Gold Dragon Gallery, 3508 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa (813-832-2755). The Gold Dragon exhibits works by clients of Project Return, Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Nov. 15. Project Return is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults with mental illness through educational and vocational services. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Quilt Exhibit, featuring quilts by Anthony Jones, opens Monday, Oct. 1, at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Jones is a housing manager for the Pinellas County Community Development department, and he also teaches quiltmaking at fabric and craft shops throughout the Bay area. Admission is free. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is at 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs (727-942-5605).
531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-822-2787). Shades of Autumn is an exhibit of both traditional and abstract works by five artists. The artists are Chris Goertz, Arturo Guerrero, J.P. Monange, Robert Palevitz and Vera Tuns. The exhibit continues through Oct. 20. Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit www.531central.com.
Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). Confluence and Influence blends the end of summer with the beginning of fall, featuring works by Mark Mizener, Laura Luna and Ocampo Silva, among others. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-821-8331). Placement/Replacement is an exhibit of sculptural wall constructions by Rachel Stewart. The sculptures are carved, torn, sanded, rubbed and painted in rhythmic textural surfaces that attempt to portray the visual and emotional experiences of the artist. The exhibit continues through Oct. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Pete (727-822-7872). The Arts Center's Fall Focus on Photography includes works by William Eggleston, Robyn Voshardt and Sven Humphrey, Herb Snitzer and Janice Garrin. Eggleston's prints are acclaimed for his use of dye-transfer color printing and his concept of art from the obvious. Voshardt and Humphrey are collaborative artists working in large-scale color prints, documenting objects of personal significance. Herb Snitzer's exhibit is a documentary of Winky Wright and the St. Pete Boxing Club, conveying the duality of boxing's violence and grace. Garrin's images are of teens, giving voice to young people by showing their lives and portraying their concerns. The exhibit runs through Oct. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, through Saturday.
Artspace, on the second floor of 10 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-360-0900). One Possible Reality is an exhibit of Mary Klein's latest cloisonne enamels. The wall pieces share a common theme of Earth mothers from cultures throughout the world and history. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 30. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Baisden Gallery, 442 Grand Central Ave., Suite 100, Tampa (813-250-1511). Pictorial Horizon is an exhibit of landscapes featuring the work of Alison Burnett, Scott Duce, Jim Draper and Matt Larson. The exhibit presents a cross section of media and landscape themes. The exhibit runs through Nov. 17. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.
Brad Cooper Gallery, 1712 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City (813-248-6098). International Voices features works by 10 artists from as many different nationalities. The artists include Eva Lobreis, Peter Mitchev, Roberto Rodriguez, Posoon Sung and Larie Wickenkamp. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
Clayton Galleries, 4105 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-3753). Clayton Galleries opens their fall schedule with a two-person show, featuring the work of Jeff Whipple and Virginia Derryberry. The show runs through Oct. 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, 176 Fifth Ave., Safety Harbor (727-723-8638). Return to Sender is the center's sixth anniversary celebration, at which patrons are able to purchase black-and-white, postcard-size artworks by students from Creative Clay's arts program. All pieces cost $20 and are on display through Oct. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Three exhibits by painters whose works depict the meeting of land, sea and sky run through Oct. 14. Drawn to Light is an exhibit of seascapes by eight contemporary artists. Melbourne artist Harry Leach shows a selection of his impressionistic Florida landscapes. Sarasota painter and teacher Roy Nichols presents a selection of his academic landscape/seascape works. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the center at www.DFAC.org.