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Annual Members Show Deadline Extended

posted May 17, 2017, 4:03 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:32 AM ]

The May 15th Deadline for the NTAL Membership Show at CCC has been extended to Thur, May 25th, (12:00 noon). We need more entries from our members. Please support NTAL. 

The Board has agreed on a new policy. Consider entering your artwork that has previously exhibited at CCC as long as the piece(s) did not receive a Ribbon or Cash award there. For those that submitted before the original deadline, you can change your entries or add more pieces up to the limit of 4. 

Gainor is creating a program for the show. Please send a jpeg of your first entry to You can reuse the original application forms linked below. 

Winners will be announced with awards at the June 9th CCC Reception, 5-8:00PM. Any questions should be directed to Dore' Anderson, VP-Events, at or 813-444-8835. 

Arts Council 2.0 Survey

posted May 12, 2017, 12:51 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:31 AM ]

We need the residents of Hillsborough County to tell us what the next version of the Arts Council should look like. That means we need creatives, cultural workers, arts supporters, teachers and parents to tell us what the Arts Council should continue doing and what we need to change. What kinds of programs would serve your needs? 

Take this survey and tell us what you think — about what we do now and what you would like us to do. 

Annual Members Show "Artists: The Soul of the Community"

posted May 9, 2017, 3:25 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:33 AM ]

North Tampa Arts League artists are making their final preparations for our annual members show "Artists: The Soul of the Community". The show is hosted at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Located at 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618, the show will occupy both floors of the main theater. Our art will be on display from May 30th - June 28th. Join us at the show's reception on Friday, June 9th from 5pm - 8pm where you can meet our member artists, view their works and learn about their process. Read about it at Creative Loafing

Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Art Invasion Reception

posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:17 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:33 AM ]

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. 

Bug's Splatter Gallery Opening Reception

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:20 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:34 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" ( 

NTAL Downtown Arts Invasion

posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:09 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 3:11 PM ]

North Tampa Arts League has the unique opportunity to exhibit our members’ artwork at the Bamboozle Café in downtown Tampa at 516 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602. A well-known Tampa Restaurant specializing in fresh, healthy Southeast Asian Food, Bamboozle has extensive exposure to the art buying public. This opportunity is open to all paid NTAL Active Members to exhibit their art that can be hung on the wall.  Attached is the Call to Artists, please read the terms (they are a little different from our other shows), How To Apply and be sure to meet the deadlines. Space and sizes are limited so be sure to get your entry in ASAP. 


Application Deadline:                   February 12, 2017 
Art Drop-off:                                 Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:30 am - 9:00 am 
Opening Reception:                      Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm 
Art Pickup:                                    Saturday, April 1, 2017, TBD 

First Members Show For 2017

posted Jan 19, 2017, 2:01 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 12:37 PM by Dave Beebe ]

The North Tampa Arts League (NTAL) invites the public to experience their first Membership Show of 2017 hosted at the Bug’s Splatter Gallery.  The gallery is located at 5718 6th St., Zephryhills, FL 33542 and its owner, Fran Byers, is also a member artist. 

Please join us at our opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2016. The public will have the opportunity to meet our artists and discuss their work. This show will run through the month of February. 

Twenty-three NTAL Members will display approximately 58 pieces of original art created in a variety of mediums including: oil, acrylic, pastels, sculpture, mixed media and photography.

Over the past dozen years, the mission of NTAL has been to develop and support the arts to make North Tampa a more vibrant art community. It is our objective to work with the community to provide educational opportunities and assist our members to grow as artists through the sharing of ideas, formal classes, and NTAL sponsored art events.

Questions concerning the event can be addressed to Fran Byers at 813-355-4806 or at The gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm. 

Call To Artists - Bug's Splatter Gallery

posted Dec 25, 2016, 3:14 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 12:37 PM ]

Call to Artists for our new show at the Bug's Splatter Gallery in Zephyrhills. Fran Byers, Gallery Owner and NTAL member, has been gracious to open her gallery to NTAL members for the month of February, 2017. This show is open to all members, the cost is $10 for three (3) pieces, maximum size 20"x24" each. Please review the attached documents. 

Bug’s Splatter Gallery
5718 Sixth Street, Zephyrhills, Florida 33542 

  • JANUARY 18, 2017 Application Deadline (extended)
  • JANUARY 28, 2017 Artwork Drop-off at the Gallery
  • FEBRUARY 4, 2017 Opening Reception
  • FEBRUARY 25, 2017 Artwork Pick-up
  • Call to Artists
  • Show Application
  • Indemnity Agreement
Thank you for your participation in our NTAL events,

NTAL Board of Directors
Dave Beebe, Show Coordinator
Jan Roser, 2nd Vice President - Events & Programs

December Monthly Meeting: Holiday Party

posted Nov 27, 2016, 9:07 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Compton Park, 16101 Compton Drive, Tampa 33647 

All members and one guest are invited to the Annual NTAL Christmas Party. NTAL will be providing party trays, tea, coffee & water. You are asked to bring a side item or dessert to share.  (Unfortunately Compton Park no longer allows us to have alcohol on the premises.)

Please RSVP email to:

There will be games and a Gift Exchange; you must bring a gift to get a gift. ($10 maximum, gift may be non-art related. Must be new, not a re-gift, something you would like to have.)

Our Elves are also planning a surprise game called Box Kisses! Come join us to celebrate the season!!!

November 17 General Meeting Minutes

posted Nov 18, 2016, 11:44 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

Welcome: Lynn welcomed our new members Helen Pelican, Donald Evans, Patti Touchtone, Bill Bellgraph, Diane Harm, and Rosa Torremocha. and visitors Sally Yoder, Rose Singleton and Christian Howard. 

Thanks went out to: Paula Noblitt and Joan Supkay for the Featured Artist event. And Dotty Banker for Plein Air Somewhere. 

Congratulations to Hernie Vann for winning the Featured Artist. 

Good News and Happenings: Pat Beebe had 3 works accepted in the Brandon Square Off.

Marie Schadt has work accepted in the Artisans In The Garden show in Tallahassee. 

Joan Garcia’s piece in OPA sold. 

Lynn had an Article in the St. Pete Times covering her Jimmie B. Keel Library show. Also 4 pieces were
accepted for the Randy Higbee Gallery show in Costa Mesa, Calif. 

Officers’ Report:  
Secretary’s Report: Board Minutes for November are available at the NTAL website.
Treasurer’s Report: Membership - 60. Bank Balance - $2,083.42.
1st. VP Report: Changes for Featured Artist procedure will be reviewed in January. One change was
announced. Members who are selected for Featured Artist may not participated in selection for 12
2nd VP Report: NTAL will have a show at Bamboozle in March, and a show at Bug’s Splatter in
February. Volunteer opportunities are available for these events.

Committee Reports: 

Holiday Party: December 7, 6-8 at Compton Park. Bring a dish and beverage of choice. Tea, water and
coffee will be served. No alcohol allowed at Compton Park events. Marie and John will provide
entertaining games.

Announcements: Condolences go out regarding Mary Ellen Bitner. Service will be held Saturday Nov.
19, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. 

Carly will be doing demos at AOE for their customer appreciation day December 10. 

Blick currently has 60% discounts on custom printing and framing Nov. 25 – 27. 

Art Magazines available for free at LEC. 

Program: Gaston McKenzie Demonstration. He is a world traveled and renown watercolor artist with an
architecture background. He used to live in London now holds Plein Air events and classes locally and at
the Life Enrichment Center. Members participated in a watercolor project using Gaston’s technique. 

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