City Galleries

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Artists who are interested in having their work displayed in a City Gallery should fill out the application (PDF).
Safety Harbor City Galleries
Harriet Monzon-Aguirre

Harriet Monzon-Aguirre Oil Painting

library artist halldor

Halldor (Hal) K. Sigurdsson

Currently on Exhibit at the Museum

TESA Art Gallery

The Exhibiting Society of Artists. TESA is a “not-for-profit organization", of up-and-coming fine artists, and established masters, banding together to show their works in public art exhibitions. Join us for a night of local art, food, music, vendors and more. 

TESA  Art Gallery Open House, January 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
Art on Display January 19 - March 26, 2023

Youth Art Month starts March 21st and runs through April. Art will be on display April 1 - April 30, 2023. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday from 11am-4pm.

Currently on Exhibit at City Hall

Harriet Monzon-Aguirre Oil Painting
January - March 2023

Harriet Monzon-Aguirre was born in England in 1987 but spent her early childhood and formative years on the Caribbean Island of Barbados. She earned scholarships to study an International Baccalaureate at the United World College (UWC-USA) in New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree at Earlham College, Indiana, before completing her Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University in the UK. Her international background and education have greatly influenced her artistic practice and left a colorful imprint. 

Harriet moved to Tampa Bay in 2011 and has been a resident of Safety Harbor for the past six years. During this time, she set aside her artistic practice and put her attention on family. Harriet’s reignited ambition is to become a prominent artist in the Tampa Bay area by painting oil reflections of the Florida landscapes and seascapes, and to capture the inherent beauty in her surroundings. She is currently a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center, and her work is on permanent display at the Tides Market in downtown Safety Harbor. When she is not painting in her studio, she is enjoying exploring nature or playing on the beach with her three children and loving husband. 

Artist Statement: Longing to belong is the perpetual brushstroke in my artistic practice. My creative process connects me to nature and roots me to my environment. I go on adventures both intimate and grand, from neighborhood walks admiring Safety Harbor’s bayscapes to exploring State Parks and experiencing ‘the Real Florida’. Camera at the ready, I take reference photographs, return to my home studio and re-immerse myself in that scenery by painting with oils. Inspired by luminist landscape paintings, I use thin layers and blend my brushstrokes to capture the essence of the scenery. My goal is to express the emotions felt when connecting with my surroundings. Highlighting the beauty of each scene I paint, from the reflected clouds on mirror still water to the protective mangroves, reminds us to have a deeper appreciation for nature. 

Harriet Monzon-Aguirre
Bahia Studios 650 2nd Ave N Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Currently on Exhibit at the Library

Halldor (Hal) K. Sigurdsson
January - March 2023

Halldor is a high-end digital imaging artist and award-winning photographer who has worked on thousands of images for major publications such as Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, and Brides throughout his career. A printer by vocation, he has a NY School of Printing diploma in Journalism and an Associate of Applied Science degree from NYC Technical College in Lithography. Halldor began his photographic journey in 1960s as a photographer and editor for his High School newspaper, magazine, and yearbook. During his time, he had the opportunity to photograph Marlo Thomas, Dr. Salk, Geraldo Rivera, and other celebrities. Halldor has spent a year in Thailand, two years in Iceland, and many years exploring the US taking thousands of photographs during his journeys. Until recently, Halldor volunteered at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site as a contributing event and project photographer. He resides in Holiday, Florida with his wife, Frances. 

Interested in purchasing one of his framed photos?
Contact: Halldor Sigurdsson for pricing

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More Information

For more information about the City Galleries, email Christine McWilliams or call 727-724-1562 ext. 1504.