Art in Tampa: Success in the Arts with Dean Mitchell

By Tampa Arts Alliance

How do you become a successful artist? Figurative painter Dean Mitchell is a highly successful artist living and working in Tampa. He lays out the path to finding success as an artist, but insists nothing can be guaranteed. Produced in collaboration with Visit Tampa Bay, and directed by Video Shampoo, this film explores the point where art and business become one, with insight from the executive director of the Tampa Museum of Art, Dr. Michael Tomor. Art In Tampa introduces “Finding Success According to Dean Mitchell” the sixth and final in a docuseries of short films released throughout late 2022 and early 2023, revealing the stories of artists, organizations and communities in Tampa Bay. Written, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Video Shampoo Produced and Narrated by Michele Smith Aerial Cinematography by Kyle Klein Music: “Bazooka Jo” by Eaters “Pirsch” by Magnus Moone “Time Goes By (Deep House Version) by PNFA Learn more at #TampaArts #Artists #VisitTampaBay #Tampa #TampaArtsAlliance #localart

Grand Opening Day!

Artis Dean L. Mitchell opens Marie Brooks Gallery

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. ~ Alice Walker

Dean Mitchell – American West – Audio Tour

Dean Mitchell – American West – Audio Tour

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This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Tallahassee Magazine, Bell & Bates Home Center, Lifesong, FSU College of Medicine, and The Gadsden County Times.

Gadsden Arts Center is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Dean Mitchell, Artist, on Power and Presence

Clip from a documentary that is being developed about artist Dean Mitchell, known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to watercolors, Mitchell is accomplished in egg tempura, oils, and pastels.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Dean Mitchell?

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Dean Mitchell?

It’s week six, and to kick off Black History Month we’re taking a closer look at artist, Dean Mitchell.

Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)-something new every Monday throughout the year-from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.