about ocasiocasa
We are Jeff and Dale Ocasio, husband and wife, creators of ocasiocasa art, and work collaboratively.
Sculpting with paper masking tape over wire and reclaimed objects is where our artwork begins. It’s a unique medium we find extremely liberating. Each sculpture is encased with layers of acid‐free glue, color is added with more layers of acrylics, and protected with matte varnish. Many of our sculptures are documented through our own digital illustrations and animations.
Drawing attention to the enchantment we imagine secretly residing in ordinary things, creatures, nature ‐‐‐shinning a light on hidden worlds, is where our art is the most comfortable and at home.
People tell us that they've never seen anything like our art. Words used to describe it have ranged from “happy” to “charmingly disturbing”. We like that, and embrace our originality. We live and play in sunny, slow‐moving SW Florida.
where you can find our art
You can find us in our art studios at 10051 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers FL 33919, upstairs in the ArtLoft. We're open to the public on Saturdays from 10am till 1pm during the GreenMarket on the lawn of the Alliance for the Arts, right next door. Also, every second Saturday of the month, we are open from 6pm to 10pm as part of the SoCo Second Saturday monthly event. We are happy to grant appointments, as well ---feel free to ask.
The Franklin Shops - 2200 First St, Fort Myers, FL
Arts for ACT - 2265 First St, Fort Myers, FL
Alliance for the Arts - Gift Shop - 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL
Howl Gallery/Tattoo - 4160 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL
exhibitions
July 2017 - Solo Show - "Fin Folk" - DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery
June 2016 - 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts (Juror's Choice Award Winner)
February 2016 - Solo Show - "Kings and Queens and Things Unseen" - Arts for ACT
July 2015 - SWFL Lives! 7th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
June 2015 - Art of the Heart Juried Exhibition - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
October 2014 - Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage: Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best In Show Winner)
July 2014 - SWFL Lives! 6th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
June 2014 - Untitled: A Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
April-May 2014 - Art & Community Exhibit - Southwest Florida Community Foundation
March 2014 - "Burnett, Fithian, and Ocasio" Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts
November 2013 - Dia de los Muertos – Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
September 2013 - Exposed: Face & Figure - Invitational Group Show -  Alliance for the Arts
June 2013 - 27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts
June 2013 - The Art of Playing - Juried Exhibit - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
February 2013 - Art of the Book - Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best in Show Winner)
November 2012 - Dia de los Muertos - GROUP SHOW - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
October 2012 - Zombicon Dark Art 6 - Space 39 Gallery
press about us
News-Press - July 20, 2017, by Charles Runnels - 'Fin Folk' swims into the ocean to meet new, whimsical creatures at DAAS gallery in Fort Myers ​​​​​​​
Gulf & Main Magazine - Sep-Oct, 2016, by David Acevedo -"Making Oddity and Enchantment" page 20-23
Florida Weekly – November 14, 2012, by Nancy Stetson - “All dolled up”
Ft Myers Magazine - Jan. & Feb. 2013 Issue, by Cindy Jo Dietz - "The Fantastic World of Jeff & Dale Ocasio"
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