VAE's 3000 square foot Main Gallery hosts 12 juried and non-juried exhibits every year. Some shows are annual favorites like Contemporary South and Scope: the Southern Landscape. Other shows have interesting themes designed to get audiences and artists thinking and excited!

Check out our Calls for Artists page to see what's coming up & how you can get involved!


Main Gallery
April 7 - April 30, 2017


There is a childish freedom of sitting in 4 inches of water. Kiddie pools have a nostalgia of aloof parents and excited friends eager to sit in rusty hose water. The imprint of those memories have toys and objects, designed to (or not designed to) float in luke-warm water waiting to be rescued.

This month VAE welcomes spring with a show of work that floats on water and in the air. We asked artists to create work that rests in fluid transitions. Work that requires the viewers’ transitions. Work that floats on the surface, between substances, and in space. And boy did they deliver. Come see FLOAT. It's joyous.

The FLOAT exhibition is dedicated to Sarah Powers, because

Plan your next visit by checking out our Future Exhibitions!

To see examples of work from previous exhibitions go to our Exhibition Archives and to see way, way back please visit our Flickr.