The 30A Songwriters Festival has partnered with GigDog.fm to create an exclusive online radio station featuring the upcoming 2014 artists.
Hear them here before you hear them live!
“Outdoor Magic – A Plein Air Show”
Sponsored by the A+Art Committee of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
CALL TO ARTISTS!
Plein Air is French for “outdoors”. Plein Air painters, working on location, seek to capture the specific light of a particular place and time. Changing light and weather challenge the artist to create in a few hours the impression of the scene to share with viewers.
"Outdoor Magic - A Plein Air Show" opens January 24, 2014 at the Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Center, 5-7 PM, and runs till March 14, 2014.
This show is open to all CAA member artists who paint outside on location. Plein Air artwork should be 80% completed at the location and any medium will be accepted. Please submit work completed since 1/1/2011.
Artists may submit up to four pieces of art of any medium. No size larger that 30” on one side. Artwork that is accepted must be ready for gallery installation, framed with heavy wire securely attached to the back, or painted in canvas with a 1 ½ “ wrap. No sawtooth hangers.
The A+ART Committee will make selections and all decisions are final.
DEADLINE for submissions: 12/20/13 Midnight. Submit your entries before the rush of the Holidays. Apply NOW!
For more information about the show please visit the Artist Call page on the CAA website.
There is more to the holiday season than searching for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is teaming up with eighteen other Walton and Okaloosa County non-profit organizations to promote Giving Tuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Giving Tuesday takes place December 3, 2013, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and will use the power of social media to create a national campaign around the holidays dedicated to giving.
The CAA is taking advantage of Giving Tuesday by launching our End-of-Year Giving Campaign on December 3. Friends of the CAA can show support (and get that last minute tax deduction) by making secure donations in any amount through Paypal.
You can also send checks to the CAA at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
Help us kick off our first Giving Tuesday by making a donation on December 3 or becoming a Member of the CAA before the end of the year!
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County Awards Quarterly Teacher Mini-Grants
Program provides teachers needed funds to purchase supplies to enhance art in the classroom
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce it has awarded six Walton County teachers more than $2,500 in teacher mini-grants and need-based grants for the fourth quarter of 2013. Teachers are awarded funds based on their application for specific arts project(s) and how the lesson will support the Florida Sunshine Standards, among other considerations.
The Teacher Mini Grant program allows teachers to enhance the visual, literary and performing arts experiences of Walton County school children in grades K-12, including public schools, private 501c(3) schools and home schools. The funding is applied toward special enhancement activities established by the teacher. Each mini-grant is up to $400 and awarded to teachers quarterly by the CAA Educational Giving Program Committee.
The 2013 fourth quarter teacher mini-grant recipients include Brook Spires of Freeport Elementary for art supplies; Laurie Hudson of Freeport Elementary for supplies that will help develop a 4th grad abstract painting project; Maerea Kent of Maude Saunders Elementary to fund a hands-on science discovery project; Heather Hester of Freeport Elementary for Pre-K art supplies for her classroom; Patsy Lathinghouse of Maude Saunders Elementary School for a multi-disciplinary project involving visual art, literature and writing; and Kathy Harrah of Maude Saunders Elementary for teacher continuing art education and art supplies for her 5th graders’ sketchbook and paint explorations. Constance Rogers was awarded funds from the Need-based scholarship fun to send under-privileged children to after school art classes.
The CAA is working hard to better support our Professional Artist members. With this in mind the CAA will feature one of our professional artists in an “Artist Snap Shot.” This Snap Shot will be featured in our ArtBeat newsletter and our website for one month. This feature will give our artists additional exposure and allow our readers the opportunity to learn more about our members.