


Wednesday Drawing and Fine arts. Classes start at 1:00 pm and run until 7:30 pm. Open Studio. Adults 1:00-3:00 pm Junior High/High School 3:00-5:00 pm Evening Adults 5:30-7:30. Beginners welcome. Students work at their own pace and will cover many drawing mediums. Call Sue Tschantz for information 304-552-2006. E-mail gallerywv@yahoo.com


Friday beginning watercolor. Class are for adults and high school student with either no experience or artist who wish to renew and refresh their skills. Call Pati Payne at 740-533-1516 or email at pati.payne@yahoo.com 
Saturday Morning from 10:00 am until noon will be a painting class with Fern Christian 304-453-3187 Adults only.


The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701


Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187







Gallery hours are:

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10-Noon


Monday, May 5, 2014

Leona Mackey at the David L. Dickerson Fine Arts Gallery

"I'm honored Tamarack chose my work for this month." ~ Leona Mackey

 You can see Leona's work at: Tamarack Gallery

Leona has six pieces on display in our current exhibition Natural Wonder: Art Inspired by the World Around Us. Which will be on display through June 6, 2014 in the David L. Dickerson Fine Arts Gallery, at Tamarack in Beckley, WV.

Leona Mackey, a long time art instructor at Huntington High School transitioned from ceramics and painting to dichroic and reactive glass in sterling jewelry pieces. Now she is concentrating on unique fine art works featuring fired glass in stainless steel mounts, either as wall hangings or free standing pieces. She received the first place award in the 2009 West Virginia Emerging Artist Exhibit.


Recently, she has been exploring reactive glass which has opened another world of creating with color. Using this glass, she is more aware of composition as well as color. Her work is ever changing, so there is never two of a kind. The dichroic glass can be combined with the reactive glass, adding a whole new dimension to her work.


After years of teaching high school and university students to discover their creativity within, I now have the time to further develop my own creative spirit.