October 29, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Danville Art League Fall Exhibition


The Danville Art League (DAL) is holding its annual fall juried exhibition, “Nature’s Pallet”, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History beginning October 29, 2017. “Nature’s Pallet”, is a play on words attempting to capitalize on the colors and the beauty of nature.  Works submitted may cover themes other than nature and include any subject the artists choose.


This fall’s event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; and is open to all artists. Historically, professional artists and faculty from Danville Community College, Forsyth Tech and Rockingham Community College have submitted their works for the fall show, joining Central and Southside Virginia and North Carolina amateur and professional artists. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales and beyond. The Show prospectus is sent to all arts organizations in the region.  Whether a beginner or professional, DAL encourages everyone to enter. 


The DAL is pleased to announce the continuation of the categories of photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculptures, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.


The public is invited to join DAL members and participating artists at the opening reception for the “Nature’s Pallet”, exhibition at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the show which includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, as well as photography/digital photography, graphite and charcoal drawings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression.  Award winners will be announced at the reception. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at (434) 489-1179 or email jjennings64@gmail.com. (Also available by using link below Prospectus-Fall--2017.pdf).


DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is K. Porter Aichele.  Aichele is an art historian and professor emerita at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she taught courses in art history and museum studies. She is the author of three books, two on artist Paul Klee and most recently a history of collecting modern art in the early twentieth century. When asked what she looks for in a work of art, she responded: "I look for technical skill at the service of original ideas." 


The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has been a long-time supporter of DAL. In fact, it has supported DAL since 1980. That was the year a group of local artists gathered together and created this organization in order to support the arts and the local artists in the community and throughout the region.  Throughout the years DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to display their works, learn new techniques, and to promote visual art.  DAL now has over 70 members and is always welcoming new artists. DAL invites artists of all kinds to join, along with those who support the arts or those who just want to learn more about the arts.


To join the Danville Art League, or for more information, find us on Facebook or inquire at DAL, P.O. Box 10202, Danville, VA 24541.  You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at, (434) 793-5644 or stop by at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up our brochure or click link below to get prospectus for Fall 2017.


The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as the assistance and cooperation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History for providing facilities for the reception and this exhibition.


Pictured is the 2016 Best in Show winner, a watercolor by Jane Carter.

Danville Art League's Fall Exhibition Opening Reception