If you have an interest in my work and would like to see various pieces in person, below are galleries and boutiques that display my sea life sculptures, and jewelry! You can also find my glass artwork with upcoming events and exhibits displayed below!
Please be sure to call ahead as there is limited availability on glass artwork and each shop will have only certain items on display. Also, I may be able to customize your piece based on what you envision, so please feel free to reach out and contact me directly to create your perfect sea life sculpture!
Art Expo is a charming gallery located in the heart of St. Pete Beach on historic Corey Avenue. For several years they have displayed and sold a wide variety of my work including sealife sculptures on coral, freestanding pieces, and jewelry. This store is located close to my home and I am able to deliver custom items quickly if ordered through this location.
Suncatcher’s Dream is located in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes and offers a beautiful and unique selection of affordable gifts handcrafted by artists from Sanibel and across the United States. They have been carrying my work for over 10 years and I've become great friends with the owner. Friendly owners and staff with amazing customer service! Check them out when heading to southwest Florida!
Get behind the scenes and observe resident glass artists creating unique works of art. All of the pieces created are for sale in the adjacent glass shop. In 2022, I have started teaching students interested in Beginning Techniques in Flameworked Sculpture. The flameworking area is located next to the Hot Shop in the Glass Studio.
Antonia's Boutique & Gifts, a Florida resort retailer established in 2013, is located in the heart of historic GreekTown - Tarpon Springs, Florida. They carry a variety of my sealife designs, including an exclusive line of sponge divers and sponge diver helmets! I've known the owners since 1996 when I worked as a flamework glass artist on the sidewalk for a couple of years next to their store learning the tricks of the trade. A great family owned store with wonderful customer service!
Island Visions, Timeless, & Another Time are 3 eclectic art galleries featuring tropical, nautical, & steampunk artwork. Some of Southwest Florida's most unique gift & souvenir shops located in Matlacha & Ft. Myers, FL. Melanie's work is now part of their collection and certain pieces such as the nautilus, jellyfish, octopus, mermaids, seaturtles, and seahorses will now be featured starting in September, 2022.
Opened in 2000 in Pass-A-Grille, the historic section of St. Pete Beach, Florida, right down the street from the famous Hurricane restaurant. Opened by a group of seven local artists whose mission was to share in the privileges and responsibilities of presenting and selling their artwork. When available, A Little Room for Art offers my smaller sized sculptures on coral, and some jewelry.
Pink Brick Boutique beckons you to step into a fairytale space where beauty and whimsy abound. Pink Brick Boutique now carries my line of handmade glass jewelry! Such a beautiful little boutique with one of a kind service, a must see shop if your are in the New Port Richey area! At Pink Brick Boutique there are so many-ways to adorn your life with love and whimsy.
Please see below for current art shows and events I will be exhibiting in. If you have any additional questions, I'd love to hear from you! I hope to see you there!
Location: Vinoy Park
701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Date and times:
April 22 – 9:00am to 6:00pm
April 23 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
The 48th Annual Mainsail Art Festival will be held in St. Petersburg’s waterfront Vinoy Park on April 22 and 23, 2023. Mainsail Art Festival is one of the premier cultural events on St. Petersburg’s outdoor calendar. Each year, more than 100,000 visitors attend the festival to enjoy and purchase quality art and to listen to live musical entertainment.
Thank you for your interest in my glass artwork and support of my small business!