34th Annual Art in Gadsden

A Regional Exhibition of Fine Art

July 22–September 3, 2022

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. 

Artists: Email notifications of acceptance or non acceptance will be sent out by Friday June 3, 2022.

The deadline to submit for the 34th Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art has now passed. Click here to add your email to the notifications for calls to artists. 

34th Art in Gadsden Juror:
Mark Dickson

The juror for the 34th Art in Gadsden is sculptor Mark Dickson. While the Gadsden Arts Exhibition Committee scores and selects the artwork submitted to the exhibition, the juror selects the award winners. 

Mark Dickson's work is collected throughout the Southeast in public and private collections, and he has public sculpture on display in Universities and colleges in North Florida and South Georgia. Working with multiple metals, Dickson uses tight design and light abstraction and the use of pigments and patinas to bring to life his beautiful sculptures. The artist refers to his work as "ancient futurism," modern work that represents as artifacts from the distant past. Mark Dickson was born and raised in California, and eventually made his home in Tallahassee with his wife. He is an adjunct professor at North Florida Community College in Madison, Florida, and maintains a working sculpture studio in Tallahassee's Railroad Square Art District.

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Best in Show
First Place
Second Place
Third Place

A Look Back

33rd Art in Gadsden Award Winners
selected by Juror Aja Roache

Best in Show

Sponsored by Doug Croley Insurance Services, Inc.

Mark Georgiades
Behind the Facade
, 2021
welded steel cut nails, 18 x 69 x 25 inches

This sculpture feels like a study in dualities, and that really intrigued me. This work is both mysterious and inviting, using masculine media and depicting a feminine form, the hard exterior, and the visible transparent interior---these binary dynamics are executed so effortlessly.  While looking at this sculpture, I also asked myself is she is putting her mask on or taking it off?

~Juror Aja Roache

1st Place

Dripping in the Fronds by Sherry Allen

Sponsored by Capital City Bank

Sherry Allen, Dripping in the Fronds, 2019, watercolor, 20 x 30 inches

2nd Place

Perro de Mi Primavera by Sal Guastella

Sponsored by Iron Oak Wealth Management

Sal GuastellaPerro de Mi Primavera, 2019, mixed media, 36 x 24 x 2 inches

3rd Place

Aubrac Fog by Matthew Brady

Sponsored by Full Earth Farm

Matthew Brady, Aubrac Fog, 2020, silver gelatin print, 10 x 10 inches

Honorable Mentions

Cathy Hathaway2020, 2021, acrylic, 22.5 x 30 inches

Samantha McCoy, Gatorland, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches

Fred SanGuilianoAngelina, 2020, acrylic on wood panel, 28 x 48 inches