Soft Water Gallery

Soft Water Gallery Soft Water Gallery specializes in high-quality contemporary works by emerging and mid-career artists.

Soft Water Gallery (formerly Soft Water Studios) is a contemporary fine art gallery specializing in the sale and exhibition of fine art, as well as offering consultation services geared towards the development of highly-curated personal or business art collections. Located on the Arts Xchange campus in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida, the gallery represents dozens of emerging, mid-career, and award-winning artists working in a variety of media.

Carol Carter's "Mangroves" and Cindy Vener's "Lavender Bench" and "Summer on the Gulf" all found homes this week! Thank ...
06/05/2024

Carol Carter's "Mangroves" and Cindy Vener's "Lavender Bench" and "Summer on the Gulf" all found homes this week!

Thank you to our wonderful artists for doing what you do, and thank you to the collectors who make original artwork a part of their lives - we appreciate you all more than you can imagine. ❤

Carol Carter Cindy Vener Art

A huge thank you goes out to 83 Degrees for including "Homecoming" at Soft Water Gallery in their arts roundup!
06/05/2024

A huge thank you goes out to 83 Degrees for including "Homecoming" at Soft Water Gallery in their arts roundup!

The June art scene in Tampa Bay has Hillsborough Community College's one-day public art festival "Now on View" and the eighth annual Tampa International Fringe Festival in Ybor City and Juneteenth and Pride Month events across Tampa Bay,

So this is happening in the parking lot… Convocation is hitching a ride west!
05/30/2024

So this is happening in the parking lot… Convocation is hitching a ride west!

There's a lot happening on the ArtsXchange campus today, but the gallery is open! MGA's "Convocation" will be loaded up ...
05/30/2024

There's a lot happening on the ArtsXchange campus today, but the gallery is open!

MGA's "Convocation" will be loaded up to leave for El Paso today, and we're getting shiny new handrails on the loading dock to keep visitors from accidentally toppling off.

If you've yet to see it, Come by before the "Topos" exhibition before it comes down - the last day is Saturday, June 1! "Homecoming" is also on view, and I promise both exhibitions are well worth the visit - come see me!

Big doings on the ArtsXchange campus today… MGA’s Convocation will be loaded for transport to El Paso, and we’re getting...
05/30/2024

Big doings on the ArtsXchange campus today… MGA’s Convocation will be loaded for transport to El Paso, and we’re getting shiny new handrails installed to keep visitors from toppling off the concrete loading dock. In spite of all this, WE ARE OPEN! Come experience the final days of “Topos” and “Homecoming,” which is mid run. Both exhibitions are terrific, and well worth a visit.

Yes, it’s hot outside, and you’re sure to get a warm welcome, but aside from that it’s nice and cool in the gallery.

Check out this interview our own Dana Hargrove did with Canvas Rebel! Dana's incredible artwork is currently on view as ...
05/18/2024

Check out this interview our own Dana Hargrove did with Canvas Rebel!

Dana's incredible artwork is currently on view as part of our Topos exhibition - if you haven't been in to see her captivating pieces yet, you are missing something very, very special. This is your invitation - come on by!

We recently connected with Dana Hargrove and have shared our conversation below. Dana, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today When did you first know you wanted to pursue a creative/artistic path professionally? From a young age, my uncle, an artist himself, introduced me to....

A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the opening of "Homecoming" Saturday evening, and thank you to starring ar...
05/17/2024

A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the opening of "Homecoming" Saturday evening, and thank you to starring artist John Hosford, who has been painting his backside off for months to prepare for it.

If you did not make it to the opening, please, come see the exhibition in person. This is only a portion of the work, and the painting on the title wall is eight feet long and five feet tall. Photos can't begin to capture it justly.

Congratulations to David Williams, whose works "Out of the Blue," "Doo Jigger A," and "Thrill Ride" will soon be install...
05/06/2024

Congratulations to David Williams, whose works "Out of the Blue," "Doo Jigger A," and "Thrill Ride" will soon be installed at the home of collectors in Bellair Beach!

Are you ready for "Homecoming"? Exhibition opens Saturday, May 11 at 6 pm!
05/06/2024

Are you ready for "Homecoming"? Exhibition opens Saturday, May 11 at 6 pm!

