Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Nancy & Bill Giffin

Our featured 3-D artists for December are Basketry Artists Nancy and Bill Giffin. Although they create many types of baskets, Nancy and Bill specialize in Nantucket and Shaker style baskets and boxes, following the traditional New England methods of workmanship.  They are inspired by the simplicity, creativity, and beauty of the original Shaker and Nantucket pieces, and both enjoy creating authentic replicas that they feel preserve a part of American history.  Nancy and Bill fashion their award winning decorative and functional artwork in their Cape Coral studio. Click here to see the artist's work.
Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by  Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin

During the month of December we will feature the work of contemporary Water Media Artist Barbara Albin.  Barbara has loved art since she was four years old, and was a public school art teacher in Illinois for many years.  She was also very active in several arts organizations and artist groups in the Chicago area.  After moving to Florida, Barbara taught watercolor at the Visual Art  Center for eight years, and now juries shows and gives presentations and workshops, as well as being active in other local arts organizations.  Barbara's award-winning intuitive abstract and semi-abstract paintings are in many corporate and private collections, and she has been in over 300 juried and invitational shows.  Barbara's art is always evolving, and is a very personal interpretation of the subject. Click here to see the artist's work.

Artists’ Awards

Johnson Arcadis Alley, Sea Grape Gallery

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson won both an Honorable Mention and the People's Choice Award for his watercolor "Arcadia Alley" in the DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council's Plein Air competition held on November 4th.
Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's oil painting "Do I Hear a Waltz" garnered First Prize in North Port Art Center's September/October "Animal Kingdom" Show.
Jim Beech

Jim Beech

Jim Beech recently achieved Signature Status in the Florida Watercolor Society.
Yankwitt, O Happy Day, Sea Grape Gallery artist

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt received a Merit Award for her painting, "O Happy Day," at the Englewood Art Center's October "Abstract " Show.
Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran recently won Second Place for her oil painting, "Arcadia," in Norh Port Art Center's October "Best of the Best" Show.
Cheryl McClure

Cheryl McClure

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.