About the Galleries
MKAC Galleries conducts programs to enhance the educational mission of Northwest Florida State College. Serving as a teaching adjunct to the Department of Art within the college’s Division of Fine, Performing Arts, and Humanities, the galleries organize exhibitions national and international artists across styles and media. The MKAC galleries represent a viable cultural asset for the entire campus and its regional community. MKAC Galleries holds a collection of 4500 objects from antiquity to contemporary, housed in a seven thousand square-foot building at Mattie Kelly Art Center, with 2500 square feet of dedicated year-round gallery space. We offer museum education to K-12 students, community tours and workshops, and a vibrant docent and executive internship program.
The beautiful Mcllroy Gallery provides visitors with an immersive experience. With its diffused natural light and 18-foot ceiling, it’s the perfect place in which you can lose yourself among incredible works of visual art from around world. This gallery was a gift from the McIlroy family through the Northwest Florida State College Foundation.
The pristine Holzhauer Gallery is named after renowned artist Emil Holzhauer, who donated a multi-million-dollar permanent collection of his works to Northwest Florida State College. This intimate room for exhibiting guest artists’ work allows visitors an opportunity they may not get anywhere else to experience what it feels like being behind closed doors with world famous works of art!
Would you like to learn about the art world? Help MKAC in its mission to inform and educate! The galleries have a 4500 piece collection of historic art & artifacts, plus annual exhibition seasons of national artists. We are looking for researchers, docents, object handlers, and more. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator & Gallery Assistant, Jasmine, at 850-729-6044 or [email protected]
Note: Interview, fingerprinting, and training are required for all volunteers
Frequently Asked Questions
Regular Hours Mon. – Thurs., 10AM – 4PM
Summer Hours – May 22 – July 28, 2023 – Mon. – Thurs., 10AM – 4 PM
At the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, we are proud to display exhibitions from acclaimed artists from around the world.
While we don’t rent our galleries to the general public for personal exhibitions, we do offer juried art competitions each year that give contest winners the opportunity to display their work in a solo exhibition. To submit your work, fill out the Call to Artists application.
MKAC Gallery Director J. Wren Supak
Volunteer Coordinator & Gallery Assistant: Jasmine Richardson
Collections & Exhibitions Manager: Jaime Diffee