Virtual Gallery: Love My City, Best in Show Finalists
Please enjoy the following compilation of the "Best in Show" finalists from our "Love My City" photo contest.
Currently on Exhibit at the Museum
The Bayshores of Safety Harbor
Tour the Museum while enjoying the bayshore art and photography gallery, the history of shells, bay fishing, shark teeth and other coastal treasures. Visit the Museum Friday, May 28th from 6-9pm for our free Bayshores of Safety Harbor Open House.
Currently on Exhibit at City Hall
Glenn Smith Studios
After studying art and painting for four years at Central Michigan University, my artistic aspirations took a backseat to establishing a business career and raising a family. It's only been within the last six years that my passion for art and painting has been renewed. I've been fortunate to have studied under accomplished artists who have encouraged me to continue to pursue my painting in a more serious way. I have since been invited to exhibit my works in public shows and have become active in organizations such as The Dunedin Fine Arts Center, PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists), the Professional Acrylic Artist - USA, and the Mountainside Art Guild. I have begun to sell my paintings and have accepted commission assignments.
The majority of my work is done in heavy body Acrylic paint although I do enjoy the textures and effects that mixed media can create. Creating unique colors that reflect the many moods of nature is one prevalent feature of many of my works. The texture often seen in my paintings is created by applying liberal layers of gesso to the blank canvas or by heavy application of paint with a brush or palette knife.
Nature and the outdoors are often reflected in my paintings. I am an avid hiker and mountain climber. Fly fishing the many rivers and lakes throughout Colorado and kayaking the beautiful streams and marshes in Florida gives me the perfect opportunity to be part of the outdoors. With camera and sketch book in hand I am always searching for that scene or vista that evokes a feeling I want to share and remember. That wonder, that feeling of calm and contentment is what is so rewarding to capture on canvas.
Currently on Exhibit at the Library
Hello, my name is Brittney. I grew up here in Safety Harbor and have developed a growing love for this city. I am still a resident here in Safety Harbor and spend my time reading novels, bathing in the sun, enjoying local parks and creating art. I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember. Art was very therapeutic for me growing up. At this time in my life, it means a lot to me to be able to do the things that bring me joy. I create based on my intuition and how I may be feeling. The current pieces displayed are from different periods of time in my life within the last couple of years.
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For more information about the City Galleries, email Christine McWilliams or call 727-724-1562 ext. 1504.