A Renaissance in Florida that’s Surprising the Art World

New York’s long claim of being the center of the Art World which started soon after World War II with the abstract expressionist golden era. New Yorkers are aware of this status and would have trouble taking California art seriously; so what would they have to say about art in Florida?

In a recent article in Interview magazine: “Sotheby’s says, Art Basel, Miami Beach has quickly become the most important contemporary art event in America.”




Nuance Galleries of Tampa Bay has been representing Artists for over 30 years, while Collecting and Selling special Art finds and Custom Framing everything from Collectibles to Large Corporate Installations. Like many galleries in Miami; Nuance is also experiencing a resurgence of new gallery artist and new original works for their clients.

Several Internationally prominent artists have their home studios on the West Coast of Florida, like Robert Rauschenberg of Captiva Island and James Rosenquist of Aripeka. Back in 1973 Rosenquist rented two store fronts on 7th Ave in Ybor City as his studio.

Nuance Galleries represents many national and international artists.  One of the finest is Charles Fazzino, who In 2009, came to Tampa Super Bowl XLIII and did the amazing painting below (center);  while he was here he had a sell out show at Nuance.

These artists and many others have had a huge impact in helping to make the west coast of Florida a recognized place for the arts.


The Nuance Cuban Gallery Selection is a visual delight to see and experience, with over 200 paintings from Cuba’s finest artists including Caboverde Yacer, who was an art instructor at the Guantanamo School of Fine Art in the Oriente Province of Eastern CubaSince 1999  Caboverde has attracted much international attention, resulting from the success of his first two one-man shows in Europe his last major show was in Paris, France. He currently resides in Baracoa, where he is an art teacher at the municipal cultural center near Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba.  If you’re interested in seeing Nuances entire collection of Cuban Art, call the gallery and set up a private viewing.



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Romance of the Pescadores 
Oil Painting 49×36 by Caboverde

Nuance has accepted five new Gallery Artists this year, including Keith Martin Johns, born the son of a fisherman in Englewood, FL. Johns has been painting Florida’s Nature most of his life and this year at 59 he is graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from *Academy of Art University in San Francisco.(www.academyart.edu)

Flight before Night by Johns Oil Painting 16×20

Keith Martin Johns

Nuance Galleries has just re-designed its entire Custom Framing Facility and Art Storage with working space for archiving new work.

After all; this is still a growing gallery for the arts, and considering Florida’s recent rise to prominence in the art world, they are in the right place at the right time.

With the tremendous growth of the International and Latin American Corridor through Miami and Tampa, Nuance Galleries has become the leader in the Tampa Bay Area for the Florida Art Renaissance.Nuance Galleries has 15 Latin Artist mostly Cuban, like Jose Aguilera who has won 33 provincial and national awards as well as 30 international shows. He was an instructor at the José Joaquín Tejada Art School in Santiago de Cuba and the Art Education Department at the University of Oriente and the Higher Institute of Education (ISE), where he taught drawing and engraving.

Salud de Maestro  Engraving 9×20  by Aguilera


Make sure you check out this months  Art & Education EVENT at Nuance Galleries:

For more information on Nuance Galleries new art, artist and art education events please leave your email on our contact page;  give them a call or drop by the gallery and see for yourself.

Nuance Galleries Tampa Bay

804 South Dale Mabry
Tampa, Fl 33609

Phone : 813-875-0511
Contact : Robert, Suzanne, Diane or Mary Beth
[email protected]

Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm