Doug and Toone Lapham were Dewees Island residents in the 90’s and 2000’s. Doug is a metal artish, and the first piece of art you discover on your journey to Dewees is the Sheepshead weather vane atop the ferry landing. Doug also created the pineapple sculpture currently housed near the pool, the cloud gate at the Administration building, the metal doors in the credenza at the Huyler House, the chimney decorations at Huyler House, and the structures that hold together the skeletons of the pygmy sperm whale and the alligator in the nature center.
Diane Kliros was a resident of Dewees who worked in oils on linen. She created a collection of shorebirds for the Dewees Island Conservancy: a full set of giclees hangs in the Sweetgrass suite. Her wood stork painting is also part of the permanent collection.s
Mary Edna Frasier
Wharton Winstead and Kathryn Banks
Wharton, a photographer, and Kathryn, a collage artist had a home with two studios on Dewees, and provided several pieces to the permanent collection.