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Call to artists: La Esperanza Art Exhibit and Sale

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From Tampa Regional Artists —

We have all been impacted to some extent by the storms this hurricane season. The destruction in parts of Florida, Texas and the islands has brought home what might have been here, but for a jog. We all want to help those in need.

Tampa Regional Artists is creating an art-related fundraiser for this December. We wanted to focus on children impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, so proceeds will be donated to San Jorge Children’s Hospital, San Juan, PR or a similar hospital.


Hanging Art and Sculptures

  • 2 per artist
  • Art on reclaimed wood and plywood (or anything used to board up for a hurricane) and sculpture–limited to 36” in total – height/ width/ depth (see below for directions on how to get reclaimed wood)
  • Art on traditional substrate – canvas, paper, board, etc – limited to 40” in any direction

Browse Box and Cards

  • 10 per artist

Children’s Art

  • 3 per artist
  • Sizing rules apply

Other items

  • Other items, such as scarves, may also be submitted. Please check with the information contacts listed below to make sure that your category of item may be included.

Artists will be asked to donate at least 50% of their proceeds to the benefit. TRA will not take any commission on this exhibit.  There are no fees to enter this exhibit and the exhibit is open to the public.

When, Where?

  • Tampa Regional Artist’s Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL
  • Receiving – Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, noon to 3 PM
  • Pick up of unsold work – Monday, December 18, noon to 3 PM or make arrangements


Obtaining Plywood and Reclaimed Wood

  • Plywood – Madison Kenney has stockpiled plywood that artists can use as substrate. She can be reached at or 813 470-9677.
  • Reclaimed wood – Schiller Architectural & Design Salvage, 1002 No. Rome Ave., 443-4641, email –, contacts Charlie Schiller, Steve or Heidi. They will have scraps available for artists, as well as larger pieces of reclaimed wood for sale. Young artists are particularly welcome.


This post expires on Saturday December 16, 2017.