Happiness is acceptance…

We are happy to announce that two of our pieces have been accepted into two different juried art shows recently.

Teeka, the Fish belongs to our FinFolk collection, and is going to be shown in the 32nd Annual Juried All Florida Exhibit at the Alliance forthe Arts in Fort Myers, FL. The exhibition features pieces created by contemporary artists working in a wide variety of media from all over Florida and is a longtime local favorite. It’s opening reception is March 9th, from 5 to 7pm.

Our wall sculpture, The Positively Negative Day, incorporates familiar elements in our artwork: the skeleton and  the flower ---a simple characterization of new forms of life springing forth from death. We are so proud that it is being included in the Dia de los Muertos : A Celebration of Life show at the FloridaCraftArt Gallery in St Petersburg, FL.  From their website – “Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey, the show is about celebration of the lives of those passed.” The show’s opening reception is on April 6th, from 5:30 – 8:30.

Animal Life

sculpted art, panther, sculpture
Princess, the Panther

Animal Life: Hattchett, Maldonado, Ocasio and Spry

Exhibits: January 12 - February 3
At the Alliance for the Arts - 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919

We were very honored to be invited to show in a new exhibit featuring five artists who take animals to a different level. We have been working on creating our animals for the past several months, and have enjoyed their company in our studio. But, now it’s time to introduce them to everyone else. So, say “hello."

sculpted art, goat, sculpture
Bella, the Billy Goat

Gardener, the Grizzly Bear

Hero, the Hare

Paisley, the Pig

The Children's Tree Video

Hello SWFL created a video about the Children's Tree that was created during ArtFest Fort Myers last February, and did a wonderful job telling our story in a short video.

The Children’s Tree Reverie

Jeff and I installed a special art exhibit in downtown Ft Myers, in the front window of the Franklin Shops on First. The name of the exhibit is “The Children’s Tree Reverie” and features a seven-foot tree that is the culmination of a children’s community art project that we directed, during the 2017 ArtFest Fort Myers festival. Children that attended the festival were taught how to make leaves for the tree from wire and masking tape.     “The Children’s Tree Reverie” is a  how we like to imagine the weekend we spent getting kids involved with art and growing a tree, in our slightly off-kiltered way we have of imagining things. And, it’s October, so it includes some masks : -)

Here are some images of the weekend at ArtFest, the window installation, and a few of the pieces we sculpted for the exhibit.  All of the pieces for the exhibit can be viewed in our portfolio. 

"Fin Folk" Portfolio

Our latest collection of sculpted and digital art is available to see in our recently published portfolio. Click on the cover below to browse the digital issue, online.

Fin Folk - a new collection of sculpted and digital art

Here is a sneak peek of our newest collection of art that is currently debuting in a solo show at the DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery in Fort Myers, Florida. "Fin Folk" presents a daydream-like portrayal of life forms beneath the waves.

We'll be posting an online portfolio of the entire show soon. In the meantime, there are more images posted on our Instagram site - www.instagram.com/ocasiocasa

a short, fun video about jeff & dale ...

Hello SWFL is a local news media company here in SW Florida. They asked if they could visit our studio & see what we were about. It was fun ...this short, so take a look :-)