Artists of the Month
Our 2D Artist of the Month for December is Watercolor Artist Vicki Glynn. Award-winning artist Vicki Glynn has been painting the beauty of southwest Florida since 1980. Her subjects include birds, fish, mangroves, beaches, garden paths, sunrises, and sunsets. Vicki has been a generous contributor to various arts and conservationist non-profit organizations. Recently, she had the opportunity to create several commission paintings for new patrons of her art. Their specific ideas inspired her to venture into new and different directions with new subject matter, especially flamingos. Click here to see the artist's work.
Our 3D Artist of the Month for December is Pottery Artist Bonnie Benande. Bonnie's stoneware pottery blends function with art and is lead free and microwave and oven safe. Bonnie is inspired by nature and enjoys incorporating seashell, sea life, and palm tree motifs into her pieces. Her uniquely glazed pieces are noted for their soft and soothing colors reminiscent of those found in nature. Bonnie finds satisfaction in creating objects for others to enjoy that are both beautiful and useful. Click here to see the artist's work.
Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, whose painting, "Moonlight,' was accepted into the National Watercolor Society's online International Exchange Exhibition, January, 2024.
Beverly Yankwitt's painting, "My Summer Garden," won a Merit Award in the Visual Arts Center's Members' Showcase, August, 2023.
Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, whose painting, "Apples & Oranges," was accepted into the National Watercolor Society Annual 103rd International Open Exhibition, to be held at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, California, October 1st to November 5, 2023.
Jim Beech won Second Place in the Visual Arts Center's April/May, 2023 "Fresh" Exhibit with his watercolor entry "Winter Wall."
Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, who won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's April/May, 2023 "Fresh" Exhibit with her piece "Welcome Spring."
Jan Pronko won First Place in 3D art at Art Center Manatee's Annual Member Exhibit for her ceramic sculpture "Arny Gator," February, 2023.
Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, whose painting, "Lunar Light,' was accepted into the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, April, 2023.
Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt, whose abstract painting, "Building Blocks," won Third Place in the Visual Arts Centers's January/February, 2023 New Beginnings Show.
Congratulations to Joanne Stramara, who won First Place with Round and Round in the January/February, 2023 Mixed Water Media Abstract Show at the Englewood Art Center.
Congratulations to Nancy Giffin, whose Pineapple Cathead Basket won First Place at the Art Council of Southwest Florida's bi-annual Winners' Circle show at the Norris Center in Naples, FL, June/July, 2023. This piece also won Second Place at the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild's "Creative Possibilities" show at the Cape Coral Library, November, 2022.
Congratulations to Kitt Moran, whose oil painting, "Boy," won a Merit Award in the Visual Art Center's January/February, 2023 New Beginnings Show. "Boy" was also accepted into the American Impressionist Society's third member online exhibit, November, 2022. "Boy" won Best of Show in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Associate Members Online Gallery for 2022. "Boy" also won Second Place in Venice Art Center's "Now and Then" show, July/August, 2022, and was also included in the FAV15% (jurors' top favorites) in the June, 2022 Bold Brush Painting Composition.