Drawing and Painting Class - Gadsden Arts Center

Every Thursday, open studio 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and class 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come create every week for our Drawing & Painting classes led by artist and instructor, Dawn McMillan. Warm up your artistic mind with mini-activities, practice drawing from life and from photos, experiment with new techniques, use a range of mediums and create at your own pace. The first class is free for nonmembers! Every other class is $5 pay as you go. Must be a GAC member.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


High School AP Portfolio Program - Gadsden Arts Center

Every Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced high school art students are invited to our regular Thursday classes for free studio time. Students should have an interest in pursuing art in college or professionally, or have interest in the Advanced Placement Exam for Studio Art. Currently open to students from East Gadsden High School, West Gadsden High School, Robert F. Munroe Day School and home-school students upon request. For more information call 850-627-5023.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


Lunch and Learn Series

3rd Thursday of Every Month, 12:00 PM

Hosted at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Conference Center. Bring your own lunch or order one by contacting Linda at 850-794-0197 or email lkranert222@gmail.com. In addition, the museum is open to the public from 2 pm -5 pm the 3rd Thursday of each month.

1071 Pecan Street, Chattahoochee, FL


Florida Watercolor Society - 46th Annual Exhibition

January 12th - March 24th, 2018

Gadsden Arts will be hosting the Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual traveling exhibition that showcases some of the best watercolorists working in Florida today. This exhibition starts at the Coral Springs Museum of art with 100 works, and then the top 35 will travel to Gadsden Arts. Iain Stewart, an internationally known watercolorist and illustrator from Alabama, is the juror. This exhibition of work demonstrates the exciting new directions that artists have taken water media and expands viewers’ perception of traditional watercolor.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Roger Raepple: Long exposure photography

January 12th - March 24th, 2018

Photographer Roger Raepple is known for his long-exposure photographs, which capture scenic places while emphasizing specific elements within them. Long-exposure is a process by which an artist keeps the shutter of the camera open for an extended period of time for each picture, allowing more light to enter the lens. The resulting image captures an additional sense of time passing while the object or scene remains in place. Raepple enjoys experimenting with an array of subjects, genres, and processes to create works which explore a new way to reveal a subject or feeling. He aims to interpret his observations creatively rather than record them as they are.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


The Art of Glass and Fire: enamels by Kathleen Wilcox and her students

January 12th - February 24th 2018

The Art of Glass and Fire will introduce and educate the visitors to the art and techniques of enameling, the process of fusing glass to metal. For over 30 years, Kathleen Wilcox has been working as a full-time studio artist producing one-of-a-kind enamels on metal. In addition to being a practicing artist, she enjoys teaching private art lessons and holding group workshops in a number of artistic processes and mediums. This exhibition will showcase the work of Wilcox and several of her accomplished students including Camille Patton, Terrie Corbett, Teresa Rever, Lynda Hartnig, Emoryette McDonald, Kathy Burnett, and Jaye Houle.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's Expansion Grand Opening 

February 22nd, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bring friends and family to celebrate the dedication of the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's renovated and expanded facilities to our community, welcoming many more people into Gadsden Arts to experience the magic of art. Hear a presentation by distinguished guests from Florida’s cultural community, including Zoe Golloway, Sandy Shaughnessy, Malinda Horton, and Ranie Suber Thompson. Admission on opening night is free! Presentation at 6:15pm and Open House until 8pm.

13 N Madison St, Quincy, FL 32351


Printmaking at Gadsden Arts

March 12th-16th, 2018

Spring Break Art Camp 2018 will feature a variety of printmaking mediums! Printmaking involves making an image on a "plate" and printing it onto another surface. Campers will make multiple original works of art through block printing, stamping, monoprinting, sun prints, found-object printing and more in this one-week camp. Printmaking will be from 9am to 12pm for ages 8 to 12 and then another session will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm for ages 13 to 17. Please register by March 1st. For registration or more information, please visit www.gadsdenarts.org.

13 N Madison St, Quincy, FL 32351


Master Artist Workshop with Pat Weaver: Direct & Spontaneous Watercolor - Gadsden Arts Center

March 22nd - 24th, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The focus of Pat Weaver’s workshop will be on teaching painting with a limited palette. Pat’s approach to painting is direct, loose, and spontaneous! Pat is an award winning artist whose work consistently receives high praise whether teaching painting workshops across the country or completing commissions for fine art pet portraits of dogs, cats, and other animals. She is a Signature Member, Life Member, and Past President of the Florida Watercolor Society. Tuition is $275 for members and $305 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


Connectivity: Figurative Paintings by Liu Nan

April 13th – June 23rd, 2018

Chinese master of oriental brush painting and calligraphy, Liu Nan has created a series of life-sized figurative oil paintings that reflect on his experiences working on the Florida A & M University campus in Tallahassee, Florida. Nan draws inspiration for his works from his subjects’ assertion of self and individuality, which are visually expressed through bold clothing and varied accessories. He focuses on portraying his observations of students’ connectivity within their campus lives; many of his figures are using their cellphones or other technology devices in lieu of connecting interpersonally with the other students in their surroundings. Liu Nan’s artwork have been exhibited and collected across the United states among public institutions, museums, galleries, and private patrons.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Wildlife of North America : Paintings by John Isaacs

April 13th – June 23rd, 2018

With extensive study under notable instructors and years of dedications to his craft, John Isaacs focuses his skills on rendering images of wildlife. In keeping true to his belief that art is a vehicle for self-expression, Isaacs aims to capture wildlife in his surrounding world and portray each scene in his own unique and creative way.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Suzanne Edwards Doddridge

March - April 2018

Although Suzanne Edwards Doddridge began her career in watercolor, she now mainly works with pastels and oil paints. She draws inspiration for her works from the picturesque landscapes of her youth here in Gadsden County, Florida, as well as North Carolina, where she currently resides.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Mark Messersmith: When No One is Watching

September 28th – December 15th, 2018

Mark Messersmith’s oil paintings contain a frenetic energy of flora and fauna mixed with logging trucks, oil refineries, and apocalyptic cityscapes. The artist came to Florida over 30 years ago and was struck by the constant tension of the state’s natural world butting heads with residential and commercial development. Messersmith came from the Midwest, where he says nature had all been paved over, leaving only a few squirrels and blue jays. Florida is a varied, beautiful, wild environment that has really only been inhabited by large numbers of people for 100-150 years. But in that time, the state has been striped almost bare of its natural resources, yet, as Messersmith tries to capture, the animals and plants of the area find a way to survive. The artist captures this never-ending conflict between man and nature using rich colors, dramatic light sources, and dizzying perspectives. Messersmith says he is capturing what is happening “just” beyond the suburbs and Walmart stores, the scenes of what is left of the natural world, with hints of encroaching developments.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


Carrie Ann Baade: Mimesis

September  28th - December 15th, 2018

Carrie Ann Baade’s exhibition Mimesis relies on the artist’s ability to realistically describe the world, imitate it, and then subvert and distort it to show the viewer her vision. Baade’s collection of paintings are executed using old master techniques as a way to make the viewer feel comfortable, at home with the traditional oil paintings known in museums and books. However, the artist’s subject matter is a surrealistic cacophony of images, pulled from Baade’s archive of images gathered for the past decade of people, angels, fire, and animals configured to comment on current social, political or economic issues.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351