Call for Artists

Art from the ♥

February 2016

Art from the ♥ is an initiative started by Tampa artist Mark Gonzalez. In 2014, Mark donated works to local non-profit organizations. Many of the pieces were auctioned, raising more than $22K for local charities.

We are inviting you to participate in this project by donating a piece to benefit the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, which currently includes four main exhibit spaces: The Atrium, The Lobby, The Corridor and the Main Theatre.

The Gallery offers a visual experience to the community and an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work. Despite the expense of running a Gallery of our size, our budget is small. With the help of artists and volunteers, we do a lot with very little.

Last year, we started the fund to raise money for additional lighting for our Gallery.  A few months ago, with the help of a large donor, we completed our campaign for new lighting in The Lobby, The Corridor and Main Theatre gallery spaces.

We would like to expand our reach and influence.  Please consider giving us a piece of yourself through your art so we can raise funds for the Gallery. Together, we can continue to grow and nurture visual art in our community.

Art from the ♥ is open to all visual artists: painters, sculptures, illustrators and photographers. Artists are not limited to a theme.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Friday, January 29

Delivery of Artwork: Monday, February 1 (9 am – 6 pm)

Art Opening: Friday, February 5 (5-8 pm)

Charity Appreciation Night: Thursday, February 18 (6-8 pm)

Auction Close: Friday, February 26  (8 pm)

Pick-up: Monday, February 29 (9 am – 6 pm)

More Information / Application: 2016 Art from the Heart – Call for Artists