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Alan Metzger wins at Strawberry Festival

posted Mar 23, 2019, 6:36 AM by North Tampa Arts League

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 and Best of Show in the overall competition.

MASTERPIECES 2019 MEMBERSHIP SHOW

posted Feb 21, 2019, 8:13 AM by North Tampa Arts League

Our Annual Membership Show is planned for April at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. This year the show is called MASTERPIECES, and will be a little different in format. You will be asked to identify which of your entries you consider your "Masterpiece" and must write a one paragraph description explaining it which will be displayed with the artwork. All the MASTERPIECE selections will displayed together in a special section of the CCC first floor theater. To enter a copy of the Prospectus in below, click on the link.


FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING: Costumed Life Drawing

posted Feb 21, 2019, 7:58 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 3:15 PM ]

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please call 813-932-0241 to be added to the waiting list. Join us for a fun evening of live costumed life drawing utilizing a traditional croquis format! Croquis (French for "sketch") is a quick and sketchy drawing of a live model. Croquis drawings are usually made in a few minutes, after which the model changes their pose and another croquis is drawn. Because of the short duration, the artist doesn't have time to draw all of the details so they learn to concentrate on the important elements. Croquis is also a good method for drawing subjects that generally do not stand still and pose.

 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! SOLD OUT!!!!

Walk-ins will be turned away. We will be “passing the hat” to pay for the models’ fee, suggested donation $7.00.

Please bring your preferred drawing materials!

 Attendees will focus on: The energy and dynamism of the model's pose, the body's rhythmic movement, proportion and balance

FIRST FEATURED ARTIST OF 2019

posted Feb 21, 2019, 7:46 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 8:07 AM ]

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".

FEATURED ARTISTS 4th QUARTER 2018

posted Dec 6, 2018, 8:56 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 9:08 AM ]


Congratulations to Diane Harm and Oliver Parson for their winning entries! Julianna Gibson was awarded 2nd Place. 

 

October General Meeting Minutes 10/24/2018

posted Nov 6, 2018, 7:41 AM by North Tampa Arts League

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:  No changes

Treasurer:  Members:  41

Chairman Reports:

Plein Air:  Sally Yoder reported on the last Plein Air event which was held at the historic Dade City Courthouse and lunch at Limoges.   The next Plein Air will be held November 2nd at 9:30 am at Seaplane Basin Park, Tampa (Davis Island), and lunch at Farrell’s.

Diane had each of the members write down a couple of their favorite artist tips and then share with the group.  A very informative exercise. 

Old Business:

Christmas Party December 19th:  Dotty Banker is the chairman for this year’s party.  Dotty passed a list around with suggestions for food items to be brought in by the members.  There also will be a gift exchange this year and door prizes.  Each member is allowed to bring one guest. 

We still need a Chairman for our Membership Show to be held in April 2019.    We thought it may be easier and less of a challenge for two people to chair this show.   There are also open Board positions for VP Marketing and VP Events. 

Show and Tell and Featured Artist: 

We had several members participate in this quarter’s Show and Tell.    We had a tie this time for first place – congratulations to Diane Harm and Oliver Parson.

New Business:

Since our rummage sale was so successful, we want to bring back a past NTAL tradition.  We will have an Art Supplies Table setup at each meeting for members to buy/sell/trade their unused art supplies.  If you have something to sell/trade or give away another member just may be in need of that special item.

Diane will meet with the new Curator of the Carrollwood Culture Center on November 5, to discuss our membership show next April. 

Our next Meeting will be held on November 29th the Thursday after Thanksgiving at LEC.  The theme will be “Painting and Wine”.   Alan Metzger will lead a painting class, subject of his choice, and everyone is asked to bring their own brushes, and wine - NTAL will furnish the canvases and paint.

September General Meeting Minutes

posted Oct 8, 2018, 6:25 AM by North Tampa Arts League

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:  No changes

Treasurer:   Members:  41

We had our Rummage Sale – several members brought in items to sale or to give away – some really good deals.

This Quarterly Art Challenge theme was “Think out of Your Box”.  We had lots of entries and a lot of wonderful art.  The winners were:  1st place – John Henne, 2nd place – Joan Garcia and 3rd place – Sally Yoder.

In Dotty Banker’s, Chairman for the Christmas Party, absence Diane passed around a sign-up sheet for food items for the party.  Diane also suggested we all think about other suggestions for the Christmas party.

Old Business:

We still need a Chairman for our Membership Show to be held in April 2019.    We thought it may be easier and less of a challenge for two people to chair this show.   There are also open Board positions for VP Marketing and VP Events. 

This year’s Christmas Party will be held at Compton Park on December 19, at 7 pm. 

New Business:

Our next Meeting will be held on October 24th at Compton Park.  We will have Show and Tell and pick our Featured Artist for the Quarter.

Our November meeting will be held the Thursday after Thanksgiving at LEC, November 29.  The theme will be “Painting and Wine”.   Alan Metzger agreed to lead a painting class, subject of his choice, and everyone is asked to bring their own brushes, and wine - NTAL will furnish the canvases and paint.

September Meeting Art Challenge Winners

posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:17 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

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 of Your Box"; paint a subject or use a technique, or medium (pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel etc.) you've never used before. Do something that would not be identifiable with your normal work.

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