Studio 202 – acrylic/charcoal/watercolor

David Rule is a resident artist in the ArtsXchange campus in studio 202. He is an artist driven by a spirit of exploration and experimentation. He believes creativity thrives on taking risks, embracing mistakes, and venturing beyond established boundaries. Inspired by the power of simple yet impactful imagery, Rule continuously refines his artistic voice, resulting in a style that evolves and reinvents itself with each new piece. His artistic process is an ongoing dialogue between conception and execution, often involving revisions and fresh starts. This dedication to the creative journey ensures that each finished work reflects a level of quality and emotional depth that Rule is proud to stand behind. Working primarily with charcoal, pastels, and acrylics, Rule’s artwork is characterized by a bold interplay of color and black and white. His ultimate goal is to evoke a powerful emotional response in viewers, admirers, and collectors.

Studios 113 & 115 – oil painting

Nancy Cohen is a resident artist in the ArtsXchange campus in Studios 113 & 115. She is still life painter, classically trained in the chiaroscuro style of the old masters but with a fresh, more contemporary style. “I see the still life is an homage to the comfort, serenity, and safety of home. It’s the stuff of our ordinary domestic lives – vases of flowers, beat up shoes, the foods we eat, well used books – all the beloved old familiar things that remind us of moments in our lives. My job as an artist is to elevate these ordinary things into something more than just themselves – into something extraordinary. I’m trying to make poetry out of old shoes.”. Nancy paints from life – a single source of north light shines on the scene before her and transforms mundane objects into luminous shimmering vessels. She wants her work to show you the beauty and mystery she sees. The result is a drama of bright light and dark shadows that bring her paintings to life.

Studio 210 – sculpture, mixed media

Maria Saraceno is a European born sculptor with a Master in Fine Arts from USF in Tampa. She has lived most of her life in the U. S., and now lives in St. Petersburg. Her early work dealt with issues of marginalization associated with being a bicultural person. Sociopolitical issues informed some of her later sculptures and video installations. Maria’s thesis project in Spring of 2005 was a site specific, activist project aimed at the transformation of a sterile and commercial urban space into a friendly environment where people could meet and engage in social interaction. The intervention was mediated by the preparation and sharing of a meal on a corner parking lot and was documented through video and photography. Maria has exhibited at Raggio Verde in Lecce, Italy, where she showed bronze and wire sculptures; in Providence, RI with an installation of her “Tropical Pods” in the entrance of the University of Rhode Island library; at the Tampa Museum of Art; the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach; Edgezones in Miami; Little Sparrow in Atlanta; Gala Corina in Tampa; the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg; the Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa; the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, among others.

Studio 207 – fine and graphic arts

Mark Pennington is a resident artist at the ArtsXchange campus in on the second floor in studio 207. He is a professional artist specializing in concept, illustration and fine art. He began his career at Hasbro and Mattel concepting GI Joes and action figures before working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Athleta Comics. He is probably best known for his work on Shade, the Changing Man, work that earned him a nomination for best inker in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, in 1993. He also worked in the title Hellblazer; JLA and many more.

Although he has worked as an Illustrator and a Penciler for several comics, he is best known as a premier Inker. Some of the titles he has worked on include “X-Men”, “Batman”, “Spawn”, and more recently “The Protectors.”

Organization: Warehouse Arts District Association
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Position Type: Part-time (10-15 hours/week), Remote with Weekly In-person Meeting

About Us:
The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a vibrant arts community in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our mission is to support and promote local artists, galleries, and creative initiatives within the Warehouse Arts District and beyond.

Position Overview:
WADA is seeking a diligent and experienced Bookkeeper to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a background in the non-profit sector, possessing strong proficiency in QuickBooks, the Google Suite, and managing donor and membership databases.


• Manage day-to-day financial transactions and bookkeeping tasks.
• Maintain accurate records of income, expenses, and financial statements.
• Utilize QuickBooks to reconcile accounts, process payments, and generate reports.
• Handle donor and membership databases, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
• Collaborate with the team to prepare budgets and financial forecasts.
• Assist with grant reporting and financial documentation as needed.
• Attend weekly in-person meetings with the team; remaining work can be conducted remotely.


