Current Exhibitions

32nd Art in Gadsden

A Regional Exhibition of Fine Art

July 31–September 5, 2020

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 juror for the 32nd Art in Gadsden is Katie Deits, Executive Director of Florida Craft Art, an amazing organization is St. Petersburg that supports Florida's artists and craftspeople.

Click here to visit the Exhibition Page to view the Award winners and Education Programming.

Artists: if you would like to be added to the mailing list for future exhibitions, please contact Curator Angie Barry, 850.627.5021.

Image: Best in Show Award Winner: Suzanna Winton, Cuban Cigar Lady, 2019, watercolor

Doell West: Fanciful Spaces

July 10 - August 29, 2020
Munroe Family Community Gallery

Doell West is an installation artist focusing her attention on second hand furniture. Her pieces are colorful and eclectic, giving them a new life. West prefers to work on reclaimed and neglected pieces, leading the viewer to rethink the value of discarded objects and instead see their potential beauty and utility.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

July 10 - August 29, 2020
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the third of four 2020 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild, now numbering almost 60 members! On display is work by Nancy Adams, Matthew Brady, Terrie Corbett, Karole Curtis, Sandy DeLopez, Thomas DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Thomas Friedman, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Rebecca Ledger, Brenda Martin, William McKeown, Pam McLean, Kent Putnam, Roger Raepple, Stephen Revell, Cheryl Sattler, Robert DeWitt Smith, Siroos Tamaddoni, 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 for this program 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 exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.