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Yorktown Arts Foundation & On the Hill Gallery

Susan Powel

Susan Powell

We lost a valuable member of our organization on June 14.

Susan Powell was a member of the Yorktown Arts Foundation Board of Directors and worked behind the scenes on the reopening of On The Hill Gallery, and keeping it successful ever since.

Her contributions are many. She wrote grants, solicited donations and supported artists in any way she could. As the founder of Art at the River, she gave artists the opportunity to sell their work and gain exposure to the public in a beautiful waterfront setting.

With her passing, there is a void that no one person can fill. We will miss her tremendously.

In The Gallery

On The Hill Gallery Artist Lew Thatcher will teach a three-day workshop June 23-25.

The workshop is four hours per day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour for lunch. Subject matter to be landscape, seascape or cityscape from each student's own photographs. Cost for workshop is $125. Registration deadline is June 5. More details...

5x5(x5) Exhibit and Silent Auction

Have you picked up your free 5x5 canvas and registered for the 5x5 (x5) Exhibit and Silent Auction? The July 31 deadline to turn in your works will be here before you know it.

This year, in addition to member artist works, we are excited to have a limited grouping of “Select Artists’ Works”, that is, works of influential artists including Joe Miller, aka “Cheap Joe”.

5x5(x5) Exhibit includes categories for both 2D & 3D works. Pick up your own canvas at the Gallery today! For more information and deadlines, view the 5x5(x5) Call For Artists document.

Recent Activity

Member Show
Member show

Yorktown Arts Foundation members were invited to create works inspired by “Blue” in any medium for this 2017 member show. The blue sky, a blue eye, or the deep blue sea. Blues music, a sad emotion or perhaps the sound of the word. See awarded artworks.

"Abandoned Art" in Yorktown

The primary mission of our Foundation is to promote art and art education in and around York County. Recently, the Celebrate Yorktown Committee awarded a grant to Yorktown Arts Foundation to help us fulfill this mission through a new project – the Art Abandonment Project. Art Abandonment is a grass roots art movement which has been happening across the country.

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, YAF members have started “abandoning” small works of art around historic Yorktown for residents and visitors to find and keep.

Each piece includes a tag asking the finder to take a photo and share their find with us and the world.

We ask that the finders post a selfie with their find on Instagram or Twitter with the #FoundInYorktown hashtag, tagging @OnTheHillGallery in Instagram or emailing a photo to

We hope everyone enjoys these random acts of art (kindness) for the sake of art.

Classes & Events

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    Summer Sampler 2017 Art Camp
    at On the HIll Gallery

    Call at 757-369–1108 from 11am-3pm on June 13th and/or June 20th to sign up.

    This year our camp is being offered FREE of charges as the result of a grant we received. Camp will take place the following weeks July 10-14, 2017 for ages 6-10, and July 17-21, 2017 for ages 11-14. For safety reasons in our upstairs classroom the number of children are limited to 8 children per class. Here is the Schedule.

    Children who call to register are limited to (1) 6 hour class or (2) 3 hour sessions. This is in an affort to make class space available for other children. There will be wait lists created for classes.