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!



Artist Painted Piano Delivered to Barbaro-Gould Center

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation purchased a piano in an effort to support local artists and public art in the community.  The piano is available for public Barbaro-Gould events, music lessons, and for public playing during your art center visit.

piano delivery Originally a project of Pianos in Pinellas through the Clearwater Art Alliance, the piano was painted by local Tampa artist, Don Gillespie.

Please feel free to contact the Barbaro-Gould Foundation at info@barbaro-gould.org or 813-602-ART2 for viewing hours or piano lessons.

Exposed Elements Artist photograph published

Exposed Elements Artist, Jennifer Barbaro, had her photograph of Buffalo Tiger, published in The Naples Daily News this month.


William Buffalo Tiger (Heenehatche; March 6, 1920 – January 6, 2015) was a political leader of the tribal nation based in the Everglades area of Florida. He served as the first elected tribal chairman from 1962 to 1985, and before that was head of the General Council from 1957 and a chief. His activism led to political organization of the Miccosukee and their gaining federal recognition in 1962 as an independent Native American tribe. They wrote a constitution to govern their people.

In 1959 Buffalo Tiger led a delegation to Cuba and secured formal diplomatic recognition from the government of Fidel Castro of the Miccosukee. In 1962 the US Government recognized the tribe. Under his leadership, the tribe in 1971 was the first to take over responsibility to operate its social and educational programs. Buffalo Tiger and the tribe have used their sovereignty to preserve their culture and traditions in their homeland.

With historian Harry A. Kersey, he wrote an autobiography, Buffalo Tiger: A Life in the Everglades (2008). Since the late 1980s, he has run an airboat tour company in the Florida Everglades. Buffalo Tiger passed away January 6th of this year.

Information Sourced From Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Tiger]

Exposed Elements Artist and Barbaro-Gould Foundation Member interviewed by Fox 13 for Conceptual Drawings of Space

Exposed Elements Artist and Barbaro-Gould Foundation Member, Don Gillespie, was interviewed today in The Barbaro-Gould Foundation Gallery by Bryan Gray of Tampa’s Fox 13 news for his Conceptual Drawings of Space. Don, a former conceptual artist for Honeywell created a concept painting, 23 years ago, of a new heavy lift launch vehicle to take us to Mars. Back then, it was just a nameless dream. After all this time, the test flight actually happened on December 4th, 2014!

Don says, “It’s great to see this stuff literally going from the drawing board to reality. I hope Orion’s test flight goes well. I remember when working on this, one of the big concerns with these large solid fuel boosters was, ‘Slumping.’ That is when the solid fuel material sags and blocks the thrust exiting the back of the rocket, resulting in a catastrophic failure. Space flight is a risky Biz, God Speed Orion!”

Please view Don’s interview in Tampa Bay on Fox 13 on this Thursday, December 11th, 2014 during the six o’clock news hour or view his story online at http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/category/233680/local



Exposed Elements Artist Junior Polo interviewed by Bryan Gray at Fox 13

Exposed Elements Artist Junior Polo was interviewed for his creative work and community contribution by Bryan Gray at Fox 13 in Tampa. Junior painted a 3D jazz themed piano for Pianos in PinellasJBarbaro_20141205_DSC6621-2

JBarbaro_20141205_DSC6683-Edit-2 that is part of a project to bring public music and art to Clearwater, FL through the Clearwater Arts Alliance. Exposed Elements Artist, Don Gillespie, and Barbaro-Gould Foundation President, Jennifer Barbaro, both sit on the board of The Clearwater Arts Alliance and are proud of both Junior Polo and to be a part of such a ground breaking project. Junior’s interview can be seen tomorrow, Wednesday December 9th on Fox 13 news in Tampa, or can be found online at http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/27597623/2014/12/10/pianos-deck-the-streets-of-pinellas-county

Three Exposed Elements Artists selected to Paint pianos for public

The Clearwater Arts Alliance (Two EE artists sit on board, Don Gillespie and Jennifer Barbaro) initiated a public music and art project, Pianos in Pinellas, where 11 pianos were donated by Randy’s Pianos and were painted by 11 local artists, placed in 11 public locations for public enjoyment and encouragement of the arts, and will be auctioned off at the gala party January 14th at Winter’s Dolphin Adventure on Cleveland Street in Clearwater, Florida.

Three Exposed Elements artists, Don Gillespie, Junior Polo, and Agnes Black were all selected to participate as piano painting artists. Please play and view these pianos now, through January 14th in Clearwater locations: Locations for the pianos in Clearwater will include Lounge at Pelican Walk Plaza, Island Way Grill, Cleveland Street, Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, Pinellas County Courthouse, Greektown Grille, Nature’s Food Patch and Randy’s Wholesale Pianos. In Dunedin, Stirling Commons and Frenchy’s Outpost.

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Exposed Elements Raffle Winners from 9/26 and 9/27

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation and the Artists of Exposed Elements want to thank everyone who came out and supported The Exposed Elements Pop-Up Art Show this past weekend in Downtown Clearwater!

We would like to congratulate our supporters and raffle winners:

Anna Cochran-Original Artist Watercolor by Don Gillespie http://www.mybrushstrokes.com

Heather Werling-Spy Sunglasses from The Eyeshop http://www.eyeshopdowntown.com

Abbey & Collin Heimensen-$100 Gift Card to Naked Wines

June O’Bryon-$30 Gift Card to Tony’s Pizzeria & Ristorante http://tonyspizzaclearwater.com

Chris Oeppinger-The Lobster Pot Bistro $75 Gift Card & Gift Basket http://www.lobsterpotbistro.com

Please Join the Artists of Exposed Elements Pop Up Art Collaborative for an exhibition of local art on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater on September 26-27th!

Exposed Elements, a pop up art collaborative, a Barbaro-Gould Foundation project, will hold a public art show on September 26-27th in Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District. Exposed elements utilizes vacant commercial real estate to hold free public art shows. This effort not only provides selected artists with a free venue to exhibit their work, but also helps with the revitalization of economically challenged areas by beautifying vacant space and showcasing it to potential tenants as they enjoy the art.

The exhibit will offer various visual arts by distinguished fine local artists, as well as local live music, raffles, and refreshments. All proceeds to benefit The Barbaro-Gould Foundation & Clearwater Arts Alliance.

Friday, September 26th 5PM to 10PM
Saturday September 27th 10AM to 10PM

625 and 629 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755

Map of EE art show 9-26-27