2020, The Latest

GFA 2020 Tampa Bay Local Artists Spotlight // Winners AnnouncementFeatured

The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is committed to the enhancement of the Tampa Bay area’s cultural arts. In keeping with our mission, we have created a new program with the support of the Gobioff Foundation, the Tampa Bay Local Artists Spotlight, that will help showcase local artists who are not part of the main festival show. Up to (3) spots will be awarded to local artists in the Tampa Bay area. Submissions are free and there are no booth costs. Interested artists submit for candidacy and then the public will vote on their favorites. In this inaugural year, we received over 36,000 votes! Thank you everyone for your participation! We look forward to next year.

We are proud to announce the GFA 2020 Tampa Bay Local Artists Spotlight Winners:

#1 KAREN SCHREMMER 

#2 SANJIB MALIK

#3 ALANN BOATRIGHT 

2020, Attend the Festival, The Latest

2020 Preview VideoFeatured

Vibrant. Bold. Passionate. Committed. Memorable.

See what is in store at the 50th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts February 29 – March 1 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

A vibrant showcase of local, national and international talent.
A bold step forward in our future as a premier arts festival.
A diverse showcase of passionate artists.
An organization committed to supporting creativity through connecting artists, collectors and community.
A rich history of memorable experiences throughout 50 years of celebrating art and artists.


2020, The Latest

GFA 2020 Tampa Bay Artist Spotlight // Online VotingFeatured


Brought to you by the Gobioff Foundation

Welcome to the 1st annual GFA Tampa Bay Artist Spotlight. Vote for you favorite local artists below. Up to (1) votes per calendar day. Good luck!

Contest Ended
Total votes for the Contest "GFA 2020 Local Favorites Spotlight" : 36029

ADAMO STUDIOS

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166 Votes

ALANN J. BOATRI..

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5433 Votes

ALICIA CAMPOS

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8 Votes

AMANDA FULLERTO..

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180 Votes

AMY FEIL PHILLI..

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499 Votes

ANNA AYRES

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85 Votes

ARAIK MINASYAN

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2 Votes

ASHLEY CANTERO

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5 Votes

BARBARA FALLENB..

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5 Votes

BETHANIE BATES

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91 Votes

CHRISTINA DENEG..

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6 Votes

CLARITA SCIOSCI..

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622 Votes

CYNTHIA LIZARDI

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395 Votes

DAWN WATERS

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203 Votes

DEE YOUMANS

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95 Votes

DENNIS DEBON

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11 Votes

DEON BLACKWELL

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105 Votes

DEREK ROBERTS

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131 Votes

DONNA MORRISON

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2095 Votes

ERNESTO PILOTO ..

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39 Votes

FINE ART RESIN

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1 Votes

GABRIEL LOEWENB..

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551 Votes

GREG LATCH

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243 Votes

GUS + LINA OCAM..

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2 Votes

INDIE REECE

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2 Votes

JAMES SULPIZIO

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160 Votes

JAMES VANN

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78 Votes

JENNIFER KOSHAR..

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956 Votes

JERRY COLSON

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128 Votes

JESSICA MCCORMI..

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68 Votes

JOE WINN

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56 Votes

JOHN HARTUNG

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17 Votes

JOHN MAURER

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180 Votes

JULIE HAURA

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5 Votes

JYOTIKA SHROFF

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1087 Votes

KAREN SCHREMMER

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6654 Votes

KATHY STEMKE

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13 Votes

KIMBERLY ALBRIT..

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2 Votes

Kyle J Brown

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12 Votes

LAUREN SMITH

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12 Votes

LEEANN KROETSCH

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101 Votes

LESLIE JEFFERY

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107 Votes

LILLIAN DELGADO

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4 Votes

LINDA HUGUES

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12 Votes

LUCY WHITE

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528 Votes

MARIA ORTIZ-HAY..

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115 Votes

MARIE RICE

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153 Votes

MARIUS MOORE

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3 Votes

MELANIE POSNER

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532 Votes

MELISSA ZODDA

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9 Votes

MICHAEL DANDREA

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8 Votes

MICHAEL J. O..

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1 Votes

MICHAEL KNAPP

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109 Votes

NELSON PEREZ

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784 Votes

NICHOLAS HALEY

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88 Votes

NICOLE ABBETT

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981 Votes

NUCLEAR SKY

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95 Votes

PATRICIA KLUWE ..

