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CLUB OF SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

A RT & REP U RP OSED FU RN ITU RE AU C TI O N D I GITA L C ATA LO G


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#01. Ikki Matsumoto A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$450.00

Ikki Matsumoto was born January 1, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan, to a cartoonist and children's book illustrator. At age 20, he came to the U.S. to attend the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, transferring to the Art Academy of Cincinnati to study under renowned wildlife artist Charles Harper. He graduated in 1959 and married Polly Adamson, finding work in an advertising agency in Cincinnati. In 1970 the couple moved to a 50 acre farm in Loveland, Ohio and raised three children in an environment filled with animals and birds. Ikki established his own business at the farm, working on book illustrations, newspaper ads, and package designs, even illustrating the latest edition of The Joy of Cooking. By 1975, unsatisfied with the advertising field, Ikki moved the family to Sanibel, and began a career as a painter and printmaker with native birds as his subjects. After a short spell in Oregon, producing a series of west coast

Donated By:

Amy Matsumoto

landscapes, he returned to Florida. In 1985, Ikki was one of 50 artists chosen by first lady Nancy Reagan to paint an Easter Egg, now permanently displayed in the Smithsonian Museum. The C&S National Bank commissioned 30 original paintings, which became the largest corporate collection of Ikki's work. In 1997, Ikki and Polly closed their Sanibel gallery to devote more time to painting and weaving; they returned in 2002 to reopen their gallery in the Village Shops, where Ikki produced posters for the Island Reporter, the Rotary Club's Annual Craft Fair and the cover for the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce magazine. On December 31, 2013, Ikki passed away just one day before his 79th birthday. ***** This giclee titled, “Jump for Joy” measures 41” H x 29” W.


#02. Jean Dean “Dark Sacred Night”

Minimum Bid

$500.00

"Dark Sacred Night", an original acrylic painting on a 36” x 44" gallery wrapped canvas. Originally from Maine, Jean Dean lived in Southwest Florida for fortytwo years. Her work is in museums and galleries throughout the United States. She is included in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World." Donated by Bokeelia Art Gallery, Ed and Carol Garske Proprietors

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Bokeelia Art Gallery, Ed and Carol Garske


#03. Charlie McCullough A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$80.00

Charlie McCullough - a moment in time captured... Historical images of Sanibel, Captiva & the World, since 1935... "Because of one's need to illustrate, often a photograph is created;  sheer beauty demands a photo."   Experiences in Charlie's life demanded photos.  He has spent 68 years capturing images.  He has attended 39 Elderhostels in six different countries.  His life work was agriculture and sailing.  Then, retiring to the home that his grandfather built in 1908 on Woodring Point at the mouth of Tarpon Bay on Sanibel Island, expanded Charlie's vintage and current stocks of IMAGES of NOW and THEN.  

Donated By:

Charlie McCullough

To share his experiences with you, Charlie became an enthusiastic photographer and printer. He was very fortunate to have attended Cal Kowal's photography courses at the Cincinnati Art Academy.  He has  attended workshops with Canadian-born Craig Stevens in Maine, New Mexico and two sessions in Provence, France;  Doug Merriam on lighting in Santa Fe; Kip Brundage on color;  Liz Opalenik on coloring;  Arnold Newman on portraits.  Most recently, Charlie attended John Sexton's Photography Printing Workshop at John's home, high on the mountainside of Carmel Valley, California.  John had the honor of being Ansel Adams' assistant, and Charlie considers both Sexton and Adams as his mentors.  ***** Titled “Gator Hole”. This print is matted to 14”W X 11”H.


#04. Katie Gardenia A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$350.00

Artist’s Statement by Katie Gardenia I am a self-taught fiber artist creating one of a kind Fantasy Art Dolls, Fiber Art Pillows, Hand Knitted Watercolored Greeting Cards, Fiber Art Beaded Jewelry, and Upholstered Fiber Art Chairs. My work takes me into a Fantasy World in which I PREFER TO LIVE and have had the pleasure of doing for over the last 60 years. ***** Hand hooked pillow created by local Sanibel artist Katie Gardenia Measures 18” x 18”

Donated By:

Katie Gardenia


#05. $500 Benefactor Show your support of the Zonta Foundation of SWFL

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$500.00

Quantity Available

1000

This item is a donation of $500 to the Zonta Foundation of SWFL. Your donation helps to fund our local Grants and global ZI projects and scholarships. You may also donate directly via the www.ZontaSanCap.org website or snail mail a check to: Zonta Foundation of SWFL attn: PEEK P.O. Box 1244 Sanibel, FL 33957


#06. Barbara Beran Black/White Round Table

Minimum Bid

$50.00

As a lawyer and a judge, I never thought of myself as an artistic person, but retirement has brought out the creative spark formerly hidden inside of me. I have always loved interesting artwork and furniture - one of a kind items that bring a fun and a unique character to a home. My interest in painting furniture came from the desire to spruce up my rather dull guestroom. I watched many YouTube "howto" videos and ended up painting the entire bedroom suite, followed by numerous other projects for myself and others. My friends at Zonta who saw my work, asked if I could create something for this auction. Being a Zontian myself, I, of course, said yes. The table pictured here began as a solid medium tone wood piece that was given a base coat of black paint then checkered with ballet white paint. For extra interest, the bottom shelf has an octagonal beveled mirror outlined in gold. The base tips of the legs are also painted gold. The dimensions are, approximately, 20" (D) x 26.5” (H). The table is suitable for use, but it is recommended that a custom glass top be added for protection. Please be assured that, if you purchase this table, you will have the double delight of acquiring a UNIQUE piece of furniture while helping women and girls in need.

