The mission of the North Tampa Arts League is to develop, nurture, and support the arts and the artists of 

North Tampa by working in concert with community leaders to make North Tampa a vibrant art community. All are welcome!

NTAL meets from 7pm-9pm on the 4th Wednesday of the 1st and 3rd month each quarter (except as noted) at:
Compton Park Community CenterTampa Palms, 16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647

NTAL is an art education partner with the Life Enrichment Center at 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612. NTAL meets at the LEC on the 4th Thursday for active demos the 2nd month of each quarter

Our mailing address is NTAL, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd West, #108, Tampa, FL  33647-2001

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01/31/18 - Annual Membership Dues

You can send a check, made out to North Tampa Arts League, to: 

NTAL, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd West, #108, Tampa, FL  33647-2001. 

Individual membership is still only $35. Family membership is $45. Benefits include partner benefits at the Life Enrichment Center for the Arts, discount at AOE Art Supply and public art shows scheduled through out the year. 

02/22/18 - At the February General Meeting, Virginia Butler, the previous winner of the Quarterly Art Challenge announced the theme for the March Art Challenge is "water". You have 1 month to develop a new piece for the theme. 

03/21/18 - Member's Show Application, Indemnity Agreement and Show Fee Postmark Due Date

03/28/18 - Member's Show Application, Indemnity Agreement and Show Fee In-person Delivery At Compton Park General Meeting. Electronic receipt of your Artist Statement for the show directory. 

Three times each year, the 3rd month of the quarter is our scheduled Art Challenge at Compton Park on the 4th Wednesday. 

03/28/18 - General Meeting. 2018 Board Elections!!! Quarterly Art Challenge at Compton Park.  The theme  announced at the February meeting will be "water". 

Nominations of active status members will be accepted at the meeting for all board positions. The term is 1 year. 

04/03/18 - Annual Members Show Art Drop-off at Carrollwood Cultural Center from 4:30-7pm.

04/04/18 - Annual Members Show Installation at Carrollwood Cultural Center from 1-4pm.

04/06/18 - Annual Members Show Reception at Carrollwood Cultural Center from 5-8pm.

04/13/18 - Plein Aire Somewhere at 10am: Crossroads Sawmill & Lumber 18541 FL-52, Land O’Lakes. Cracker shacks abound! Don’t know about bathrooms yet, but there ARE lots of trees around… May have to lunch back in San Antonio. For safety reasons, RSVP to our North Tampa Plein Air Facebook page, or SallyYoder (941-716-5943) or Dotty Banker (813-765-1785) directly, texts ok.

Four times each year, the 1st month of the quarter is our scheduled Show & Tell meeting at Compton Park on the 4th Wednesday. In addition, each member artist can submit 1 piece for Featured Artist voting. 

04/25/18 - General Meeting. Show & Tell + Featured Artist Voting at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm. 

04/30/18 - Members Show Art Pick-up at Carrollwood Cultural Center from 4:30-7pm. 

Four times each year, the 2nd month of the quarter is our scheduled demo/workshop time at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Thursday. 

05/24/18 - General Meeting at the Life Enrichment Center9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612, from 7pm - 9pm.  

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS: All board positions are  open for election at the March 28 General Meeting: 

  • President
  • 1st VP Publicity & Marketing
  • 2nd VP Events & Programs and Treasurer
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

You must be an active member to serve on the board. Contact if interested. 

HELPERS NEEDED:  Here are some opportunities to help NTAL and fulfill your volunteer requirement as an Active Member. Active Member requirements start again on April 1st. There are a number of Committee Chairmanships that are available. Contact to volunteer.

  • Plein Aire
  • Featured Artist 
  • Quarterly Art Challenge
  • Event Chairs for each show/event
  • Field Trip Coordinator
  • Community Service Coordinator

Do you have an idea for a monthly meeting presentation? Volunteer to find a speaker, demonstration or workshop at one of our monthly meetings. This will fulfill your volunteer requirement as an Active Member.

Know Your 2017 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Sally Yoder, Dotty Banker
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder
  • Upcoming Shows - Pat Beebe
  • Holiday Party - Diane Harm
  • Bookkeeper - Joan Garcia

NTAL and LEC (Life Enrichment Center) are partners; members are eligible for all classes at the LEC Member rate. You can view the upcoming classes at Meetup

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Marie Schadt won 2nd place in the Miniature Art category at the Florida Strawberry Festival for her watercolor St. Mark’s Marshland.

Dotty Banker, Virginia Butler and Marie Schadt won awards at the State Fair.

David Beebe and Lloyd Johnson each sold an art piece at our January show at Bamboozle Cafe. 

David Mack was 1 of 9 out of 200 artists to receive a Merit Award at Boca Raton Outdoor Museum Show. 

Lynn Rattray will be at the Bunker in Ybor City on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. You can enjoy the paintings, and then step outside where Ybor Chickens Society founder, Dylan Breese, will introduce you to my loves....our Ybor City Street Chickens! If you're unable to make it on Feb. 11, you can drop by anytime between Feb. 5-March 4, 2019.

Lynn Rattray was featured on Fox 13 News for her portraits of Ybor City Street Chickens. 

Margret Thomas sold a piece at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Jan Exhibit. 

David Mack received 2nd place award in 3D at January Suncoast Festival, Wiregrass, Wesley, FL. 

David Mack has been commissioned by The Tampa VA and Straz Center, to create a 3D ceramic tile mural design depicting his interpretation of the Medal of Honor and Bill of Rights. His work will be displayed with 10 other military veterans who will create a 2D design. Ceremony will be held at  Straz Center on  Saturday, May 19th, 11 – 2 pm during the Armed Forces Day Celebration on Riverwalk.  

