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                 Dan Bi From Ontario, Canada, Wins Best Of Show

                                    At 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

         The 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley      The winners were selected by three judges who scored
      Foundation and produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber   each artist and awarded a Best of Show and a first-place
      of Commerce is proud to announce Dan Bi from Ontario,   winner in each of the 12 categories. The judges also
      Canada, has won Best of Show for his mixed media work   awarded 11 Judges Awards.
      with fine paper cuttings.                             The following is a list of the artists who placed first
         “I’m so surprised and very glad,” said Bi about winning   in each category and the Judges Awards:
      Best of Show at the 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. This is   Best Of Show
      the third time Bi has been selected to show at ArtiGras. He won   Dan Bi - Mixed Media - Markhan, Ontario, Canada
      first place in mixed media at last year’s festival. “I’m glad I came   First Place Awards
      back to show this year, and will definitely return next year.”  Don McWhorter - Ceramics - Carrollton, Ga.

        The Singles Scene Column                                            ©                              Best Of Show Winner Dan Bi with his Best Of Show Trophy

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