Advertise with Us

Every year, The Bay School publishes two class catalogs covering the class schedules for June-December and January-May. These catalogs are available in the Art Speaks Gallery, mailed to approximately 3,000 individuals with a PDF version emailed to another 2,500. Recipients live primarily in the Mathews/Gloucester area and Middle Peninsula region; however, interested parties request our catalog throughout Virginia and the United States. Additionally, a downloadable PDF of the catalog is available on our website, and we distribute the publication at local and regional libraries and visitor centers.

We also publish a program to promote our Annual Arts Speaks Juried Exhibition, to be held April 27-May 27 this year. The program is a keepsake of the exhibit, illustrating and describing the diverse work of each year’s selected artists, all residents of Virginia. In addition to being available in the Art Speaks Gallery, other local galleries, and the Mathews Visitor Center, the program is mailed to approximately 650 individuals and galleries statewide in advance of the exhibition, and a downloadable PDF of the program is available on our website.

We invite you to consider advertising in one or all of the described publications to
support the Bay School Community Arts Center and Art Speaks Gallery. 

Advertisement Reservations, Specifications, and Payment

To reserve your ads or if you have any questions, please contact Tamera Myer-Mams at or at 804.725.1278. Please note that full-page inside front or inside back ads are reserved on a first-come basis. We encourage you to become an Art Speaks Gallery sponsor at the time of placing your ad to receive a 10% discount on all advertising.

Ads should be emailed to as PDF or JPG files designed at the selected ad size and with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in CMYK color mode. If you prefer, we can design your ad for an additional $20 charge.

Ads must be received by the following dates for each publication:

  • March 1: Art Speaks Program Ad Deadline
  • March 15: June-December Class Catalog Ad Deadline
  • November 15: January-May Class Catalog Ad Deadline

Payment along with your ad reservation form can be mailed to The Bay School; ATTN: Grace Small; PO Box 1524; Mathews, VA 23109. You also may call in payment to 804.725.1278 or pay online.