Beaumont Health returns as sponsor of the Juried Fine Art Show at 25th annual Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats

A festival goer checks out the art at the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats. (courtesy: AB&E)

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Organizers of the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Flagstar Bank announced today the selection of artists who will be displaying and selling their original works of art at the 25th anniversary event. This year’s festival and art show take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5 in downtown Royal Oak. Returning this year to sponsor the art show is southeast Michigan’s largest healthcare system, Beaumont Health.

The Beaumont Health Juried Fine Art Show will host top artists from across the nation throughout its more than 125 booths featuring art in a vast selection of styles and mediums, including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fabric/fiber/leather, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. These artists will be competing to win cash awards totaling more than $7,000, including the top three “Best in Show” and “Awards of Excellence” in each of the respective categories mentioned. 

“We are excited to welcome many new and returning artists to this year’s Beaumont Health Juried Fine Art Show,” said Shannon Wojtas, Art Director, Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats. “It’s a very competitive environment with some of the most talented artists from across the country in so many varying categories of art vying for a spot in the show. Each year, Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats’ Juried Fine Art Show selects the best of the best and it is the reason, among many, that it continues to be one of the first-class shows out of the thousands nationwide for the last 25 years.” 

New artists to this year’s festival include: Adam Hoffman (digital art/graphics), of Salt Lake City, Utah whose stunning fractal creations are made using geometry and mathematical equations; Iliyana Skrobanska(fabric/fiber/leather), of Knoxville, Texas, who specializes in unique art pieces made from felt in various styles, including landscapes, animals and more; Angela Welti(jewelry) from Okemos, Michigan, who has been making award-winning jewelry from knots and fiber for more than 40 years; and Julie Roth (painting), a master of oil painting whose work is sure to bewitch all who view it. 

Last year’s top three selected artists are all returning, including Robert Walker from Boardman, Ohio, who took First Place Best in Show for his spectacular paintings made with oil or acrylics paints; Jon and Mary Leeof Lewis Center, Ohio,who took home the Second Place award and specializes in fine precious jewelry; and McKenzie Fisk from Dallas, Texas, who took Third Place Best in Show for her art in both oil and digital formats. 

Also returning and joining respectfully this year are Rommel Ricaurte (sculpture) and Cory Ricaurte-Whelan(metal) a father and son from Tennessee who are each manning separate booths at the Beaumont Health Fine Art Show this year. The two have been attending Arts, Beats, & Eats for years and Cory, who is now a full-time talented artist, is following in his father’s footsteps of working with metal to create beautiful works of art and go out on his own. 

These previously mentioned artists, alongside the many other artists and vendors, are the reason the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats’ Juried Fine Art Show sponsored by Beaumont Health has and continues to be one of the first-class shows out of the thousands around the country for the last 25 years. 

The following is the current list of participating artists in the 2022 Beaumont Health Juried Fine Art Show at Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats:

