Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda F L artwork by

Cheryl McClure, Artist of the Month

During the month of April, Photographer Cheryl McClure will be the featured 2D artist.   Cheryl's interest in photography began with underwater images of sea life taken while scuba diving in the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, but soon expanded to include the wildlife of Southwest Florida, especially birds.  Her patience and perseverance in capturing images results in amazing photographs of beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Click here to see the artist's work.
Farr, Rise of the Phoenix, Sea Grape Gallery

Renee Farr, Artist of the Month

Our 3D Artist of the Month for April is Glass Artist Renee Farr.  Renee creates functional fused glass art, including bowls, plates, and vases, as well as decorative pieces mounted on a stand.  The beauty of life and nature is her inspiration, and her love of color and symmetry is evident in her work.  Renee strives for perfection in every one of her strikingly beautiful pieces. Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

"Fantasea" Visual Arts Center Exhibit, Sea Grape Gallery


Watermedia artist Joanne Stramara and clay artist Jan Pronko have joined with their friend glass artist Janie Duke in a three-person exhibit titled "Fantasea" in the Goff Gallery at the Visual Arts Center, on view through April 13th, 2021.   The exhibit features paintings, fused glass pieces, and clay sculpture with a marine theme, including fish, shore birds, seascapes, and the beautiful blue and green hues of the ocean evident throughout the display.
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."
Tuttle, Summer Reading Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Anne Tuttle

AnneTuttle won Third Place in the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's October, 2020 Falling for Art Exhibit with her colored pencil painting, "Summer Reading."
Jim Beech, Fence Line, Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Jim Beech

Jim Beech won a Merit Award in the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's October, 2020 Falling for Art exhibit with his watercolor "Fence Line."
Barb Albin All My Friends Acrylic 48 x 48.jpg

Barbara Albin

Barb Albin's acrylic abstract, "All My Friends" won Second Place in the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's September, 2020 "Color" exhibit.  The various colors in the painting represent Barb's many friends weaving in and out of her life.
Bev Yankwitt, Conspiracy Theoru Web copy

Beverly Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt won a Merit Award in the September, 2020 "Color" Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda with her mixed media abstract, "Conspiracy Theory."
Giffin,Beauty in the Swamp Beaded Flower, Sea Grape Gallery

Nancy Giffin

Nancy Giffin's beautiful beaded sculpture of a lotus flower, "Beauty in the Swamp," won the Rubicond Honorable Mention Award in the Cape Coral Art Center's July/August, 2020 exhibit, "In Spite of the Swamp."
Lunar Light, Sea Grape Gallery

Bev Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt's abstract painting "Lunar Light" was juried into the 49th annual Florida Watercolor Society's Member Show, held online starting iSeptember 2020.  This painting was also juried into the Southern Watercolor Society's exhibit at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, FL from April 23-June19, 2021. 
Pronko, Phineas Fish, Sea Grape Gallery

Jan Pronko

Jan Pronko's "Phineas Fish" clay wall sculpture won Third Place in the Visual Arts Center's June, 2020 exhibit, Water,Water, Everywhere.
Nancy Giffin, A Day at the Beach Acceptance, Sea Grape Gallery

Nancy Giffin

Nancy & Bill Giffin's woven pedestal covered basket, "A Day at the Beach," has been accepted into the National Basketry Organization's  Online show "Members in Print 2, Patterns and Textures" on view Summer, 2020.  The entries are also featured in a special summer edition of the Organization's magazine, Basketry+.