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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Passion in Art

Often we talk about technique, about different mediums and new tools. About how we make art, but what is at the core is why we make art.

Michael Newberry, artist has published his views on why he creates.

In the coming year, perhaps we should focus not on media or subject but on why.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Local Photographer Earns Craftsman Degree

Laura stands before her
display of winter photography
At the Renaissance Art Gallery
Laura Moul of Creative Photography, Design, & Consulting LLC (Milton WV) and Renaissance Art Gallery member has earned the Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America. The degree was presented to Mrs. Moul by PPA President Don Dickson, M.Photog. Hon.M.Photog., CPP at the association's annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 15-17, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Moul has met the standards of excellence set by PPA and was awarded this degree in recognition of her contributions to the profession of photography through continuing education and the sharing of knowledge with fellow photographers to promote excellence in imagery and business practices.

Craftman's Badge

Professional Photographers of America http://www.ppa.com/ is a worldwide association, exists to assist its more than 22,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science, and a visual recorder of history.

Laura has brought in a great display of winter photography to the Renaissance Art Gallery or you can see more at her website: http://www.moulphotography.com,/