Artists of the Month
Our featured 3-D artist for January is Potter Marlene Jones. Marlene has been creating pottery since the 60's, and now specializes in Raku glazed pieces and horsehair pottery, where horse hair is applied to a glowing hot vessel, instantly vaporizes, and leaves a carbon trail. She finds it very rewarding to make something beautiful out of a ball of mud. Click here to see the artist's work.
During the month of January, we will feature the work of Colored Pencil Artist Anne Tuttle. Anne has enjoyed creating colored pencil paintings since the 90's, and also works in graphite and silverpoint, She has always lived by the coast, and maritime themes are her favorite subject. She strives for a clean, uncluttered look in her artwork. Click here to see the artist's work.
Keith Johnson 's painting "History Park" won the prize for Best Non-Oil Medium in the Visual Art Center's Quick Draw Competition held on January 15. The plein air paintings are on display at the Visual Arts Center for the month of January.
Congratulations to Kitt Moran for winning First Place in the Visual Art Center's December "Flights of Fancy" show with her oil painting, "First Snow."
Two of our artists have had pieces accepted into the 2018 Florida Watercolor Society Online Show. Keith Johnson's "Bait House" and Beverly Yankwitt's "African Wild Dog" are included in the show, which can be viewed online at: floridawatercolorsociety.org starting in mid-January.
Second Prize at the Visual Art Center's December "Flights of Fancy" show was awarded to Beverly Yankwitt for her painting, "Passage."
Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Splash," was recently juried into the Visual Art Center's 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, which takes place in February and March.
Cheryl McClure's photo,"Egret Pair with Three Chicks," has been chosen as the featured photo for the month of June, 2018, in the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program calendar. The calendar will soon be available at the Estuary Program's office, 326 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, as well as at the Gallery.