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Congratulations to all of the artists who have artwork on display in the Tallahassee Proud exhibition. It is an honor to have been selected for inclusion in this show and the artists listed below were awarded additional kudos by the exhibit judge, Mayor
John Dailey
First Place: "The Grove" by
Debby Brienen
Second Place: "Lee Hall" by Mary Jo Spector
Third Place: "Old Florida Capitol" by
Mark Wallheiser
Honorable Mentions:
"Cosmic Colleges" by Jessica Utley
"Tallahassee Sunset" by Katie Clark
"Red Hills Cross Country" by William McKeown
The Tallahassee Proud exhibition is on display at the City Hall Gallery until April 13. It is free and open to the public so be sure to check out all the great artworks celebrating the place we call home.
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COCA congratulates Jessica Utley
Their artwork has been selected for a great honor!
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, though it is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
Each year, 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 "2020 Tallahassee Proud" exhibition. Fifteen 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.
Also on display in this space is the winner of the 2020 Mayor's Purchase Prize, Mary Jo Spector. Her artwork titled "Lee Hall" will now be part of the
City of Tallahassee, FL - Government
's permanent art collection and will remain on public display within City Hall.