Donated By:

Barbara Beran


#07. Kelly Morrison A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Kelly Morrison Kelly is from Ithaca, NY. She moved to Cape Coral in 1994 where she discovered color! From the bright sunshine to the colorful creatures of our aqua waters. Kelly loves the tropical waters and all that surround it. This is where she finds inspiration for her artwork. From her painted wooden Timber Fish to paintings on canvas and her jewelry line Kelly's art is full of color and patterns found in nature. Kelly owned a decorative painting and faux finishing company before concentrating on her smaller works. You will see how she layers paints, glazes and textures along with bright colors and whimsical subjects. *****

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Kelly Morrison


#08. Sissi Janku

Minimum Bid

$100.00

SissI Janku’s donation is a limited edition lithograph, matted and framed. Title: Remember the Islands”. Framed size: 30"X38"

his great influence in Sissi’s work. Sissi has earned the appreciation of art lovers everywhere. Her paintings have been commissioned by the Mauna Lani Hotel in Hawaii, the Dai-ichi Hotel in Tokyo, the Sissi Janku was born in Munich, Germany. She Plantation Inn in Maui and the Player’s Island studied Graphic Arts at the Academy of Art in Resort and Casino in Nevada, and by Munich and worked as a graphic designer for numerous collectors around the world. a German magazine. Her love of travel unquestionably fuels her In 1984 she fulfilled a childhood dream to visit creativity and stimulates her artwork. the Hawaiian Islands. The tropical beauty Wanderlust has swept her to exotic countries inspired her artistic passions and she made both near and far. She has toured extensively Hawaii her home. throughout Europe and lived in Shanghai and While in Honolulu, Sissi became a student of many tropical places, Florida, Hawaii, John Young, an internationally acclaimed California and Mexico to name a few. artist and an icon in Hawaii. One of his last, Ultimately, her travels have influenced many large paintings was titled “Lust for Life”. It was of her pieces through primitive patterns and painted shortly before his passing at age 88. the luminous colors of the tropics. John passed on his energy and strength to She produces canvases rich in texture and Sissi during their frequent outdoor painting form that are portals to a seductive universe sessions. There are more than a few hints of of light and color.

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Sissi Janku


#09. Susan Sadler A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$150.00

Artist’s Statement by Susan Sadler A capricious sweep of color... I grew up in Michigan and lived in several states before moving to Sanibel 25 years ago. My career as an artist began while my boys were young. My hand-painted clothing sold from Michigan to Florida and all points in between. In the midst of this I began painting on canvas as well. I delight in producing playful, color-filled art that reflects the relaxed island state of mind. I hope my art brings a smile to your face. ***** Susan Sadler is a long time Sanibel artist. Member of Tower Gallery, Sanibel and 2 Islands Gallery, Captiva. Painter of clothing, canvas, and now furniture. This piece measures 18 wide x 14 deep and 26 tall

Donated By:

Susan Sadler


#10. Toni Ory “Current Dream”

Minimum Bid

$40.00

Originally from the Chicago area, my creative spirit has taken many forms throughout my life; I have painted in watercolors, drawn in charcoal and pencil, combined acrylics and ink, and worked on paper making with mixed media. In 2003, I began to focus on fused glass and mixed media through classes, workshops, and personal experimentation. My artwork has been represented in art shows, exhibits, galleries, and gift shops. Theme of my artwork usually involves a tropical or nature element in subject, color, or design. My muses are my surroundings and my grandchildren who have inspired me with their joyful spirit and imagination.

from my other projects along with found objects. I have been fortunate to have my work purchased for both private and public collections across the country. All artwork is original and always one of a kind, although I sometimes work in a series with many similar elements. It gives me great satisfaction to make a personal statement with a handcrafted product in a high-tech world. Thank you for your interest in my artwork. I hope it makes you smile!

Title - “Current Dream” 16x13x3 free standing Mixed media collages are made from recycled Mixed Media - recycled glass, wood, beads, & paper scraps and found objects I have wire rescued from my other art projects. Often the back of a collage is a watercolor I didn’t finish. Fused glass pieces now utilize recycled glass

Donated By:

Toni Ory


#11. Shah Hadjebi A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$150.00

Artist’s Statement by Shah Hadjebi I am a full time watercolor artist residing on Sanibel Island. I come from a family of artists: fine artists, architects, interior designers, industrial designers, furniture designers and more. Although I have been painting for the past 20 years or so, I started as a musician at a young age and continued until recently. I have toured, produced albums, performed in local venues for years but I have come to realize that painting is the most natural outlet for me. My subjects range from animals to still life and realism. My main goal is to bring some presence and mindfulness into this hectic world and to live a life where my inner and outer purpose are aligned. Original watercolor, 16x20 matted and framed.

