Jim Beech

  Congratulations to Jim Beech, whose watercolor, "Workshop," was selected for entry into the Visual Arts Center's 12 biennial National Art Exhibition, on view from February 7th to March 25th.  

Beverly Yankwitt

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.

Jan Pronko

Jan Pronko

Jan Pronko was awarded First Place for her Pottery and Ceramics display at the Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival held in December, 2019.

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson won Second Place in the SanCap Art League's December, 2019 "Destination Captiva" show with this beautiful watercolor painting.

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay.  Jill's piece "Jack" won a Merit Award at Art Center Sarasota's December/January Open Season - National Juried Exhibition Show.

Anne Tuttle

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.

Jim Beech

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."

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Congratulations to Keith Johnson, who won First Place with his watercolor "Morning at the Peace River" in the Visual Arts Center's Quick Draw Contest held on January 13, 2020 as part of its month long Plein Air Festival.

Jill Lindsay

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...

Anne Tuttle

Anne Tuttle

 Anne Tuttle won First Place in the Professional Category in the North Port Art Center's November/December 2019 "Urban or Rural" exhibit with her colored pencil painting, "Farm in Winter."   

Marlene Jones

Marlene Jones

During the month of February, our 3D featured Artist of the Month is Pottery Artist Marlene Jones.  Marlene enjoys the creative process of taking a ball of clay and forming it into a beautiful piece of art.  Marlene specializes in creating horsehair pottery, following...

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

Our 2D Artist of the Month for February is mixed media artist Beverly Yankwitt.  Bev enjoys creating experimental abstract art, which she believes is the most unique, original expression an artist can render.  Her bold and colorful paintings have been accepted in many...

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...

February Guest Artist Joy Dibble

February Guest Artist Joy Dibble

Joy Dibble is a founding member of Sea Grape Gallery, and is pleased to return this month as a Guest Artist.  Joy is proficient in several mediums, but her current work is composed of colorful, textured watercolor batiks - a multi-layered, organic approach to...

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson won First Place in the Visual Arts Center's January, 2020 Plein Air Exhibit with his watercolor "Causeway Breeze."   The exhibit is on view the month of January as part of the VAC's Plein Air Festival.    

February Guest Artist Karen Cohen

February Guest Artist Karen Cohen

Karen Cohen's  artistic pursuits have included jewelry designing, enameling, beading, and authoring a book, The Art of Fine Enameling.  Most recently she has been creating bead embroidery, which incorporates her love of color and glass, as she uses various finishes...

Benefit Reception for Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, February 27th

Benefit Reception for Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, February 27th

Save the Date for a benefit reception at Sea Grape for Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary on February 27th from 5:30-7:30.  Hors d'oevres, wine, and animal crackers will be served, and there will be a raffle basket and a silent auction to benefit Octagon.  Party with us, and...

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...

Jill Lindsay

Jill Lindsay

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2018Fine Art Medium:  Mixed Media Jill is originally from Massachusetts and since graduating from nursing school traveled quite a bit before landing in Port Charlotte, Florida in 2001. She has always been “artsy” but...

Courtyard Sale, March 13th and 14th

Save the Date for our annual Courtyard Sale, March 13th and 14thThere will be greatly reduced prices on all types of artwork, including paintings, jewelry, pottery, basketry, glass, photography, and so much more at our annual end-of-season sale.  Look for the green...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2016 Fine Art Medium:  Watercolor Keith has been a working artist most of his life, first as professional photographer and now as a watercolor painter. He is an award-winning artist who paints most paintings on...

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...

Susan Kapuchinski

Susan Kapuchinski

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2005Fine Art Medium: Oil Susan's primary focus is oil on canvas.  Much of her work is based on photos and sketches from her many travels to Europe, the Far East, and South America.  She enjoys painting colorful local Florida...

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...

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...

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...

Judith B. Ebert

Judith B. Ebert

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2019Fine Art Medium:  Jewelry After umpteen prior lives, I’ve emerged as a sculptor. But my sculptures are little. Tiny even. And are meant to be worn. I hand hammer with chisels on both sides of metal sheet to produce...

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...

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...

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...