Congratulations to Laine Nixon, whose painting "Color Writing 09" was selected for Johnson & Pope's new art collection i...
05/06/2024

Congratulations to Laine Nixon, whose painting "Color Writing 09" was selected for Johnson & Pope's new art collection in their downtown Tampa office!

And a huge thank you to Katherine Gibson and Kenny Jensen for facilitating the placement!

Thank you to The Artisan Magazine for featuring our own Vlasta Smola on the cover of the current issue! Stop by the gall...
05/06/2024

Thank you to The Artisan Magazine for featuring our own Vlasta Smola on the cover of the current issue!

Stop by the gallery to pick up your copy while supplies last, and to see Vlasta's stunning artworks in person--they are truly remarkable!

These pieces and more have found new homes recently… Thank you to our wonderful collectors and to our ever-talented arti...
04/28/2024

These pieces and more have found new homes recently… Thank you to our wonderful collectors and to our ever-talented artists for bringing so much beauty into the world!

Two of Kathleen and David Bly's beautiful turned cedar sculptures have found new homes... Hurry in while there are still...
04/18/2024

Two of Kathleen and David Bly's beautiful turned cedar sculptures have found new homes... Hurry in while there are still some of these beauties to choose from! These sensuous pieces are deliciously touchable - and, yes, you read that correctly, this is artwork you can touch! They are satiny-smooth under your fingertips and oh, so sexy.

Candace Knapp's adorably-playful painting "Tropical Garden  #3" has gone to live with some collectors in North Carolina!...
04/16/2024

Candace Knapp's adorably-playful painting "Tropical Garden #3" has gone to live with some collectors in North Carolina! Bon voyage, happy monkeys!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of Topos Saturday night! If you didn't make it, it's a gorgeous exhibiti...
04/15/2024

Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of Topos Saturday night! If you didn't make it, it's a gorgeous exhibition, so make plans to stop by during our regular gallery hours. We hope to see you soon!

Today I learned that it’s “Wear a Hat Day”. So pop on your favorite chapeau (or not), and come by the gallery to see som...
03/28/2024

Today I learned that it’s “Wear a Hat Day”. So pop on your favorite chapeau (or not), and come by the gallery to see some beautiful artwork by our dozens of represented artists! Pictured is a detail from Steph Gimson’s small-scale mixed-media piece entitled “Percy.”

Thank you 83 degrees and Carole Devillers for this lovely photo pictorial including Soft Water Gallery!
03/23/2024

Thank you 83 degrees and Carole Devillers for this lovely photo pictorial including Soft Water Gallery!

A photo gallery from the Second Saturday ArtWalk in St. Petersburg.

Escape the blustery weather, and come have an art day! We’re a little like a free museum where you can actually purchase...
03/22/2024

Escape the blustery weather, and come have an art day! We’re a little like a free museum where you can actually purchase from the collection if you’d like to… What could be better than that? Pictured: watercolor heron by Carol Carter, linocut palm trees by Peter Shurtz.

We’re testing out expanded hours! The gallery is open today from noon -6 pm. Stop by, say hello to Kathy, and see what b...
03/20/2024

We’re testing out expanded hours! The gallery is open today from noon -6 pm. Stop by, say hello to Kathy, and see what beautiful artwork we have in store for you! Pictured is John Hosford’s “On the Return”, oil on canvas, 48 x 60.

Please join us at Soft Water Gallery for ArtWalk tonight… We have gorgeous new works by Steph Gimson, Peter Shurtz, and ...
03/09/2024

Please join us at Soft Water Gallery for ArtWalk tonight… We have gorgeous new works by Steph Gimson, Peter Shurtz, and Vlasta Smola in house! ✨

It’s perfect weather to be out exploring, and we’ve got a fantastic mix of original artwork to enjoy, like this playful,...
02/24/2024

It’s perfect weather to be out exploring, and we’ve got a fantastic mix of original artwork to enjoy, like this playful, limited-edition linocut by Diana Tonnessen. We’re here until 6pm today… Hop in the car, golf cart, or on your bike or scooter and come visit!

Jeff Aeling's "Thunderstorm Over Tampa Bay" will be heading to a new home early next week... We'll miss this beauty, but...
02/23/2024

Jeff Aeling's "Thunderstorm Over Tampa Bay" will be heading to a new home early next week... We'll miss this beauty, but we're so glad it will be joining a wonderful collection!

