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🎨 Supporting public art, murals & youth art initiatives in Tampa & St. Pete
Dec 1, 2018Read More
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM.
Enjoy sips, sweets & jewels to support Tampa Regional Artists, an organization in the heart Hyde Park that provides opportunities for artists of all skill levels and art enthusiasts.
20% of proceeds benefit our mission of promoting artistic excellence and art appreciation by providing a permanent gallery space for education, exhibition opportunities, outreach activities and fellowship for artists and the Tampa Bay Area community.
This is a GREAT event to meet and mingle with other TRA members! Please invite your friends to learn what this neighborhood organization is all about.
Stay tuned for more surprises!
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Our annual Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes show was judged this year by Largo artist Sylvia Shanahan, whose work can be seen at at Woodfield Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL Dunedin Fine Art Center Gift Shop and her studio in Dunedin, FL to name a few. Her affiliations include The Akron Society of Artists, Creative Artists Guild, Beach Art Center, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, The Morean Art Center and The Institute of Creative Arts where she teaches oil painting, colored pencil and private classes.
"This show was judged initially with a point system that rated each piece from 0-10 in three categories: A) Mastery of Medium B) Presentation C) Wow Factor. Each was tallied and then pieces with the highest composite scores were looked at, looked at again and prizes were selected at that point. Thank you for asking me to judge your show and seeing your wonderful artwork.”
Come on out to the Old Hyde Park Art Center to check out this show about Landscapes in all its forms from plein heir to abstraction! We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12-3PM (Closed Mondays)
"California Courtyard" by Joanna Karpay (Pastel)
"Bend in the Withalacoochee" by David Fitzgerald (Oil)
Without further ado the winners....
Third Place: "Chassahowitzka # 5" by Donna Morrison (Watercolor)
Honorable Mention: "Enchanted Forest" by Leigh Bohne (Digital)
Honorable Mention: "Early Morning Rain” by Diane Radel (Acrylic)
Honorable Mention: "Waves # 1" by Marie Rice (Oil)
Only in Florida Show is our first Florida themed show. Diverse landscapes, palm trees, flamingos, oranges and more. If its in Florida, it is in this all media show! It was judged by Tampa artist Tim Gibbons known for his Funky as a Monkey Art Studio that presents his and other local artists in shows at Pinellas Ale Works and Hidden Springs Ale Works. Tim has taught art at many local centers including Hyde Park Art Studio for 28 years and The Life Enrichment Center for 20 years to name a couple. Here's Tim's sum up of our show:
“This show "Only in Florida" has a cool Florida vitality and fun professionalism. A strong presence that exudes a coherent force of color, form and imagination. A wonderful show for all to see and absorb. It lets Florida shine."
Come on out to the Old Hyde Park Art Center to check out this show about our Sunshine State! We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12-3PM (Closed Mondays) There will be an award reception at our membership meeting on Thursday August 9th at 7PM with a demo by Ashley Cassens to follow. Need not be a member to come and check us out.
"It's a box" by Doug Sutherland (Oil)
"A wonderful use of color."
Honorable Mention: "Panhandle Pines" by Joanna Karpay (Pastels)
"Florida's Panhandle, great colors."
"First Run" by Rick Waldbart (Metal Sculpture)
"A fun 3-D piece."
Without further ado the winners....
All of Tim's feedback about the winners is with each image.
Honorable Mention: "Collapse" by Leigh Bohne (Oil)
"Florida swamp, yes."
Third Place: "Futch's Pride" by Jack Yontz (Wood)
"Florida in a BOX, wow."
Honorable Mention: "Gulf Showers" by Donna Morrison (Watercolor)
"Rainy Florida watercolor"
TRA is helping our pals out at Thornhill Foundation for the Arts by sharing their call for artists and vendors for their 2nd Annual Art LAB. Here artists will paint for a live audience with a set theme and the public will get the chance to vote for a People's Choice! There will be other local artists and vendors as well to get the whole family involved with arts activities at the lovely Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa, underneath the shade of the oak trees on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11 am – 3 pm.
Deadline to enter is 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Fin, Fur and Feathers is our annual animal kingdom themed show. This year it was judged by Clearwater artist Lorraine Ulen. Lorraine is an award winning artist and is one of the founding members of Art Trysts, a working artist studio in Clearwater, FL that offers open studio, multi-day workshops and ongoing weekly classes.
