This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. The 31st Art in Gadsden presents 101 works by 82 artists. This exhibition was selected by committee from submissions by a record 113 artists. Anne E. Gilroy, Curator of Exhibitions at the Historic Thomas Center Galleries in Gainesville, FL selected the award-winning works of art. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, papier maché, and serigraph. Learn more here.
This exhibition of Lisa Qualls' work is comprised of two portrait groupings and an installation. One portrait grouping is from Qualls’ ongoing “Southern Portrait Project”. Qualls travels across the South from North Carolina to Texas meeting people, photographing them and recording their stories. This exhibition will include a select grouping of portraits executed in graphite on claybord. These are monochromatic, almost photo-realistic drawings, with minimal backgrounds. The second portrait grouping is a suite inspired by quilters and seamstresses from the Quincy area and from Qualls' family. These are colorful and patterned portraits on panels. Family traditions of pattern design, textile making, dyeing and construction are celebrated by these works. The installation piece is titled "Duty to Memory". It is inspired by a photo album from the late 1940's from a Quincy area family. The installation is about American rural life; a lifestyle that continues through generations surviving hardships, natural disasters, market cycles and continues to flourish and be sustained despite the many obstacles.
On display is the third of the four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild members. View work byNancy Adams, Matthew Brady, Terrie Corbett, Karole Curtis, Wendy Devarieux, Carole Fiore, Brenda Francis, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Brenda Bethay Martin, William McKeown, Pamela McLean, Kent Putnam, Maria Antionette Renzulli, Stephen Revell, Robert DeWitt Smith, Chuck Stannard, and Siroos Tamaddoni. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round and volunteer their time helping with Gadsden Arts fundraising events and educational programming. The Guild has over 50 members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including glass, mixed media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink. Learn more about the Artists Guild here.
This summer, Gadsden Arts is pleased to exhibit Construction to Commemorate, a 2011 monumental sculpture by Mark Dickson, created of welded steel and stainless steel that stands 7 feet tall. On display in the Jessie Shaw Bates and Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. Lobby, this sculpture is typical Dickson, an entanglement of steel and fire and appears modern, while at the same time reveals elements of the distant past. Dickson is ever exploring and pushing the boundaries of the medium. The artist works in his studio in Railroad Square, Tallahassee, and teaches sculpture part time as a member of the adjunct faculty at North Florida College in Madison, Florida.
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to present its newest exhibition Roots, featuring works from the museum’s Permanent Collection by some of our local artists. The North Florida region is home to a great many visual artists, and the Gadsden ArtsCenter & Museum is honored to preserve and collect their work. Over half of the works included have never been on display in the Gadsden Art Center & Museum before, making Roots a compelling exhibition for all visitors of the museum. Roots features work by several well known artists from the region, including Dean Mitchell, Beth Appleton, and Joe McFadden. To learn more about the works on display, visit the exhibition page.
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