Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Simmons Larimar Jewelry, Sea Grape Gallery

Barbara Simmons

During the month of November, our 3D featured artist is silver jewelry artist Barbara Simmons.  Barbara's tasteful designs feature a variety of stones and gems, but she specializes in larimar, a rare mineral found only in the Dominican Republic.  She also uses sea glass she collected from the beaches of California while living there for several years.  Barbara's beautiful jewelry designs include rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces, and earrings. Click here to see the artist's work.
Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Jim Beech

Our featured 2D artist for November is water media artist Jim Beech.  Jim enjoys painting landscapes, waterfront scenes, and boats and buildings of unusual character.  His goal is to have his paintings tell a story, and to let the viewer use his imagination to create a sense of having been there. Jim's beautifully realistic paintings have won many awards, and are in collections nationally and internationally. 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.