ArtistCityStateMedium Category
Paul HofrenningEdinaMNCeramics
Corey BechlerHonor MICeramics
Debbie La Pratt Detroit MICeramics
Jack ValentineRavennaOHCeramics
Adam HoffmanSalt Lake CityUTDigital Art/Graphics
Kenneth KudulisChattanoogaTNDigital Art/Graphics
Marcus Ryan StudiosMariettaGADigital Art/Graphics
Tim GralewskiRochester HillsMIDigital Art/Graphics
Kudu-lahChattanoogaTNDigital Art/Graphics
Michael Rohner ArtBerkeleyCADrawing/Pastels
Haylee M. ShoopWhittierCADrawing/Pastels
Craig M. LindermanPinckneyMIDrawing/Pastels
Chris LaPorteGrand RapidsMIDrawing/Pastels
Dominique HopfPetoskeyMIFabric/Fiber/Leather
Joy McCalvin – Joyful CreationsWaterfordMIFabric/Fiber/Leather
Aly Stacy – KreativeMindzNew RichmondOHFabric/Fiber/Leather
Candiss Cole DesignsSedonaAZFabric/Fiber/Leather
Wolf LeathersHartfordWIFabric/Fiber/Leather
ILIYANA SKROBANSKAKnoxvilleTNFabric/Fiber/Leather
Katydids KrittersSterling HeightsMIFabric/Fiber/Leather
Mike & Tracy KehrWhite CloudMIGlass
Christopher BelleaiEast ProvidenceRIGlass
Hayley Nolte PhilipsburgMTJewelry Non-Precious
Mark Slaven/Glass GardenNorth PortFLJewelry Non-Precious
Golden Reign CrestviewFLJewelry Non-Precious
Angela WeltiOkemosMIJewelry Non-Precious
Carlos MontanaroIndioCAJewelry Non-Precious
Mary DeMarco BaltimoreMDJewelry Non-Precious
Trittello – Michael BonardiColumbusOHJewelry Non-Precious
A Touch of Art by ChariseClarkstonMIJewelry Non-Precious
SPIRIT LALAWoodstockGAJewelry Non-Precious
Jon and Mary LeeLewis CenterOHJewelry (Precious)
Tekeli DesignsTampaFLJewelry (Precious)
tree trunk artsDetroitMIJewelry (Precious)
Southwest Expressions CoronaNYJewelry (Precious)
ROBERT TRISKOWaite ParkMNJewelry (Precious)
Maleeha JewelryDearbornMIJewelry (Precious)
Antoine Terhune Funky KnucklezHarrison Twp.MIJewelry (Precious)
KaM Dynasty Sculptural Art JewelryDetroitMIJewelry (Precious)
Annette L MorrinLambertvilleMIJewelry (Precious)
EvensongHinsdaleNHJewelry (Precious)
Danny SayreAkronOHMetal
Cory Ricaurte-WhelanLawrenceburgTNMetal
Can do planes LenoirNCMetal
Joseph FerrisAvon ParkFLMetal
Christine Adele Moore Bonita SpringsFLMixed Media 2D
Lou HiiIndianapolisINMixed Media 2D
Espacia FotiuwarrenMIMixed Media 2D
Kandy MynyShelby TownshipMIMixed Media 2D
Patti Paris Fine ArtBargersvilleINMixed Media 2D
Carl M. CrawfordColumbiaSCMixed Media 2D
Lynn Cebula, Steve CebulaPalmdaleFLMixed Media 3D
Jeffrey St. RomainMandevilleLAMixed Media 3D
Jodie DavisWoodstockGAMixed Media 3D
Wayne GaoRowland HeightsCAMixed Media 3D
Robert WertzMechanicsburgPAOpen Air Sculpture
Annette PoitauOberlinOHPainting
Anthony R BrassWarrenMIPainting
McKenzie FiskDallasTXPainting
Yoram GallTel Aviv and Bonita SpringsIsrael and FLPainting
Bryan YungRockvilleVAPainting
Michael SteddumWebb CityMOPainting
Julie RothWest BendWIPainting
The Imagination of Robert WalkerBoardmanOHPainting
Carolyn GarayYpsilantiMIPainting
R. L. AlexanderCelebrationFLPainting
Karina LlergoChicagoILPainting
Christopher Doherty PhotographyMaryvilleILPhotography
Jan Kaulins – Detroit Photo GalleryManitou BeachMIPhotography
Xavier NuezChicagoILPhotography
Thomas Sanders Photo ArtFoleyALPhotography
Scott’s Fine Art PhotographyTremontILPhotography
Steven Huyser-HonigGrand RapidsMIPhotography
John Chumack – Galactic ImagesDaytonOHPhotography
Jason StoddartCookevilleTNPhotography
John GalboSaginawMIPhotography
Edward HollandJacksonvilleFLPhotography
Allan TegerVero BeachFLPhotography
Chris MaherLambertvilleMIPhotography
Brian Miller PowellTNPhotography
Steven DanielJohnstownPAPhotography
Catherine Wahl CyanotypesGrand RapidsMIPhotography
Ted Armulowicz WoodworkerLiberty HillTXSculpture
Cheri RhodigLakelandFLSculpture
Deadwax ArtIrvingTXSculpture
Rommel Ricaurte Mount pleasantTNSculpture
Silhouette StudioCrystal LakeILWood
Ryan MillerBrockwayPAWood
Figures of WoodKalamazooMIWood


Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats will be open 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4; and 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Admission is free before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 and $10 after 5 p.m. Every other day, admission is $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after 

3 p.m. Cash and credit card transactions will be accepted at gate entrances.


Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Flagstar Bank, Beaumont Health, City of Royal Oak, Baker College, Delta Dental, Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit News, DTE Energy, Hornitos, House of Dank, Imperial Beverage, Jim Beam, Josh Cellars, Kroger, M-1 Studios, M3 Investments, Maker’s Mark, Marriott Southfield, Michigan Lottery, Oakland Community College, OOZE, Pepsi, Pita Way. Priority Health, Royal Oak DDA, Shorts Brewing Company, Old Nation, Tito’s Vodka and US Park.


In 2021, more than 365,000 visitors attended the four-day festival and generated nearly $400K to donate to local charities. Since the event began in 1998, more than $6 million has been raised by the festival for community and charitable organizations.


The Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Flagstar Bank is Oakland County’s premier festival held annually during the Labor Day weekend. The festival paints downtown Royal Oak with a variety of art, food and music for the community to enjoy. More than 375,000 visitors attended the 2021 Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats. “LIKE” artsbeatseats on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @artsbeatseats. For additional public information, visit or call 248-541-7550.

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