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

Currently on Exhibit at City Hall - 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 into 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
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Currently On Exhibit at The Library - Sharon De Vore

For most of her life, Sharon De Vore's artistic expression was physical. She has had a great appreciation for art all her life & been to galleries all over the world. Because Sharon is a self-taught artist, she feels that she learned from each painting she saw from childhood to present. Several times in her life she did dabble some in oils, & for many years, sold hundreds of her black lacquer mola boxes. One of her oil paintings did win an award. Then in 1986 she took up photography & saw the world through her camera in a different way; an artistic way instead of strictly documentary. Sharon’s won several awards for her photography, & her first showing came in Clearwater, FL on January 31, 1996 at Morton Plant Hospital’s well known gallery. For the first time in the 20+ years of the art shows, CBS news came to interview Sharon & film her photographs as they were being hung. She was featured on their weekly TV show “What’s Good for Tampa Bay”. Sharon has sold many many of her photographs.

Then in the summer of 2002 Sharon & her now deceased husband, Frank Gonzalez, bought a home in Ozark. A few months later in November, Arkansas’s mountains & beauty, much like Panama’s, inspired Sharon to start painting with acrylics. Since then she has sold many acrylics & many have won awards. The Panama Canal Museum, a National Museum, & the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum each have several of Sharon’s paintings in their permanent collection. “It is like a dam has opened, & I have found a way to express the beauty I see on canvas for others to enjoy.

For more information about Sharon and her work, visit her Facebook, Art Wanted or Zazzle pages.

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Currently on Exhibit at the Museum - Birth of a City


Birth of a City
From August to September we will be showcasing our Birth of a City exhibit. Our exhibit is not completely finished yet, we’re expecting it to be complete the beginning of next week. However, we do have paintings from Carol Zieres, Rosemarie Chanin, and Dee Suhr currently on display.

Carol Zieres: For those who don’t know, Carol Zieres is a landscape artist who specializes in architecture and nature. She served in the Army for 30 years and moved 16 times from duty station to duty station including Western Europe. In 1983, when she was stationed in Germany she begin to paint seriously as her love for watercolor grew. Carol found her inspiration through Europe’s beautiful scenery: old churches, windmills, castles, etc. Since claiming Safety Harbor as her home, Carol enjoys painting scenes of “Olde Florida.”

Rosemarie Chanin:
Rosemarie has had an eye for art since the age of fourteen. She has attended various art institutions and received a Fine Arts associates and Bachelor degree. Under her prestigious mentor, Rught Smaul Rosemarie has developed her own impressionistic-representational style. Rosemarie has stressed that her goal is to “communicate her joy in all of god’s creation.” Thus, her inspiration for painting is God’s Word and his unconditional love for his children. Rosemarie paints humanity and the Natural World seen through her eyes with God’s word in mind. Rosemarie spends a lot of her time teaching workshops and classes for both children and adults. Her love for art and incredible contributions to society has led her to join many professional art groups.

Dee Suhr: Dee developed a love for art during her travels to global destinations as she visited museums, temples, mosques, and art galleries. Dee developed her inspiration from a local artist and from watching the beautiful natural environment along the water’s edge from land and the sailboats anchored on Tampa Bay. Dee typically uses a soft-colorful palette in landscape, floral and people paintings. Her goal is to give the viewer a sense of place, peace and job. As she captures the essence of the beauty and history in her watercolor images.




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