The Arts Council of Greater Palatka promotes 8 to 10 gallery shows each year, from a wide variety of artists and media.
is our goal to showcase many of our local artisans along with art from
outside of Putnam County. In the past, we have had Florida School
of the Arts students, The Palatka Art League show, an all-county open
art show for adults, and shows of artists who have had a major impact
on the arts in Putnam County such as Grace Urqhart. Additional
shows were Tiffany Sage and her family with several of her family
members showing their art at the Larimer Galleries, and the Herschel
Stallard and Friends water color show, and Doreen Hardy to name a few.
had Lee Conlee House gallery show during Victim’s Awareness Month and
Bras for a Cause where proceeds went to help Cancer patients. One of
our favorites was the WWII show in conjunction with our Veterans Movie
Series. This was in conjunction with the Honor Air program to
send Veterans to Washington to see the Veterans Memorial.
just had our 15th Annual “All County Student Art Show,” co sponsored by
Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. Through this partnership, we
are able to offer our galleries to all Putnam County students to
display their works of art. We are so proud of the talented young
artists that we have in our county. Last year we had over six
hundred pieces of art displayed. Each year, Brenda Atkins and other
volunteers from Seminole Electric Cooperative put on an awards
breakfast for the young artists with ribbons and awards given out at
this breakfast. It is so rewarding to see these young artists
receiving acknowledgement of their work. We thank Seminole Electric
Cooperative for partnering with the Arts Council to keep this event
happening for the children in our community.
renovations of the upper level of the Larimer arts Center, we have had
many wonderful shows. We would like to thank Donnie Adams for
making our new hanging system.
Our current gallery committee,
Chair - Evelyn Snyder, Kim Simms, Denise Aiken, Luke Taft, Donnie Adams
and Carl Simms are much appreciated for their efforts towards our
gallery shows. Plans for upcoming shows include, wood carved fish,
photography, All County Student Art Show, Larimer Instructors /student
show and more.
If you are interested in talking with us about
showing in our galleries or in becoming a member of our gallery
committee, please feel free to contact us. 386-328-8998 or email
We would like thank the many volunteers over the years that have helped with our
gallery shows, and we invite you to look through the pictures of some of the past