Donated By:

Shah Hadjebi


#12. $250 Benefactor Show your support of the Zonta Foundation of SWFL

Buy Now

$250.00

Quantity Available

1000

This item is a donation of $250 to the Zonta Foundation of SWFL. Your donation helps to fund our local Grants and global ZI projects and scholarships. You may also donate directly via the www.ZontaSanCap.org website or snail mail a check to: Zonta Foundation of SWFL attn: PEEK P.O. Box 1244 Sanibel, FL 33957


#13. Leslie Anding

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Leslie Anding

This 18”x 24” antique mirror was purchased at an estate sale here on Sanibel. My husband My love of shells has been evident since my recently replaced the original glass mirror husband and I first started coming to Sanibel because the silvering was no longer pristine in 1968. But it wasn’t until we became and it weighed a ton. In keeping with the snowbirds that I discovered Shell Crafters and antique feel of this frame, I exclusively chose shell art. My mother was an artist and I have only Sanibel shells that were “self collected”. always enjoyed various artistic outlets The old vintage costume pearls were taken throughout my life, so shell art was just a out of an apothecary jar that I inherited from natural extension of that. About 10 years ago, my mother. I think the gold-ish color of the we moved to Sanibel full-time and I started pearls is a result of their age. Although this entering some of my creations as an amateur, mirror is currently fitted with a wire to hang in at the Annual Sanibel Shell Show. Since then, a landscape mode, the design is four-sided, I have won numerous ribbons and awards in you can change the orientation to a portrait at least six different categories, including mode if desired. many blue ribbons. Although I am not a Zontian, I think the work they do is wonderful, ***** so when I was asked to enter a piece of my shell art to this event, I was happy to create Measures 18” by 24” this mirror for them. I hope you like it.

Donated By:

Leslie Anding


#14. Ludmilla Evans A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$50.00

Artist’s Statement by Ludmilla Evans The work is referential to archetype and naturalism, clay the medium. The Artist was born in Czech and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Her education includes: Cleveland Instiute of Art Blossom Kent, Kent State, Ohio Temple Buell with Wally Soderquist, Colorado Tiqua Pueblo, Ceramics, El Paso, Texas Alberta College of Art, Canada Banff School of Fine Art ***** These beauties are 5” tall and are great for tea and coffee!

Donated By:

Ludmilla Evans


#15. Buck Ward “Sunrise Shadows” A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$125.00

Artist’s Statement by Buck Ward I enjoy walking the beaches in the predawn darkness, my camera on it’s tripod over my shoulder. In the early twilight I see art in the landscape. The Old Tree, near the Sanibel Lighthouse, is a favorite subject. ***** Sunrise Shadows is an 11"x14" print in a (nominal) 16"x20" frame.

Donated By:

Buck Ward


#16. Marianne Ravenna - Bowl A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Marianne Ravenna Art In A Bowl! My canvas is Beech and Maple wood salad shaped bowls. Each bowl is unique! I use nature as my model,Fish, Birds, Flowers, Shells, Vegetables and Fruit. I also paint special orders as well, just ask. I paint in a very translucent style so that the beautiful grain of each bowl shines through. I use acrylic paints. I finish the bowls with layers of water based polyurethane that is safe for cold foods only. The bowls can be cleaned by washing in warm, soapy, water and dried immediately. Never put wooden bowls in the microwave or dishwasher. If cared for lovingly these bowls will last forever. Bowl sizes are 8", 10", 12", 15" and 17". P.S. When I paint a fish on the larger size bowls, 12", 15" and 17". I continue painting the body and tail over onto the back of the bowl. ***** Original Hand painted 12” Maple Wood Bowl by Tower Gallery artist Marianne Ravenna

Donated By:

Marianne Ravenna


#17. Jane Hudson “What Now”?

Minimum Bid

$350.00

Artist’s Statement by Jane Hudson “What Now?” In keeping with Zonta’s mission, I was inspired to create this painting of women and children, involved in the ordeal of immigration. Traveling to the border is a dangerous and frightening experience. I invite the viewer to imagine what is next for these people; to consider what future awaits them, now that they have reached their destination. This original piece is 23" tall × 20"wide. Acrylic on canvas.

