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Exhibitions - Open through May 17th

     

Masterworks on the Move:
American Paintings
from Wesleyan College

Sara May Love Gallery
March 28 - May 17, 2014
Chris C. Nolan:
Outside the Box

Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall
March 28 - May 17, 2014
GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
Bates Community Room Gallery & Bates Permanent Collection Gallery
March 28 - May 17, 2014
Exhibitions Sponsored By:

       
   

EdwardBabcock
EdwardBabcock
Divine Essence: Beauty and the Botanical
photographs by Edward Babcock
August 22–October 11, 2014
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

Edward Babcock’s beautiful photographs and colleges are created from familiar botanical images. Babcock’s minimalist approach creates an intimate atmosphere and space for quiet meditation on the beauty and wonder of local flora. Edward Babcock, Lilly of the Universe, photograph.
Edward Babcock
WendyDurand
WendyDurand
Wendy Durand ceramics
August 22–October 11, 2014
Sara May Love Gallery

Wendy Durand’s beautifully hand built ceramics have organic curves and elegant angles all finished in rich glazes.  
Wendy Durand Ceramics
MichaelHarrell
MichaelHarrell
Michael Harrell watercolors
August 22–October 11, 2014
Sara May Love Gallery

Michael Harrell’s oil and watercolor paintings  have won numerous awards and can be found in private collections around the country. His work is reminiscent of American realists and he is well known for his remarkable ability to capture the luminous effects of light. Below: Michael Harrell, Sailing on Cape Cod (detail), watercolor, 11 x 14 inches.


Michael Harrell Watercolors
RussellBellamy
RussellBellamy
Russell Bellamy sculpture
June 6–August 2, 2014
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

Russell Bellamy’s sculpture and wall reliefs deal with ideas of perception and concentration involved in the comprehension of theoretical physics, time travel, and black holes. He uses a variety of materials including steel, polycarbonate, and plexiglass.
Russell Bellamy
HotWaxHotGlass
HotWaxHotGlass
Hot Wax & Hot Glass: Leslie Neumann & Susan Gott
June 6–August 2, 2014

Sara May Love Gallery

Artists living in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area, Leslie Neumann and Susan Gott both use material and process to influence the color and form in their work. Neumann, working with encaustic (hot wax) and oil paint applies the paint and wax to a surface while hot, and as it congeals she scrapes away colors, engraves words or pictographs, resulting in a rich luminous surface. Gott casts molten glass directly from a furnace burning at 2300ºF, and incorporates images, symbols, inclusions and color, inspired by mythological imagery and symbolism.

Right: Leslie Neumann, Celestial Cousins, encaustic; Below: Susan Gott, Calendar Wheel, glass.  PHOTOS: GEORGE BLANCHETTE


Hot Wax & Hot Glass
ChrisNolan
ChrisNolan
Chris Cherie Nolan: Outside the Box
March 28–May 17, 2014
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall


Outside the Box is a collection of paintings by Chris Cherie Nolan that go beyond the literal to depict the artist’s feelings, emotions, and the universal appeal of abstract color, shape and composition.

My first encounter with art was seeing my Aunt June painting a seascape at the seaside cottage in New England where our extended family spent several summers. I remember thinking it was magic to see a painting come out of a blank canvas - I still think it's magic. After that I always wanted to create and now I'm fortunate enough to have that opportunity. I am a self-taught painter/photographer/digital artist currently living in Havana, Florida. My photography is primarily fine art, landscape and floral. My photographs and paintings have been exhibited in over a dozen juried shows across the country and have garnered numerous awards. My painting mediums include acrylics, collage, watercolors and pastels. My work ranges from the realistic to non-objective, with a current emphasis on abstract and semi-abstract painting. 

Chris Cherie Nolan, Red, White and Juicy, watercolor
Chris Cherie Nolan
Masterworks
Masterworks
Masterworks on the Move: American Paintings from Wesleyan College
Organized by the Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia

March 28–May 17, 2014
Sara May Love Gallery

The Gadsden Arts Center is trilled to host the Masterworks on the Move: American Paintings from Wesleyan College, an exhibition of thirty-five 19th and early 20th Century American masterworks on loan from Wesleyan College. The exhibition features leading American painters such as William Stanley Haseltine, Hugh Bolton Johns, and Chauncey F. Ryder, and represents a view of styles and techniques taught at the most prestigious turn of the century New York City and European studios. 

