33rd Annual Art in Gadsden

A Regional Exhibition of Fine Art

July 9–September 18, 2021

This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. Exhibited works span the mediums of 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, all put together and 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.

Deadline to Apply: 5pm on April 30, 2021

Artists living within 200 miles of Quincy, Florida, or former Gadsden County residents, are invited to apply to participate in the 33rd Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art. This exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year, showcasing art by the area’s top artists. New and returning, established and emerging artists are welcome to apply. 

How to Apply 

Applications are only accepted online, by filling out the form below by 5:00pm EST, Friday April 30, 2021.  There is a 3 step process to apply

1. Applicants must be current members of Gadsden Arts. If you don't know if your membership is current - call or email Curator Angie Barry at 850.627.5021 

2. Pay the Registration Fee of $35 

3. Upload a 1 page biography, upload images of the artwork being submitted including caption information and a short statement on each work.        

Juror: Aja Roache

Aja Roache has been selected to be the juror for the 33rd Art in Gadsden Exhibition. Roache serves as the gallery director at Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU). Her role at FAMU also includes teaching Museum Studies courses as an adjunct professor and as an internship host for Museum Studies and Arts Administration students.  Aja has curated exhibitions for multiple local cultural institutions including 621 Gallery, the Meek-Eaton Black Archives, and The Havana History and Heritage Society.  She is currently finishing her doctoral degree at FSU's in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation in the Art Education Department. Aja received her BA in Fine Arts from FAMU and a master's in interdisciplinary studies at New York University. 

Presenting Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Awards Sponsors

Best in Show
First Place
2nd Place
Third Place

A Look Back at the 32nd Art in Gadsden

Best in Show

Sponsored by Doug Croley Insurance Services

Suzanna Winton, Cuban Cigar Lady, 2019, watercolor, 21 x 29 inches

Juror's commentsThe extraordinary drawing and painting skills of Suzanna Winton are evident in the Cuban Cigar Lady watercolor as she makes the lady come alive with personality. Her colorful figure and flower basket contrasted against a neutral and muted earthy background makes the figure seem three-dimensional. From her radiant skin tones to the detail on her apron, this painting is a joyful experience to view.

1st Place

Sponsored by Capital City Bank

Terrie Corbett, 9th Street Jazz, 2018, encaustic, 40 x 18 inches

2nd Place

Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial Alexander L. Hinson

Barbara Balzer, Carrying Memories Through the Floating World, 2020, ceramic, seaweed, 17 x 24 x 10 inches

3rd Place

Sponsored by Full Earth Farm

Harris Wiltsher, Dancing Crown, 2019, serigraph (silkscreen print), 30 x 22 inches

Honorable Mentions

Mark Georgiades, Cavallino, 2020, steel and steel wire, 24 x 24 x 10 inches

Gregg Gleason, Little School on the Prairie, 2019, digital photograph, 17 x 22 inches

Nancy Jones, Borrow the Earth, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Author, 1896-1953, Women’s Place mixed Media Series, 2020, The 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, Photo Credit, George A. Smathers Library, The University of Florida, Cross Creek, Florida, 1942, 2019, mixed Media, Found Objects, Butterflies and Insects, Long Leaf Pine Ecosystem Plants, Sewn Tea Bags, Stamps, 24 x 14 x 3 inches

Charles F. Manning, Retreat, 2020, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches

Walter Wager, Serenity, 2019, wood, 4 x 13 x 4 inches

Kathleen Wilcox, Luna Little Blue, 2020, vitreous enamel glass on copper, 8 x 11 inches

Artists accepted into the 32nd Art in Gadsden exhibition
click on a name below to read their artist statement

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.