Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by Bob and Elissa Rioux

Bob and Elissa Rioux

During the month of December, our 3D featured artists are Bob and Elissa Rioux, who use their individual skills and creativity to design and create beautiful handcrafted stained and blown glass kaleidoscopes.  Their works of art are in collections all over the world, and have been purchased by several well-known celebrities.  Bob and Elissa are inspired by nature's beauty, and they often incorporate fused dichroic glass and iridescent stained glass and detailed glass embellishments to produce brilliant color within the piece. Click here to see the artist's work.
Krasny Prickly, Sea Grape Gallery

Susan Krasny

Our featured 2D artist for December is Susan Krasny, oil, acrylic and mixed media artist.  Sue's extensive travels in the US and abroad have provided much of the subject matter for her paintings.  She primarily uses a palette knife to create texture and layers of color, and her bold use of color and light communicate a unique sense of place.  Sue also enjoys creating whimsical collages in which she blends paint, handmade paper, and found objects such as shells.   Her paintings have won numerous awards in prestigious juried shows. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Yankwitt Display, Sea Grape Gallery

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt will be the featured artist at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers during the months of November and December.  There is an opening reception on November 9th, from 5-7 pm.
Memories of the North Shore Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Anne Tuttle

Anne Tuttle's charcoal and graphite painting, "Memories of the North Shore," won a Merit Award at the Visual Arts Center's November Harvest of Art Show.
Marlene Jones Award DAAS, Sea Grape Gallery

Marlene Jones

Marlene Jones' horsehair pottery vase with small neck won the Second Place Award in Southwest Florida's Fine Craft Guild's November "Creative Hands" juried exhibit at DAAS Gallery in Fort Myers.
Evans,Tiffany Dream, Sea Grape Gallery

Loretta Evans

Congratulations to Loretta Evans, whose stained glass piece, "Tiffany Dream," won Second Prize in the Visual Arts Center's September Taking Shape 3D Show.
Moran Year of the Girl Original, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's painting, "Year of the Girl," was selected as one of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of entries) in the September Boldbrush Painting Competition Online Show.  This is quite an honor because of the large number of entries from all over the world.
Moran Gwendolyn Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's oil portrait, "Gwendolyn," was selected as one of the FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15% of entries) in the October Boldbrush Online Painting Competition, featuring paintings from artists worldwide.