Membership News

Ben Cardoso is having a show from November 17th through December 9th at St. Pete Artworks.
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:

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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:

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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




The Lauby’s (Bill, Nancy, & Tony), plus Kris Gregg and Teresita Hightower are having a show at the Sterling Art Studios and Gallery in the month of November. See details below:
Leslie Jeffery is having a 2 month solo show “Color & Abstraction” at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in North Tampa. The Opening Reception is on Friday, Nov.10th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Music and wine included. Shown here “ALWAYS WEAR RED”.

Bettina Schott taught inexperienced artists how to paint at a Have Fun, Paint, & Party day, called “Art Takes Flight”, at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center on October 14th from 6-9 PM:


Bettina Schott received 3 awards at the Pinellas Art Society: First Place for her Photography Art Water:Water by Bettina

and both a Merit Award and a Peoples Choice Award for her artwork Joy, an Acrylic Painting on canvas:JOY:Bettina Schott_n

Tony Lauby donated 3 pieces to the Art From The Heart Exhibit and Silent Auction at the Carrollwood Cultural Art Center:TonyLaubyThree

Leslie Jeffery. Leslie has had a very busy 2 months: Her new show Kimonos & Abstracts ran through March at the Jimmie B. Keele Library Gallery on Bears Drive. She had 17 paintings in the show.LESLIE JEFFERY.01

Leslie is also at the Coral Springs Museum of Arts with her painting Smoldering Embers, part of the Florida Artist Group Symposium.Leslie Jeffery.02

Leslie’s 30”X40” painting, Cyberspace, won 1st Place in the PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists) show in Gallery 120 at the Largo Library. The exhibit ran through February.

In February, The Mirella Cimato Gallery featured the artwork of Stuart Alan Dwork. See poster below for details.STU.01

Nancy Lauby will be exhibiting her work at PAVA’s 2Cool ArtShow for 2017. The show may be viewed from Saturday Februrary 4th to Sunday February 5th from 10 AM to 5PM. Explore Nancy’s energetic palm frond pieces and the work of more than 35 additional juried artists, at , Feb 4th & 5th, from 10am-5pm, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom 5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

Nancy Lauby at PAVA.jpb

“Osprey on Watch“ by Nancy Lauby

Brandy Stark also won 2nd place for her work “Octopus” at the Necronomicon Art Show (Tampa) and 3rd place for “Peering Through a Portal” ( a wrapped canvas photo) st the Pinellas Park Art Society show, “Scapes”.


Bettina Schott won First Place with her art work “Tranquility” at the Pinellas Park Art Society


Bill & Tony Lauby’s photos were selected as winners in the Tampa Bay Magazine’s Views of Tampa Bay Photo Contest for the September to October issue:14212598_1609043592726669_7711657319161178482_n