Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Krasny Rise 'n Shine, Sea Grape Gallery

May/June Artist of the Month Sue Krasny

Our 2D Artist of the Month for May and June is Oil and Acrylic Painter Sue Krasny.    Sue Krasny's paintings are characterized by a bold use of color and light.  She primarily uses a palette knife to create texture and layers of color, and her paintings may include surprise elements like luminous paint. Her many travels throughout the US and abroad, as well as the natural beauty of southwest Florida provide endless subject matter.  Her collages are a whimsical blending of paint, handmade paper, shells, and other found objects, and are another avenue of artistic self expression. Click here to see the artist's work.
Farr Sunburst, Sea Grape Gallery

May/June Artist of the Month Renee Farr

Our 3D Artist of the Month for May and June is Glass Artist Renee Farr.  Renee's interest in glass began when she decided to add glass components to her jewelry designs, and discovered that she wanted to explore the medium of glass more fully.  Renee's pieces are characterized by orderly and symmetrical composition and by vibrant color.  Renee is a member of several local non-profit groups that promote the arts through scholarships, workshops, and events. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Nancy Giffin, Purple Zippered Gourd, Award

Nancy Giffin

Congratulations to Nancy Giffin, whose gourd piece "Purple Zippered Gourd" won First Place in the 3D category of the Art Council of Southwest Florida's Spring Show, May, 2024.
Nancy Giffin, Zippered, Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Nancy Giffin

Congratulations to Nancy Giffin, who won Merit #2 Award for her gourd piece, "Zippered," at the "Expressions" show of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, February, 2024.
Bev Yankwitt, Wildfire Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Congratulations to Bev Yankwitt who won First Place in the January, 2024 "Fire" Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center for her painting, "Wildfire."
Brenda Berdnik , Dinner Time, Sea Grape Gallery

Brenda Berdnik

Brenda Berdnik's sculpture, "Dinnertime" won Second Place in the "Through the Fire" exhibit at the Visual Arts Center, January, 2024.
Kitt Moran Award, Girl on a Swing, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Congratulations to Kitt Moran, whose painting, "Girl on a Swing," won First Place in the Venice Art Center's "Over the Edge" exhibit, January, 2024.
Bev Yankwitt, Moonlight, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, whose  painting, "Moonlight,'  was accepted into the National Watercolor Society's online International Exchange Exhibition, January,  2024.