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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Art in the Park

Last weekend the weather was perfect for Art in the Park, 2012. Hot, but the trees offered good shade, and a constant, but light breeze made it perfect for walking around. The nice weather meant lots of people browsing and then buying art.

Ron Haeberle and Friend

Artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery had both a relaxing and successful weekend. Pati Payne got lots of complements on both her hand painted bookmarks and the cards she paints at the Renaissance Art Gallery. Laura Moul also had a great time interacting with fellow artist and the public.
Pati Payne works on a Watercolor
at Art in the Park
Gary Lapelle and his pet Portraits
Artists were out with such a wide range of artwork, just about anything you could have wanted was available. Watercolors, oils, photographs, carvings and more. Along with the different mediums were different uses of those mediums. Yes, there were painting, but also cards and other items.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Art in the Park and Charcoal

Still Life on Gray
Tinted Charcoal
S. Tschantz

Busy week ahead for the artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery. Many of us will be at Art In the Park, and annual art festival held in Ritter Park, Huntington, WV. It promises to be an ideal weekend, warm and sunny.

The event will start at 10:00 am on Saturday May 19, 2012 and run until 5:00 pm.

The Renaissance Art Gallery will be open that afternoon. Susan Tschantz will be there, working in charcoal.

Everyone is invited to stop by after visiting Art-In-The-Park and cool off!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Card Making This Saturday

Friday pet portraitist Gary Lapelle will be in The Renaissance Art Gallery from 12-4 pm.

Come in and make a card with Pati Payne. Saturday Pati Payne will host a free card-making workshop.

Sunday will be a general artist day, when The Renaissance Art Gallery arts will all be in the gallery from 1-4 pm.

Monday, May 7, 2012

12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition

The prospectus is up and on the Website:


Go to the 12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition page and download the prospectus. This year we have it posted as a word document and a pdf.

Then make sure you enter!

Hopefully everyone can download it, but if you have any trouble, e-mail us at gallerywv@yahoo.com and we can send you a copy.

Please feel free to share this with your friends!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photography, Charcoal and Figures

This Weekend at the Renaissance Art Gallery: May 4, 5 and 6, 2012

With spring finally arriving, a host of activities are planned for the Renaissance Gallery this weekend.

First up this Friday is Artist/photographer Laura Moul.

Laura loves to share her love of photography and knowledge of digital photography with others. With all the changes in photography in recent years, it can all be a bit overwhelming! The technology has exploded! Where once you loaded film into a camera and then had to have it developed, now you can take pictures with your phone.

All these changes can be overwhelming! If you are switching from film to digital, how do you get the best out of it, or even get anything! Photographer Laura Moul can answer your questions and help you with your point and shoot or DSLR cameras. Whether it is setting up a shot, dealing with light issues or getting the picture out of the camera and into print, Laura is your girl for all the answers.

Laura will be having a free digital workshop at The Renaissance Art Gallery this Friday, May 4, 2012 at The Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 8th Street, Suite 20, Huntington, WV from 12-4 pm. Bring in your camera or simply come in and see her outstanding landscape photos our area.

Saturday Renaissance Artist, Susan Tschantz will be working in Charcoal. Ancient Medium—Modern Take.

Charcoal may be mankind’s first art medium. It has been used to cover cave walls and outline great sculptures. It still plays a large role in art today. Charcoal is one of the most expressive drawing mediums. Explore charcoal in its many forms and see what modern innovations there are in this medium.Susan teaches our Wednesday adult and junior art classes and will be working with charcoal Saturday May 5 at The Renaissance Art Gallery. 12-4 pm.

Sunday, Renaissance Art Gallery and figure artist Linda Helgason will be in The Renaissance Art Gallery from 1-4 pm. She is an outstanding expressive artist and photographer. Linda loves to talk about local art and artists.

“I want to paint you!
Your face, yes, but don’t deny me
The jugular notch.

Twist you neck ‘til cords stand out.
Lift one shoulder almost to your chin.
What if your robe falls away?
We are all gods and goddesses here.”

-Linda Helgason

Come in and talk to Linda about your own tastes in art and view all the artwork from local artist at The Renaissance Art Gallery. The Renaissance Art Gallery focuses on original art from the tri-state area.