Exhibitions

July 15-October 1, 2016
Sara May Love Gallery

Buying art is the same thing as falling in love, said the New York contemporary art gallery owner Nohra Haime, and most collectors would agree. You always remember where you were, why you were drawn to the piece, and the emotions evoked. The stories of how and why art is collected are often as fascinating as the work itself. The Gadsden Arts Center is sharing some of these stories, and the artwork they involve, through an exhibition of 80 works of art borrowed from over 30 private collections. The exhibition is community driven; the collectors chose the pieces that best illustrate their passion for collecting. 

 

The Collector's Choice exhibition catalog contains all of the many stories associated with the works borrowed for this show, and a digital copy is available for free download here or for purchase in the Gadsden Arts Gift Shop for $20. 

 

Special thank you to the lending collectors: 

Lynn Badger, Mark and Patsy Bates, Robin Coleman, Sam and Nell Cunningham, Moritz and Penny Dehler, Steve and Su Ecenia, Mary Howard Edwards, Stan and Carole Fiore, Eleanor Fleming, Sandra Fletcher, Beverly Bonner Frick, Fred and Lucy Harris, John and Emily Higdon, Alex and Jane Hinson, Donald R. Kerr and Jessie Lovano-Kerr, Hal and Julie Lewis, Mark and Kathleen Lindquist, Altha F. Manning, Terence and Antoinette McCoy, William and Sara Ruth McKeown, Leo and Dawn McMillan, Joseph F. Munroe, Eluster and Lessie Richardson, Roger Shields and Jane Berry, Leah Pierson Stoetzel, Marjorie Turnbull, Bob and Elaine Woodward, Mayo M. Woodward, Pat and Mary Jane Woodward, and two Private Collections.

 

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Contributing Sponsor

Dan Hooker Construction
Black Fig


Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

July 2016
Bates Community Room Gallery

On display is the fourth of the six 2016 exhibitions from GAC Artists Guild members. View work by Randy Brienen, Debra Brienen, Virginia Coultas, Neil Fletcher, John R. Isaacs, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, Linda Pelc, Karen Stewart, Susanne Taranto, John Wesley, and George Woodward, Jr. The Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round, participate in educational seminars and critiques, and volunteer their time helping with Gadsden Arts fundraising events and educational programming. The Guild has almost 60 members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including glass, mixed media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink. Learn more about the Artists Guild here.


Works from the Permanent Collection

July 5-31, 2016
Bates Gallery, 2nd floor

On display are works from the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection by artists Beth Appleton and Mark Messersmith.



Mixed Media Paintings by Nancy Adams

July-September 2016
Gadsden County Commissioners' Office

On display at the Gadsden County Commissioners' Office is Messages of Love & Healing: mixed media paintings by Gadsden Arts Artists Guild member, Nancy Adams. See the exhibition at 9 East Jefferson St. The Artists Guild has almost 60 members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including glass, mixed media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink. Learn more about the Artists Guild here.


Mark Lindquist: Dowel Bowl

Gadsden Arts Center Lobby

Dowel Bowl, a Mark Lindquist masterpiece, grew out of a challenge presented to Lindquist by Curator Ethan Lasser of the Chipstone Foundation: lay aside your customary set of tools, as a craftsman, and create a work of art using one tool alone. Lindquist initially refused Lasser’s invitation to be one of only 16 artists from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada to participate in this project, concerned that he customarily uses a number of tools to complete his work. Ultimately, inspiration struck, and with Lindquist’s creative genius and wry sense of humor, and weeks of meticulous work, Dowel Bowl was born. The tool of choice: a glue applicator. Dowel Bowl has returned to Quincy after touring the United States as a part of The Tool at Hand exhibition, and will join Lindquist’s Ichiboku Group: Mongaku, Natabori, and Yama Uba, on view in the lobby of the Gadsden Arts Center. Learn more at http://www.lindquiststudios.com/Mark_Lindquist_Dowel_Bowl.htm

