Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Daida Ginko Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Our 2D Artist of the Month for September is Watermedia Artist Thelma Daida.   Thelma has lived in tropical locales, including Hawaii and the Republic of Panama, most of her life, which gave her an appreciation of bright, vivid color and the undulating forms of nature.  These two elements are now evident in her work, which has progressed from semi-representational botanicals to abstract realism and non-objective abstracts.  Thelma enjoys experimenting with watercolors, acrylics, and inks to create her unique paintings.  Her award-winning artworks have been accepted into many prestigious art shows both locally and statewide. Click here to see the artist's work.
VanTassell wire woven necklace with insert, Sea Grape Galleru

Nancy VanTassell

Our 3D Artist of the Month for September is Silver Jewelry Artist Nancy VanTassell.  Nancy specializes in wire weaving, and creates pieces with antique finishes as well as traditional silver luster.  Her pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings often incorporate natural stones, Swarovski crystals, artisan glass, and precious metals.  Nancy's creativity and imagination are evident in her distinctive jewelry pieces, which are very popular with our customers.  In addition to designing and creating jewelry, Nancy also enjoys teaching her art form at various local venues. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

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.