Polar Bears on Vacation: The Art of Barbara Stone

Barbara Stone has exclusively used the image of polar bears as a personal symbol in her artwork since 1979. Her research has taken her to Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Alaska to study the yearly migration of polar bears. A self-taught artist, she has developed a unique style of incorporating colored pencil with watercolor […]

Florida Wild

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward.

Transcendence

Showcases art created by high school students within the Polk County school district.

Translated Forms

Features the artwork of St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart.

Lakeland Art Guild Member Show

Spring juried art show. Located in the main lobby at The Lakeland Center. Special Award Winners:  Jane Bryant – “The Savannah” – Oil George Lang – “Window Shopping”- Digitally Enhanced Photography Christopher Roll – “Balance” – Mixed Media Honorable Mentions: Larry Hamilton – “Abstract Blues” – Watercolor Barbara Moore Canning – “Mesa Majesty” – Silk […]

The Divine Command

Features the artwork of Clarence Tibado.

Treefish Artistic Services Sculpture & Carving Exhibit

The Local Artist Gallery is open during regular operating hours at the Lake Wales Public Library.

Fine Art at the Magnolia

Fine Art at the Magnolia is a first generation show happening this summer, August 19-20, 2017, indoors (yes, cooool a/c) at the Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland. The show features 20 accomplished Florida Artists (local & statewide), representing eight different mediums! Bring your friends to get out of the heat and into the ART! Free […]

Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin Through Students’ Eyes

 Photography and Artwork from the 2017 Study Abroad Trip During the month of May, Florida Southern students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Led by Dr. Alex Rich and Professors Sarah Brewington and Eric Blackmore, our students immersed themselves in the cultures of these cities and were pushed to consider these […]

Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom

Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494