Membership News

Gainor Roberts’ won 2nd place for Divine Spiral No. 3 in her Divine Spiral Series now showing in the month of March at the CARROLLWOOD CULTURAL CENTER. This is a special exhibit by the Cultural Center following TESA’s show there in February. The theme of the show is The Divine Collective, and here is Gainer’s winning piece:

Here are the winners that were announced at the opening of TESA’s show at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The Juror this year was Evie Zimmer, the new art curator at Carrollwood:

The Best of Show went to Stuart Dwork for his painting “Angry Seas”:

Second Place went to Gainor Roberts for “Cakefest” from her “Sweet Treats Series”:
Third Place went to Len Vincenti for “School’s Out”:

Juror’s choices for 5 Honorable Mentions:

Marge Giroux – “Day Lillies”
Carol Zieres – “Safety Harbor Galleria”
Dolores Kaufman – “Eons”
Candy Schultheis – “Tuesday’s Gone”
Lyle Polyak – “Beach Boardwalk”

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa, FL, and the show will be on view in their Theatre Gallery until February 25th. Please take a look, it’s a wonderful show!

Winners of the Largo Library Show

A.J. Miller’s acrylic painting “Mime Overlooks” which won 1st place for Fine Art

Lyle Polyak won 3rd place for his pastel “An Artist’s Credo”

Bettina Schott won 2nd place for her photograph “Fire”

Candy Schultheis’s mixed media “Blackbird Singing” won Best of Show.

Dolores Kaufman’s photograph “Secrets” won 1st place for Fine Art Photography

Gene Norris 3rd Place for his Photograph “Boats in a Fog”

Michael Davis won 2nd place for his pastel “Pinellas Point”

Gene Norris won 2nd place in photography for his monochromatic photograph “A Glass Menagerie” at the Sterling Gallery’s MASTERPIECES EXHIBIT in August:

Glass Sculptures with neutral Background


Dolores Kaufman won 3rd place for her photograph “JOB” at the Tampa Museum of Photography’s INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT in the Category: Documentary/Social and Political Photojournalism:

HERE are the WINNING ARTISTS at this year’s TESA Member show at Sterling Studios & Gallery:

Karen Baker was awarded 1st Place in Painting for her

Karen Baker-First Place

Poppy Field

Dolores Kaufman was also a 1st Place winner in the category of Photography for her Day Into Night: Day Into Night:

Dolores Kaufman-First Place

Bettina Schott won 2nd Place twice: once for her painting Window View, and a second time for her photograph Water: Window View Water

Water by Bettina WINDOW VIEW byBettina 18x24 acrylic mixed media

Ben Cardoso was awarded 3rd Place for his mixed media painting The Early Bird Gets The Worm:

BEN CARDOSO-The Early Bird Gets the Worm

The Early Bird Gets The Worm

And Eugene Norris also won 3rd Place for his photograph Red Ti:


HONORABLE MENTIONS went to the following artists:

Polly Berlin for her acrylic painting Tidal Pond #2

Don Silvestri for his oil painting Pile On

Laura Vincenti for her acrylic/mixed media Portal

Len Vincenti for for his acrylic painting Rising, and

Stuart Dwork for his oil on wood painting At The Brink:

At The Brink

Stuart Dwork

And last but not least BEST OF SHOW went to Kristin Santucci for her oil painting Emma


A. J. Miller won 1st Place in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in the Graphics division for his intaglio print Give My Regards to Frogway:

A.J.Miller-Give My Regards_n

Gainor Roberts won 2nd place in the North Tampa Arts League Member show at Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa for her painting Somewhere The Sun is Shining:

Gainor Roberts 2nd Place

Somewhere The Sun is Shining

Nancy Lauby was juried in at PAVA’s 29th Annual Cool Art Show, July 15th & 16th at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. Her piece is titled Mermaid:

Nancy Lauby at PAVA


Four TESA members won prizes at the Pinellas Art Society’s Monthly Show.

Tony Lauby won 2nd Place for Safety Harbor Bridge:

Tony Lauby 2nd -Safety Harbor Bridge-

Nancy Lauby won 3rd Place for Morning Swim:

Nancy Lauby 3rd Place PP Art Society

Gene Norris & LeRoySchreiner both won Merit Awards for Ripples #1 and Ybor City:

GeneNorris Ripples #1

Ripples #1

LeRoy Schreiner - Ybor City

Ybor City




Ben Cardoso won the Members Choice Award at the at the Annual Members Meeting for his painting “Irma and Her Sisters”

Leslie Jeffery had 2 paintings juried in at Studio 620 in downtown ST. Pete (620 1st Ave. S). The exhibit is hosted by Florida Artist Group Area IV, and the opening reception will be April 14th during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk:


Small Flock of Flamingos

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Another painting was SOLD, this time by Sandy Butterfield. The title is “Beautiful Greece”.


Another show to see this month will be “Inspired by Nature Visions of Five Artists” at ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton. The artists showing are Kris Gregg, Nancy Lauby, William Lauby, Tony Lauby, and Karen Baker. Correction to poster!!! The opening reception is April 19th! And the show will be on view until May 11th.

Leslie Jeffery also has an exhibition at the TECO Public Art Gallery from March 1-April 30 (M-F 9-5), located at 702 N. Franklin St (directly across from the Tampa Theatre). And here is one of the paintings in her show that SOLD:

“Five Eggs”

Another painting sold was “Herons Nest”:

Don Silvestri was juried into the National Art Encounter show held at the Punta Gorda Visual Art Center in March and the painting he entered, “Bucks County” was SOLD in April: