Pontiac Community Art Center

Welcome to the Pontiac Community Art Center



The Pontiac Community Art Center nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area.  The Art Center is a studio, teaching space, gallery, and retail sales outlet for locally produced work.  We invite you to visit our store and see the wide variety of art we offer. 
001

Artist Information



Livingston County artists who wish to submit artwork for consideration should review the Jury Criteria (PDF).  
To submit work, please download and print the Submission Form (PDF).  

Our Current Show

Joe Bailey Art Gallery 
Pontiac Community Art Center announces the May Gallery Show
‘Every Little Detail’.

The May 2017 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Saturday, April 29 in the Joe Bailey Gallery, and will run  through Tuesday, May 30.  ‘Every Little Detail’ features the acrylic paintings of local artist and Chenoa resident, Teresa Beard-Lowell. Teresa’s paintings will ‘focus’ on the subject of fine detail.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Hours for the Art Center are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.




Pontiac Community Art Center announces the January 2017 Gallery Show ‘Wood to Paper’.

The January 2017 Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Thursday, January 5, in the Joe Bailey Gallery and runs throughSunday January 29.  This exhibit is entitled ‘Wood to Paper’

‘Wood to Parer’ is a collaboration between local artists Pam Beeson and Jim Woodburn.  Woodburn is a wood craftsman, and began working with wood in the 5th grade.  He found a antique saw and started making lawn ornaments, and has been skillfully working with wood ever since.  Woodburn’s pieces include furniture crafted from local and exotic woods. 
Pam Beeson is a photographer.  She got her love of photography in high school.  She asked for a camera for Christmas, and her sister got one instead.  Santa was a bit confused, so she borrowed her camera and has been chasing light ever since.  For this show, Beeson concentrated on large prints and canvases.  Both artists share a love for modern rustic, wide open spaces and Longhorn cattle.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Winter hours for the Art Center are Monday throughFriday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome
Pontiac Community Art Center announces the January 2017 Gallery Show ‘Wood to Paper’.

The January 2017 Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Thursday, January 5, in the Joe Bailey Gallery and runs throughSunday January 29.  This exhibit is entitled ‘Wood to Paper’

‘Wood to Parer’ is a collaboration between local artists Pam Beeson and Jim Woodburn.  Woodburn is a wood craftsman, and began working with wood in the 5th grade.  He found a antique saw and started making lawn ornaments, and has been skillfully working with wood ever since.  Woodburn’s pieces include furniture crafted from local and exotic woods. 
Pam Beeson is a photographer.  She got her love of photography in high school.  She asked for a camera for Christmas, and her sister got one instead.  Santa was a bit confused, so she borrowed her camera and has been chasing light ever since.  For this show, Beeson concentrated on large prints and canvases.  Both artists share a love for modern rustic, wide open spaces and Longhorn cattle.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Winter hours for the Art Center are Monday throughFriday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.
Pontiac Community Art Center announces the May Gallery Show ‘Every Little Detail’.

The May 2017 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Saturday, April 29 in the Joe Bailey Gallery, and will run  through Tuesday, May 30.  ‘Every Little Detail’ features the acrylic paintings of local artist and Chenoa resident, Teresa Beard-Lowell. Teresa’s paintings will ‘focus’ on the subject of fine detail.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Hours for the Art Center are Mondaythrough Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.
Pontiac Community Art Center announces the May Gallery Show ‘Every Little Detail’.

The May 2017 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Saturday, April 29 in the Joe Bailey Gallery, and will run  through Tuesday, May 30.  ‘Every Little Detail’ features the acrylic paintings of local artist and Chenoa resident, Teresa Beard-Lowell. Teresa’s paintings will ‘focus’ on the subject of fine detail.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Hours for the Art Center are Mondaythrough Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.
Pontiac Community Art Center announces the May Gallery Show ‘Every Little Detail’.

The May 2017 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Saturday, April 29 in the Joe Bailey Gallery, and will run  through Tuesday, May 30.  ‘Every Little Detail’ features the acrylic paintings of local artist and Chenoa resident, Teresa Beard-Lowell. Teresa’s paintings will ‘focus’ on the subject of fine detail.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Hours for the Art Center are Mondaythrough Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.

