Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Krasny Rise 'n Shine, Sea Grape Gallery

December Artist of the Month Sue Krasny

​Our 2D Artist of the Month for December is Oil, Acrylic, and Mixed Media Painter Sue Krasny.   Sue has been passionate about art since childhood, and enjoys creating paintings based on her travels in the United States and Europe, as well as local subject matter.  She primarily uses a palette knife to create textures and layers of color, and her art is known for its bold use of color and light, which creates a unique sense of place.  In addition to painting, Sue enjoys doing volunteer work supporting the local art community at the Visual Arts Center. Click here to see the artist's work.
Brenda. Berdnik, Mixed Media Sculpture "Coast is Clear", Sea Grape Gallery

December Artist of the Month Brenda Berdnik

  ​Our 3D Artist of the Month for December is Jeweler and Mixed Media Artist Brenda Berdnik.   Brenda creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, working in techniques such as Champlevé, Kumboo, brass etching, and other enameling applications.   She is a very creative multi-talented artist, and has explored many mediums, including textiles, basket weaving, pottery, metalsmithing, enamels, mosaics, poetry, graphic design, and painting in all mediums from miniatures to large works, and much more.  Her skill and her imagination combine to produce artwork that is truly unique and of heirloom quality. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt's acrylic painting "Organized Chaos," won a Merit Award at the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's October/November, 2022 "Color" Exhibit.
Experiments in Geometry Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Renee Farr

Renee Farr's fused glass entry won Best in Show at the "Experiments in Geometry" exhibit at the Cape Coral Art Center, Fall, 2022.
Nancy Giffin, Pueblo Sisters Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Nancy Giffin

Nancy Giffin's mixed media gourd art piece, "Pueblo Sisters," won a Merit Award at the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's October/November, 2022 "Color" Exhibit.
Pineapple Cathead Basket Award. Sea Grape Gallery

Nancy Giffin

Congratulations to Nancy Giffin, whose Pineapple Cathead Basket won Second Place at the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild's "Creative Possibilities" show at the Cape Coral Library, November, 2022.
Thelma Daida, Orange Glow, Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Thelma's abstract painting "Orange Glow" recently won a Merit Award in the Venice Art Center's September/October 2022 "Brilliance" show.
Beth Lane Williams, Florida Scrub Jay, Sea Grape Gallery

Beth Lane Williams

Beth has been honored by the Audubon Society with an interview on their website discussing her artistic practice in creating bird sculptures using pine needles.   Click here to access the article.
Kitt Moran, Tools of the Trade prize, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's painting "Tools of the Trade" won Second Place in the North Port Art Center's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" food themed exhibit held June & July, 2022.
"Boy" by Kitt Moran, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Congratulations to Kitt Moran, whose oil painting, "Boy,"  has been 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.
Beverly Yankwitt, Summer Blooms, Sea Grape Gallery

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt's painting, "Spring Foliage," won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's "Florida's Best" show, May/June, 2022.
Kitt Moran, Lido Key, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Lido Key" won a Merit Award at the Visual Art Center's "Water, Water, Everywhere" Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, May/June, 2022
Kitt Moran, Cal, Sea Grape Gallery

Kitt Moran

Congratulations to Kitt Moran.   Her oil portrait, "Cal," was accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International Spring Online Exhibit, 2022. "Cal" was included in the FAV15% (Jurors' favorite entries) in the June, 2022 Bold Brush Painting Composition "Cal," previously won First Place in Venice Art Center's January, 2022, "Near and Far" exhibit.
Bev Yankwitt, August Storm, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Congratulations to Bev Yankwitt, whose abstract painting "August Storm"  was accepted into the 45th Annual Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society and won the Golden Colors Award.  The exhibition was held at Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, Florida, from April 14th to May 13th, 2022.