28th Art in Gadsden
Regional Exhibition of Fine Art

October 14–December 23, 2016
1st Floor Galleries

The Art in Gadsden exhibition was the foundation for the Gadsden Arts 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 of local artists and draw the community together through this special event. Beginning in 1989, Art in Gadsden was displayed in empty downtown storefronts in Quincy, all put together and organized by a dedicated and all volunteer community. The Gadsden Arts Center’s annual juried signature exhibition of fine art, represents artists living within 200 miles of Quincy, Florida, and includes watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, drawings with pen and ink, to sculptures created from wood, glass and bronze, and photographs and digital illustrations. This is the 28th year of the Gadsden Arts Center’s only annual tradition, and the award winners will be selected by juror, Carrie Ann Baade, artist and FSU professor. Applications for the 28th Art in Gadsden are being accepted now through August 5, 2016. Apply online here. To be added to the artists' list, contact Curator Angie Barry at (850) 627-5021. Learn more about the exhibition here.

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Vernacular Art
Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection

January 13–April 1, 2017
1st Floor Galleries

For the first time ever, the Gadsden Arts Center will exhibit its whole 38-piece Vernacular Art collection in the Sara May Love and Zoe Golloway Galleries. To round out the exhibition, works will be borrowed from a private collection and five Gees Bend Quilts from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. This exhibition is scheduled to precede an exhibition of 80 works owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), 57 of which were acquired from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in 2015. The Met’s director, Thomas P. Campbell, says of their collection, “It embodies the profoundly deep and textured expression of the African American experience” during a complex historical period in this nation’s history. A major shift in the historic classification and art marketplace valuation of this work came with the Met acquisition, classifying the work as contemporary art. Met Curator Amelia Peck will deliver the lecture about this work at the GAC exhibition opening. The artists included in this exhibition are exemplars of Vernacular Art – their idiosyncratic work is created using found materials, with a style purely their own, and often incorporates symbolism from the artists’ immediate regional American cultures and more distant African cultural roots. Learn more about the collection here.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


EXHIBITION HISTORY

2016

  • Dean Mitchell's American West
  • Glenn Simmions: Reborn
  • Vivarium: FSU MFA installations on Madison Street
  • Eluster Richardson: May I Have This Dance?
  • Cassie Tucker: On the Other Side
  • Contemporary Cuban Art

2015

  • Tim Myrick: A Southern State of Mind
  • North Florida Woodturners
  • Sheila Robertson: Before All This
  • Reflections: American Society of Marine Artists
  • Arthur Dillard: Days of our Lives
  • Chattahoochee Decorative Artists Group
  • Suzanna Winton: Life in the South
  • Kay Cromartie Life Masks
  • donalee pond-Koenig: Florida Flats
  • 27th Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art
  • 2015 Out of Pocket: Small Art Exhibition
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions

2014

  • New Visions of Florida Landscape: Liu Nan and Nancy Baur Dillen
  • Owen Gray: Florida Landscape paintings
  • Masterworks on the Move: American Paintings from Wesleyan College
  • Chris C. Nolan: Outside the Box
  • Hot Wax & Hot Glass: Leslie Neumann & Susan Gott
  • Russell Bellamy: Sequential Perceptions
  • Michael Harrell: Southern Shores
  • Wendy Durand: Ceramic Elegance
  • Edward Babcock: Divine Essence: Beauty & the Botanical
  • 26th Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art
  • 2014 Out of Pocket: a small art invitational
  • Candace Allen: cut paper collages
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • Master Artists Exhibition and Sale

2013

  • 36th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition
  • A Portrait of Historic Gadsden County Exhibition
  • The Black Heritage Trail: A Route in Search of Roots traveling exhibition
  • Made in Florida 2013: Florida Craftsmen Members’ Exhibition
  • Natalia Andreeva: Scenes from Nature
  • Virginia Coultas’s Children: My Special Joy
  • 2013 Out of Pocket: a small art exhibition
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 25th Silver Anniversary Art in Gadsden

 

