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65 Judged spaces available
price per space is $155.00
72 Crafter spaces available
price per space is $125.00

FESTIVAL HOURS:
Saturday: 9am to 5pm • Sunday: 10am to 4pm


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2017 Rules for Juried and Craft Sections


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- This Year's Awards -
Best in Show $1600.00
Award of Excellence $1100.00
Award of Distinction $800.00
2 Judges Awards @ $400.00 $800.00
2 Merit Awards @ $300.00 $600.00
6 Honorable Mention @ $150.00 $900.00
Best Display - $100.00
10 Spectator Awards

DOAF has adopted the Atlanta/Maitland Scoring System. Artists work will be judged on their Originality,
Presentation & Execution. Artwork no longer leaves the artists booth.


- This Year's Judges -
Patty Narozny

As owner and operator of Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Crafts shows, Patty Narozny comes to the table with a unique set of qualifications and talent that enable her to judge and jury a high-end art show with an incredibly high level of confidence, skill, and ease. Armed with B.S. in Corporate Finance from Detroit's Wayne State University (1986), what started as comptroller for Detroit’s alternative art-heavy newsweekly, led her to a sales director position at Detroit’s NBC affiliate, which, in turn, proved to be a pivotal point in Ms. Narozny’s career. It was at NBC where she learned the fine art of media negotiation, and which, to a large degree, accounts for the extensive media coverage her shows receive on the most limited of budgets. She will routinely run several hundred 30-second professionally-produced spots on the market's major networks the week of the show, followed by on-site multiple interviews, often by multiple TV stations, the Saturday morning of the event. She maintains a positive edge on the buy/sell issues so prevalent in today’s art fair world by regularly attending as many wholesale shows as possible, thereby keeping an eye on the forged and fake "art" coming into this country. No one tries harder to keep out the buy/sell than Patty Narozny.

Perhaps her greatest contribution to the industry may very well be her non-profit arm, the Institute for the Arts & Education (IA&E), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose stated purpose is to "educate and promote Fine Arts and Crafts among all artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and to the general public." Her "Budding Artist" competitions, a major component of all Hot Works' events, are open to all budding young artists as young as five. Winners receive cash prizes, as well as Hot Works' well known, gorgeous, 24", seven-tail, ribbons – the same ribbons given the winners in the professional categories – as well as press coverage. With its separate awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon, to which all Budding Artist participants and their families are invited, Ms. Narozny again re-confirms her commitment to the arts in America and to those she serves with her diligence, integrity, and her never-ending goal of doing whatever she can to facilitate the independent artists’ ability to sell their art directly to the patron and collector at her shows. She is a one-of-a-kind in the world of art fairs. Ms. Narozny and her husband, both avid gardeners, reside in White Lake, Michigan.




Megan Stepe

Megan Stepe obtained her B.A. in Art from the University of Central Florida (2001) and M.A. in Art History and Critique at Florida State University (2005). In 2009, she was named Executive Director of the Seminole (County, FL) Cultural Arts Council, and, in that capacity, facilitated "synergistic relationships" with Orange and Seminole County businesses, organizations, and community leaders. Mrs. Stepe has tirelessly promoted local arts and artists by presenting to multiple art and civic organizations, overseeing the creation of exhibition space at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Orlando, organizing community murals, and other such activities too numerous to mention. In 2010, she was named Fine Arts Gallery Curator of Seminole State College of Florida (SSC) in Sanford, where she produced six exhibitions annually, delivered gallery tours of the exhibitions, and organized exhibiting artist workshops that were hugely successful. Her coup de maître, which, in 2015, broke all attendance records, brought together SSC’s most distinguished art professors, current and retired, for a single exhibition, and included such luminaries as Henry Sinn, Grady Kimsey, and a host of others. In mid-2016, Mrs. Stepe was named Curator, Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College (MOFAC), where, in addition to her curatorial duties, she will teach Art Appreciation, oversee the more than 600 pieces of Florida art, including works discovered in the area's rich archaeological sites, and assume other related responsibilities. MOFAC is one of 26 public sites in the Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage network.

Not only does Mrs. Stepe bring to the table her extensive multi-disciplinary curatorial background, she is also a prolific and successful mixed media artist in her own right. Working primarily with China marker, acrylic, alcohol ink and paper, she has recently begun incorporating sewn elements into the work. She reveals her dry wit in such works as her Easter in Detroit series, a mostly black and white study of what may be inner city Detroit that is accented only here and there with dashes of muted color. In a complete turn-around, her Listen, Turkeys! series has an almost macabre, ghostlike quality, and her color palette explodes in hues of whites, reds, and yellows. In viewing other series she’s completed, it’s almost as if a pre-determined palette sets the tone for the final piece, and for the series as well. Her work has been extensively exhibited in Florida and resides in many private collections. Mrs. Stepe and her husband reside in Avon Park, Florida.