Eluster Richardson: Three Decades

Ochlocknee Bay, painting by Eluster Richardson

Presented by

Sponsored in Memory of

Dottie Dodson and
Adelaide Munroe Suber

Contributing Sponsor

January 14 – March 19, 2022

Sara May Love Gallery

Twenty-five years after his first major exhibition at Gadsden Arts, Eluster Richardson shares his latest paintings and sculptures in his sixth major exhibition at the museum. This exhibition reflects upon four series Richardson has developed through his art career, from the 1980s to today. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Richardson began painting in the third grade, and while he never stopped drawing and painting, it wasn’t until retiring from an engineering career that the artist could fully concentrate on honing his craft. Richardson’s fascination with family traditions and history, particularly the people and places of North Florida, has resulted in a body of work that is treasured by history and art lovers of the region. His award-winning works have been exhibited across the South and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Image: Eluster Richardson, Ochlocknee Bay at Panacea, oil on canvas, 36 x 12 inches.

Eluster Richardson, Peace, oil, 36 x 48 inches

Additional Programming

Closing Reception

Friday March 11, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm

Celebrate Eluster Richardson's three decades of creation! Admission: FREE for members, limited # of members’ guests (*Membership level = # of people admitted free: Director's Circle, Artists Guild, and Family Members = 4. Senior, Individual, and Student Members = 2, and children; nonmember adults $5). Join Gadsden Arts here.

Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served; doors open at 5:30pm.

6:00pm Meet-and-Greet with Eluster
Catalog signing available (Quilt exhibition catalogs available for purchase in the Museum Shop)
6:30pm Student Art Competition Awards Ceremony

7:00pm Art Talk with Eluster

Art Talk Live! with Eluster Richardson

Art Talk Live! with Eluster Richardson covers his inspirations for his decades long career.

Click here to view the Video!