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Artist's Statement:
Each valentine I create is a unique one of a kind, signed and numbered piece. My designs can be seen in select galleries, on the web and in the book Contemporary Sailors' Valentines Romance Revisited by Pamela Boynton.

Endless hours of patience and steady hands are required to complete intricate mosaic designs. Seashells are the three dimensional, timeless, individual works of art by Nature.


Awards:
Coral Caves Second Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2017
Coral Caves Best Commercial Art Sarasota Shell Show 2017
Coral Caves First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2017

Starburst First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2017

Grand Star Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2017

Water Lilies Judges Special Award Sanibel Shell Fair 2016
Water Lilies Second Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2016
Water Lilies Best Commercial Art Sarasota Shell Show 2016
Water Lilies First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2016

Ocean Seahorses Peoples Choice Award Sarasota Shell Show 2015
Ocean Seahorses First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2015
Ocean Seahorses Judges Special Merit Sarasota Shell Show 2015
Ocean Seahorses Best of Commercial Art Sarasota Shell Show 2015
Ocean Seahorses Third Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2015

The Rattler First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2015
The Rattler Second Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2015

Ocean Jeweled Sea Stars Third Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2014

Octopus Family of 4 Third Place Sanibel Shell Fair 2014

Ocean Jeweled Sea Stars Best of Commercial Art Sarasota Shell Show 2014

Octopus Family of 4 First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2014

Sunshine Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2014

Ocean Jeweled Sea Stars Best of Show, Contemporary Valentine - Philadelphia 2013
Ocean Jeweled Sea Stars First Place & Special Judges Award - Philadelphia 2013

Rose Gold Locket Second Place Philiadelphia Shell Show 2013

Feathers Of Paradise People's Choice Award - Sarasota Shell Show 2013
Feathers Of Paradise Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2013

Ocean Lilies Sarasota Best Commercial Professional Award 2013
Ocean Lilies First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2013

Stepping Out First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2013

Compass Rose First Place Sanibel Shell Show 2012

Dancing Hearts First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2012

Ship Of Dreams First Place Sanibel Shell Show 2011
Ship Of Dreams Best Single Sailors Valentine Sanibel Shell Show 2011
Ship Of Dreams Best Commercial Art Sarasota Shell Show 2011
Ship Of Dreams First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2011

Floral Heart Second Place Sanibel Shell Show 2011

Hearts & Flowers First Place Philadelphia Shell Show 2009

Celebration Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2010
Celebration Judges Special Merit Sarasota Shell Show 2010

Carnival Honorable Mention Philadelphia Shell Show 2009

Ocean Rainbows Best of Show Traditional Style 12" and Under 2009
Ocean Rainbows First Place Philadelphia Shell Show 2009

Ocean Storm Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2009

Carnival Judges Special Merit Sarasota Shell Show 2009
Carnival First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2009

Seashells By the Seashore Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2008

Lilac Rose Best Sarasota Member Shell Art 2008

Pearl Heart First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2007
Pearl Heart Best Sarasota Member Shell Art 2007
Pearl Heart Third Place Sanibel Shell Show 2007

Candy Pink Heart First Place Sarasota Shell Show 2007
Candy Pink Heart Best Shell Art Sarasota 2007

Sea Star Second Place Sarasota Shell Show 2007

Photograph Honorable Mention Sarasota Shell Show 2007

© Suzanne Marie Dietsch
suzanne@seashellvalentines.com