Kitt Moran

Kitt Moran

  Congratulations to Kitt Moran.  Her oil portrait, "Cal," won First Place in Venice Art Center's January, 2022, "Near and Far" exhibit.

13th Biennial National Art Exhibition

13th Biennial National Art Exhibition

  Congratulations to Barbara Albin, Thelma Daida, Kitt Moran, Joanne Stramara, Anne Tuttle, and Bev Yankwitt, who all had artwork accepted into the 13th Biennial National Art Exhibition to be held at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida, February 18th...

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.

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara

Joanne Stramara's  watercolor painting, "Dreamscape," was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 50th Anniversary Exhibition held at the Coral Springs Museum of Art September 5th to November 15th, 2021.  The show has now travelled to the Art Ovation Hotel in...

Beverly Yankwitt

Beverly Yankwitt

   Beverly Yankwitt won a Merit Award in the Charlotte County Visual Arts Center's June/July, 2021 Members' Showcase with her painting, "Mysterious Encounter."

Beverly Yankwitt

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

January Artist of the Month Cheryl McClure

January Artist of the Month Cheryl McClure

During the month of January,  Photographer Cheryl McClure will be our 2D Artist of the Month.  Cheryl specializes in photographing the beauty of underwater sea life and also Florida wildlife, especially birds.  Her art takes place in the painstaking and time-consuming...

Annual Spring Courtyard Sale

Save the Date!  Our annual Spring Courtyard Sale will be held on March 11th & 12th, 2022.  This is the perfect opportunity to acquire quality art at greatly reduced prices as our artists clear out their inventory.    

January Artist of the Month Brenda Berdnik

January Artist of the Month Brenda Berdnik

Our 3D Artist of the Month for January is Benda Berdnik, Jeweler and Multi-Media Artist.  Brenda has explored many mediums, but her main focus is jewelry, created using several techniques including etching and enameling.  Her jewelry pieces are all one-of-a-kind,...

Jim Beech, Visual Arts Center One Man Show

Jim Beech, Visual Arts Center One Man Show

    Jim Beech will be having a one-man show of his watercolor and acrylic paintings at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda from January 10 to February 8, 2022, with a reception on January 20th.  100% of the proceeds from unframed paintings and 60% of the proceeds...

January Guest Artist Silversmith Belinda Duclos

January Guest Artist Silversmith Belinda Duclos

Encouraged by her artistic grandmothers, Belinda began creating art at an early age.  She dabbled in pastel portraiture for a while and then discovered stained glass, creating pieces that reflect the influence of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frank Lloyd...

Animal Welfare League Raffle Basket

Animal Welfare League Raffle Basket

    This beautiful basket full of artwork valued at $1600 all donated by our member artists will be raffled off at a reception on February 23rd, 2022, with all proceeds donated to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County.   AWL is a non-profit temporary shelter...

January Guest Artist Watercolorist Linda Soderquist

January Guest Artist Watercolorist Linda Soderquist

Watercolor painting and nature conservancy are two priorities for Linda Soderquist.  A native of Illinois, Linda spent summers in the remote Boundary Waters area of northern Minnesota, where she nurtured an appreciation of nature and wildlife.  Linda holds a B.A. in...

January Guest Artist Ceramics Artist Gary Skelly

January Guest Artist Ceramics Artist Gary Skelly

Gary 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, New York, Philadelphia & New Jersey and can be seen in the lobbies...

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...

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...

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...

The Downtown Punta Gorda Experience

      January 20th, 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm UPDATE:   Out of concern for the safety of our customers and our artists, Sea Grape Gallery will not be participating in the January 20th "Downtown Punta Gorda Experience."  We hope to see you on the Third Thursday...

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...