The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 26th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival happening May 9-11, 2014 in South Walton, FL in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin along Northwest Florida’s beaches.
Grand Boulevard is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center and, in addition to hosting ArtsQuest, is also home to large-scale events such as South Walton Fashion Week and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Hwy. 98 Corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets, including Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola and Tallahassee.
Highlights of the Festival include:
· $10,000 cash in artist awards
· 7,000 quality art buyers
· Children’s activities in “ImagiNation”
· Continuous live music on multiple stages in various genres
· Food vendors & full cash bar, along with existing restaurants & shops in Grand Boulevard
With the support of the Tourist Development Council, Visit South Walton, there is a comprehensive marketing campaign for ArtsQuest, including radio (Southeastern markets), social media, postcards, posters, web ads and regional and national print media (Atlanta Magazine, Garden & Gun, Nashville Lifestyles, Southbound & more).
"Top of the Class" Juried Show
“Top of the Class” is a juried art exhibition presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County in partnership with Northwest Florida State College. This exhibition is part of the continuing effort of the A+Art Committee, whose mission is to showcase the work of CAA member artists and to enhance the public spaces of the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College. The exhibition will be displayed at the South Walton Center of NWFSC, at 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, from April 4 until May 30, 2014.
For show details please visit the CAA artist call page.
“Outdoor Magic – A Plein Air Show”
Sponsored by the A+Art Committee of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) A+ Art Committee in partnership with Northwest Florida State College announces the fine art exhibit “Outdoor Magic” – A Plein Air Show.” This show will be on display through March 14th at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus.
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” features the artwork of 16 professional artist members of the Cultural Arts Alliance. Artists exhibiting are: Charlotte Arnold, Helen Balance, Jan Bennicoff, Melody Bogle, Judy Dewar, Dale Gauvin, Rebecca Hart, Celeste Pappas Jones, Linda Kernick, Joey McKenna, Lynette Meisen, Ed Nickerson, Roslyn O’Grady, Patti Overholt, Rebecca Perrott, and Joan Vienot.
The exhibit runs from January 24 to March 14 at the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 during normal business hours.
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.