Jefferson Davis Campus Fine Art Gallery hosts works of seven Gulf Coast artists

“Daydreamer” by GCAA artist Mary Beth Barnett

The Fine Art Gallery at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis is hosting the works of Gulf Coast Art Association (GCAA) members throughout the month of November.

Founded in 1926, the GCAA is one of the oldest art organizations along the Gulf Coast. The GCAA has nearly 50 members, from Bay St. Louis to Gautier and north as far as Perkinston. Members range from professional artists and gallery owners to art devotees and weekend painters.

The object of the GCAA is to encourage the appreciation of visual arts in the communities of South Mississippi, to hold exhibitions of art works, and to form a sharing art experience between artists of various media, as well as artists and the public.

The current exhibit features more than 45 works in a variety of media and subject matter from new and longtime members Al Kellogg, Happy McDonald, Joyce Leonard, Fred Hutchings, Odie Spence, Mary Beth Barnett and Sherry Carlson.

The exhibit runs through November 30, with a closing reception on November 30 at noon. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Jefferson Davis Campus is located at 2226 Switzer Road in Gulfport.  The Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, Building D.  Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

For more information, contact gallery director Cecily Cummings at or 228.897.3909.  Facebook: MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus Fine Arts Department and Instagram: MGCCC_JeffersonDavisFineArts

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.