Event Information

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show - 10th Annual Presented by HotWorks.org - July 27-29, 2012
Show Dates: 7/27/12 - 7/29/12
Application Deadline: 3/6/12

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

General Information
HotWorks.org Presents 10th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® (MI)
July 27-29, 2012 – Artist Application Deadline Mar 5 2012

About Hot Works, LLC – the Event Production Company - Artist-Focused Events

Hot Works events focus on the visual arts and are juried by art professionals and artists. While music and food are part of the experience, they are not permitted to intrude in the relationship between artist and patron. Our marketing focuses on the quality of visual arts and the mission is to bring serious art shoppers with the means to purchase art that they appreciate. Each event is tailored to its community and setting. Hot Works’ principal partner, Patty Narozny, has more than 28 years of event and media experience. Patty’s longevity in the event industry, combined with her experience, expertise, creditability, durability, integrity and stability makes Hot Works events the best. We want to make our events a pleasant experience for all, and welcome any comments or suggestions at any time.

• 28 years of Event and Media Experience
• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals
• Major media campaign behind every event – TV, Radio, Print, Posters, Banners, Social Media, etc
• A Promoter who actually cares about the artists
• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization. Other shows
include Charlotte Fine Art Show™ (NC), Estero Fine Art Show™ (FL) and Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL)
• Professionally Managed
• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell – AND WE MEAN IT!
• Friendly and Experienced Professional Event Crew
• Booth Sitters Available
• Complimentary cold water throughout the event
• Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome
• $2,500 in Artist Awards!
• More!


“I’ve always made money with Hot Works events. They have a very professional and organized event crew. A Hot Works event is always a positive experience for me.” Woodrow Nash, Sculpture, Akron, OH

“Patty works hard to promote a great show and advertises a lot. I would recommend Hot Works events.” Antanas Ulevicius, Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

“Patty, the director of the Hot Works shows is the hardest working person in the art show business. She has high-quality artists in her shows, does an amazing job with show promotion and advertising, and always attracts an enthusiastic and purchasing crowd. Plus she & her staff provide an enjoyable experience for the artists-an organized show, great artist perks like cash prizes and a wonderful hot breakfast, and a preview party that puts your best customers in a buying mood. We feel Patty and her staff truly cares about us, and provides a nice venue for both the artists, and our customers.”
Collette Fortin & Berry Davis, Neptune Hot Glass, Celina, OH

“Hot Works is a good company – they are honest and not out to make a quick buck. The event crew is willing to help the artists. Hot Works puts out more advertising than other organizations I have dealt with in years.” Kelvin Henderson, Painting, Suitland, MD

The Community

Hot Works produces events with communities that welcome our show and appreciate the quality of art that is brought to their community. West Bloomfield, MI is located 20 minutes northwest of Detroit, in an upscale neighborhood with rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for beautiful and lavish homes. The 10th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® isin the heart of West Bloomfield – located on the streets between Maple and 14 Mile Road, with high visibility from Orchard Lake Road, in a community that provides plenty of free parking for patrons and weekend access for local businesses. West Bloomfield, MI has been voted Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. The West Bloomfield Library is one of only five libraries in the U.S. to receive the 2010 National Medal, the nation's highest award for libraries and museums! For the last five years in a row, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® has been voted in Sunshine Artist’s top 100 art shows in the country! The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® has won many awards from Michigan Festivals & Events.

The Media

With 28 years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the community. Our media includes television, print, radio and social media partnerships. In addition, there are post cards, posters and other promotion such as very large street banners, car magnets and plenty of real estate signs. This, combined with other advertising & promotion, assures a successful event. The Advertising and Marketing reaches throughout the metropolitan area, and is aimed specifically at people with the means to purchase fine art.

The Jury / Submitting Art Work

A jury of fine art and craft professionals is assembled to select artists to exhibit. Please refer to the website, www.HotWorks.org, for a biography of our jury members. Jury selection is based upon technique/execution, uniqueness of work/originality, and booth appearance. Additional artists will be chosen as alternates and put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final.

Please send three images of your most compelling work and one of your booth presentation as you would set it up at the show. Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent notification via email to confirm receipt of it. After jurying has been completed, notification of your acceptance, rejection or wait list will be sent. Upon acceptance, your booth fee check will be due. Artist packages are mailed 30 days prior to each event. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space, which is available on the website with booth number to be viewed two weeks prior to the show. We invite you to check in with us at any time with any questions, for any reason.

Artist Awards

For the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®, there is a total of $2,500 in artist awards: $1,000 cash for Best of Show; two $500 Purchase Award Prizes; and five $100 Awards of Excellence. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.

The Event, Booth Sizes, Fees & Electric

___ 11’x11’ space $375
___ 11’x17’ $525
___ 11’x22’ space $650
___ Corner add $75
___ Electric add $75
*Note that each artist will receive a little extra space for room on either side of your 10’x10’ (or 10’ x15’ or 10’x20’) tent and behind it.

Event Hours, Move In, Move Out times
Event hours
Friday, July 27, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, July 28, 10am-9pm
Sunday, July 29, 10am-5pm

Move in:
Thu, Jul 26 2pm-9pm
We encourage Thu Move In!
Fri, Jul 27, 8:30am-4pm – all vehicles must be out of event site by 3:30pm!

Move out: Sunday, July 29, 5pm-9pm

There is Overnight Security on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Media Categories
___ Clay
___ Digital
___ Drawing
___ Fiber
___ Glass
___ Jewelry – Fine
___ Jewelry – other (not fine)
___ Metal
___ Mixed Media
___ Other
___ Painting
___ Photography
___ Printmaking
___ Sculpture
___ Wood

Contact Info:

Hot Works, LLC
PO Box 79
Milford, MI 48381-0079
Show Director & Producer: Patty Narozny
Telephone: 248-684-2613
Fax: 248-684-0195
Email: Patty@HotWorks.org
Website: www.HotWorks.org