Give Day Tampa Bay 2016 – TODAY ONLY!

Support BGF - Give Day Tampa Bay 2016It only comes once a year: #GiveDayTampaBay – Donate Today

In my best NPR radio voice,

Every day you appreciate and love the work that the Barbaro-Gould Foundation does, but we cannot do these things without the generous donations we receive from friends just like you.

So, make this the day you reach out and make that donation. Our goal today is $5000. Help us make and exceed that goal.

No donation is too large or too small. Be a part of what makes the Barbaro-Gould foundation so special. Not just another not-for-profit, but one founded and run by your friends and dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place inside and out.

Pull out that same credit card that you are going to use to buy *stuff* with today and use it to make a difference by supporting your friends and our vision at the Barbaro-Gould Foundation. Donate Now!

Todd out!

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Artist Don Gillespie Honored by Barbaro-Gould Foundation & Clearwater Arts Alliance

Artist Don Gillespie was honored by the Barbaro-Gould Foundation & Clearwater Arts Alliance in a gathering sponsored by THe Sand Pearl Hotel in Clearwater, Florida last night. Allon Sams treated attendees to music on a piano, on loan from The Barbaro-Gould Foundation during Sun Coast Jazz Classic, and painted by Don during a Clearwater Arts Alliance Community project late last year. The piano is on playable and on view at The Sand Pearl through November and then will return to The Barbaro-Gould Foundation Studio D Art Center (1211 Hamlet Avenue, Studio D, Clearwater, FL 33756) where it remains on display for public use and enjoyment.

After Don shared the details of his Cloning Neptune project and future artistic endeavors, Jennifer Barbaro spoke on the importance of The Clearwater Arts Alliance and what it means to her to be a part of this board; “First of all, I am honored to sit on the board of The Clearwater Arts Alliance, amongst a group of people that are so committed, passionate, and dedicated to positively affecting the Clearwater Community and our youth-through Supporting the arts.

Additionally, as an art lover who co-founded a not for profit art center & foundation based in Clearwater, it is so important to have a group like the Clearwater Arts Alliance that helps all artists and organizations to advocate, foster & promote cultural awareness in Clearwater.

Jennifer went on to speak of the role of The Barbaro-Gould Foundation in the Cloning Neptune project and to honor Don for his accomplishments; “Each year The Barbaro-Gould Foundation recognizes artists who not only show accomplishment in
their personal artistry, but display leadership in public art for their communities and future generations of artists. While working with Don Gillespie and Cloning Neptune to help support the project, the Barbaro-Gould Foundation had the amazing opportunity to visit Don in Oswego, NY and see him as an artist in residence, the project in process, and witness first hand the profound effect Don had and continues to have in that community and beyond, full circle back to Clearwater.”

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation recognized Don Gillespie and his most recent 2015 project, Cloning Neptune for artistic accomplishment, youth mentorship & public art contribution with a celebratory plaque.

Congratulations and Thank you to Don, The Clearwater Arts Alliance for organizing the gathering, The Sand Pearl hotel for sponsoring the event, and for all of the attendees who came out and supported public art!





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!



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

Heather Werling-Spy Sunglasses from The Eyeshop

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

June O’Bryon-$30 Gift Card to Tony’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

Chris Oeppinger-The Lobster Pot Bistro $75 Gift Card & Gift Basket

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

Barbaro-Gould Foundation to attend NFP Workshop August 26th at Straz Center for Performing Arts, Tampa

Members of the board of the Barbaro-Gould Foundation are set to attend the 4th annual Not for Profit Workshop in Tampa on August 26th. This workshop for passion, pride, and persistence is a gathering of non-profit leaders and philanthropists focused on improving the quality of life in the community.The workshop includes keynote presentations, round table discussions, and networking opportunities: