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:
|Debbie La Pratt||Detroit||MI||Ceramics|
|Adam Hoffman||Salt Lake City||UT||Digital Art/Graphics|
|Kenneth Kudulis||Chattanooga||TN||Digital Art/Graphics|
|Marcus Ryan Studios||Marietta||GA||Digital Art/Graphics|
|Tim Gralewski||Rochester Hills||MI||Digital Art/Graphics|
|Michael Rohner Art||Berkeley||CA||Drawing/Pastels|
|Haylee M. Shoop||Whittier||CA||Drawing/Pastels|
|Craig M. Linderman||Pinckney||MI||Drawing/Pastels|
|Chris LaPorte||Grand Rapids||MI||Drawing/Pastels|
|Joy McCalvin – Joyful Creations||Waterford||MI||Fabric/Fiber/Leather|
|Aly Stacy – KreativeMindz||New Richmond||OH||Fabric/Fiber/Leather|
|Candiss Cole Designs||Sedona||AZ||Fabric/Fiber/Leather|
|Katydids Kritters||Sterling Heights||MI||Fabric/Fiber/Leather|
|Mike & Tracy Kehr||White Cloud||MI||Glass|
|Christopher Belleai||East Providence||RI||Glass|
|Hayley Nolte||Philipsburg||MT||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Mark Slaven/Glass Garden||North Port||FL||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Golden Reign||Crestview||FL||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Angela Welti||Okemos||MI||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Carlos Montanaro||Indio||CA||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Mary DeMarco||Baltimore||MD||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Trittello – Michael Bonardi||Columbus||OH||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|A Touch of Art by Charise||Clarkston||MI||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|SPIRIT LALA||Woodstock||GA||Jewelry Non-Precious|
|Jon and Mary Lee||Lewis Center||OH||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Tekeli Designs||Tampa||FL||Jewelry (Precious)|
|tree trunk arts||Detroit||MI||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Southwest Expressions||Corona||NY||Jewelry (Precious)|
|ROBERT TRISKO||Waite Park||MN||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Maleeha Jewelry||Dearborn||MI||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Antoine Terhune Funky Knucklez||Harrison Twp.||MI||Jewelry (Precious)|
|KaM Dynasty Sculptural Art Jewelry||Detroit||MI||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Annette L Morrin||Lambertville||MI||Jewelry (Precious)|
|Can do planes||Lenoir||NC||Metal|
|Joseph Ferris||Avon Park||FL||Metal|
|Christine Adele Moore||Bonita Springs||FL||Mixed Media 2D|
|Lou Hii||Indianapolis||IN||Mixed Media 2D|
|Espacia Fotiu||warren||MI||Mixed Media 2D|
|Kandy Myny||Shelby Township||MI||Mixed Media 2D|
|Patti Paris Fine Art||Bargersville||IN||Mixed Media 2D|
|Carl M. Crawford||Columbia||SC||Mixed Media 2D|
|Lynn Cebula, Steve Cebula||Palmdale||FL||Mixed Media 3D|
|Jeffrey St. Romain||Mandeville||LA||Mixed Media 3D|
|Jodie Davis||Woodstock||GA||Mixed Media 3D|
|Wayne Gao||Rowland Heights||CA||Mixed Media 3D|
|Robert Wertz||Mechanicsburg||PA||Open Air Sculpture|
|Anthony R Brass||Warren||MI||Painting|
|Yoram Gall||Tel Aviv and Bonita Springs||Israel and FL||Painting|
|Michael Steddum||Webb City||MO||Painting|
|Julie Roth||West Bend||WI||Painting|
|The Imagination of Robert Walker||Boardman||OH||Painting|
|R. L. Alexander||Celebration||FL||Painting|
|Christopher Doherty Photography||Maryville||IL||Photography|
|Jan Kaulins – Detroit Photo Gallery||Manitou Beach||MI||Photography|
|Thomas Sanders Photo Art||Foley||AL||Photography|
|Scott’s Fine Art Photography||Tremont||IL||Photography|
|Steven Huyser-Honig||Grand Rapids||MI||Photography|
|John Chumack – Galactic Images||Dayton||OH||Photography|
|Allan Teger||Vero Beach||FL||Photography|
|Catherine Wahl Cyanotypes||Grand Rapids||MI||Photography|
|Ted Armulowicz Woodworker||Liberty Hill||TX||Sculpture|
|Rommel Ricaurte||Mount pleasant||TN||Sculpture|
|Silhouette Studio||Crystal Lake||IL||Wood|
|Figures of Wood||Kalamazoo||MI||Wood|
2022 FESTIVAL HOURS AND ADMISSION
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 www.artsbeatseats.com or call 248-541-7550.
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