Artists of the Month
Our 3D Artist of the Month for May and June is Handcrafted Knife Artist Sam Harris. Sam had an interest in knives and edged tools since childhood, and during his years as a pilot flying into areas such as southeast Asia and Europe, he had the opportunity to see many different edged weapons and tools and the materials used in their construction. Since retirement, he has turned his hobby into an art form, with his unique knife designs being functional as well as artistic. Sam's knives and accessories are made from various materials, including laminated woods, dropped deer antlers, and semi-precious stones. His artwork takes many forms, such as sport knives, kitchen knives, cheese sets, letter openers, and key chains, Click here to see the artist's work.
Our 2D Artist of the Month for May and June is Watercolorist Vicki Glynn. Vicki is well-known in the area for her beautiful nature inspired watercolors of birds, fish, mangroves, water, and the skies, sunsets and sunrises of southwest Florida. Vicki is passionate about protecting the environment, and her hope is that her artwork will inspire viewers to feel as protective about it as she does. Her "soft realism" paintings are in collections across the country. Click here to see the artist's work.
Bev Yankwitt's painting "Rise Up" has been accepted into the National Watercolor Society's 101st International Open Exhibition 2021.
Renee Farr and Nancy Gray-Giffin both had pieces accepted into the Beautiful Bountiful Bowls Exhibition presented by Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL. The exhibit is from May 14 to June 26th with a virtual reception on May 14th at 6pm. More information is available at: floridacraftart.org.
Beverly Yankwitt's acrylic abstract painting, "Just Scratching the Surface" was accepted into Art Center Sarasota's March/April, 2021 "Revealed" show.
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."
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 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'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 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."
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."
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.