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.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition

All our walls are packed, we’re ready to go……

The 13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition is up and ready to be seen. 

Everyone is invited to the opening reception Sunday November 3, 2013 from 2-4 pm.
Each year we have the best in miniature art. This year is no exception with the artwork of 55 different artists. Everything from delicate watercolors to stone sculpture.


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, Sunday 1-4 pm

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



Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Walls

 New Artwork

We have new walls at the Renaissance Art Gallery. Well, not new physical walls, we did that last year, but new art on the walls. The artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery are in the process of changing out the artwork they have on display with new work. This is all a part of getting ready for our 13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition.


 Miniature Show

Work is being shipped in and received right now. Local artists will be able to bring in their work starting Friday October 18, 2013 at the gallery. Work will be accepted through Sunday October 20, 2013. We are all set up to take in enough work to cover the walls in the Kumkum Majumdar Hall. There will be new media this year, as well as the familiar ones of oils, watercolors and acrylics. Should be an exciting show.

Purchase Awards

Purchase awards are still available for the miniature show. Purchase awards are selected October 30, before the opening reception. Everyone can take advantage of this, and have first choice in selection of artwork. For more information, call Fern Christian at 304-453-3187.

On another note, The Renaissance Art Gallery will be closed this coming weekend, Oct 12 & 13th for Art in the Park, and outdoor art festival held in Ritter Park, Huntington, WV, just up the road from the Renaissance Art Gallery. We will hold studio hours as normal through out the coming week, and we will be open Friday October 11, 2013. Most of our artists will be at Ritter Park, so join us there.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Encaustic Workshop, Aftermath

Had a great time at the Renaissance Art Gallery Sunday.  We had our third Encaustic workshop.

Fern Christian setting up
Boy, we are getting good at this!

The Gallery now has a resident griddle, so we are able to heat wax mixes right there, and we are getting a collection of the pigments. Both Fern Christian and Susan Tschantz have heavy duty heat guns useful to streak wax and to temper layers.

Fern brought her encaustic iron to the workshop. Everyone agrees the most fun you can have ironing!

Both experienced artists and those just trying it for the first time got great results. Between us we all got an education not just in beginning encaustics, and what is possible with encaustics.

Working with hot wax

Encaustic artwork

Adding details