Thank you to all the art collectors and enthusiasts, wherever you may be. We so appreciate every one of you!

If you'd like to see more of Jeff Aeling's work, or any of our other incredibly talented artists, come see us!

"Serene Sea" and "Tiny Don CeSar" by Carrie Jadus left the gallery this week... One is staying local, and we're told the...
02/23/2024

"Serene Sea" and "Tiny Don CeSar" by Carrie Jadus left the gallery this week... One is staying local, and we're told the other is destined for England! Thanks to all who choose original art... You have no idea how much we, and all artists, appreciate you!

Did you miss ArtWalk last weekend? Don’t worry—you can visit the gallery every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to see all ...
02/15/2024

Did you miss ArtWalk last weekend? Don’t worry—you can visit the gallery every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to see all the delicious artwork! Public hours are from noon until 6pm, or by appointment. Don’t miss Marianne Chapel’s vibrant works, as well as works by Jeff Aeling, Dennis Angel, John Hosford, and Anna Rac in our Exterior, Interior exhibition.

So delighted to have placed FIVE of Judy Pickett’s encaustic cyanotypes ( four are pictured ) with one of our existing c...
02/03/2024

So delighted to have placed FIVE of Judy Pickett’s encaustic cyanotypes ( four are pictured ) with one of our existing collectors! Congratulations, Judy, and thank you to our collector for continuing to trust us as a valued source for high-quality artwork! ✨ 💕

This big, bold, painting is going to a new home at the end of the exhibition! Marianne Chapel’s “The Fitting 4” is 60 x ...
01/26/2024

This big, bold, painting is going to a new home at the end of the exhibition! Marianne Chapel’s “The Fitting 4” is 60 x 48 inches of vibrantly-colored, high-concept intensity. Do you measure up?

Chapel’s work deals with complex issues of environmental degradation and societal and interpersonal power imbalances, among other concerns.

See more of Marianne’s work in her solo exhibition “Constructing Utopia” currently on view at the gallery, or see it on our website. Pro tip: it’s much more impressive in person!

🔴 SOLD - "Listen to Your Dreams" will be shipped to a collector in Boston next month. Stop by the gallery to see more of...
01/24/2024

🔴 SOLD - "Listen to Your Dreams" will be shipped to a collector in Boston next month. Stop by the gallery to see more of Vlasta Smola's beautiful, impossibly-detailed artwork.

Born in the Ukraine, Vlasta's rigorous early training in gymnastics and dance instilled in her a drive for perfection that she now applies to her artistic practice. With a deep and abiding love of beauty, Smola's Renaissance aspirations fuse with contemporary sensibilities as she depicts flesh, feathers and fabric in sumptuous detail.

It was a lovely, if chilly, ArtWalk tonight and the cap off to a great week.  Lots of wonderful artwork went home with e...
01/14/2024

It was a lovely, if chilly, ArtWalk tonight and the cap off to a great week. Lots of wonderful artwork went home with equally-wonderful collectors, which makes us so, so happy for both the artists and for the people who now get to live with more beauty in their lives. Thanks for making magic with us! ✨

Carrie Jadus's "Sunset at the Pier" found a new home with some local collectors today. Thank you for choosing original a...
01/06/2024

Carrie Jadus's "Sunset at the Pier" found a new home with some local collectors today. Thank you for choosing original artwork to enhance your home! ❤

We closed out 2023 with the placement of Bryce Hudson’s striking geometric abstract painting “Untitled Composition  #56”...
01/02/2024

We closed out 2023 with the placement of Bryce Hudson’s striking geometric abstract painting “Untitled Composition #56” with some local collectors.

To see more of Bryce’s available work, make an appointment to stop by the gallery, or view a selection of available works on our website.

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515 22nd Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
33712

Opening Hours

Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12am - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

+17273183223

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Soft Water Studios is located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our rotating gallery features artworks for sale of emerging and mid-career artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Drop in during our gallery hours: Mondays from 10am-3pm.

Resident Artists:


  • Carrie Jadus: Hailing from many generations of artists, Carrie Jadus is an accomplished painter. Inspired heavily by Impressionist painting, Jadus seeks to tell a unique story to each viewer through her work.

  • Mark Aeling: Mark received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1993. When he's not creating impressive large-scale sculpture at MGA next door, the master sculptor is creating amazing work for our gallery.
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