(Sunday, November 18, 2018) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach recognized their annual Jazz Fest Poster Contest winner on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the 11th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest. This year’s winner is Sunny Isles Beach resident, Rich Rokosz. His original painting (pictured below), titled “Jazzy Isles,” features a guitar leaning against a palm tree on the beach.
Rich Rokosz is a former commercial illustrator from Upstate New York who moved to Florida twelve years ago to work as an architectural illustrator. He is since retired and spends his days working on commission doing tropical canvas art, where he may incorporate actual shells and beach-sand onto his canvas. He is a resident of Sunny Isles Beach.
Each year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach holds a Jazz Fest Poster Contest asking for original painting submissions that represent the city’s love for rich and cultural experiences. The winner receives $500, and recognition at the Jazz Fest Main Event.