2012

  • Alternatives to Unconsciousness: sculpture by Barbara Balzer
  • Fantasy Expressions: acrylic paintings by Tom Busby
  • Jill Quadagno paintings: The Color of Light
  • Diversity & Creativity: Photography in the 21st Century, co-curated by Jessie Lovano Kerr, including work by Edward Babcock, Robert Constand, Barbara Aleene Edwards, Bill Humphries, Jim Miller, David Moynahan, and Stewart Nelson
  • Audiowood: New Sculpture by Joel Scilley
  • Randy & Debra Brienen paintings: Town & Country
  • Inside/Out: cut-paper assemblage by Beth Appleton and sculpture by Deborah LaGrasse
  • Bound and Unfettered: work by Ben Bivins
  • Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s Brush Strokes: Annual Members Juried Water Media Exhibition
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 24th Art in Gadsden

 

2011

  • Alla Prima: oil paintings by John Standford, Kathleen Carter, Jennifer Clinard, Deborah DeBack-Wright, Hank Fleck, Keith McCullogh, Charles Manning, Jill Quadagno, Edward White, and Adeline Wilkes
  • Robin Rodgers Sculpture
  • Stalking the Wild Landscape: plein air paintings by Lynn Priestly and Julie Bowland 
  • The Life of a Quilt: Eluster Richardson 
  • Heather Parker: The Creative Process
  • Dean Mitchell: Rich in Spirit 
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 23rd Art in Gadsden

 

2010

  • Diversity and Virtuosity: artwork by present and retired FAMU Faculty: Kenneth Falana, Valerie Goodwin, Deborah LaGrasse, Liu Nan, Joe Roache, Edward White, Chester Williams, Harris Wiltsher, and Ron Yrabedra
  • Classical Beauty: Figure Drawing Group
  • Southern Traditions: watercolors by William H. McKeown, pen & ink by Clay Lovel, and bronze sculptures by Eric Baret
  • Water in our World: traditional film photography by Larry Fuchs
  • Transparent Spectrum: watercolors by Don Taylor and glass by Cheryl Sattler 
  • American Imagery: Trudy Wheeler photographs
  • Mark Lindquist: 40 year retrospective
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 22nd Art in Gadsden

 

2009

  • Phil Gleason sculpture
  • Journey Toward Freedom: Historical Photography from the Civil Rights Movement and present day "Trailblazers"
  • Vernal Equinox: paintings by Dean Gioia & turned wood by members of the North Florida Woodturners 
  • Anna C. Carlton watercolors
  • Real to Abstract and Back: paintings by Robert DeWitt Smith
  • Light N Up: work by members of the Havana Artists Co-op
  • Gary Abernathy paintings and Terry Arthur turned wood
  • Nature Photography from members of the St. Mark’s Photo Club 
  • Vernacular Art from the Hill Collection 
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 21st Art in Gadsden

 

2008

  • The Assembly: works by David McLeish, Matt Miley, Robin Venable, Jeremy Waltman
  • Southern Watercolor Society 31st Annual Exhibition
  • Sweet Medicine: Michael Hunnewell ceramics
  • Baba Wagué Diakité ceramics
  • A Traveler’s View: Wendy Devarieux pastels
  • Beauty Spots: Photography of Gadsden County
  • Surrounding Beauty: photography by BC Parker and Doug Hassing 
  • Dean Mitchell’s New Orleans 
  • Tim Myrick watercolors
  • Out of Pocket II: a small art invitational
  • Noir: Jason Orman 
  • GAC Artists Guild Exhibitions
  • 20th Art in Gadsden 

 

2007

  • Tyler Turkle: Plastic History
  • Robert Rauschenberg: America Mix
  • From Marsh to Mountain: paintings by Suzanne Doddridge
  • Chester Williams sculpture: African Affinity
  • Spiritual Sojourn: Amos Lewis
  • Original Florida: pastel drawings by Eileen McCann
  • Flower Power Invitational 
  • Susan Tramell watercolors: The Flora of La Florida
  • Be Here, Right Now: Kazuyo Hira abstract paintings
  • Julie Baroody: Living and Dreaming
  • Paintings by William Hugh McKeown and Dawn McMillan 
  • Tallahassee Watercolor Society Brush Strokes Exhibition
  • Dean Mitchell watercolors
  • 19th Art in Gadsden 

 

