Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Harris Knife and Block, Sea Grape Gallery

Sam Harris

During the month of November our 3D featured Artist of the Month is Sam Harris, who creates handcrafted knives.  Sam has been designing knives since he was six years old, and creates kitchen knives, carving sets and cheese sets, sport knives, key chains, and letter openers.  He uses semi-precious stones and exotic hardwoods in the handles, and also fashions leather sheaths for some of the knives.  Although they are true works of art, Sam's knives are designed to be functional as well.Click here to see the artist's work.      
Stramara Water Lilies, Sea Grape Gallery

Joanne Stramara

Our 2D Artist of the Month for November is watercolorist Joanne Stramara.  Joanne was originally inspired by her grandmother's colorful quilts and garden flowers, and vibrant color is a hallmark of her work.  Her subject matter is varied, and her style ranges from realistic to abstract.  Joanne loves to experiment with new techniques, and enjoys teaching watercolor at the North Port Art Center.  She is a Signature Member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor SocietyClick 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.
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."
Daida Conflagration, Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Thelma Daida's colorful and award-winning non-objective abstract paintings are on display in a one-woman exhibit at the Visual Arts Center's Rebecca Hall during the month of October, 2019.
Stramara2 Full Moon Solitude, Sea Grape Gallery

Joanne Stramara

Congratulations to Joanne Stramara, whose painting "Full Moon Solitude" was juried into the September, 2019 "Florida's Finest" show at Art Center Sarasota.