Our Artists

Resident Artist: Judi Light

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

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 Watercolor and Ink

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

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Nature Printing

Resident Artist: Mary Haller

Resident Artist: Heide Wittmann

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

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Alcohol Ink/ Mixed Media

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

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Enamel Jewelry and Sculpture

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

Guest Artist: Terrence Joyce

Guest Artist: Terrence Joyce

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

Guest Artist: Terrence Joyce

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Sea and Landscapes

Our Artists

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

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Embroidery Art

Guest Artist: Lois Kupersmith

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

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Functional Pottery

Guest Artist: Elizabeth Bonert

Guest Artist: Stephen Sidelinger

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

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Fine Art Illustration

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

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Whimiscal Pottery

Guest Artist: Ivana Carli

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

Guest Artist: Ivana Carli

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Classic oil Painting

Guest Artist: Raven Skye

Guest Artist: Jacqueline Deschenes

Guest Artist: Ivana Carli

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Mixed Media, Paper Collage and Pastel

Our Artists

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

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Local Nature Photography

Guest Artist: Judy Gilmer

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

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Lyrical Abstract Art

Guest Artist: Pedro Julio Quintero

Guest Artist: Joseph John Orchulli II

Guest Artist: Pedro Julio Quintero

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Spiritual Pottery

Guest Artist: Margaret Lacoste

Guest Artist: Margaret Lacoste

Guest Artist: Pedro Julio Quintero

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Polymer Clay Jewelry

Guest Artist: Liana Martin

Guest Artist: Margaret Lacoste

Guest Artist: Liana Martin

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Fused Glass

Guest Artist: Jim Weeks

Guest Artist: Margaret Lacoste

Guest Artist: Liana Martin

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Wood Turned Bowls and Vases

Our Artists

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

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Yard Art

Guest Artist: Rita Schwab

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

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Textured Fresco & Mixed  Media 

Guest Artist: Wayne Scott

Guest Artist: Maren Thompson

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

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Handturned wood pens

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

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Fiber and Yarn Artist

Guest Artist : Allyson Galuska

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

Guest Artist : Allyson Galuska

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Black and White Photography

Guest Artist: Deb Marucci

Guest Artist: Michelle Edwards

Guest Artist : Allyson Galuska

Deb says "Art is the human spirit made visible in whatever way it is expressed." (C) She is a season

Metal Sculpture

Resident Artist: Judi Light

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Whimsy Around the World

Judi is British born, Canadian raised and after much traveling now resides where she'd dreamed of for 40 years, namely Venice, FL.  She is a featured artist at the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy in Sarasota, Fl. and is a founding member of the Cottage Gallery.

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Author and Illustrator of the Magical World of Twigshire books

After a lifetime of drawing fantasy characters and sculpting, Judi now creates whimsical characters and florals full time for the purpose of inspiring, uplifting and " Ramping up the Happiness Factor."  

She works in ink pointillism, or stipple, watercolor and some mixed media.  She is inspired by what she calls her "Up-line Connection", comes from her heart and hopefully stirs the joyful magic that lives in us all.

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Resident Artist: Heide M. Wittman

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Resident Artist: Heide M. Wittmann

 Heide moved to the US from Germany 30 years ago. She taught High School art.  It was natural that she returned to what she liked most, etching and printing.

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Natural Connection

As a member of the International Nature Printing Society, Heide creates monotypes, solar etching art and Japaneses fishprints.

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Resident Artist: Mary Haller

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Nature-Inspired Mixed Media

When Mary retired as an executive she discovered her passion and talent for painting. Her nature-inspired creations radiate color and energy.  She delights in mixing inks, acrylics, texture, paper, resin and metal for unique, vibrant effects.  


Painting is a spiritual expression for Mary. Her favorite pieces start with meditation for concept and allowing details to emerge via Spirit.

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Unique art

Art Totems, Ladders and Trays are just a few examples of her art that delight customers, who often say, "I have seen nothing like these pieces before!"

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To schedule classes or discuss custom paintings with Mary:

Guest Artist: Melissa Erlenbach

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Internationally Acclaimed Artist

A native New Yorker, Melissa now lives in Southwest Florida.  She has 24 years of art experience as a gallery owner, artist and sculptor.

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Stunning Vitreous Enamel Creations

Melissa says: "Every artist has a personal philosophy that guides her work.  I love art that conveys a message and opens up a conversation."  She infuses glass into metal in an iterative kilning process.

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Guest Artist: Deb Marucci

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A Seasoned Artist

Deb says "Art is the human spirit made visible in whatever way it is expressed " (c)  She has worked with many mediums over the past five decades. 

