Studio 1212 was
founded in October 1970 by former students of William
Pachner and is the oldest artist cooperative in the
Tampa Bay area of Florida. It is a non-profit
organization and is limited to thirty members.
professional group of artists shares studio and gallery
space in Clearwater, Florida. Sharing instead of
competing is our goal as we offer monthly critiques and
Many of our members
exhibit their work actively throughout the state, nation
and internationally. Members past and present are
well known artists in their fields. Many hold
signature memberships in national watercolor and acrylic
Art education is an
important part of our joint journey. On the third
Tuesday of each month we offer an art critique that is
open to the public. Our artists join together in a
warm, supportive atmosphere to try and help our members
and others resolve challenges we are facing with our
creative endeavors. Often the room resounds with
shouts of "well done", "way to go", or applause.
Workshops are offered
that are open to members and the public. Our
workshops may include instruction on the use of
watercolor, acrylics, collage or special techniques.
They are always fun and well attended.
Reservations are required and a fee is paid to cover the
Our yearly "Holidays
Are For Sharing" show offers a room full of art,
jewelry, bookmarks, cards, paintings and much more.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale go back to the community.
One year we supported Suncoast Hospice. Last year,
a donation was made to local school art programs.
As artists, we often
find ourselves isolated from the world.
Most of us work alone at home or in a studio. It
is important as artists to take time to explore new
directions in our work and to share ideas with others.
A supportive, caring community of artists is a great