Pontiac Community Art Center announces the January 2017 Gallery Show ‘Wood to Paper’.

The January 2017 Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Thursday, January 5, in the Joe Bailey Gallery and runs throughSunday January 29.  This exhibit is entitled ‘Wood to Paper’

‘Wood to Parer’ is a collaboration between local artists Pam Beeson and Jim Woodburn.  Woodburn is a wood craftsman, and began working with wood in the 5th grade.  He found a antique saw and started making lawn ornaments, and has been skillfully working with wood ever since.  Woodburn’s pieces include furniture crafted from local and exotic woods. 
Pam Beeson is a photographer.  She got her love of photography in high school.  She asked for a camera for Christmas, and her sister got one instead.  Santa was a bit confused, so she borrowed her camera and has been chasing light ever since.  For this show, Beeson concentrated on large prints and canvases.  Both artists share a love for modern rustic, wide open spaces and Longhorn cattle.

The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Winter hours for the Art Center are Monday throughFriday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome
The Pontiac Community Art Center is located at 103 West Madison Street, across from the historic Livingston County Courthouse in downtown Pontiac.  

Hours


Monday through Friday - 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday - 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Upcoming Gallery Shows

MONTH ARTIST SHOW TITLE
May Teresa Beard-Lowell "Every Little Detail"
June Group Show Poetry Show
July John Fitzgerald & Kathy Zehr Gunpowder Show
August Kathy Zehr  
September John & Vickie Fitzgerald  
October Group Show "Thriller"
November Patty Mackinson  
December Group Show  

PCAC Presentation



Would you like to know more about the Pontiac Community Art Center?  Do you need a speaker for your club or group?  The PCAC has a presentation about us that includes a PowerPoint.  Contact Juli Fraher by email or stop by the center to make arrangements.   

PONTIAC COMMUNITY ART CENTER Calendar of events

May 20 (Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m., with show on courthouse lawn at 3:00 p.m.)  Plein Air Painting:  Area artists are invited to participate in a special plein air event:  an opportunity to paint the barn at the original Amitytown Society of Painters original meeting place (Lyle Husted farm).  Artists will meet at the Pontiac Community Art Center (103 W. Madison St., Pontiac, IL) for coffee, doughnuts, and maps and then caravan to the farm.  After a day of painting, artists will display their work on the Pontiac Courthouse Square at 3:00 p.m.  Amitytown painters are especially invited! Applications are available at the Pontiac Community Art Center.   Suggested donation: $5.   (Sponsored by Pontiac Community Art Center with support from Greater Livingston County Arts Council).

          

Week of June 12:  MOSAIC Painting Event.  Livingston County MOSAIC residents will participate in an acrylic Painting Party during the week of June 12.  Pontiac Community Art Center artists, Kathy Zehr, Teresa Beard-Lowell, Sue Drummet, Lauren Ganther and art center volunteers will host at the individual MOSAIC homes.  Works created on that day will be on display at the Pontiac Community Art Center (with support from the Greater Livingston County Arts Council) in the two weeks after the event.  This program was supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, an agency of the State of Illinois, and the McLean County Arts Center

July 8 (Saturday):  Gunpowder Art Demonstration.  Pontiac Community Art Center artists, Kathy Zehr and John Fitzgerald, will demonstrate Gunpowder Art, the method of placing gunpowder on-pre-prepared canvas and art paper to create interesting artwork.  Several activities are planned:

  1. There will be a gunpowder art gallery show from July 1st through July 30th featuring artwork by John Fitzgerald and Kathy Zehr at the Pontiac Community Art Center, 103 W. Madison St., Pontiac, IL.
  2. Two large canvas firings in the parking lot behind the Pontiac Community Art Center:  one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m.  Event is free
  3. Opportunity for make-and-take gunpowder art open to the public (suggested donation: $20).  Observers are welcome.
  4. PCAC and GLCAC will host a vendor art fair on the Pontiac Square from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Pontiac Community Art Center is supported by the Greater Livingston County Arts Council.)