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Julia Munroe Woodward, generous benefactor of Wesleyan College and the Gadsden Arts Center, who understood the importance of the arts and quality higher education. Miss Julia's active support and promotion of both organizations contributed substantially to their growth and success over time, and ability to present this exhibition today. 

Right: Edward Dufner, The Pink Lady, oil, 53 x 62 inches

Masterworks on the Move Committee 
Shari Arrington • Judy Gregory • Mary Margaret McNeill 
Virginia Perkins •Martha Stubbs • Susan Walker

Presenting Sponsor
The Allison House Inn

Sponsored in part by
Shari Arrington • Larry Baird • Betty Jane Betts • Sandra Bowman • Linda Kay Finley • Edwin and Elizabeth Green • Scott and Judy Gregory • Alex and Jane Hinson • Emoryette McDonald • Larry and Mary Margaret McNeill • Ermine Owenby • Virginia Perkins • Martha Stubbs • Susan & Otey Walker • Pat and Mary Jane Woodward • Martha Jean and Sylvester Woodward


Contact Executive Director Grace B. Robinson for sponsor information, (850) 627-5020




Masterworks on the Move
OwenGray
OwenGray
Owen Gray: Florida Landscape paintings

January 10–March 8, 2014
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

Owen Gray is an artist living in New York who has been fascinated with painting the natural world for fifteen years. His Florida landscapes almost always include various creatures in and around tropical foliage to demonstrate life as “nature vs nature”. Below: Owen Gray, Cyprus Fire, 2005, oil on panel, 11 x 12 inches. 
Owen Gray
FloridaLandscape
FloridaLandscape
New Visions of Florida Landscape: Liu Nan and Nancy Baur Dillen

January 10–March 8, 2014
Sara May Love Gallery

This exhibition introduces Florida’s landscape from two different artist’s perspectives, who while outwardly come from extremely different background, their work showcasing Florida landscape in similar vibrant color and movement. Nancy Baur Dillen is originally from Quincy, and retired from teaching art a few years ago to concentrate on her painting. Also a professor, Liu Nan teaches at FAMU, but is originally from China. Right: Liu Nan, Apalachicola National Park, oil on canvas; Below: Nancy Baur Dillen, Non-Native, 2013, oil on canvas.


New Visions of Florida Landscape
2013 OOP
2013 OOP
2013 Out of Pocket: small art exhibition
2nd floor Bates Permanent Collection Gallery
October 25–December 21, 2013

The 2013 Out of Pocket: small art exhibition is an exhibition designed to showcase artists’ works created on a smaller scale or with less expensive materials so that they may be affordably priced, and thus accessible to a broader collecting audience. This year's exhibition includes artwork from 39 artists from Leon and Gadsden Counties working in mediums ranging from watercolor to oil paintings to wood and metal sculptures. 

Susan Allen, Penny G. Anderson, Natalia Andreeva, Mashael Binmugbel, Olivier Chamel, Lorraine Clark, Jennifer Clinard, Sandy DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Shirley Dyal, Beth Eby, Judith Ehrhardt, Kesha Ellis, Howard Ferstler, Andrellica Higgs, Ann Kawamoto, Deitra Kemmer, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Deborah La Grasse, Eric Leeks, Jennifer Lowery, MANDEM, Jean Marani, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, Roxane McGinniss, William H. McKeown, Dawn McMillan, Linda Menke, Chris Nolan, Jill Quadagno, Roger Raepple, Susan L. Richardson, Millie Ruffles-Smith, Julia Skinner, Robert DeWitt Smith, Allika Williams, and Meta York.
2013 Out of Pocket
CountyCommission
CountyCommission
GAC Artists Guild County Commission Exhibitions

Since 2009, the Gadsden Arts Center has partnered with the Gadsden County Commissioners to display artwork by Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild members year-round at the Gadsden County Commissioners' Office. 

To visit:
9 East Jefferson Street  
Quincy, FL 32351-2405
(850) 875-8655 
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm  

August - September 2013
Jean Marani photographs
Jean Marani began her photography career focusing on images of friends, family, and places she'd traveled. Now she is drawn to sea and landscapes, lighthouses, covered brides and the flora and fauna of wherever she visits. Marani particularly enjoys preserving the nostalgia and history of the South through her work. "I create black and white/color photographs for home and office. These depict land and seascapes, historical settings, and southern nostalgia. I also have photographic notecards of these scenes. I do family and individual portraiture." Right: Mangrove Reflected, 2010, digital photograph.

