Archive for May 2011

Brush Strokes Awards Nominations

GBAC Member nominations for the 8th Annual Brush Strokes Awards for Excellence in the Arts sponsored by The Greater Brandon Arts Council are now open through August 3, 2011. These awards are the only comprehensive awards for contributions to the Arts throughout Tampa Bay.

For details on this year’s Brush Strokes Awards, click here. Members may submit their nominations online through Aug. 3, 2011 – or – come to the Aug. 3, 8:30 AM Open Board of Directors Meeting when nomination(s) may be submitted by GBAC members from the floor. Nominations are closed at the end of the Board of Directors meeting Aug. 3, 2011.

A committee of experts will discuss all nominations, research credentials, and contributions to the arts including a significant contribution during the period of 2010-2011. The committee will vote by secret ballot. Selected nominees will be notified by the awards chair.

2011 Gallery Hop

Come join us at the 2011 Gallery Hop!

Click here to view Gallery Hop flyer


Bring Art Alive…. Find the Hidden Treasures of Greater Brandon

Friday, September 9th, 2011 – from 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, September 10th, 2011 – from 10am to 4:30pm at Venues, then 5pm to 7pm at Center Place

This is a FREE event—invite your friends.

Treasure Hunt…a Treasure at every location! FREE Treasure Hunt for art lovers

Sponsored by the Greater Brandon Arts Council, Brandon League of Fine Arts,
and Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association

Visit 8 venues — get programs stamped and put your name in the pot for the drawing of a treasure basket at Center Place! (Drawing at 6:00 pm). Brandon League’s Artworks Awards will be presented at the reception at Center Place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday 10th ? Drawings for the baskets to follow … Must be present to win – 1 entry/prize per family.

Silent auction of hand painted/decorated bamboo plates sponsored by BLFA.

12 local art galleries, studios, craft shops, and dance studios will be open for your visit. On Saturday there will be live performances, demonstrations and hands on activities. This is a great opportunity to visit and find the treasures of the greater Brandon Area.

This is a FREE event—invite your friends.

Additional Information: visit any of the sponsoring websites:

Brandon League:
Greater Brandon Arts Council:
or Center Place Fine Arts: Phone: 813-685-8888

June Board Meeting


The June GBAC board meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday June 1st, has been moved to Wednesday June 8th, 2011.