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  • May 30, 2024 5:08 PM | Colleen Algeo (Administrator)

    PVAC MCCC SHOW 2024-1.jpg (5472×3648)PVAC ART SHOW: May the Art Be With You - Held May 13- June 8 at the Fine Arts Center at Montgomery County Community College. Photo of guests greeting at the reception. 

    Show Runs Through June 8

    20+ Artists Featured & 100+ Guests at the Reception

    We are thrilled to announce that our recent art show "May the Art Be with You!" was a tremendous success! Thanks to the incredible talent of our artists, the help of our new friends at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), and the enthusiastic support from all of you, the event exceeded all expectations. The MCCC gallery director, Patrick Rodgers and a few of his colleagues worked tirelessly to hang the show for us and we are very appreciative. 

    Unlike our member show or juried show, this show gave PVAC members the opportunity to showcase a body of work. Some members had as many as ten different pieces featured. The exhibition showcased an amazing array of artworks, from stunning paintings and sculptures to captivating photographs and mixed media pieces.

    A reception which was held in the evening on May 23 and was well attended thanks in part to a new publicity initiative by Deb Nyman that provided individualized promo materials to each of the artists. The turnout was fantastic, with art lovers from all around coming together to celebrate creativity and support our local artists. 

    According to show coordinator, Sharon Gross, "Over a hundred people came out for the reception! It was a great evening! Special thanks to Herb Breyer for providing the music and Cathy McIllhenny for giving the art talk. I want to also thank Mike Tomasso, Edna Rambo, and Dianne Cram for helping with the refreshments. Colleen Algeo took photos of the reception, the link to the photo gallery is below."

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    Sharon Gross congratulates the participating artists and offers thanks to everyone who made the show possible. 

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    Who knew? Herb Breyer is also a wonderful musician. Loved the music, Herb, Thank you. 

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    Cathy McIllhenny works the crowd during her art talk about her medium of choice, pastels. 

    View Photo Gallery

    We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sharon Gross and her team and everyone who participated, attended, and contributed to making this event memorable. Your presence and support are what made this art show truly special.

    Stay tuned for more exciting events and opportunities to celebrate art in our community.

    We look forward to seeing you at our next gathering - our Summer Picnic. 

     Find out more about the  Summer Picnic

  • April 30, 2024 1:21 PM | Colleen Algeo (Administrator)

    Art & Creativity in Quilts by Bud Slemmer

    Event Details

    • Date: May 14 – June 29, 2024

    An exhibit in the Mennonite Heritage Center’s Lapp Art Gallery running May 14-June 29, 2024.

    Bud loves colors, textures, styles and materials. He has been an artist in watercolor painting and is a lifetime member of the Perkiomen Valley Art Center. Bud worked for many years as a floral designer and was an active member of the Pennsylvania Lilly Society, but his greatest love is quilts. Designing new patterns in various shapes, forms, and bright colors energizes him. For this exhibit, Bud used various materials from silk neckties to oriental patterns, and colorful cottons. He pieces together items such as bed or table covers, runners, and potholders, in various shapes and sizes. His technique and required accuracy are exceptional. You do not want to miss experiencing the color and vibrancy of Bud’s work!


  • April 24, 2024 1:02 PM | Colleen Algeo (Administrator)


    Member Show Artwork Pick-up has been rescheduled

    The Mennonite Heritage Center will be closed this weekend beginning on Thursday as they will be having their parking lot paved this weekend. They have been trying to schedule this for a few weeks and now the weather is cooperating.

    From Regina at MHEP - "I wanted to let you know that we are paving the parking lot beginning on Thursday. We will be closed to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. PVAC members are welcome to pick up their items on the following Saturday. Thanks.

    We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate you picking your artwork on May 4 between 11am and 4pm. 

  • April 18, 2024 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    PVAC would like to congratulate all of the artists that received awards at this years PVAC Member Show!

    We would like to thank everyone for participating and making the show another wonderful display of vision and talent!!!

    Perkiomen Valley Art Center 61st Member Show Awards

    Please note these special artworks on display: Chinese Tree Peony watercolor by Bud Slemmer and Red-Winged Blackbird/Tiger Lilies color wood cut by our judge Dean Thomas.

    Honorable Mention to Johanne Lamarche for Unforgettable - Oil/C old Wax on Canvas

    Honorable Mention to Debra Yerger for Zion - Oil

    Honorable Mention New Member to Terry Page for Tutillo - Oil

    Mennonite Heritage Center $25 to Deb Guttshall for Skippack Cross Dairy Farm – Oil

    AWARD for EXCELLENCE in CREATIVITY $35 to Edna Rambo for Blue Bowl with Handles - Pottery

    AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PORTRAITURE $35 to Donna Steich Recluse - Watercolor

    AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY $35 to Katherine Wince for Atlas Pantsed – Photograph

    AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN LANDSCAPE $35 to Stephen Allen for Blue House on the Perkiomen Creek – Oil

    AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN FLORAL $50 to Sharon Gross for Pelargonium x hortorum - Watercolor

    AWARD of EXCELLENCE FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR - NEW MEMBER $50 to Karen Keegan for PaPa, Pileated Woodpecker – Acrylic

    CHARLES ROSS MEMORIAL AWARD $50 to Luciana Orsoni Timmons for Untitled - Sculpture Raku

