Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Krasny Rise 'n Shine, Sea Grape Gallery

Sue Krasny, Artist of the Month

  During the month of October, Acrylic, Oil, and Mixed Media Artist Susan Krasny will be our 2D Artist of the Month. Sue paints primarily with a palette knife to create texture and layers of color.  She has taken workshops throughout the United States and Europe, and scenes from her various travels are among her favorite subjects.  Sue's objective is to create a sense of place through her use of color and light.  Acting upon her desire to support the local arts community, Sue has been a long time member of the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's Endowment Trust Board and is head of their Development Committee. Click here to see the artist's work.
Marlene Jones, Stoneware Whiskey Tasting Cups, Sea Grape Gallery

Marlene Jones, Artist of the Month

Our 3D Artist of the Month for October is Potter Marlene Jones.  Marlene has been creating ceramic art since the 1960's, and studied the art form in Italy as well as the United States.  Marlene creates beautiful stoneware and Raku pottery, but her passion is horsehair pottery.  Hair from the mane or tail of a horse is thrown on a hot clay vessel where it vaporizes, leaving a carbon trail pattern.  She finds it very rewarding to create an art piece that commemorates the life of a horse. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

Joanne Stramara,Theoretical Permutation, Sea Grape Gallery

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's painting, "Theoretical Permutation," was awarded Third Place in the Venice Art Center's September/October, 2021 "Big & Little" show.
Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's  mixed media painting, "Florida, Hot & Cool," won a Merit Award in the Visual Arts Center's September/October, 2021 "COLOR!" exhibit.
Bev Yankwitt, AugustStorm, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Congratulations to Bev Yankwitt, whose abstract painting "August Storm" won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's September/October 2021 "COLOR!" show.
Joanne Stramara, Dreamscape, recognition, Sea Grape Gallery

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's  watercolor painting, "Dreamscape," has been accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 50th Anniversary Exhibition held at the Coral Springs Museum of Art September 5th to November 15th, 2021.
Bev Yankwitt, Mysterious Encounter, recognition

Beverly Yankwitt

 Beverly Yankwitt won a Merit Award in the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's June/July, 2021 Members' Showcase with her painting, "Mysterious Encounter."
Bev Yankwitt, Rise Up, Sea Grape Gallery

Beverly Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt's painting "Rise Up" has been accepted into the National Watercolor Society's 101st International Open Exhibition 2021.

Bountiful Bowls Exhibition

Renee Farr and Nancy Gray-Giffin both had pieces accepted into the Beautiful Bountiful Bowls Exhibition presented by Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg during the months of May and June, 2021.
Bev Yankwitt, Just Scratching the Surface. Sea Grape Gallery

Beverly Yankwitt

 Beverly Yankwitt's acrylic abstract painting, "Just Scratching the Surface"  was accepted into Art Center Sarasota's March/April, 2021 "Revealed" show.
Barb Albin, Night Dancing, Sea Grape Gallery

Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin won a Merit Award in the March/April, 2021 New Beginnings Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center for her acrylic painting "Night Dancing."

Beverly Yankwitt

Congratulations to Beverly Yankwitt on achieving Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society, August, 2021.
Lunar Light, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt's abstract painting "Lunar Light"  won the Canson Award at  the Southern Watercolor Society's exhibit at the Gadsden Art Center held in Quincy, FL from April 23-June19, 2021. This painting was also juried into the 49th annual Florida Watercolor Society's Member Show, held online September 2020.