City Galleries

City Galleries Application

Artists who are interested in having their work displayed in a City Gallery should fill out the application (PDF).
Lourdes Rosa-Rasdall Painting

Currently on Exhibit at City Hall

Lourdes Rosa-Rasdall

Cuban-born artist, Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall has been creating art in one way or another for most of her life, experimenting with different media along the way. Her choice of college brought her to the Tampa Bay area. Falling in love with the area, she never left.

Today, Lourdes is an active multi-disciplinary artist, working in watermedia, kiln-formed glass and mixed media paintings, which often incorporate glass elements. No matter the media, her constant element is a vibrant palette. “Having lived in the tropics my entire live, the world around me is colorful and bright. Nature and animals have been ongoing sources of inspiration… everything that moves and breathes, and the local colors of new places explored. While I am compelled to share the beauty around us, my goal is not to replicate what I see, but to render an interpretation that attempts to capture either the personality of the subject or the mood of the moment.”

Lourdes resides in the Tampa Bay area with her family, where she finds a lot of local inspiration.
Swan Photo 1

Currently On Exhibit at The Library - Sharon Swallwood

Sharon Swallwood, an award-winning photographer, has been interested in photography for most of her life. When she was a child, she was given a camera and has been taking pictures ever since. She developed passions for photography and travel by documenting family events and trips.
Sharon followed her twin passions while pursuing her formal education and teaching career as a college professor. While working, she was still taking photographs that documented the unique and mundane. Since she retired from St. Petersburg College as a Professor Emerata, Sharon has the time to enjoy and share her art. Mainly self-taught, she follows her and collectively entitles her body of work "World Reflections," as her photography reflects the beauty of nature and the wonders that exist in the world. Her works highlights the people, places, and things Sharon encounters during her local, national, and international travel. She captures the essence of every subject as it actually exists, not relying on post production manipulation. The "Abstract Lights" collection is Sharon's interpretation of light and forms combining to focus on form and structure. All pictures are carefully composed within the camera and there is no post production manipulation.

She is the volunteer photographer for the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and also volunteers at other Tampa Bay nonprofits, including the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Safety Harbor Library. She is a member of various photographic clubs and organizations.

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East Meets West Sculpture

Currently on Exhibit at the Museum


East Meets West

East Meets West is envisioned as a vehicle for the promotion of cross-cultural exchange and the bridging of eastern and western aesthetics. Curator Noriko Kuehn chooses artists based on the way their work fuses contemporary and traditional methods of creation and presentation. She has presented East Meets West for six years in both Japan and the United States at galleries, art centers, universities and museums, including Leepa-Rattner Museum, St. Petersburg College, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Duncan McClellan Gallery and Gallery Girasole.

We are pleased to invite you to

East Meets West: Art Exhibition & Demonstration

Artists Reception: Friday March 16, 2018 6-9pm with a demonstration of “One-Stroke Dragon” painting technique by Japanese master Keisuke Teshima at 6:30pm

Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center
329 Bayshore Blvd
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Exhibition on view March 2 – March 31, 2018

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