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 on 2019, summer vacation will span June, July and August. 

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

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October 1st starts our annual membership drive. If you join between 10/1-12/31/2018 you will not have to renew in 2019.


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. 


10/5/18 - Plein Air...Somewhere;

Historic Downtown Dade City. We'll meet in front of the Court House (38020 Meridian Ave) at 9, spread out to paint what catches our fancy and meet back for lunch at Limoges (14139 7th St.) at noon.


10/24/18 - General Meeting. Show & Tell + Featured Artist Voting at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm.


11/29/2018 - General Meeting at LEC - Painting & Wine with Alan Metzger


12/19/2018 - Holiday Party at Compton Park





2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

  • 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 NTALboard@gmail.com 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 NTALboard@gmail.com 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 2018 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Dotty Banker & Sally Yoder
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder
  • Web Master - David Beebe

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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Diane Harm has work accepted into the International Color Pencil show in Chicago. 

John Henne sold an original work plus prints through pixels.com. 

Virginia Butler sold artwork at this year's OPUS show. 

Alan Metzger was awarded Best of Show award in the Out of Towner exhibit at the Studios of Cocoa Beach over Memorial Day weekend. 

Joan Garcia’s artwork was accepted in Oil Painters of America (OPOA) and will be exhibited at the Richland Fine Art Gallery in Nashville.

Virginia Butler and Lynn Rattray sold a painting at the Florida Strawberry Festival. 

Marie Schadt won 2nd place in the Miniature Art category and Lynn Rattray won 2nd place at the Florida Strawberry Festival.

Dotty Banker, Virginia Butler and Marie Schadt won awards at the State Fair.

David Beebe and Lloyd Johnson each sold an art piece at our January show at Bamboozle Cafe. 

David Mack was 1 of 9 out of 200 artists to receive a Merit Award at Boca Raton Outdoor Museum Show. 

Lynn Rattray was featured on Fox 13 News for her portraits of Ybor City Street Chickens. 

Margret Thomas sold a piece at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Jan Exhibit. 

David Mack received 2nd place award in 3D at January Suncoast Festival, Wiregrass, Wesley, FL. 

Join NTAL artists David and Pat Beebe  for Art Meets Jazz Night at The Barrymore Hotel on Friday, July 20.  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. 

Joan Garcia has a painting in the Lightning Celebration of the Arts at Amalie Arena.



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 info@lectampa.org

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 info@lectampa.org

NTAL"s Plein Aire activities are paused for the hot summer months. 

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 info@lectampa.org. 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. 

In August, 2017, Plein Aire artists from NTAL & LEC along with the Columbia Restaurant Group (ulele.com) 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

Hot News

  • 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
  • August General Meeting Notes Welcome:  Diane Harm welcomed all to the meeting.  Diane also introduced and welcomed Joose Hadley from Great Art & Frame.  Joose gave a wonderful, informative presentation and tips on framing your ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2018, 12:46 PM by Dave Beebe
  • July Meeting Minutes Welcome:  Joan Garcia welcomed all to the meeting in Diane’s absence.  Joan welcomed new members Carri-Ann, Julie and Mike Gibson, and guest Bhala.We had an introduction from ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2018, 3:42 PM by Dave Beebe
  • June General Meeting Notes Welcome:  Diane opened the meeting and welcomed all to LEC.Officers Report:  Treasurer:  Bank Balance $2253.00.  Members – 38 paid members.Diane again asked for volunteers to chair the Holiday ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2018, 8:16 AM by Dave Beebe
  • May General Meeting Notes Welcome:  Diane welcomed all to LEC. Officers’ Report:  Treasurer:  Bank Balance - $2,163.98.  Members:  37.  The non-renewals were dropped from the roster on May 1, 2018. Committee Reports ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:59 AM by Dave Beebe
  • April General Meeting Notes Welcome: Diane welcomed a new member Ann King and guests Jody and Tess. Thanks went out to all the all the participants and volunteers for this year’s Membership Show ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 5:58 PM by Dave Beebe
  • And the Artistic Visions winners are Welcome to the North Tampa Arts League members show. I hope you have had a chance to look at all the amazing art work on display. And I hope you ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2018, 7:28 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Artistic Visions Opening Reception April 6 Mark your calendars for our opening reception on April 6 from 5-8pm at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. It will be the culmination of an exciting week.April 3 is ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2018, 1:42 PM by Dave Beebe
  • March General Meeting Notes Welcome: Fran welcomed a new member, Allen Metzger, oil and acrylic painter and returning member Deb Newman, watercolor artist. Announcements: Virginia Butler sold a painting at the Strawberry Festival. Marie ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2018, 2:05 PM by Dave Beebe
  • February General Meeting Notes The meeting portion of our general meeting started with our President, Fran Byers, reminding those attending that membership renewals were due. 2nd VP, Pat Beebe, discussed plans for our upcoming ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 5:06 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Annual Members Show: April 2018 Get ready for our 2018 annual Members Show, "Artistic Visions"  at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. This NTAL Exhibit will feature original art created by the members of the North Tampa ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2018, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe
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Congratulations to Marie Schadt on being selected as NTAL’s 3rd Quarter 2018 Featured Artist! Her winning painting, “Misty Morning,” is a 4.5 by 3 inch miniature watercolor painting.  In this small painting, she is able to convey the sense of place and peaceful beauty of being immersed in a misty morning.  


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:
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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