Announcing Professional & Youth Art Award Winners

Hot Works 20th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show took place in the heart of West Bloomfield, Michigan on July 29 & 30, 2023. 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.

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.

16 professional artist awards were chosen. Criteria for judging was originality, technique/execution, and booth appearance.

Best of Show
Michael Karonias, Wood, Hartland, MI

Awards of Excellence
Professional Artists

Alfred Addo, Mixed Media, Suwanee, GA
Jennifer Akese-Burney, Fiber, Crystal Lake, IL
Julio Garcia, Painting, Orange Park, FL
Larry Moore, Painting, Sarasota, FL
Robin Washburn, Metal, Marion, IL

Award of Excellence
Alfred Addo, Mixed Media
Award of Excellence
Jennifer Akese-Burney, Fiber
Award of Excellence
Julio Garcia, Painting
Award of Excellence
Larry Moore, Painting
Award of Excellence
Robin Washburn, Metal
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Awards of Distinction
Professional Artists

Orna Amrani, Mixed Media, Tamarac, FL
Scott Bayless, Glass, Crete, IL
Bill Gordon, Painting, Grimes, IL
Jay Kim, Metal, Alpharetta, GA
Joan Michlin & Skip Ennis, Jewelry, Sarasota, FL
A. Cesar Nogueira, Sculpture, Ocala, FL
Bryant & Sharon Tubbs, Metal, Ypsilanti, MI
Joshua Weiss, Photography, Dallas, TX
Genevieve Van Zandt, Clay, Detroit, MI
James Wilbat, Glass, Deerfield, IL

Orna Amrani, Mixed Media
Scott Bayless, Glass
Jay Kim, Metal
Bill Gordon, Painting
Joan Michlin & Skip Ennis, Jewelry
A. Cesar Nogueira, Sculpture
Bryant & Sharon Tubbs, Sculpture
Genevieve Van Zandt, Clay
Jay Weiss, Photography
James Wilbat, Glass