Donated By:

Jane Hudson


#18. Joanne Marriott Stool or Accent Table

Minimum Bid

$75.00

Artist’s Statement by Joanne Marriott

Shagreen is a term of Turkish origin used for furniture finishes which mimic the cured skin I started painting fine finishes in a small ski of a shark or stingray, or to describe textured resort in NYS as a service provided by my sign leather when small seeds were pressed into business. Here, I worked on the Southwest the moist surface to create a pitted effect and Florida Symphony Designer Showcase Homes, then shaken out when dry. It is typically several area restaurants, and many area simulated in a pale gray green shade. I felt homes, at least 5 which have been featured this could be a good conversation piece and throughout the years on our Peek tour. My also lend itself to SW Florida décor. The rungs work on various stage settings for The Pirate of the stool’s legs needed work, so filler and Playhouse and the Old Schoolhouse Theatres lots of sanding took place. The legs have been inspired me to do commissions for murals finished in an eggshell white to provide and trompe l ‘oeil projects. Furniture and contrast to the seat which has layers of gesso, statue repair and refinishing are my favorites base coat, then the “shagreen” glaze. Next, I now and I do it mostly for myself, good used a removal technique with a spray of friends and family…anyone who isn’t in a denatured alcohol to create the random hurry and doesn’t have a serious deadline to pitted look. This is followed by 5 layers of meet! satin clear coat, sanding between each coat providing a fine furniture finish. Shagreen topped stool or accent table Piece is 13”W x 29”H

Donated By:

Joanne Marriott


#19. Cathy Rabb

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Cathy Raab is a Sanibel artist who shows her beautiful mosaics at 2Islands Gallery on Captiva, FL. Piece is 14.5” X 20.5”

Donated By:

Cathy Rabb


#20. JoAnne Bedient “Topaz Bird” A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$50.00

"Topaz Bird", a handbuilt, raku fired clay bird by JoAnne Bedient, is on a wood and metal base and approximately 11" tall. Originally from SW Virginia and a resident of Fort Myers since 1980, JoAnne Bedient has emerged as one of Southwest Florida’s premier clay artists. Perhaps best known for her ceramic shoes, she blends realism and fantasy in her inventive designs. Bedient attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and she graduated with a degree in ceramics and minor in painting. Bedient’s work can be found in juried shows as well as galleries around the United States. Notable exhibitions include the Really Big Shoe Show in St. Louis and a Washington DC exhibit for the 2000 presidential inauguration. Locally, her work can be found at the Tower Gallery on Sanibel where she has belonged since 1991.

Donated By:

JoAnne Bedient


#21. Barbara Beran Blue/White Rectangular Table

Minimum Bid

$75.00

Artist’s Statement by Barbara Beran As a lawyer and a judge, I never thought of myself as an artistic person, but retirement has brought out the creative spark formerly hidden inside of me. I have always loved interesting artwork and furniture - one of a kind items that bring a fun and a unique character to a home. My interest in painting furniture came from the desire to spruce up my rather dull guestroom. I watched many YouTube "howto" videos and ended up painting the entire bedroom suite, followed by numerous other projects for myself and others. My friends at Zonta who saw my work, asked if I could create something for this auction. Being a Zontian myself, I, of course, said yes. The Nantucket Blue and Linen checkered painted end table pictured here began as a solid medium to dark wood piece that was originally purchased from Robb & Stucky. The dimensions are, approximately, 28” (l) x 20” (w) x 22” (h). The table is suitable for use as it has a custom glass top for protection. Please be assured that if you purchase this table, you will have the double delight of acquiring a UNIQUE piece of furniture while helping women and girls in need.

Donated By:

Barbara Beran


#22. Sally Dutko A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$125.00

Artist’s Statement by Sally Dutko A passion for surface design inspires Sally’s fiber creations of fabric collages and mixed-media wall hangings. Materials include brilliant hand-dyed cottons and silks, mangled yarns, threads of all colors, twisted and sewn. Using both dyed and painted fabrics, her work addresses subjects through color, texture, line, pattern and typography. As a Fine Arts graduate of Cooper Union in New York City, Sally worked as a graphic designer and art director at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She has received many awards, has shown work nationally, and has curated fiber arts exhibits. She is a full-time Floridian since 2015, and a member of Sanibel’s Tower Art Gallery. ***** “The Juggler” is a whimsical figurative artwork created from many fabrics. Hand stitched and mounted on painted canvas. 14” x 18” in a black floater frame (framed: 16” x 20”)

Donated By:

Sally Dutko


#23. Robin Cook

Minimum Bid

$50.00

Artist’s Statement by Robin Cook

she let me play in her jewelry box and eventually allowed me to select pieces to Personally, I have lived in Lee County for the keep, which I still have. The Flamingo piece last 36 years. My husband Doug and I were that I am donating to Zonta was spurred by both living and working on Sanibel, where we my love of jewelry and crafting. I collect the met. We are celebrating our 35th wedding costume jewelry from friends, garage sales anniversary this year. We have a daughter and thrift stores. I draw the object on the Heather, granddaughter Ella and son-in-law surface and then I glue the jewelry to fit the Rolando that live in Ft. Myers. Doug is a piece. It is kind of like making a puzzle and Graphic Designer, Heather is a new mom with can be tricky to find just the right color and a masters in Art History, and her husband is a shape. I hope my Flamingo will raise funds Pediatric Physician at Golisano Children’s for Zonta a great organization that helps Hospital. Even though I handle and advise on many women. the financial matters for our family and in my career, I still have an artistic side and have ***** always loved crafting and making things. My grandmother Arabella, was an accomplished This item measures 8” X 10” business woman, smart, artistic and crafty, instilling her knowledge and work ethic in me and she taught me how to make things. When I would visit her home in Clinton WI,

Donated By:

