Petersburg Area Art League  

  The Petersburg Area Art League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, located in the Old Towne Petersburg Area.  Our  mission  is to "empower the community through the visual arts," via our three Gallery Spaces and Art Education  Center.  We offer  workshops and classes and participate in  Petersburg's "Friday for the Arts" with monthly  exhibition  openings every second  Friday.

Petersburg Area Art League Features Mixed Media Works

by Milly Youngblood Horner

Petersburg, VA (October 30, 2014) – Opening on Friday, November 14 for Friday for the Arts!, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature the work of Milly Youngblood Horner.  The Virginia Linen Service’s Members’ Gallery will display paintings by VCU student artist Erin Copeland. 


In the Main Gallery, local Petersburg-area artist Milly Youngblood Horner will exhibit her show, “Illustrating Creation One Line at a Time,” which includes approximately 50 works of collage mixed media.  Horner explains that "Illustrating Creation One Line at a Time" is her way of creating beauty that inspires wonder.  “It is my hope that my collaged drawings will create in the viewer a realization that the more one looks at God's creation, the more there is to see,” said Horner.

Horner received her degree in Art Education from Longwood University and taught art in the local schools of the Richmond Diocese for almost 30 years. With the recent deaths of her parents and the stress that followed, she left teaching to turn her full attention to her artwork, and arrived at a style that is uniquely hers.

A popular local artist, Horner won the “People’s Choice” Award at PAAL’s annual Members’ Show in June 2014.  

In the Virginia Linen Service’s Members’ Gallery, local student artist Erin Copeland will show her paintings in an untitled show.  Copeland works primarily in oils and acrylics (with some watercolor) on large canvases, using brushes and pallet knives.  “My artwork is based on what I see from life, and I’m always exploring with texture, shadows, and light,” explained Copeland.  There will be approximately a dozen pieces in her show.

Copeland currently resides in Richmond, Va., and is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a fine arts degree in the department of Painting and Printmaking.

The November exhibit runs through November 28, 2014.

The Friday for the Arts! gallery shows start at 6 p.m. with light refreshments.  Call 804-861-4611 for more information or visit www.paalart.org.   The Petersburg Area Art League is located at 7 East Old Street in Old Towne Petersburg.

Juried Art Show

January 9th, 2015

In January Petersburg Area Art League will be hosting Southside Virginia Council of the Art's Juried Art Show. 

Call for entries: $10 per entry, maximum of 3 entries; Hung artwork must be framed or sides covered; no staples showing or bare canvas; handing device must be wire attached to hinged fittings or eye screws attached to the interior of the stretcher; no saw tooth fittings. Three dimensional work shall be self-supporting and secure.

Art Delivery: Petersburg Area Art League, 7 E Old St.

Wednesday, 31st December 2014, 11:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday, 2nd January 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, 23rd January 2015, 11:00 - 4:00 PM

Pick-up after 28th January: 11:00 - 5:00 PM; Thursday - Saturday

Juror: Russell Kvasnicka, President, Petersburg Area Art League

Contact: Victoria Revilla, victoria.revilla@comcast.net and (804) 586-5742

This show is sponsored by the SVCA, in collaboration with the City of Petersburg. 


Location: 7 East old Street Petersburg, Va 23803     Phone: 804.861.4611     Email: Paaladm803@gmail.com                                         

Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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