“My world is a constant dance of color, light, texture, form, and the ever-shifting balance between them. My art explores that dance, that balance, and expresses the visceral connection I feel with each subject. It celebrates what I've found in each subject that compelled me to paint and invites the viewer to cut in on the dance..."
Without further ado the winners....
All of Lorraine's feedback about the winners is with each image.
First Place: "Green Peafowl" by John Guiseppi (Colored Pencil)
"This is a well-executed, elegant piece that cleverly and skillfully uses a limited palette and value range. It has an old-world feel, and evokes thoughts of beautifully detailed tapestries."
2nd Place: "Great Blue Close Up" by Donna Morrison (Watercolor)
"This watercolor piece has amazing energy and depicts the raw power of the bird through the use of both bold color and confident strokes."
Third Place: "The Colonel-Pride of Ybor" by Lynn Rattray (Oil)
"I was initially drawn to the brightly colored face and comb of this rooster, but the many colors of white in the feathers are what sold this piece. The artist has kept a good balance between the brights and whites through the use of the many pops of color in the background and grasses."
"Blue Eyed Muse" by Rick Waldbart (Metal Sculpture)
"An incredibly creative use of found materials and impressive artistic vision."
"Crowned Heads" by Ralph Lopez (Watercolor)
"The artist uses delicate washes and suggestions of detail in the background to allow the cranes to be the stars. I was impressed by the skilled application of mixed black and the way the artist moved it subtly from cool hues to warm."
"Circle B Bar Reserve" by Geoff Poole (Photograph)
"An exceptional capture! It takes a skilled photographer to capture a crisp action shot of this nature."
"Deep Ocean Octopus" by Joanna Karpay (Acrylic)
"Excellent use of design and color to evoke the natural movement of the octopus."
"Don Quixote" by Deb Biasetti (Watercolor)
"This is a delightful painting that uses color, perspective and fun techniques to infuse humor into the piece. It dares you not to smile!"
Forms, Lines and Colors (oh, my) was our first abstract, abstracted and abstract expressionist show. It was judged by St. Petersburg artist Nathan Beard. Nathan was a recent recipient of the Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist grant and recently unveiled his "Kintsugi Scrolls" at the former Gulf Coast Museum in Largo at their Emerging Artists New Work Exhibit in October 2017. According to Nathan, his work:
"...is an abstract representation of the fleeting moments of my everyday life and is based upon a recollection of the sensations, colors and spaces I perceived in those moments. I am inspired by the density and variety of Floridian flora and am conceptually drawn to interweaving layers and its metaphorical application to memory recall and moments of time."
Without further ado....
All of Nathan's feedback about the winners is with each image.
First Place: "The Quiet Place" by Audrey Ewing (Acrylic)
"Ewing’s painting takes some time to reveal itself. It is like a vague memory of a special moment, sketched in faintly, and we can really feel the artist searching for both the image and her expression. Ewing is not afraid to take risks and, like our minds or like great poetry, her piece is at once both unclear and very clear. This is abstract painting at its best: mysterious, risky, selective, and beautiful."
2nd Place: "Genesis" by Gina Stark (Acrylic)
"The evidence of intent is quite amazing in this painting. Normally, the drip and splatter technique is used with wild abandon, but Stark’s ability to carefully build form with complementary hues, suspended in space, while maintaining the energy of the technique is very impressive in this small work."
Third Place: "Random Intent II" by Sue Downes Allen (Acrylic)
"Downes Allen has created a very strong painting, notable for its definition of space and movement. With a brilliant use of translucent layers, strong contrasts and experimental techniques, the atmosphere she creates is both subtle and tense."
"Kintsugi" by Natalie Shear (Mixed Media)
"This is an emotionally complex piece that expresses several moments of time in one image. Kintsugi is a Japanese technique used to fix broken ceramics, rendering the repaired object more beautiful than the original because its history is exposed. From this work, we are led to believe that something broke, that it has been repaired, but cannot be completely sure what has been mended – the relationship or the artist’s heartache? This piece is a beautiful poem about love and loss."
"Shadow Dance" by Mary Mirabal
"Mirabal’s use of color is strong and the resolution with which she paints is very admirable. Her composition is well-defined, her application of paint decisive and the way her work is finished and prepared for exhibit is excellent."
"Orange Agate" by Frances Babb
Babb’s use of a complementary color scheme in this painting is used wonderfully and she has explored the entire palette of red and greens with ease. The different scales of her shapes make for a dynamic composition and the loose way in which she renders them helps transform her source of inspiration into something much more personal and poetic."