Tampa Realistic Artists was formed in 1956, by people dedicated to furthering the ideals and principals of fine art, providing services to artists and the community to establish and maintain a permanent Art Gallery in the interest of “Art to Live With”, and to offer art education through exhibitions, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc. for cultural enlightenment in the community. Through our services and education and outreach activities, our objective is to serve artists and to increase the public’s awareness of art.
Donna Morrison, FWS, SWS is going to be joining our team of instructors to lead a watercolor class on Tuesday mornings from 9 am - 12 pm starting in June. The class will be structured for anyone interested in painting, from beginners to advanced students. We can work on class projects as well as individual subject matter. This will be custom fit to meet your personal painting needs. You will need to supply your own materials, but if you want help getting started Donna is more than happy to give you a suggested supply list. The class will be limited to 15 students and has a two tiered cost structure. Students committing to a full month will pay $12/session. Those who want to pay session by session will by $15/session.
Donna is a realistic painter who enjoys subject matter ranging from everything Florida to travels abroad. She competes nationally and was recently named as one of the top ten up and coming watercolor painters in the country to watch by Watercolor Artist Magazine.
Instructor Natalie Collins is offering summer children's classes on drawing and painting skills.
Classes run from June 3- August 7. $10/session, or $30/ month. All materials will be provided.
-Intermediate drawing and painting Ages 11-14 Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
-Beginner drawing and painting Ages 6-10 Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm.
If you have a child of a different age or level, please contact Natalie and we can discuss which day would be best for you.
Please text or email to confirm your child's attendance each week. Call for more information!
Doodad Exhibit: NEW
In keeping with our mission to support arts education, TRA is a sponsor of the Third Annual Doodads Art Competition. This competition, open to all Hillsborough County Public Schools students, involves students repurposing up to 20 wooden cigar boxes in a sculpture (no purses). The artwork will be displayed in the Tampa Bay History Center during the month of May. Mark your calendar for the reception on May 9th. Check out our website. http://doodadoftampa.org
The attached Press Release will be included on Commissioner Murman's website and in her newsletter. Great stuff! Press Release.
TRA needs your help
Your TRA board is thinking ahead to our needs for next year and would like to see more participation from the membership. We need your input and fresh ideas.
Other areas of interest for you -- Building Maintenance — Fundraising --Recording Secretary (typists, please!) - Hospitality Coordinator - Librarian — Historian (scrapbooking anyone?) — always in need of Docents to keep the Center open -
Let’s hear from you all!
Volunteers are the lifeblood our organization. We need your help. We need volunteers for docents and we also we need members for the Board. We have the current open positions.
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Calling all area artists! Attached is the prospectus for the Bay Area Art Show presented by Tampa Regional Artists. $2000 in cash and merchandise awards, with $500 as the Best of Show. This is a Juried exhibit, so entries must be provided in advance of receiving. Our juror this year will be Taylor Ikin. Entries must be postmarked March 29th. Receiving will be May 1-4, receptions and awards May 16.