Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

  Beverly Yankwitt's painting, "Spring Foliage," won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's "Florida's Best" show, May/June, 2022.

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

  Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Lido Key" won a Merit Award at the Visual Art Center's "Water, Water, Everywhere" Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, May/June, 2022

Jim Beech

Jim Beech

  Jim Beech will be giving a one-day workshop, "The Importance of Detail, "  on September 22, 2022 at the 51st Annual Exhibition of the Florida Watercolor Society.  The exhibition will be held at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda from September 14th to...

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

  Congratulations to Kitt Moran.   Her oil portrait, "Cal," was accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International Spring Online Exhibit, 2022. "Cal," previously won First Place in Venice Art Center's January, 2022, "Near and Far" exhibit.

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

  Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Für Elise," won a Merit Award at the Venice Art Center's December, 2021 Yin & Yang Exhibit at the Venice Art Center.

Renee Farr & Bob Rioux

    Congratulations to Renee Farr, Glass Artist, and Bob Rioux, Glass Kaleidoscope Artist, for being voted Winners in the Glass Art category of the Charlotte Sun's "Best of Charlotte" Readers' Choice Awards Contest, October, 2021.

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

  Kitt Moran's oil painting, "Boy with Balloon," won the Bowles Portrait Award in the October/November, 2021 "Falling for Art" Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's painting, "Theoretical Permutation," was awarded Third Place in the Venice Art Center's September/October, 2021 "Big & Little" show.

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara

  Joanne Stramara's  mixed media painting, "Florida, Hot & Cool," won a Merit Award in the Visual Arts Center's September/October, 2021 "COLOR!" exhibit.

Bev Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt

    Congratulations to Bev Yankwitt, whose abstract painting "August Storm" won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's September/October 2021 "COLOR!" show.  "August Storm"  was also accepted into the 45th Annual Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor...

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt's painting "Rise Up" was recently published in Artistonish Contemporary Art Magazine (January, 2022,) and was accepted into the National Watercolor Society's 101st International Open Exhibition 2021.  

Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

    From July 1st to July 30th,  the iconic children's book character Waldo will be visiting Punta Gorda and hiding out in 25 local businesses, including Sea Grape Gallery, waiting for local  scavenger hunters to find him.   This is a great summer activity for kids,...

May and June Artist of the Month Jim Beech

May and June Artist of the Month Jim Beech

Our 2D Artist of the Month for May and June is Watercolorist Jim Beech.   Jim had a career in advertising, marketing, and graphic design, but also had a passion for watercolor painting, and has been creating art for over 50 years.  He especially enjoys painting old...

May and June Artist of the  Month Nancy VanTassell

May and June Artist of the Month Nancy VanTassell

    Our 3D Artist of the Month for May and June is Silver Jewelry Artist Nancy VanTassell.    Nancy has been creating art jewelry for 18 years. Her designs have evolved through that time to her current obsession, wire weaving, and she has been weaving for...

Jan Pronko

Jan Pronko

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2019    Fine Art Medium:  Clay Jan Pronko has been interested in arts and crafts since childhood.  She has a special love of sewing, has worked in several mediums, and had a career in retail management of fabric and craft stores. ...

Brenda Berdnik

Brenda Berdnik

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2021Fine Art Medium:  Mixed MediaBrenda Berdnik has always been involved in the arts. She and her husband Bill moved to Florida from Vermont in the early 1980’s.  Brenda worked mainly creating designs for apparel and textiles...

Donna Pape

Donna Pape

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2021Fine Art Medium:  Oil PaintingDonna Pape first developed an interest in oil painting while in high school, and then went on to study at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has worked in the...

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Sea Grape Artists Gallery Member since 2013 Fine Art Medium:  Oil and Mixed Media Bev Yankwitt moved to Charlotte County in 1985, and spent many years working in the medical field at two local hospitals.  Upon leaving the medical industry, Bev obtained a...

Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2001Fine Art Medium:  Watercolor and Acrylic Barbara Albin has loved art since the tender age of four. By age seventeen, she had sold her first two watercolors to Northern Illinois University where she was a freshman and won a...

Jim Beech

Jim Beech

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2007 Fine Art Medium:  Watercolor and Acrylic I studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the School of Visual Arts in New York, and Sheridan College, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. My background is primarily advertising...

Bonnie Benande

Bonnie Benande

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2004 Fine Art Medium:  Wheel Thrown Pottery Expressions In Clay Originally from Minnesota, Bonnie began studying the art of wheel thrown pottery in 1978 while living in North Carolina.   After moving to New Jersey, she continued...