Robin Cook


#24. $100 Benefactor Show your support of the Zonta Foundation of SWFL

Buy Now

$100.00

Quantity Available

1000

This item is a donation of $100 to the Zonta Foundation of SWFL. Your donation helps to fund our local Grants and global ZI projects and scholarships. You may also donate directly via the www.ZontaSanCap.org website or snail mail a check to: Zonta Foundation of SWFL attn: PEEK P.O. Box 1244 Sanibel, FL 33957


#25. Carole Nastars A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$200.00

Artist’s Statement by Carole Nastars

Summer School of Painting in Michigan, Bennington College in Vermont, and I am in love with life and color and continually Skidmore College in New York have all pleasured by nature’s gifts. Seashore, country, contributed to my maturation as an artist. people, and ideas equally excite my senses and command me to communicate my If my art lifts your spirits, recalls a special visions and feelings. moment - enriches your life in some small way, then I have been profoundly rewarded. As a young woman, elation was my reaction to recognizing an ability to capture a *** particular moment in time with painted light and color. It has since been my mission to This piece was created from a repurposed express on canvas and other surfaces a broad piano bench. The top lifts for storage. selection of infinite moments of inspiration Dimensions are that my environment and life experiences 25” x 12 3/4” on top and 22” high. provide. My formative years at Rochester Institute of Technology, many years as an art educator, ongoing one woman and group exhibits, and enriching summer experiences at Oxbow

Donated By:

Carole Nastars


#26. Joanne Marriott - Table

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Joanne Marriott

Seeing this little wooden and metal table made me immediately think it would lend I started painting fine finishes in a small ski itself to a leather top with antiqued bronze resort in NYS as a service provided by my sign studs all around it. It seemed like a good idea business. Here, I worked on the Southwest to age it a bit with a verdigris look giving it a Florida Symphony Designer Showcase Homes, more suitable colorway for SW Florida living. several area restaurants, and many area First the industrial gray base needed lots of homes, at least 5 which have been featured sanding so I could apply a first coat of bronze throughout the years on our Peek tour. My paint. This was followed by a coat of dark teal work on various stage settings for The Pirate glaze and then a coat of pale blue glaze Playhouse and the Old Schoolhouse Theatres randomly mixed with powdered chalk. The inspired me to do commissions for murals leather tabletop has an ecru base coat and trompe l ‘oeil projects. Furniture and followed by watery glue and tracing paper to statue repair and refinishing are my favorites create texture. Next several coats of a darker now and I do it mostly for myself, good glaze were applied in swirling brush strokes, friends and family…anyone who isn’t in a sanding in between layers. It’s finished with 2 hurry and doesn’t have a serious deadline to coats of lesser tinted glaze and then 2 final meet! clear coats over the entire top base, and “studs”. Leather and Verdigris Table Table is 20”W x 19 1/4”H

Donated By:

Joanne Marriott


#27. Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez

Minimum Bid

$350.00

“Nesting Cormorants” by Dick Fortune & Sara Lopez

collaboration was noted in the dedication for “Living Sanibel.”

Wrapped canvas print

The couple generously donated the image “Nesting Cormorants” which became the Measures 36” W x 24” H cover art for the 2020 “Peek at the Unique” official program (see the entire program at Wildlife photographers Dick Fortune and Sara ZontaSanCap.org/Peek). To help Zonta raise Lopez, formerly of Miami, visited Sanibel for additional funds, they also donated two many years, and served as contributing wrapped canvas prints of the image, one of photographers to Island Scene magazine. which sold in the 2020 event, and the item on Eventually they built a home here, moving this page is the second of these generous permanently to the island in 2018. donations. Their eclectic backgrounds—Dick served in the U.S. Coastguards and later founded a flooring company, and Sara was a project manager for BellSouth—merged years ago into a singular focus on photography. Their work is prominently featured in Charles Sobszak’s nature guides, and the

Donated By:

Dick Fortune & Sara Lopez

Visit throughthelensgallery.com for more. On the site is a comment: “To be face-to-face with their subjects in remote wilderness areas, and to experience a few precious moments in the lives and struggles these animals lead, is an opportunity that many of us can only dream about.”


#28. Marianne Ravenna - Stool A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$75.00

Artist’s Statement by Marianne Ravenna Marianne and her family moved from Vermont to Sanibel in 1988. Marianne attended Essex Institute of Agriculture in Beverly, Mass where she earned a degree in Horticulture in 1977. She has worked as a Landscape Designer for 40 years. Her love of design, plants and nature was a natural segway into her art career. She joined the Tower Gallery in 2003 displaying her hand painted wood bowls and white line wood block prints. “I love painting on wood. I paint in a very translucent style so the grain of the wood comes through.”. Visit Towergallery.net, groovybowl.net or stop by the Gallery at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL to see Marianne’s and the 24 other artists who show their work at the gallery. Top 13” diameter 30.5” tall

Donated By:

Marianne Ravenna


#29. Toni Ory “Destination / Confusion”

Minimum Bid

$40.00

Originally from the Chicago area, my creative spirit has taken many forms throughout my life; I have painted in watercolors, drawn in charcoal and pencil, combined acrylics and ink, and worked on paper making with mixed media. In 2003, I began to focus on fused glass and mixed media through classes, workshops, and personal experimentation. My artwork has been represented in art shows, exhibits, galleries, and gift shops. Theme of my artwork usually involves a tropical or nature element in subject, color, or design. My muses are my surroundings and my grandchildren who have inspired me with their joyful spirit and imagination.

from my other projects along with found objects. I have been fortunate to have my work purchased for both private and public collections across the country. All artwork is original and always one of a kind, although I sometimes work in a series with many similar elements. It gives me great satisfaction to make a personal statement with a handcrafted product in a high-tech world. Thank you for your interest in my artwork. I hope it makes you smile!

