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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April 24th General Meeting at 7:00 pm

Show & Tell and Urban Sketchers at Compton Park (see address above.) Come be inspired!!! 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. NTAL Members are eligible to enter one of their pieces of artwork in our Quarterly Featured Artist Selection. The 2nd Quarter Featured Artist of 2019 will be selected by a vote of those in attendance.

After our Show & Tell, there will be a presentation by Rose Singleton of Tampa Urban Sketchers. Urban Sketchers is an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing. Tampa Urban Sketchers is dedicated to chronicling various historical buildings in the Tampa Bay Area. There will be a give-away of starter supplies to get you started as an Urban Sketcher.

Plein Air....Somewhere  - John B. Sargeant Park  Our last plein air of the season will be May 3rd. Join us at John B. Sargeant Memorial Park, 12702 US Highway 301, Thonotosassa. A lovely place with canoe launch, small beach area, picnic area, trails and restrooms. There is a $2.00 charge to enter the park.


  • 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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  • 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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