2006

  • Eluster Richardson: New Struggles and Triumphs
  • Bronze by Cooley: Florida wildlife and history captured in bronze
  • Landscape with a Spider: Sean Sexton paintings and Jacquie Fort fiber sculptures
  • Vik Muniz: Remastered
  • Natural Elegance: paintings by Hank Fleck, Jane Tallman, Charles Clough: 
  • 18th Art in Gadsden

 

2005

  • Omar Thompson: America’s Backyard, Our History Assembled
  • Winner’s Circle: Past Art in Gadsden Award Winners
  • Kiln Joy: Works Tempered by Fire
  • Out of Pocket: Small Art Invitational
  • Home Grown: 23 Artists of Gadsden County
  • All that Glitters: works by Denise Choppin, Kathleen Wilcox, and Ron Yrabedra
  • Regional exhibitions: Works by Gabrielle Wu Lee, Jan Segrest, Nancy Jacey, Carole Robertson, Susan Floyd, Christine Hornsleth, Alice Cappa
  • Gustavo Castillo and Carmen Lagos
  • 17th Art in Gadsden

 

2004

  • Five Elements: work by members of the FSU Artists League
  • Works by Dean Mitchell: Coming Home
  • Dean Gioia: Turn of Light
  • Florida Craftsman 50th Annual Exhibition
  • Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
  • Perspectives: paintings by Dawn McMillan and Cynthia Nunez
  • 16th Art in Gadsden

 

2003

  • Soulscapes: Yvonne Tucker, Marion McDanield, and Qadira Lutfi
  • Return Engagement: Earl Johnson and Peter Bigelow
  • Looking in on the Way Out: Linda Hall and Joan Matey
  • Art that Works: metal sculpture by John Raulerson, Chris Hampton and Jeremy Colbert
  • Sporting Art: paintings and wood decoys curated by Ron Ernst
  • Ten Women in Art: Becky Beerensson, Carol Garutti, Ellen Pavlakos, Lydia Nelson Friedland, Nancy Dillen, Beth Aronson-Meggs, Chris Adams, Glenda Taylor, Lynn Spencer, Susan Martin
  • 15th Art in Gadsden

 

2002

  • Mark Miller sculpture: Past Times and Culture Revisited
  • Just Face It: New Works by Eluster Richardson
  • Alena Havlin: Paintings
  • Artist as Model: artists influenced by Alena Havlin: Dawn McMillan, Richard Chittenden, Marlys Cox
  • Clyde Butcher:  The New Millennium Exhibit
  • (no space) Art Foundation Reunion: Continuum
  • Alex Hinson Jr. abstract paintings and Martha Page ceramics
  • Florida Craftsmen Invitational
  • Gadsden Arts Teachers’ Exhibition
  • 14th Art in Gadsden
  • Paintings by Ruth Dryden Deshaies and Francois Baudin d’Ajoux

 

2001

  • Radiant Spaces: Ray Burgraff and Mark Messersmith
  • Dean Mitchell: Journey of an American Painter
  • Florida State University Student Exhibition: 3D Design 
  • Tallahassee Watercolor Society Tri-State Watercolor Exhibition
  • Robert Constand: black and white photography
  • The Beach Comes to Quincy, mixed media invitational curated by Ed Hulsey
  • Natural Instincts: paintings Julie Bowland and raku pottery by Robin Rogers
  • Ralph Hurst sculpture and Linda Van Beck paintings
  • 13th Art in Gadsden 

 

2000

  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Jacquelin Amantia: steel sculpture
  • Beth Appleton: Inaugural Exhibit at the Bell & Bates Building
  • Florida State University Student Exhibition: 3D Design
  • 12th Art in Gadsden

 

1999

  • Members’ Summer Show
  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Dali on Tour, prints on loan from the Dali Museum
  • Florida Black History: traveling photography exhibit
  • Carriemae Marquess: decorated eggs
  • Mary Proctor: Folk Art
  • Barbara Edwards & Virginia Coultas
  • Florida State University Student Exhibition: 3D Design 
  • 11th Art in Gadsden

 

