The Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center Galleries

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


McIlroy GalleryThe Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries consist of two adjoined galleries which together showcase about 20 different international, national and regional exhibitions each year. The Galleries also host workshops and lectures related to the exhibitions.

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Call For Artists

25th Southeast Regional Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline Nov. 30, 2016

2017 Southeast Regional Prospectus [pdf]

The beautiful and expansive McIlroy Gallery features an 18-foot ceiling constructed with screened windows, allowing in defused natural light. This gallery was a gift from the McIlroy family through the NWF State College Foundation. The family's contribution, when matched by the Florida Academic Improvement Trust fund, created a $150,000 endowment to underwrite exhibitions, lectures or presentations by guest artists.

The other exhibit area is the Holzhauer Gallery which was named after famed artist Emil Holzhauer who donated a multi-million dollar permanent collection of his works to NWF State College. When not displaying other works, the Holzhauer Gallery displays parts of this collection as well as the college's Sublette Collection of New Guinea Sculpture and Masks or the L.R. Davis Flint Glass Collection.

For more information about the Galleries, please contact Gallery Director and Curator, Kristen "KC" Williams at (850) 729-6044 or email williamk@nwfsc.edu. The hours for the Galleries are: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST) and 90 minutes prior to most performances in the mainstage theater (generally 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.) The Galleries are closed most holidays.