MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire Moves Up the List of Top Art Shows The Polk Museum of Art marks a huge accomplishment as MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake enters its 46th year: the show climbed to No. 20 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of the top 200 art shows in the country in 2016. A jump from No. 55 on […]




Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee & Her Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa

Chile Lillies - Kathy Sosa

Polk Museum of Art is now showing two exhibitions by contemporary female painters whose colorful works were influenced by specific cultures. Both will be on view through March 14. Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern […]




Artists: Apply Now for the Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Workshop

June 6-8, 2014 at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa The Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. invite Florida artists to apply for a workshop opportunity in June 2014. This opportunity will be presented at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa by leaders from the Creative Capital Foundation through the Foundation’s Professional Development […]




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