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SONY DSC
4133 Votes

R. BRUCE ART

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219 Votes

RACHEL RATCLIFF

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470 Votes

RANSOM STUDIOS

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2 Votes

RICK HURST

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1 Votes

ROBERT HERBENIC..

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10 Votes

ROJO THE ARTIST

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2 Votes

RON S. DOT

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30 Votes

SANJIB MALLIK

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6656 Votes

SEBASTIAN COOLD..

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260 Votes

SHELLY AUGSBURY

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2 Votes

SOPHIA PIP

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1 Votes

STEPHANIE AGUDE..

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36 Votes

TIMOTHY HALL

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
94 Votes

ULI KAI DESIGNS

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39 Votes

WILLIAM CARLIE

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15 Votes

XINA SCUDERI

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12 Votes

ZULU PAINTER

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14 Votes
2020, The Latest

2020 Award Juror: Paul Galloway from NYC’s Museum of Modern ArtFeatured

Paul Galloway

The inaugural Gasparilla Festival of the Arts featured a juror from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. In keeping with that history, GFA is delighted to announce Paul Galloway, Collection Specialist of Architecture and Design, at MoMA as its Festival Juror for the 50th Annual Festival. Mr. Galloway coordinates the growth and management of the museum’s collection. A regular speaker at museums, conferences, and universities, Mr. Galloway has made the celebration of art and design a personal mission. 

In addition to his position at MoMA, Mr. Galloway teaches Art History at the City University of New York and has been awarded research grants from the Art Matters Foundation and the Robert V. Storr Research and Travel Fund. 

“We are honored to have Paul Galloway as our Festival Juror. A juror of his caliber, coming from MoMA, is a prestigious highlight for our vibrant festival and a perfect way to mark our 50th year,” said John Scheffel, President of the Board of Directors.For more information, please read our PRESS RELEASE

2020, The Latest

GFA Kicks-off 50th Anniversary with Commemorative LogoFeatured

In a move designed to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts unveiled a commemorative logo mark for the 2020 Festival taking place February 29th – March 1st. This 50th anniversary event also marks the Festival’s first year at the new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Downtown Tampa. 

The logo mark takes inspiration from the characteristics for which the Festival is known: Vibrant, Bold, Passionate, Committed, and Memorable.

  • The bright colors signify the festival’s artistic endeavors and its diverse landscape of art and vibrancy.
  • The modern typeface is in keeping with the simplicity of the GFA brand, while also looking towards the future.
  • The boldness of the mark reflects the Festival’s bold step forward this year in relocating to Julian B. Lane Park.
  • The layers of color represent the Festival’s rich history. It includes GFA’s signature blue, while the black “50” speaks to a solid foundation. 

For more information, please read our PRESS RELEASE

2020, The Latest

Festival RelocationFeatured

Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Moving West
to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in 2020

In a move designed to enhance the visitor and artist experience, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (GFA)
announced it is relocating the 2020 festival to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Moving to the City of Tampa park, at 1001 N. Boulevard in Tampa, will allow the juried outdoor
festival to add and expand activities as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. It will also
improve accessibility and convenience for artists showcasing and selling their work.
“We are excited to be going to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park for our 50th annual festival next
year,’’ said Andy George, President of GFA. “The park offers a wonderful location and many
amenities for our visitors and artists to enjoy. GFA has always been a trailblazer, and this move
further demonstrates its adventurous spirit.”

One of the premier juried outdoor festivals in the United States, the festival has changed
locations several times during its 50-year history to reflect Tampa’s evolution as a city and to
support new initiatives. Moving to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park demonstrates the festival’s
commitment to the city’s efforts to revitalize the west side of the Hillsborough River.
“GFA has become one of Tampa’s signature events and has grown exponentially over the last
few years. This move is just further proof that this volunteer-run festival has grown its wings
and, much like Tampa, is ready for its next chapter,’’ said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “I can’t
wait to see everyone flock to the new Riverfront Park and enjoy all GFA has to offer.’’

