​    2015 Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot
 The 3rd edition of the NACD has come and gone. A big "thank you' to everyone who attended and a special thanks to our artists who participated. Thank you artists: Gary Johns, Amanda Johnson, Leslie Urban, Sue Hughes, Judith Belz, Deb Sholly, James Widerman, Elizabeth Weigel, Evelyn McDonald, Sandara Smack, and the art students at Fernandina Beach High School. Thank you Allison Watson from the Cummmer Gallery for juding this event. Kudos to the Historical Society's art show committee: Marge Powell, chairperson; Emily Baumgartner, John Hendricks, Liz Mobley, and Jerry Peterson. Feedback and ideas are always welcomed so please contact us with your thoughts about this year's show and suggestions to improve next year's event.  We are also a member of the Arts and Culture Nassau, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Nassau County, Florida.
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Located in the historic Callahan Train Depot
at 45383 Dixie Avenue. - Callahan, Florida   (904-879-3406)

7th Edition of the NASSAU ART AT THE
 CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOW
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

2015 PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS​











        DEB SHOLLY (1ST PLACE, OLD JAR, FAR LEFT               SANDRA SMACK, 2ND PLACE, TIME OUT, CENTER












      JAMES WIDERMAN, 3RD PLACE, ONIONS, FAR LEFT            SUE HUGHES, 1ST PLACE, ALPHA, CENTER














       ELIZABETH WEIGEL, 1ST PLACE, WILD HORSES, CTR          JUDITH BELZ, TWO ON LEFT, 2ND PL, FAR LEFT
                                                                                                EVELYN MCDONALD, THREE ON RIGHT, 3RD PL, CENTER















                                 AMANDA JOHNSON                                                              GARY JOHNS  















                                    LESLIE URBAN                                           FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL ENTRIES  















              FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL ENTRIES             THE CROWD MINGLES THROUGH THE GALLERY















        VISITORS ASK THE ARTISTS ABOUT THEIR PAINTINGS                              ARTIST LUNCHEON

2014 NACD PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS​






































































Participating artists were Catherine Anderson, Myra Cockerham, Gary Johns, Jerry Mathenia, Evelyn McDonald, Jeanette Nichols, Sharon Sandesky, Rose Threatte, Elizabeth Weigel, James Widerman
 and Diane Williams. 

Student artists were from Hilliards Middle-Senior High School: Bridget Blair, Monica Crawford, Tommy Lee, Wayne Lee and Katie Wilmott. 

First, second and third place winners were awarded in the painting, photography and three dimensional art categories. 

1st Place Painting: Gary Johns - Fernandina Shrimp Boat
2nd Place Painting: Rose Threatte - Scott's Landing
3rd Place Painting: Jeanette Nichols - Ballerina

1st Place Photography: James Widerman
2nd Place Photography: James Widerman
3rd ​Place Photography: Evelyn McDonald

1st Place in Three Dimensional Art:
​Elizabeth Weigel

​Student Art Awards:
1st Place: Wayne Lee
2nd Place: Bridget Blair
3rd Place: Monica Crawford

The West Nassau Historical Society wishes to thank all of the entrants and especially the show Judge, Ms. Allison Watson who is associated with the Cummer Art Museum.  

The Second Annual Nassau Art 
At The Callahan Depot was held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. The art show was completed successfully with eleven entrees and five school entrees in the students category.
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PAST NASSAU ART AT THE CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOWS AND WINNERS
Gary Johns - 1st place, Fernandina Shrimp Boat
Elizabeth Weigel 
1st place, 3D,  The Spinner
Rose Threatte - Scott's Landing
James Widerman - 3rd pl,Under the Hydrant and 1st pl, Cotton Field Workers
Evelyn McDonald - 2nd Pl, Photography
Jeanette Nichols - 2nd Pl, Painting
Hilliard Middle Senior High School awards

2013 INAUGURAL NACD PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS​






































































Rose Threatte - 1st Pl, Palm Tree
James Widerman - 2nd Pl, Bonneyview Marsh
William Maurer- Best Entry Depicting History,                           Hilliard Post Office
Rose Threatte - 3rd Pl, Pines of Ralph Simmons
The inaugural Nassau Art At The Callahan Depot was held on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. Our first art show had 6 Nassau County artists:  Sharon Farren, William Maurer, Lavonna Newman, Sharon Sandesky, Rose Threatte, and James Widerman. The judges were art teachers from the four county high schools. It was well attended with several hundred visitors who viewed the art work and chatted with the artists.

