Russell Yerkes Won “Best of Show” in 2019 and Returns for 2020

We were delighted to have Russell Yerkes join us in 2019 after a hiatus of seven years! Image the charm of having this 2005 Best of Show winner repeat the honor in 2019 – Congratulations to you, Russ, for taking home the 2019 Best of Show award at ArtFest Fort Myers, along with our deepest admiration for your fabulous talent. And welcome back in 2020!


  1. His work is beautiful. He is a talented, loving, caring soul that makes friends easily, and they never forget him. I had the honor of meeting him at Connie’s where he got his hair cut. We wanted him to stay all day, telling us about his travels and his paintings. We were sad when he had to go.

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