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, November 8, 2010

Reception for the 10th Annual National Miniature Exhibition

It was crowed—too crowded for a head count. People were standing at the door before 1:00 pm waiting to get in. these were serious art lovers!

Judy Taylor puts the finishing touches on the table

 The reception wasn’t supposed to start until 2:00 pm, giving us in theory an hour to get the coffee made, cake cut and in general make sure all our ducks were neatly in a row.

Good thing so much had been done ahead of time!
Gary Taylor and Bruce Bowersock go other infomation before reception.

Yes—most of our regulars were there, but we also had a good number of visitors who had never been to The Renaissance Art Gallery before. That is always satisfying to introduce our art to people who have had little exposure before.

Gary Greets the First guest.

We had one dignified older gentleman come in who has been doing miniature sculptures on his own for years, but has never been exposed to any other artists who also did miniatures, or to any kind of gallery and organized show before. He had read the preview in the paper and the invitation there and came into see others who work in miniature. It was a very rewarding experience for him, connecting with other local artists for the first time.

Six people attending the reception won a free art class. These will over the next few weeks will enjoy a very personal introduction to art.

Voting for the people’s choice award was strong but will continue through the end of November to allow those who did not get a chance to cast their votes to do so. It really was that crowded!


  1. We were so proud to see visitors standing 3 deep just to look at the "little, tiny paintings" as we overheard one visitor say. Intriguing and fulfilling to see a job well done by the members of this wonderful co-op art gallery.

  2. It was a most satifiying feeling to see all those people really enjoying it.

    I personally think this is the most fun event we have all year!

    And tonight, we had 7 people from WV Dept of Culture come in. They were not able to attend the reception, but made sure to stop. Why?

    all the press show press!