Event Information

Boca Raton Fine Art Show - November 2 & 3, 2019 - Presented by Hot Works - fall

Mizner Park Amphitheater, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boca Raton, Florida (South)

Phone: 941-755-3088
Event Dates: 11/2/19 - 11/3/19
Application Deadline: 7/11/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application/Jury Fee ): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Hot Works’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show has been voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation - a testament to our efforts & successes. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is now bi-annual, with a fall show November 2 & 3, 2019 outdoors in downtown Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater, adjacent to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. (The winter show is January 25 & 26, 2020.) The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence & culture, with "money to spend". Both art shows are limited to 175 artists, or less.
Producer Patty Narozny brings 30+ years of event & media experience. She has a national reputation for her integrity & for producing extremely high-quality art shows. All work is original & personally handmade by the artist in the show. Hot Works shows are juried by art professionals - if you do not make your work, please do not apply.
Narozny networks with the local media to bring a high-end buying audience, people with money to spend. “Hot Works is both organized & they really bring great quality buyers–this show is a must-attend.”

Our #1 goal at Hot Works is to make the Boca Raton Fine Art Show a pleasant & profitable experience for all of our stakeholders in this endeavor – the artists, patrons, residents, sponsors, local merchants & the City – all the while aiming to be an enjoyable family-friendly event & destination for which we can all take great pride. 
Hot Works. Your Art. Our Passion.

General Information
Hot Works’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show
November 2 & 3, 2019
Downtown Boca Raton at Mizner Park Amphitheater
327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Application Deadline is July 10, 2019; notifications by July 15, 2019
10’ x 10’ = $525
10’ x 15’ = $775
10’ x 20’ = $1025
Corner: Add $75
The Community
Boca Raton, Florida is centrally located along south Florida's east coast, equidistant between West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south. The City of Boca Raton provides a unique blend of affluent urban and suburban lifestyles, covering over 29 square miles and enjoying five miles of oceanfront. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is held in the heart of downtown Boca, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, and is limited to 175 artists or less - all professionals who depend on the sale of his/her art for a living.  A significant percentage of our artists are from out of the area – many from out of state -- and therefore display and sell art that would otherwise not be seen or made available for sale in Boca Raton.
Hot Works’ winter Boca Raton Fine Art Show is voted in the top 100 art shows in the country – a testament to our efforts and success. The event is juried by art professionals with an art education and/or art show experience. This is a high-quality fine art and fine craft show where all work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Please do not apply if you do not make your work.
City of Boca Raton is ranked one of the best cities in Florida and in the nation. Niche.com ranks communities based on livability using grades for weather, safety, schools, and access to activities, jobs, housing and transportation. Niche determined that Boca Raton offers a high quality of life to its residents, and as a result, its 2015 Best Towns Rankings lists Boca Raton as the second highest rated town in Florida, and one of the top 100 towns in the nation. The patrons who attend this event have an understanding of art and are quality art buyers. They are all your potential customers.
The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works, the same company that produces the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, Michigan, voted in the top 100 art shows in the country ten years in a row. Show Producer & Director is Patty Narozny, with 30+ years of media and event experience. Since 2003 Hot Works has earned a national outstanding reputation for quality juried shows.
Hot Works: Your Art. Our Passion.
Our passion is to inspire serious art shoppers to purchase your art.  We emphasize quality of work, not quantity of artists. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the booth. We support the unique relationship between artist and patron by not permitting music and food in the booth area.
Hot Works’ principal partner, Patty Narozny has 30+ years of event and media experience. Her longevity in the event industry, combined with her expertise, credibility, durability, integrity and stability makes Hot Works events not only profitable, but also gratifying for all.
Every effort is made to keep buy/sell out of the show. As this is an ongoing problem with our juried art shows on a national level, we encourage artists to inform Patty of any buy/sell/import that may end up in a Hot Works event; your name will be held in strict confidence.

Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm of all Hot Works events. IA&E’s focus is visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among young artists and/or up-and-coming artists.
Why do a Hot Works™ show?
  • 30+ years of event production and media experience
  • A promoter who cares about and supports the artists
  • The focus is on visual arts which are juried by art professionals
  • Every effort to eliminate buy/sell/import
  • Each event tailored to its community and setting
  • Friday move-in
  • Great event hours: Saturday & Sunday 10-5
  • Enormous advertising campaign – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.
  • Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization
  • Professionally managed
  • Friendly and experienced professional event crew
  • Booth sitters available
  • $1,500 Professional Artist Awards
  • Boca Raton Police officers are on site 24-hours from Friday 6pm through Sunday at 9pm
  • Plenty of parking
  • Overnight parking available for RV’s
  • And much more . . .
Sabra Richards, Sculpture, Worton, MD
“What makes a good show?  Sales certainly count. Patty is a media expert and uses all her knowledge to get great publicity and bring in the crowds. She wants a good show and is willing to provide every advantage she can, prior day set up, aggressive policing of buy-sell, fair jurying and numerous awards that help sales. I want to do her shows because she is on my side.”
Gail Markiewicz, Clay
Patty, who produces the Hot Works shows, juries in the best artists from around the country, she runs art show of " pure talent". Her dedication to the arts is evident, when you come to her shows! Her shows are wonderful and professional, as well as she is personally.
The Media
With 30+ years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the community, and to reach the people with the means and cultural interest to purchase fine art. For all Hot Works events, advertising and promotion includes broadcast television, print, radio and social media partnerships. In addition, there are street banners, posters, and post cards distributed within the communities.
The Jury / Submitting Art Work
A jury of art professionals who are familiar with art fairs is retained for the selection process. Please refer to the website, www.HotWorks.org, for a biography of our jury members. Jury selection is based on originality, execution, and overall booth presentation. Artist applications are accepted electronically at www.zapplication.org or manually at www.hotworks.org . Please include three images of your most compelling work and one of your booth presentation as it would appear at the show.  We will send you an email confirming receipt of your application. Your jury payment is due with the application.
After jurying has been completed, we will send you notification of your acceptance, rejection or wait list status. Upon acceptance, your booth fee check will be due. Artist packages are mailed 30-60 days prior to the show. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space, which is available on the website with booth number to be viewed about one week prior to the show. Artists chosen as alternates will be put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final. We invite you to check in with us at any time with any questions, for any reason.
$1,500 Professional Artist Awards
At Hot Works, our philosophy is to put money into advertising to benefit all the artists in the show.  However, we understand the value of artist awards. Most importantly, award-ribbons are proven to help sell artist’s work. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show includes $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards:
  • Two $500 Purchase Award Prizes
  • Five $100 Awards of Excellence
  • Ten Awards of Distinction – additional awards to recognize great artists in the show, and to help the artist sell his/her work.
All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. 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.
Youth Art Competition
$250 Awards
As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 encourages students to create his/her original and personally handmade art which is publicly displayed at the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in Budding Artist awards as students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing something they love for a living – creating their art. It is a positive learning experience for the students and brings families to the art show who may not otherwise attend - and exposes them to great art.
Hot Works other events include:
July 27 & 28, 2019 – 17th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show
West Bloomfield, MI – outdoors in the heart of West Bloomfield
October 26 & 27, 2019 – 4th annual Asheville Fine Art Show
Asheville, NC – downtown Asheville, outdoors in Pack Square Park
November 2 & 3, 2019 – 2nd fall Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Boca Raton, FL – outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater, downtown Boca
January 4 & 5, 2020 – 23rd Estero Fine Art Show
Fort Myers, FL – outdoors at Jet Blue Park
January 24 & 25, 2020 – 11th annual winter Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Boca Raton, FL – outdoors in downtown Boca, Sanborn Square Park
Contact Info
Patty Narozny, Executive Producer
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows
Your Art. Our Passion.
Main Michigan Office:
PO Box 79
Milford, MI 48381-0079
Phone: 248-684-2613
FL Satellite Office:
PO Box 1425
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: 941-755-3088
Email: patty@hotworks.org
Website: www.hotworks.org
Like us at www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows

