City Hall Gallery
Managed by COCA as part of the City of Tallahassee’s Art in Public Places Program, this intriguing space offers a diverse selection of group exhibitions by established and emerging local artists of the Big Bend area.
The exhibition schedule includes several juried, large group shows, each on display for six to eight weeks. Exhibits of original and contemporary artworks are curated, coordinated, arranged, and installed by COCA and they feature all media including paintings, drawings, fiber, photographic works, and sculpture.
Whether you’ve come specifically for the exhibitions, are attending a Commission meeting, or have business with the City, you can enjoy the light filled gallery space throughout the entire 2nd floor mezzanine. There is also a public exhibition area on the 4th floor in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room, one of the most active public locations in City Hall.
*To comply with current health and safety practices, all gallery goers must be masked while in the building and practice social distancing.
The Council on Culture & Arts presents
Creative Tallahassee 2022
On display at the City Hall Art Gallery and online
April 20 – June 27, 2022
City Hall Art Gallery
300 South Adams Street
Main Gallery: 2nd floor mezzanine
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
Free and open to the public
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked
Join us in celebrating local art through the 2022 Creative Tallahassee exhibition. This annual juried show is highly anticipated by Tallahassee residents and artists alike. On display are multimedia works from both experienced and emerging local artists. The exhibition features more than 50 paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures.
This year, COCA received nearly 170 individual submissions from 65 local artists. The submissions were reviewed by volunteer jurors with diverse experience in the visual arts. The works selected will be on display in the City Hall Art Gallery from April 20 – June 27, 2022. All the submitted works can be viewed on COCA’s Online Gallery at cocaonlinegallery.zenfolio.com
54 artists will show their work in this year’s physical Creative Tallahassee exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery. Those artists are:
Michael Alfano Jr., Linda Armstrong, Inger Avant, Todd Bertolaet, Mia Bonet, Carly Brady, Lanny Brewster, Jamie Burch, Jeff Byers, Leslie Cohen, Starlene DeBord, Thomas DeLopez, Thomas Friedman, Elizabeth George, Lisa Faire Graham, Sal Guastella, Tiffiny Hewitt-Brown, Bill Humphries, Nathan Illig, Shena Kamata, Erin Kittelson, Jennifer Lange, Mary Jane Lord, Judy Macdonald, David Maki, Meredith Maloney, Mary Maurer, Lee McHugh, Yoshiko Murdick, NED, Stewart Nelson, Elvi Nichols, Jimmy Nicholson, Rob Nixon, Judith Pennington, Roger Raepple, Rabon Ragan, Michael Riffle, Diana Robertson, James Russell, Roberto Santos, Rachel Smith, Susan Stetson, Richard Stevens, Kathryn Stivers, Kristen Summers, Sujatha Swaminathan, Dan Taylor, Juan Ten, Walter Thorner, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, Randy Traynor, Sharard X, and Tong Zhang
The works can be seen until June 27, 2022 in person at the City Hall Art Gallery or virtually in COCA’s Online Gallery at cocaonlinegallery.zenfolio.com.
This is one of a dozen exhibitions curated by COCA and is part of the City of Tallahassee’s Art in Public Places program. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact COCA at email@example.com.
Special thanks to COCA extern Shena Kamata for her help with this exhibition.
Quilter’s Unlimited Fiber Arts Exhibition
June 29 – Sept. 5, 2022
The Fiber Art Exhibition in the City Hall Art Gallery will bring together fiber works from talented local artists of the Tallahassee Quilters Unlimited guild.
This exhibition is sure to amaze and delight all who visit. The quilt designs at times defy your imagination and run the gamut from tranquil to explosive. With works featuring playful animals, amazing geometric patterns, and vibrant colors, the range and diversity will be sure to inspire.
City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room
Emphasizing the City’s commitment to showcase local art and artists, COCA initiated an expansion of the Art in Public Places program. In collaboration with the City, COCA has designed a public exhibition space on the fourth floor of City Hall in the City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. This space is one of the most active public locations in City Hall, with frequent meetings of local leaders and decision makers.
Members of the Mayor’s staff tour the City Hall Gallery and select a variety of artworks for COCA to install in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. The artworks currently on display were selected from the 2021 Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Sixteen of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition which features artworks in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, fiber and photography.
The participating artists are: Todd Bertolaet, Lanny Brewster, Marina Brown, Brendan Crellin, Shawnee Franklin-Sharpe, Scott Geraci, Sharon Hester, Nancy Jones, Jennifer Lange, Mary Jane Lord, Jeret Madei, Kenneth Reshard, Joe Roache, Eric Sapronetti, Ward Schuller and Dan Taylor.
Also on display in this space is the winner of the 2021 Mayor’s Purchase Prize, Yoshiko Murdick. Her artwork titled “Intrigue” will now be part of the City of Tallahassee’s permanent art collection and will remain on public display within City Hall.
Hall in the City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. This space is one of the most active public locations in City Hall, with frequent meetings of local leaders and decision makers.