City Galleries

City Galleries Application
Artists who are interested in having their work displayed in a City Gallery should fill out the application (PDF).
Michael Davis TESA
Carol Zieres TESA

Currently on Exhibit at City Hall - TESA


TESA, or The Exhibiting Society of Artists is a vibrant community of professional Tampa Bay artists founded 15 years ago. Exhibiting art in public and corporate venues is the society’s primary focus. TESA artists currently exhibit annually in various prominent high-profile venues throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Michael Davis
Michael Davis began to study and produce works of art in 1999. He has studied abstract painting, collage, fluid acrylic, pastel and figure drawing at the Morean Art Center, the Pinellas Park Art Center and Dazzio Art Experience and has taken private instruction in pastel and oil painting. Michael works with the human figure in pastel or pen and ink and also produces pastel landscapes and abstract works in heavy body acrylic or fluid acrylic.

To contact Michael, email davisbmo@tampabay.rr.com

Carol Zieres
Carol Zieres, a resident of Safety Harbor Florida, hails from the “Empire State,” New York, where she was born and raised in upstate New York near Utica. Her specialty is Watercolor painting in which she has turned many of her colorful landscape paintings in to postcards of her favorite scenes portraying “Olde Florida.” Two of her Florida landscape paintings were featured on the front cover of the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce business directories (2013 – 2014), a nationally circulated publication.

To contact Carol, email carolzieres@yahoo.com

Stuart Dwork
Stuart works in many styles and subjects reflected from his experiences and travels around the world. His work has been in many private collections and published works, including International magazine covers. For more information or to see a catalog of Stuart’s paintings contact him by phone at 727-593-4391 or by e-mail. Custom artwork offered for your particular requirements.

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Currently On Exhibit at The Library - Michael Braudis

Michael Braudis is a 15 year old self taught artist from Clearwater, Florida. In October, 2014, at the age of 13, a spark went off and Michael found his passion for drawing people. His medium of choice at this time was colored pencil. Realizing how much he loved drawing he continued practicing until he could perfectly capture his subjects image, with a special fondness for the story behind their eyes. Community members started commissioning him to draw portraits of their family members, friends and pets and his business grew! Michael started filming the process of his drawings, speeding them up and putting them on YouTube as speed drawings.

Michael is a former Safety Harbor Middle School student and a current freshman at Calvary Christian High School. He has recently become inspired by his Art teacher, Kristen Neufarth and his mentor Lindsay Rapp to start painting, with a focus on water and things of the sea, which is theme for this show. He had the privilege of working with Lindsay at her Gallery in Philadelphia this past summer. Starting with Acrylic paint Michael quickly moved on to Oil, which provides a deeper and richer color palette.

In 2016 Michael won a Silver Key Award from the Scholastic Art Competition; as well as The Award of Excellence in the Mainsail Art Show in St. Petersburg, Florida.

When not creating art, Michael enjoys playing tennis, going on Mission Trips, riding roller coasters and hanging out with his family and friends.

Michael is available for commissions.

To contact Michael, email kbraudis@gmail.com

Stuart Dwork TESA

Currently on Exhibit at the Museum - TESA

Stuart Dwork
Painting and art has been Stuart’s first love since age 7. Stuart graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Cooper Union is the only tuition-free, merit only admission college in the U.S. Stuart served two years in the military. A painting of two soldiers created at this time was displayed in the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Many years later, this painting was recommended as a postage stamp. Most of Stuart’s career was spent as a creative director in a top ten ad agency on Madison Avenue NYC and later went on to run his own creative art business. Stuart works in many styles and subjects reflected from his experiences and travels around the world. His work has been in many private collections and published works, including International magazine covers. For more information or to see a catalog of Stuart’s paintings contact him by phone at 727-593-4391 or by e-mail. Custom artwork offered for your particular requirements.

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