Celebrate the skill, talent, ingenuity and creativity of some of the most exciting artists in the Big Bend area.
Highlighted in this annual, multi-media show is the work of many established and emerging local artists. This exhibition is typically on view at the City Hall Art Gallery and, due to space constraints, a jury helps select 50 artworks for display. The pandemic has forced the gallery to close temporarily, so COCA decided to move the annual Creative Tallahasseeexhibit online. Without physical space limitations, we were able to include all 93 applicants and their 254 paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, sculptures, and more.
Those artists are:
AJ Abellera, Rex Adams, Mike Alfano Jr., Natalia Andreeva, Beth Appleton, Linda Armstrong, Inger Avant, Rita Barker, Ken Barker, Lydia Bell, Stephen Bennett, Kabuya P. Bowens-Saffo, Kiley Brandt, Lanny Brewster, Debra Brienen, Randy Brienen, Marina Brown, Joy Brown, Jeff Byers, Alice Cappa, Lisa Cesare, Mary Chong, Jennifer Clinard, Lisa Co, Leslie Cohen, Sara Crayton, James Daniels, Mignon Deshaies, Diane Dyal, Judith Ehrhardt, Joyce Estes, April Fitzpatrick, Brenda Francis, Thomas Friedman, Gigi Gaulin, David Gilbertson, Channing Gray, Gerald Grow, Alexa Harkness, Tenee’ Hart, Jennifer Haskins, Hunter Hayes, Michael Henderson, Bill Humphries, Khanh Huynh, Laura Joanos, Lillian Johnson, Nancy Jones, Evan Kelley, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Jennifer Lange, Rick Laurienzo, Mary Jane Lord, Emma Martin, Janice Ecinja McCaskill, Bernita McCormick, Lee McHugh, William McKeown, Felita McNeill, Sophie Mills, Ken Misner, Yoshiko Murdick, Adieren Narro, NED, Elvi Nichols, Ruth Nickens, Rob Nixon, Jennifer Odom, Janice Ouimet, Brinda Pamulapati, Kent Putnam, Michael Riffle, Dewey Riou, Jeff Ripple, Bri Rodriguez, Jim Russell, Rayna Sassano, Rick Shopfner, Beverly Sipos, Robert Smith, Sue Stelzmann, Scott Steppan, Karen Stewart, Anna Svitsa, Mikiko Tanaka, Dan Taylor, Walter Thorner, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, Randy Traynor, Cassie Tucker, Doell West, Kathleen Wilcox, and Harris Wiltsher.
Special thanks to COCA volunteer Ariel Raskin for all her hard work in developing this online gallery for Creative Tallahassee. It could not have happened without her.
This is one of many exhibitions curated by COCA for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this exhibition or upcoming exhibitions, visit tallahasseearts.org.