Artists of the Month
May & June Artist of the Month Beverly Yankwitt
Our 2D Artist of the Month for May and June is Mixed Media Artist Beverly Yankwitt. Since retiring from the business world, Bev has devoted herself to creating abstract expressionist art in a variety of mediums. Her works have been accepted into many juried shows locally and nationally, and have won many prestigious awards, She is a Signature Member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Bev also enjoys teaching abstract art at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. She believes experimental abstract art to be the purest, most unique, and most original expression an artist can render. Click here to see the artist's work.
May & June Artist of the Month Renee Farr
Our 3D Artist of the Month for May & June is Glass Artist Renee Farr. Renee began working with glass in the early 90's and has been creating unique and imaginative art glass ever since. She particularly enjoys symmetrical striping, but designs pieces using several different techniques. Her work includes decorative display pieces as well as functional bowls and vases, and her artwork is characterized by beautiful color. Renee is active in many arts organizations, especially the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, and enjoys being an active promotor of the arts. Click here to see the artist's work.
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.
Beverly Yankwitt's acrylic painting "Organized Chaos," won a Merit Award at the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's October/November, 2022 "Color" Exhibit.
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'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.
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's abstract painting "Orange Glow" recently won a Merit Award in the Venice Art Center's September/October 2022 "Brilliance" show.
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'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.
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.
Beverly Yankwitt's painting, "Spring Foliage," won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's "Florida's Best" show, May/June, 2022.
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