1998

  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Mikki Frassrand: photography and gourd art
  • Carriemae Marquess: decorated eggs
  • Lyda Toy: oil painting
  • Eluster Richardson watercolors
  • Ed Husley turned wood and found object sculpture
  • Jean Marani photography
  • Yvonne Tucker: clay pottery & line drawing
  • Hamp Hutchinson paintings
  • 10th Art in Gadsden

 

1997

  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Bill Thursby: color pencil and pen & ink
  • The Art of Dean Mitchell
  • Michael Jernigan: bronze sculpture
  • 9th Art in Gadsden

 

1996

  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Betts Overstreet, Joel Sampson & Bob Rubanowice: paintings and glass
  • Melvin Lindquist & Mark Lindquist: Works in Wood woodturning
  • KOOBDOOGA Mural Project
  • 8th Art in Gadsden

 

1995

  • Celebrations of the Arts: Gadsden County Students’ Show
  • Dawn McMillan watercolors
  • Music and the Arts State touring program
  • 7th Art in Gadsden

 

1994

  • 6th Art in Gadsden

 

1993

  • 5th Art in Gadsden

 

1992

  • 4th Art in Gadsden

 

1991

  • 3rd Art in Gadsden

 

1990

  • 2nd Art in Gadsden

 

1989

  • 1st Art in Gadsden

28th Art in Gadsden:
Regional Exhibition of Fine Art


October 14–December 23, 2016 
1st floor galleries

The 28th Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art, the Gadsden Arts Center’s annual juried signature exhibition of fine art, represents artists living within 200 miles of Quincy, Florida. This exhibition of fine art showcases local and regional artists, and the artwork included will range from watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, drawings with pen and ink and colored pencil, to sculptures created from wood, glass, and clay, and photographs and digital illustrations. This is the 28th year of the Gadsden Arts Center’s only annual tradition, and the award winners will be selected by juror, Carrie Ann Baade, artist and FSU professor. 

Questions? Contact Curator Angie Barry (850) 627-5021.


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Applications for the 28th Art in Gadsden are now available to complete online. Click below for more information. Applications are due by midnight August 5, 2016. To be added to the artists' list, contact Curator Angie Barry at (850) 627-5021.



Become a patron sponsor of the Art in Gadsden Exhibition

This program was founded with the Art in Gadsden Exhibition, now in its 28th year! Your contribution underwrites the cost of artists’ awards. Awards support deserving artists and encourage quality artist applications to enter the exhibition. Patron Sponsors are invited to join Director’s Circle members at the special Art in Gadsden exhibition preview in October.

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Juror: Carrie Ann Baade

Carrie Ann Baade is known for her allegorical oil paintings. These painted parables combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque imagery, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. As a contemporary painter, she returns to the relevant moments in art history in order to reclaim them, not merely as a quotation of a theme or an image, but also as the materiality of methods and techniques that ultimately create them. 

 

Carrie was awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005, and was nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship in 2006 and the Joan Mitchell Grant in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions: the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mission

The Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild (GAC Guild) is a service group of Gadsden Arts, Inc. that exists to serve the art community and artists of the region, Gadsden Arts Center membership, and Gadsden County Schools through exhibitions and educational presentations.

Meet the Artists Guild!


About the GAC Artists Guild Membership

  • This guild membership is open to all emerging to established artists in the region.

  • GAC Artists Guild membership dues are $125 per year.

Membership benefits

  • Work (1-2 pieces) shown in 3 GAC Artists Guild exhibitions throughout the year

  • Exhibit work in a solo exhibition at the Gadsden County Commissioners’ Office (9 East Jefferson St.)

  • GAC receives a 30% commission on works sold (instead of 40%) in GAC Artists Guild installations (does not apply to Art In Gadsden or other major exhibitions)

  • A Family Membership to the Gadsden Arts Center (Artists with GAC memberships that have been renewed within the last 6 months pay the difference)

  • Publicity opportunities through GAC monthly Enews and website

Requirements

  • Guild members agree to lend their expertise as artists to the Center once each year, either by offering an educational presentation for the public/schools/families, by assisting with exhibition preparation, or by assisting with an exhibition opening reception.

