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Foundation Art Collection

A directive of St. Petersburg College President Bill Law was established in 2010 to utilize the newly developed College Collection under the umbrella of the St. Petersburg College Foundation to have a stunning increase of art on campuses and enhance the college experience.

The Foundation Art Collection consists of over 4,110 contemporary works of art including:

  • 135 pieces from the Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection
  • 1,709 contemporary fine art prints by Canadian artists
  • 2,250 prints and original paintings by Allen Leepa, Abraham Rattner, and Esther Gentle
  • 16 recent acquisitions in mixed media, painting, ceramic, photography and printmaking

Donations of Art

The College gratefully accepts donations of art that will enhance the learning environment and cultural experience for SPC students and visitors. To discuss a gift of art, please contact Julie Henry-Matus, Curator of College Collections, at 727-341-7914.


Current Exhibits

Introducing the Foundation Art Collection

Gibbs Music Center Gallery, St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

In the Spotlight! Reflections Past and Present from the College Collection

The Gery & Robert Brizzi Gallery, American Stage Lobby at SPC Downtown Campus

This Collection exhibit is inspired by American Stage's current production of The Piano Lesson, an August Wilson play and celebrates the moments of everyday life with a sense of rich tradition and history that spans generations in African cultures locally and around the world. 

Introducting the College Collection

(Left to right) Florence Putterman “ Les Couers I”, circa 1960s, lithograph edition 4/40 (*New Acquisition, College Collection, Gift of the Florence Putterman Foundation, Inc.); Miriam Schapiro “Alexander and Me”, 1995, screenprint with fabric edition 39/40 (Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, 2001.009; Iain Baxter “Elemental Landscape”, 1999, monoprint (College Collection); Sam Gilliam “Bay to Bay Series”, 1995, pulled monoprint with machine stitching (Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, 1996.007)

In the Spotlight! Reflections Past and Present from the College Collection

(left to right) Charles Hewitt, Untitled, circa 1999, Woodblock print, 16 x 24 inches; Sangoyemi Ogunsanya (Corinne Gaile), At the Crossroads, 1996, Mixed media collage on canvas, 41 x 35 inches (Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, 1998.011); Tomas Marais (Cuban – American), Hambre y Pobreza Mundial, 1963, woodcut, 18 x 11 inches – (Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2000.053)

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St. Petersburg FL 33733-3489

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