    DONNA T WELLS MEMORIAL AWARD EXCELLENCE in ANY MEDIUM $50 to Koz Noruzi Power of Water - Enamel Reverse Painting

    In MEMORY of FREDRIC (RICK) SCHMID $50 to Rich Godshall for Summer in the City - Oil

    In MEMORY of GEORGE M. SCHMID $50 to Barbara Brown for Keep Off The Dunes - Pastel

    MARGARET MURPHY MEMORIAL AWARD $50 to Bob Hakun for The Last Dance - Sculpture

    AWARD in HONOR OF DAVE THOMAS & HIS MAGIC $75 to Catherine McIlhenny for Humphrey’s Peak - Pastel

    FOUNDERS AWARD $75 to Philip A. Smith for Solo Flight - Sculpture

    CATHERINE SCHLACHTER CARROLL MEMORIAL AWARD $100 to Michele Ward Evans for Magnolia Tree – Watercolor

    AWARD in HONOR of PAT WILSON-SCHMID $100 to Susan Klinger for Waffle or Sugar - Soft Pastel

    3rd Place $100 to Sherry Ward for The Great Escape - Pastel

    2nd Place $150 to Lori Quinque-Quinn for Mid March - Oil

    1st Place $175 to Teresa Nicolo for Forest Bathing - Pastel 1

    Thank you for attending our 2024 Members Show!

  • April 16, 2024 8:21 AM | Anonymous

    Hello! This is Emily Pope from the Perkiomen Valley Library, we are hosting a craft fair on June 15 from 10am to 4pm and were wondering whether any of your artists would like to be vendors for the event? Outdoor tables are $25, and indoor tables are $35 (electricity included), all tables are 6 feet long. Should they need additional tables, it's $15 after the initial table cost. Attached are the post and flyer for the event. Crafters/artists keep all their earnings. If any artists want to be vendors, all they have to do is reach out to me at this email ( to get an invoice or more information to register.

  • April 11, 2024 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    Watercolor at Pennypacker Mills - Spring 2024

    by Terry Page

    A watercolor class for those adults interested in learning about watercolor and also for those who already know how to use them and would like to learn more.  This is your chance to be in a classroom and enjoy the company of like-minded artists

    New students will need an introductory set (about 8-10 colors) of Student or Artist grade watercolors such as Windsor Newton, Grumbacher or similar. Brushes such as Princeton Round #4, #8, (#6 optional) or similar. These can be obtained at Michaels Arts and Crafts. You will also need a pad of Watercolor paper 9x12 or 11x14, or a watercolor block, and a hair dryer. Some kind of clips or artist tape to secure your paper to a backer board 

    Please contact me with your questions/concerns about materials or drop-in sessions:

    Terry has a BA in Fine Art and a Masters of Art Education.  She taught art at NPHS and now is teaching art at several locations throughout Montgomery County.

    This is a 4-week class. Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00 pm.  Ends May 2th.

    Cost: PVAC Member: $100,  NON-Members: $125


  • April 10, 2024 9:56 PM | Donna McGough (Administrator)

    Regina Marie Designs Fine Art & Crafts Gallery - Skippack

    Seeking artists interested in participating in Plein Air painting on May 18th from 12pm - 5pm throughout Skippack Village during the Skippack Village Arts Walk Event.

    Sponsored by: Regina Marie Designs.  There is no fee to participate.

    Meet up at Regina Marie Designs Fine Art & Crafts Gallery at 11am for a welcome.  Then the artists will go to their chosen spot in Skippack, to paint from 12 - 5pm.

    Bring your painting to Gallery at 5:30-6:00Pm for a photo shoot if you would like to participate in the July 18th-21st Group Exhibit.

    Gallery Address: 4076 Skippack Pike, Skippack ,PA 19474

    Art Walk form

    GROUP EXHIBIT - July 18th - 21st, 2024

    Artists that wish to participate in the future group exhibit Plein Air Skippack on July 18 - 21st at the Regina Marie Gallery, submit your details on the flyer to Regina Marie Fine Arts & Crafts Designs.

    Plein Air form

    ***There is also a Wine Festival Going on May 18th in the Large parking area across from Hotel Fiesole. Visitors and patrons will get to see art in process -- a good way to connect with the local community. If you are not comfortable with interaction there are many little hidden spaces to paint as well ***

    Please contact me: Regina Ewer for more info via:  Email:  

    or call: 484-604-0828 (leave message)


    or call: 484-604-0828 (leave message)

  • March 20, 2024 7:51 AM | Anonymous

  • March 10, 2024 3:48 PM | Anonymous
    Susan Klinger's "Sunlit Curls", graphite pencil, has been accepted by the jury panel of the American Artists Professional League to be exhibited at "Realism on the Hudson" at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY, March 2nd through April 14th, 2024.

    Susan is also now being represented by Kingsway Gallery in Yellow Springs, PA

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Serving Mongtomery, Bucks & Berks Counties, PA

Perkiomen Valley Art Center  (PVAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1957 to further art appreciation and direct involvement with the arts by providing cultural programs and exhibitions by area artists.

Program presentations and show receptions are free and open to the public.

Meeting Address: Maplewood Estates, Arbor Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 815 Maplewood Dr., Harleysville PA 19438

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