Join NTAL artists David and Pat Beebe  for Art Meets Jazz Night at The Barrymore Hotel in March.  Fine art photography and paintings will be available for purchase along with a live demo.  Live jazz sax music from Johnny Magnuson and a full menu/bar catered by Waterworks Bar and Grill round out the evening. The event will be hosted in the Riverwalk Room adjacent to Waterworks Bar and Grill Restaurant. Please see host/hostess for seating. RSVP to the event by making a reservation on Waterworks Bar and Grill's OpenTable, or at the door.

Joan Garcia has a painting in the Lightning Celebration of the Arts at Amalie Arena.

From Sally Yoder: Community open portrait sessions are held at the New River Library in Wesley Chapel. Model provided, bring your own sketching or painting gear. Look for new events. 

Pat Beebe leads the Watercolor Open Lab every Tuesday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm at the Life Enrichment CenterPlease register at (813) 932-0241 or

Plein Air Urban Sketching with Gaston McKenzie 
on scheduled Saturdays from, 10am-1pm. Free for LEC and NTAL Members. Please register at (813) 932-0241 or

David Beebe  hosts a once monthly photography club  usually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Life Enrichment CenterFree for LEC and NTAL Members, $5 otherwise. Fields trips are scheduled, typically on weekends. Please register at (813) 932-0241 or Check out our Best of Tampa Bay 2017 video from our field trips. 

Learn to paint from a different professional artist each month. Call NTAL member Marie Schadt at 813-971 -9145 for more info. When: 4th Monday of the Month starting back in January, 2017 from 10:00am -2:00pm at Roy Haynes Park, 1902 South Village Avenue, Tampa. Cost: Free ($8 donation requested). Bring your own supplies. 

In August, 2017, Plein Aire artists from NTAL & LEC along with the Columbia Restaurant Group ( staged a re-enactment of a 1948 photo by the Burgert Brothers Studio at Ulele Spring adjacent to Water Works Park. David and Pat Beebe produced the documentary

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  • February General Meeting Notes The meeting portion of our general meeting started with our President, Fran Byers, reminding those attending that membership renewals were due. 2nd VP, Pat Beebe, discussed plans for our upcoming ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 5:06 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Annual Members Show: April 2018 Get ready for our 2018 annual Members Show, "Artistic Visions"  at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. This NTAL Exhibit will feature original art created by the members of the North Tampa ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2018, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Immediate Help Required For April Membership Show As you know, we have a member show scheduled for April 2018 at the CCC.  Because this year’s membership show falls during the first month of the next Board ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 3:09 PM by Dave Beebe
  • January General Meeting Notes Welcome: Dave welcomed a new member Victoria Forster and guests Claire Benton and Jan Escoban. Thanks went out to: Diane Harm for chairing the Christmas Party and to Pat Beebe ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2018, 3:36 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Plein Are Somewhere - First Quarter 2018 Schedule First Fridays, 10:00 am. Plan to stay for lunch at 12:30 and “ooh ahh” critique time.For safety reasons, RSVP to our North Tampa Plein Air Facebook page ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:30 AM by Dave Beebe
  • November General Meeting Notes We started our meeting with 2 reminders: the deadline to sign-up and pay for our Holiday Party is December 6 and the deadline to sign-up and pay for ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 7:36 AM by Dave Beebe
  • 2017 Holiday Party North Tampa Art League Holiday Party December 13, 2017, 6pm - 9pm ¡CUATRO Restaurant & Bar @ TPC Tampa Bay golf course 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd,Lutz, FL 33558 http://cuatrotampa ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2017, 4:44 AM by Dave Beebe
  • October General Meeting Notes Welcome: Fran opened the meeting welcoming the new members, Victoria Foster and Gina Cunningham. Committee Reports: Pat Beebe, Toast Of Tampa Chairman – The exhibit / art sale is Nov. 4th at ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2018, 4:34 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Celebrating A New Year Of Art At Bamboozle Café North Tampa Arts League is returning to the Bamboozle Café in downtown Tampa at 516 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602. A well-known Tampa Restaurant specializing in fresh, healthy ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:57 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Art Sale with Toast of Tampa November 4 NTAL President Fran Byers is not just a talented painter; she is also a member of the Toast of Tampa show chorus  On Saturday, November 4, 2017, there are 2 ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2017, 2:31 PM by Dave Beebe
  • September General Meeting Notes Welcome: Fran opened the meeting welcoming our new guests, Victoria Foster, Debbie Newman and Ann Murphy, and a new member Libby Sheridan. Thanks went out to: Dotty Banker and all ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2017, 1:09 PM by Dave Beebe
  • September Art Challenge Winners This quarter's art challenge topic was "Wine". And the winners were: Virginia Butler, Sally Yoder and Libby Sheridan. Congratulations! You can find all the event photos at Meetup. 
    Posted Sep 28, 2017, 12:53 PM by Dave Beebe
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On January 25, 2018 David Beebe was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 1st Quarter of 2018. His winning entry is a photograph of Tufted Coquette hummingbirds (video) from Trinidad.  

Check out our Fine Art America Friends of NTAL group featuring member art hosted there. You can purchase prints and often find an original for sale as well. 

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The second month of each quarter, NTAL hosts a scheduled demo/workshop at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Thursday of that month. The demo/workshops are free and open to the public.

Recent workshops:
02/18 - Colored Pencils, Diane Harm
11/17 - Acrylic Pouring, Pat Beebe
08/17 - Egg Tempera, Gainor Roberts
05/17 - Watercolor on Yupo, Taylor Ikin (guest presenter)

NTAL members donated 11 original works of art in 2014  to the Radiology department of the Shriners Hospital For Children - Tampa.

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Find out what is happening in our local arts community at Tampa Arts, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Stay informed by subscribing to their weekly email update.

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