The gallery serves the educational purposes of Emory and Henry College and region through an on-going program of rotating visual arts exhibits. The Gallery exhibits a wide array of quality art media and philosophies with the primary intent of introducing exhibitions not normally seen in our region. As part of the academic program of Emory & Henry College, the gallery presents and interprets fine and decorative arts, providing knowledge, ideas and a resource for learning, research, and life critical to a liberal arts education for the College’s students, faculty and staff, as well as to the region's communities and visitors. The Gallery offers educational programs, including lectures, seminars, demonstrations, traditional and electronic publications, and innovative outreach activities, providing a valuable study center to educate, inspire, and increase understanding of art. The Gallery staff and Arts Exhibition and Collections Committee (AECC) develops, preserves, researches and exhibits the permanent collection of art, which represents an emphasis on contemporary art.
All exhibition and collection operations will be relocated to the McGlothlin Center for the Arts in 2015. The name for the new gallery is pending. All exhibits and Artalks are free and open to the public.
The Permanent Collection at Emory & Henry consists of donated works by artists that include such locally, nationally or internationally known names as:
Paul Vincent Warrington Colescott
Italo Scanga Tom Nagashima
Laura Moriarty Ben Owen
Frank Kleinholtz Richard Bay
Fred Carter Maureen Sullivan
Lauren Sumelle S. Greenbaum
Andrew Wyatt P. Buckley Moss
Nancy Garretson Claude W. Dean
Jack Beal Dorothy Gillespie
Kathy Gibian Dennis Winscott
Elizabeth Korn Janese Trivette
R. Alexander James McCarrell
Most of the Permanent Collection is displayed around the college campus and can be found in places like: Van Dyke Center, Kelly Library, and J. Stewart French House. A series of prints by Frank Kleinholz, as well as, a collection of Ben Owens Senior and Ben Owens III pottery can be found in in Van Dyke. The Byars Fine Arts building houses a collection of works by former Emory & Henry College art department chair, Professor George Chavatel.
Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Beal, Virginia Scotchie, Cora Cohen, Richard Jolley, Tom Nakashima, Jennifer Pepper, Anne Austin Pearce, Cort Savage, Barbara Tisserat, James McGarrell, Willie Anne Wright, Jake Berthot, Harvey Littleton, Janet Fish, Dale Chihuly, and Sally Mann
The gallery accepts proposals all year round. All proposals will go before the Arts Exhibition and Collections Committee for approval. Approved artists will give a hour long Artalk about their work, process, and inspirations in conjunction with the exhibit. As well as an in-class demonstration with students, showing their creative processes. To apply please send the following to.