While we are all doing our part and staying home, we know people need art & creativity more than ever.
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair. No place for self-pity. No need for silence. No room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” ~ Toni Morrison
In an effort to continue to foster creativity and opportunities to connect and engage, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) recently issued a call to visual artists in any discipline to submit a maximum of two pieces to be considered for a virtual art exhibition, “From a Distance,” featuring work created by artists while “sheltering in place” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists were asked to submit work created since stay at home orders were issued and to share works that represent their unique perspectives.
The ‘From A Distance’ virtual exhibition will be on display beginning May 8, 2020. Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Many of the pieces are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the CAA’s Emergency Relief Fund for Artists.