Upcoming Exhibitions


Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition

June 19-October 7, 2018

The Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition challenges you to be inspired by three categories over the course of three weeks. All ages are welcome to participate and submit up to two photos in each category. Photos must be taken with a mobile device (e.g., mobile phones, iPads or other touch pads), be tasteful and representative of the categories, and submitted during each category’s designated one-week period. Photos will be on view June 19-October 7.

Email photos in jpeg format to AppletonMuseum@cf.edu; include the category in the subject line, and your full name in the body of the email. Photos will be juried and prizes awarded during a reception on Tuesday, June 19, 5–7 p.m.


May 14-20: Travel & Adventure
May 21-27: Portraits
May 28-June 3: Black & White

If you have questions, please contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu. The Appleton reserves the right to omit any photos deemed inappropriate.


Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida’s Sacred Landscapes

June 30-September 30, 2018

This exhibition by photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya re-envisions the past with images and words inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using photographs printed on transparent fabric, metal and paper, as well as creative nonfiction texts, they create an installation — an environment — that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments.


Exhibition Talk: Suzanne Williamson & John Capouya
Sunday, September 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Williamson and Capouya will give a talk, Envisioning Florida’s Sacred Landscapes through a Collaboration of Words and Images. This free event is open to the public.


Myth, Mother, Muse:
The Paintings of Matthew Bennett

August 4-November 25, 2018

In Myth, Mother, Muse, Jacksonville artist Matthew Bennett explores his relationships with women — as artist, friend and husband. Using saturated colors and loose brush strokes that emphasize emotional connections, Bennett suggests the beauty and complexity of the bond between the artist and subject. From representations of his wife’s empty dresses that speak of his longing while she was away serving in the U.S. military, to an almost life-sized depiction of an African-American Wonder Woman, Bennett’s paintings speak of power, love and loss.


La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage

September 15-January 18, 2019

La Diaspora includes paintings, prints, sculptures and mixed media by members of the Puerto Rican Arts Diaspora Orlando. The exhibition pays homage to master artist Domingo García-Dávila, who was involved in the migration process of Puerto Ricans to the United States in the 1940s. From realism all the way to surrealism, the work shares an appreciation of their diasporic roots.


Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Friday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate the exhibition opening with hors d’oeuvres and beverages; panel discussion with the artists at 6 p.m.