Art must be original and handcrafted by the artist. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their work or themselves are not welcome and are requested to refrain from applying. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold. Artists found not to be in compliance will be asked to remove the unacceptable items, and risk closure of their booth for the rest of the show with no refund. The person in the booth must be the person who made the work. If more than one person is employed in making the work, you must state so on the application and describe the contribution each person makes in executing the work and/or the finished piece.
• Artists must be present during the entire event and must personally staff his/her booth. A government issued picture ID must be available at check-in, upon request.
• Collaborative work is when two or more artists work together and should be submitted as a joint application. If accepted, collaborating artists may only exhibit work that is truly collaborative and in which all or both artists must contribute a substantial portion of the final art work. Supportive and ancillary activities (such as matting and framing) are not considered part of a collaborative effort.
• Work must match the proportions depicted in submitted images.
• For fiber/bead artists: if the beading is sophisticated sewing and art in itself, it will be considered for acceptance into Hot Works events; otherwise Hot Works frowns against “beaders” that merely string their work, which refers to buying the beads and sewing it on a string. Hot Works will individually consider such applications, but our decision is final.
• Displays must remain within assigned space. No infringement into public areas, and into the spaces of other artists. There can be no booth appendages in any direction, including upward.  The only exception is an awning, and only if it does not interfere with an emergency vehicle that may have to drive down an aisle. You are liable for any damage caused as a result of your protruding piece either from the ground or from the top of your structure. Booth height at the show must be the same as booth height in booth slide submitted for application.
• No sharing booths unless all artists are represented in juried images.
• Generators labeled for outdoor use are permitted, but they must be placed 20’ away from any tent structure, and only if they do not disturb anyone else, for whatever reason. Please let us know if you are bringing a generator. Artists expecting to bring generators must, in their applications, disclose equipment description and where you expect to place the generator. Hot Works retains the right to refuse such requests, if, in our opinion, it will be disruptive to others and/or generate complaints from others.
• Prints and reproductions are accepted when clearly labeled and limited to 30% or less of work displayed.
• Photography, digital, or giclée art prints must be limited editions of 250 or less, signed and numbered, and printed on archival quality materials. 
• We define “Photography” as the art or process of producing images by the formation of an image on a light sensitive surface or by an acceptable digital printing process. If applying in the “Digital” category, digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file.
• Each artist must provide enough work to exhibit and sell during the entire time of the art fair. Artists who break down or leave early before closing time on any day of the event will not be permitted to return the following day or to future Hot Works shows unless proof of an emergency is provided.
• An artist package is mailed approximately one month prior to the show and will include 20 post cards. Please advise if a different quantity is needed; we are happy to provide you with as many as you need.
• Mailing lists are encouraged for all shows. If you do not have a mailing list, it is recommended that you start one in each city you do an event.
• Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the event and are not interchangeable. Hot Works will accept and, do its best to honor, special location requests, but cannot make any guarantees. Corner spaces are available for purchase and are assigned solely on availability and discretion of the event. Booth assignments and map of event will be available on the website a minimum of one week prior.
• For logistic purposes, artists with trailers that need to be driven onto the event site, must notify size of trailer 3 weeks prior to show.
• Heavier duty tents such as Light Dome canopy or Show-Off canopy are used by most professional artists. The umbrella-type, pop-up canopy by any manufacturer or distributor is not recommended, as they are the first to come down in bad weather. If you must use the umbrella-type expandable pop-up tent, as with all tents, a minimum of 60 pounds of weight on each corner is required. In addition, if there is rain, the weight of the ponding water on top of a canopy tent can potentially collapse it. Bolstering the inside corners will make the canvas tighter and avoids ponding on top on the tent. Swim noodles or hula hoops (you can purchase these from the $1 store) placed in corners between frame and canvas top can avoid ponding. At night, canopy tents should be lowered to withstand overnight bad weather. Light Dome tents and pro-panels are available for rent from Tents 4 Events.
• When setting up your tent, the entire aisle must have the front of the tents lined up, with no protruding items in the front of your tent.
• Paintings or other art are not permitted to be displayed on the ground, unless it as shown in your booth image submitted with your application and approved by the event.
• Artists can only hang the sign that is provided by the art show.
• Hot Works will inspect booths onsite to ensure rules and standards are adhered.
• Sales tax must be collected and remitted to the State of Florida. Florida sales tax is 6.0%; call State of Florida at 800-352-3671 or obtain the sales tax form online at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/sales_tax.html.

Booth Information
The deadline to apply is July 10, 2019; notifications sent by July 15, 2019
Booth sizes are as follows:
10’ x 10’ = $525
10’ x 15’ = $775
10’ x 20’ = $1025
Corner: Add $75
Event Hours Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Move-in on Friday, November 1, from 8am to 5pm; & Saturday, November 3, 8am-9:30am
Move-out Sunday, November 3, from 5pm-9pm
*A white commercial tent can be rented for $200, includes sidewalls, weights, set up and tear down.
Media Categories:
___ Clay                                              ___ Metal
___ Digital                                           ___ Other
___ Drawing                                        ___ Painting
___ Fiber                                             ___ Other
___ Glass                                            ___ Photography
___ Jewelry-Precious                         ___ Printmaking
___ Jewelry–Non Precious                 ___ Sculpture
___ Mixed Media                                ___ Wood
— Complete all required information on the application and by the deadline.
—$35 app fee on Zapplication.org. Jury fee waived for previous year’s event winners in that event. Add $25 for late applications.
— Please provide three electronic images of your most compelling work, plus one of your booth as you would set up at the show (include browse bins, if any). Size 1920x1920, or minimum 300 dpi.
__ Upon your acceptance into the show, booth payment is due approximately 60 days prior to the event.
— You may include an Artist Statement explaining the process and materials used in your work, as well as your reproduction process. Please also indicate a list of any recent awards and honors.
— Please make all checks payable to “Hot Works, LLC” and mail to: PO Box 79 Milford, MI 48381-0079 postmarked by deadline.
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