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artist , educator , consultant

Roberta Schofield, American artist, consultant, educator.


Schofield, Roberta was born on July 9, 1945 in Ronceverte, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Thomas Robert Schofield Morrison and Ruth Thrasher.


Student, Berea College, 1964. Student, University Cincinnati, 1969. Bachelor, University South Florida, 1973.

Master of Fine Arts, University South Florida, 1979.


Adjunct faculty University South Florida, Tampa, 1979-1981. Faculty South Florida Junior College, Avon Park, 1979-1982, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1983-1984. Interim director Florida Center Contemporary Art, Tampa, 1986-1987, independent curator, since 1987.

Adjunct faculty Saint Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1988. Independent curator Tampa City Council, 1988-1990, 91-94. Independent artist Tampa, since 1979.

Photographer The Tampa Tribune, since 2005. Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibits include (solo and two person): Outdoor Art Foundation Commission Work On Piece, The Berlin Wall, 2008, Pakhuis 6, Contemporary Art Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2006, Acquisitions Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, 2003, Lee County Alliance Arts, Fort Myers, Florida, 1999, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, 1998, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, 1998, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1996, Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 1995, Visual Arts Center Northwest Florida, Panama City, 1994, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1994, Tampa, Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1994, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, 1993, 99, 2003, 05, Jacksonville Coalition Arts, Art in Public Places Gallery, Tampa, 1991, Centre Club, Tampa, 1991, Stein Gallery, Tampa, 1990, The Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, 1989, 2000, 1989, St. Andrew's, Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, 1988, 98 TECO Plaza Gallery, Tampa, 1988, Florida Center Contemporary Art, Tampa, 1985, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida, 1988, Tampa General, 1988, Berry College, Rome, Georgia, 1987, Tampa City Hall, 1987, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland, 1985, Latin Quarter Gallery, Tampa, 1981, Brandon Cultural Center, Florida, Jones Intercable, Tampa, 1986, The Casements, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1983, Jamestown Community College, Olean, New York, 1987, Gallery E, Evergreen, Colorado, 1986, West Liberty (West Virginia) College, 1983, Campbellsville College, Kentucky, New College, Sarasota, Florida, University Center Florida, University South Florida, Florida School Arts, Pakhuis6 Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2006, 07, Turner Center Arts, Valdosta, Georgia, 2006, 07. Group exhibits include Boca Raton Museum Art, Florida, 2005, 10, Scarfone Hartley Gallery, 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, 2005, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, 2002, National Association Women Artists, New York City, 2003, St. Augustine Arts Center (Best of Show 2003)2003, Shelter Rock Gallery, Manhasset, New York, 1999, Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1999, International Securities Exchange Art Foundation, New York City, 1994, Venice Art Center, Florida, Lee County Alliance Arts, Fort Myers, Florida, 1999, Tampa Museum Art, 1980, 82, 85, 92, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, (3rd prize 1995)1995, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Florida, Raleigh Gallery, Boca Raton, Leepa Raltner Museum Art, 2009, Tampa Museum Art, 2008, Museum of Science Industry, 2007, Gulfcoast Museum Art, 2006, Ruth Eckerd Hall Performing Arts Center, Clearwater, Sarasota, 1995, Visual Arts Center, 1995, Tampa Museum Art, Polk Museum Art, Lakeland, 1993, 2002, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, 1993, 98, Le Moyne College Art Foundation, Tallahassee, 1992, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, 1992, Lakeland Center Arts, 1997, Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater, 1991, Linda Hayman Gallery, Boca Raton, 1991, University South Florida Museum, Tampa, 1974, 77, 94, Stein Gallery, Tampa, 1988, 90, Crescent Gallery, Huntington, New York, 1989, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1994, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida (1st. Place 1979, 83, Best of Show 2002), Ridge Art Association Gallery (Merit award 1979, Best of Show 1986, Equal Merit award 1989), Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota (2nd Prize 1988) 1979, 80, 84, 88, Orlando (Florida) Museum Art, 1988, North Miami Museum and Art Center, 1987, Gallery Contemporanea, Jacksonville, 1986, The Society of Four Arts (Mary Hulitar award 1982), Palm Beach, 1977, 78, 81, 82, 84, 86, Brea (California) Gallery, 1984, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1983, Hanson Galleries, New Orleans, 1980, Gulf Coast Museum Art, Largo, Florida, 1977, 78, 81, 82, 84, 86, and various others: public and corporation collections include: Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida, City of St. Petersburg, Polk Museum Art, Lakeland, Deland (Florida) Museum Art, Sterling Winthrop Research, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Tampa, Strathmore Hall Foundation, Rockville, Maryland, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Jamestown Community College, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Bank of America, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Clearwater, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, Federal Reserve Banks, Miami, Richmond, Virginia, Holland & Knight, Tampa, Verizon, Tampa Publications, Best of Sketching & Drawing, 1999, Best of Oil Painting, 1996, Making Art Safely, 1993, Tampa Review, 1997, 98, New American Paintings, volunteer 28, 2000, volunteer 2, 1995, Gulf Coast Museum Art, Largo, Florida.

      Organizational activities executed mural for Guardian ad Litem, Tampa.


Board directors Women's Caucus for Art Florida/West Coast chapter, Saint Petersburg, 1986-1990, Creative Tampa Bay. Member/exhibit coordinator Las Damas De Arte, Tampa, 1987-1989, vice president 1996-1997, board directors, 2002-2005. Chairman committee Festival Charities, Inc., Tampa, 1991, board directors, 1992-1992.

Member College Art Association. Chair Artists Advisory Committee Hillsborough County, 1995-1997, member (ex-officio) Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 1995-1997. Founder, past president, chair president council Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley, Tampa, since 1992.

Vice president First Night Tampa Bay, 1998, president, 1999. Artistic chair, 1997. Panelist Visual Arts Fellowship, State of Florida, 1998, 2002.

Member American Association of University Professors (board directors Florida conference 1986-1987), Florida Artist Group (board directors since 2000, treasurer since 2008), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (representative to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital 2003-2007, Tampa national appointments, Tampa chapter regent 2005-2007, Florida state chair Haley Houston since 2007, Tampa chapter treasurer since 2007, Florida State officer Curator, since 2010).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations; private pilot, foreign traveling.


Married James Frederic Perry, June 6, 1984.

Thomas Robert Schofield Morrison

Ruth Thrasher

James Frederic Perry