Title - “Destination/Confusion” framed 14x14 Mixed media collages are made from recycled Mixed Media using recycled materials paper scraps and found objects I have rescued from my other art projects. Often the back of a collage is a watercolor I didn’t finish. Fused glass pieces now utilize recycled glass

Donated By:

Toni Ory


#30. Marla Manning

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Relocating from Denver to Sanibel 8 years ago, my career now focuses on residential interior design and construction in paradise, creating spaces that fulfill homeowner’s unique personalities, tastes and lifestyles. As an avid recycler and rehab addict, I am game to make anything headed for the dumpster new and lovely again! When I was young, my Dad, with his inventive spirit would take me to garage sales, filling our quonset with stuff for our inventions. Then we would head out in his 4-seat Piper airplane in the afternoon and do loop-de-loops. He was my inspiration, gave me a love for adventure, and not only taught me to see the world from different perspectives but to see the beauty in everything and everyone. Marla has a degree and NCIDQ certification, designing interiors from Canada to the north and Costa Rica to the south where two

Donated By:

Marla Manning

beautiful Marriott Resort Spas reside. In addition to her high-end spa projects and her current architectural residential projects, her career spans the award-winning design for Colorado State University Student Union Food Court to hotels, commercial lobbies, university campuses, and restaurants. She has always been in love with color and the social and psychological affects it has on her clients. Coloring has been her passion ever since she won her first art contest at age 6. Photography and painting classes at Kansas State University along with her design training, brought on a whole additional outlet for creativity. Marla enjoys being an enthusiastic member of Zonta, with a passion for providing a better life for women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. Chair is 34”H by 24”W


#31. Sheila Hoen “Captiva Bay” A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$250.00

Sheila Hoen expression in color & form... Angel Of The Arts Award 2007 New Artist of the Year, Lee County

colors, combining liquid and heavy acrylics and utilizing layering and texturing techniques. Because she loves the outdoors, Sheila works on landscapes "en plein air". For expressionist figures she draws with the As a young girl in British Columbia painting paintbrush quickly while the subject is watercolor scenes in the swamps, woodlands absorbed in some activity, and finishes her and beaches of Salt Spring Island, Sheila had works in the studio. Her work as a colorist the dream of being an artist. After evolving has been inspired by visits to Monet's home through a number of careers such as financial in Giverny, van Gogh's presence in Auvers Sur analyst, petroleum economist and lawyer, she Oise and other Normandy towns, as well as began painting in 2001. my native Gulf Islands in British Columbia and In 2007, Sheila won the coveted title of New Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida. An Artist of the Year for Lee County, Florida at the active member of The Federation of Canadian annual Angels ofthe Arts Awards in Fort Artists, she has exhibited my work in British Myers. Eleven artists who had painted for Columbia, Giverny, France and on Sanibel and less than 6 years were nominated and Captiva Islands and Fort Myers. Florida. independent panels of artists in Collier and Charlotte Counties made the choice. ***** At present she paints in expressionist and abstract styles with acrylics, using tertiary Giclee framed measures 22 1/2”W x 28”H

Donated By:

Sheila Hoen


#32. Michael Danley A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Michael Danley I purchased this table at a thrift store. It was all white and measures 24” tall by 18” square. I painted the top blue and the drawers gold. I dug into my collection of vintage yardsticks and attached them to the drawers. Finally, I applied two coats of varnish. My artistic side has taken many forms. I am from Kansas City and moved to Fort Myers in 2009. While in K.C., after apprenticing with two professional puppeteers, I formed a puppet Troupe – The Kansas City Critters. Later I worked as a freelance photographer. After moving to Florida I took up scenic photography and have sold in shops, fairs, and galleries. Being frustrated by the number of photographers at art fairs, I decided to try something unique – FOBOTS (found object robots). My experience making puppets and props was invaluable. I am calling my latest venture “Re-Psycho’d” – as I am recycling into man-made lifeforms that often look as though they could use some therapy. Each Fobot has a name or saying that matches its personality. Naming them is half the fun.

Donated By:

Michael Danley


#33 - Charlie Brown A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$75.00

Artist statement by Charlie Brown

*****

“All fishermen are liars except you and me, and I’m not so sure about you.“ - Unknown

Gyotaku fish rubbing

Charlie Brown became interested in the folk art of Gyotaku because he is a fisherman. In Gyotaku, each fish is inked directly and an image is transferred onto paper. In Japan, before photography, fishermen used this method to take a “picture“ of their large fish, proving the size of their catch. He says, “By printing fish, I do not intend to imply that I am not a liar, that would be lying, but I do hope you enjoy my art.” Charlie Brown grew up in Fort Myers, as did his father. He fishes out of his home in Shell Creek.

