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.

On Display

Painting by Hannah Zeeb

Austin Backyard

Hannah Zeeb 
November 5, 2022 – January 7, 2023 

Artist Reception: Wednesday, November 9, 7-9pm 
Austin Studio Tour: November 5-6, 12-13 

Hannah Zeeb paints with an eccentric combination of imagination and the idea that life is not perfect. Depicting various scenes from her backyard in East Austin, Zeeb uses black lines as if the paintbrush were alive and fills space with color that never stops moving. This is her backyard, and she is always happy in it.  

Artwork by Luis Coss


Luis Coss 
November 5, 2022 – January 7, 2023 

Artist Reception: Wednesday, November 9, 7-9pm  
Austin Studio Tour: November 5-6, 12-13 

Luis Coss paints different faces of Mexico, showing its traditions, culture, and myths. Portraying gods like Tlaloc or Quetzalcoatl using Spanish or their original Nahuatl name on the titles, his artwork intrigues the spectator spreading stories that express the beautiful origins of Mexican culture. 

Touching the Land Imagine Art, a Live + MAKE Community

Touching the Land 

Imagine Art 
December 3, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Reception: Wednesday, December 14, 6-9pm 

Touching the Land celebrates the artists of Imagine Art, a creative community that has offered free and public fine art studio services to artists with and without disabilities since 1996. Acting as a public display of the aspirations of Imagine Art, Touching the Land welcomes you to explore the works produced in their studios with visions for transformation. 

Open Calls

JCB Gallery 2024 Call For Artists

The Julia C. Butridge Gallery will be accepting exhibit proposals for the 2024 gallery season soon! Located at the Dougherty Arts Center, the Julia C. Butridge Gallery is well known for its diverse exhibitions of artists and their work. There is no fee to submit an exhibit proposal and all related exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

Applications are open November 19, 2022 - January 15, 2023. 

To submit, please visit:


Totally Cool Totally Art 2021

totally cool totally art

Part of the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA) is a unique enrichment program providing free classes to Austin's teen community. Teens learn various art techniques by working directly alongside professional artists. View the TCTA 2021 Virtual Exhibit page to learn more about the program and see a sample of all they accomplished.

Find the TCTA exhibit here.


The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Division of Museums and Cultural Programs is launching ArtsResponders: Social Practice Responds to COVID-19. Discover the two artists selected by the Dougherty Arts Center, Caroline Walker and Sarah Wilson.

Learn more about their projects here