Upcoming exhibitions at the County Commission:
October–November: Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill's paintings
December–January: Shirley Dyal's paintings
February–March: Vera Sorensen's oil paintings

Gadsden County Commission Exhibitions
Black Heritage Trail
Black Heritage Trail
The Black Heritage Trail: A Route in Search of Roots
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery, 2nd floor
June 6–June 30, 2013

Come learn about yourself, your neighbors, and your community by stepping into the past with Gadsden Arts Center June 6-30, 2013.  We are thrilled to be a part of the important exhibition, “The Black Heritage Trail: A Route in Search of Roots”,  as it travels through  Florida as part of the Viva Florida events which commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s landing in Florida.  This exhibition will allow the community to immerse themselves in their history through a diverse presentation.  Much of the exhibit centers on a painting by Eluster Richardson.  The work explores the blended cultural history of Florida while focusing on the unique and valuable influences and contributions of people of color in our state’s evolution.  

It begins as Old World Meets New (1513) and traverses through history, stopping at prominent events and settles on African Diaspora in Florida (2010).  Each highlight offers important insight into a side of history that is often unexplored. The exhibit continues with a Banner Project which shares information on “African Descendants Under the Five Flags of Florida.”

Eluster Richardson was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida.  He has exhibited work in Bethune-Cookman College fine art gallery in Daytona Beach and the Zora Neale Hurston Museum in Eatonville, Florida. In 1998 he was the visual arts director for Tallahassee's Harambee Festival.  He currently works at Riley House Museum and Resource Center of African-American History and Culture as their Artist-in-Residence. He works predominately in watercolor and oil, and chooses historic personages and cites in the North Florida region as his favorite subjects to paint.

This project is part of the Florida Black Heritage Trail-A Route in Search of Roots Community Education initiative.  It is produced by the John G. Riley House & Museum, Tallahassee, Florida. This VIVA Florida project has been financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.  

Right: Eluster Richardson, A Route in Search of Roots, oil on canvas

Black Heritage Trail: A Route in Search of Roots
WintonDial
WintonDial
Selections from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection:
Watercolors by Thornton Dial, Sr. and Suzanna Winton
February –April 27, 2013
2nd floor galleries

On display are four watercolors by Thornton Dial Sr. and one watercolor painting by Suzanna Winton, all from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection. Thornton Dial Sr. was born in 1928 in Emelle, Alabama. Instead of going to school, Dial snuck off to work different odd jobs including carpenter, house painter, cement mixer, and ironworker. The artist says he learned about drawing from his job at Pullman factory, studying designs for the steel machines, and after his retirement, he concentrated on his artwork. Dial says he was always making art and expressing his ideas; however, he didn’t know it was art until he met Will Arnett in 1987. Arnett is an art dealer and collector from Atlanta, GA who travels throughout the southeast meeting and discovering artists like Thornton Dial. This type of art, known as self-taught, folk art, outsider art, or vernacular was unknown to the larger art community. Although Thornton Dial is now in his 80s, he still creates large sculptural paintings and draws works on paper continuously. In 2011, the Indianapolis Museum of Art revealed a new traveling retrospective of Dial’s work: Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial, which is traveling throughout the southeast. Click here to learn more about Thornton Dial Sr.

Suzanna Winton has been studying and painting faces since 1994. Her work captures the personality and history of each of her subjects. She specializes in watercolor and practices her art daily. She has also received more than 30 awards throughout her painting career and now lives in Thomasville, GA. A core component of her style is the way she captures the expression and skin tones of each subject. She says of her work, “itʼs important that you scrutinize your subjectʼs complexion, including the true tones, expression, and texture of human skin.” Right: Suzanna Winton, Haitian Hat Man, 2000, watercolor, 22” x 14 1⁄2” Gift of Julia Munroe Woodward, 2006

These watercolor artworks in the Permanent Collection have been donated by collectors and are now owned by the Gadsden Arts Center. They require special protection to preserve them for generations of people to appreciate and enjoy. Watercolor is particularly sensitive to light. Over time light can damage both the paper and the dyes within the watercolor paint. Because light damage cannot be reversed, the Gadsden Arts Center protects these special works by only exhibiting them occasionally. Click here to learn more about the GAC Permanent Collection.



