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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. 

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

March General Meeting Notes

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 3:42 AM ]

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   [ 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. 

February General Meeting Notes

posted Feb 24, 2017, 3:38 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 3:41 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.

January General Meeting Notes

posted Feb 7, 2017, 12:34 PM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 3:39 AM ]

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 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" ( 

1st Quarter Featured Artist Selected

posted Feb 3, 2017, 5:18 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 3:38 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

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. 

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