Federal Gallery

First Federal Gallery is our largest gallery, featuring the works of members and non-members in several different exhibits throughout the year. While each exhibit may have a themed title, artists are encouraged to enter any peices they feel are an artist's interpretation of the theme. Before entering an exhibit, please review our display guidelines and prospectus. View the Exhibit display requirements. View the Artist Prospectus for the upcoming exhibit.

The 2018 Call for Artists is now available!   Download the 2018 Call for Artists HERE


  

2018 National Art Exhibition

The National Art Exhibition is one of the Nation's most prestigious juried exhibitions. Entry has begun and will continue through December 10. Learn more about how to enter here.

 

Flights of Fancy

On Display December 5 - 22, 2017

Artists take us into their mind's eye, exploring dreams and fantasy. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, December 14 at 5:00 pm.


Plein Air and Quickdraw

On Display January 9 - 25, 2018

Featuring two-dimensional art painted en plain air (outdoors). Entries from the 2018 Annual Quickdraw will also be on display. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, January 18 at 5:00 pm.


National Art Exhibition

On Display February 2 - March 20, 2018

The Biennial National Art Exhibition hosted by the Visual Arts Center is one of the nation's most prestigious juried exhibitions of two-dimensional media. The 2018 National Art Exhibition will be open to the public February 2 to March 20, 2018. 


Primavera

On Display March 24 - April 26, 2018

Primavera means spring: fresh, exciting and inspired by a world in bloom all around us!  The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.


Charlotte County Public Schools

On Display April 27 - May 19, 2018

Art created by Charlotte County Public School students, grades K - 12 will be on display in this special exhibit. 


Water, Water Everywhere

On Display May 22 - June 22, 2018

Water, Water, Everywhere has anything and everything to do with water: boating, shing, shells, beaches and more. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 pm.


Member Showcase

On Display June 23 - July 20, 2018

Member artists of all mediums feature their best and brightest works of art. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 pm.


Color: Bold, Bright and Beautiful

On Display July 21 - August 24, 2018

Featuring art infused with Color, be it soft and muted or bold and bright. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 pm.


Taking Shape 3D

On Display September 1 - October 5, 2018

Something exciting is taking shape! It's the first solely three-dimensional exhibit at the Visual Arts Center. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 pm.


Ways to Go!

On Display October 6 - 26, 2018

Boats, bikes, planes, trains and automobiles. This show is all about art inspired by modes of transportation. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, October 11 at 5:00 pm.


Harvest of Art

On Display October 27 - November 30, 2018

Harvest of Art is the Visual Arts Center's first and finest annual juried exhibit of traditional two-dimensional art. The public is invited to the opening reception November 1 at 5:00 pm. Harvest of Art is proudly sponsored by Centennial Bank. 


VAC Student Show

On Display December 4 - 28, 2018

Visual Art Center students have worked all year with the support of our instructors to bring their best work forward for this special exhibit. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.