Virginia Coultas
Virginia Coultas

Virginia Coultas's Children: My Special Joy

August 2–October 5, 2013

Bates Children's Gallery, 2nd floor

Virginia (Ginny) Coultas has been drawing and painting her entire life and she especially likes doing portraits. This exhibition includes some of the many children's portraits Ginny has created over the years- as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and teacher. Several of the portraits are of children Ginny met while traveling in Africa, South America, and Cuba.

Right: Virginia Coultas, Child- Belize, 2012, oil.

Guild 2013
Guild 2013
GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions

Bates Community Room Gallery
2nd floor
February 9 - April 27, 2013

On view in the Bates Community Room Gallery is work by the following Artists Guild members: Susan Allen, Jeanne C. Alderson, Edward Babcock, Randy Brienen, Debra Brienen, Jennifer Clinard, Virginia Coultas, Elizabeth Diaz, Sue Ellen Knowles, Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill, Bettsy Mitchell, Linda Pelc, Gale Poteat, Jill Quadagno, Eluster Richardson, David Schuhart, Cheri Sepesy, Vera Sorensen, and Susanne Taranto. Right: Vera Sorensen, Still Life, oil on canvas.

Artists Guild Cafe Gallery
9 N. Madison St.
February 9 - April 27, 2013

On view in the Artists Guild Cafe Gallery artwork by the following Artists Guild members: Wendy Devarieux, Rick Ferrall, Joy A. Green, June Hajos, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Jana Kiwala, Jean Marani, William H. McKeown, Kent Putnam, Susan L. Richardson, Chuck Stannard, and Mary C. Transou. 
25th AIG
25th AIG
25th Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art
October 25–December 21, 2013
1st floor galleries

On Friday October 25th, 2013, the Gadsden Arts Center will open the 25th Art in Gadsden Exhibition, the Center’s only annual tradition and a juried signature exhibition of fine art. The exhibition will represents over 75 local and regional artists, and the artwork included will range from watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, drawings with pen and ink, sculptures created from wood, glass and bronze, and photographs and digital illustrations.

The Art in Gadsden exhibition was the foundation for the Gadsden Art Center. The founders of the Art in Gadsden exhibition, Beth Appleton and David Harbaugh, wanted to bring fine art to Gadsden County, foster the careers local artists and draw the community together through this special event. Beginning in 1989, Art in Gadsden was displayed in empty downtown store fronts in Quincy, all put together and organized by a dedicated and all volunteer community.

Right: 2012 Best in Show Award Winner: Nan Liu, Between Classes, oil on canvas

ARTISTS: Applications for the 25th Art in Gadsden exhibition will be mailed out, and available online, beginning June 1, 2013. If you would like to be added to mailing list, please contact curator Angie Barry, 850.627.5021.
Student Art
Student Art
2012 Student Art Competitions
Bates Children’s Gallery, 2nd floor

24th Art in Gadsden Student Competition
Juror, Robert DeWitt Smith
Best in Show: Madison Rudd, Grade 2, Robert F. Munroe Day School (shown below)
First Place: Hayley Johnson, Grade 5, Robert F. Munroe Day School
Second Place: Kaya Torres, Grade 7, Tallavana Christian School
Third Place: Arlissia Simmons, Grade 7, Tallavana Christian School
Honorable Mention: Lawre Bradley May, Grade 1, Robert F. Munroe Day School
Honorable Mention: Tonisha Harper, Grade 8, Shanks Middle School



"Something About Me" Collage Competition
Juror, Beth Appleton
Best in Show: Josh Briggs, Grade 3, Robert F. Munroe Day School (shown below)
First Place: Sara Green, Grade 12, Robert F. Munroe Day School
Second Place: Austin Peacock, Grade 5, Robert F. Munroe Day School
Third Place: Xavion Munroe, Grade 2, Tallavana Christian School
Honorable Mention: Quandashjia Holloman, W. Gadsden High School
Honorable Mention: Tucker Rudd, Grade 4, Robert F. Munroe Day School


Artists Guild
Artists Guild
Artists Guild Exhibitions

Bates Community Room Gallery, 2nd floor
November 16, 2012–January 26, 2013
View artwork by Artists Guild members: Penny G. Anderson, Julie Baroody, Matthew Brady, Linda Clark, Wendy Devarieux, Richard Ferrall, Marguerite Foxon, Suzanne Gilliard, Joy A. Green, June Hajos, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Jean Marani, Brenda Bethay Martin, William H. McKeown, Kent Putnam, Susan L. Richardson, Robert DeWitt Smith, Joel Thornton, and Mary C. Transou. Right: Susan L. Richardson, Off Road Vehicle, oil.

