Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Lise Lindsay

During the month of March, we will be featuring the Fused Glass Art of Lise Lindsay.  Lise had a career in computers and finance, but always had a lifelong interest in art, which she was finally able to pursue after retirement.   She has a passion for glass because of the challenges it offers - color, reflection, dimension, heat, thickness, and reactive qualities, all of which combine to produce spectacular results.  Lise creates both decorative and functional pieces in a variety of styles and colors. Click here to see the artist's work.
Cheryl McClure

Cheryl McClure

Our featured 2D artist for the month of March is Photographer Cheryl McClure.  Cheryl is an experienced diver, and many of her photographs are of the unusual living creatures and plant life that inhabit the ocean's depths.  Her passion for photography also includes the flora and fauna of Southwest Florida, and her photographs of birds are especially popular.  Cheryl states that she is always on a quest for a better photo, or one of a strange new creature. 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 is being held in conjunction with the Arcadia Rodeo and is on view at the Martin Art Gallery at Gulfland Real Estate, 207 E. Magnolia St, Arcadia, FL until March 29th.
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 Garden Party Art Show on view until March 30th.
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 is on view in Naples 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday through March 28th.
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."  Only 57 paintings out of 531 entries were juried in, and Bev was one of only 50 artists accepted.  The show is on view from March 9 to 29.
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.
Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Nancy Giffen

Nancy Giffen recently won a Merit Award for her basket creation, Beach Waves, at the Arts for ACT Gallery in Fort Myers.
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.

Southwest Florida Wood Art Expo

Jim Ellsworth won two prizes at the Southwest Florida Wood Art Expo held in January.  "Australian Burl Bowl" won Third Place in the Advanced category, and "Tea Time," a segmented wood tea kettle, won Second Place in the Advanced category.
Johnson History Park, Sea Grape Gallery

Keith Johnson

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.
Moran First Snow, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

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."

Florida Watercolor Society

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: starting in mid-January.
Beverly Yankwitt Passage, Sea Grape Gallery

Beverly Yankwitt

Second Prize at the Visual Art Center's December "Flights of Fancy" show was awarded to Beverly Yankwitt for her painting, "Passage."