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2/28/2020 General
Professional and Budding Artist Award Winners

HotWorks.org new Palm Beach Fine Art Show took place this past weekend outdoors at Palm Beach Outlets. The inaugural show included 60 quality juried artists, whose work was original and personally handmade by the artist at the show. There was something for everyone, in all price ranges. The event was blessed with beautiful weather on Saturday and Sunday.

There were 17 Professional artist awards judged by Terri Elenzweig, a Mixed Media artist who has participated in art shows for 40+ years; Terri has won many awards in top-notch juried art shows herself. Criteria was based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Awards were presented Saturday afternoon. All award winners are juried into the February show for 2021.

Congratulations! 17 Professional Artist Award Winners as follows:

Professional Artist Award Winners
Two Best of Show:

Mina Hsing, Painting, Evanston, IL

Kevin Kichar, Fiber, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Five Awards of Excellence
Domenico Belli, Sculpture, Henryville, PA
Josh Fradis, Glass, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sip Tshun Ng, Mixed Media, Pompano Beach, FL
Vladimir Pailodze, Painting, Lake Zurich, IL
Candace Rodriguez-Adams, Other, West Palm Beach, FL

Ten Awards of Distinction:
Juan Carlos Cotrino, Painting, Miami, FL
Dick Dahlstrom, Mixed Media, Rockford, IL
Kate Jones, Other, Pasadena, MD
Connie & Jimmy Langford, Metal, Cumming, GA
Le Anne & Andrew Marquis, Jewelry, Conesus, NY
Jennifer Mercer, Fiber, West Palm Beach, FL
Helma Mezey, Jewelry, Cocoa, FL
Dan Murphy, Sculpture, Chapel Hill, NC
Reza Pishgahi, Sculpture, Bloomington, IN
Carmen Possobon, Sculpture, Loxatchee, FL

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition is integrated within the art show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the associated 501c3 non-profit that focuses on visual arts, community enrichment, cultural diversity, and fostering art education among youth, this unique and one-of-a-kind program encourages students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 to create his/her original art and exposes students to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. It brings families to the art show who might not otherwise attend and exposes them to great art.

$250 in youth art awards were presented, with judging is based on originality and technique/execution. Budding Artist Competition winners were:

Budding Artist Competition Award Winners
Best Budding Artist:

Daniel Pan, Drawing, Age 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Three Budding Artist Awards of Excellence
Brendan D’Antonio, Painting, Age 17, Fusion Academy
Vinny Ramirez, Digital, Age 14, Bak Middle School of the Arts
Jaiden Wandtke, Drawing, Age 13, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School

A special “Thank You” to local art teachers for getting their students involved with this very important program:
Stephanie Chesler, Art Teacher, Bak Middle School of the Arts
Cindy Foley, Art Teacher, Saint Vincent Ferrer School
Ana Hentze, Art Teacher, Fusion Academy

Save the Dates!
Hot Works Naples Fine Art Show
At Naples Italian-American Foundation Club, Naples
March 28 & 29, 2020

Hot Works bi-annual 14th & 15th
Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™
downtown Boca Raton
November 14 & 15, 2020
January 23 & 24, 2021

Hot Works 2nd Palm Beach Fine Art Show
Outdoors at Palm Beach Outlets, West Palm Beach, FL
February 20 & 21, 2021

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

Photographs from the show are available upon request.