Artists Guild Gallery, next door to the Center (open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)
November 16, 2012–January 26, 2013
View artwork by Artists Guild members: Jeanne C. Alderson, Mary Apple, Virginia L. Coultas, Elizabeth Diaz, Don Green, Sue Ellen Knowles, Gale Poteat, Jill Quadagno, Cheri Sepesy, Vera Sorensen, Susanne Taranto, and Irma Vergara. Right: Gale Poteat, Honey Pot, watercolor.

To learn more, visit the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild page!

Ben Bivins
Ben Bivins
Ben Bivins: Bound and Unfettered

August 17–November 3, 2012
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

An exhibition of work by artist Ben Bivins, showcasing the complexities of life through the eyes of the artist. Through a range of styles and mediums, from realism to abstraction to the non-objective, Bivins explores the search and struggles of life. Right: Ben Bivins, Auto-Glyph.
Inside/Out
Inside/Out
Inside/Out
cut-paper assemblages by Beth Appleton and large-scale metal sculpture by Deborah LaGrasse

August 17–November 3, 2012
Sara May Love Gallery

Beth Appleton was the first artist to exhibit work in Gadsden Arts’ current building, and 12 years later returns with all new, never-before exhibited, abstract landscapes. Appleton’s work often reveals the combination of her Florida background with design elements influenced by the Southwest in addition to the brilliant color and vitality of the Caribbean and Central America. Right: Beth Appleton, Aquatica, 2011, watercolor/cut-paper assemblage.



Exhibiting alongside Appleton is Deborah LaGrasseshowcasing her large-scale media media sculptures. LaGrasse combines various materials and processes to help her “define the mystery, strength, and power of the human spirit”. Left: Deborah LaGrasse, SHE, the Sign of Sagacity, bronze, brass, powder coated steel.


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2012 Out of Pocket
2012 Out of Pocket
2012 Out of Pocket: small art exhibition
2nd floor galleries
November 16, 2012–January 26, 2013

Don't miss the always fun OUT OF POCKET: small art exhibition, opening in conjunction with the 24th Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition of Fine Art. The concept for the exhibition is to showcase artists’ works created on a smaller scale or with less expensive materials so that they may be affordably priced, less than $250, and thus accessible to a broader audience. 

Artists participating in this exhibition: Penny G. Anderson, Natalia Andreeva, Lorraine Clark, Virginia Coultas, Wendy Devarieux, Elizabeth Diaz, Bill Humphries, Nancy Juster Johnson, Karen Joslin, Deitra D. Kemmer, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Jennifer Lowery, Mandem, Pattie Maney, Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill, William H. McKeown, Leslie Parker, Jill Quadagno, Susan Richardson, Susanne Taranto, Jan Taylor, and Mary C. Transou.

Questions? Call (850) 627-5021 or email Curator Angie Barry
Southern Watercolor
Southern Watercolor

36th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition
Sara May Love and Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall Galleries
February 8- April 27, 2013

Opening Night: February 8th, 6-9pm (6:30pm presentation, 7-9pm reception)

The Southern Watercolor Society, founded in 1975, is a non-profit corporation formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative permanent painting medium. The corporation is dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards. It is the aim of the organization to further the interests of painters in watercolor/ watermedia by its programs and competitive exhibits, and to encourage the study of watercolor by art students and others engaged in watercolor painting. Right: Lemons and Limes in a Glass Bowl by Chris Krupinski (Fairfax, VA).

The juror for the 36th Annual SW exhibition is Mary Ann Beckwith. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Allied Artists, Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA, International Society of Experimental Artists (Nautilus Fellow), Society of Layerists in Multimedia, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and many state and regional societies. She is the author of Creative Watercolor: A Step by Step Guide and Showcase and her work has been featured numerous books on watercolor. A professor of art at Michigan Tech University, in the scenic and rugged Upper Peninsula, she brings the arts to engineering and science students. Mary Ann has twice been the recipient of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award.Mary Ann conducts workshops and classes on experimental watercolor techniques and collage.  She has served as a judge in shows around the country.