2016 NACD PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS​






































































    L-R Deb Sholly, James Widerman, Gary Johns, Mike Stevens
Top Row L-R: Sharon Sadesky, Sandra Smack, Myra Cockerham, Evelyn McDonald
Second Row L-R: Elizabeth Weigel, Bob Nidefske, Fernandina High Students, West Nassau High Students

2016 NACD WINNERS
Student Division




1st- Samantha Davis - Fish
2nd- Cole Carter - Sunset Glare
3rd- Tiffany Smith - Eagle

Adult Division
Photography




1st- Evelyn McDonald - Mountain Landscape
2nd Evelyn McDonald - Ocean Dancers
3rd- Bob Nidefske - Otter

3-D Art
1st- Elizabeth Weigel - Sailfish

Painting/Drawing




1st- Deb Sholly - Cool Shade
2nd- Sandra Smack - Delta
3rd- Gary Johns - Suwanee River

People's Choice
Jim Widerman - 19th and Walnut Streets

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NACD 2017 Winners: Painting: 1st  Deb Sholly, 2nd  Ginger Bender,  3rd  Barbara Davis.   Photography/CGI: 1st Hugh Graham, 2nd Evenlyn McDonald, 3rd James Widerman. 3D Art:  1st Joey Bouchard, 2nd Laura Kujawski, 3rd Elizabeth Weigel. People's Choice: Denise Sutton. 
Student Division: 1st Cole Carter, 2nd  Sasha Young, 3rd Katie Slaughter
2017 NASSAU ART AT THE
 CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOW
SATURDAY 28,2017
2018 NASSAU ART AT THE
 CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOW
SATURDAY 27, 2018
The West Nassau Historical Society has announced the winners of their 6th edition of Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot art show (NACD) held this past Saturday inside the historic Callahan train station. Nearly 200 patrons visited the 2.5 hour judged art exhibit where 15 adult artists and over a dozen high school students residing in Nassau County displayed their works. They chatted with over a dozen artists as thy mingled through the quaint 137-year building filled with over 60 pieces of art work. They were also given a ballot so they could vote on their favorite piece. After the show closed, the Historical Society hosted an hour-long luncheon for the artists while Jacksonville artist Pablo Rivera examined the nearly 40 art pieces that the artists had selected to be judged. At 1:30 pm, the winners were announced during a public awards ceremony and reception. Each first place adult winner received a $50 gift card and each of the top 4 student artists were given a $25 gift card. The top 3 paintings plus the top artworks from photography and 3-D art will be on display this week at the Judge Foster Justice Center in Yulee then during the following weeks at the Amelia Island Museum of History, Vystar CU Callahan Branch, and finally Southeastern Bank Hilliard branch. Pictures of all the entrants and winners can be seen on the West Nassau Historical Society's Facebook page. The all-volunteer nonprofit's mission is to discover and promote Nassau County history. They are also an active member of Arts and Culture Nassau, an advocacy group for the promotion of the arts throughout the county. For more information about the West Nassau Historical Society or to donate or join the group, visit www.wnhsfl.org. The winners of the NACD are listed below:

Adult painting:
1st Place: Ginger Bender, McGirts Creek
2nd Place: Gary Johns, Tatanka Great Bison
3rd Place: Barbara Davis, Blue Iris
Adult photography/CGI:
1st Place: Hugh Graham, Towering Yucca
2nd Place: James Widerman, Man Working on Pipe Organ
3rd Place: Evelyn McDonald, Hidden Figures
Adult 3-D art:
1st Place: April Eason, Warrior Pride
2nd Place: Elizabeth Weigel, the Osprey
3rd Place: Lester Simmons, Linda the Woman
Adult People's Choice Award:
McGirts Creek, by Ginger Bender

Student Open Division:
Best of Division: Jillian Cason, FBHS, Grampa Alan
1st Place: Kailyn Wofford, WNHS, Hummingbirds
2nd Place: Michelle Hamilton, WNHS, Tom Petty
3rd Place: Gage Perna, FBHS, Walking the Dog
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SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR PHOTOS OF ALL SIX NASSAU ART AT THE CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOWS.
          Check out the winning paintings and top photograph at the following venues:
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               Nassau County Courthouse, Robert  Foster Center, Yulee         Jan 28 -  Feb 1
               Amelia Island Museum of History, Fernandina Beach                  Feb 1 -   Feb  8                    Vystar Credit Union Callahan Branch                                          Feb 8 -   Feb 15
               Southeastern Bank Hilliard Branch                                             Feb 15 - Feb 22