Monday, February 18, 2008

CALL TO ARTISTS - 2008 Best of Tampa Bay Art

The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is looking for local Tampa artists to create a vibrant and colorful one of a kind piece of art for the 2008 Best of Tampa Bay Auction.

The Best of Tampa Bay includes over 50 area restaurants, 5 local bands, libations and attendance of over 1700 people. Each piece of artwork will be auctioned off that evening and all proceeds from the auction will benefit the programs of TBPAC. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center presented 909 performances last year and had a $98 million dollar economic impact on the Tampa Bay region.

Medium: Choose from one of the three categories – Ceramic, Glass or Textile
  • Ceramic - plates, platters, bowls
  • Glass - wine bottles, wine glasses, decanters
  • Textile - aprons, chef hats, dish towels, pot holders
Artists to provide all materials except, upon request, TBPAC will provide one blank canvas apron per artist. Call 813.222.1275.

Requested themes:
  • Food, wine, & chefs
  • Theme of Best of Tampa Bay is the musical Jersey Boys & the 60’s
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
  • The Performing Arts- Broadway, Ballet, Cabaret, Opera, Music, Comedy
  • Patel Conservatory- Performing Arts Students

If you want more information about TBPAC and more ideas of what to create you can check out our website at

* Please note: we will not accept art with mature content

A panel of local celebrity judges will choose the Best in Show of each category. TBPAC will place the winning images on a poster, TBPAC website, in CenterStage, the quarterly magazine and other marketing tools.

Artist Benefits:
  • Opportunity to have your work displayed and auctioned at the Best of Tampa Bay on April 18
  • Opportunity to be present to meet the public
  • Entrance into the Best of Tampa Bay- an $80 value
  • Biography and description of art work displayed at the event
  • Recognition in the Best of Tampa Bay Program
  • Recognition in CenterStage, TBPAC’s quarterly magazine distributed to over 5,000 members
  • Chance to have your artwork on a Best of Tampa Bay poster
  • Commitment form due: Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Final artwork submission & biography/description form due: Friday, March 28, 2008
For more information or to request an apron please contact Joanna Osborn at 813.222.1275 or email

Thank you for your support of our efforts on behalf of Best of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center!

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