Current Exhibitions

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.