Gallery News


We are pleased to announce that Marlene Jones has joined our Gallery.  Marlene creates raku glazed pieces using a reduction process, as well as unusual horsehair pottery in a style similar to the Plains Indians.  Please stop in to see her beautiful, versatile, and functional art.  

Click here for more information about Marlene.


Scholarship Winner


Rachel is a recent graduate of Port Charlotte High School, and is a mixed media artist.  Her future art education plans are to attend either the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio, or Florida International University in Miami.  Rachel loves to experiment with various mediums, and is open to studying all forms of art.  Her inspiration comes from her environment and the things she is passionate about.  She is excited about the limitless possibilities the future holds, and can't wait to experience life's best.

Rachel's artwork is on display at the Gallery during the month of June. 







Artist of the Month

JMS "Sunflowers" by Joanne Stramara



During the months of May and June, Joanne Stramara will be our featured 2D artist. Joanne creates in various water media, but her favorite medium is watercolor.  She has also been recently experimenting with alcohol inks.  Joanne's work ranges from realistic to stylized to abstract, and her paintings explode with vibrant color.  Joanne also enjoys teaching at the North Port Art Center.

Click here to see the artist's work.









BenandeLeafLeaf Plate by Bonnie Benande


Our  featureed 3-D artist for May and June is stoneware potter Bonnie Benande.  Bonnie's interest in pottery began while living in North Carolina, an area known for this art form.  Her goal is to combine function with beauty and to create pieces which are both useful and decorative.  She is inspired by nature, and many of her pieces incorporate motifs such as shells, palm trees, dragonflies, and turtles.  Bonnie enjoys creating beauiful art for others to enjoy.

Click here to see the artist's work.

Alive After 5










Bonnie Benande Pottery Demo Sea Grape Art Gallery
Artist Demonstration at Alive After 5













Rachel Dolce Artwork Sea Grape GallerySea Grape Art Gallery Scholarship Winner Rachel Dolce at Alive After 5, June, 2017













Alive After 5!

This event, featuring art, music, shopping, and food, is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, and takes place on the third Thursday of every month, from 5-9 pm.  Shops and galleries are open for browsing, and local musicians will entertain you.  Enjoy the evening by taking a pleasant stroll with friends through historic downtown Punta Gorda, and then stop in at one of our many fine restaurants for a leisurely meal.  Sea Grape Gallery will be ready to welcome you with complimentary refreshments, wine tasting by Gilded Grape Winery, and artist demonstrations.  Our artists are always available to assist you, and to discuss their artwork and techniques.

Alive After 5 now features additional artist participation, food trucks. and so much more!

Next Alive After 5 Event: July 20th, 5-9 pm