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6th Annual HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Award Winners

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca. This fine art and fine craft fair was juried by art professionals, bringing a combined experience of more than 140 years in art education and/or art fair experience to this event. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the artist who participated in the show. All forms of discipline were showcased and for sale including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the Award Winners here.

 

 

6th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Announces Professional Artist Award Winners

of the

January 24 & 25, 2015

Downtown Boca Raton

 

All Art was Original and Personally Handmade

by the Artists in the Show

Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by a show director with a national standing and reputation, and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment, there was $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards. Criteria for judging were based on technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Industry advocate Les Slesnick of Orlando, Florida was the Artist Juror. Mr. Slesnick is an artist himself, and has tremendous experience with juried art fairs and artists; he has more than 30 years of experience with participating in art shows, plus another 10 years with consulting and jurying art fairs across the country. Mr. Slesnick is an award-winning artist from the top juried fine art shows in the country. Mr. Greg Anderson, a Boca Raton resident, volunteered as Mr. Slesnick’s assistant on Saturday, January 24.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

 

Following the selection of awards, a “Prize Patrol” team visited each winning artist at his/her booth, and delivered a colorful, beautiful 2’ ribbon that each winning artist displayed the duration of the show for art fair visitors to see. The “Prize Patrol” was honored this year to have several City officials as our special guests, and who also personally congratulated each winning artist. The list of dignitaries was headed by Mayor Susan Haynie and Council Members Robert Weinroth and Scott Singer; the team also included Boca Raton resident, artist, and architect Greg Anderson, along with Executive Director of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, Patty Narozny. It was very positive exposure for the community and for the artists.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Professional Artist Winners

 

Two $500 Purchase Awards/Juror’s Award of Excellence
· Zaki, Mixed Media
· Gail Markiewicz, Clay

Five $100 Awards of Excellence:
· Frank Borelli, Fiber
· Magali Fox, Mixed Media
· Eddie Myers, Digital
· Oscar Rivera, Precious Jewelry
· Charles Strain, Sculpture

Fifteen Awards of Distinction:
· Orna and Ami Amrani, Mixed Media
· Deborah Armstrong, Precious Jewelry
· R. C. Fulwiler, Photography
· Daniel and Frances Hedblom, Metal
· Kristin Holman, Mixed Media
· Kit Karbler, Glass
· Jinsong Kim, Clay
· Meredith Kuntzsch, Mixed Media
· Ricki Levine, Fiber
· Michelle McDowell Smith, Mixed Media
· Armando Pedroso, Mixed Media
· Sabra Richards, Sculpture
· Debra Steidel, Clay
· Gregory Story, Clay
· Lee Wilson, Painting

 

All winners are juried in and accepted to participate in the 7th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
January 23 & 24, 2016
Downtown Boca

 

 

6th Annual 

HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 24 & 25, 2015

Announces Budding Artist Competition Award Winners
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 was integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the art fair’s 501c3 non-profit arm, young artists were invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art in all forms of medium.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

This year’s Budding Artist contest included 47 entries from 16 area schools; all entries were publicly displayed under the “Budding Artist” tent. It exposed young artists to the opportunity of creating his/her art for a living – doing something he/she loves to do, and, most importantly, how to do it. The competition gave budding artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

The young artists and their families attended the event on Sunday afternoon, when the winners were announced at 3pm. There were $250 in cash awards provided to four young winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art were based on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

 

In presence for the Budding Artist awards announcement was Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Member Robert Weinroth who represented City of Boca Raton and showed his support for the art fair and this program. Mr. Weinroth was there to personally congratulate each Budding Artist winner.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Artist Michael Braun, Digital, gave a short presentation about transforming his artwork from fiber to digital art. He had something in common with one of the Budding Artists, Dominic Mattioli of Monarch High School, who entered a painting of Jimi Hendrix. Michael designed Jimi Hendrix’ pants in his famous on-stage photo and made clothes for other musical artists including Sonny & Cher, Greg Allman, and Sly of Sly & the Family Stone.

 

 

The artwork made by the Budding Artists was so compelling, original and well done that patrons purchased some of the student’s art.  For the budding artists who did not win a prize, it is important that they were communicated that even the best artists do not get accepted into the best art shows all the time; that art is subjective, and if this is something they love to do, they should not give up, but to also congratulate the winners.

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ provided these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposed families to artwork that they would not have otherwise seen. Young artists were encouraged to speak with the artists in the show – all professionals — and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career.

 

2015 Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
Budding Artist Award Winners Are as Follows:

One $100 Best Budding Artist:
Kirsten Kelly, Painting, Age 17, A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach

Three $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Shelby Goldring, Mixed Media, Age 15, A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach
Craig Ira, Drawing, Age 14, University School of Nova Southeastern University, Davie
Jessica Pan, Drawing, Age 16, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

Save the date….

7th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 23 & 24, 2016

Downtown Boca

****Deadline for the 2016 Budding Artist Competition****
December 1, 2015
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!
See You There!

Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org
Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Email: Patty@HotWorks.org

 

 

 

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