exhibitions & projects

upcoming

March 2- April 31 Indigo Blues Solo Exhibition at Teco Public Art  Gallery, downtown Tampa. 

“This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes Monotypes and Acrylic skins on watercolor paper and is more landscape in nature. Also in this collection are several mixed media pieces that include Papyrus paper that I made and in some cases it is collaged with suede and silk from some very old furniture that comes from my husband’s family.”

Beth Kokol will be present for downtown’s Fourth Friday Event on March 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. Beth will lead a Talk & Tour with visitors and talk about her work, her inspirations and take questions. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Please join us.

 

    The TECO Public Art Gallery is located at 702 North Franklin Street, Tampa,

FL 33602. It is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. For information, please contact Curator Debra Radke at dradke1@tampabay.rr.com

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1980-84- Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Florida State University. While at FSU, studied figure drawing, commercial art, drafting, mixed media, pottery, photography, watercolor, sculpture and print making

1984- Solo show, The Warehouse, Miami, Florida, 

1985- Beaux Arts Festival of Art, Miami, Florida

1984-1989- Founder and Owner of Beth Kokol Designs, a line of childrens' and adult hand painted clothing that grew into producing custom painted furniture for interior designers in the Miami area

1989-90- Studied Drawing at Youngstown State University

1991-2004- Volunteered at Mitchell Elementary, JCC, YMCA and Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa Florida

2000- Donated work to Sticks of Fire auction, Aids Fundraiser

2004- Outdoor Art Foundation, Chairs for Charity, Painted Lady 

2004-2012- Founder, Owner and Principal Teacher at Beth Kokol Arts, a private art school with approximately 300 students

2005- Outdoor Arts Foundation, Manatee Menagerie, Julia

2011- Artist participant in the Violin Project, To Life, Florida Holocaust Museum fundraiser

2011- Studied with John Mac Kah, Oil Painting Like the Master, Penland School of Crafts

2012-Present- Founder, Owner and Principal Teacher at Kokol Art Studio and Gallery

2012- Solo Show, A swirling mind, Kokol Art Studio and Gallery 

2012- Studied with Holly Roberts, mixed media, Penland School of Crafts

2012- Artist volunteer, Erase Hate fundraiser, Tampa Bay, Florida

2013- Artist participant in the Hear No Evil Project, To Life, Florida Holocaust Museum fundraiser

2013- Group show, A Journey to Discover, Kokol Art Studio and Gallery

2013- Studied with Rene Marquiz, mixed media, Penland School of Crafts

2013- Artist Participant, Painting the Ta-tas, Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Clearwater, Florida

2014- Donated work to 5x5 fundraiser, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa Museum of Art

2014- Group show, Light From and Color, Kokol Art Studio and Gallery

2014- Artist Participant, Painting the Ta-Tas, Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Clearwater, Florida

2014- Studied with Jon Brooks, wood sculpture, Penland School of Crafts

2015- Studied with Keiji Shinohara, Japanese woodblock print, Penland School of Crafts

2015- Donated work to 5x5 fundraiser, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa Museum of Art

2016- Group show, Scapes, Kokol Art Studio and Galler

2016- Studied with Lynn Sures, large scale paper-making and paper sculpture, Penland School of Crafts

2016- Donated work to 5x5 fundraiser, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa Museum of Art

2016- Awarded Best Local Visual Artist, Creative Loafing- Best of the Bay

2016- Group Show, The Bridge-Marc De Waele, Rob Bell, Joanne Higbee, Beth Kokol, Kokol Studio and Gallery

2017 Teco Public Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition Indigo Blues