It's Time for the Westchase Holiday Market

The eight annual Westchase Holiday Market will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 10 am until 5 pm at the Westchase Golf Club located at 11602 Westchase Golf Drive. All net proceeds from the event, along with ticket sales from special raffles and silent auctions, will be donated directly to Autism Speaks. Last year’s Market raised over $4600 for this great charity. 
 
This year’s event promises to be exciting for all ages! Santa will arrive to hear wish lists and pose for pictures from 1 pm until 4 pm. “Best of Show,” 1st and 2nd juried prizes will be judged and awarded. Artists will demonstrate their work and you can grab a tasty bite from the grill at the beautiful Westchase Golf Club while listening to fabulous holiday music from Rockatar Music Academy from 2 pm until 3 pm and John Barr, Classical Guitar from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. And, there will be face painters from 12 pm until 4 pm. 
 
Let’s not forget the shopping! You’re sure to find the perfect gift to complete your holiday list. Original paintings, photography, jewelry, and sculpture, along with handmade craft items such as wine bottle art, crocheting, clothing, glassware, and woodworking are among the many types of artwork that you can expect to find. 
 
Raffles and silent auctions this year will include incredible prizes from members of the Westchase Artists Society, as well as generous donations from the Tampa Bay Rays, The Florida Aquarium,  C & C Painting, Lowry Park Zoo, Clearwater Aquarium, Dali Museum, to name only a few! A special thank you to our sponsors: Global Imaging Systems, Anne Hart of Florida Executive Realty, and Westchase Artists Society. 
 
Join the Westchase Artists Society as they ring in the holiday season! 

Jennifer Lukas Joyner Solo Show at the Upper Tampa Bay Library

Library Art Show: Jennifer Joyner’s solo photography show titled “Look Closer: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”, will be held at the Upper Tampa Bay Library gallery from February 1st through March 31st. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, February 4, from 3:30-5:30 in the gallery. Everyone is invited to attend. 

The show will feature landscapes as well as cityscapes, with many new pieces in the collection. Joyner’s goal as a photographer has always been to seek out a different perspective, to take an ordinary subject and find the magic in it, or to take a famous subject and find the uniqueness of it. 

Our Members at the Dick Blick Grand Opening

Some of our artists did demonstration about their work and the products they use at the Grand Opening Dick Blick. We got to share with the community of artist our knowledge and celebrate the opening of the art store. Thank you to all the member that always support us and to all Dick Blick who offer us the opportunity. 

Judy Freeman sharing her clay knowledge

Wetchase Artists Society presents The 10 Years Anniversary Show

Come join the party!

The members of the Westchase Artists Society invite you to join them as they celebrate the club’s tenth anniversary.  The latest group show being hosted by the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library.  The Westchase Artists Society is made up of visual artists interested in furthering the art community in the Westchase area and all of Tampa Bay.  The exhibit will feature painting, photography, sculpture and much more!

You are invited to meet the area artists and celebrate with them at their opening reception, which will include music, refreshments, and giveaways.  

    Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

    Location: Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library  

     11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 

         813.273.3652

    

How do I become a Westchase Artists Society member?

Membership

Who can join the Westchase Artists Society?
The Westchase Artists Society is open to all types of visual artists and art lovers in the Westchase and Upper Tampa Bay area.

How do I become a Westchase Artists Society member? 
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Westchase Artists Society, come check out a monthly meeting, fill out an application form, and pay your $25 annual dues. It's just that simple.

What are the benefits of becoming a member? 
Participate in the meetings. Participate in the Westchase Artists Society group shows. Access the Google group discussions. Post one picture of your artwork and a link to your site on the Westchase Artists Society website. Be part of the art critiques and seminars. Share your artwork with a group artists and enjoy being an artist.

What are the responsibilities of the Westchase Artists Society Members? 
Attend meetings. Participate in activities. Volunteer for Westchase Artists Society events.

How many times can I visit the group before I become a member? You are welcome to attend meetings without becoming registered members, but you will miss out on all the great benefits of membership and you will not be able to participate in group shows.

New Site. New Blog!

The Westchase Artists Society is launching its new website in April 2016. With the new website, we will say goodbye to our old blog at http://westchaseartists.blogspot.com/ and welcome to our new website blog. But if you still want to read the old one, it will still be live for a period of time.