Archive for 2014

Register for 2015 FL Strawberry Fine Arts Show

2015-Strawberry-FestivalHello Artist! We are in the final stages of planning for the 2015 FL Strawberry Festival’s Fine Art Show! With less than three months until entry day, there are revised rules and entry form for you and your artist friends.

For registration information go to  the EHAG website.

Please note: There are size changes in several divisions. Please read the rules carefully.

The East Hillsborough Art Guild invites you and your artist friends to participate in this annual Fine Art Show, open to Florida residents and Winter visitors.  The Florida Strawberry Festival is visited annually by more than half a million people from all over the world.

This year’s theme is:  “Come, Join the Party!”, in honor of the festival’s 80th birthday.  Since many of you paint to the coveted Strawberry Theme Award, I want to give you every opportunity to make time for your painting.

We are very excited to be exhibiting again, in the Milton Hull building (coquina stone building, formerly the offices), more centrally located within the festival grounds.  Directions for entering are printed on the form side of the attached flyer.

If you have friends or family, or belong to a club with members who may be interested in entering, please forward this email to them as well, or print them off and hand them out.  We will be accepting mail in entry forms beginning January 1st through February 6th.  Directions for early entry are on the Rules page, center column.  Please follow the procedure described.

Don’t forget the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews in your life.  We have 4 Youth Divisions by age groups ranging from age 6-17 as of day of entry!

Spotlight on Local Writers

GBAC-Oct-2014-Local-WritersAs highlighted in the Brandon News this week, GBAC is looking to spread the word” that “Brandon has a flourishing writing community”.

This Sunday Oct 12th, 2014 from 2p to 4pm, GBAC is hosting a free “Meet the Authors” event, open to the public.

Authors who want to take part in this event are asked to arrive at 1:15pm with their display table and books. There is no cost for authors or attendees.

This event will take place in the back garden of Perfect Pieces Boutiques, located at 525 S Kings Ave (just south of Oakfield Dr). Light refreshments will be served.


Upcoming GBAC events for Oct/Nov 2014

October and November are busy times for the Greater Brandon Arts Council (GBAC).

All events are open to the public!

  • Holiday Cards for Troops on Oct 4th
  • Gathering – “Meet the Authors” on Oct 12th
  • Halloween Horribles on Oct 26th
  • Chalk Walk on Nov 1st

For more information on any of these events, or to get involved with the arts in the greater Brandon FL area, please contact us

Meet the Authors GATHERING


GBAC invites the public to its next GATHERING on Sunday October 12th, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm. This free event allows you to meet and talk with local published authors. There will be free refreshments and snacks.

Attention Authors:
If you wish to attend, please contact GBAC to register.
There’s no cost to you, but we ask that you bring your own folding card table.

This event will take place at:

Perfect Pieces Boutique
525 S Kings Ave
Brandon FL 33511
(Facebook link)


Holiday Cards for Troops

2014-Cards-for-Troops-imageShow your support! Help make hand-made Holiday Cards for our Troops. No experience is necessary. This event is a free event for ages 16 and up.

To make reservations or make a donation, call Center Place at 813.685.8888

A sp;ecial Holiday Cards for Troops Kid’s Night is set for Wednesday Oct 8th from 6pm to 8pm!

You can also donate by clicking on the Power2Go logo.