We have many Workshops and Classes Scheduled in the coming weeks and months. Please check out the schedule and contact the Artist to sign up and get additional information.

Ohio River Valley Artist Guild (ORVAG)

has the goal to “support area artists, both with peer group and outside educational opportunities; to promote arts within the community and area; and plan and execute various outreach programs that include guild members, students, and other organizations within the community that would promote the arts and enhance the local environment.”  The Guild  has been highly successful in consistently achieving successes in each of these areas.  The Guild is incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) association dedicated to promoting the arts in the Ohio River Valley region.


Cox Gallery Mission Statement

The Cox Gallery strives to bring together, educate, enlighten, and inspire local artists, patrons, and friends of our gallery with the following activities.

  • Member Exhibits
  • Non-Member Exhibits
  • Student Exhibits
  • Community Exhibits
  • Other relevant events and activities

We are committed to bringing quality centered art to the art collector and the local community.

Our Locations

ORVAG Cox Gallery  and Studio

2nd Floor

2 East Third Street

Maysville, KY 41056

e-mail address for scheduling

ORVAG Washington Guild Hall

2111 Old Main Street

Washington KY


  • (606) 759 4906 for messages

Mailing Address:

  • ORVAG, P.O. Box 183, Old Washington, KY 41096


  • ORVAG relies heavily on volunteers to keep the doors open to the public.
  • To see what dates are covered or open please view the calendar pages for Cox Gallery or the Washington Guild Hall
  • Volunteer scheduling is maintained through this web site.  To volunteer please send an email to: gallery.schedule@orvag.org

Upcoming Events


Basic Drawing and Painting

Weekly classes Tuesdays / Thursdays, Starting June 28

Pick either the Tuesday series or the Thursday series

Ages 7 – 12, Taught by Emily Slusher
Learning different techniques, different artistic styles etc.

Contact Emily at dimeslivehere@gmail.com to register

Classes limited to 10 participants

Beginning Basket Making
July 31, August 7, August 14 (Sunday afternoons) 2:00 – 3:30 pm at the Guild

Anyone interested in Beginning Basket Making?

  • Fran Shirley will be starting a class on Sunday 29th July 2 till 3.30 pm. for 3 weeks.
  • Cost $50 includes all supplies.
  • We will make a roundberry basket
  • This class is suitable for adults and children.
  • If interested, please notify fpshirley@maysvilleky.net  by 19 July so I can order supplies.
  • If this is something you would like at another time please let me know.

roundberry basket


Pottery Wheel-throwing Classes at the Guild
Thursdays, July 21, 9:15-11:15 am through August 25
6 Classes for $75.00 including all materials

Contact Michael Dickman at michael@michaeldickman.com for details or sign up at the Guild


The Art of Mary Beth Thorngren in the Cox Gallery

Featuring Art by Mary Beth Thorngren

In August, the Cox Gallery will feature a retrospective of art by artist Mary Beth Thorngren which spans the last five years of her work. Paintings, drawings, and sculptures will reflect the artist’s love for animals, color, and story telling. The subject matter is often odd, eccentric, humorous, and often described as thought-provoking. Thorngren’s studio is located above the historic Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington, Ohio, where she also runs Thorngren Studio Arts; a working studio for all ages. She recently accepted a teaching position at Wilmington College and she is looking forward to cultivating new artists and sharing her passion. Her work is sold across the US and overseas.

Opening Friday Opening August 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
On display through August



Cocktails and Canvas – Guild Fundraiser
Friday, August 26, 6:00 – 8:00
Friday October 14, 6:00 – 8:00

Limited spaces, so reserve your spot by stopping in 11-4 T-Sat, 12-4 Sunday or contact Donna Huber at 606 407 4026. Rob Weingartner will be covering the basics of landscape painting. Cost is $30 which includes all materials. Bring your own drink and snack. Hurry and reserve your spot! Please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.

The August date is full – there are still limited spaces available for October 14.


Creating a Culture of Health

A celebration of Art and Health for all mason County Families

In September, the Cox Gallery will feature art and other exhibit items promoting a culture of health for all Mason County members

First Friday Opening September 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
On display through September



We have many Workshops and Classes Scheduled in the coming weeks and months. Please check out the schedule and contact the Artist to sign up and get additional information.

Click here to see the schedule.