Featured Awards and Public Art


Featured artworks in public art located in and near Broward County.

 Enlightenment, The 5th Annual Design Contest winner of The Friends of the American Latino Museum theme To Illuminate the American Story for All. 

The inspiration behind this painting is that, "Every one of us carries many dreams, traditions, and believes in our natural, spiritual worlds and humankind's place in it, solely based on reason."  Adorable Monique

 

Natural Selections Juried Contest, UAC Merit Award, for Nature Reveals Itself, acrylic on canvas, 24x36 Inches. 

Live art painting during The Shelter, Next Generation Purple Party 2019. The auction painting was inspired by the resilience of butterflies, displaying strength and beauty. During the two-hour event, the completed artwork. 

https://naples.floridaweekly.com/articles/the-shelter-for-abused-women-children-events-during-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month/

 

Public Art comprises works inspired by flora and fauna in the natural world. Presented in the Board of Collier County Commissioners Board Room at the Government Center, Naples, Florida. 

 

 

For the love of art, 65th anniversary! The theme was the 1920s, celebrating the 65th year while supporting the art programs. Ladies by the Pier was painted live during the event, using water-based latex paint on wood and measuring 84"x 96".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating artist in the Third on canvas juried Plein air event and art auction.

 The Bibliobús Project Award, an artistic-educational initiative, is proudly funded and sponsored by UNESCO, Plasmon, The Honduran Ministry of Arts, Sports, and Culture, and the National Library Juan Ramón Molina. The project's design and execution involved a meticulous process of sanding, painting, priming, and sealing, culminating in a vibrant exterior that symbolizes the world of reading, emerging books, the Honduran flag, stars, and a kaleidoscope of dreams and hopes sparked by the act of reading. 

 

A project of successful outcome as many children and adults alike benefit by engaging in learning experiences through the accessibility of reading books, magazines, and other learning resources within this bookmobile. The bus visits far and near communities, and everyone eagerly awaits its arrival. 

Tierra Bendecida commissioned by the National NCFH Foundation to convey the traditions, beliefs, dreams, and identity of the agricultural worker population and community in the Commemorative Artwork. 

 

 

 Resilience, The Solitary Lollies, and Blooming Spring are featured on the SWFL Spotlight Magazines of Estero, Naples, and Bonita Springs magazine covers.   

Paintings and illustrations grace the covers and inside content of children's fables, storytelling, and art books. The books are from local and international authors.

 

Naples Illustrated Charity Registers Magazines

 2020-19, 2017-16, and 2015-14 editions.

Celebrating Friendship, on the Naples Illustrated Charity Register 2020-2019 cover.

Resilience, on the cover of the Naples Illustrated Charity Register 2016-2017.

The Gift of Life, on the cover of the Naples Illustrated Charity Register 2015-2016.


Rising Notes, the 9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Poster Contest.

Regional SWFL semi-finalist, participating with the titled painting Visions of Nature in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series juried competition. Celebrated exhibit at the Lou La Vie Members Club, hosted by Chromatic Art Gallery, Miami, Florida.


The Embracing Our Differences outdoor International art exhibit featured Celebrating Friendship, among 45 billboard-size images created by local, national, and international artists, writers, and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme of Enriching lives through diversity.  It was an honor that the artwork was among the ten thousand entries submitted. Sarasota, Florida.

 Growing is believing, being inspired by the importance of education and family, and embracing natural resources, which add nourishment and a sense of place and responsibility to the environment. The mural is located at the Honduran Ministry of Children's and Families of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.   

A Homage to Educators Un Tributo al Educador portrays the scenery within the mural as a reminiscence place beloved by locals and visitors alike. Its serene waters and magnificent view offer a peaceful atmosphere where neighboring trees, ranging from pines, forests, and fruit trees, deliver fruit to everyone. There is also a strong belief that the dense waters are sacred as they spring life, making it a perfect retreat to gain insights. Next to the artwork, a dedicated poem inspires educators and students who make a meaningful difference in the community. The anonymous poem brings pride to future leaders in La Escuela Normal Mixta del Occidente, La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. 

Honorable Mention received for the titled ceramic Metamorfosis, Hombre - NaturalezaMetamorphosis, Humankind-Nature, In the Biennale of Visual Arts Arturo Lopez Rodezno, CAC-UNAH, Honduras. 

 

 

 

Participating artist at the Pinwheels @ the Pier Event- in partnership with the Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County event.

 

 

 

Hand-painted using glazes on the pottery pieces for the Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser.