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World's Richest wrap-up and Boca Invitational


2019 © Kelly Reark, RICHEST MEMORIES. Acrylic on canvas (36x48).

Photo credit: Boca Beacon

Thank you so very much for coming out and visiting with me at the Boca Grande Invitational this past weekend. Listening to all of your positive feedback about my new paintings, and they way that the tournament artwork brought about memories for you made me grateful that I could touch so many of you.

This fishery really is a family. Yes, many are related by blood and marriage. There's so much more to it than that. I'd venture to say that nowhere in the world has our kind of community friendship and love. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. 
Results of the 2019 World’s Richest:
First tarpon of the first day: Capt. Sandy Melvin, Boca Blue - $12,500
Last tarpon of first day: Capt. Wayne Joiner, Hey, Moma! - $12,500
First tarpon and last tarpon of second day: Capt. Lamar Joiner Jr., Searene - $25,000
Second place with four total releases in two days: Capt. Lamar Joiner Jr., Searene - $20,000
First place with five total releases in two days: Capt. Sandy Melvin, Boca Blue - $30,000
There were 20 tarpon released in the two-day tournament, 25 boats in the field.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, Chamber board members, captains and anglers, and congratulations to the winners!
Click to watch Boca Grande Television coverage
For those of you who purchased reproductions of my work, here is a quick video about how to make your art stay flat for framing.
Click to watch YouTube: How to Reverse Roll Artwork

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Artist Kelly Reark
 www.KellyReark.com
 www.KellyReark.FRIOicechests.com
 www.TattooedTarpon.com

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Here is the link!
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