Do you have a love for the arts and a generous spirit? If so, the CAA would like to enlist you as a volunteer for ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival in WaterColor, FL. The vitality of ArtsQuest depends on the kindness and generosity of the community we serve.
Volunteers are needed Thursday, May 9th - Sunday, May 12th for all positions such as load in, merchandise tent, artist hospitality, wine booths, and ticket sales. Please let us know if you have a preference and we will be happy to try and accommodate.
Consider encouraging friends and family members to join you to share in the fun. This will be a rewarding experience, meeting people who share your love for the arts and community.
There are volunteer opportunities for everyone and ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival is a great way to contribute your time and talents.
Signing up is easy, just click HERE NOW or call our office at 850-622-5970 and ask to speak to Renee or Lee.
Celebrating its third year, the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) "Top of the Class" exhibition will be on display at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Campus, from April 5th to May 30th. The art exhibition features 35 new, original works by local artists. To launch the exhibit and announce the cash awards, the CAA is hosting an opening reception on Friday April 5th from 5pm - 7pm at the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College.
The Cultural Art Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and its A+ Art Committee created the "Top of the Class" Juried Art Exhibition to provide a forum for local artists to share their talents with the community and bring art to public places to complement public buildings and beautify public spaces.
The juror for the show is Linda Hall, an artist and educator living and working in Tallahassee, where she teaches environmental art at Florida State University. A graduate of FSU with a MFA from the University of North Carolina, she says her main focus is the connection that we as humans have with the natural world.
Awards will be announced at the opening reception and include the Trustmark Bank Best in Show Award ($500), The Livingston Financial Planning Award of Excellence ($250), McCullar and Company Award of Excellence ($250) and The Hidden Lantern Bookstore and Gallery Award of Excellence ($250). The Watercolor UPS Store is also a sponsor. In addition, those attending the opening will be allowed to select a “People’s Choice” award. The "Top of the Class" exhibit runs from April 5th to May 30th and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The opening reception is from 5pm to 7pm on Friday April 5th.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) unveils the 25th Annual ArtsQuest Arts & Music Festival poster image, designed by South Walton artist Justin Lyons. Lyons was voted "Best in Mixed Media" at the 2012 ArtsQuest Festival and has created a poster image that complements the festival's fun-loving atmosphere and quest for art with a quest for heart. The annual event will be held over Mother's Day Weekend, May 10-12, and features activities for the entire family.
"With the popularity of Justin's artwork at last year's festival, we knew he would be a great fit as our poster artist," said Jennifer Steele, executive director of the CAA. "His intuitive and expressive style was what drew us to his work."
Lyons is a self taught contemporary mixed media artist, who credits his introduction into the world of street art as ‘the spark’ that led him to pursue his own form of artistic expression. His mediums include wood, acrylic, house paint, photographs, spray paint, oil stick, epoxy resin and pencil. Through the use of multi-layered paint drippings, pencil scrawling and surface etchings, his work is hand-constructed and narrative, springing from personal introspection. It aims to give the viewers a reference point into a deeper understanding of a particular theme or subject matter, and to then explore on their own as to what they see and feel.
All current members of the Cultural Arts Alliance are invited to present up to 3 pieces artwork, for sale or display, in the Betty & Johnny Main CAA Member Art Tent during ArtsQuest weekend alongside over 100 juried artists. The Festival begins at Friday, May 10 at 4:00pm and runs through Sunday, May 12 at 5:00pm.
If you are interested, and your work is of a caliber to show in a Fine Arts Festival, please read our requirement guidelines in our CAA Member Tent Invitation carefully. There will be a CAA Member’s “Best in Show” that will receive a $100 award. The CAA will accept art in any medium, including jewelry, wood, baskets, fiber, metal, fabric and pottery.
Open the Invitation Letter and Application HERE. Please fill out the application and email, fax, or mail it to our office at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459. Your application must be received in our office by March 29, 2013, FIRM. The first 40 applications, by the order in which they were received, will be accepted.
The CAA is pleased to offer our member artists this wonderful opportunity to display and sell their work. We look forward to receiving your application!