Joe Bergeron

Reception First Friday July 4th 2014 6 PM















In 1976, a lad of 21 named Joe Bergeron hung some crude paintings at a science fiction convention in Kansas City, Missouri, where the guest of honor was Robert Heinlein. He sold most of them, an experience which left a good taste in his mouth, leading to more paintings and a steady improvement and diversification in subject matter, media, and techniques.

 Joe has produced hundreds of paintings in several media and a similar number of highly polished digital images. His windows are festooned with awards earned by his artwork, which has appeared in a substantial number of books and magazines related to space, astronomy, and science fiction. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists and is considered one of the best space artists in the world. He also enjoys painting landscapes, figures, and portraits. He considers portraiture the most demanding and challenging form of painting there is, and aims to improve his skills in that area. Technical illustrations are now produced digitally, leaving paintbrush time free for impressionistic landscapes and other freer, looser forms of art.

Now somewhat less laddish, Joe inhabits his wooded ancestral homeland of Broome County, having also dwelt in such places as California’s Mojave Desert, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Utah’s Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks. In all these places Joe has pursued not only his interest in art but also in astronomy, aiming telescopes at the stars and capturing celestial images photographically. He has also written and self-published eight novels (so far) and a children’s book called Cosmic Cat.

Joe’s artwork, as well as many other curious facts about him, may be discovered at his web site,

Art Mission Exhibition Open Call

The Art Mission and Theater seeks to exhibit works of artistic excellence by emerging artists.  We will consider recent works in all media.  Submissions must demonstrate a serious and professional body of work.

We accept submissions by email. Send  materials to Submit 3 digital images of your work using standard image formats.  Do not submit materials that require plug-ins, extensions or other executables to be downloaded or installed. . Include also the title, medium, date and size of the work.  Include a current artist resume (education, exhibitions, experience to date).


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Theater and Gallery rentals

Are you planning a special event this year? The ART Mission and Theater can offer our gallery and our theaters for the occasion. We have digital projection capabilities making it easy to show any film that has been released on Blu-Ray or DVD to your private party. You may also enjoy one of our current film offerings. How about a cocktail hour in our gallery as a reward to your employees? Why not have that small intimate wedding? We allow you to provide whatever you’d like including food, drink, cake and more. We can also take care of the planning if you’d like us to. We hope to play a part in this very special and unique occasion for your friends, family, or co-workers. For pricing and availability

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