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

Starting in 2019, NTAL General Meetings will be on vacation for June, July and August. 

TO JOIN US: go to Membership and download our Membership form. Individual membership is $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.

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The next General Meeting is
September 25th at Compton Park

Summer is over and we’re ready to bring you some exciting events this Fall. We have a new meeting format.  Each meeting will start with a social from 6:30 to 7:00. Come have some adult refreshments and snacks and meet your fellow members and guests. At 7:00 pm we will been introductions and then jump right into our program. The evening will wrap up with the Quarterly Art Challenge and NTAL business.

ZENTANGLE with Miriam Zimms

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns using art pens and pencils. These patterns are called tangles. These simple shapes are the "Elemental Strokes" in reaching a meditative state using repetitive patterns to draw beautiful, fun and stress-free art that increases focus, creativity, self-confidence and supports well-being. At the end of class, we assemble tiles to create a beautiful class Mosaic and appreciate each other as an artist.

Instructor: Miriam Zimms has been teaching the meditative art form in the Tampa Bay Community for 5 years and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Her art is award-winning and has been exhibited at the Amalie Arena, Healing Arts Gallery/Moffitt Cancer Center, Gallery @2902/Jimmie B Keel Library, Glass Gallery/Brandon Regional Library, Kotler Art Gallery/John German Library and the medical office of Regenexx Tampa Bay. All materials will be provided and you can bring the tiles you make home.


  • President - Diane Harm
  • 1st VP Publicity & Marketing - Dorothy Banker
  • 2nd VP Events & Programs - Deborah Newman
  • Treasurer - Joan Garcia
  • Secretary - Virginia Butler

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

Know Your 2019 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Dotty Banker & Sally Yoder
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder
  • Masterpiece Show Chairman - Alan Metzger

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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Lynn Rattray has a painting in the Lightning Celebration of the Arts at Amalie Arena.

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. 

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  • AUGUST ONLINE CHALLENGE Here are the entries in the August Challenge entitled: SCHOOL DAYS. Be sure to go to our Facebook page, (see link below) and vote by click either LIKE or LOVE ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 10:03 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • SEPTEMBER ART CHALLENGE - TRADITIONS This month is our Quarterly Art Challenge. The September theme was chosen by the previous winner, Deb Newman and "challenges" the artists to interpret the theme, “Fall Traditions; what does ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2019, 1:09 PM by North Tampa Arts League
  • JULY ONLINE CHALLENGE PICNIC Here are the entries in the July Challenge Titled PICNIC. Be sure to go to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite.
    Posted Aug 4, 2019, 8:12 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • JUNE ONLINE CHALLENGE ENTRIES The subject was Staying Cool in the Heat of Summer. Go to the NTAL Facebook page and click your likes to determine the winners.
    Posted Jul 5, 2019, 7:55 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • CPSA's Magazine, To the Point. NTAL President, Diane Harm, has an article in the Colored Pencil Society of America's magazine, To The Point. It is about a poster she created of an historic garden ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 8:34 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • THE WINNING ARTWORK Best in Show - Incoming by Diane HarmBest in Painting - Corral Gang by Alan MetzgerBest in Photography - Atlantic Beach Predawn Elements by Steve SparksBest in Mixed Media/3D ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 2:37 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • MASTERPIECES SHOW WINNERS Last night was the opening reception for the NTAL Annual Membership Show, MASTERPIECES. Here are the winners:Best in Show - Incoming by Diane HarmBest in Painting - Corral Gang by ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2019, 8:56 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • Art Challenge Winners Paint Something Alive was the Challenge at our March 2019 Meeting.  The winners were: First Place-Deb Newman, 2nd Place-Dotty Banker and 3rd Place - Sally Yoder. Deb will have ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 5:49 AM by North Tampa Arts League
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Congratulations to artist Sally Yoder for winning the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist Award for the 2nd Quarter 2019!   

Her winning entry is “First Catch”, watercolor on cold press Arches paper. “First Catch” was a surprise painting of a friend and fellow artist based on a black and white childhood photo.

Sally Yoder is an oi, acrylic and watercolor painter whose portraits, plein air works and boldly colored, large studio pieces offer surprising interpretations of the everyday ordinary. Having studied mostly oil painting classical realism, Sally "began to wonder why I'm copying great photos. So tight and no creativity! Through happenstance, I realized old, black and white photos lend themselves to creative interpretation. So I asked friends to send me fun, old pics I could try to paint. The watercolor of my friend, Deb, is a happy result of this practice."

Accolades include second place for a Myakka River watercolor at Zephyrhills Art Club's 2017 annual show; wins in many categories at the monthly Venice Art Experience; first place in oil and acrylic at NTAL's 2018 Annual show with a Hillsborough River scene, and Honorable Mention for a Rembrandt inspired self-portrait at NTAL's 2019 Show.

Sally co-owns the Million Souls Mine and recently added lapidary arts to her creative repertoire. For more information, please visit her at:               

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:
5/23 - Art Workshop: Painting a Still Life
4/24 - The Urban Sketching Movement - Rose Singleton
2/19 - Costumed Life Drawing - LEC
11/18 - Acrylic Painting - Alan Metzger
8/18 - Framing for the Artist - Joose Hadley
5/18 - Imprimatura - Sally Yoder
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.

Arts Council of Hillsborough County

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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