Permanent Collection

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum began collecting artwork for its Permanent Collection in the year 2000 under the stewardship of its Executive Director, Zoe Golloway. In 2009, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum received a generous gift to its Permanent Collection: 15 pieces of Vernacular art and 2 historically significant works from the prestigious collection of Lou and Calynne Hill. 

In 2010, the Permanent Collection grew again with generous contributions of art from community donors. 16 of the new works were another gift from the collection of Lou and Calynne Hill, creating a total Vernacular Art collection of 35 works. This allowed Gadsden Arts to package and travel its own Vernacular Art Collection, which traveled to the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2011.

Today, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection includes 57 works of art by 35 different artists mainly from the Southeastern United States.

All works in the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection are listed below, in the order they were accessioned beginning with the most recent. Click on each picture for more information, or search by artist or medium using the drop down menus on the left. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum encourages public access to the collection and strives to provide digital access to its collection online, and will continue to provide images, basic information, and artist’s information on each piece in the collection, as it is available. All requests for access to the collection must be presented to the Curator, and approved by the Executive Director, and contain the following information: specific information about the proposed use, what access is required, research methodology, and which objects will be used. Please contact Curator Angie Barry, (850) 627-5021 for more information.


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William Thursby
East Winds

YEAR: 1993
MEDIUM: ink/colored pencil,paper
Dr. Scott and Judy Gregory





Joe McFadden
Prospero

YEAR: 2000
MEDIUM: oil paint,canvas
Janet Hinkle





Dean Gioia
Portrait of Pam Laws

YEAR: 2009
MEDIUM: acrylic,canvas
Gift of the artist





Monika Looria (Antella)
untitled

YEAR: 2015
MEDIUM: oil,linen
Gift of Grace Robinson





José Fuster
untitled

YEAR: 2015
MEDIUM: watercolor,paper
Gadsden Arts Purchase, 2015





O.L. Samuels
Angel

YEAR: circa 2001
MEDIUM: paint, mixed media,wood
From the collection of Rena and John Blades, in honor of Lou and Calynne Hill





Arthur Dial
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint/Fiber,Wood
Gift of Dr. Armand and Suzanne Cognetta, 2014





Beth Appleton
Market Day

YEAR: 1990s
MEDIUM: Collage/Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Su Ecenia, 2013





Luis Maza
Roxy Theatre

YEAR: 1958
MEDIUM: Oil Paint,Board
Gift of Luis Maza, 2013





Mary L. Proctor
Self-Portrait

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Wood/Glass/Acrylic Paint,
Gift of Su Ecenia, 2011





James Thigpen
QuincyFest I

YEAR: 2010
MEDIUM: Oil Paint,Canvas
Gift of Capital City Trust Company, 2011





Elvin H. Kever
Pecan and Walnut

YEAR: 2008
MEDIUM: Wood,
Gift of William H. and Sara Ruth McKeown, 2010





O.L. Samuels
Firefly

YEAR: 2009
MEDIUM: Wood/Fiber,Paint
Gift of James and Grace Maloy, 2010





Edward Mumma
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint,Canvas
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Ronald Lockett
Traps

YEAR: 1993
MEDIUM: Collage/Watercolor Paint/rope,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Joe Louis Light
Baby Shoe

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: mixed media/paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Joe Louis Light
Four Flowers

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Board
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Lonnie Holley
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Board
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Bessie Harvey
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint/plastic beads,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Thornton Dial, Sr.
The Tiger Knocks the Lady Down and the Midget Runs Away

YEAR: 1988
MEDIUM: assemblage,enamel, vinyl, plastic industrial sealing compound, corrugated tin on wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Archie Byron
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: sawdust/glue/paint,ceiling tile
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Virgous, Felix
Jonah and the Big Fish

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint/Paper,Board
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Mose Tolliver
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Mose Tolliver
Wild Moose Lady

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Henry Speller
Lee Sisters

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: pencil/crayon,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Henry Speller
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Ink,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Mary Tillman Smith
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Mary Tillman Smith
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Hawkins Bolden
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: mixed media,
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2010





Purvis Young
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Collage/paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Jimmy Lee Sudduth
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: earth pigments/paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Jimmy Lee Sudduth
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: earth pigments,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





O.L. Samuels
Godzilla

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Thornton Dial, Jr.
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint/Tin/Fiber,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Fishing For Love

YEAR: 1990
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Life Go On

YEAR: 1990
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Everything is under the Black Tree

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Richard Burnside
The King Suffering

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint/Paper,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Dean Mitchell
untitled

YEAR: 1975
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Z.O. Oloruntoba
untitled

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Ink,Fabric
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Alyne Harris
The Baptism

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint,Canvas
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Ruby C. Williams
Piano Playing Cow I Give Better Buttermilk

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Mose Tolliver
Golden Eagle

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Joe Louis Light
untitled

YEAR: 1993
MEDIUM: paint,Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Mary L. Proctor
Once Again I Fall Down...

YEAR: 1997
MEDIUM: mixed media/paint,Board
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Big Black Bear Trying to Survive

YEAR: 1993
MEDIUM: mixed media,
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2009





Beth Appleton
Floridala: Two Score

YEAR: 2008
MEDIUM: Collage,Paper
Purchase, Anonymous funds, 2008





Beth Appleton
1989 Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition Poster

YEAR: 1989
MEDIUM: Print,Paper
Gift of Zoe Golloway, 2008





Mary L. Proctor
St. Mattew 4-4

YEAR: 9/15/95
MEDIUM: Assemblage,Fabric/Wood
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2007





Dean Mitchell
Wires

YEAR: 1980
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Board
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2007





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Life Go On

YEAR: 1990
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2007





Thornton Dial, Sr.
Love Picture (As Life Go On)

YEAR: 1990
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Lou and Calynne Hill, 2007





Suzanna Winton
Haitian Hat Man

YEAR: 2000
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Julia Munroe Woodward, 2006





Bob Bischoff
Flying Heron

YEAR: 1987
MEDIUM: Embossed,Paper
Gift of Zoe Golloway, 2005





W. Stanley Proctor
Quails Robert

YEAR: n.d.
MEDIUM: Cast,Bronze
Gift of Count and Mrs. Guy de la valdene, 2004





Dean Mitchell
Music, Deep Rivers in my Soul

YEAR: 2003
MEDIUM: Book,Paper
Gift of Dean Mitchell, 2004





Mark Miller
The Time Maiden

YEAR: 2001
MEDIUM: Wood/Aluminum,Metal
Purchase, Gadsden Arts, Inc., 2002





Dean Mitchell
untitled

YEAR: 1972
MEDIUM: Watercolor Paint,Paper
Gift of Bill Thursby, 2000





Beth Appleton
Back to the Garden

YEAR: 2000
MEDIUM: Collage,Paper
Purchase, Back to the Garden Challenge, 2000





Mark Messersmith
Nightwatcher

YEAR: 1994
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint/Mixed Media,Canvas
Gift of Zoe Golloway, 2000



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