Always striving to stay ahead of the curve, Rita expanded her fashion designs of beach wraps and other Batik clothing. She enjoys emphasizing the selection of colors and varying her designs. When reviewed, many of Rita’s work has her signature “paraffin cracking”, a method used to enhance the Art of Batik and is visible in her pieces as crisscrossing lines. Letting the dye run into the groves of the cracking wax created such lines.
Rita’s Recent Award
2014- Maitland Spring festival of the Art~ Second Place
2014- Ridge Art festival Central park ~ Honorable Mention
2013 – Lake Wales Art show ~Award of Excellence
2013 – Venice-Nokomis Art festival Florida – 1st Place
2013 – The Committee of Old Homosassa Seafood festival have chosen one of my
art pieces as their official festival T-shirt design for the 2013 festival.
2013 – MAITLAND SPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2013 – MERIT AWARD
2012 – Old Homosassa Florida Art and Craft and seafood festival – 3rd Place
2012 – Osceola Center for the Arts, Fall festival Florida – Honorable Mention
2012 – The Winthrop Art Festival Florida – 2nd Place
2008 – St Cloud Arts Festival Florida – 1st Place
2008 – Florida Azalea Festival Fine Crafts – 2nd Place
2008 – Bartow’s Blooming art festival Florida – Award of Merit My art was featured with photos in a
4 page spread in the Bonita Living magazine, Bonita Springs, FL US.
2007 – Oviedo Butterfly and Nature Art how Florida – 1st Place
2007 – Venice-Nokomis Art festival Florida – 1st Place
2007 – Deland Florida, Art festival – Honorable Mention
2007 – Riverfest Art show Georgia – 2nd Place AWARDS
2007 – 1st annual June Teenth festival and juried art show Florida – Award of Distinction2006 – Ybor Art Fiesta for Fine arts Tampa Florida – 1st Place