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 Vernacular Artists from the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection

March - December, 2017

"Vernacular Art" refers to the visual language expressed by artists living in the South, whose art is deeply rooted in their environment, and who have little to no art education or schooling, or outside influences on their artistic style. This exhibition of works from the Gasden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection features art by five Florida Vernacular artists: Alyne Harris, Mary L. Proctor, O.L. Samuels, Ruby Williams, and Purvis Young. 

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351


29th Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art - Gadsden Arts Center

October 13th - December 16th, 2017

The Art in Gadsden exhibition was the foundation for the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. The founders of the Art in Gadsden exhibition wanted to bring fine art to Gadsden County, foster the careers of local artists and draw the community together through this special event. The juror for the 29th Art in Gadsden is Audra Pittman, Executive Director of the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA).

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


From Concept to Completion - Oil Painting Workshop With Kathleen Denis

October 20th - 21st, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

With numerous challenges and decisions to make when painting, Kathleen Denis generously and thoroughly teaches the essential elements to help you form a great work of art. Through daily lectures, demos and personal hands-on assistance, you will learn how to make creative compositions with focal points and depth, value studies, color mixing and much more.  Class will be taught in oils.  All levels are welcome.

Application Deadline:  September 15th Questions: anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.org  or  (850) 627-5023

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


Master Artist Workshop with Kathleen Denis: From Concept to Completion - Gadsden Arts Center

October 27th - 28th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

With numerous challenges and decisions to make when painting, Kathleen generously and thoroughly teaches the essential elements to help you form a great painting. Through daily lectures, demos and personal hands on assistance you will learn how to make creative compositions with focal points and depth, value studies, color mixing and much more. Class will be taught in Oils. All levels are welcome. Tuition is $225 for members and $245 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


2017 Quincyfest and Porchfest

October 28th, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Quincy Main Street, Inc. is combining two annual events, the 29th Annual Quincyfest and the 5th Annual Quincy Porchfest and Sketch Crawl to create a day-long festival highlighting the diversity and multi-cultural assets of our town. Featuring Latin Soul Orchestra Session, Krooked Kilts, Acme Rhythm and Blues, N'spire, plus more than 20 musical acts performing on porches throughout the historic district. Arts & crafts, children's activities, world-wide sketchcrawl and much more! For more information visit www.QuincyMainstreet.org. 

Quincy Main Street, Quincy, FL


Master Artist Workshop with Tom Lynch: Watercolor Secrets Revealed - Gadsden Arts Center

November 14th - 17th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The overall objective of Tom Lynch’s workshop is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor and to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting, and developing the creativity of each individual. Tom likes to put fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes the intermediate and advanced painter feel welcome! Tom Lynch is one of the nations premier watercolorists, who has written 7 books, hosted several PBS TV Art Series, and was recently listed as one of the nation’s top 20 teachers by a leading art magazine. Tuition is $495 for members and $545 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL


200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817

December 1st - 2nd, 2017

Chattahoochee Main Street is hosting the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817. The event will recognize both sides in this battle with living history, tours, memorial services, arts & crafts, food vendors, and a chance to meet authors from around Florida and much more! For visitor, vendor or school field trip information, contact: Chattahoochee Main Street Office at 850-663-2323, 623-429-0076 or info@chattahoocheemainstreet.org.

269 River Landing Road, Chattahoochee, FL


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


Florida Watercolor Society - 46th Annual Exhibition

January 12 - March 24, 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 12 - March 24, 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 - February 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


Connectivity: Figurative Paintings by Liu Nan

April 13 – June 23, 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 13 – June 23, 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 28 – December 15, 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  28 - December 15, 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