Hot News

By-Laws Amendment Vote At 4/26/17 General Meeting

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:58 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

At this month’s meeting we will also be voting to amend the NTAL By-Laws to define the duties for the 1st Vice President. Please be sure to attend this important meeting, give your proxy to an attending member or email your vote to  
ARTICLE V – Titles and Duties of Officers and Directors 
Section 2. The 1st Vice-President shall be vested with all powers and be responsible for social media, publicity and public relations. 

March General Meeting Notes

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe

Welcome: Joan Garcia, standing in for Lynn, welcomed new / old member Joanmarie Hofmann. 

Thanks went out to: All who sent good wishes and cards to John Henne. And for the snacks.

Committee Reports: 

  • Bamboozle show art work needs to be picked up Saturday, April 1st at 9 a.m.
  • The Membership show is in June. The title for the show is “Artists: The Soul of the Community”.
  • Dore’ Anderson has volunteered to chair the membership show committee and will be signing up volunteers to help.
  • April meeting is the Show & Tell and selecting Featured Artist.

The board decided that John Henne will remain a member in perpetuity. 
Marie Schadt won 1st and 2nd   place at the Strawberry Festival.

The floor was open for nominations. Nominees from the floor must be active members.
  • Treasurer – No nominations were announced from the floor. The position is still open.
  • Secretary – Margret Thomas was nominated to a second year. Gary Bartlett second the nomination. All in favor. The position is closed.
  • 2nd Vice President – Sally nominated Dore’ Anderson. Dore’ accepted. Dotti Banker second the nomination. All in favor. The position is closed.
  • 1st Vice President – Dave Beebe was nominated. Marie Schadt second the nomination. All in favor. The position is closed.
  • President – Fran Byers was nominated. Sally Yoder second. All in favor. The position is closed.
  • Ex- Officio – Past President Lynn Rattray continues on the board as Ex-officio.
No further nominations from the floor. All run unopposed and in favor.

Congratulations! These new members of our board will take office April 1st.

Program: Art Challenge – Black & White + 1 
Sally Yoder introduced and explained the procedures. Twelve artist participated in the challenge. Prizes were awarded to the 3 winners.
  • 1st – Sally Yoder – oil painting
  • 2nd – Margret Thomas – oil painting
  • 3rd – Dave Beebe – photography

Members present were asked for feedback of this activity and whether to continue. All agreed it was fun and a learning experience. The 30 days is sufficient time to work on the challenge. Time was allotted for all participating artists to discuss their work. Interest in continuing 3 times a year (3rd month of each quarter except the 4t quarter). The next challenge presentation will be in June. The challenge announcement will be given at the May meeting. 

Thanks to all for participated.

Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Art Invasion Reception

posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:17 PM by Dave Beebe

Thanks to Funky As A Monkey and Bamboozle Cafe for hosting our 2nd art show of 2017. The reception was Tuesday, 3/7/17 from 6pm-9pm.The show remains up through the end of March. The Bamboozle Cafe is located at  516 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602. 

February General Meeting Notes

posted Feb 24, 2017, 3:38 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 3:47 AM ]

On the 2nd month of each quarter, the North Tampa Arts League meets at the Life Enrichment Center for a workshop This month Pat Beebe demonstrated her techniques for working with Pebeo Fantasy paints: Moon, Prisme and Vitrail. She painted an underwater scene in 1 hour that demonstrated how these self-manipulating paints work together to create interesting textures.

Pat Beebe demonstrates Pebeo Fantasy paints

Here is the underwater scene after the 1 hour demo. It will need to dry overnight before the finishing touches can be added. It will then need to dry horizontally for a couple of weeks before it can be displayed vertically. 

The underwater scene after the 1 hour demo.

Welcome: Lynn welcomed our new member Maribelle and quest Pen Pennington.

Thanks went out to: Fran Byers from Bug’s Splatter for a show well done,  for all who brought snacks, and to all the officers for all their support.

Officers’ Report: 

Treasurer Joan Garcia:  Bank Balance - $2665.00     Members – 45

2ndVP Jan Roser:  Bamboozle Drop-off has changed to Friday 3rd at 9 a.m. due to the Gasparilla Art Festival opening on Saturday. 

The Member Show at Carrollwood Cultural Center is June. Art drop-off is May 30th. Volunteers needed. Sign up with Jan.

Committee Reports: Field Trip to the Dali Museum with LEC Friday, March 24, 9:30. Admission is $21 ($19 seniors) Payment required by March 17.  Contact LEC for details and payment. 

Sally Yoder is coordinating Quarterly Art Challenge. She announced the challenge theme for this month,  Black & White + 1. The Challenge will be held at the March 22 meeting. All members can participate. 

Old Business:  Officer positions still open for nomination. 

Announcements: Congrats to Dotty Banker for 1st place winner and Virginia Butler for 2nd place winner at the Florida State Fair.  

Marie Schadt sold a miniature piece at the Minature Show. 

Joan has a sponsor and is receiving her dog statue to paint  for the Super Hero Dog.

Gaston McKenzie is showing at the Urban Deli bar in St. Pete.

Bug's Splatter Gallery Artist Application Process

posted Feb 8, 2017, 4:59 AM by Dave Beebe

As you know, NTAL member Fran Byers owns Bug's Splatter Gallery in Zephyrhills. In addition to hosting our first show of 2017, Fran has a juried process in place if you would like to be considered as a Bug's Splatter artist. 

