The 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held January 23 & 24, 2016 in downtown Boca Raton in Sanborn Square Park. This Fine Art and Fine Craft fair, juried by art professionals, is voted one of the top art fairs in the U.S. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the 160 artists who participated in the show. Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC. and The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., it focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment. The Rickie Report shares the outstanding winners of both the Fine Art Show and the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19. KUDOS to Patty Narozny’s team! Save the Date HotWorks.org’s 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 28 & 29, 2017 in Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Highway. Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition is December 15, 2016 (Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19).
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Professional Artist Award Winners
Budding Artist Award Winners
Hotworks.org 7th Annual
Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
January 23 & 24, 2016
Downtown Boca Raton
There were 17 Professional Artist Awards. The “Artists Juror” for the show was sculptor/painter Mark Forman. Criteria for judging was based on technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance.
The “Prize Patrol” team distributed the awards:
· Mark Forman, Artist Juror
· Robert S. Weinroth, Deputy Mayor & CRA Committee Member
· Scott Singer, Council Member & Chair, Community Redevelopment Agency
· Jeremy Rodgers, Council Member & CRA Committee Member
· Les Slesnick, Retired Artist, Art Fair and Artist Advocate
· Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
2016 Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
Professional Artist winners were:
Two Best of Show Awards:
Erika Mock, Fiber, Superior, WI
Kristin Holeman, Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Five Awards of Excellence:
o Kit Karbler, Glass, Denver, CO
o Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber, Cape Coral, FL
o Enmanuel Maldonato & Ben White, Clay, Secane, PA
o C. L. Whiting, Fiber, Singer Island, FL
o Zuxin Yu, Painting, Elgin, IL
Ten Awards of Distinction:
o Brent Anderson, Photography, Lake Worth, FL
o Veronica & David Bennett, Mixed Media, Winston Salem, NC
o Mike Guyot, Drawing, Strongsville, OH
o Jeannie Maddox, Painting, Dothan, AL
o Armando Pedroso, Painting, Chicago, IL
o Eugene Perry, Sculpture, Whitehall, PA
o John Petrey, Sculpture, Chattanooga, TN
o Petty Shepard & Mary Otieno, Fiber, Kingsport, TN
o James Stanford & Andrea Cammarata, Glass, St. Augustine, FL
o Steve Wewerka, Photography, St. Paul, MN
Budding Artist Winners:
The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair with a national standing and reputation. The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the associated 501(c)3 non-profit organization which focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.
Patty Narozny, Show Director tells us, “As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. It exposed young artists to the opportunity of creating his or her art for a living – doing something he/she loves to do, and, most importantly, how to do it. The young artists were encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career”.
This year’s Budding Artist contest included 40 applications from 11 area schools. There were $250 in cash awards provided to four young winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon ( the same, largest-size-available gorgeous ribbon that the Professional Artist award winners receive). Painter, Zaki Knapen was the Budding Artist judge; criteria for judging art was based on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. Zaki explained why he chose the winners, and provided professional consultation to the Budding Artists who inquired.
The four winners were as follows:
$100 Best Budding
Sara Khambalia, Drawing, Age 16, Yeshiva High School
Representing Sara (pictured left to right): Nathalie Cantaloupe (Best Friend), Malka Schyndel (Mother), Cathy Bonnot (family friend)
$50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:
Pierce Hermann, Photography, Age 16, Boca Raton Community High School
Meir Lazar, Painting, Age 15, Yeshiva High School
Jessica Pan, Drawing, Age 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Save the date….
8th HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
January 28 & 29, 2017
Downtown Boca Raton
Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition:
December 15, 2016
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19
For more information please contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows™
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org