Tampa native Tim Boatright is a professional marketing creative and commercial artist for over 30 years. He is the Vice President/Creative Director of Marketing Associates USA, a Tampa-based company, which provides strategic marketing and promotional services to corporations worldwide. Tim has a degree in advertising and studied at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.
The Tampa Relic Collection display on Franklin Street is a celebration of Tampa’s history and future. The artwork of six city icons is produced in a graphic style inspired by travel posters, cigar art, and fruit crate labels. In early 2016 a solo exhibit of the Tampa Relics Collection was held at the Tampa Bay History Center – a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. View the Tampa Relics Collection at www.tamparelics.bigcartel.com
Tim has created many private and public art installations, including works in the Tampa area. Recent art projects include those in Downtown Tampa, at Trinity Cafe and at Christ the King Catholic Church. He also has three art installations in Honduras, including the one below.
“I had an opportunity for a unique project in early 2013: To create artwork for the interior the newly constructed Trinity Cafe. The non-profit restaurant serves a high-quality meal to the homeless and hungry in the community. Since 2001 they have served over 1,200,000 meals. Artwork measuring 5 feet x 12 feet was executed in a contemporary style utilizing a pattern of multi-colored circles. From a short distance, the circles reveal to the viewer images of three powerful human rights icons – Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interspersed within the design are larger circles displaying quotes to inspire and encourage the cafe guests, all of whom are struggling, unemployed and/or living on the streets. They dine under the gaze of Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and MLK.”
“In 2009 I led a group of 22 volunteer workers from Espiritu Santo Catholic Church on a trip to a remote location in Honduras, on the edge of the rainforest, to build an outdoor “Capilla” (chapel) and Rosary prayer garden in one week at The Farm of the Child, an orphanage. Volunteers were from all walks – not artists or construction craftspeople. The finished structure was blessed by a priest. It was a miracle we got the project complete in a week. I sculpted Rosary themed art, made molds and cast sculptures in colored fused kiln glass – the artwork was placed into the walls of the Capilla.”
Among his many honors and awards, Tim was a finalist for the design of the state quarter in 2002.
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Tim a recipient of an Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award.