Art Gallery on Anna Maria Island Gloria Hall Cropper Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach, FL

Gloria Hall Cropper
Ceremonial Basket
12 x 9 Twined $165

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The Sea
8 x 11 Coiled $225

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Winged Basket
12 x 7 Coiled $175

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Helping Hands
12 x 6 Coiled $175

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Eye Spy
4 x 7 Coiled $75

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Ever Blooming
12 x 7 Coiled $350

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The Tides
9 x 5 Coiled $135

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14 x 5 Coiled $350

Gloria Hall Cropper
6 x 12 Coiled $165

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Artists Profile
My art career started with painting and went on to include batik, wall hangings, tapestry and sculptural baskets. While living in Greece I learned to admire Coptic and Byzantine art which influenced my work in batik and later in tapestries. I designed batik fabrics for clothing in the sixties when clothing was more costume than covering. It was wonderful fun and a great time for all craftsmen when the line between fine crafts and art was disappearing.

After studying tapestry with Ken Uyamura at the University of Miami, I taught weaving privately and at Grove House (a gallery and school in Coconut Grove). Working with interior designers, I made wall hangings for Arvida, Eastern Airlines, the Univ. of Miami, and other clients, even banners for churches, and once a hanging made of old ropes for a yacht. Exhibiting my work at invitational and juried shows, outdoor art festivals, and galleries, I was gratified to receive many awards and to have my work included in the Florida Craftsmen’s permanent collection at the Univ.of Fla. Since moving to Anna Maria I have enjoyed making baskets as art forms, and fantasy fish, one of which hung on the White House Christmas tree some years ago.

Life away from art involved raising two sons, taking part in underwater archaeology expeditions in Greece (the underwater city of Pheia), in Haiti (searching for Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria), and explorations in Honduras and Belize. Other activities that I have enjoyed are riding in field trials (bird dogs), playing team tennis, bridge, and, of course, there is the beach. My husband, Wally, and I enjoy full time living on the island in our 1924 remodeled beach house. Our travels off island usually take us to California and Vermont to spend time with our grandchildren, family and friends.

Gloria Hall Cropper
Island Gallery West on Anna Maria Island
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