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Eden Announces Winning Artists of Naples Invitational Art Fest 2012

Published: Mar 06, 2012 11:32 AM EST

(Naples, Fla. – March 3, 2012) – Eden Autism Services announces the winners of the 15th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest presented by Eden Autism Services, a juried art show, held Jan. 28 and 29, in Naples.  Consistently ranked as one of America’s top art shows by industry magazine Sunshine Artists, The Naples Invitational Art Fest is unique in Florida and the country because the proceeds benefit a 501(c)3 organization, Eden Autism Services.   Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.  These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. 


Art lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a second Art Fest on March 17-18, 2012 at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples.  For more information visit

Best of Show:  

Marcus Thomas - Painting

John Chen - Painting


Award of Excellence:

Antoni Kozlowski - Jewelry

Thomas Dumke - Wood


Award of Distinction:

Julie Carlson - Painting

David Gordon - Painting 

Tim Peters - Pottery      

John Gunther - Fiber      


Award of Merit:

Abby Warman - Painting

Barbara Groenteman - Painting

Bob Osborne - Painting

Aaron Sault - Jewelry

Gert Olsen - Sculpture

Darlene Pearse - Painting

Wayne Francis - Mixed Media

Sue Brown Gordon - Jewelry

Libby Lynne - Drawing  

Mike Collins - Jewelry   

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