​    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)

2017 NASSAU ART AT THE
 CALLAHAN DEPOT ART SHOW
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

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
Check out the winning paintings and top photograph at the following venues:
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               Amelia Island Museum of History, Fernandina Beach               Jan 30 - Feb 6
               Nassau County Courthouse, Robert  Foster Center, Yulee         Feb 6 - 11                            Vystar Credit Union Callahan Branch                                          Feb 11 -17
               Southeastern Bank Hilliard Branch                                             Feb 17 - 25
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.
​    2017 Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot
 The West Nassau Historical Society is excited to announce the 5th edition of the Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot. The judged art show will be held inside the historic Callahan Train Depot on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The 1881 iconic train station is located at 45383 Dixie Avenue, Callahan, Nassau County, FLA. This event is designed to showcase the many talented artists, both adults and high school students, who reside or study in Nassau County. The show is open to the public from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, with the Depot closed for artwork judging from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. The Historical Society will continue the People's Choice award to go along with prizes awarded to the top finishers in each category: painting, photography, and 3-D art. The Historical Society NACD art show committee, consisting of  Marge Powell, chairperson; Emily Baumgartner, John Hendricks, Jan Johannes, Liz Mobley, and Jerry Peterson, are hard at work planning another successful show. The West Nassau Historical Society is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving Nassau County history and is entrusted in the upkeep of the historic Callahan Train Depot. We are also a member of the Arts and Culture Nassau, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Nassau County, Florida.

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