• Previous experience in bookkeeping, preferably within the non-profit sector.
• Proficiency in QuickBooks and the Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Drive, etc.).
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Schedule and Compensation:

• 10-15 hours per week.
• One weekly in-person meeting required, with the rest of the work conducted remotely.
• Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter to Please include “Bookkeeper Position” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

At WADA, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Join us in supporting the arts community and making a difference in St. Petersburg!

Director of Development Position at WADA: Cultivate Creativity and Community Impact! 🌟

The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) invites applications for the position of Director of Development—a pivotal role dedicated to spearheading our fundraising initiatives and ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of our organization.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will be a dynamic and outgoing relationship-builder entrusted with fostering partnerships and driving fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. The Director of Development will play a central role in formulating and implementing a strategic growth plan, taking charge of fundraising events, acting as a public representative for WADA, and fostering seamless cross-functional collaboration with other teams.


🌐 Multi-Year Capital Campaign:

  • Devise and implement a comprehensive multi-year capital campaign.
  • Strategically plan and execute fundraising activities to meet financial goals.

👥 Annual Fundraiser Development:

  • Lead the planning and execution of an annual fundraising event.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a successful fundraiser.

🤝 Donor Relationship Building and Stewardship:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with donors and supporters.
  • Develop and implement stewardship programs to engage and retain donors.

📣 Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:

  • Serve as the ambassador for WADA in interactions with donors and stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external partners.

📊 Financial Oversight and Reporting:

  • Manage financial aspects of development activities.
  • Provide regular reports on fundraising progress and financial performance.

🎯 Collaborations and Partnerships:

  • Collaborate with external organizations to enhance fundraising efforts.
  • Establish and foster partnerships that contribute to the organization’s success.


  • Proven experience in development and fundraising.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Background in arts, culture, or entertainment is advantageous.

Compensation, Benefits, Work Conditions:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Additional earnings: potential for performance-based bonuses.
  • Benefits: sick leave, personal days, holidays, vacation days.
  • Occasional evening and weekend commitments required.

How to Apply

Eager to drive development strategies for a vibrant arts community? Apply by submitting your résumé and cover letter to with the subject line “Director of Development – [Your Name].”

Join us in shaping the future of arts and culture in St. Petersburg! 🎨✨

🎉 Director of Events Position at WADA: Join the Creative Force! 🌟

Overview: The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is on the lookout for a dynamic Director of Events. Be the mastermind behind unforgettable cultural experiences and play a crucial role in shaping our vibrant community.

How to Apply:

Apply by submitting your résumé and cover letter to with the subject line “Director of Events – [Your Name].”


🎪 Strategic Event Planning and Execution:

  • Organize and coordinate events for seamless execution.
  • Manage cast and crew, ensuring a professional experience.
  • Act as the onsite manager during events.

👥 Team Management and Collaboration:

  • Lead and manage a team of event personnel.
  • Collaborate with various departments for effective planning.

📣 Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:

  • Represent WADA and events to benefactors, media, and stakeholders.
  • Handle communications with staff, sponsors, and talent.

📅 Logistics and Planning:

  • Manage event software, RSVP lists, and seating charts.
  • Conduct ROI analysis for optimal resource allocation.

🎯 Marketing and Promotions:

  • Develop strategies for maximizing event revenue.
  • Utilize SEO techniques for website traffic and engagement.

🌐 Online and Social Media Presence:

  • Maintain and update website and social media platforms.
  • Design marketing materials for print and web.

📊 Post-Event Analysis and Reporting:

  • Provide post-event analyses, recaps, and attendance reports.


  • Proven experience in event planning.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in SEO and social media for event promotions.
  • Background in arts, culture, or entertainment is a plus.

Compensation, Benefits, Work Conditions:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Additional earnings: percentage of event profits.
  • Benefits: sick leave, personal days, holidays, vacation days.
  • Occasional evening and weekend commitments required.

Join us in fostering a lively arts community and curating experiences that leave a lasting impression! 🎨✨

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All building entrances are on the ground floor, accessible without barrier from the parking lot. Second floor studios and classroom may be accessed via stairs or elevator. The elevator accommodates space for a wheelchair and companion. All galleries, exhibition spaces as well as the outdoor theatre are accessible and prepared to seat disabled patrons. Contact us to learn more or request assistance.