30th Art in Gadsden

30th Art in Gadsden Exhibition

30th Art in Gadsden

July 13–September 8, 2018
Sara May Love and Zoe Golloway Galleries

Sara May Love Gallery - This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. Art in Gadsden has now reached its 30th year, a mileston for the museum as this was the foundation for the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. 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.

If you would like to be added to the artist email list for next year, please contact Curator Angie Barry. For artists who have applied, please note acceptance or non acceptance letters were mailed out June 15, 2018.  

Questions? Contact Curator Angie Barry, 850.627.5021.


Thank you Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. 
Director’s Circle Sponsor - The Black Fig
Media Presenting Sponsor - Gadsden County Times

Poster Sponsor

Ameriprise Financial, Alexander L. Hinson, Jr., Financial Advisor

Contributing Sponsor

The Greenery Floral & Tuxedo Place

Gadsden County Times logo   Thomas Howell Ferguson PA logo   Doug Croley Insurance Services Logo   Black Fig Logo


Award Winners

Abandoned Barn 3 by Roger Raepple, photograph
Best in Show

Abandoned Barn #3 by Roger Raepple
photograph, 16 x 24 inches

Sponsored by

Doug Croley Insurance Services Logo


First Place

The Turn Around
by William McKeown
watercolor, 21 x 14 inches

Sponsored by

Capital City Bank

Second Place

The Diatomist by Beth Appleton
watercolor, cut paper
40 x 30 inches

Sponsored by

Lines, Hinson, and Lines

Third Place

Under An Autumn Sky
by Mary Jane Lord
handwoven tapestry, 20 x 25 inches

Sponsored by
Damfino’s Café and Market 

The Turn Around by William McKeown, watercolor

  The Diatomist by Beth Appleton, watercolor and cut paper  

Under An Autumn Sky by Mary Jane Lord, handwoven tapestry



30th Art in Gadsden Award Winners

From left to right:
Grace Robinson, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum; Cheri Harris, Gadsden County Times; Bill McKeown, First Place Award winner; Roger Raepple, Best of Show Award winner; Beth Appleton, Second Place Award winner and exhibition founder; Will Croley, Doug Croley Insurance Services; Mary Jane Lord, Third Place Award winner; Mary Alice Tiller, Capital City Bank; Lucy Harris, Damfino's Café and Market; Ron Green, The Greenery Tuxedo and Floral; Angie Barry, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum; Alex Hinson, Lines, Hinson, and Lines.

Accepted Artists

William Milton Adkins III, Helen Anderfuren, Beth Appleton, Debra Brienen, Randy Brienen, Marina Brown, Terrie Corbett, Barbara Craig, Fran Dellaporta, Sandy DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Nancy Jones and Diane Evans of Flyaway Studio, Anne Draper, Judith Ehrhardt, Joyce Estes, Kenneth Falana, John Felton, Kathy Ferrell, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Gigi Gaulin, Mark Georgiades, Scott Geraci, Nicholas Geshwiler, Joe Greiner, Terry Hawkins, J William Hill, Alexander Hinson Jr, Marty Holland, Nancy Jefferson, Stuart Johnson, Ann Kawamoto, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Carol Little-Wilson, Mary Jane Lord, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, William McKeown, Linda Menke, John  Metcalfe, Nancy M Mick, Virginia Milne, Jimmy Nicholson, Camille Patton, Linda  Pelc, Kathleen Piretti, donalee pond-Koenig, Gale Poteat, Elizabeth Purdum, Roger Raepple, Teresa Reaver, Stephen Revell, Eluster Richardson, Frederick SanGuiliano, Eric  Sapronetti, Karol Dover Selvaggio, Robert DeWitt Smith, Mary Jo Spector, Mikiko Tanaka, Susanne Taranto, Don Taylor, James Thigpen, Wayne Vonada, Walter Wager, Tim White, Sherry Whitney, Lynn Wilson, and Harris Wiltsher.


30th Art in Gadsden Poster

Eric Sapronetti's Train to Blounstown has been selected as the art for the 30th Art in Gadsden poster. These posters are on sale now in the Jean Gard Fletcher Museum Shop for $2 signed/$3 unsigned.

About the Juror

Darlene Crosby Taylor is currently the Exhibitions and Public Art Director at Thomasville Center for the Arts. She earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Florida. Darlene's experiences in the arts in Europe and the United States offers a broad perspective for her selection of award winners in this year's Art in Gadsden exhibition.
Darlene practiced architecture and lighting design in Europe, California and New York with Howard Branston (who is known for creating the Statue of Liberty lighting). She also practiced architecture with Zaha Hadid, and worked with Annie Chu of Frank Gehry to design the Women in Architecture competition in Santa Monica, California.

Help us bring the magic of art to our community!

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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 website do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture



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