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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Call to Artists - Updated 9.10.14


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Arts and Design Society’s “Inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat” open to any medium as long as the entries reflect the influence of Basquiat. Turn-in dates are Saturday, Oct. 4, 1-4 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Entry form at Call (850) 244-1271 for more info.

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival Poster Designs for the June 2015 Diamond Celebration of the Fort Walton Beach tradition. Open to original or digital art. Design should be 11 inches wide by 14 inches high and incorporate the words “60th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival,” “Fort Walton Beach, FL” and “No Mercy” (the Capt. Billy LX theme). Deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Call Eppi at (850) 244-8191 for additional info.

Destin Library Invites Area Artists to schedule exhibits in the library’s Calhoun Room, a 1,170-square-foot area frequented daily by members and visitors. For more details, call Tina at (850) 837-8572 or email

Downtown Art Walk in Fort Walton Beach to be held Sept. 19. Artists and vendors are encouraged to apply at

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 19th Annual Festival of the Arts Adult Collaborative Exhibit to be held Oct. 25 and 26 at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Application fee is $30; deadline is Sept. 25. Call Deb at (850) 650-2226 for more info.

The 31st Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, to be held at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex in Fort Walton Beach. Open to all artists in any media. Turn-in dates are Friday, Sept. 26, noon-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-noon. Entry fee is $25 for adults (up to five pieces) and $2 per piece for high school and middle school students (up to five pieces). Entry form at Call (850) 582-1329 for more info.

The 23rd Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, hosted by Northwest Florida State College and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society. JPEG images due by midnight, Nov. 1. The exhibition runs Jan. 12-Feb. 13, 2015. Entry fee is $40 ($35 for ADSO members, limit of three entries). Juror is Julie Bowland, Professor of Art and Director of the Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery. Entry form at Call (850) 244-1271 for more info.