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Arts and Design Society’s (ADSO) “Small” Show

Open to all interested artists in the following dimensions—2D, 8-inch-by-8-inch; 3D, 8-inch-by-8-inch-by-8-inch. Cash awards. Turn in work Friday, Feb. 1, noon-4 PM, and Monday, Feb. 4, 9 AM-noon. Get a copy of the entry form at or call 850-244-1271.

ADSO’s 60th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition

Open to all artists 18 and older. Cash awards. Entry fee (for two entries) is $35 ($25 for ADSO members)—additional entries may be made for $5, with a limit of three total entries. Registration is at the Atrium of the Meridian at Westwood, located at 1001 Mar Walt Drive in Fort Walton Beach, Thursday, Feb. 14, 9 AM-noon. The exhibition runs Feb. 15-17, with reception and silent auction Sunday, Feb. 17, 2-4 PM. For more info and registration form, visit or call Hanna at 850-582-1329.

Emerald Coast Science Center’s 30th Anniversary

Seeking contributions from local artists for silent auction and more. Theme is “what science means to me” and/or “what you see when you think of the word science.” Contact Kate at or call 850-664-1261.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest, happening May 11 and 12 in South Walton. Artists who apply before Jan. 31 will receive an early bird jury and booth rate fee. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oils and Acrylics, Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Wood (including furniture). 

The final application deadline is March 8. Jurying is by art industry professionals. Previous year award winners from the 2018 ArtsQuest show do not need to submit jury fees and will be automatically admitted into the 2019 ArtsQuest show should they meet the application deadline.

Call the CAA office at 850-622-5970 for details, and apply to the event at

Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute 12th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Submission deadline is 5 PM, March 12. First, second and third place photos will win cash prizes–$250, $150 and $100 respectively. These photos, along with the additional honorable mentions, will comprise the 2020 Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute Calendar.  

All submitted photos must have been taken in the Northwest Florida region within the last two years, and photo subjects must encompass the natural heritage of the Northwest Florida region.

Email for a full list of submission guidelines, contest rules and entry requirements.  No purchase or payment is necessary to enter.  

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