Fran has 4 primary and 1 alternate juror. You must complete the Art Submission Form and submit images of 3 works in the same medium. The jurors will make a decision based on the following criteria:
  • Technical skill
  • Design/composition
  • Marketability
  • Originality/creativity.  
  • They do not give a critique

January General Meeting Notes

posted Feb 7, 2017, 12:34 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 12:35 PM ]

Lynn welcomed our new members; Sally Yoder,  Maribelle Yarmirez, Patty Touchton, and Diane Harn. And our visitors;  Mike King, James Murphy, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Tom Myers (who joined at the end of the meeting). 

Thanks went out to all who brought snacks, the holiday committee, and all who help with the Bug’s Splatter show. 

Good News and Happenings: Marie Schadt will be showing with the Minature Show at the Leepa Rattner Museum. Virginia Butler is working on a project with service dogs, Pat Beebe will be showing at the Brandon Square show,  Gaston McKenzie just finished ‘Living the Art Festival’ show in Jamaica. Fran, owner of Bug’s Splatter, sold the boat panel painting. 

Officers’ Report: Treasurer reported a balance of $1949.77  and  65 members. Dues are due Jan. 31. 

Committee Reports: Bug’s Splatter show art drop off is Saturday 28, from 10 - 3. Make sure labels are on the back of each piece. Bamboozle show is coming up next in March.  Active members will get a ‘call for artist’. 

Announcements: Please keep John Henne in your prayers. Eileen is waiting for a diagnosis. At the moment he is not allowed any visitors, but cards can be sent to the following address:  15807 Serenity Circle, Tampa, FL. 33647. 

Nominations for 2017 officers are being accepted. E-mail nominations to our site.  Active members only can hold positions on the board.  Nominations were made for Jan Roser for 2VP, Margret Thomas for Secretary, and Joan Garcia for Treasurer.  Positions still open for President and 1VP.  Lynn will be available as Ex- officio to help with incoming president. The slate will be sent to members prior to the March meeting.

Show and Tell and Featured Artist:  This was one of the largest attended meetings with 30 people.
Congratulations to Paula Noblitt for winning the Featured Artist.

Bug's Splatter Gallery Opening Reception

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:20 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:23 AM ]

NTAL artists and local art lovers met at the opening reception for our first show of 2017. We were hosted by artist member and gallery owner Fran Byers. The Bug's Splatter gallery is located at 5718 6th St., Zephryhills, FL 33542. The reception was held at the gallery from 6-9pm on Saturday, February 4. 

Fran, helped by Susan Miller, did a great job hanging the show...

The show runs until Saturday, February 25. The reception was catered by "Catering By The Rose" ( 

1st Quarter Featured Artist Selected

posted Feb 3, 2017, 5:18 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 5:20 AM ]

On January 25, 2017 Paula Noblitt, was selected as the North Tampa Arts League Featured Artist for the 1st Quarter of 2017. Paula’s acrylic painting, “Girl, Book, Cat” explores the simple pleasures of reading a good book with a pet by your side. The loosely painted soft background represents the readers’ loss of awareness as she delves into the theme of the book, while her dreamy gaze, looking directly at the viewer, brings her back to reality. The cat facing opposite the book is perhaps enjoying her own dream.  

Paula’s style varies allowing the subject to dictate the process. Some paintings could be described as “quiet” in terms of color and simplicity, while others incorporate bright colors and iridescence. The voice of the painting generally reflects the artist’s mood… and vice versa. Her most recent work explores dreamy, soft and abstract backgrounds sometimes using highly pigmented inks or liquid acrylics. 

Paula Noblitt resides in Temple Terrace and has been interested in art and painting since adolescence. It wasn’t until recently that she has been able to devote time to her painting passion. She is largely self-taught and utilizes books, internet, and continuing education classes for instruction and support. She credits wonderful high school art teachers for providing her with a base for her work. Paula Noblitt can be contacted at Website

Register For Arts Council Directory of Artists

posted Nov 19, 2015, 4:19 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 3:34 PM ]

Arts Council
Joan Garcia was invited to participate in a show at at gallery because she had previously registered as an artist at the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. If you haven't already, here is how you can register: 

Direct your browser to Pull down the Services menu and select Director - Artists & Other Creatives. 

From there, you can register or login to edit your profile. 

Stay Informed About NTAL

posted Aug 31, 2015, 6:42 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Aug 31, 2015, 6:42 AM ]

There are 2 easy ways to keep current on all NTAL activities: Our NTAL website and our Friends of NTAL Meet Up group. 

On our homepage, you will find the Looking Ahead section on the left has a quick summary of the dates of upcoming meetings and events. Here you will also find a link to our Friends of NTAL Meet Up group. Sign-up for free to receive email reminders of our meetings and other events. 

The Hot News section on the right (and Hot News archive) will give you all the details of what is happening now. 

Below the Looking Ahead section, you will find info on the current Artist of the Month and below that are Artist's Announcements. If you have an upcoming show or have won an award, send that info to We will add it to the home page and to Meet Up. 

If you are not receiving emails from or from, please check your SPAM filter or junk folder. 

On the left side of our home page you will find links to our member's gallery links, the latest status from our various committees, membership info, etc. 

1-10 of 10