Gallery News

 

30th ANNIVERSARY

Sea Grape Gallery 30 year anniversay

 

 

We are so excited to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2018!

Watch for special events in our anniversary year!

 

 

Upcoming Events





   

        SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Shop Small Sea Grape Gallery

 

Ready to start your holiday shopping?  Include us and the other "Shops on Marion" that will be celebrating the small businesses that make our community such a great place to live.  Copperfish Books, Tiki's Boutique, HipNotique, Pomegranate & Fig Gift Shop, and Sea Grape Gallery all offer a variety of quality merchandise in a friendly setting with personal service.  We'll have homemade cookies and treats,  gift ideas, and a raffle entry with purchase.  And thank you for choosing to support your community by shopping local.

Holiday Events

 

Holiday Gift Box Sea Grape Gallery

 

 

The Holidays are Here!

Give the gift of art!   We have an amazing selection of original artwork and prints, wood, glass, pottery, basketry, and so much more. We also have original artist created ornaments and cards, and hand painted holiday wine glasses. So much to choose from, and we also have Gift Certificates.

 

 

 

Artist of the Month

Yankwitt Bag of Tricks Sea Grape Gallery "Bag of Tricks,"  by Bev Yankwitt

 

 

 

During the month of November, we will feature the work of abstract artist, Beverly Yankwitt.  Bev works with oils, acrylics, or watercolor to create her art, adding texture with various torn papers and molding paste.  Her inspiration comes from designs and textures found in nature.  Bev beliieves that abstract art is all about color combinations, texture, and interesting shapes, and that it is the most unique, original expression an artist can render.  Bev's artwork has won numerous awards in juried shows, and she also enjoys teaching abstract art at the Cultural Center and at the Visual Arts Center.  She is a Signature Member of the Society of Experimental Artists

Click here to see the artist's work. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Rioux Cousteau Kaleidoscope Sea Grape Gallery"Cousteau" by Bob and Elissa Rioux

 

 

Our featureed 3-D artist for November is kaleidoscope artists Bob and Elissa Rioux.  Bob and his wife Elissa have been creating handcrafted kaleidoscopes since 1976 at their Florida and Maine studios, and are inspired by the natural beauty of these locations.  Their stained and blown glass kaleidoscopes are available in a variety of styles and sizes, and are in collections all over the world.  Their work has been honored several times by the Brewster Society, an organization of kaleidoscope enthusiasts.   A hallmark of their works of art is the use of dichroic glass and iridescent stained glass, as well as detailed glass embellishments, to produce especially brilliant colors in the kaleidoscopic images.

 

Click here to see the artist's work.

 

 

 

Alive After 5

 

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Bob and Linda Gilded Grape Winery Sea Grape GalleryLinda and Bob are our congenial Gilded Grape Wine Tasting Hosts at Alive After 5.
 

 

 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: November 16th, 5-9 pm.

The theme is "Thanks for Giving" and we hope you will donate to the two featured charities.  The Salvation Army will have a collection point for non-perishable food items and toiletries, and Sea Grape Gallery will be collecting for Peace River Wildlife Center.  Click here for PRWC's Wish List.

 

 

 

 

Getting a head start on the holidays, Sue Krasny painted ornaments for October Alive After 5 visitors, while Barbara Simmons provided a PowerPoint presentation and several examples of various tools and techniques available to create silver jewelry.

Krasny Demo Sea Grape Gallery

Simmons Demo Sea Grape Gallery