We Are Open for Our 2024 Season!

Where Art & History Meet!

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We would like to invite you to join or renew your membership for the 2024 season! Please use the link below to visit our online shop and renew today! Your membership matters, and we appreciate your support!

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Are you interested in featuring your artwork at the Gilchrist? Click the link below to complete our artist interest form! Upon reviewing your submission, a member of our Artistic Committee will reach out for more information and to speak with you about potential dates.

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2024 Gilchrist Gallery Schedule

FSU Kappa Pi
April 12, 2024 – May 5, 2024
Opening Reception: April 13, 2024

Paul Tepper
May 10, 2024 – June 2, 2024
Opening Reception: May 11, 2024

Steve Shreve
June 7, 2024 – July 7, 2024
Opening Reception: June 8 , 2024

Nick Ferrell, Sue Arnson, & Cheryl Reisler
July 12, 2024 – August 4, 2024
Opening Reception: July 13, 2024

Andrei Kushnir
August 9, 2024 – September 1, 2024
Opening Reception: August 10, 2024

Steve & Patricia Dobbin
September 6, 2024 – October 6, 2024
Opening Reception: September 7 ,2024

Bobbi Dubins
October 11, 2024 – November 3, 2024
Opening Reception: October 12, 2024

Art for Giving
November 29, 2024 – December 31, 2024
Opening Reception: November 29, 2024

About the Gilchrist

Built during the Colonial era, the mansion stood within the stockade boundary of colonial Fort Cumberland. Artifacts dating from the French and Indian War have been found on the property. In 1843, Judge Thomas Perry began building the residence. It is one of the oldest brick structures on Washington Street. Judge Oliver Cromwell Gephart purchased property in 1875 at public auction, and soon enriched the house with many new features and additions. In 1916 the mansion was passed on to the Gephart’s daughters, Mary and Susan.

After Mary Gephart Gillette’s death, her granddaughter, Christine Gillette Piper bought the house from her estate in 1953. Christine’s main contribution was the loving and dedicated preservation of the house and gardens. She and her ancestors had lived in the mansion for 120 years.

The house was later purchased by Mrs. Jeanette Gilchrist and donated to the Cumberland Cultural Foundation for the purpose of creating a gallery, which was accomplished in 1999. Mrs. Gilchrist requested the gallery be named in memory of her husband, C. William Gilchrist, patron of the arts.

Executive Board Members 2024

Courtney McKay Jensen

Marcy Brack
Vice President

Edward Crossland

Tuere Williams

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