Donated By:

Charlie Brown

16 1/2” W X 22 1/2”H framed


#34. Nancy Vorel

Minimum Bid

$75.00

My name is Nancy Vorel, and I have a diverse professional background that includes corporate jobs with IBM, Merrill Lynch and others: as well as entrepreneurial experience that led me to start an online ecommerce business on ETSY.com called BUTTERFIELD 8 BOUTIQUE. Butterfield 8 Boutique sells vintage and estate jewelry, antiques and collectibles. For auction is a fabulous vintage "BIB" necklace of COWRIE SHELLS AND BLACK CORAL BEADS that truly makes a "statement". It measures approximately 9" long from the top to the end of the point. This necklace is one of a kind.

Donated By:

Nancy Vorel


#35. Judy Langley Stained Glass

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Artist’s Statement by Judy Langley

be the background of this piece, and because it reminded me of Monet’s lily pieces, a lily is Stained glass as an art form intimidated me, it the center. If you enlarge the photos, you can looked so beautiful and so complicated that I see the mottled colors in the glass which so never considered it as a possibility for my free evoke that style of painting. The lily is made time. That changed when my old and clumsy from opaque glass, the glass surrounding it is cat knocked over a painted lamp my mother more transparent and is so beautiful when had owned forever. It was the kind you find light shines through it. It is framed and has in one of those old Harriet Carter catalogs of hooks which will make it easy to hang if you miscellaneous items, no value but it did look decide that it would complement your space. nice when it was lit up. I promised to get her We thank you for considering our Zonta a “real” stained glass lamp to replace the auction items. broken one. After doing a little shopping, the best possibility for replacement was making ***** one myself. It took over a year and many lessons but the lamp was replaced and I was Stained Glass hooked. 24 3/4” wide by 18 7/8” high This piece developed as a result of finding some very unique artglass, which said “impressionist” when I saw it. I acquired it to

Donated By:

Judy Langley


#36. Megan Kissinger A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$150.00

Native Floridian Megan Kissinger is an acrylic painter. Her background in scientific illustration helps her to present the beauty and connectedness that she sees in every aspect of the natural universe, Her artistic passion drives her attempt to “make viewers aware of how everything in the world is connected in some way.” In order to show structure and design in nature, Kissinger's paintings get viewer up close an personal with plants and animals. Her compositions reveal her fascination with light and line. “I can get lost,” the fine artist admits, “in late afternoon and twilight shadows—sweeping and arching lines— and in scenes like the dappled light of oak hammocks and pine scrub.” “Starry, Starry, Sanibel Light” is a giclee measuring 16” x 12” on gallery wrap, stretched canvas.

Donated By:

Megan Kissinger


#37. Taryn Manning

Minimum Bid

$100.00

Taryn Manning is a graphic designer, calligrapher, photographer and crafter! She takes inspiration from her surroundings and finds way to intertwine mediums and styles to create home décor, photographs and illustrations that represent her creative passion. Taryn has resided in SWFL for almost 5 years after moving from Colorado where she grew up and attended Colorado State University to study Fine Art and Graphic Design. While required to spend time close to home earlier in the year, Taryn took the time to really appreciate where she lives and find ways to capture that through her photography! It’s easy to forget how remarkable it can be in the hustle of life! Wrapped canvas print measuring 16”W x 20”H

Donated By:

Taryn Manning


#38. Sheila Hoen “Blonde in the Red Lounge A Tower Gallery Artist

Minimum Bid

$150.00

Sheila Hoen expression in color & form... Angel Of The Arts Award 2007 New Artist of the Year, Lee County

colors, combining liquid and heavy acrylics and utilizing layering and texturing techniques. Because she loves the outdoors, Sheila works on landscapes "en plein air". For expressionist figures she draws with the As a young girl in British Columbia painting paintbrush quickly while the subject is watercolor scenes in the swamps, woodlands absorbed in some activity, and finishes her and beaches of Salt Spring Island, Sheila had works in the studio. Her work as a colorist the dream of being an artist. After evolving has been inspired by visits to Monet's home through a number of careers such as financial in Giverny, van Gogh's presence in Auvers Sur analyst, petroleum economist and lawyer, she Oise and other Normandy towns, as well as began painting in 2001. my native Gulf Islands in British Columbia and In 2007, Sheila won the coveted title of New Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida. An Artist of the Year for Lee County, Florida at the active member of The Federation of Canadian annual Angels ofthe Arts Awards in Fort Artists, she has exhibited her work in British Myers. Eleven artists who had painted for Columbia, Giverny, France and on Sanibel and less than 6 years were nominated and Captiva Islands and Fort Myers. Florida. independent panels of artists in Collier and Charlotte Counties made the choice. ***** At present she paints in expressionist and abstract styles with acrylics, using tertiary First edition Giclee (framed) measures 33”W x

