Art In Gadsden

35th Art In Gadsden Juried Exhibition

August 4 – September 16, 2023

Artists: the application deadline for the 35th Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition has now passed. If you would like to be on the email list for next year, please subscribe to our e-newsletter. Join us on Friday August 4, 2023, from 6pm-8pm for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. If you have applied to Art in Gadsden this year, notifications of acceptance or nonacceptance will be emailed by Friday June 30, 2023.

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum’s annual juried exhibition of fine art represents over 80 regional artists, and those with “Gadsden County roots” each year. This landmark 35th Art in Gadsden juried exhibition will offer special programming for our patrons, including a tour of artists’ studios during the run of show, and a special three-day Art in Gadsden sale of art to benefit exhibiting artists and the museum. Check this page often for updates on special programming.

This exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region to enjoy 100+ pieces of recent art by top artists. New and returning, established and upcoming artists submit work for review by the selection committee, and the resulting exhibition spans virtually all mediums, including watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph. 

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, organized by a dedicated and all volunteer community. This exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year, and is an exciting opportunity for regional artists to share their work, and for Gadsden Arts to celebrate the creativity within our community.

Important Dates/ Deadlines

  • Friday, June 30, 2023 – Notifications of acceptance and nonacceptance emailed

Meet the Juror: Katee Tully

Katee Tully altered the arts scene in St Petersburg when she relocated from New York City to the Creative Coast of Florida. She was successful in her role as Executive Director of the Morean Arts Center in St Petersburg and during her tenure, Katee oversaw the construction and programming of the Dale Chihuly Collection. The Collection became a formidable cultural arts destination and economic driver for the region. While trained as a master jeweler and potter, Katee chose to create a studio practice that fostered community engagement through immersive art experiences. Currently, Katee creates personalized art installations for businesses, individuals, and institutions.

A Look Back at the 34th Art in Gadsden Award Winners

Best in Show

Joe Johnson, “Time Travel”, 2022, oil on canvas, 60 x 42 inches

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Joe has a way of interpreting life through his paintings unlike anything I have seen. His dramatic use of color, his grasp on abstract suggestion and bold geometry induce a feeling of excitement and joy. The dynamism that emanates from his canvas grabs the viewer from across the room and demands attention. Upon deeper inspection of his work one is drawn into a world of excited frenetic energy, of sound, light, music and pure adrenaline. At once a recognizable place and at the same time a mysterious expression of the artist’s innermost world.
Mark Dickson, Juror

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