Join us in celebrating the creative talent of senior artists.

2021 Tallahassee Senior Artist Showcase

The Tallahassee Senior Artist Showcase is an annual juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Artworks will be selected from submitted entries and exhibited in the Auditorium & Dining Room Galleries at the Tallahassee Senior Center. Awards will be selected from the actual artwork after it is installed in the exhibiting venues. The awards will be announced at the awards reception at the Senior Center September 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm.

  • Artists 50 years of age or older that reside within 100 mile radius of Tallahassee.
  • Artwork must be original and current (finished after January 1, 2018) and not shown in a previous Senior Artist Showcase exhibit.
  • We accept all fine art media, two-dimensional and small three-dimensional.
  • All hanging work must have wire securely attached to the back. No sawtooth hangers are allowed.
  • Artwork on paper must be framed behind Plexiglass or glass.
  • Canvas on stretchers is acceptable without additional framing if the sides of canvas have been finished.
  • Any artwork that has special requirements for installation or weighs more than 20 pounds must have that information added onto the entry form.
  • 2D Entries must not exceed 40 inches in any one direction (including frame).
  • 3D Entries must not exceed 24 inches in any one direction. Will be displayed in a locked display case.
  • Artworks that do not meet the standards indicated by the images from the application will be disqualified.
  • TSC is a City building – no nudity, inappropriate or inflammatory subject matter.
  • Artists are responsible for hand delivery and pick up of accepted artwork.
  • Artwork must be available for exhibit from August 23 through Nov. 29, 2021. 
  • Artwork unclaimed 10 days after the end of the exhibition will become the property of the exhibiting venue and will be donated to a non-profit organization.

The Senior Center does NOT provide insurance coverage for the artwork. Staff and trained volunteers will take the utmost care in handling all the artwork. Submission of this signed entry form indicates assumption by the artist of all risk and liability for the artwork and release of exhibiting venues from liability for damage or theft of artwork.


Deadline for Application – August 6th, 2021. 

Notifications and gallery delivery instructions emailed to artists August 13, 2021.

Artwork must be available August 23 through November 29, 2021.

Public Reception and Awards Ceremony September 17, 2021.

Contact Jennifer Haskins with any questions.

Work phone 891-4016.

2021 Showcase Gallery

Award Winners:

1st Place: Susan Stubbs, #25, Farmer’s Marker Onions

2nd Place: J. Randy Smith, #5, What a Nice Day

3rd Place: D. Arthur McBride, #27 Southern Greetings

Honorable Mentions:

Terry Hawkins, #30 Antique Kettle

Rosemary Ferguson, #32 Singing The Blues

Lee McHugh, #12 Old Pier at St. Marks

*click on images to view larger

#1 Robert DeWitt Smith,
White Pelicans Sharing Fish Tales, oil on canvas, 24 x 20

#2 Audrey Thomson

Dreamer, Acrylic, 11″x14″

#3 Elvi Nichols,

Pedrick Pond, Oil, 16″x 20″


#4 Peggy Kelly,

A Forgotten Coast Fishing Town, Photo Artistry, 12.5″ x 15.5″


#5 J. Randy Smith,

What a Nice Day, Acrylic, 12′ x 18″


#6 Susan Stubbs,

Hummer, Oil paint on mdf panel, 18″x21″

People’s Choice Winner: Favorite Bird

#7 J. Randy Smith,

Stop and Smell the Flowers, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 12″ x 36″

#8 Susan Stubbs,

Gadget’s Rose
Oil paint on mdf panel

#9 Joyce Raichelson,

A Walk in the Woods, Watercolor, 18″x 24″


People’s Choice Winner: Overall Favorite

#10 Rosemary Ferguson,

Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
32″H x 37″W

#11 Maria Renzulli,

Beacon of Hope Series- Port St Joe
Photo printed on Canvas mounted on canvas
11″ x 14″ mounted on Canvas -No Frame

#12 Lee McHugh,

Old Pier at St. Marks Lighthouse
Digital Photograph

#13 Joel Thornton,

Lincoln, Oil, 31″X25″

#14 Joan Kanan,

Portugal Sails, Oil, 33″x26″

#15 Tom Friedman,

Circ with Tri, Chalk Pastel, 24 x 24 x 1″

People’s Choice Winner: Most Creative

#16 Duke Kraai,

A Day On The River, Oil, 22″X 30″

People’s Choice Winner: Favorite Seascape

#17 Robert DeWitt Smith,

5¢ Coca-Cola, oil on canvas, 30 x 40″

#18 Rosemary Ferguson,

I’m Gonna Be A Big Star Someday, Watercolor, 21″H x 24″W

#19 Tom Mitas,

Red Beauty, Oil on Canvas,12×15

#20 Terry Hawkins,

Water Street, Historic Apalachicola, Oil, 14” x 12”

#21 Brenda Francis,

Hazy Moon Farm, Acrylic with Oil Highlights, 25.5×29.5

#22 Robert DeWitt Smith,

Metcalf Silos, oil on canvas, 24 x 20

#23 D. Arthur McBride,

Reveille, Oil on Canvas, 20×30

#24 Debbie Gaedtke, DGAEDTKE@COMCAST.NET

Heading In, oil

#25 Susan Stubbs,

Farmer’s Market Onions, Oil paint on mdf panel, 18×22

People’s Choice Winner: Favorite Still Life

#26 Lee McHugh,

White Ibis, Digital Photograph, 16X20

#27 D Arthur McBride,

Southern Greetings, Oil on Canvas, 28×32

#28 Lee McHugh,

Grasshopper at Breakfast, Digital Photograph, 16X20, $85.00

#29 Brenda Francis,

LLama Serenade, Oil, 26.75 x 22.5


#30 Terry Hawkins,

Antique Kettle, Oil, 22 x 26″


#31 D Arthur McBride

Sharing Time, Oil on Linen, 26 x 22

People’s Choice Winner: Favorite Portrait

#32 Rosemary Ferguson,

Singing The Blues, Watercolor,24 x 31


#33 Duke Kraai,

West Lake, 22x 26


#34 Ken Barker

Old Habits, Pottery, 6.5″ tall x 5″ wide

#35 Ken Barker

Over and Under with a Twist, Pottery, 10.5 ” w x 3″ deep