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Announcing Professional & Youth Art Award Winners

By August 8, 2022November 12th, 2022No Comments3 min read

Press Release

Hot Works’ 19th
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®
July 30 & 31, 2022
West Bloomfield, MI

Shown Left to Right: Chief Michael Patton, West Bloomfield Police; Steve Kaplan, Township Supervisor; Joel Fremion, Fiber, Best of Show; Debbie Binder, Township Clerk; Patty Narozny, Show Director; and Mary Anderson, Artist Judge

Hot Works 19th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show took place in the heart of West Bloomfield, Michigan on July 30 & 31, 2022. The show was a huge success with great artists, great patrons who supported the art show, wonderful food vendors, entertainment and to top it off, beautiful weather. It takes a team to make this great community event happen, we appreciate everyone’s help.

Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization with focus on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. Mark & Mary Bishchak were the Professional Artist Award Judges – Mark is an architectural designer and Mary is Hot Works print & digital ads person for 20+ years. Criteria for judging was originality, technique/execution, and booth appearance. Scores were tallied, and prizes were determined based on the highest scores.

Eighteen professional artist awards were distributed. All of the award-winning artists were welcomed by the community and congratulated by:

Mark & Mary Bischak, Artist Judges
Steven Kaplan, West Bloomfield Township Supervisor
Debbie Binder, West Bloomfield Township Clerk
Chief Michael Patton, West Bloomfield Police
Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

In addition to the cash awards, each artist below received a gorgeous, two-foot long colorful ribbon to display in his/her booth throughout the weekend and is juried into Hot Works’ 20th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 29 & 30, 2023 in West Bloomfield.

$2,500 Professional Artist Awards were as follows:

One Best of Show:

Joel Fremion, Fiber, Ossian, IN

Two Judges Awards of Merit:

James Wilbat, Glass, Deerfield, IL
Sheri Woodard, Watercolor, Norton Shores, MI

Five Awards of Excellence:

Scott Bayless, Glass, Crete, IL
Mel Fleck, Printmaking, Louisville, KY
Julio Garcia, Painting, Orange Park, FL
Rezgar Mamandi, Clay, Sterling, VA
Pita Ohwerei, Painting, Riverdale, GA

Ten Awards of Distinction:

Alfred Addo, Mixed Media, Suwanee, GA
Domenico Belli, Sculpture, Henryville, PA
Christopher Bravo, Photography, Toledo, OH
Herb Brown & Bianca Gedeon, Jewelry, Crestview, FL
John Coburn, Clay, Pegram, TN
Shandor Madjar, Jewelry, Colorado Springs, CO

Cesar Nogueira, Sculpture, Ocala, FL
Michael Riley, Mixed Media, Rochester Hills, MI

W. Michael Winston, Drawing, Twinsburg, OH
Michael Zelenka, Glass, Cleveland, OH

As part of our commitment to bringing art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition was integrated into the art show. Sponsored by Raymond James & Associates, students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 were encouraged to enter/her original art that was displayed in the art show duration of the event. There was $400 in prizes for Youth Art Awards presented as students were exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living! A special “thank You” to Alfred Addo, Mixed Media Artist who was the Youth Art Judge, and Lindsay Bochenek, with Miss Lindsay’s Art Room at Steinway in Commerce:

Raymond James & Associates Youth Art Award Winners:

Best of Show Youth Artist:

Keturah Shewcraft, Drawing, Age 13, Home Schooled

Youth Art Awards of Excellence:

Grace Drews, Painting, Age 11, Clifford H. Smart Middle School

Josie Myers, Painting, Age 12, Miss Lindsay’s Art Room at Steinway

Alina Ostberg, Drawing, Age 13, Miss Lindsay’s Art Room at Steinway

Youth Art Awards of Distinction:

Kanon Oshio, Painting, Age 13, Lindsay’s Art Room at Steinway

Rehman Qazi, Drawing, Age 11, Lakes Online

Adelaide Ward, Drawing, Age 11, Sashabaw Middle School

Alyssa Yesbick, Painting, Age 9, Lindsay’s Art Room at Steinwa

By Patty Narozny
Executive Producer, Hot Works Fine Art & Craft Shows
Executive Director, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.