Current Exhibitions

33rd Art in Gadsden

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.

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Russ Traver:
The Path through the Garden of the Moon

June 5 – August 28, 2021
Munroe Family Community Gallery
Russ Traver’s vibrant acrylic paintings portray dreamlike landscapes, often featuring quirky and fantastical creatures. This collection is part of Traver’s Garden of the Moon series: images featuring recognizable settings that include surprising characters. Through it, Traver hopes to “take viewers to a wondrous land of pure beauty where there is no beginning or end.” A self-proclaimed surreal-fauvist artist, Russ Traver strives to combine the dreamlike quality and distorted reality of Surrealism, with positive expression achieved through the strong color of Fauvism. The artist believes, “it is the regression of the mind into the past by which we discover images of the future.”

Victory Bridge by Kent Putnam

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

June 5–August 28, 2021 
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the third of four 2021 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild, now numbering almost 70 members! On display is work by Nancy Adams, Inger Avant, Matthew Brady, Terrie Corbett, Karole Curtis, Fran Dellaporta, Sandy DeLopez, Thomas DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Thomas Friedman, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, William McKeown, Pam McLean, Kent Putnam, Roger Raepple, Rick Soskis, and Joel Thornton. Image: Kent Putnam, Victory Bridge, infared digital photograph, 24 x 16 inches.

Permanent Collection:
Spotlight on Women

February 13 - December 23, 2021
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to celebrate the creativity of eight women artists represented in the museum’s Permanent Collection in thirteen paintings and sculptures by women from the Southeastern United States. From the expressive paintings of Mary T. Smith to the intricate explosions of color in Beth Appleton's paper assemblages, to a carved root sculpture by Bessie Harvey, this exhibition highlights artwork across many mediums by women artists in our region. Artists included in this exhibition are: Beth Appleton, Virginia Coultas, Alyne Harris, Bessie Harvey, Sara May Love, Mary T. Smith, Ruby Williams, and Suzanna Winton.