Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

VanTassell wire woven necklace with insert, Sea Grape Galleru

Nancy VanTassell

During the month of January, our 3D featured Artist of the Month is Nancy VanTassell, silver jewelry artist.  Nancy primarily creates woven wire jewelry using sterling and fine silver.  She incorporates many different types of materials into her pieces including natural stones, artisan glass, and Swarovski crystals. Nancy also enjoys teaching jewelry classes at several locations and participating in area art exhibits.  Click here to see the artist's work.      
Krasny Rise 'n Shine, Sea Grape Gallery

Susan Krasny

Our 2D Artist of the Month for January is oil, acrylic, and mixed media artist Sue Krasny.  Sue has always had a passion for art and her travels to Europe and throughout the USA provide subject matter for many of her paintings.  Her work is characterized by the bold use of color and light.   Her oil paintings are primarily done with a palette knife to create texture and layers of color, and her collages incorporate various found objects and are often whimsical.Click here to see the artist's work.

 Artists’ Awards

In the Pink

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt's painting, "In the Pink," won Second Place in the Visual Arts Center's 30th Annual Harvest of Art Exhibit in October, 2019.
Pronko Display Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Jan Pronko

Jan Pronko was awarded First Place for her Pottery and Ceramics display at the Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival held in December, 2019.
Keith Johnson Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson won Second Place in the SanCap Art League's December, 2019 "Destination Captiva" show with this beautiful watercolor painting.
Lindsey Jack Merit Award, Sea Grape Gallery

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay.  Jill's piece "Jack" won a Merit Award at Art Center Sarasota's December/January Open Season - National Juried Exhibition Show.
Mara's New Haircut

Anne Tuttle

Congratulations to Anne Tuttle, whose colored pencil portrait, "Mara's New Haircut" won First Place at the Visual Arts Center's October, 2019 Harvest of Art Exhibit.
Lucy Maude Montgomery House

Jim Beech

Jim Beech won a Merit Award in the October Harvest of Art exhibit at the Visual Arts Center for his watercolor, "Lucy Maude Montgomery House."
Jill Lindsay, VAC Battle of the Brushes, Sea Grape Gallery

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay won the award for "Best Coach" and her painting partner Marjorie Benson, owner of Friendly Floors, won "Best in Show" for her entry in the Visual Art Center's November fundraiser "Battle of the Brushes."  The event pairs an experienced painter "coach" with a non-artistic prominent community citizen "student."   They then meet several times over a period of a few weeks, with the student creating a piece of art under the tutelage of the coach. 
Tuttle Farm in Winter, Sea Grape Gallery

Anne Tuttle

 Anne Tuttle won First Place in the Professional Category in the North Port Art Center's November/December 2019 "Urban or Rural" exhibit with her colored pencil painting, "Farm in Winter."