The St. Johns Cultural Council organizes Art in Public Spaces exhibitions in the Rotunda Gallery of the St. Johns County Administration building at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine.

Local artists are chosen to exhibit their work with new installations every 3 months. The exhibitions are open to the public on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Information about exhibitions and opening receptions are available on our Facebook page.

Email [email protected] for the St. Johns Cultural Council’s Art in Public Spaces specifications.

See our most recent call for art here.

View Previous Exhibition Catalogs

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From River to Ocean

In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of St. Johns County, From River to Ocean showcases the unmatched beauty of the county through the eyes of twenty-five local photographers.

Five images were selected to represent each of the county’s five Commission Districts. Additional photographs captured around the county were selected to receive honorable mention.

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Where We Stand

Through his unique approach to visual storytelling, Lenny Foster shines a light on the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in St. Johns County.

Foster brings each scene to life by strategically placing shoes in his compositions to represent the significant individuals and groups that once stood in important places, and made important contributions, in this historic place.

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Swimming in the Infinite

Nancy Hamlin-Vogler creates contemporary 2D mixed media works in a signature gestural and abstract style. The content of her work is inspired by her worldwide backpacking travels, summer vacations on Cape Cod, and Buddhist studies.

Swimming in the Infinite highlights Hamlin-Vogler’s work from the early part of the pandemic, where she examined studio ephemera to the point of boredom to explore sameness and reveal its intrinsic beauty.

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From River to Ocean: Plein Air

Discover the beauty of St. Johns County through the eyes of twenty-eight artists painting in the time-honored tradition of plein air that played a crucial role in the area’s economic revival following the Great Depression and World War II.

From River to Ocean: Plein Air features scenes of the county created by members of the First Coast Plein Air Painters juried by St. Augustine artist, Rosamond Parrish.

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Threading the Margins

The St. Johns Cultural Council’s first textile exhibition, Threading the Margins, showcases traditional and contemporary textile art from September 6th until November 30, 2023.

This exhibition features a range of textile works, including sculptures, quilts, and wall hangings, from seventeen St. Johns County artists.

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Inner Spectrum: Finding Hope in the Light

St. Augustine photographer Byron Capo captures the transformative effect of light on the interior of two structures – the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, and La Mola, Fortress of Isabel II in Mahón, Menorca – to illustrate Capo’s connection to his Menorcan heritage and the meaning of the forts to his ancestors.

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Fair Winds to Elysium: William Bartram’s Travels in East Florida, 1774-1778

Twenty-four artists recognize the 250th anniversary of William Bartram’s Travels with work inspired by the flora and fauna of St. Johns County’s natural landscapes.