Classes & Programs


If you are interested in registering online for one our classes, please take a look at our Guide to Online Registration.  When you are ready to complete your registration online, you may go to our Online Registration page.  Gallery classes and events can be found under the 'Arts and Culture' tab. Registration can also be completed in person at the Suffolk Art Gallery. 

Upcoming Classes and Events with the Suffolk Art Gallery

Winter Exhibit 2019Fresh Pressed Postcard Front

Fresh Pressed

Join us at the Suffolk Art Gallery for the Opening Reception on Friday, December 13 | 5:30-7:30pm.

Exhibit Dates: December 13th, 2019 - January 24th, 2020.

An invitational exhibit showcasing different styles of printmaking and printmaking artists fro the area and beyond. Works on display range from woodcuts to screenprints, and more in between. Artists include Mona Wu, Eddie Fitzgerald, Alan Skees, John Runner, and Clay McGlamory.

Field Trip to the VMFA with Suffolk Art Gallery


January 23, 2020


Registration required by January 16, 2020. Register here.

Join the Suffolk Art Gallery on a tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The trip will include a guided tour of the museum, as well as time to explore the museum on your own or visit the special exhibit of Edward Hopper that will be on display. We will depart from the Suffolk Art Gallery at 8:30am, and return around 5pm. If participants wish to visit the Edward Hopper exhibit, they will be able to purchase tickets at the museum. Participants will have time to get lunch on their own while at the museum. We will leave the museum around 2:30pm to return to Suffolk.

Paint Night, Paint Party with Stephanie Gwaltney


February 2, 2020


Registration required by January 31, 2020. Register here.

Start your Valentines' celebrations at the Suffolk Art Gallery! Paint Night Paint Party is for novice to professional painters, ages 13+. Local artist Stephanie Gwaltney provides demonstrative instructions throughout the painting process to ensure your satisfaction and success! Participants will create their own painting following along with Stephanie's demonstration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and alcohol-free beverages. Registration can be completed in person at the Suffolk Art Gallery (118 Bosley Avenue), or online through the Suffolk Parks and Recreation website. Preregistration is required and registration covers the cost of all materials.

Poerty, Prose, and Pizza with Nathan Richardson

February 27, 2020


Join the Suffolk Art Gallery, the Suffolk Art League, and host Nathan Richardson for this Open Mic event. Poets, writers, musicians, spoken word, and more are welcome. Present your own original works, or favorites by others. Not a writer or musician? Come listen to others, enjoy a slice of pizza, and visit the Gallery in a relaxed, open, and comfortable environment. Register online is available in advance. and beginning at 5:30pm at the Gallery before the event. Free and open to the public.

36th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, March 7th | 4:00-6:00pm

Exhibit Dates: March 7th - April 17th, 2020

Open to all professional and amateur photographers aged eighteen and above. All styles of photography in which traditional and digital processes were integral to the creation of the work will be accepted. Photography must be originals executed and altered by the photographer only. 

Registrations must include a completed entry form and payment of the entry fee. Submission deadline: January 27th, 2020. 

Click here to download an entry form.

To pay the $30 entry fee click here.* 

Entry fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibit. The exhibit will run from March 7th through April 17th, 2020. Applicants will be notified of jurors' decision by February 7th, 2020.

*If you have never registered for activities at the Suffolk Art Gallery, or through Suffolk Parks and Recreation, you will need to create an account to complete online registration. If you have registered before, use your existing log-in information.

Sally Mann Photography Lecture presented by the VMFA

March 12, 2020


Join us at the Suffolk Art Gallery, during our 36th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, to experience a lecture from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Sally Mann's Photographs. This lecture will provide an overview of Mann's career by focusing on her photographic processes,influences, and transitions while highlighting her major works. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported,in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund. Pre-registration is available, but not required to attend the event.

Exhibit of Excellence 2019 Opening
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Night Gallery