Mary Ann Beckwith Workshop: The Brush & Beyond at the Gadsden Arts Center: February 4–7, 2013Download the Workshop Registration Form.

Exhibitions Presented by
  




History Exhibition
A Portrait of Historic Gadsden County, Florida Exhibition

Sara May Love Gallery
May 10-July 13, 2013

In 2010, the Gadsden Arts Center formed a committee to begin developing an exhibition of artwork representing Gadsden County, Florida. The exhibitionʼs theme is “representing selected Gadsden County history through visual art”. In light of Gadsden Countyʼs extensive and rich history, the Gadsden Arts Center aims to represent a cross-section of the history of the county through original artwork and selected artifacts borrowed from local collectors.

Artists working today will also be invited to create new artwork representing Gadsden County to exhibit alongside the borrowed artwork and artifacts. By including artwork from contemporary artists, visitors can view art created in various time periods, as well as purchase artwork capturing our history.

The Gadsden Arts Center seeks artwork and artifacts from all the unique areas of Gadsden County and hopes to include representations of each community in this exhibition. 

Please help with this important historical project by referring local collectors to our committee co-chairs and staff.
Committee Co-chairs: William H. McKeown and Dawn McMillan; Curator: Angie Barry, 627-5021 or angie.barry@gadsdenarts.org

Exhibition presented by



Permanent Collection Exhibition
Permanent Collection Exhibition
Permanent Collection Exhibition
On display through July 28, 2012

The Gadsden Arts Center began collecting artwork for its Permanent Collection in the year 2000 after moving into the Bell & Bates Hardware Building. Today, the Center owns 51 works of art from 30 artists mainly from the Southeastern United States. Throughout the year, the Gadsden Arts Center exhibits selections from its Collection on a rotating schedule in the Bates Gallery on the 2nd floor. 

Currently on display are three sculptures from the Center's Vernacular Art Collection, never before exhibited at the Gadsden Arts Center. The first is a totem-like sculpture by Hawkins Bolden (1914-2005), shown right. Hawkins Bolden was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and at age eight suffered a debilitating blow to the head, which later caused him to go blind. In spite of his disability, the artist was able to create his large-scale assemblages without difficulty. Bolden lived in the same small house in his hometown for over 70 years in a neighborhood where he collected objects for his sculptures. Calling his totem-like sculptures “scarecrows”, Bolden filled his yard with his creations to keep birds out of his garden.

The wall-relief sculpture to the left was constructed out of mixture of sawdust and glue, a concoction developed by the artist, Archie Byron (1928-2005). Archie Byron was from Atlanta, Georgia, and lived in one of its poorest districts. After serving in the Navy, working as a bricklayer, working for the sheriff’s department and owning several private businesses, Bryon owned a gun shop where inspiration struck him to begin creating art. He first began assembling sculptures from tree roots, and in 1977 he created his own sculptural medium from sawdust and glue. Bryon also served as a city-councilman in Atlanta for 9 years. For the last 15 years of his life, the artist worked exclusively on his art, creating almost life-size figures from his sawdust medium, and using his art to comment on various social and political subjects.

The small root sculpture (right) on display is typical of the fantastical creations constructed by Bessie Harvey (1929-1994). Bessie Harvey always felt a deep spiritual connection to the trees and plants around her, and as a young girl she made statues out of tree roots, calling them “little creatures”. She continued creating sculptures from found objects the rest of her life, and considered her art making a form of comfort.  Growing up in a difficult family situation, and dropping out of school after the 4th grade, Harvey made a living cleaning houses and working as an aide in a hospital. She married at age 14 and had 11 children who she struggled to care for. Harvey had strong religious convictions and believed she was not an artist, but God was working through her to create her sculptures.

To learn more, visit the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection.
Gadsden County Commission
Gadsden County Commission
GAC Artists Guild County Commission Exhibitions

Since 2009, the Gadsden Arts Center has partnered with the Gadsden County Commissioners to display artwork by Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild members year-round at the Gadsden County Commissioners' Office. 

To visit:
9 East Jefferson Street  
Quincy, FL 32351-2405 

(850) 875-8655 
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm  

June–July 2013
framed prints by Joy A. Green
You can view more of Joy Green's artwork at the Gadsden Arts Center, Joanie's Gourmet Market, Oscar's Pizza, Havana Trading Company and Winter Animal Hospital. Joy can be found almost every Saturday 9-2, March through November, at the Downtown Marketplace, Monroe and Park Avenue, in Tallahassee. For more information check out more at http://whimsicalsbyjoy.weebly.com.


