Beverly Yankwitt

Bev Yankwitt's painting "Rise Up" has been accepted into the National Watercolor Society's 101st International Open Exhibition 2021.

Bountiful Bowls Exhibition

    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. ...

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

   Beverly Yankwitt's acrylic abstract painting, "Just Scratching the Surface"  was accepted into Art Center Sarasota's March/April, 2021 "Revealed" show.

Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin

  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."

Anne Tuttle

Anne Tuttle

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

Jim Beech

  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."

Barbara Albin

Barbara Albin

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.

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

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

Nancy Giffin

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

Bev Yankwitt

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...

Sam Harris

Sam Harris

  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...

Vicki Glynn

Vicki Glynn

  ​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...

Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Winner

    We are pleased to announce that we have awarded our 2021 scholarship to Anabel Dent, a recent graduate of Lemon Bay High School.  Anabel has been drawing and painting since early childhood and creates both 2D artwork and 3D sculpture pieces.  Anabel states, "I...

Harry Chapin Food Bank Donation

    As part of the Gallery's commitment to the community, members were pleased to present a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank on June 11, 2021.  The donation was raised by the sale of designated artwork provided by the Gallery's artists. ...

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. ...

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...

Sam Harris

Sam Harris

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2015 Fine Art Medium: Handcrafted Knives Art on the Cutting Edge Sam Harris, a retired commercial arline pilot, designs and creates various types of knives, including hunting knives, folding knives, kitchen knives, and carving...

James & Wilkens

James & Wilkens

Susan James & Ken Wilkens Sea Grape Gallery Artist Members since 2021Fine Art Medium: Intaglio Printmaking and Photogravure Punta Gorda based artists Susan James and Ken Wilkens specialize in the art and science of Photogravure. Susan has been a printmaker since...

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...

Bob & Elissa Rioux

Bob & Elissa Rioux

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2015 Fine Art Medium:  Handcrafted Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes Bob and Elissa Rioux have been working with glass since 1976.  Using their skill and creativity, they design and create glass kaleidoscopes that are beautiful works of...

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 Wine Walk

Third Thursday Wine Walk

          Wine tasting in our courtyard, hosted by Gilded Grape Winery, is very popular on Third Thursday.   This event, featuring art, music, shopping, and food, is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, and takes place on the third...

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...