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.

Call for Art 2023

Call for Art 2023 for the Dougherty Arts Center JCB Gallery.

Accepting Exhibit Proposals for the 2023 Gallery Season December 17, 2021 - March 19, 2022! The Julia C. Butridge Gallery celebrates a wide array of artists with diverse practices and strives to promote the livelihood of Austin’s vital art culture by offering as many opportunities as possible to both emerging and established local artists. The submission process includes an Artist Statement, Exhibit Proposal, and images.

There is no fee to submit an exhibit proposal and all related exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

To submit, Visit our submission form.

On Display 

Emma Hadzi Antich  

January 20, 2022- February 19, 2022  

Emma Hadzi Antich

Anthroposcenery reunites human and wild nature through figurative landscapes infused with feeling. Inspired by Byzantine iconography, Antich illustrates the impact of anthropogenic industry and venerates the natural world to challenge our anthropocentric lenses.

Amar Gupta

January 14, 2022- March 5, 2022  

Amar Gupta Artworks

Gupta's contemporary abstract series Isolate, questions the limits of the photographic medium by distorting images through precise color gradient manipulation. Isolate overcomes boundaries of normalcy, and within it one will discover a seamless connection between the essential mediums of painting and photography to unearth impressions provoked by the prevalence of creativity over media constraint.

DAC Staff

January 14, 2022- March 5, 2022

DAC Staff Gallery Show

From counselors to supervisors, skilled employees are the reason why Dougherty Arts Center programming is successful. DAC Staff inspires students and patrons by being examples of passionate creators and sharing their talent and encouragement to the community.

While You Were Away  is a sampling of diverse artistic genres created by the DAC’s very own team. Each piece explores personal art practices and reflections developed over the last two years, as staff learned to work and create from home during the pandemic.

Totally Cool Totally Art 2021

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