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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May 23, 2019

GENERAL MEETING at the Life Enrichment Center, 7-9 pm - 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa 33612

ART WORKSHOP: Painting a Still Life

Are you ready for our general meeting tomorrow at LEC? Maureen Murphy, Director of LEC, has an incredible evening planned. She has been hinting about a surprise for our Still Life Workshop see the photos on our Facebook page to get a preview. Be sure to bring your desired art materials; paints, colored pencils, photography, pen & ink, pastels, clay and/or watercolors. It is sure to be a fun evening to end our spring season at NTAL. Remember we won't be meeting again until September. This meeting is sure to inspire you to continue creating over the summer.

Bring your preferred drawing, painting and/or photography materials and join us for a fun painting session. There will be three stations set up and you can choose which you one would like to use or rotate through all three during the evening.

TAKING A VACATION FOR THE SUMMER. This will be NTAL's last general meeting until September.


  • 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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  • WOMEN Who Take Joyful Ownership NTAL artists, Arnold Swepson and David Mack won awards at this show at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
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  • 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
  • Alan Metzger wins at Strawberry Festival Alan entered 16x20 oil "Wake Up Call" in this years Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show.  He was surprised when it won first place in the Adult Professional Oil Painting category ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2019, 6:36 AM by North Tampa Arts League
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Arnold Swepson's sculpture "Serena De Milo" is made of repurposed metals. Arnold has always been interested in tennis and was inspired by Serena Williams. He says "Serena is unusual and a gifted athlete and I felt compelled to create this work of art".

Arnold was born in New York and moved to Fall River Massachusetts when he was 5 years old. but his mother's family came to the U.S. at the turn of the last century from the Cape Verde Islands,a former Portuguese colony off the coast of Africa. Arnold has been inspired throughout his life with pictures and stories of the Islands. He interprets these dreams and stories through his paintings and sculptures. When he was a young boy he would whittle pieces of soap into figures. Later he started carving with wood. Then he says he "had a piece of metal in my hand and I started to shape it and the next thing I knew it was a little palm tree, and as they say, the rest is history"

Contact Information: (813)317-1399,

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:
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.

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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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