Artist Recognition

Artists of the Month

Ebert Orchid Cuff, Sea Grape Gallery

Judith Ebert

During the month of December, our 3D featured Artist of the Month is Judith Ebert, who creates sculpted jewelry.  Judith owned a gallery in the Chicago area for several years, and painted in various mediums, specializing in portraits of people and animals.  After moving to Florida, Judith chose jewelry as a new creative outlet, applying everything she knew about painting to her new medium.  She utilizes various artisan techniques to create her one-of-a-kind three dimensional jewelry pieces, which often feature nature motifs.  Judith believes jewelry should be an exclusive ornamental statement which should enrich the wearer's life.Click here to see the artist's work.      
Daida Forbidden Fruit, Sea Grape Gallery

Thelma Daida

Our 2D Artist of the Month for December is water media artist Thelma Daida.  Thelma is originally from Hawaii, and lived in Panama for many years.  Her art is influenced by the lush vegetation, with its undulating forms and vivid colors, that she experienced while living in tropical climates.  Her early works were representational florals and botanicals, but her art has now evolved into abstract realism and non-objective abstracts, which she finds more challenging and rewarding.  Thelma creates her award-winning works using watercolor, ink, acrylics, or a combination of those mediums.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.
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.
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.