Opened in May 2018, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park provides additional space for festival
activities and amenities, including more food and drink vendors, expanded musical and
performing arts entertainment, shaded seating options, and larger playground areas. It will also
include designated areas for ride-sharing, water taxis, and bicycle parking, and the park allows
for on-site and nearby parking and additional alternative transportation options.

For artists, the park offers easier access for booth setup and breakdown, convenient parking,
and more opportunities for double booths. GFA’s planned layout for the 50th festival will enhance
the visitor experience by improving traffic flow and better connecting the festival’s programs and
artists.

“Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park will be a great location for the festival’s 50th anniversary, and I
look forward to being a part of it,’’ said Beth Garcia, a ceramic artist who won the festival’s
Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award in 2018. “The new location will create an even better
experience for artists and visitors, and the beautiful views of the city and river are a
perfect complement to the festival’s outstanding artwork and talented mix of artists.’’
In keeping with its reputation as one of the nation’s top outdoor art shows, the festival will
continue to feature a diverse collection of art work from some of the most talented national and
international artists. More than $75,000 will be awarded by the festival juror, including the
$15,000 Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award. More than 250 artists and thousands
of visitors attend the festival each year.

2019

SponsorsFeatured

Title Sponsor

We are pleased to welcome back Raymond James Financial as our title sponsor. Print media is sponsored by The Tampa Bay Times. Individuals and businesses interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities should contact  Jim Vasiloff (214.212.9856) or Ashly Anderson (239.823.1645)

 

Raymond James

 

Raymond James Financial is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. There is $74,500 in prize money, including the $15,000 Raymond James Financial Best of Show award. Besides its financial commitment, Raymond James recruits more than 300 volunteers to work during the festival.

Raymond James Financial is a proud supporter of the arts.

In addition to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Raymond James Financial proudly sponsors the Salvador Dali Museum, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, PAVA Cool Art Show, American Stage Theatre and The Florida Orchestra.

About Raymond James

Raymond James is one of the largest independent financial services firms in the United States. Since its beginning in 1962, it has always been a different kind of company – embracing long-term planning and methodical decision-making while staying uncompromisingly client focused. When other firms were simply buying and selling stocks or mutual funds, Raymond James focused on financial planning to help individuals reach their goals. It was the first firm to pioneer that concept – and today it supports its advisors with access to a full range of comprehensive resources, helping them to do the same.

  • More than 6,300 financial advisors in 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • More than 2.6 million client accounts
  • $483 billion in client assets

Visit the Raymond James Financial website for more information.


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2019, The Latest

Collectors KreweFeatured

The Collectors Krewe (formerly known as the Purchase Award Program) offers patrons an opportunity to support artists directly while enjoying extra benefits and adding to their personal art collections.

Collectors Krewe members — individuals and businesses alike — pledge to purchase artwork at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Members enjoy the opportunity to support artists of their choice, procure fine art pieces for their homes or offices, and place their names on award ribbons and in Festival marketing materials for all Festival visitors to see.

Collectors Krewe members will enjoy the following benefits, based on commitment level:

$250 Commitment

  • $250 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • One pass to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program


$500 Commitment

  • $500 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • Two passes to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program


$1,000 Commitment

  • $1,000 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • One ticket to galaRE:
  • Two passes to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program


$1,500 Commitment

  • $1,500 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • Two tickets to galaRE:
  • Two passes to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program


$2,500 Commitment

  • $2,500 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • Four tickets to galaRE:
  • Four passes to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program


$5,000 Commitment

  • $5,000 Krewe Bucks (spend with one or more artists in $50 increments)
  • Personalized award ribbon
  • Eight tickets to galaRE:
  • Eight passes to VIP Experience
  • One year membership in GFA Enthusiasts
  • Name listed in Festival Program

Collectors Krewe members may submit commitments via PayPal (below) or by  check payable to “Gasparilla Festival of the Arts” and mailed to:

Collectors Krewe Program
c/o Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
P.O. Box 10591
Tampa, FL 33679

Download the form. Collectors Krewe_Membership Form_2020

Pay via Paypal:


Contribution Levels
Name for Ribbon and Program



Please contact us with any questions about participating in the Collectors Krewe in 2019! 

collectorskrewe@gasparillaarts.com.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is registered with the State of Florida Division of Consumer Services, registration #CH32508. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. For information online go to www.800helpfla.com or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) within the state or (850) 410-3800 calling from outside the state.