March Guest Artist Carolyn Walega

C. Walega, Banana Plant 3, Sea Grape Gallery
Carolyn Walega is a painter of leaves, trees, and organic forms, all of which are recurring subject matters in paintings like “Moonlit Banana Ballet," "Prism-Wheelata," “Palmwheelata," “Pinwheelata," “Pomegranate," and “Regina Palmata,” which accent nature, the abstract, and the flow of spiraling or pirouette-like movements. Her primary medium is acrylic, typically on gessoed paper or canvas.  As a colorist with a full range palette, she engages charcoal to add the element of line. In the subtropical ... Read More

March Guest Artist Sheryl Unwin

Sheryl Unwin, Perfect Poise, Sea Grape Galleru
Sheryl Unwin is originally from Billerica, Massachusetts, and lived in Gosport, England between 1997-2005 with her husband before moving to sunny Florida in August 2005. She is mainly self-taught, but did attend the Art Institute of Boston between 1984-1986 with a Major in Illustration. Her professional background currently is as a Graphic designer working in the Commercial and Sign/T-shirt Printing industry between 1984 to the present. Today her passion for animals and nature has inspired ... Read More

March and April Guest Artist Brenda Berdnik

B. Berdnik, Mixed Media, Coast is Clear, Sea Grape Gallery
March and April 3D Guest Artist:  Former Gallery Member and Multi-Media Artist Brenda Berdnik "I am very excited to be asked to be a visiting artist at Sea Grape Gallery. I have many fond memories of the gallery, other artists, and customers/friends. I am hoping to catch up with everyone while my work will be on display at the gallery. The works I create are truly unique to me. Each of my pieces takes on ... Read More

New Member Artists Susan James and Ken Wilkens

Susan James and Ken Wilkens, Passerina Cyanea, Sea Grape Gallery
Susan James and Ken Wilkins are a husband and wife team who work together to create Photogravures, which are photographs etched into copper and printed with ink on an etching press.  In addition, Susan creates etchings based on her own original, hand colored drawings.  We welcome Susan, Ken and their beautiful artwork to our gallery. Learn more about Susan & Ken's art here ... Read More

New Member Artist Donna Pape

Donna Pape, Bert's Bar, Sea Grape Gallery
The Gallery is pleased to introduce Donna Pape as our newest member.  Donna is an oil painter who loves to create depictions of colorful tourist attractions with the objective of making people feel happy! See more of Donna's art here ... Read More

Jan Pronko

Pronko Ursula Fish, Sea Grape Gallery
Our 3D Artist of the Month for March is Clay Artist Jan Pronko.  Jan has been involved with various arts and crafts since childhood and has managed fabric and craft stores.  Her focus in recent years has been creating imaginative, whimsical fish, sea life, and shore birds in clay.  Her very popular creations have earned her the title of the "Fish Lady." Click here to see the artist's work ... Read More

Anne Tuttle

Tuttle Coastal Sunset, Sea Grape Gallery, 10 x 13
Our 2D Artist of the Month for March is Colored Pencil Artist Anne Tuttle.  Anne has always loved to draw, and prefers to work in the dry mediums of colored pencil, graphite and charcoal, silverpoint, and pastel.  Her portraits have won several awards, but her favorite subject matter is maritime art, and she is happiest depicting boats, shells, shore birds, and seascapes. Click here to see the artist's work ... Read More

March Guest Artist Kathryn Erickson

Erickson Trace of Ruby, Sea Grape Gallery
Kathryn Erickson began creating pine needle baskets after retiring from her teaching career, and quickly became adept at this art form, winning an award in her first juried show. She strives to develop innovative designs, and blends aspects of different styles of basketry, objects of nature, and hand spun wool into her pine needle and hand processed native grass creations. Many pieces incorporate agate slices or stone slabs into the bases, sides, and covers of ... Read More

Courtyard Sale/Harry Chapin Benefit

Courtyard Sale, Sea Grape Gallery
Save the Date for Our annual Courtyard Sale, March 12th & 13th, 10 am-4 pm Our annual end-of-season sale is the perfect time to take advantage of great values on all types of artwork.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on gift items, or buy something special for your home, your office, or for yourself.  There are greatly reduced prices on paintings in various styles and sizes, giclee prints, jewelry, pottery, basketry, glass, ... Read More

Third Thursday Wine Walk

Third Thursday Wine Walk, Sea Grape Gallery
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 Thursday of every month, from 5-8 pm.  Shops and galleries are open for browsing, and local musicians will entertain you.  Enjoy the evening by taking a pleasant stroll with friends through historic downtown Punta Gorda, browse shops and ... Read More