HotWorks.org presents the 15th Boca Raton Fine Art Show – January 1 & 2, outdoors at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park Amphitheater in West Boca Raton! Featuring quality fine art and crafts created by award-winning artists and juried by art professionals – all artwork is original and personally handmade by the artist who is present at the show. There is $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards with criteria based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. You will find something for everyone, in all price ranges.
COVID safety precautions are in place such as the art show is held outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing.
While at the art show, be sure to visit Robert Stadnycki – Fiber & Mixed Media LGBTQ Artist. Robert was born in 1956 in Doylestown, Bucks County Pennsylvania; his current studio is located in Fort Myers, Florida. Robert has attended Bucknell University and Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts; Indiana University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Fine Arts and has been working as a Professional Producing Artist since 1980! He is the previous Executive Director of the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council for 10 years; set designer for the Pennsylvania Governor Arts Awards; Home Makeover Designer; and award-winning artist at national juried arts festivals across the country from 1980 to the present.
For many years, Robert has been known for his hand painted acrylic one-of-a-kind canvas floor paintings known as Floorcloths/Floor Paintings. One day he decided to digitally print his whimsical geometric designs from his paintings onto 100% linen fabric. A new line of women’s clothing was born when the highly acclaimed HGTV television show featured his unique studio, creations, and gardens.
To make the fabric for his clothing, first the canvas is painted. Then it is photographed and scanned into a printer. The roll of fabric is printed with jet fabric inks and heat set. The fabric is washed and preshrunk, then the unique clothing is sewn and are machine washable. Added was a line of hand silkscreened black and white clothing featuring bugs and other images aptly named: “AntsOnYourPants.com”! In his new studio at the Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts Union Art Studios – Robert is loving creating his painting, clothing, new furniture & funky mixed-media lamps with hand-painted lampshades and painted tables! Partnering with Debra Frenkel is a new collection called “MakingHappyHeArts” (HeartArt) portion of sales will be donated to freedomwatersfoundation.org: a fabulous nonprofit. If you purchase anything with a heart, a donation will be made in your name which will enhance the lives of children, and individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic boat experiences.
Hot Works associated 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm, Institute for the Arts & Education, focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. IA&E integrates a Youth Art Competition within the show, a unique program that encourages students ages 9-19 or grades 6-12 to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed the entire weekend. On Sunday at 3 p.m., $250 Youth Art Awards are presented as young artists are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship of doing art shows for a living.
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show – outdoors at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498 There is free admission; $5 parking supports IA&E and helps to pay the costs of producing the show. More info at Artsandeducationinc.org.