Gasparilla Fine Arts Peview: A Fine Weekend for Art
St. Petersburg Times, published March 1, 2001 [Full Story]

Nice weather and the works of 300 artists and
craftspeople should attract crowds to the bay
area's largest outdoor art show.



Count on plenty that's new under the sun as the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts takesplace Saturday andSunday along Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. More than half ofthis year's 300 artists did not exhibit there last year

With 300 artists, Gasparilla is the area's largest outdoor show and often the best...

As you stroll down Ashley and adjacent streets, you're bound to be seduced by the work of newcomers, or artists returning after a hiatus. Among those to look for:

Tampa photographer Barbra Beeler, who shoots staged settings with a Polaroid, then transfers the image to watercolor paper. In Gasparilla for the first time, she is one of the area's most talked-about young artists and showed in the Tampa Museum of Art's prestigious "underCURRENT/overVIEW" last year. Where will she go from here?