PC Center for the Arts Opens Three New Exhibitions


The Panama City Center for the Arts opens three new exhibitions for the month of June, including the Southern Watercolor Society’s 47th Annual Exhibition in the Main Gallery. Tim Gagnon is featured in the Miller Gallery. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Bay Arts Cheryl Fausel Sorrow Best Of Show 2023A number of watercolor artists from the Southeast will be featured in the Southern Watercolor Society’s 46th annual exhibition, juried this year by Lynn D. Pratt. “This prestigious exhibition will have some of the best watercolor artists in the region competing for top honors,” said Jayson Kretzer, Executive Director of Bay Arts Alliance, “but our community is the real winner since we’ll get to have this show on display for nearly two months, free to the public in the Center for the Arts.”

The Main Gallery will open on Friday, June 7 – Visitors are welcome to meet the artists and view this juried exhibition at the opening reception. This is the second year in a row that the Center for the Arts has hosted this exhibition.

Tim Gagnon and his students (Laura Tuvyana, Debra Makar, Stephanie Bloyd and Mary Ellen Rice) will be featured in our Miller Gallery in a show titled Gagnon Atelier: The Instructor & Students.

The Classical Atelier training method is an art educational tradition that originated in 19th-century France. The word, “Atelier” means, “Artist’s Workshop/Studio.” During the Renaissance, Master Artists would house several apprentices training under them from age six to twenty. Today, this tradition continues as Artists from beginners to professionals enroll in Atelier programs to develop their skills and mentor under professional artists. The artworks on display (40 in total) are examples of the instructor and his students’ work from various training lessons.

Illustrative works by Maya Walls, a student of Tammy Marinuzzi at Gulf Coast State College, will be on display in the Café Gallery. This will be Maya’s first exhibition at the Center for the Arts.

The Center for the Arts is open Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.