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Developer selects eight local artists to showcase/commission for Ad Lofts Residences

07 May 2020 8:05 PM | Anonymous

Modern Tampa Bay Homes and Barkett Realty have selected eight contemporary artists to showcase and ultimately commission works for buyers of a new seven-unit development in the Grand Central District, called AD Lofts. These eclectic residences will celebrate local artists in the area, with close proximity to all the Warehouse Arts District has to offer.

The artists selected include: Carrie Kilgore, Dana Killion, Geoffrey Baris, Lesley Jeffery, Mark Mitchell, Nathan Beard, Pamela Van Sant, and Tom Amidon-Rivero.

MTBH and Barkett partnered with the Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) for a call to artists in April to commission and selected the artists from an extremely talented roster of submissions.  MTBH will feature the artists on its website and in a catalogue for its buyers and will give each buyer a credit of up to $3,000 to purchase an artwork from this exclusive catalogue. The purchases also support the WADA mission of promoting a vibrant artist community in the district and the city.  

“Since we will be living and working in Grand Central, and admire the beautiful, exciting, and progressive types of artwork done by our local artists, we want to support our neighbors.” WADA Business Member and MTBH owner Richard McGinniss said. “We thought it would be only right to include some of our local artists work to our buyers.” 

For more on why McGinniss supports the arts, view this member profile here.  See more about the selected artists below. 

Carrie Kilgore  
Kilgore paints vibrant, iconic portraits.  She paints the face in a unique way that best captures the spirit and character of that particular individual. The work is visually rich and meaningful, with vibrant color and playfulness.

Shine on
Oil on canvas
4 x 4 ft 


Dana Killion
Killion is an abstract painter interested in bold mark making and intuitive, layered processes.

What's Going On
acrylic on canvas


Geoffrey Baris

Baris is an abstract nature photographer.

Headed Home 
Photographic Print on Canvas
30x40 or 40x60

Leslie Jeffery   

Jeffery’s main interest is large format abstract non-representational acrylic paintings that are about the process and feature layers, texture, line and shapes, and color. She also does large bird nests which are popular with many of her followers.

Taste of Honey
Acrylic on Canvas

Mark Mitchell

Mitchell is a Conceptual Pop Painter in the tradition of classic pop artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselman — with his own spin. He believes in art that conveys ideas. By using meaningful juxtaposition and social commentary, his work is intended to encourage viewers to ”look deeper.” Because by exposing things that are hidden, each piece is designed to invite the viewer in, challenge them to find meaning, and ultimately see the world a little differently.

State of Independence
Acrylic on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas w/ Black Painted Sides. 2-Coats UV Gloss Varnish. Frameless with Hanging Hardware
36" X 36"

Nathan Beard 
Beard has two main bodies of work: Exit Music and Pond's Edge. He employs a variety of processes to achieve complex, multi-layered artworks inspired by the human conception and experience of Space-Time. The meaning of Beard's work is inextricably tied to the process of its creation, with each color, form and technique chosen for its metaphorical possibilities. He draws inspiration from the density and variety of Floridian flora, the natural and cosmological sciences, as well as mathematics and anthropology.

Exit Music #70 (Life Lines)
acrylic and soil on panel, unframed with finished edges
60" x 84"

Pamela Van Sant
Van Sant loves to create mixed media abstract works that incorporate all kinds of materials, aluminum,  salt, image transfers, nail polish  and anything else I find interesting. She also loves  to paint flowers in oil.

Cave Clubbing
Mixed Media on canvas
24" x 46"

Tom Amidon-Rivero
Amidon-Rivero paints Impressionistic abstracted reality.

Blue Boat
60 x 48

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