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. 

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

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Wednesday, January 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Compton Park, 16101 Compton Drive, Tampa Palms

We will host our quarterly Show & Tell. Open to all attendees; bring a piece of your work, either complete or in-progress, old or more recent, that showcases a style or technique that you would like to share with your fellow artists. During Show & Tell NTAL Members are eligible to enter one of their pieces of artwork in our Quarterly Featured Artist Selection. The 1st Quarter Featured Artist of 2019 will be selected by a vote of those in attendance.

After our Show & Tell, there will be an open discussion about the website Fine Art America/ Many of our artists use this site to sell prints of their artwork. Come and learn from their experience and how to set up your individual website.

PLEIN AIR ….SOMEWHERE: (First Friday of each month.)

Friday, February 1st at 10:00 am; Sam’s Beach Bar, 6325 Clark St, Hudson. Plenty of Parking, bathrooms, water vistas, architecture and people eating. We’ll eat here too for our critique time. RSVP to Friends of NTAL on Meetup and our Facebook page.

Friday, March 1st at 10:00 am; Zephyr Park, 4039 4th St., Zephyrhills. Parking and restrooms, park setting, kid's waterpark, fountain, lake. We'll eat at Creative Soul's Cafe, 38426 5th Ave., Zephyrhills at 12:45 pm.


Renewal membership dues are due January 31, 2019. You can pay at our monthly meetings or mail a check for $35.00/$45.00 (individual/family) to: (If you joined after 10/1/2018 your 2019 dues are included.)

North Tampa Arts League, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd West, #108, Tampa, FL 33647

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. 


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

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

Know Your 2018 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.

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. 

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  • FEATURED ARTISTS 4th QUARTER 2018 Congratulations to Diane Harm and Oliver Parson for their winning entries! Julianna Gibson was awarded 2nd Place.   
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:08 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • October General Meeting Minutes 10/24/2018 Welcome:  Diane Harm welcomed all to the meeting. We had an introduction from each of our members and news of each of their art sales, shows, etc. Officers’ Report:  Secretary ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 7:41 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • September General Meeting Minutes Welcome:  Diane Harm welcomed all to the meeting. We had an introduction from each of our members and news of each of their art sales, shows, etc. Officers’ Report:  Secretary ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 6:25 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • September Meeting Art Challenge Winners The September Art Challenge Winners were First Place-John Henne, Second Place-Joan Garcia and Third Place-Sally Yoder. This month's theme chosen by Alan Metzger was "Think Out ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:24 AM by North Tampa Arts League
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"Incoming" by Diane Harm and 
"The Calf Roper" by Oliver Parson.  

OLIVER PARSON’S painting, The Calf Roper, is acrylic on canvas. This lively painting is part of a series depicting the African American cowboy. Oliver grew up in Louise, Texas and like many young boys; he wanted to be a cowboy. Cowboys were glamourized in the movies, but none looked like him.  In real life, he was exposed to rodeos and the Negro Rodeo Association and loved watching the horses in action. His family also had ranch animals and horses.  His artwork is steeped in both historical and contemporary context and reflects his experiences and environment. Through this series of paintings, he hopes to educate and highlight the African American cowboy as the vital part of the everyday life of the average cowboy, particularly in the western territories before they became states. Oliver paints primarily in acrylic and enjoys drawing with ink. Stay tuned for the completion of his series this spring! Contact Information:


DIANE HARM’S painting, ‘Incoming’, was inspired by a spring visit to a friend’s garden in Ohio.  The garden was full of birds darting about and her birdbath fountain was a favorite gathering place.  It was a happy, joyful setting. Diane is an award-winning artist in both Ohio and Florida and her paintings have been accepted in international exhibits.  After being certified as a Botanical Artist at the Ringling School of Art and Design under the tutelage of Olivia Braida Chiusano, it was a small step to include other nature art in her portfolio. It is the up close details that intrigue her.


Diane Harm is best known for her realistic colored pencil and mixed media paintings of birds.  Often going beyond mere bird portraits she strives to picture her birds in situations that tell a story or evoke an emotion. It fascinates her that so much of nature is right at home in urban and suburban environments.  Though many of her paintings have been influenced by visits to nature and conservation preserves, others have been found in her own community. Contact information:,

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:
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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