Visual Arts Center Member Showcase

Congratulations to Jill Lindsay and Loretta Evans, who both won awards in the July/August Members' Showcase at the Visual Arts Center. Jill won First Place with her mixed media piece "Escape," and Loretta won a Merit Award for her glass panel art piece...

Joanne Stramara

Congratulations to Joanne Stramara, whose painting "Full Moon Solitude" was juried into the September, 2020 "Florida's Finest" show at Art Center Sarasota.   

Renee Farr

During the month of October our 3D featured Artist of the Month is fused glass artist Renee Farr.  Renee began creating with glass in the 90's and has developed a style characterized by a minimal modern look.  Her love of color, order, and symmetry is evident in every...

Keith Johnson

Our 2D Artist of the Month for October is watercolorist Keith Johnson.  Keith has transferred his skills as a professional photographer to creating beautiful award-winning watercolor paintings of local scenes.  Primarily a plein air painter, he can be seen many...

Guest Artist Laura Pommier

    Our Guest Artist for the Month of October is oil painter Laura Pommier. Laura is originally from the Midwest and moved to Florida in 2017.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Murray State University in Kentucky and a Master of Arts degree from Indiana...

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...

Jill Lindsay

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2018 Fine 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...

Loretta Evans

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2018 Fine Art Medium:  Stained Glass "When clients tell me that my glass looks like it was always meant to be there, I'm gratified that I've helped them achieve their goal of blending their new art into its...

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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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2014 Fine 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

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2005 Fine 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

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...

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