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).
WeissArt

Currently on Exhibit at the Library

Folly Farm Nature Preserve


Folly Farm is a 9-acre nature sanctuary and nature wildlife refuge located in beautiful Safety Harbor. This oasis offers free amenities: mile hiking trail, community and butterfly gardens, a Little Free Library, tree huggers and spinners. All are welcome - hikers, dog walkers, joggers, bird watchers, families with children. This piece of paradise was donated by George and Lucille Weiss and is open to the public dawn to dusk.


Duck Stamps

Eighty-five years ago, the first federal duck stamp was issued, beginning an era of conservation, collaboration, and - in at least one family – fraternal competition. Every migratory waterfowl hunter age 16 and older in the United States must purchase a $25, 1 ¾ x 1 ½-inch duck stamp to be properly licensed. The stamp also serves as a free admission pass to National Wildlife Refuges. Over 1 million stamps are sold every year, most of them slipped into waterproof bags and unceremoniously shoved into pockets and glove compartments. However, a rising number of stamps are purchased by non-hunters who stick them on cars and laptops; some even frame them.

Why do people buy these stamps if they don’t hunt? It’s for the birds, of course.

In 1934, during the Great Depression, conservationists and naturalists became concerned about the increasing destruction of wetlands vital to the survival of waterfowl. At the considerable encouragement of Jay “Ding” Darling, a cartoonist, artist, and conservationist, Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act, aka the “Duck Stamp Act.”

This act made the possession of a stamp mandatory for hunters of migratory waterfowl and created a fund for the proceeds of those stamps. Ninety-eight cents of every dollar raised from the sale of duck stamps is used to purchase and conserve waterfowl habitat. The program has raised over $800 million and protected over 6.5 million acres of wetlands since the passing of the Duck Stamp Act.




ShawnDellExhibit

Currently On Exhibit at City Hall
Shawn Dell

Shawn Dell Joyce painted and drew all her and was raised on her family’s citrus farm in the Rio Grande Valley. She worked on the farm most of her life, and thought she would take over from her grandparents when an unseasonable freeze killed off her family’s orchards and the farm was sold. The young woman moved North and studied painting and drawing at the University of North Texas. After graduation in 1986 she began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area, and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists including Jeff Koons, Mark Kostabi, and Ronnie Cutrone. Working for other artists was a greater education than college, so Shawn Dell began to look for other artists to apprentice.

 Her love of the landscape called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she studied the work of Hudson River School artists from the 1800s. Shawn Dell began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000 throughout the Hudson Valley. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School.  Almost twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. During this period, she was executive director of the Wallkill River School of Art, a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of preserving agricultural history while creating economic opportunity for local artists. The Wallkill River School continues to bring cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. She is still honored as founder and on the board of directors.

Shawn Dell's Website

Caroline Karp Art

Currently on Exhibit at the Museum

Caroline Karp


Caroline Karp has a lifelong love of painting, travel, nature and reflection. Her wellspring of passion helps her to create both beautiful artwork and experiences. Just as the poet defines beauty in his writing, Caroline captures it in her artwork. Much of her work begins outside (Plein Aire) typically while traveling to beautiful vistas. She then adds finishing touches in her studio. There is an imaginative and magical element to her work. It has been called hauntingly beautiful. She enjoys studying ideas and learning about different topics through creating series paintings.

Numerous works of hers can be seen in homes and businesses nationwide and in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Germany and France. One notable sale was a series of her sunflowers sold to Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.

Caroline earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida State University. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. Caroline Is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and Lucky Cat Yoga and a registered Music Together Teacher. With more than 30 years of experience teaching fine art to children and adults, Caroline has combined her passions of teaching, painting and yoga to offer painting and yoga experiences. her work has been exhibited in the Hyde Park Art Gallery, Syd Entel Gallery, Gallery AIA, Gala Corina, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Safety Harbor Spa, Tommy Bahama, Taste Café, Railroad Square, White Orchid Yoga Studio, and at the United Yoga and Art Holiday show in downtown Tampa. Caroline also participants in Street Painting Festivals throughout Florida (Hyde Park, Safety Harbor, Wiregrass and Sarasota). She has been a featured artist in art/yoga workshops such as “Inspired: A Study of the Chakras through Yoga and Art” and “Flower Power” organized by nationally recognized yogis.

She is a member of the Florida Chalk Artists Association, Gulf Coast Artist Association, and The Exhibiting Artist’s Society. Caroline can most often be found painting in nature or in her beautiful art studio in Tampa.

AWARD
• Hyde park Chalk Festival 2011 Award of Merri
• Safety Harbor Bloomin Chalk Fest 2011 Runner up

Join us for the Gallery Opening Reception on August 10. 
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More Information
For more information about the City Galleries, email Christine McWilliams or call 727-724-1562 ext. 1504.