The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is located in the heart of the arts district adjacent to the Long Center and Butler Park at the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center providing opportunities for creative expression to citizens for over 41 years. Visitors enjoy an exceptional 2,000 square feet of exhibit space in the main gallery, and an additional 480 square feet in newly renovated gallery space. The natural collision of creative activity at the arts center contributes to the gallery’s longstanding reputation among the arts community as an accessible and nurturing venue and incubator, ideal for emerging and established artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the DAC will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, July 3. Read more here.

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New Summer 2020 Exhibits on View
June 15 – July 24, 2020

Connecting Threads
Nora McMillen Burke
McMillen Burke presents a body of work inspired by tribal textile traditions and their common symbolism. Power, protection from evil, family tradition and the tree of life, are all themes that resurface in global textiles and connect us as humans. This series of large, colorful watercolors is inspired by four specific types of textiles; Otomi embroideries, Balinese tapestries, Indian Toran wall hangings and Suzani embroidery from Central Asia.

Nora McMillen Burke - Gemini Falls


Story Time
Jon Nelson
With an intent to engage the viewer in an imaginative and playful narrative, Nelson has created a wondrous collection of sculptures and paintings that captivate with their whimsical style. Animals frozen in a picture book-like moment in time invoke thought, emotions and allow the viewer to create their own story of overcoming trials and tribulations while on a fantastic adventure.

Jon Nelson

Grimm Re-Articulated
Marianne Levy

Levy creates ceramic figures inspired by some of the more well-known Grimm fairy tales but combines animal imagery and reimagined configurations of these characters to form a feminist perspective. The results of these combinations are often surreal and hopefully humorous, albeit sometimes in a dark manner but convey an emotional truth, whether it be personal or collective, of hidden aspects of our psychology and nature.

Marianne Levy - Journey

2020 Gallery Season

Through a rigorous selection process involving an anonymous panel of jurors and final approval by Dougherty Arts Center Management, 22 exhibits have been selected for the 2020 Gallery Season and 5 artists have been selected to display as a Featured Artists in the Artist Resource Center.

2020 Gallery Season Flyer