Fall 2016 at Valley Art Center


En Plein Air

Opening reception, Friday, September 9, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Valley Art Center’s fall exhibit features work created outdoors in direct observance of the subject. Join the artists on opening night and see the dynamic and arresting work they have painted and drawn from life out-of-doors. The exhibition drew submissions from artists who created work outside, anywhere in the world, within the last year. Juried by Rob Crombie, the exhibition is on display until October 12, 2016. FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. –2 p.m.


Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls are again invited to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition. The following media are accepted: oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, collage, textiles, jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, enamel, and metalwork. Details can be found at http://www.valleyartcenter.org/annual-juried.html.


With a long tradition in the Chagrin Valley, this show enjoys continued support from our community and artists. Historically the center has received approximately 300 entries, including 2-D and 3-D works. The entries are juried to approximately 100 pieces.  Last year’s exhibit represented traditional mediums such as oil, graphite, and watercolor as well as fiber, glass, metalwork and prints—just to name a few!


Work will be judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique to receive over $1,000 in cash awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and several community sponsored awards including the Hardy Watercolor Award and the Phyllis Lloyd Memorial Award.


The Awards Presentation and Reception takes place Friday, November 4, 2016, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. with awards presented at 7 p.m. Our openings are free and open to the public, so join us for a wonderful evening and celebrate with the winners and artists. This show runs through December 14, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


2016 Jurors are Tricia Kaman, Artist and owner of Tricia Kaman Studio/Gallery and Kaman’s Art Shoppes; Ray Juaire, Artist and Senior Exhibitions Manager at MOCA Cleveland; and

Mindy Tousley,  Artist and Executive Director, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


Classes and Workshops

Every year, 30 Valley Art Center instructors offer 400 classes and workshops to more than 1,400 students. This fall’s offerings include jewelry, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, photography, sculpture, drawing, and painting. See new classes and workshops online at valleyartcenter.org/classes.html. Take a class or workshop this fall and experience your own creativity with fellow art makers from beginners to seasoned professionals as well as a world-class faculty.

Valley Art Center

155 Bell Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022





Upcoming Events:

Fall I classes: September 6 – October 16
En Plein Air Art Exhibit: September 9 – October 12
Fall II Classes (skip the week of Thanksgiving): October 31 – December 18
Fall Fundraiser: October 15
Annual Juried Art Exhibition: November 4 – December 14