SouthWest Art Magazine: 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2018: Tara Radosevich
One of my biggest goals this year was to be featured in SouthWest Art magazine's article for artists under the age of 31 but above 21 years of age. The article is known as SouthWest Art 21 Under 31. And I am so humbled and proud to announce I was chosen along with 20 other artists to be featured in their September issue! It is such an honor to be in this magazine and I couldn't be more overjoyed! I want to Thank God most of all for making my dream possible, my friend and mentor, Bob Canning for writing my letter of recommendation, my friend and photographer, Sophia Renee for photographing my headshot needed for the article, and all of my family and friends for their loving support!
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In St. Pete, Kriseman lauds new class of Southeastern Guide Dogs "Superheroes" in effort to raise awareness Seven of 50 Superheroes on Parade dog sculptures were unveiled in St. Petersburg.
Sponsor Joseph Saunders and artist Tara Radosevich admire “Justice” as he is unveiled.
March 9, 2017
The first seven of 50 painted pups in Southeastern Guide Dogs Superheroes on Parade campaign charmed members of the public earlier this week at the Sundial in St. Petersburg. Mayor Rick Kriseman, who himself has raised several guide dogs-in-training for the nonprofit, was there to show his support.
The event sought to raise awareness—and funds—for the Bradenton-based nonprofit with the unveiling of several colorfully decorated statues, each painted by a local artist, of Labrador retrievers wearing capes (hence the "superhero" moniker).
Kriseman said the Southeastern Guide Dogs, which trains dogs to be companions and helpers for the visually impaired, is a win-win for the community, and that it's important to support such an organization through events and other means.
“It’s a way of raising funds and those funds really make a difference in people’s lives. They use those for the dogs, they don’t charge for the dogs when they give the dog to someone who needs it,” Kriseman said. “It’s a win for the city because we think of ourselves as a city of the arts. So what better way of working with [a] non-profit that to do something that brings, even more, art and expression?”
Meet the Artist: Tara Radosevich
By TIFFANY RAZZANO, Tampa Bay Newspapers
Article published on Monday, March 6, 2017
PINELLAS PARK - Ever since she was able to hold a crayon, Tara Radosevich has fostered a love of the arts.
She also has always been drawn to animals – especially horses – and images of the American West, such as cowboys and Native Americans, despite growing up in St. Petersburg, just miles from the beach.
“I wanted a farm,” she said, recalling one early picture she drew for her father when she was around 5 years old.
Though they lived in a townhouse, she drew a farm, complete with llamas.
“I specifically drew llamas because I had recently learned you could have llamas on a farm,” she said. “I told him that I wanted him to buy me a farm.”
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would immediately answer, “An artist and a cowgirl.”
Now, Radosevich, the latest artist to join the Studios at 5663, leans heavily on these childhood influences when creating.
After high school, she went on to the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, where she received a bachelor of fine arts in painting in 2013. While in college, she displayed her work in shows and galleries throughout the region. She also volunteered for a horse stable in Lithia, caring for the horses and taking riding lessons for the first time. This experience greatly influenced her work, which mainly features animals and cowboys.
“I’d kind of forgotten about those childhood dreams,” she said. “But I love horses and the romanticism of riding off into the West.”
After college, she met artist Carrie Jadus and worked with her for one year as an assistant at Soft Water Studios in St. Petersburg. Currently, she works for Davidson Fine Art.
Moving into the Studios at 5663 is helping her to grow as an artist. She lives at home with her parents and doesn’t have the space at home for her artwork. At the studios, she’s able to work freely on her paintings without worrying about storing and moving around her supplies.
She’s also currently trying to grow her pet portrait business. It’s a natural fit given her predilection for drawing creatures of all kinds.
“I really love animals,” she said.
Radosevich is also participating in a fundraiser for the Southeastern Guide Dogs. She’s painted one of the guide dog sculptures for the organization’s Superheroes on Parade. Her work will be on display at Saunders & Walkers PA in Pinellas Park.
September 15, 2016
Carrie Jadus is a Tampa Bay area native who has a passion for Impressionism, and a electrical engineering degree.
Carrie Jadus worked as an engineer for years before deciding that she needed to put that aside and do what she really loves to do, paint. “Though the painting is of importance to me, it is crucial for the viewers to distinguish their own significance to the image. There in lies my hope, for those who observe my work to experience their own visual anecdote.”
Her 2015 Shine mural of Nikola Tesla was a perfect addition to the building that houses a company called Genius. “I felt like a great genius like Tesla needed a tribute,” she said. “He is primarily responsible for the A/C electricity we use today.” Jadus and her assistant Tara Radosevich took two weeks to complete the mural, and did a fantastic job!
Nikola Tesla Mural
2232 5th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712