The PCA Gallery & Gift Shop is great opportunity to see, purchase, and participate in visual arts displays. It is the place to go to find great gifts for your friends and yourself hand made by local Prescott Artists.
Tuesday August 31 - Saturday September 25, 2021
Abstract, or “non-representational” art, has been around for over 100 years. It can be seen in the art movements of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Cubism. It does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality. Instead it uses shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Everywhere on Earth, you see forms in one manner or another. These shapes can be seen in nature, architecture, space, and the human body. Forms can be identifiable things like buildings, boxes, trees, or signs. Abstract can be unidentifiable shapes. It can be 2-and 3-dimensional, with many materials, colors, forms, textures, and more. “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.” – Arshile Gorky (Armenian-American painter; had major influence on Abstract Expressionism).
Download the form below for more info on how to submit your art.
The gallery also has applications available for pick up- Hours 11:-3 Tuesday -Saturday
Pick up a PCA Gift Shop Frequent Buyer Card at the Gallery host desk. Then:
Discount for PCA Theatre Patrons: Bring in your PCA ticket stubs to receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop or Gallery.
Do you want to meet new and interesting friends, and be a part of one of the best art galleries in the Prescott area? We’ve got great art, a great building, and great volunteers! The Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery’s Visual Arts Committee volunteers possess a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude, and a winning personality, all of which increases the success of our exhibit space.
At the PCA Gallery, we highly value our dynamic volunteers and rely on them to perform a wide variety of engaging duties. The PCA Gallery is organized and operated by the Visual Art Committee members. Our dedicated and talented committee members and exhibit curators are all volunteers, responsible for selecting and installing these incredible exhibits. Each year, volunteers contribute multiple hours of time, energy, and expertise to help the PCA Gallery succeed in its role as a place of cultural enrichment and learning, and as an invaluable resource to the local community.
The purpose of the Visual Arts Committee is to promote appreciation of the visual arts by exposing the community to a variety of artistic exhibits and educational curriculum. This is accomplished through various forms of programming including exhibits, art classes, and workshops intended to illuminate new perspectives. Providing the community audience with pertinent visual art interests is a main goal of the VAC. Committee members curate exhibits, assist with hanging and taking down exhibits, greet guests on opening nights and Art Walks, serve refreshments, work in the gift shop and other endeavors undertaken by the Visual Arts Committee.
The Visual Arts Committee is open to anyone interested in promoting the arts by their active participation. Committee members meet monthly, typically the first Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the gallery, to deliberate and vote on items relating to the operation and use of the gallery space, increase exposure as a strong element within the community, and provide a well-balanced visual arts program for the community.
If you're interested in volunteering your time, expertise and energy in moving the PCA Gallery forward, please fill out a Volunteer Application. Click the button below.
The Gallery is completely supported by the work of its active volunteers. Curators are an integral component of each exhibit. Tasks include drafting the Call for Art and Acceptance letters, jurying in submissions, hanging the exhibit, and participating in the openings and art walks.
Contact Barb Wills at email@example.com for more information.
If you would like to host a morning or afternoon in the Gallery, contact VAC host coordinator
Mary Ann Sorrell – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have never hosted at the gallery, nor hosted in the past year, you need to take a one-hour training class. Contact Mary Ann to sign up for the next class.
From the time that Prescott Fine Arts Association was chartered in 1968, art has been a major part of its history. From the first art exhibit, which covered all the available wall space on the theatre's main floor, to the present, visual arts have been an integral part of PCA. Each season includes juried exhibits featuring the works of many local artists as well as some of the members of the Visual Arts Committee. The Scholarship Competition show, held each spring, encourages local area students to pursue their passion for the visual arts through creative endeavors.
The adaptability of the gallery, now housed on the lower level of our historic structure, has provided a location for the great variety of exhibits that cover everything from sculpture to watercolor, oils, pottery, photography, jewelry and the annual Holiday Gift Show and Sale. Each major exhibit is launched with a festive opening reception.
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Calling all artists! Calling all artists! Click on Calls for Art to find entry information for upcoming shows. We welcome any local artists interested in applying to exhibit in the gallery.