2018 Artists & Exhibitors
Festival Poster Artist
Steven Paul Hlavac
Commercial and fine art photographer Steven Paul Hlavac received his BS Degree in Photography and Graphic Design from Florida State University in 1979. Steve established his first photo studio in Miami Beach as part of Art Center South Florida. Since moving to Central Florida in 1997, Steve has won numerous awards for his photography with Lake and Sumter Style Magazine, including a Gold Create Award for Best Overall Magazine Cover and recognition from the SPJ - Society of Professional Journalists. Steve's gallery work has been widely exhibited, including the prestigious Hortt Competition in Fort Lauderdale, the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, and Orlando's showcase art events, Nude Night and Snap! Orlando. His photo portrait of painter Carlos Alfonzo was added to the Smithsonian Institution collection as part of an exhibition on Latino Art in 2013.
This year's art festival is special,it represents a new era of Art in Central Florida. Our community is bursting at the seams with creativity and what better way to show it off than by featuring Artists from the Central Florida area.
Chris Carr was born in North Carolina, but has lived in Orlando, FL for more than 20 years. He’s always felt a drive to create, and has done so via many outlets and mediums, but it was photography that captured and held his attention.
The search for unique perspectives that reveal something new in our environment drives Chris’ investigation of the world, his artistic eye, and his Puddle Reflections fine art photography series.
Robert Cornman II
has been doing some form of art for as long as he can remember. Drawing with pencil or pen was his first love and passion.
His paintings reflect a unique vision of movement and energy which is portrayed through a mixture of colors. They are created using acrylics on canvas and utilizing a technique of fusing colors to form different hues to produce a peaceful nature. Manipulating colors into movement through his imagination helps keep the viewer in a world between the fantasy of their dreams and true reality.
Phillip Hall currently resides in New Symrna Beach. He creates beautfil pieces of wearable art by fabricating from raw materials such as sheet rod tubes. metals include silver,brass,copper,aluminum,bronze. plastics are usually acrylic. plastics are carved,laminated,ground and polished.heat formed.
Sarah A. Jones
I am the 16 year old girl with turquoise hair and a heart made to live outside the cramped box of conformity. I am a free spirit with desire to dig deeper inside the infinite body of creativity. In the 2nd grade I began to sketch, mostly doodles but by the 6th grade I started drawing portraits and since then I've steadily progressed. At first I used charcoal pencils but after a while I began to experiment with colored pencils and lately watercolors, psychedelic designs and themes that help to explain my desire to seek spiritual knowledge. I live in Plant City and travel two and half hours one way to go to Blake High School, a Magnet school of Arts, in Tampa. My plans are to work to get funding to go to an art college.
2018 Exhibiting Artists
Drawing, Graphics and Printmaking
Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang
LYN NOVAK HISE
Kim & Renee Pate - Max Van Fine Art