Holiday Spotlight: A Surreal Christmas
Holiday Spotlight:
A Surreal Christmas
On Display November 22 - December 16
Call to Artists

Submit your artwork for special projects.

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Current Exhibitions

In the Holzhauer Gallery

Holiday Spotlight: A Surreal Christmas

The 2019 Holiday Spotlight exhibition features Salvador Dali’s The Fig Man. Using  early fruit illustrations as inspiration, Dali subjected them to what we might today call remixing: he recreated the original forms in watercolor but altered the details, transforming a pictorial catalogue of French fruits into a Surrealist exploration of the human form and a sometimes humorous commentary on human behavior.
Accompanying The Fig Man is a Surrealism-inspired Christmas tree, on display from now until December 16th.

Artists interested in showcasing their work at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center should view our current Call to Artists →

Now on View

Permanent Collection

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries house a world-class, multi-million dollar permanent collection assembled since the founding of NWF State College (then Okaloosa-Walton Junior College) in 1963.  Selections from the Permanent Collection are displayed in the Galleries at least twice per year, during the Summer Highlight and Holiday Spotlight.  More than 1,000 artworks make up this teaching collection, which includes multiple sub-collections.

Learn more about our permanent collection →

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