Upcoming exhibitions at the County Commission:

August–September: Jean Marani's photographs
October–November: Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill's paintings
December–January: Shirley Dyal's paintings
February–March: Vera Sorensen's oil paintings

Artists Guild
Artists Guild
Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild Exhibitions

Artwork by members of the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild is displayed at the Gadsden Arts Center and the Mainstreet Café Gallery year-round. Visit Artists Guild, for more information about the GAC Artists Guild membership.

The following exhibitions will be on display through November 3, 2012:

Bates Community Room Gallery, 2nd floor
Gallery open: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
Artwork by a selection of Artists Guild members: Jeanne C. Alderson, Mary Apple, Edward Babcock, Jennifer Clinard, Virginia L. Coultas, Elizabeth Diaz, Donald Green, Sue Ellen Knowles, Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill, Bettsy Mitchell, Linda Pelc, Jill Quadagno, Eluster Richardson, Cheryl Sattler, David Schuhart, Vera Sorensen, and Susanne Taranto. Right: Elizabeth Diaz, Autumn Lakehouse, acrylic.

Mainstreet Cafe Gallery, next door to the Gadsden Arts Center
Gallery open: Monday–Saturday, 10am–3pm
You can see artwork by the following Artists Guild members: Penny G. Anderson, Linda Clark, Wendy Devarieux, Kelly Duncan, Richard Ferrall, Richard Ferrall, Marguerite Foxon, Suzanne Gilliard, Joy A. Green, June Hajos, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Jean Marani, William H. McKeown, Michael Parramore, Kent Putnam, Robert DeWitt Smith, Mary C. Transou, and Nancy Van Landingham.

Visit the Artists Guild page to learn more!
TAWS
TAWS
Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s
2012 Brush Strokes 
Annual Members' Juried Water Media Exhibition

August 17–November 3, 2012
2nd Floor Galleries

The annual members’ juried water media exhibition of the Tallahassee Watercolor Society 180-member organization will open on August 17, 2012. The juror for this year's Brush Strokes exhibition is the Director of the 1020 Gallery in Tallahassee, Majken Peterzén. The Tallahassee Watercolor Society's mission is to promote the fine art of watercolor painting in Tallahassee and its surrounding communities in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

The artists accepted into the 2012 Brush Strokes exhibition are: Susan Allen, Penny G. Anderson, Nancy Banks, Frank Bolock, Ruth Draper, John Felton, Russell Fryar, Harold Griner, Marina Haldas, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Sue Ellen Knowles, Glen McCafferty, William H. McKeown, Dean Mitchell, Deborah Morningstar, Yoshiko Murdick, Michael Parramore, Ann Pearce, Linda Pelc, Nathaniel Pye, Eluster Richardson, Lee Smith Albion, Janis Spitzer, Susanne Taranto, Don Taylor, Tanya Toole, Cassie Tucker, and Irma Vergara.

Right: Quiet Moment by Nancy Banks 

The 2012 Brush Strokes Award Winners:

Harold Griner, Joy in the Morning
Gold Award, Members Award
Winsor & Newton, Co.

John Felton, Carol
Silver Award, Members Award
Daler-Rowney Certificate, Chroma, Inc.

Eluster Richardson, Gifted
Bronze Award, Members Award
Chroma, Inc.

William Hugh (Bill) McKeown, The Teacher
Award of Excellence
Jack Richeson Certificate, Ampersand Art Supply

Dean Mitchell, Living on the Streets
Award of Excellence
Jack Richeson Certificate

Lee Smith Albion, The Fair
Award of Excellence
Golden Artistic Certificate, Ampersand Art Supply

Susanne Taranto, Whoops
Award of Excellence
Jack Richeson Certificate, Ampersand Art Supply, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Don Taylor, Short Order
Award of Excellence
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Certificate, Ampersand Art Supply, Creative Catalyst Productions, Inc.

Cassie Tucker, Climbing on Rainbows
Award of Excellence
Keeton's Office and Art Supplies Certificate, Ampersand Art Supply, Creative Catalyst Productions, Inc.

