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Stirling Gallery Reception Photos. And The Winners Are...

posted Oct 15, 2016, 9:42 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 6:42 PM ]

Joan Garcia and David Beebe have shared photos from the reception for the NTAL show "I Did It My Way" at the Stirling Art Studios and Gallery in Dunedin, FL. If you have photos from the event that you would like to share, send it to either Joan or Dave. The show remains on display until October 31. 

NTAL Stirling Gallery Awards 

1st In Show – “Cruising the Channel” by Joan Garcia

All of Joan’s work is equally as stunning. I was particularly drawn to the composition and balance of color in this square format. The light and attention to detail is exquisite. The luminosity of the painting gives a sense of depth and perspective from the viewer. The story unfolding above and below the water is equally as interesting creating a dynamic composition and narrative.

2nd Overall – “Homosassa Sunset” by Hernie Vann

All of Hernie’s paintings are stunning also ! I was particularly taken by this landscape with a great sense of depth and light. The warm glow of the sunset is enveloping and natural. I love the glowing and subtle highlights in the palm trees and grass.

3rd Overall – “Helping Hand” by Monica Leon

A stained glass with so many talented painters, I did not want to overlook the wonderful variety in this mixed media piece. I loved the composition, textures and color choice of this stained glass piece. The detail of the “hand” is like a period that completes the end of a beautifully crafted poem.

1st in category Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Water Color) - “The Gathering” (Wolves) by Virginia Butler

It was extremely difficult to choose the top painting award with so many talented painters in this show. I could have easily given twice as many awards if I had been allowed. This painting captured my attention for it’s beautiful detail, treatment of textures and interesting, unusual composition.

Honorable Mention Painting – “Diner’s Delight” by Lynn Rattray

1st in category Drawing/Pastels – “Berry Fairy” by Joan Garcia

A beautifully executed drawing with lush color and delicate detail.

Honorable Mention Drawing – “Afternoon of a Fawn” by Dore’ Anderson

1st in category Mixed Media/3D/Sculpture – “Silver Streak” by Lloyd Johnson

I love the choice and combination of materials and textures in this piece. A simple composition that reminds me of Pop Art greats like Roy Lichtenstein’s construction and comic strip work.

Honorable Mention Mixed Media/3D/Sculpture – “Ruptured Adolescence” by Carla Wilkins

1st in category Photography – “Mean Bird” by Sandra Vann

The selection in photography is equally stunning as the paintings. “Mean Bird” stood out the most with the tight but dynamic composition. An intimate moment caught with crisp detail. The eye moves throughout the picture with lush texture. It is also framed beautifully.

Honorable Mention Photography – “Turtle Dude” by David Beebe

NTAL Small Works Art Show @ Blick's Grand Opening

posted Aug 28, 2016, 4:06 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

Blick Art Materials hosted and sponsored an NTAL ONLY Small Works Show during their Grand Opening celebrations. Our open media "Small Works" art show was judged by patrons of the store and the winners were announced at our art reception and special August General Meeting on Saturday, August 27. 

The works remain on display through Friday, September 2, 2016. 

Art reception at Blick Art Materials: Pat, Lynn, Jan, Dore, Dave & Joan

First Place: Joan Garcia (first photo below, top left) 

Second Place: Hernie Vann (third photo below, top center) 

Third Place: David Beebe (third photo belowtop left) 

* Check out our MeetUp album of photos of our Small Works exhibit

Photos from A Decade of Art Celebration reception

posted Apr 26, 2015, 4:01 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 3:42 AM ]

We had an excellent turnout at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on May 8 for the opening reception of our annual members show. The artwork will remain on display until June 1. 

Best of Show - Monika Leon
First Place - Barbara Kazanis
Second Place - Dorothy Banker
Third Place - Joyce Ebanks
Honorable Mention - Lynn Rattray
Honorable Menton - Kathy Weinberg

Pat Beebe (at the reception)

We've started a photo gallery at Shutterfly to share photos of the event. Anyone with this link can view these photos. To protect our member's art, only NTAL members that are added to the Shutterfly share site as a member can order prints. Either Dave Beebe, Joan Garcia and Carol Northington can add members to this site. No one is allowed  download images or post them to social media. 

You can also read Joyce McKenzie's article about NTAL and our tenth anniversary celebration at

NTAL Exhibit @ Jimmie B Keel Library

posted Dec 10, 2014, 7:03 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 10:06 AM ]

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618 completed an expansion project earlier this year. Included in that expansion is an area set aside for displaying art changing monthly. NTAL has been invited to exhibit 25-30 pieces of art for the month of February.

The Show








NTAL Members Donate Art To Shriners Hospital For Children

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:33 PM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Dec 19, 2014, 3:23 PM by Dave Beebe ]

Thanks to Harvey Berman, who took the initiative to coordinate this public outreach effort, NTAL members donated eleven original works of art to the Radiology department at Shriners Hospital For Children - Tampa. Following an initial site visit in June, the NTAL artists presented their finished works on July 21.

In addition to Harvey, the following artists participated in this great event:
Carol Northington, Joan Garcia, Peggie Lax, Francine Bauer, Emily Levy, Gloria Bucher, Anna Granina, Robert Murdock, Marie Schadt and Robin Grace.

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