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


Exhibition run May 5-25, 2017

ULTRALIGHT is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists living with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as living with disabilities to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field, media, and stereotypes. ULTRALIGHT seeks to exhibit work that challenges the viewing public to leave their preconceived notions and sympathy at the door, and experience artwork that tells the real story of living disabilities and the current state of access. The exhibition breaks access into three parts: physical, communication, and attitude. 

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.