Thelma Daida

Thelma Daida

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2006 Fine Art Medium: Water Media I was born and raised in Hawaii and I was a registered nurse specializing in Operating Room nursing for most of my adult life. Twenty-six of those years were spent in the Panama Canal...

Renee Farr

Renee Farr

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2019Fine Art Medium: Fused Glass My obsession with glass began in the early 90’s when we settled in Southwest Florida. At the time I was designing jewelry and wanted to add glass components to my artwork so I took a few classes at...

Nancy & Bill Giffin

Nancy & Bill Giffin

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2015 Fine Art Medium:  Nantucket and Shaker Style Basketry Creating Authentic Works Inspired by American History! Originally from Massachusetts, Nancy and Bill Giffin moved to Florida in 1992, bringing with them knowledge of the...

Vicki Glynn

Vicki Glynn

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2014 Previous Membership: 1992-2005 Fine Art Medium: Watercolor "For most of my life, art has been my passion and my profession.  Nature has been my inspiration.  I believe that both are extremely important for my spirit and the...

Beth Lane Williams

Beth Lane Williams

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2022Fine Art Medium: Pine Needle ArtistryBeth's roots were established among musicians, writers, and artists.  Her own journey began with cello lessons taught by her father. It soon became apparent to her after trying drawing...

Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2021 Fine Art Medium: Oil PaintingKitt Moran is an American painter and celebrated singer.  Her paintings are highly respected for her bold and confident brushstrokes as well as her use of the palette knife.  Even though Kitt...

Marlene Jones

Marlene Jones

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2017 Fine Art Medium: Horsehair and Raku Pottery "Working with clay is one of the most rewarding experiences," says Marlene Jones.  "Essentially, I take what is considered mud and form it into something useful as well as...

Sue Krasny

Sue Krasny

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2005Fine Art Medium:  Oil, Acrylic, and Mixed Media Artist Statement Susan's paintings are meant to communicate a unique sense of place through the bold use of color and light Her travels, both in the United States and abroad,...

Nancy VanTassell

Nancy VanTassell

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2019Fine Art Medium: Silver Jewelry My journey to the world of jewelry design evolved accidentally. I spent many years in the paper art world, creating altered books and rubber stamping. One day in 2003, after stamping a polymer...

Cheryl McClure

Cheryl McClure

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2008 Fine Art Medium:  Photography Cheryl was born and raised in Chicago, and moved to Colorado in 1979 with her family. Cheryl's husband Larry always said that he would like to retire where palm trees could grow, so in 1993 they...

Gary Skelly

Gary Skelly

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2022Fine Art Medium:  CeramicsGary Skelly is a ceramics artist who currently resides in Venice, FL.  He has over 35 years of experience in pottery, sculpture & porcelain lighting.  His work has been in galleries in Florida,...

Bob Rioux

Bob Rioux

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2015Fine Art Medium:  Handcrafted Stained Glass KaleidoscopesBob Rioux has been working with glass since 1976.  Using his skill and creativity, he designs and creates glass kaleidoscopes that are beautiful works of art.  Inspired...

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2014Fine Art Medium:  Water Media Joanne's love for art was always a part of her life while growing up in Pennsylvania.  Family and business didn't give her much time to pursue her interest in it, but now in retirement years she...

Anne Tuttle

Anne Tuttle

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2005Fine Art Medium:  Colored Pencil, Graphite, and Silverpoint Anne's primary interest is drawing, and in the early 90's, she became part of a small group of artists who were exploring the emerging medium of colored pencil.  She...

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2013Fine Art Medium:  Oil and Mixed Media Bev Yankwitt moved to Charlotte County in 1985, and spent many years working in the medical field at two local hospitals.  Upon leaving the medical industry, Bev obtained a license as a...

Third Thursday – The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience

Third Thursday – The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience

    Third Thursdays are back!  Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants and the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce are pleased to sponsor "The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience" on the Third Thursday of every  month.  This a new venue that takes the place of previous events...

Our Artists

Our Artists

Barbara Albin Watercolor and Acrylic Read MoreJim Beech Watercolor and Acrylic Read MoreBonnie Benande Wheel Thrown Pottery Read MoreThelma Daida Water Media Read MoreJim Ellsworth Wood Turning Read More Nancy & Bill Giffin Nantucket & Shaker...