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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09/05/17 - Jimmie B Keel show "Expressions" art drop-off 10am-noon. Venue restricted to wall hanging art. 2902 West Bears’s Avenue, Tampa

09/07/17 - Jimmy B Keel reception rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Now on Monday, 9/25 from 6-8pm. 

09/19/17 - NTAL Board Meeting. 

09/25/17 - Jimmie B Keel show "Expressions" reception, 2902 West Bears’s Avenue, Tampa. 6-8pm. 

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

09/27/17General MeetingQuarterly Art Challenge at Compton Park. The theme is "Wine". 

10/17/17 - NTAL Board Meeting. 

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. 

10/25/17General Meeting. Show & Tell + Featured Artist Voting at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm.

10/28/17 - Jimmie B Keel show art pick-up 10am-noon.

11/04/17 - Taste of Tampa concert lobby art sale at USF. 

11/07/17 - NTAL Board Meeting.

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. 

11/16/17General Meeting at the Life Enrichment Center9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612, from 7pm - 9pm. Janice Shindle will focus on drawing. 

12/12/17 - NTAL Board Meeting.

TBD - Annual Holiday Party at the Tournament Players Club, in Lutz. Date and time are not available yet. The menu includes chicken, fish and beef for $35. There is no fee for the room.   

01/13/18Bamboozle Cafe show art drop-off. Limited to active members. Drop-off 2-3:30pm. 

02/10/18Bamboozle Cafe show art pick-up 2pm. 

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.

  • 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

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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On July 26, 2017 Virginia Butler was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 3rd Quarter of 2017. Virginia has a passion for wildlife, landscapes, and still life. She paints realistic animal portraits from photos of my clients pets. Her winning entry is a portrait of "Odie". 

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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Click on an artist's name for more information: 

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

NTAL members Dotty Banker, David Beebe and Pat Beebe are showcasing their art at Hidden Springs Aleworks, 1631 N. Franklin Street, Tampa Heights  from August 4-September 22 as part of the brewery's 2nd anniversary celebrations. 

Congratulations to Steve Sparks who sold 2 wildlife photos at our annual members' show at CCC in June. 

Joan Garcia sold two paintings from Fine Art America. 

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
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 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

Pat Beebe is teaching a Pebeo Fantasy Paints demo on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606. 

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. 

Hot News

  • August General Meeting Notes Welcome: 2nd VP - Events, Dore’ Anderson called the meeting to order and welcomed our visitor Libby Sheridan. Committee ReportsJimmie B Keel Show – We have 50 entries and 15 artists ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:53 AM by Dave Beebe
  • 3rd Quarter 2017 Featured Artist Selected On July 26, 2017 Virginia Butler was selected as the North Tampa Arts League Featured Artist for the 3rd Quarter of 2017. Virginia has a passion for wildlife, landscapes, and ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2017, 7:57 AM by Dave Beebe
  • July General Meeting Notes Welcome to our guest Ginger Cunningham. Good to see john Henne.  Thanks went out for the snacks that were brought by Gloria Jean.  Officers’ Report: Treasurer and 1st VP were ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2017, 3:31 AM by Dave Beebe
  • "Expressions at Jimmie B Keel" Art Call This exhibit will feature art created by the members of the North Tampa Arts League. Members should enter wall hangable art pieces from their body of work that reflect and ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2017, 2:04 PM by Dave Beebe
  • June General Meeting Notes Welcome: Fran welcomed our visitors - oil painter Gloria Jean Schoenagle who just moved down from Pa, and Ginger Lee.  Thanks went out to Dore’ Anderson and her committee for the ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2017, 2:30 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Annual Member's Show Judging Due to a lower than usual turnout of artists entering the show and a significant reduction in sponsor provided prizes, this year's show had to move every entry into ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2017, 2:07 PM by Dave Beebe
  • NTAL Members Show Reception Friday, June 9th, 6-8pm Our 2017 Annual Members Show kicked off with the opening reception on Friday, June 9 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618.Our Master of Ceremonies ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2017, 5:21 AM by Dave Beebe
  • May General Meeting Notes Welcome: Our guests tonight were Rose Singleton and Taylor Ikin. Officers’ Report: Treasurer; Bank Balance - $2357.71.  Members – 51. 2nd VP: Membership Show at Carrollwood Cultural Center – We have 22 ...
    Posted May 28, 2017, 3:42 PM by Dave Beebe
  • April General Meeting Notes Welcome: Fran welcomed all the members and guest, Judy Bales a print maker and Larry Greene an acrylic painter. Thanks, went out for bringing snacks. Officers’ Report:  Secretary’s minutes ...
    Posted May 28, 2017, 3:41 PM by Dave Beebe
  • 2nd Quarter Featured Artist Selected On April 26, 2017 Terry Smith was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 2nd Quarter of 2017.  Terry’s watercolor painting, “Swamp Lilies”  depicts Florida ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 3:44 AM by Dave Beebe
  • By-Laws Amendment Vote At 4/26/17 General Meeting At this month’s meeting we will also be voting to amend the NTAL By-Laws to define the duties for the 1st Vice President. Please be sure to attend ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:06 AM by Dave Beebe
  • March General Meeting Notes Welcome: Joan Garcia, standing in for Lynn, welcomed new / old member Joanmarie Hofmann. Thanks went out to: All who sent good wishes and cards to John Henne. And for the ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe
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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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