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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01/13/18 - 02/10/18 Bamboozle Cafe show "Celebrating A New Year of Art". 

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. 

01/24/18 - General Meeting. Show & Tell + Featured Artist Voting at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm. 

2/2/18 - Plein Aire Somewhere at 10am: Sam’s Beach Bar 6325 Clark St., Hudson. Plenty of parking, bathrooms, water vistas, architecture, people eating. We’ll eat here, too! 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.

02/10/18Bamboozle Cafe show art pick-up 9:30am. 

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. 

02/22/18 - General Meeting at the Life Enrichment Center9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612, from 7pm - 9pm. NTAL Member, Diane Harm will lead a demonstration of colored pencil materials and techniques.  

3/2/18 - Plein Aire Somewhere at 10am: Hillsborough River State Park 15402 US-301, Thonotosassa. 

Suggest carpool: $6 per vehicle (up to 6 people). Parking area 3 has a path to wide steps overlooking river. Parking area 4 also has river access, and a café, where we will meet for lunch at 12:30. 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.

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

03/28/17 - General Meeting. 2018 Board Elections!!! Quarterly Art Challenge at Compton Park.  The theme will be announced at the February meeting. 

4/6/18 - 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.

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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On October 25, 2017 Fran Byers was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 4th Quarter of 2017. Her winning composition is watercolor and colored pencil. 

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:

Join NTAL artists David and Pat Beebe  for Art Meets Jazz Night at The Barrymore Hotel on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, February 16.  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.

Terry Klaren will be live painting at the January 18 grand opening of Patina gallery, 4604 Central Ave, St Pete from 5-7pm. 

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

Pat Beebe is teaching a Pebeo Fantasy Paints class on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm with Tampa Regional Artists at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606. She is also doing a demo on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00pm. 

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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  • 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 Oct 26, 2017, 4:31 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
  • Expressions show @ Jimmie B Keel Library A virtual walk down the hallway to the various meeting rooms. The show remains on display through October 27. 
    Posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:37 AM by Dave Beebe
  • 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
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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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