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, February 24, 2014

New Paintings from Pati Payne

I started "Around the Pond" and "Playing with Pumpkins" by drawing directly onto 300 lb cold press watercolor paper from photographs I took. 
"Around the Pond"
Then I used liquid acrylic paint to lock in my darks.
From there I used loose watercolor strokes to bring color and life to the paintings.
~Pati Payne

"Playing with Pumpkins"

Both paintings can be seen at the Renaissance Art Gallery in Huntington, WV.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Welcome New Artist, Leona Mackey to the Renaissance Art Gallery!

The Renaissance Art Gallery is happy to welcome a new artists to our co-operative gallery, Leona Mackey.Leona was one of three artists featured last spring in our “Earth, Wind and Fire” exhibition. She was in fact, the “Fire!” And we are please and excited to welcome Leona as a member-artist of the Renaissance Art Gallery.


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.


Experienced in teaching art, Leona will greatly enrich both the classes and art exhibitions of the Renaissance Art Gallery. We are all looking forward to working with Leona.


“Leona 's award winning creations are original , exceptional , and exciting . I am looking forward to working with her and learning from her!”  Fern Christian, Director, the Renaissance Art Gallery.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Renaissance Art Gallery

Opening weekend for the artists of the Renaissance cooperative was really busy. Starting with Friday night, and a display of their art at the entrance to the dinner theater for the play "Twelve Angry Men".  The dinner and play is at the Renaissance Ballroom. The Renaissance Art Gallery displayed artwork for those arriving  Friday and Saturday.


This week the gallery was back on schedule with art classes Monday and Wednesday, along with normal Gallery hours Friday 12-4 pm. Saturday 12-4 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. Friday artists Gary Lapelle and Linda Helgason will open the gallery. Gary is known for his pet portraits and cartoons, http://tristatearts.webs.com/apps/photos/category?id=1285842whileLinda forte is nudes http://tristatearts.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14680352. Saturday Ron Haeberle will be in. http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com/2011/06/best-of-west-virginia-2011.html Ron has a reputation as a first class watercolorist. His architectural paintings of Huntington are well known.