Webster Art Gallery

Watercolor by Henry Beadel painted in 1896 and displayed in the Beadel House parlor.

Watercolor by Henry Beadel painted in 1896 and displayed in the Beadel House parlor.

Tall Timbers opened the Webster Art Gallery in the historic Beadel House in September 2014. The second floor gallery exhibits watercolors from the Tallahassee Area Watercolor Society (TAWS) three times each year. Henry Beadel, who bequeathed his property to establish Tall Timbers Research Station, was not only a conservationist but he was also a watercolorist, so this venue is a good match for the use of this space in his former home.

Currently, one of the gallery rooms displays a selection of the watercolor paintings by George M. Sutton commissioned for the 1958 book Georgia Birds by Thomas Burleigh. These were given to Herbert Stoddard and are part of the Stoddard Collection in the Archives at Tall Timbers. The entire collection of 35 paintings was recently exhibited.

Below is a painting by Tallahassee artist Eluster Richardson, which was commissioned for one of the interpretative exhibit panels created for the Jones Family Tenant Farm. These paintings are part of Tall Timbers permanent collection.

Watercolor, Plowing with Mules by Eluster Richardson was commissioned for the Jones Family Tenant Farm exhibits.

Watercolor, Plowing with Mules by Eluster Richardson was commissioned for the Jones Family Tenant Farm exhibits.

The Webster Art Gallery has been named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Webster Jr. for their many decades of service and contributions to Tall Timbers; they are recognized by a plaque that has been placed at the entrance to the second floor gallery.

The gallery is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 PM, and during Tall Timbers monthly open house. Click here for the open house schedule.