Gallery Exhibit Schedule

Visual Arts Center exhibits are always FREE to explore and feature original works of art created by local artists. Most art is for sale, making our galleries a fantastic place to find a new piece for your home or office. The public is welcome to attend our opening receptions- a great time to mingle, enjoy refreshments and meet exhibiting artists.

For Artists: If you are an artist looking for prospectus for upcoming exhibits,
Visit our Call to Artists Page (click here).


Plein Air Exhibit and Quickdraw

On Display January 7 - 30, 2020 | Main Gallery

The Plein Air Exhibit features 2D works of art created outdoors, or 'en plein air'. View it alongside artwork from the Quickdraw Competition January 7 - 30 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to attend the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for the Plein Air Exhibit and Quickdraw Wednesday, January 15 at 5:00pm. 

Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here

Quickdraw Competition is Monday, January 13 - Click HERE To register for the Quickdraw Competition


Historic Mural Society Original Mural Rendering Exhibit and Silent Auction

On Display January 7 - 30, 2020 | Goff Gallery

The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society is holding an Original Mural Rendering Exhibit and Silent Auction January 7 - 30 in Goff Gallery. The "25 Years of Painting the Town" Reception and Silent Auction will be Thursday January 30 at 6:00pm in Goff Gallery, Tickets are $20/person (Click Here).

This exhibit is part of the Plein Air Festival, featuring several exciting art events happening Jan 7-30. Click Here for all Plein Air Festival Events.


    13th Biennial National Art Exhibition

    On Display February 7 - March 25, 2020

    The Biennial National Art Exhibition is one of the nation’s most prestigious juried exhibitions of two-dimensional media hosted by the Visual Arts Center, on display February 7 - March 25. To learn more, visit our NAE page (click here).

    The public is invited to attend the Awards Reception and presentation for the National Art Exhibition February 13, at 6:00 pm at the Visual Arts Center. Tickets are $10/person, purchased at the door or online in advance (click here).

    Make a Donation to support the National Art Exhibition (click here)


    Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society

    On Display March 28 - April 23, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society will present a 2D watercolor show in Goff Gallery March 28 - April 23. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Thursday, April 2 at 5:00pm. 


    New Beginnings

    On Display March 31 - April 23, 2020 | Main Gallery

    New Beginnings is a non-themed exhibit including 2D and 3D media, on display March 31 - April 23 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for New Beginnings Thursday, April 2 at 5:00pm. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    Charlotte County High Schools

    On Display April 25 - 30, 2020 | Main Gallery

    Students from Charlotte County Public High Schools will present an art exhibit in the Main Gallery April 25 - 30. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for CCPS Students Thursday, April 30 at 5:00pm. 


    Charlotte County Middle Schools

    On Display April 25 - 30, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    Students from Charlotte County Public Middle Schools will present an art exhibit in Goff Gallery April 25 - 30. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for CCPS Students Thursday, April 30 at 5:00pm. 


    Charlotte County Elementary Schools

    On Display May 2 - 9, 2020 | Main Gallery

    Students from Charlotte County Public Elementary Schools will present an art exhibit in the Main Gallery May 2 - 9. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for CCPS Students Saturday, May 9 at 1:00pm. 


    Krasny & Kapuchinski

    On Display May 2 - 28, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    Artist duo Sue Krasny & Sue Kapuchinski are on display in Goff Gallery May 2 - 28. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for Krasny & Kapuchinski Thursday, May 21 at 5:00pm. 


    VAC Student Show

    On Display May 12 - 28, 2020 | Main Gallery

    The Student Show features all Visual Art Center student-created artwork, on display May 12 - 28 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for The Student Show Thursday, May 21 at 5:00pm. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    The Nature of Blue

    On Display May 30 - June 25, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    The Nature of Blue features artists Antoinette, Fortunato, Mazzeo, and Mazzeo on display May 30 - June 25 in Goff Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for The Nature of Blue Thursday, June 11 at 5:00pm. 


    Water, Water, Everywhere

    On Display June 1 - 25, 2020 | Main Gallery

    Water, Water, Everywhere has anything and everything to do with water: boating, fishing, shells, beaches and more, on display June 1 - 25 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for Water, Water, Everywhere Thursday, June 11 at 5:00pm. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    The Member's Showcase

    On Display June 29 - September 2, 2020 | All Galleries

    The Member's Showcase features all VAC Member Artists work on display June 29 - September 2 in all of the galleries. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    Color

    On Display September 15 - October 8, 2020 | Main Gallery

    When artists express themselves using Color, the possibilities are endless. Color is on display September 15 - October 8 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for Color Thursday, September 24 at 5:00pm. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    Through the Looking Glass

    On Display September 15 - October 8, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    Through the Looking Glass features artists Laurel Obrien, Mary Taglieri and Paris Milliken on display September 15 - October 8 in Goff Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for Through the Looking Glass Thursday, September 24 at 5:00pm. 


    Portrait Group

    On Display October 10 - 29, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    The Visual Arts Center Portrait Group will be on display October 10 - 29 in Goff Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for The Portrait Group Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm. 


    Falling for Art

    On Display October 12 - November 5, 2020 | Main Gallery

    Falling for Art is a non-themed exhibit including 2D and 3D media, on display October 12 - November 5 in the Main Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for Falling for Art Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm. 

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    Common Threads

    On Display October 31 - December 1, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    The Visual Arts Center's Common Threads fiber art group will be on display October 31 - December 1 in Goff Gallery.  


    Off the Wall

    On Display December 8 - 30, 2020 | Main Gallery

    “Off the Wall” will be on display December 8 - 30, featuring a variety of 2D and 3D artwork. All artwork is priced at $200 or less. Your art purchase from "Off the Wall" will come immediately off the wall, so you can take it home for the Holidays.

    Looking for the Call to Artists? Download the detailed prospectus and entry form here


    Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild

    On Display December 8 - 30, 2020 | Goff Gallery

    The Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild fiber art group will be on display December 8 - 30 in Goff Gallery. The public is invited to the opening Wine & Cheese Reception for The Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild Thursday, December 10 at 5:00pm. 


    A Week in Your Paradise Online Exhibit

    "A Week in Your Paradise" is the Visual Arts Center's flagship online exhibit, featuring photography from all around the region, that describes  "Paradise", from the Photographer's point of view.

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