Donated By:

Sheila Hoen


#39. Sarah Kiser “Emma Mermaid” A Tower Artist Gallery

Minimum Bid

$50.00

Sarah Kiser Sarah, born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in California, is a selftaught full time artist who currently lives in Florida. Sarah grew up drawing and painting self-portraits, portraits of her sisters, and little paintings of her cats. Sarah uses her artwork to convey stories, to transport the viewer to other worlds and realms, and to inspire compassion. ***** This acrylic print is ready to frame and measures 22”W x 18”H

Donated By:

Sarah Kiser


#40. Darryl Pottorf “Times of the Islands”

Minimum Bid

$2,000.00

Born in 1952 in Cincinnati, Pottorf moved with his family to Fort Myers in 1966. After high school, Pottorf studied art and psychology and earned a B.A. in Art and Art History at Florida State University. In the early nineties, he became chief studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and traveled with the famed artist, taking over aspects of the business. Pottorf, now 68, collaborated with Rauschenberg over the years on many outstanding exhibitions. Like Rauschenberg, his early career included work in the theater. He is also a practicing architect and designed Rauschenberg’s iconic Captiva home as well as his own. His extensive travels are reflected in his love of classical and architectural forms: he takes photographs and uses them in a provocative manner to add content and humor to his work. He has said: “Negotiating between my nature and the nature of my materials, I look at the

Donated By:

Bokeelia Art Gallery, Ed and Carol Garske

world.” Pottorf accesses complex mediums, employing a highly technical photo transfer process that he has used since the late eighties. His pieces have been described as lyrical, robust, beautifully composed, bold, perceptive and very satisfying. This rare treasure, with its direct connection to Sanibel and Captiva, was generously donated by the Bokeelia Art Gallery. It is a digital print of an original painting “Times of the Islands” by Darryl Pottorf, commissioned by Times of the Islands magazine for the cover of its 15th anniversary issue, January/February of 2011. The 47.5 x 31.5 giclee is No. 7 of a limited edition of 25 with 5 artist proofs, printed under the direction of the artist. Each print in the edition was numbered, signed and stamped by the artist. Framed with UV plexiglass, it measures 52W x 36H.


#41. Leslie Anding & Barbara Beran - Bar Stools A SET of Swivel Stools

Minimum Bid

$50.00

Islanders Leslie Anding and Barbara Beran teamed up to refinish these two rattan bar stools. Leslie recovered the seats in Tommy Bahama Bahamian Breeze Surf fabric, while Barbara applied primer and paint to the rattan in a complementary shade of strawflower. The stools are approximately 30 inches tall with swivel seats and would be a lovely, unique, addition to any Island home.

Donated By:

Leslie Anding & Barbara Beran


#42. Charlie Frese “Reflections”

Minimum Bid

$75.00

Artist’s Statement by Charlie Frese As a Sanibel resident of over 20 years and a former member of Sanibel’s Tower Gallery, I enjoy using wood and bright colored stains to create whimsical, decorative pieces that often take on a life of their own during the building process. I try to bring a sense of the outside, inside. ***** Title: ‘Reflections’ Dimensions: Mirror size 11 1/4” x 11 1/4” Frame size 16”x 16” Overall 22” x 16” Media: Radiata pine, hammered Copper wire, water based stain and finish

Donated By:

Charlie Frese


Thank you for supporting the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. We are profoundly grateful to the many business sponsors and benefactors who have helped us raise over $1 million for community non-profits via “Peek at the Unique” in past years. Once again, the generosity of our community for this year’s “Peek Repurposed” has been astonishing! Please refer to the next two pages for a list of this year’s supporters. We hope you will frequent these businesses and thank our many friends, letting them know that their support of Zonta is truly making a difference in the lives of young women.


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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS SPONSORS AND BENEFACTORS $200-$499 Janine Boardman Diane Chesley Coastal Cooling Dr. & Mrs. Scott Crater Cathy Cryder Sue Denham Kathy & John Dubuque Carol Gestwicki Darryl Gordon Phyllis Gresham Doris Hardy Jill Janda Pat Layton Sue Merrick James C. "Buzz" Murphy Nathalie Pyle Catherine & Michael Raab Charles Roach Joyce Ross SanCap Pak-N-Ship Superior Title Service Martha & John Wolf Jr.

SPONSORS AND BENEFACTORS Up to $199 Jan Alden Marilyn & Donald Aldrige Aztec Plumbing & Drains Judy Baran Laura DeBruce Paula Friedman Cheryl & Marc Giattini Diane Haida-Johnson Barbara & Richard Hansen Island Locksmith

Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, P.A. Carole C. Leher Jim Oppenheim Pep-N-Tone Ruth Mayer Susan McCully Sandra Miller Sharon Miller Anita Poling Marianne Ravenna Helen Ramsey

Robyn Moran, Realtor (Kingfisher) Nori Ann Reed San-Cap Pool Service Inc Sanibel Glass & Mirror Inc Larry Schopp Elizabeth & John Simler Tim Smith Brick Pavers, LLC Doris Trowbridge 2 Island Gallery Susan Tucker

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