Brooksville Gallery 201

Precious Things

Call to Artists

On January 5, 2024 - January 12, 2024, Gallery 201 at the Brooksville City Hall would be pleased to have you submit 3 pieces of your artwork. Art created as a challenge to art makers to push the limits and surprise Brooksville and the world with content and concepts that go beyond what we typically think of with regard to preciousness. Precious Things

Precious Things – Proposal deadline: January 5, 2024

Beyond the conventional realm, what is dear to you? 'Precious Things’ invites you to unveil the unsung heroes, the quiet moments, and the unconventional treasures that make your world uniquely yours. Elevate the every day to the extraordinary by portraying a narrative that goes beyond the surface. Celebrate the uncommon and unique moments, things, people, and places that

hold a precious place in your heart.

Submit your proposals to cityart@cityofbrooksville.us.

The artwork must be submitted by January 5, 2024 - January 12, 2024(week to pick up and drop off), between 10:30am and 2:30pm at the City of Brooksville.

ALL mediums are welcome, including 3-d, glass, and digital art. Display cases  available to display items such as jewelry, fine glass, or sculpture.

All 2-D artwork must be gallery ready to hang, with a wire securely attached to the back. 2 sets of display cards per piece, one for the back of the piece for identification and one to be displayed. Information on the display cards include: title of piece, medium, artist, and price. If the piece is not for sale, then print “NFS”. Student work is welcome. 

Please note ~The artwork images must be submitted for approval prior to arrival at the Gallery. Images must be emailed to cityart@brooksville.us by January 5, 2024.

The pick-up/dropoff date: January 5, 2024 - January 12, 2024

Reception: Friday January 26, 2024 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Duration: January 26, 2024 - April 19, 2024

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Gallery 201 at Brooksville City Hall: 2024 Show Schedule

Please note: all proposals are due via email by the written date. Proposals must be approved before being dropped off with Gallery Curator, Pedram Moghaddam at Brooksville City Hall.

Precious Things – Proposal deadline: January 5, 2024

Beyond the conventional realm, what is dear to you? 'Precious Things' invites you to unveil the unsung heroes, the quiet moments, and the unconventional treasures that make your world uniquely yours. Elevate the every day to the extraordinary by portraying a narrative that goes beyond the surface. Celebrate the uncommon and unique moments, things, people, and places that hold a precious place in your heart.
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Shades of Purple – Proposal deadline: April 19, 2024 

Each shade of purple shares a unique story of this color. Purple is a beautiful color that combines the high energy of red with the stability of blue, leaving a shade that is known to evoke emotions on each and every level. Light lavender leaves many in an ethereal mindset, while royal purple gives a deep richness known to deliver feelings of power and pride. Join us in a show inspired by this beloved color, leaving the gallery draped in purple hues of inspiration and creativity.
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Visual Lexicon – Proposal deadline: August 2, 2024

Dive into the profound impact of cultural symbols, languages, sayings, icons, and identifiers that create a symphony of meaning throughout our lives. This thematic exploration invites you to decipher the nuanced stories, heritage, and shared humanity embedded within the visual tapestry of diverse cultures around the world. Lexicon is defined as, "the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge." We invite artists to share their personal lexicon and worldly view with viewers through their work.
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Silence & Shadows – Proposal deadline: November 15, 2024

There are whispers in the silence and secrets hidden in the shadows—things left unspoken, censored, or kept private. 'Silence and Shadows' beckons artists to delve into the unsaid, exploring the raw aspects of life often left in the dark. What would happen if we shared these thoughts with the world? This theme invites you to cast a light on your innermost reflections. Share the narratives that resonate in the quiet spaces, embracing the courage to express the unspoken truths and emotions that shape our unique human experience. Illuminate the shadows, break the silence, and let your artistic voice resonate boldly all while expressing yourself in this thought-provoking show.


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Gallery 201 at Brooksville City Hall: 2024 Show Schedule

Please note: all proposals are due via email by the written date. Proposals must be approved before being dropped off with Gallery Curator, Pedram Moghaddam at Brooksville City Hall.


