Current Exhibitions

34th Art in Gadsden

Opening Friday July 22, 6:00pm

Ray Alban: Maine to Spain

June 11 - August 27, 2022
Munroe Family Community Gallery

Ray Alban brings alive the regional landscapes of his many travels to Europe and throughout the United States in his Impressionistic paintings. He creates his paintings en plein air, or outdoors in nature, celebrating the simple charm of country houses and palm tree-lined waterways, as well as architectural wonders and majestic seascapes. Alban's painterly approach using flickering lines of layered colors produces varied textures and hues in every work. The contrasting cool and warm tones entice the viewer to study the subject matter of each work, revealing the artist's mastery of color harmonies. The painter's fine arts education and successful career in advertising are apparent in his dynamic diagonal compositions. Image: Ray Alban, Carillion Beach, FL, acrylic, 12x16 inches.

Photograph by Inger Avant

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

June 11, 2022 - August 27, 2022
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the third Artists Guild 2022 exhibition, on view in the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's Bates Community Room through August 27. The exhibition presents artwork by Nancy, Adams, Wendy Adams, Inger Avant, Matthew Brady, Terrie Corbett, Sandy DeLopez, Tom DeLopez, Wendy Devarieux, Brenda Francis, Tom Friedman, Mark Georgiades, Terry Hawkins, Judy Macdonald, William McKeown, Nancy Myers Adams, Jennifer Odom, Monica Rios, Cheryl Sattler, Ronnie G. Smith, Robert DeWitt Smith, Siroos Tamaddoni-Jahromi, and Joel Thornton. The Gadsden Arts Artists Guild offers members the opportunity to participate in quality exhibitions in an art museum setting. Image: Inger Avant, Pyramid Scheme, Epcot, 2009, photograph, 18 x 28 inches

Artwork by Mary Proctor

Permanent Collection:
Missionary Mary Proctor

February 10 – December 12, 2022
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

Mary Proctor: I am Just the Messenger is a two-site project organized by the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum that presents the artwork of Missionary Mary L. Proctor, a visionary artist who has been making art for the last 25 years.


This exhibition presents Proctor’s very special and rarely seen Presidents and First Ladies Series, installed at Gadsden Arts and at the Tallahassee Museum, along with her iconic doors and windows, and a variety of mixed-media art. Work for the exhibition is on loan from the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection, private collections, and the collection of the artist. Learn more about this exhibition and related programming here.