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, March 24, 2014

Showing Art

Ohio University Show:


Many Faces of Art: the Artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery.


Artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery
Leona Mackey, Laura Moul, Susan Tschantz, Gary Lapelle, Pati Payne
Tess van Dijk, Fern Christian
Tuesday evening was warm and sunny. A huge change from what we had reluctantly become used to. This winter has been totally hard on us! But spring is here and time to break out the lighter jackets and be out and about. Such a joy to be out and about and at the opening reception of a new art show. This time not in our own gallery, but across the river in Proctorville at Ohio University, Southern Proctorville Center. 


The last few months the artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery have not been mopping around (much!) but busy in their studios creating fine art. It shows. The walls at UO are blooming with new artwork. And we got to interact with the art students attending classes at Ohio University.

 Meanwhile, Back at the Renaissance:


Friday and Saturday nights we also had the change to show our stuff to a new audience, those attending Arts Resources for the Tri-States presentation of Pirate of Penzences. Pati Payne and Susan Tschantz worked hard to present each of the artists of the gallery to patrons arriving for the dinner theater and show.
Pati by her newest Painting

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Renaissance Gallery Steps out

Many Faces of Art

Artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery

Tuesday March 18, 2014, a new show will open across the river in Proctorville. The “Many Faces of Art” featuring all the artists of the Renaissance Art Gallery will open at Ohio University Proctorville Center. Reception is from 6-8 Tuesday evening.

Everyone in the gallery has been working for months to bring new art to this exhibition. “The Many Faces of Art: The Artists of the Renaissance” will run from March 18-April 29, 2014, at

Ohio University Proctorville Center
111 Private Drive,
Proctorville, OH 45669.


Art Walk:

Again the Renaissance Art Gallery will provide an art walk for the opening of Arts Resources in the Tri-State’s presentation of “Pirates of Penzance” March 21, 22 and 23.  Tri-state






Art Classes

With the spring thaw, art classes are again being held at the Renaissance Art Gallery.

Monday painting class is from 10-12 am. Fern Christian leads painters through the mysteries of composition, color and control. She also leads a Saturday Morning class from 10-Noon. Contact Fern for more information at 304-453-3187. Wednesday is a relaxing day for everyone, with work in graphite and other media drawing. Classes start at 12:00 and run through 7:30 with a flexible schedule for both adults and school aged artists. Sue Tschantz would welcome you to the study of fine art. Contact her at 304-552-2006 or by e-mail at gallerywv@yahoo.com.  Pati Payne will be taking students this spring for Introduction to Watercolor. Contact Pati at 740-533-1516 or email pati.payne@yahoo.com.

We will also be having workshops in many media and subjects such as photography, encaustics, ATC's, Metalpoint and other drawing media.

The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701


Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187


Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome Clarice and Eric Kumlien

“Mother and Son: It is in the Genes”


The art work of Clarice Kumlien and her son Eric Kumlien will be on exhibit at

the Renaissance Art Gallery
 900 8th Street, Suite #20
 Huntington, WV

 from March 7 to April 19, 2012. 


Clarice Kumlien is an active 86 year old artist that is president of the Ironton Artists Association, retired registered nurse and has been teaching a yoga class for the past twenty five years.  She does watercolor paintings of country landscapes and still life paintings of flowers and vegetables that she grows in her garden at Lake Forest, Ohio.


Eric Kumlien from Huntington, WV got his education at Marshall University where he studied many things including art. He enjoys all forms of printmaking and pottery.  He is currently making ceramics at the Huntington Museum of Art under Kathleen Knefskey artist in residence.

Everyone is invited and welcome to the opening reception at the Renaissance Art Gallery Sunday March 9th from 2-4 PM.


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