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.
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.
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.
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 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. Juror TBA. . Reception on Saturday, June 14.
Applications due: Tuesday, April 22
Curated Exhibition, 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. 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.
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 2013 Hayloft Gallery Exhibits
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.
Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting The Jax’s Artists’ Reception for our 2013 Jax Juried Exhibit!
Chiaroscuro [chi·a·ro·scu·ros ]
May 24th through July 20th 2013
Reception on Saturday, June 15th 5-8pm.
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.
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.
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
“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:
Megan Zalecki – http://meganzalecki.weebly.com/
Floyd County High School Art Show
December 7th 2012, through January 12th 2013
The “Floyd County High School Art Show” includes work from grades 9-12. This show is a creative explosion including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and mosaics.
Participating students: Haley Atkins, Kaylen Bowman, Holly Britt, Brandey Brooks, Sweet Bullard, Amelia Coartney, Hunter Cochran, Hannah Cox, Morgan Cox, Kaitlin Custer, Matthew Custer, Bethany Duncan, Bradley Duncan, Ashley Dunn, Courtney Foster, Josh Gallimore, Brittany Goad, Jordan Goff, Makayla Harrison, Rachel Henson, Nathan Higgs, William Holdren, Amber Huff, Joe Huffman, Gabbi Howard, Bethany Hunley, Emily Justice, Callie Keith, Rachel Landreth, Nathalie Lucas, Bethany Martin, Mellea Mead, Abby Memitt, Caylee Merril, Devon Merrill, Molly McClain, Katie McCloud, Amber Mitchell, Devin Patrick, Mary Phillips, Sarah Phillips, Michaela Pratt, Brooke Quesenberry, Laken Quesenberry, Zachary Quesenberry, Heather Ramsey, Brianna Ratcliff, Kenna Robertson, Jordan Roscoe, Rebekah Roscoe, Catherine Rumburg, Samantha Slater, Megan Smith, Xena Smith, Jonathan Snead, Draken Thompson, Sam Turman, Danielle Wade, Logan Weeks, Julia Wendelin, Katie West, and Josh Whitlow.