Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Sam Harris

During the month of April, we will be featuring handcrafted knives by Sam Harris.  Sam is a retired military and commercial airline pilot who has been interested in creating knives since childhood.  The blades are made of stainless steel, and Sam fashions the handles from various natural objects such as dropped deer antlers, hardwoods, and semi-precious stones.  Sam's artistic creations include all types of knives, including hunting knives, folding knives, and various kitchen knives and choppers, as well as letter openers and key chains.  All are beautiful works of art meant to be used as well as admired. Click here to see the artist's work.
Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Vicki Glynn

Our featured 2D artist for the month of April is watercolorist Vicki Glynn.  Vicki is well-known for her beautiful coastal scenes featuring the wildlife of Southwest Florida, as well the colorful sunsets.  In addition to being inspired by nature to create her art, she has also served on the boards of local conservation and art organizations.  Vicki's art is often described as "soft realism," and much of her subject matter is observed while she is enjoying time on the water pursuing her favorite activity of flats fishing.   Vicki is a long time member of Sea Grape Gallery and also owned her own custom frame shop and gallery for a number of years. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Jones A Legacy for a Special Horse, Sea Grape Gallery

Marlene Jones

Marlene Jones won an Honorable Mention Award for her horsehair pottery piece "A Legacy for a Special Horse" at DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council's All Florida Cowboy Art Championship Show.  The exhibit was held in March in conjunction with the Arcadia Rodeo.

Thelma Daida

Thelma Daida won a Merit Award in the Visual Art Center's April Primavera Show with her painting, "Gamboling."
Moran Tea for Two, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Tea for Two," won second place in the North Port Art Center's March Garden Party Art Show.
McClure Snow Egret Mating Behavior, Sea Grape Gallery

Cheryl McClure

Cheryl McClure received Third Merit Award in the Rookery Bay Environmental Center's annual juried photo exhibit for her piece, "Snowy Egret Mating Behavior."  The show was held in Naples during the month of March.
Yankwitt Tapestry 2, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt has had two abstract paintings, "Fantasia," and "Tapestry," accepted into the Art Alliance of Fort Myers' "All Florida Show"  held in March.  Only 57 paintings out of 531 entries were juried in, and Bev was one of only 50 artists accepted.  
Stramara Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's watercolor painting. "Are We There Yet #2" won Second Place in the Professional Category at North Port Art Center's February "Life in the Pond" exhibit.
Daida Conflagration, Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Thelma Daida won First Place for her acrylic watercolor painting, Conflagration, at the Venice Art Center's January/February Earth, Wind, Fire, Water Show.