Hayloft Gallery

Visitors and the artist enjoy The Crown Clown Prince of Gourdomania

  The Hayloft Gallery is located in the upper level of our renovated barn. Its arched ceiling gives the gallery a sense of spaciousness that makes it one of the best showrooms in southwest Virginia. Climate control makes it a safe place for all media. The mission of the Hayloft Gallery is to provide an aesthetic environment to showcase the work of local and regional artists and artisans, to encourage, inspire and educate the growing artist and the public as to the value and importance of creative expression in a rural mountain culture, and to contribute to the quality and diversity of the local economy.


See the 2014 Hayloft Gallery Schedule below.


Current Exhibit -

New Voice, Young Innovation Exhibition

Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts will mount an exhibition of artistry from new and/or young creators in its Hayloft Gallery. The show opens April 4, 2014 and runs through May 31. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held April 12 from 5PM to 8PM, which will celebrate not only these emerging artists, but also the Jacksonville Center’s talented instructors, whose works will be shown simultaneously, in the Breezeway Gallery.  The Center’s New Voices: Young Innovators Exhibition allows emerging artists to show a significant body of work (about 8 pieces from each exhibitor). The showcase allows young professionals to share their experiences and tips/techniques with the public and their peers, and to become inspired by other innovators.

2014 Hayloft Gallery Schedule

12TH Annual New Works

January 31 – March 29, 2014

What’s new in your world? The Jacksonville Center for The Arts invites you to ring in the New Year by sharing your current creative inspirations in the 12th Annual NEW works exhibition.  This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community.  All media welcome.  Artwork must have been created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center. Opening reception on Saturday, February 8.

Applications due: Monday, January 6

New Voice: Young Innovation

April 4 – May 31, 2014

Pulling from area colleges and young local talent, the vision of New Voice is to showcase each artist with enough space to exhibit a body of work while offering the community a unique look into young, contemporary creativity.  As this exhibit becomes a part of our yearly schedule, we look to showcase new artists each year and encourage young artists in the community to become involved with this process. Opening reception on Saturday, April 12.

2014 Jax Juried Exhibition

June 6 – August 1, 2014

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is committed to hosting a juried exhibition every year, offering substantial cash prizes, and professional and public recognition for artists. This year’s Juror is David Mickenberg, President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown PA and past CEO of the Taubman Museum of Fine Art in Roanoke V A.  Reception on Saturday, June 14.  First prize of $5oo will be awarded and is sponsored by StellarOne Bank.

Applications due: Tuesday, April 22 – Please visit the “Exhibit your artwork in 2014″ page here to learn how to apply.

 Civil War Redux:  Pinhole Photographs of Re-enactments 

August 9 – September 27, 2014

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts has partnered with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to present works of Richmond artist, Willie Anne Wright. The exhibit includes images from Wright’s twelve year project of evocative views of dedicated re-enactors, using a lensless (pinhole) camera. Learn more about the exhibit here. Opening reception on Saturday, August 9.

Themed Exhibit: Self Portraits

October 3 – November 29, 2014

Self portraits have been a part of the art world since the beginning of time.  From the realistic to the surreal, interpret this topic in your own unique way.  Multiple interpretations of yourself and all media are welcome. Reception: Saturday, October 11.  The reception is being sponsored by Slaughter’s Supermarket of Floyd VA.

Applications due: Tuesday, September 2


December 6 – 7, 2014

High School Art Exhibit

Friday, December 12, 2014 – January, 2015

Each year, Floyd County High School Art students and teachers prepare, hang, and display their work in the Hayloft Gallery.


Past 2014 Exhibits

12th Annual New Works Exhibit, January 31 through March 29, 2014

Both Jacksonville Center Galleries will change their exhibitions this month. Upstairs in the Hayloft Gallery, the 12th Annual New Works exhibition will showcase the freshest artistry by art professionals from all over the Commonwealth and beyond. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, the combined Blue Mountain Schools (elementary and high schools) exhibit will highlight the talents of the Blue Mountain students.

The New Works exhibition is a yearly reflection of the personal and creative growth of our wide community of artists. The Hayloft Gallery Committee selected the best and most interesting offerings among entries sent in from a wide range of talents. “We are excited to be able to include new works from some artists who have not shown with us before, and from states beyond Virginia,” says Leia Wood, Educational and Gallery Programming Director. “Of course, some participants are familiar to the Floyd audience. This is our opportunity to see what direction friends and neighbors have been steering their talents.”

The new works to be exhibited include all types of painting and drawing, plus sculptural creations and photography. Those selected for inclusion in this 12th Annual New Works Exhibition are: Charlotte Atkins, Paul Berryhill, Audrey Caywood, June Damanti, Kathleen Hemenway, Meredith Johnson, Fred Jones, Vicki King, Ruth Lefko, Don Lendle, Jocelynne Lowans, Cheryl Mackian, Jan Millard, Stephen Pickford, Suzie Ross, David Ross, Miriam Sagasti, Ann Shank, Helen Shaw, Joseph Shugars, David Troutman, Teri Walters, Gerri Young.

Past 2013 Exhibits

Floyd County High School Exhibit, December 13 through January 25, 2014

As part of its service to the Floyd County community, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts annually sets aside wintertime exhibit space in its premier Hayloft Gallery to showcase the talented youth of Floyd. This year’s Floyd County High School Art Exhibit is the largest to date.  The combined effort of the Floyd County High School art teachers (Kimberly Ingram and Sarah Marston), The Jax Hayloft Gallery Committee volunteers, and a number of the exhibiting students arranged and hung the show in early December, over the course of three days. The teachers and students prepared all the pieces for hanging as part of their classroom work. Hayloft Gallery Committee member, Jayn Avery says, “It was a challenge to hang and the students met that challenge with incredible skill!”

