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Hot Works announces winners of 13th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show

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The 13th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ was held on January 4 & 5, 2014 at Miromar Outlets. Juried by art professionals who each have more than 30 years of art experience, this fine art and fine craft fair showcases original and personally handmade work in disciplines that include paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more.

In order to encourage the juried artists to bring their very best work, a second round of judging takes place on the first day of the fair. This year, that judging was conducted by industry advocate Joseph Halbrucker, whose credits and experience include five years as General Manager with Sunshine Artist Magazine, a nationwide art publication for artists and art fairs. In addition, Halbrucker was Director of Anthony Lawrence Gallery in Winter Park, FL.

Mr. Halbrucker considered technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance in awarding $1,500 in cash awards:

Juror’s Award of Excellence $500

  • G. Jonathon Stopper, Jewelry
  • Michael Banks, Painting

Artist Awards of Excellence $100 each

  • Sherry & Steve Whorl, Glass
  • Eric & Jeanne Zumwalt, Clay
  • Sally Bright, Sculpture
  • John Seevers, Mixed Media
  • Marvin & Bonnie Bower, Fiber

The fair is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, and produced by Patty Narozny, a show director with a national standing and reputation, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts and community enrichment.

"Join us on November 15 & 16, 2014 for the 14th Estero Fine Art Show™, located at Miromar Outlets," invites Director Patty Narozny. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is free admission and free parking. For more information, please visit


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