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Want to know what the Warehouse Arts District Association is up to?  Learn about the latest in this blog with features intended to keep members up to date. Also, members should join our closed Facebook group: the WADA Member Network

  • 02 Jul 2021 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    Join WADA Member, Andrea Pawlisz, for a very special art opening at MIZE Gallery. 

    Andrea is creating all new work for the show. The opening will be held on Friday, July 9th from 6pm to 9pm. The MIZE Gallery is located at 689 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N unit c, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.


    Having had a wonderful, playful childhood in the late sixties/early seventies, I have painted the games and activities I loved as a child: riding bikes, hopscotch, baseball. Each painting illustrates a figure in grayscale paired with colorful complementary background elements. All main figures are brush painted, with all the other elements spray painted. A limited color palette lends continuity, along with the use of the same font and spray treatment throughout.

    Widening the scope of my canvas art, there are several 3D pieces: lunchboxes, paper airplanes, a rocking chair, a lap desk and a swing. Like the paintings, they are painted combining brush and spray.

    My hope is that the viewer will have a sentimental memory of a time or place when they felt happy. Presenting this work is to remind us all the importance of play.

    Thank you to Deb Zimmerman, who was not only muse and editor, but who offered unwavering encouragement and understanding. Thank you to Susan Howard, my bestie and mentor and collector, whose support and critique keep me and my work in line. Thank you to Chad Mize for his motivation, by setting an example of hard work. I so appreciate working with him and for him.


    Hear a special message from the artist here: https://fb.watch/6uR7J9mnav/

  • 21 Jun 2021 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    The James Museum and the Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum have partnered for a new exhibition this summer titled Reverberations. Reverberations shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artists’ own perspective, this exhibition will challenge viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrate hope and resilience.

    Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. The title Juneteenth is a fusion of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery on June 19.

    Curator of the exhibition, Desmond Clark, shares about REVERBERATIONS in this way, “Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries? Can you feel how it vibrates our nation? Can you see how it has affected your neighbor, your friends, and your family? The rich history passed down for generations displayed in the images in this exhibition do not just echo; they reverberate.”

    This event is only for members of the Warehouse Arts District Association. Not a member? Join today! https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/join-us

    Event Registration: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4337933

  • 04 Jun 2021 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    The Tully Levine Gallery @ the ArtsXchange Campus Presents:

    Tom Amidon, Susan Antoinette & Nikki Devereux

    Taking a moment to enjoy the beauty and serenity that surrounds us. Join us for the show opening on June 12th, 5-9pm during our Second Saturday Art Walk celebration at 515 22nd St S., St. Petersburg, FL, 

    in the Tully Levine Gallery at The ArtsXchange Campus.

  • 28 May 2021 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Call to artists!  Five Deuces Galleria is seeking sculptures, paintings and jewelry for a rotating monthly art show of up to five guest artists per month. A 30% commission will be charged on any work sold at the gallery or from gallery contacts.

    Email three jpegs and a bio to



  • 28 May 2021 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Warehouse Arts District Association has tent space available for rent at the Outdoor Marketplace 

    on the ArtsXchange Compound at 515 22nd St. South for Second Saturday Art Walks from 5-9pm on June 12. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO SIGN UP SOON!

    Products sold may include any handmade items such as woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, drawings, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, or painting. 

    Don’t miss this terrific selling opportunity! The cost is just $50!!

    Details & Pay: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange-Outdoor-Marketplace


    Have WADA sell your work at this month's Art Walk! Must be an active WADA Member.

    Bring up to 5 pieces for us to sell at the WADA Art Store on The Plaza on Saturday, June 12.

    Free sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DdtdigTpkwWBb1JeGcrYlm0jByjIydDLs8_SEpBMBeM/viewform?edit_requested=true

  • 25 May 2021 8:10 AM | Anonymous

    Stay up to date with everything happening in the Warehouse Arts District! Subscribe to our weekly digest for things such as:

    - Calls To Artist

    - Upcoming Shows 

    - Upcoming Events

    - Virtual Lectures

    - Much More!

    Sign up today: https://warehouseartdistrictstpete.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=83e4162189c54d56b4484bcc3&id=4bd1e1a96f

  • 21 May 2021 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Please Join us on May 26th at 6:00pm

    Rea, an Eckerd College OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Art Instructor is a painter who has produced and exhibited artwork since 1987. She divides her time between Helsinki, Finland and St Petersburg, Florida.

    Participants will:
    Learn about and see examples of her “Healing Wall” murals located in Europe, Florida and Connecticut.
    Learn the process of acquiring a mural project
    Learn about the OLLI art program at Eckerd and the benefits of becoming an instructor

    Rea has published books about her “Healing Walls” where she explains the humanizing aspect of her work. She creates soothing environments in hospitals, nursing homes, other health facilities and schools. Her large works of gardens and other nature scenes relax both staff and patients. Her intention is to bring color and light into the world and take art where it is most needed.

    Sign Up: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4310358''

  • 21 May 2021 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) proudly announces an Artists Member Art show with the theme “About Face” in celebration of the successful way we have all had to turn to face the opposite direction in our thinking and interactions with other humans. Selected artworks fitting this theme submitted by WADA members, will be on exhibit for the month of June in the Burka Member Lounge of the ArtsXchange located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. The ArtsXchange campus is one of the most widely visited spots during Second Saturday Artwalk.

    The deadline is approaching, don't delay your entry! 

    More details: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/page-18305?fbclid=IwAR09MpBV2v72wdvwbSbyexlewsswo0s9weB2uYyzaOshQuPs1ls1VWKhPAY

  • 29 Apr 2021 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Artist Statement by Anna Broshears:

    My art is an expression of what I am feeling at the moment I am painting. The techniques used take form in whatever is happening to me at the time I am painting. Like me, it is unpredictable and varies from subject to subject. Sometimes my work is precise or impressionistic, or abstract with a lot of dripping and throwing. Painting is enjoyable and performed as joy. Many of my paintings are the result of several experimental approaches. I often will paint four or more paintings of the same scene or image to achieve my desired outcome, those results I often discover quite by accident.

    My background is in the sciences and medical field, but nothing brings me as much fulfillment as when I am alone in my studio. The ultimate satisfaction is watching the faces of people as they gaze upon my work and I see a sparkle in their eye. Art, whether in the form of paintings, music, dance, photography, is the connection of one person to another. A connection that is personal and individual between the performer and the viewer. It is that connection that inspires and motivates me.

  • 22 Apr 2021 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    Meet the WADA Art Tubs Artist, Francine Michel and her contribution of a line drawing of The Palladium in Downtown St. Petersburg. 

    Francine Michel-Artist Statement

    My name is Francine E. Michel and I currently reside in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Although I moved to St. Petersburg for professional reasons, the thriving art community here was a welcome surprise. I spend the summers near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico which never ceases to provide inspiration. First hand observation of both these places is essential to my work. My current medium is encaustic.

    Learning technical aspects, sharing ideas with others, unearthing new skills and exploring new mediums are invaluable. I take classes, attend workshops and participate in retreats. Nearby museums are a constant source of ideas. As an emerging artist, I welcome the feedback, praise and guidance that juried exhibitions afford. 

    To create paintings to exhibit, nature is my starting point. In my current paintings, I don’t worry about realistic colors but instead movement and feeling.  I add as much detail as the scene calls for. Most times my colors are vivid, since I began working on a new series, I have enjoyed how others relate to it as much as I do.

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