Naples Fine Art Show

December 15 & 16, 2018

At Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

Professional & Youth Artist Award Winners

 The inaugural Naples Fine Art Show was held past weekend at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Many of the patrons who attended the show were very complimentary of the show – they were happy to see many artists not seen at other area shows – and especially – they commented about the quality of art at the show – with something for everyone, in all price ranges. All art was original and personally handmade by the artist who was present at the show.

There were 17 professional artist awards. The Artist Judge was Marco Bronzini of Naples. Criteria was based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. All winning artists are juried into the art show for next year.

17 Professional Artist Award Winners:

Two Best of Show:

            Jack and A.J. Ferrell, Clay, Anacortes, WA

            Ruben Medina & Federica Marina, Mixed Media, Cape Coral, FL


Five Awards of Excellence:

            Stacy Givon, Jewelry, Jerusalem, Israel

Kevin Kichar, Fiber, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Gwendolyn Redfern, Watercolor, Raleigh, NC

Maria Reyes-Jones, Painting, Orlando, FL

Don Tran, Fiber, St. Louis, MO


Ten Awards of Distinction:

            Herb Brown, Jewelry, Tampa, FL

John Coburn, Clay, Pegram, TN

Lisa Davin, Jewelry, Delray Beach, FL

Alex Keto, Digital, Delray Beach, FL

Jimmy Langford, Metal, Cumming, GA

Edward Loedding, Digital, Brandon, VT

Marvin ‘Murf’ Murphy, Painting, Weston, FL

Vladimir Prodanovich, Painting, Delray Beach, FL

Evan Schwarze, Painting, Vero Beach, FL

Diana Vest, Sculpture, Birmingham, AL

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 was integrated within the art show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit, students are encouraged to submit his/her original art that was publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend.

Alonzo Hubbard, Mixed Media artist in the show was the Youth Art Judge. Criteria was based on the same as the professional artists in the show – originality, and technique/execution. Each winning youth artist received the same, two-foot-long beautiful ribbon that the professional artists received. There was $250 in Youth Art Awards as students begin to learn the rules of being part of a professional art show.

One $100 Best of Youth Art:

            Nalin Isme, Age 11, Pinewoods Elementary

Three $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:

            Mia Landolfi, Age 13, Oil Pastel, Gateway Intermediate Charter School

Ashlyn Mustard, Age 10, Drawing, Gulf Elementary

            Aneisha N. Torres, Age 13, Drawing, North Fort Myers Academic for the Arts


One $25 Youth Art Award of Distinction:

            Nella Isme, Age 5, Painting

A special mention to Youth Artist Nalin Isme. Since 2013 when Nalin was age five, he has entered his work into the Youth Art Competition. He has now won 10 out of 12 times – with all different judges! Congratulations to Nalin!

A special thank you to Art Teachers Elizabeth Olancin with Gulf Elementary and Cindy Collins with Gateway Intermediate Charter School for always entering their students in this very important program, which is unique and one-of-a-kind within Hot Works shows. To date, more than 2,500 students have participated in this program.

Additional high-resolution photos are available upon request.


Save the Dates!


Estero Fine Art Show

January 5 & 6, 2019

Fort Myers, FL

Outdoors at JetBlue Park

Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13


Naples Fine Art Show

March 30 & 31, 2019

Naples, FL

Outdoors at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

See You There

Patty Narozny

Executive Producer, Hot Works’ Estero & Naples Fine Art Shows

President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

Your Art. Our Passion.