The Webb Sight (featuring Duane Webb)

August 4, 2018—August 25, 2018

Opening Ceremony

August 4, 2018  |  1pm - 3pm

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is proud to present its August exhibition of 2018, The Webb Sight, an exhibition featuring a collection of oil paintings. The Webb Sight will be hosted in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery. A FREE opening reception will be held Saturday, August 4th 1:00-3:00 P.M., including light refreshments. At 2:00 P.M., during the opening reception Duane Webb will be demonstrating his unique flair with a charcoal sketch, along with a Q & A.

Meet the Artist:

Duane Webb was born in Pleasantville, Bedford County. He currently lives in Daisytown and is employed at Kenco Corporation in Ligonier as the Advertising and Marketing Director. His large tradeshow creations have received recognition in venues including Las Vegas and Toronto. Duane has been a member of the Allied Artists of Johnstown since 1991. Besides painting, Duane performs as a caricature artist at many annual regional events such as CACCC’s Log House Arts Festival. He has also created several murals around the region, such as with Johnstown’s Pillar Project along Haynes Street. Duane has been an instructor for adult drawing classes at the CACCC for over 10 years. His paintings and illustrations have been commissioned across the US. 

Artist Statement:

"I’ve enjoyed painting and drawing since I was a child and have always been fascinated with creating art. After high school, I apprenticed as a sign painter for Old Bedford Village, traveling the region to paint billboards on site for the project. Moving to Johnstown just two weeks before the ’77 flood, I eventually ended up working at Lee Hospital as a security officer for 17 years. I continued creating art during this time and was accepted as a member of AAJ. In 2000, I left Lee to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I began to receive professional recognition as an artist. While there, I majored in Computer Arts and Animation. As a student at AIP, I worked weekends aboard the Gateway Clipper, Point Park, and other locales as a caricature artist. As a fine artist, I work in mainly in oils, with caricature art in ink, pastel, and charcoal. My fine art genre has varied little over the years. I lean more towards a realistic approach, being influenced by masters such as Vermeer, illustrator Norman Rockwell, and numerous local artists. I rely on art for relaxation and leisure, and I try to project that in my work." —Duane Webb



The Webb Sight will be on display from August 4th – 25th. The public is welcome to visit the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Gallery, with free admission, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. A $5 donation is encouraged. 

“It has been a pleasure to know Duane over the recent years that I have been Director at the Community Arts Center. I first met Duane as an instructor. He is dynamic with his students and they really enjoy and learn a lot from his classes. We are so fortunate to be featuring him in this year’s Fall Semester. As the years unfolded, I found out what a diverse and impressive artist he is, with advanced training throughout the country. We are so fortunate to have local talent that supports the Community Arts Center and makes time for their own art.” -Angela R. Godin, Executive Director