Current Exhibitions

A Creative Life: Gladys Shafran Kashdin

July 26-November 2

This exhibition features a selection of paintings, collages and drawings by Dr. Gladys Shafran Kashdin, whose love of nature inspired a lifetime of making art. Kashdin studied at the Art Students League in New York and at Florida State University. She was also Professor Emerita of Humanities at the University of South Florida. Her work deals with time, process and nature. Dr. Kashdin's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally for over 60 years. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, the Appleton Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art, public institutions, as well as corporate and private collections.

2014 Biennial: OUTSIDE THE BOX

July 19-October 19

The Appleton Museum of Art is pleased to present works by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Michael Bauman and Kate Helms, Richard Herzog, Terri Lindbloom, Judith Salmon, Zachary Gilliland and Mikaela Raquel Williams; some of the best Florida artists working in this innovative and thought provoking medium.

The juror for this year’s Biennial is Matthew McLendon, Ph.D. Currently, he is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fl. The juror selected winners for Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. The People’s Choice Award will be determined by museum visitors and will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

  • Best of Show: Mikaela Raquel Williams, Rainbow
  • Second Place: Terri Lindbloom, Untitled
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Bauman & Kate Helms, FL2907EL

  • Click here to view the 2014 Biennial catalog.

    Art of the Ancient World


    The Appleton presents a selection from our permanent collection of antiquities. The antiquities collection includes more than 900 pieces, collected by Arthur Appleton and gifted by several other generous donors. Art of the Ancient World includes fine examples of Egyptian, Greek and Roman works along with others from neighboring ancient civilizations.