Current Exhibitions

Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful

January 15 - April 3, 2021

Clyde Butcher is an acclaimed photographer who has made it his mission to photograph and document wild and natural places across America for the last 50 years. He grew up in California and later relocated to Florida, finding peace and his life's mission within the Everglades. In this photographic exhibit, America the Beautiful, whose content stretches from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglades swamps of Florida, Butcher has captured the essence of our natural spaces and treasured landscapes. His images document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of wilderness. He raises awareness of our remote places and the species who live there, allowing us a serene adventure through his lens. Clyde's images in this exhibition present the diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America and allow us to appreciate the beauty across our land.

No reservations are required to visit, $5 admission for non members, open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Image: Clyde Butcher, Oxbow Bend 63, 2006, Silver Gelatin Print AP1/3, 52 x 100 inches

Additional Virtual Programming:

Sacred Waters
Wednesday, February 10, 5:30pm

Florida Water Stories
Wednesday, February 25, 5:30pm

Clyde Butcher Meet & Greet
Wednesday, March 11, 1:00pm

Learn more on the Clyde Butcher exhibition page here.

Dean Gioia: Haunted

January 15 - March 20, 2021
Munroe Family Community Gallery
This exhibition will feature some of Dean Gioia’s most recent work. The Tallahassee based artist has devoted 5 decades to interpreting the southern landscape and turning it into fine art. His focus on light and how it plays over the nooks and crannies of everyday life results in sumptuous paintings filled with an ethereal presence. The work finds its way into the human psyche, awakening memory, preserving moments and places seemingly frozen in time. Dean Gioia has exhibited widely in the Southeast, is a Florida Fellowship recipient and his work is in hundreds of public and private collections including the Florida Museum of Natural History, IBM, Barnett Bank, Florida State University, and the City of Tallahassee.

Additional Programming:

Artist Meet & Greet
Saturday, February 27, 12-2pm

Meet & Greet with Dean Gioia - View Dean Gioia: Haunted in the Munroe Family Community Gallery with the artist present and have the opportunity to talk with the artist about his work and inspirations while viewing his exhibition! No reservations necessary.


Art Talk Live on Zoom

Friday, February 5, 1pm: Live on Zoom
Art Talk Live with Dean Gioia - A facilitated Q & A with exhibiting artist Dean Gioia. Learn about his process and inspiration and have the opportunity to ask your own questions from the comfort of your own home! Register for this Zoom presentation here.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

Opening Saturday December 5, 2020
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the first of four 2021 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild, now numbering over 60 members! On display is work by Nancy Adams, Inger Avant, Matt Brady, Terrie Corbett, Sandy DeLopez, Thomas DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Thomas Friedman, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Michele T. Kimbrough, Brenda B. Martin, William McKeown, Pam McLean, Kent Putnam, Roger Raepple, Stephen Revell, Cheryl Sattler, Robert D. Smith, and Joel Thornton.

Recent Acquisitions:
Permanent Collection

February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

The 2020 Collection Exhibition, Recent Acquisitions, highlights some of the works donated to Gadsden Arts over the last couple of years, including work by Beth Appleton, Mose Tolliver, Dean Gioia, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Edgar Tolson, and Purvis Young. Thanks to the generosity of nine donors, the Collection grew substantially in 2019. Sixty works of art were accessioned, a record number, bringing the total collection up to 172 objects. A new artist was added to the Permanent Collection, a sculptor from Kentucky named Edgar Tolson, who like other Vernacular artists in the collection such as Mose Tolliver, took up wood carving full-time after an accident left him unable to work. 

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.