Art Gallery

Explore the current exhibit, look forward to the next, or participate in an upcoming community exhibit!

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About the Gallery

The fine art gallery showcases individual artists, community exhibits, and student exhibits throughout the year. Every exhibit is welcomed by a free artist reception that allows visitors to see the exhibit first and meet the artist/s. Exhibits are typically on display for two months. If you are interested in holding an exhibit in the gallery, please email prac@audubon.org and send digital samples of your current work.

Current Exhibit: "Coastal Sights through the Eyes of Artist Herb Willey"

Coastal Sights come alive through the work of award-winning artist Herb Willey. Plan to meet the artist and view his work at an evening artist reception Thursday, June 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Currently a full-time resident of Bay St. Louis, Willey’s first structured art lessons were during high school where he lived in Miami, Florida. He then attended the University of Hawaii while serving in the U.S. Navy where he was a part-time art student.

At that time he was able to sell his work in the art colony at Ala Moana. After his tour with the Navy ended, he attended the University of Southern Louisiana at Lafayette on a scholarship as a fine art major. During this time, Willey worked as a staff artist at The Daily Iberian in New Iberia. 

His work has been displayed at various institutions around southern Louisiana including the Louisiana State Art Museum and LaSalette Hospital.


As a self-employed designer from 1965-2003, Herb won awards from companies including Mercury Outboard Motors and Cook Chemical Company. His primary watercolor instruction was with well-known New Orleans Watercolorist Harrel Gray, and his work was on display at the Old Quarter Gallery in the French Quarter during the 90’s.

Today you can find his work on display at Gallery 220 and Bay Life in Bay St. Louis and his prints are for sale in the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs. His watercolor pieces have been juried and honored in regional, national and international shows including the Arts of Hancock County, The Gulf Coast Art Association, the Ocean Springs Art Association, The Pass Christian Art Association annual shows and the River Road Show in Baton Rouge. He has also been featured in local venues including the Hancock County Courthouse, the Bay St Louis Mayor’s Office and the Diamondhead Library.


The Coastal Sights exhibit will be on display at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center until August.

 

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Upcoming Schedule for the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery  

For information about having a show in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery, please email prac@audubon.org

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