City Galleries

City Galleries Application

Artists who are interested in having their work displayed in a City Gallery should fill out the application (PDF).

Currently on Exhibit at the Library

Patrick Withington

Patrick grew up in Belpre, Ohio where he loved to draw comic book characters, local buildings, and landscapes in and around his small town. But his first experience with success was when his teacher gave him an A for drawings he did of Greek Gods and Goddesses. 

While serving time in the Air Force, he learned that many of his fellow airmen had graduated from prestigious art schools before enlisting. He was invited by this group to learn the art of "plein-air" painting and using watercolors. He eventually became confident enough to enter a USAF Art contest, which he won. 

After leaving the Air Force, he moved with his family to Florida and enrolled in Ringling College of Art & Design. He has served in many roles over the life of his career at local advertising agencies and eventually opened his own. 

This collection is the culmination of many years of weekend and after work creations which until now has only been seen by family and friends. He is happy that he is able to show his work to the public after many years and hopes that everyone enjoys!
Swan Photo 1

Currently On Exhibit at City Hall
Sharon Swallwood

Sharon Swallwood, an award-winning photographer, has been interested in photography for most of her life. When she was a child, she was given a camera and has been taking pictures ever since. She developed passions for photography and travel by documenting family events and trips.
Sharon followed her twin passions while pursuing her formal education and teaching career as a college professor. While working, she was still taking photographs that documented the unique and mundane. Since she retired from St. Petersburg College as a Professor Emerata, Sharon has the time to enjoy and share her art. Mainly self-taught, she follows her and collectively entitles her body of work "World Reflections," as her photography reflects the beauty of nature and the wonders that exist in the world. Her works highlights the people, places, and things Sharon encounters during her local, national, and international travel. She captures the essence of every subject as it actually exists, not relying on post production manipulation. The "Abstract Lights" collection is Sharon's interpretation of light and forms combining to focus on form and structure. All pictures are carefully composed within the camera and there is no post production manipulation.

She is the volunteer photographer for the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and also volunteers at other Tampa Bay nonprofits, including the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Safety Harbor Library. She is a member of various photographic clubs and organizations.

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Caroline Karp Art

Currently on Exhibit at the Museum

Caroline Karp

Caroline Karp has a lifelong love of painting, travel, nature and reflection. Her wellspring of passion helps her to create both beautiful artwork and experiences. Just as the poet defines beauty in his writing, Caroline captures it in her artwork. Much of her work begins outside (Plein Aire) typically while traveling to beautiful vistas. She then adds finishing touches in her studio. There is an imaginative and magical element to her work. It has been called hauntingly beautiful. She enjoys studying ideas and learning about different topics through creating series paintings.

Numerous works of hers can be seen in homes and businesses nationwide and in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Germany and France. One notable sale was a series of her sunflowers sold to Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.

Caroline earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida State University. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. Caroline Is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and Lucky Cat Yoga and a registered Music Together Teacher. With more than 30 years of experience teaching fine art to children and adults, Caroline has combined her passions of teaching, painting and yoga to offer painting and yoga experiences. her work has been exhibited in the Hyde Park Art Gallery, Syd Entel Gallery, Gallery AIA, Gala Corina, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Safety Harbor Spa, Tommy Bahama, Taste Café, Railroad Square, White Orchid Yoga Studio, and at the United Yoga and Art Holiday show in downtown Tampa. Caroline also participants in Street Painting Festivals throughout Florida (Hyde Park, Safety Harbor, Wiregrass and Sarasota). She has been a featured artist in art/yoga workshops such as “Inspired: A Study of the Chakras through Yoga and Art” and “Flower Power” organized by nationally recognized yogis.

She is a member of the Florida Chalk Artists Association, Gulf Coast Artist Association, and The Exhibiting Artist’s Society. Caroline can most often be found painting in nature or in her beautiful art studio in Tampa.

• Hyde park Chalk Festival 2011 Award of Merri
• Safety Harbor Bloomin Chalk Fest 2011 Runner up

Join us for the Gallery Opening Reception on August 10. 
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More Information
For more information about the City Galleries, email Christine McWilliams or call 727-724-1562 ext. 1504.