  • Membership dues and contact information must be current (this is the artist-member’s responsibility). 

  • Artists must furnish works for exhibition upon request, or may lose their spot in the artist exhibition rotation.

  • All work must be provided ready to install/hang, properly mounted or framed, with wire for hanging (no clips or sawtoothed hangers).

  • All work for exhibition is accompanied by a Loan Agreement and W-9 form.

  • Each artist is responsible to bring/ship artwork to and from GAC.

download the application

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Join Online

 

Questions?

Contact Curator Angie Barry by email or (850) 627-5021.

Exhibiting Opportunities


Thank you so much for your interest in exhibiting your artwork at the Gadsden Arts Center. We have several ways for artists to exhibit with us:

1) Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild: This $125/year membership includes: a Family membership to the Gadsden Arts Center, an opportunity to exhibit artwork in 3 Guild exhibitions in the Gadsden Arts Center's Bates Community Room Gallery, an opportunity to exhibit in a satellite space, a reduced commissioned fee (70/30 instead of 60/40), and a chance to participate in any educational critiques or presentations we offer.
Click here to learn more.


2) GAC Gift Shop: The shop is dedicated to displaying original work and reproductions by local artists and artisans with the hope that the visitor will find items which reflect the culture and heritage of the area to take away with them. Art books, exhibition catalogues, jewelry and items for children are also for sale. Artists must be a member of the Gadsden Arts Center at some level and the Gadsden Arts Center takes a 40% commission on sales.Contact our Gift Shop Manager Becky Reep on Saturdays: 850.627.5023.


3) Annual Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art: Artists living within 200 miles of Quincy, Florida, or a former Gadsden County resident, are invited to apply to participate in the annual Art in Gadsden: a regional exhibition of fine art at the Gadsden Arts Center. Opening every fall, this exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year, showcasing art from almost 100 selected artists. New and returning, established and emerging artists are welcome to apply. Applications are available now for the 28th Art in Gadsden. Deadline to apply is August 5, 2016. Click here to learn more or Click here to apply.

4) Out of Pocket: a Small Art Exhibition: Every October-December we offer an opportunity to any artists in the area to participate in the Out of Pocket exhibition. 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. The applications are made available for this exhibition in late July.


5) Apply to exhibit in the 1st floor gallery spaces: The Gadsden Arts Center invites artists and/or groups to apply to exhibit in its four exhibition spaces. All artists or institutions wishing to exhibit must submit the GAC Exhibition Proposal Form which requires at least 10-20 quality images as examples of the work to be included in an exhibition, a biographical sketch, and a resume including a list of past exhibits, awards, collections, and bibliography. Artists are encouraged to exhibit a new body of work (exception: retrospectives). Proposals may be submitted at any time either by mail, email or in person, but ALL parts of the proposal must be included.

The complete proposals are reviewed by the Exhibition Committee every 3-6 months. Artists are asked to not inquire about the status of an application. Notifications will be sent to artists/groups as soon as decisions are made. Exhibitions are scheduled 18-36 months in advance. For all major exhibitions (group exhibitions and Art in Gadsden excluded), the Committee will not accept applications from artists who have exhibited at GAC within 5 years, unless it is a new body of work. For all major exhibitions (group exhibitions and Art in Gadsden excluded), artists agree to not have a large/solo exhibition of the same work anywhere within 200 miles of the Gadsden Arts Center within 3 years preceding their exhibition at the Center. Exhibitions are generally open for 11 weeks but that time may vary. Please note, the Gadsden Arts Center does not participate in the sale of artwork from exhibitions on display in its exhibition galleries. For solo exhibitions, the Gadsden Arts Center will share prospective buyer information to the exhibiting artist. For group exhibitions, the Gadsden Arts Center will share the artist’s contact information listed on the Loan Agreement with the prospective buyer. Exhibiting artists are responsible for shipping/delivery and pick up of artwork or must arrange for, and cover, shipping costs. Click here to download the GAC Exhibition Proposal Form in Word, and here as a PDF.

For more information:

Curator Angie Barry by email or 850.627.5021.

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