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, May 26, 2014

Renaissance Gallery Summer Hours

Summer Hours 2014


With the summer heat, the Renaissance Art Gallery will be closed on Sundays during June, July and August to allow our artists to participate in Summer Art Festivals.


The gallery will be open Friday and Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm. Classes will be held as usual.


Summer registration for all class is now being taken.


Monday Morning Painting 10:00 am until noon. This class will cover all painting mediums.  Call Fern Christian for information: 304-453-3187 Adults only.


Wednesday Drawing and Fine arts. Classes start at 1:00 pm and run until 7:30 pm. Open Studio. Adults 1:00-3:00 pm Junior High/High School 3:00-5:00 pm Evening Adults 5:30-7:30. Beginners welcome. Students work at their own pace and will cover many drawing mediums. Call Sue Tschantz for information 304-552-2006. E-mail gallerywv@yahoo.com


Friday beginning watercolor. Class are for adults and high school student with either no experience or artist who wish to renew and refresh their skills. Call Pati Payne at 740-533-1516 or email at pati.payne@yahoo.com 
Saturday Morning from 10:00 am until noon will be a painting class with Fern Christian 304-453-3187 Adults only.


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


Monday, May 5, 2014

Leona Mackey at the David L. Dickerson Fine Arts Gallery

"I'm honored Tamarack chose my work for this month." ~ Leona Mackey

 You can see Leona's work at: Tamarack Gallery

Leona has six pieces on display in our current exhibition Natural Wonder: Art Inspired by the World Around Us. Which will be on display through June 6, 2014 in the David L. Dickerson Fine Arts Gallery, at Tamarack in Beckley, WV.

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. She received the first place award in the 2009 West Virginia Emerging Artist Exhibit.


Recently, she has been exploring reactive glass which has opened another world of creating with color. Using this glass, she is more aware of composition as well as color. Her work is ever changing, so there is never two of a kind. The dichroic glass can be combined with the reactive glass, adding a whole new dimension to her work.


After years of teaching high school and university students to discover their creativity within, I now have the time to further develop my own creative spirit.