The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum congratulates two Quincy artists whose paintings have been accepted into the 2018 International Exhibition held in Quindao, China – William H. McKeown and Dean Mitchell. McKeown, an accomplished watercolorist and fifth-generation Gadsden County native, sent a “Forgotten Coast” scene entitled The Ship Mender. Dean Mitchell, a leading painter in America who was raised in Quincy by his grandmother Marie Brooks, entered a painting entitled Shotgun Houses. These works by McKeown and Mitchell will be exhibited in China in June and July.

McKeown and Mitchell’s watercolors are among 123 paintings by artists from Canada, Norway, Greece, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and the United States, selected by judge Laurin McCracken. Prints, note cards, and books featuring work by McKeown and Mitchell can be found at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum.

The 2018 International Exhibition is organized by the Missouri Watercolor Society. More information about the exhibition can be found at www.mowsart.com.

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is located on the courthouse square in Quincy, Florida, just 20 minutes from Tallahassee. Five galleries the Fletcher Museum Shop, and ArtZone are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm. For more information about programs and events, please call (850) 875-4866 or visit www.gadsdenarts.org.

Image: William H. McKeown, The Ship Mender, watercolor.

Grace Robinson, Executive Director