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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Call to Artists - Updated April 18, 2018

"Sangria" - Robin Wiesneth

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Arts and Design Society’s “Inside and Out” (3-D) Show. ADSO’s upcoming show is open to all interested artists. All work, the theme of which is open to the artist’s interpretation, must be three-dimensional. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, April 28, and Monday, April 30. Copy of entry form with details available at Call 850-244-1271 for more info.

Ninth Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) Okaloosa County School Poster Contest. Theme is “Summer Fun,” and can be anything created on paper with markers, pencils, paint, pastels, charcoal or crayons. First, second and third place winners for elementary, middle and high school categories. Gift cards will be awarded, and the first place winners’ artwork will be posted in the OAA newsletter and on the OAA website. 

The contest is open to all Okaloosa County students. Entries can be submitted by schools or individual students. Deadline for submissions is April 26. One entry per student, please. Posters should be on standard size (8 ½ x 11) paper and should include the artist’s name, grade and school.

Mail entries to:

Okaloosa Arts Alliance Poster Contest

P.O. Box 4426

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549 

Posters may also be dropped off at the Young Philosophers Society in the Santa Rosa Mall, where all entries will be displayed during a reception and announcement of the winners April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. 

For more info, email

Special Call to Artists and Friends of Destin Librarian Jurate Burns. On Tuesday, May 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Destin Library is hosting a retirement ceremony for longtime honcho Jurate Burns, who has brought so much not only to the Destin community, but to the art community as well.

During her tenure at the library, Ms. Burns has created a gallery and hosted art shows for many artists, bringing art and the community together. Under her aegis, the library itself, built during Burns’ tenure, has featured art in an outstanding setting, notably the murals in the Children’s Reading Room. 

Kim Heartsong, who will be displaying her art in the Destin Library during May, is urging all who have had the opportunity to display their art in the library’s gallery, as well as those who have enjoyed that art, to attend the retirement ceremony to honor Ms. Burns for her outstanding achievements.