Barclay Sheaks Gallery

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Established in 1999, the Barclay Sheaks Gallery is named after nationally renowned painter and founder of the Art Department at Virginia Wesleyan University, Barclay Sheaks. Sheaks is best known for his acrylic paintings of waterfront scenes, wetlands, farmlands and people of the Chesapeake Bay.

His "work is eloquent testimony to how perseverance and diligence combine with creativity and inspiration to create lasting objects," notes Joyce Howell, Professor of Art History. As an artist and teacher, Sheaks had a profound and lasting effect not only on the arts community but on the many students he inspired and mentored.

The Barclay Sheaks Gallery is located in the Henry Clay Hofheimer II Library adjacent to the Neil Britton Gallery and features the University's permanent collection of works by Sheaks.

Learn more about Barclay Sheaks.

Barclay Sheaks: A Retrospective Exhibition 1935-2000

Phone: 757.455.3200
Admission: Admission is free and open to the public.
Operating hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.