Racing to Rio – A New Project

USA1To all our sailing friends and the rest of you who seek to be inspired by the human spirit. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation has embarked on an adventure:

We are shooting a documentary about the true hero athletes of USA1 in the ‪#‎paralympics‬ ‪#‎sonar‬ fleet on their path to ‪#‎Rio2016‬!

We need your help. With a $450,000 budget and the need to start shooting now, funds must be raised ASAP.

Sonar Team USA 1From $50 to $50,0000, it all makes a difference. Your support is a tax deductible donation through The Barbaro-Gould Foundation. In addition to supporting the film, a portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the USA1 campaign to assist them in the journey to Rio.

Your assistance is essential in helping Rick Doerr, Hugh Freund and Brad Kendell share their story, their passion and their journey.

Please visit our page at to make your donation, today.

Thank you!

Jen & Todd

Please Support Barbaro-Gould on May 5- Give Day Tampa Bay

Give Day Tampa Bay is a super-charged 24-hour charitable giving event that supports hundreds of local nonprofits. Anyone can log on to from midnight to midnight on May 5 and make a donation to our charity.

This is an effort led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida Next Foundation to make it easy for individuals to invest in the community. Even though it’s a one-day event, the benefits to the Tampa Bay economy and community last well into the future.

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc. is raising funds to support Cloning Neptune, a local Tampa Bay Artist’s project, as well as to support public art projects such as All Day All Art All Clearwater and Art Jam, where artists come together to work and share.

The main purpose of The Barbaro-Gould Foundation is to facilitate the global cultural exchange of art, music, literature, and film.

We are a not for profit 501(c)(3) committed to sharing and exhibiting creative endeavors with unbridled originality and without fear; the same way great art, music, literature, and film happens.

We are here to engage and enhance the local and global community by communicating ideas, provoking thought, and encouraging peace and healing through the arts.

Our goals are accomplished through extensive travel, artist collaborations, arts exchange programs, art center events, art exhibitions, networking hours, guest speakers, youth and adult learning classes, indie film screenings, book signings, music performances, and interactive sessions.

Please donate to us on May 5th #GiveDayTampaBay

Barbaro-Gould raising funds for Artist Don Gillespie’s “Cloning Neptune” Project

Cloning Neptune

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation is proud to collaborate with Artist, Don Gillespie, on his upcoming creative project, “Cloning Neptune.” The purpose of this project is to recreate the legendary maritime painting, “At the Mercy of Neptune,” and return it to its original home, Oswego, New York, while educating the public on the great marine painters of the Great Lakes Region during the 19th century.

For many years Don was a concept artist for the space program, painting the future of space travel and interstellar exploration. Recently, he became intrigued with the great marine painters of the 1800s, the artists of exploration in their day. In particular, he is drawn to the painters that were born in Oswego, New York, who were nationally recognized artists for their work. Many who now live in Oswego are unaware of the talent that this area produced in the late 19th century, artists such as James G. Tyler and Charles H. Grant. Don desires to inspire others by recognizing and celebrating these kindred spirits.

Don is embarking on an ambitious project this summer in Oswego, where he will recreate a full-scale replica of Charles Henry Grant’s seminal work, “At the Mercy of Neptune.” This 9ft by 5ft marine painting has been lost to the depths of time, but through rare photos and other related works, he will use the techniques of both Mr. Grant and his instructor, the famous Dutch-American master marine painter, Mauritz Frederick Hendrik de Haas to reconstruct this masterpiece.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum has agreed to allow Don to paint the reproduction in residence at their facility. The finished painting will be donated and Oswego will be its permanent home. In conjunction with this ambitious project, Don will give presentations about these artists to interested groups. He also intends to arrange an art show of marine pieces by local and student artists.

Art is an essential ingredient to a healthy community and is a strong economic driver. This project will encourage all ages to express their creativity, while educating through truly inspiring historical figures from Oswego County. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3), whose mission is to facilitate the global exchange of culture through art, is assisting on this project. All donations through Barbaro-Gould are tax deductible.

Bronze: $50.00 donation
• A project poster personally signed by the artist
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• A ticket to the grand opening event in Oswego

Silver: $100.00 donation
• 9 x 12 signed limited addition art print on high quality paper of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Two tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego

Gold: $500.00 donation
• 11 x 14 signed giclée print on canvas of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Two VIP tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego, including a question and answer session with the artist

Platnum: $1000.00 donation
• 11 x 14 signed enhanced giclée print on canvas of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Eight VIP tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego, including a question and answer session with the artist

Donations can be made to: (online)

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc. (through mail)
1211 Hamlet Avenue, Studio D
Clearwater, FL 33756 (through Artist’s site)
Cloning Neptune Flyer

Enhancing the Barbaro-Gould Art Center

We recently added some exciting features to our center in preparation for our upcoming events. We now have an additional 36′ of temporary wall space in order to accommodate more art during showings.

Also added was a screening area for films and presentations. Visit the gallery by appointment and check the calendar for events, activities, classes, and public gallery hours.


Art Jam is a great way to connect with artists

Once a month, Barbaro-Gould Foundation is holding Art Jam at the Clearwater Studio.  Artists bring a project they would like to work on and work side by side other artists.

On a nice day we throw open the large garage door, allowing beautiful light. Artists have the opportunity to network, ask advicimagee, and socialize with other artists.

Artists are known to show up with snacks or beer to share. Last week we had an acoustic guitar player jam while we created; otherwise we play tunes via the radio.



The next Art Jam is scheduled for May 13th and subsequent Art Jam dates can be found on the calendar on this website.

Art Jam is held at 1211 Hamlet Avenue, Suite D, Clearwater, FL 33756

Barbaro-Gould Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit for the arts. Art Jam is free, but donations are always welcome. To donate to Barbaro-Gould, you can click on the “Donate” button on our website, by mail, or by bringing a donation in person.

Hope to see you Jammin!