Artists in the greater Tampa Bay area have a lot to look forward to in the new year, many opportunities to share their passion with their fellow artists and the public.
There are workshops, classes and competitions for artists coming up.
Here are some exciting workshops coming up at the Pasco Fine Arts Council.
Life Drawing with Pat Roguz
Monday, Jan 11, 9:30-noon
Cost $20 members/$25 non-members.
Intro to Pottery with Christa Stanelun
Jan. 14 & 28 only, 9:30-noon
Cost $45 members/$75 non-members., plus $15 material fee
Fun with Pouring for Watercolor with instructor Suzanne Natzke
Monday, Jan 18, 9:30 – 3:30
Cost $45 members/$55 non-members
These classes are held at:
Pasco Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey, Florida
Register now online, or at the center after Jan. 5th.
For more info call 727-845-7322.
Art classes are also offered by the Pasco Fine Arts Council at the new satellite offsite location in Hudson. Join classes currently in session or register for Winter Session beginning Jan. 6, 2016.
Oil Painting with instructor Lisa Owens
Wednesdays, Oil Painting at 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Drawing & Pastel with instructor Hazel Tertsakian
Wednesdays, Drawing & Pastel 10:00 a.m. – noon
The Pasco County Arts Center “All Members Show” is scheduled for February 15 to March 18, 2016. All artist members are invited to participate in this show. The entry fee is $5 per painting, with a maximum of two paintings.
Receiving: Feb 12 9:30 am – Noon
Reception March 6 4 pm – 6 pm Awards at 5pm
Pickup: Mar 18
Get your entry form at : www.pascoarts.org
The Pasco Arts Center will be closed for the holidays from Dec 20 to Jan 4, 2016.
Artists who work in watercolor are invited to participate in an “Open Aqueous Show,” open to all artists residing in the counties bordering the West Coast of Florida, The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society’s Juried Exhibition, held from January 12 to February 19, 2016. Entry fees are $20 per painting for members/$30 for non-members (annual membership is $35). Juror: Diane Shelly. Please check the FSWS website, for the prospectus and painting and framing specifications.This show will be held at:
209 – 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida.
Phone for more information: 941-746-2862.
Contact: Carla Nierman, Executive Director
Artists in Pinellas County can keep up with new opportunities by visiting the web site and Facebook page of Creative Pinellas, the county’s non-profit local arts agency. Formed in 2011, with a mission to promote, develop, and sustain Pinellas County’s creative communities, Creative Pinellas works to build connections between organizations, artists, and resources that support growth. Sign up for their free email newsletter, Articulate, which provides a Directory of Venues in Pinellas County. They write blogs for the local arts, including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Literature, Music, The Scene, and Fringe.
Artists in St. Petersburg can keep updated on new events and opportunities by visiting the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the “umbrella organization” that provides leadership for the financial success, quality, diversity, and organizational stability of the arts and cultural community of St. Petersburg. Check out the web site and Facebook page, and sign up for their free monthly email newsletter, Artbeat. There are many opportunities listed and regularly updated, including the latest calls to artists, grants, jobs, classes, internships and volunteer opportunities.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has been a sponsor of the city’s Second Saturday Artwalk. This past year, the organization has established the Creative Resources Directory on their website featuring mural artists, studios, galleries, theaters, dance and other categories. The SPAA hosted a grant award program for individual artists engaged with the community, in partnership with the Office of Cultural Affairs funding. The organization has been involved in sponsoring festivals and in arts education for the community.
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
100 2nd Ave North, Suite 150, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
In downtown St. Petersburg, the Morean Art Center offers classes, workshops, art experiences and camps year-round for people of all ages and abilities, plus unique youth & teen programming, including several free programs for children. The Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop provides live glass-blowing demonstrations and a shop for amazing local glass artwork. The Morean Arts Center maintains curated galleries that are free and open to the public daily. The nearby Morean Center for Clay also hosts engaging art exhibits and classes for children and adults.
The Morean Arts Center and Florida CraftArt open a collaborative ceramic exhibition Saturday, January 9, called “Role Models.” This exhibit is part of the first “Second Saturday Artwalk” of 2016, free to the public and scheduled for 5-9 pm.
In addition, Morean Arts Center premieres its annual Student/Instructor exhibition on Saturday, January 9, 2016, also 5 pm to 9 pm and free to the public. The exhibition features nearly 20 instructors in various media who will showcase their own work side-by-side with their students. Many of these students are exhibiting for the first time, giving the public the opportunity to see and purchase the works of emerging artists. Each artist was asked to choose one person who mentored them and also choose another person whom they have mentored.
The Role Models and Student/Instructor exhibitions at Morean Arts Center will remain free to the public seven days a week through Feb. 19.
Morean Art Center
719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
The Dunedin Fine Arts Center, in north Pinellas County, offers classes for children and adults, workshops and a summer camp. With eight studio classrooms, the Gladys Douglas School for the Arts at the Dunedin Fine Art Center offers classes in a wide variety of media, including Life Arts, Clay, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Glass and Enamels, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Teen Classes and WaterMedia.
The Director of Adult Education and the Director of Youth Education have come up with some new classes with new instructors. Though the art center runs classes year-around, they are divided into six week sessions. Winter I Session starts January 11, 2016. With over 100 classes being offered, with ½ and one day workshops, there is something for everyone. Scholarships are available!
Two Winter Exhibits are scheduled at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.
Miniature Art Society of Florida’s 41st International Exhibition – 1/17/16 – 2/9/16
A Miniature Art exhibit with 700 works of art will fill all of DFAC’s Galleries. In addition to the works on display, starting Monday, January 18, through the end of the show, artists from England, Canada and many US states including Florida will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their techniques. Come be amazed by the detail of work measuring only inches in size.
Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie and Love Magnified – 1/17/16 – 3/1/16
Love Magnified is a juried exhibition of miniature valentines in all media. There will also be a display of Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie in the Gamble Family Gallery. Whimsical yet formidable, this menagerie gives broken musical instruments a new body and a new voice. Rich Entel will give a gallery talk at 11 am on January 17 followed by an opening reception from Noon to 2 pm.
Admission $8.00 Adults, $6.00 Seniors (65+)
DFAC and MASF members and students under 18 are free.
For creative holidays, visit their Gallery Shop where you can purchase handmade gifts from artists members.
The Gallery Shop at Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL, 34698
Artists in Tampa and Hillsborough County have the Arts Council of Hillsborough County to help them keep up with arts opportunities. Their web site offers the latest calls to artists, auditions, jobs, and competitions. Each year, they offer grants to individual artists who reside in Hillsborough County.
They provide a calendar of arts events, classes, festivals and more called Arts Tampa Bay, that includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. This one-stop guide for locals and visitors alike makes it easier to take advantage of the many cultural events the Bay area has to offer. You can also visit Arts Tampa Bay on Facebook.
The Arts Council of Hillsborough County has announced its $40,000 grant program for Hillsborough County artists in 2016. It will begin accepting applications now through January 22, 2016 for the grants. The program funds up to $3000 for specific projects such as equipment, materials, workshops and other expenses that will further the artist’s career. Click for more information.
More opportunities listed here.
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
1000 N. Ashley, Suite 105
Tampa, Florida 33602
Arts Council of Hillsborough County on Facebook