The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce it has opened a new Pottery Studio at the Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Classes will begin in Fall with reservations being on a first-come, first-served basis. The gift of pottery equipment several years ago by long-time CAA members and artists Tom and Karen McGee was the catalyst for the idea of the Pottery Studio, which came to fruition through a generous donation from Shawn and Richard Tomasello. “Richard and I are grateful for the opportunity to support our community via the Pottery Studio, said Shawn. “Research [...]
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CALL TO ARTISTS The CAA is calling all artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 32nd Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival scheduled for May 9-10, 2020 in Grand Boulevard Town Center. Artists who apply before September 10, 2019 will receive an early bird jury fee. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oils & Acrylics, Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Wood (including furniture). The submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11PM CST. Application and further details available on Zapplication.
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County has been selected as a charity partner for the 2019 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day races. The CAA joins other benefiting organizations including Anchorage Children’s Home, Girls Inc., The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, and The Foye Belle Foundation. The 30A 10K race is a 501c3 event whose mission is to raise funds for local non-profits as well as promote the spirit of healthy living and thankfulness as we come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The race event, now in its 8th year, has given more than $350,000 to non-profits directly impacting our community. [...]
CALL TO ARTISTS AND VENDORS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all artists and vendors interested in submitting for consideration in the 2019 Flutterby Arts Festival scheduled for October 19 - 20 in the beautiful Watersound Origins community. All submissions will be juried and invitations to participate will be sent out Wednesday, September 18. You will have until Friday, September 27 to accept the invitation to exhibit and pay your booth fee. Those invited artists who apply by July 4 will pay a discounted early-bird booth fee of $125. Those invited artists applying after July 4 will pay a booth fee of [...]
CALL TO ARTISTS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all CAA member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Fall Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for July 16 - Sept. 30, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for July 30 - Oct. 27, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete one. The submission deadline is Monday, June 28 at 11PM CST.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 26 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Summer Rotation, which runs April 23 through July 15, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and April 20 - July 29, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location. The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Gayle Campbell, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Heather Clements, Skip Deems, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Jason Lindblad, Merry Beth Myrick, Rosalyn O’Grady, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Shelly Swanger and Connie Sweetland. [...]
Santa Rosa Beach artists and Cultural Arts Alliance members Joan Vienot and Theresa Grillo Laird recently received the prestigious honor of being awarded two of the four slots in the state as Ambassadors for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Vienot was also selected as an Artist-In-Residence. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival. The event will focus on the natural environment as the area communities recover from [...]
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the return of Creative Kids Camp, a series of week-long visual arts camp sessions designed to give primary, elementary, and middle school-aged children a different daily hands-on experience. Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a different age group served each week. Primary sessions for ages 4-6 run June 10 - 14 and July 15 - 19 from 9am - 12pm. Elementary sessions for ages 7-9 will run June 17 - 21 and July 22 - 26 from 9am - 2pm. Middle school sessions for ages 10-13 will run June 24 - 28 [...]
Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) Member Artists are invited to present up to three pieces of your artwork, for sale or display, in the Betty & Johnny Main CAA Member Art Tent during the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival alongside over 120 juried artists. The Festival begins Saturday, May 11 at 10 AM and runs through Sunday, May 12 at 5 PM. and is being held in Grand Boulevard Town Center. If you are interested, and your work is of a caliber to show in a Fine Arts Festival, please read our requirement guidelines below carefully. There will be a CAA [...]
CALL TO ARTISTS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Summer Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for April 23 - July 15, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for April 30 - July 29, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete one. The submission deadline is Friday, March 29 at 11PM CST.