Irma Vergara, Can you See Me Now?
Majken Peterzén Grant

Deborah Morningstar, Exuberance
Majken Peterzén Grant

Michael Parramore, Almost Home
Majken Peterzén Grant

24th AIG
24th AIG
24th Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art

November 16, 2012–January 26, 2013
Sara May Love Gallery and Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

This November, the Gadsden Arts Center will open the 24th Art in Gadsden Exhibition, the Center’s only annual tradition and a juried signature exhibition of fine art. The exhibition represents almost 100 local and regional artists, and the artwork included ranges from watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, drawings with pen and ink, sculptures created from wood, glass or found objects, and photographs and digital illustrations. Right: 24th Art in Gadsden Poster Image: Robert DeWitt Smith, Gladiola Planting Time, oil on canvas.

This year's juror is Kristen Miller Zohn, the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions for the Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia. Ms. Zohn has an MA in art history from Florida State University and a BA in Art History from Salem College. Her previous work was with Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Albany Museum of Art in Georgia. Ms. Miller Zohn served as Curator of Education at the Columbus Museum for six years before moving to her current position in 2007. Since that time, she has overseen the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent art collection and has curated exhibitions on architecture, silver, photography, and portraiture. Ms. Miller Zohn is the Immediate Past President of the Southeastern Museums Conference and has been a council member for 10 years. She has also acted as a guest juror for several exhibitions and has been an adjunct professor of art history at four institutions in Georgia. She is a frequent lecturer on portraiture and decorative arts of the nineteenth century. 

Applications to apply to the 24th Art in Gadsden Exhibition were due August 31st.  For more information, click on the button below or contact Curator Angie Barry. 

Natalia Andreeva
Natalia Andreeva
Natalia Andreeva: 
Scenes from Nature
August 2–October 5, 2013
Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall

Mark your calendars for August 31:
Natalia Andreeva Gallery Talk
August 31, 3 pm

Natalia Andreeva will shares insights into her landscapes created from travels across the world.

Natalia Andreeva emerged as an artist from the rich and fertile artistic climate of Novosibirsk, in Siberia after graduating from its most prestigious art college. During her classical education in the canons of European art she was greatly influenced by eastern philosophy. Andreeva now resides in Tallahassee, Florida. Scenes from Nature is an exhibition that resulted from the artist's travels from the harsh winters of Siberia to the hot and humid summers of Florida. Right: Natalia Andreeva, Swamp Sunflower, oil on canvas.

FLCraftsmen
FLCraftsmen
Made in Florida 2013:
Florida Craftsmen Members' Exhibition
August 2–October 5, 2013
Sara May Love Gallery

Florida Craftsmen Gallery Talk: Award Winners, August 31, 11 am
This gallery talk will discuss the award winning artists for the Florida Craftsmen exhibition.

This juried exhibition showcases the finest contemporary glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals and mixed media crafted by Florida Craftsmen members.
 Florida Craftsmen is a statewide non-profit organization headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Its mission is to empower the fine craft artists of florida, enrich the community and engage the next generation.

Internationally renowned sculptor Mark Lindquist is the juror for the Florida Craftsmen's Annual Members Exhibition: Made in Florida 2013 at the Gadsden Arts Center. In 1995, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum honored Lindquist by hosting his 25-year retrospective exhibition, and in 2010, Lindquist was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Woodturners. His work has been acquired by major museums in the United States and Europe.

Artists exhibiting in this year's exhibition are: Lucrezia Bieler, Sarah Butz, Joan Carew, Meagan Chaney Gumpert, Nancy Cutler, Mary Donahue, Joyce Estes, Andreas Goff, Rob Girodano, Monica Guerrero, Robert Hargrave, Stephen Heywood, Jaye Houle, Jamie Kirkell, Amy Kluth, Candace McLean, Lesley Nolan, Robyn Pelszynski, Anita Pfeiffer, Julie Price, Mary Reynolds, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, John Snyder, and Patricia Turner.

 
Best in Show:
Barefoot in the Wild Garden
by Lucrezia Bieler 
 
 
 
1st Place
Orchid Cascades by Jamie Kirkell
2nd Place
Bits and Pieces by Lesley Nolan
3rd Place
Barren by Julie Price
 

Honorable Mentions:
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Stone Harbor Jacket in Green Meadow by Robyn Pelszynski





Made in Florida 2013: Florida Craftsmen Members' Exhibition
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