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
February 3 - March 30, 2017


VAE will be showcasing some of the most ambitious and timely works by artists from across the region in our annual exhibition, Contemporary South. The purpose of the exhibition is to gather a survey of what creative people in the Regional South are creating. Since 2012 this exhibition has grown and expanded to become one of VAE's most well-received exhibitions.

The Juror, Sheetal Prajatapati. Prajapati worked as the Assistant Director of Learning and ArtistsInitiatives at MoMA till late 2016 and now works as an artist and educator. Raised in Kentucky, Sheetal has a great insider/outsider view of the landscapes of the Regional South.

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.