Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Marlene Jones

During the month of October, our 3D featured artist is potter Marlene Jones.  Marlene began creating pottery in the 60's, and has studied under master potters in Italy and the United States.  Her main interest is creating horsehair pottery in a style similar to that of the Plains Indians, but she is also skilled in Raku pottery, and creates functional and decorative pieces in both styles. Click here to see the artist's work.
Daida Conflagration, Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Our featured 2D artist for October is water media artist Thelma Daida.  Thelma has lived in tropical areas most of her life, and this is reflected in her vividly colored paintings.  She experiments with layering various types of water media in a painting to create depth and mystery.  Thelma enjoys creating both semi-abstract and non-objective pieces which she finds rewarding and challenging. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Florida Watercolor Society 47th Annual Exhibit

Congratulations to Thelma Daida and Jim Beech, who had paintings accepted into the 47th Annual Exhibition of the Florida Watercolor Society.  The show is being held from September 7th to October 26th at Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, FL.
Evans,Tiffany Dream, Sea Grape Gallery

Loretta Evans

Congratulations to Loretta Evans, whose stained glass piece, "Tiffany Dream," won Second Prize in the Visual Art Center's Taking Shape 3D Show, on view September 11th to October 5th.
Moran Year of the Girl, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran won First Place with her oil painting, "Year of the Girl," in the Visual Art Center's July/August Color: Bold, Bright, and Beautiful show on view until August 24th.
J Lindsay Award, Inspiration, Sea Grape Gallery

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay won Second Merit for her piece, "Inspired" at the Color: Bold, Bright, and Beautiful show on view at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda during the months of July and August.
Albin Award, Second Chance, Sea Grape Gallery

Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin's piece "Second Chance" was awarded First Merit in the Visual Art Center's July/August Color: Bold, Bright, and Beautiful show.