A total of 260 works of art generated by the creativity of 74 participating high school art students can be witnessed during this season of family gatherings. The participating artists are listed at the end of this article. Floyd County High School’s art classes have students that are from varying ability levels. Each has contributed his or her own unique ideas to the assigned projects. The high school art teachers, The Jax, parents, and the entire community can be proud of these students for their dedication and creative accomplishments.

At the Meet the Artists Reception held to kick off the Hayloft show, three foster/adoptive care organization also presented information about the showcase downstairs in The Jax Breezeway Gallery. The Virginia One Church, One Child Program created the Virginia Heart Gallery, an exhibition to inform and educate communities about the needs of children across the Commonwealth who await permanent homes. The Jax is honored to present this traveling show, which has been seen by hundreds of people in venues across Virginia since its inauguration in 2005. Information about how to become a foster or adoptive parent is available at The Jax until the end of January when the Heart Gallery exhibit will move along to another venue in the state.

Floyd County High School Students discussing their work and hanging the exhibit at the Opening Reception.
Floyd County High School Students discussing their work and hanging the exhibit at the Opening Reception.
Just a small portion of this large exhibit.
Just a small portion of this large exhibit.

Floyd County High School Exhibit, December 13th  through January 26, 2014

Opening Reception – Saturday, December 14th, 5-8 pm.

Floyd County High School (FCHS) instructors Kimberly Ingram and Sarah Marston work with FCHS students to develop, frame, and hang this exhibit, along with the Hayloft Gallery Committee, and the Gallery Director. This is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience preparing and hanging their artwork in a professional gallery.


Jax Curated Exhibit, October 12th through November 30th 2013


Nature Nuture: Reflections on the Land by Christine Carr, Genesis Chapman and Suzanne Stryk Curated by Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. Please click here to read our blog with more detailed information about his exhibit and exhibiting artists.


Republic of Floyd Emporium is the Wine Sponsor for our 2013 Gallery Receptions

2013 Jax Juried Exhibition

Juror: Sam Blanchard a Virginia Tech Sculpture Professor You can see his work at:   http://samblanchard.com/ July 26th through October 5th 2013 Reception on Saturday, August 10th 5-8pm. jax juried 2013 leaflet

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting The Jax’s Artists’ Reception for our 2013 Jax Juried Exhibit!

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Chiaroscuro  [chi·a·ro·scu·ros ]

May 24th through July 20th 2013 Reception on Saturday, June 15th 5-8pm. john.crow.chiarocuro resized for web   Enlighten yourself at the Jacksonville Center for the Art’s first themed show for the year “Chiaroscuro” [chi•a•ro•scu•ros] (Italian for light-dark) Chiaroscuro was developed during the Renaissance and has given life to thousands of paintings over the years.  Masters of this technique include Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio, just to name a few.  Feel the power of light and shadow, and how the two forces work together to bring art to life. Come see how artists have defined, redefined, or interpreted this time honored classic. Click HERE for exhibit details and photos. This exhibit is sponsored by  Bank of FloydRepublic-of-Floyd-LogoRepublic of Floyd Emporium is the Wine Sponsor for our 2013 Gallery Receptions

11th Annual New Works

March 22nd through May 18th 2013 Reception on Saturday, April 13th 5-8pm. Spring forward with the Jacksonville Center!  Come and explore the beautiful minds of the local art community.  Work is fresh and new like a spring morning.   It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and see what people have been creating over the cold winter.  Come out of hibernation and see what is blossoming in the Hayloft Gallery.  Just like your Easter basket, you never know what you might find. Click HERE for exhibit details and photos. This exhibit is sponsored by  Bank of FloydRepublic-of-Floyd-LogoRepublic of Floyd Emporium is the Wine Sponsor for our 2013 Gallery Receptions

New Voice: Young Innovation

January 25th through March 16th 2013 Reception Saturday, February 9th at 4pm. Curated show by: Lore Deighan, Sidra Kaluszka and Shaun Whiteside

Megan Zalecki “Saeglopur” Oils
Aislinn Lowry “Pricked” Watercolor


Jason Lancaster “Curacao” Mixed Media

“New Voices” will showcase the work of Lore Deighan, Sidra Kaluszka, Julie Hawkins,  Jason Lancaster,  Aislinn Lowry, Nick Millinazzo, Erika Ogier, Nathan Popp, Aven Tanner, Shaun Whiteside, David Wicks, & Megan Zalecki.  This exhibit allows artists to show a small body of work while giving the community a wide range of new art to view and appreciate.  Artists selected have achieved a bachelor’s degree or higher in art, and/or are currently working professionally in the art field. This show is not exclusive to those who have excelled scholastically. “New Voice” is an exhibit that not only gives an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work, but an occasion to share what they have learned: skills, techniques, styles, and mediums. They have developed unique styles and have given voices to their need for expression, through the tools they have acquired in school as well as their professional lives. This exhibit will give the community fresh inspiration and exposure for these blossoming artists.  In addition, the show’s opening reception will feature young musicians, dancers, Leia Jones & Katie Wells, as well as other performance artists. Together, they will form a collectively beautiful and expressive voice of a new, powerful and rising generation of artists. Artists with websites: Sidra Kaluszka – http://www.facebook.com/Sidrak.Art Aislinn Lowry – https://www.facebook.com/#!/AislinnLowry.FineArt Nick Millinazzo – https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/N-Milinazzo/106017902752901?fref=ts Shaun Whiteside  http://www.facebook.com/shaun.whiteside Katie Wells – http://www.queenofheartsproductions.com/ Megan Zalecki – http://meganzalecki.weebly.com/ Republic-of-Floyd-LogoRepublic of Floyd Emporium is the Wine Sponsor for our 2013 Gallery Receptions