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Her 2 and 3D Metal Process

Deb creates  a design and traces it onto sheets of aluminum.  She then cuts it out with a plasma cutting torch or sends it to the water jet.  She then grinds, forms, welds or fabricates to support the design.  She paints with automotive or acylic paints and seals so that her art is suitable for indoors or outdoors. 

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Guest Artist: Lois Kupersmith

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Beautiful, Functional Pottery

When Lois retired as a New Hampshire gallery owner, she found more time to create with her passion for pottery.   She believes the objects we use in everyday life should be wonderful and unique and bring us joy.  Lois trained at the Westchester Art Workshop and numerous other schools and studio

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Inspired by the Wildlife of Florida

Lois makes all her wheel-thrown pottery with handmade additions.  There is no jiggering, casting or other shortcuts taken in the production so each piece is unique and lead-free.  Her functional stoneware is dishwasher, oven and micro-wave safe.

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Guest Artist: Margaret Lacoste

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Polymer Clay Sculpting

Passionate about color and working with her hands, Margaret started out creating mosaics.  Once she found polymer clay, she became even more expressive and experimental in her art.  

Now retired from the vacation rental business, she divides her time between New Hampshire and Venice. Margaret's full time artistic focus is in creating with polymer clay. 

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Colorful, Lightweight Jewelry

Before curing, Margaret blends the clay into the desired colors.  She then rolls, shapes, twists, cuts and forms her designs.  Her designs are so detailed they are sometimes mistaken as painted works! 


Guest Artist: Judy Gilmer

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Celebrated Abstract Artist

Venice resident, Nebraska born and Michigan raised, Judy has always been an artist at heart. From paper dolls as a child to abstracts and sculptures today, creating art is the most important thing to her, right after her family and probably her dog.

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Artistic Dialogue

Whether Judy is using glorious colors or black and white paint, the process is the same. She makes the first mark on the pristine surface, be it canvas, wood or paper and lets the dance begin. She responds to what the painting is saying to her and continues back and forth until the dialogue is complete.

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Guest Artist: Rita Schwab

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Long Time Artist

Born and raised in Germany, Rita came to the US as an exchange student and earned her BFA from USF and MFA from FSU. She has been a professional artist for more than 40 years.


She is a show artist, an educator, a mother, a grandmother, a gardener and amateur musician.

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Textured Mixed Media

Rita creates mixed media paintings applying textured compounds as an under layment, adding found objects for depth and sealing with resin.  She works with oils, acrylics and enamels  in combination with natural pigments such as sand, ground bark or floral extracts, cutting her own tiles and building her own wood frames.

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Guest Artist: Jackie Noble-Deschenes

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Pottery: The Wonderful Surprise!

Jackie has been an artist for 30 years, having started with watercolor.  After the death of her husband in 2006 she  began working with clay as therapy. She loved the feel in her hands, the centering aspect and the wild colors.  Jackie says "You never know what you see when you open the kiln doors but it is always a wonderful surprise!"

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Functional and Whimsical Pottery

Hand-crafted pottery, functional and whimsical...fashioned to help make you smile.

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Guest Artist: Terrence Joyce

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Terrence Joyce: Spiritual Expression

For over 5 decades, Terrance has explored through his artwork, man's  part in the universal scheme of things. He says his "color soaked paintings seek to draw the viewer to that joyful plane our DNA brought us to exist on, between Earth and Spirit.  Between Myth and Mystery."

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Inner and Outer Artist

Terrence's oil or acrylic artworks often use big scoops of paint richly applied to canvas with combination of pallet knife and brush strokes. He teaches his students to be aware of each inner artist feeling while being aware of each outer artist brushstroke.

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Guest Artist: Ivana Carli

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From Venice Italy to Venice Florida

Ivana is from Vicenza, Italy and studied art and restoring techniques in Florence, Italy. For over 20 years she worked in Venice Italy restoring famous works and frescoes in museums and churches.  Now residing in Venice, Florida and Ohio, her art can be seen in the States and Italy.

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Rich, Classical Painting

Ivana uses rich colors and realism in her nature paintings.  She says "Brilliant color speaks to my spirit and calms my soul."

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Contact Ivana:

Ivana_carli@yahoo.

Guest Artist: Allyson Galuska

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Fine Art Photography

Allyson calls Nokomis home, Connecticut her birthplace, but her hikes across America the place where she was reborn and inspired.

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Connection to the Natural World

Allyson's photography reflects her spiritual connection to the natural world.  She is inspired by wide open vistas down to tiny hidden environments beneath our feet in the form of abstract photos.  Participating in conservation is one way she protects and preserves natural environments for all to enjoy them.

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