Precious Things

Proposal deadline: January 5, 2024
Drop off period: January 5, 2024 - January 12, 2024
Show duration: January 26, 2024 - April 19, 2024
Reception date: January 26, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM

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Shades of Purple

Proposal deadline: April 19, 2024
Drop off period: April 19, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Show duration: May 10, 2024 - August 2, 2024
Reception date: May 10, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM

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Visual Lexicon

Proposal deadline: August 2, 2024
Drop off period: August 2, 2024 - August 9, 2024
Show duration: August 23, 2024 - November 15, 2024
Reception date: August 23, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM

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Silence & Shadows

Proposal deadline: November 15, 2024
Drop off period: November 15, 2024 - November 22, 2024
Show duration: December 6, 2024 - March 28, 2025
Reception date: December 6, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM


Meeting of the Minds

Call to Artists

On September 29 - October 6, Gallery 201 at the Brooksville City Hall would be pleased to have you submit 3 pieces of your artwork created in a collaboration. Art created as a combination of techniques and intelligences in an effort to work together. “Meeting of the Minds”

As we move into yet another new year, we recognize that significant cultural communication means reaching out to our neighbors, listening to one another, and working together to create unique, new experiences and works of art! This show is about collaboration. It mixes media, people, and ideas. We invite artists to submit 1-3 pieces to this show that focuses on creative collaboration. Draw inspiration from something or somewhere new. Work on a piece with your art teacher or friend who works in another medium. Call an artist whose work fits well with yours from the next town over and see if you could make individual pieces that complement each other. Coordinate with other creatives to create artwork that speaks to the importance of discussing your art and what it means to you, working together, and exposing yourself to different themes and mediums. This final show of the year, Meeting of the Minds, asks you to pay tribute to the undeniable talent and culture of the arts throughout Central Florida.


Submit your proposals to cityart@cityofbrooksville.us.

The artwork must be submitted by October 6, 2023 (deadline for submissions), between 10:30am and 2:30pm at the City of Brooksville. 


ALL mediums are welcome, including 3-d, glass, and digital art. Display cases  available to display items such as jewelry, fine glass, or sculpture.


All 2-D artwork must be gallery ready to hang, with a wire securely attached to the back. 2 sets of display cards per piece, one for the back of the piece for identification and one to be displayed. Information on the display cards include: title of piece, medium, artist, and price. If the piece is not for sale, then print “NFS”. Student work is welcome. 

Please note ~

The artwork images must be submitted for approval prior to arrival at the Gallery. Images must be emailed to cityart@brooksville.us by Tuesday October 3, 2023


The pick-up/drop-off date: September 29, 2023 - October 6, 2023

Reception: Friday October 13, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Duration: October 13, 2023 - January 5, 2024


Music  and Refreshments Provided

Contact:Art Gallery Coordinator •  cityart@cityofbrooksville.us




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Brooksville's City Hall is the Host of Brooksville Gallery 201. Gallery 201 exhibits all mediums, from hand-crafted jewelry to digital art throughout the year. Any group and/or independent artists can display their creative work. Gallery 201 is a great opportunity to feature new and unseen talent in Hernando County. All artwork displays the artist's information and if available, the purchase price.


Gallery 201 was established in 1998 in cooperation with the Hernando Fine Arts Council and the City of Brooksville. City Hall provides an ideal location for local and regional artists to display their work. Gallery 201 hosts new exhibits throughout the year. Each exhibit reception is sponsored in part by the City of Brooksville and Publix Super Markets, Inc. Receptions are free and open to the public. The City of Brooksville encourages guests to wear masks and social distance.

Don't forget, if you have art from a previous exhibit, email the art coordinator to arrange for a pickup date and time. Please stop by and enjoy the Gallery. The artwork in the gallery is for sale. Perhaps you will find that special piece that you cannot live without. For more information contact: 352-540-3810.    

Brooksville Gallery 201 Entry and Release Form (PDF)

Permanent Collections

  • Gallery 201 is the permanent home of the Hernando Heritage Quilt.  The quilt is made up of 22 blocks, with each block portraying a part of the county’s history. 
  • A catalog of the works by artist Mary A. Coogler (1879-1957) is archived at Gallery 201. 
  • Gallery 201 also has an extensive private collection of donated works that include the Lewis Watkins’ Historical Prints.