A new exhibition at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

A new exhibition at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center


Current Exhibitions

In the Holzhauer Gallery

Marjorie Huwa, 2017 Best in Show Winner

On view in the Holzhauer Gallery are works by Marjorie M. Huwa of Prosperity, South Carolina, whose oil painting on canvas, Patriot Orchid, won Best in Show in the 25th Southeast Regional (2017).  Huwa is a United States Navy veteran who currently works as an Adjunct Art Instructor at Newberry College (Newberry, SC) and as a private art instructor.  She has trained at the Swain School of Design, now part of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and earned a BFA in Studio Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Her paintings have been featured in numerous juried art exhibitions throughout the Southeast.

In the McIlroy Gallery

The 26th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

This juried exhibition perennially attracts top artistic talent from across the United States and showcases works in a variety of media.  This year presented a particularly competitive field, with over 300 works submitted for adjudication.  Only 61 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and digital works were chosen for exhibition. More than $3000 in prizes were awarded to the top works of art in the exhibition.

Artists interested in showcasing their work should submit an Exhibition Proposal →

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 →

Art Galleries Permanent Collections