Entertainment News Sept. 3

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Call to Artists:  Play That Funky Music

The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their up-coming show, “Play That Funky Music,” in which all entries, in any medium, are to reflect the influence of the artists’ favorite music. Turn in work from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 or 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 8.

A copy of the entry form with details is available at  http://artsdesignsociety.org/ or at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 850-244-1271.

Children’s Nutcracker auditions at NFB

The Northwest Florida Ballet will hold children’s auditions for its 35th annual production of The Nutcracker from 2-3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Sybil Smith Lebherz Center for Dance Education, 310 Perry Ave. SE in Fort Walton Beach. Auditions are open to children ages 9 to 12. Parts being cast include Mice, Party Children, Angels, Bakers, Dutch Children and Cookies.

Dancers should come to the audition in full ballet attire. Girls should wear a one-color leotard with pink tights and slippers. Hair should be in a bun, and no jewelry or distracting accessories should be worn. Boys should wear snug-fitting athletic shirts, and either bike shorts or leggings (or tights if tights are owned) with black ballet slippers.

The audition fee is $55 (non-refundable) and pre-registration is required by Sept. 6 at 664-7787 or rstarnes@nfballet.org.

Community musicians wanted

Emerald Coast Symphonic Pops provides an opportunity for local adult musicians to come together and perform light symphonic classics and popular music for enjoyment. The volunteer organization is geared for community musicians, ages 18 to 98.

Rehearsals for the fall begin from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 8 in the choral room of Shalimar United Methodist Church. For more information, call 651-4308.

Call to Artists: Oktoberfest

The 20th annual Oktoberfest and Arts & Crafts Festival is looking for artists and craftsman interested in selling their work. The event will be held at Winn Dixie Plaza in Bluewater Bay from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27. The festival is sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club. Cost for the two-day event is $100. If interested, call 897-3190 to obtain an application. Deadline to enter is Sept. 11, but most spaces are usually full by Sept. 1.

Call to Artist: Adult Collaborative Artists for Festival of the Arts

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Exhibit component of the 19th annual Festival of the Arts, Oct. 25-26, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

Artwork should be of an artistic caliber associated with a juried fine art show. Artists selected to show in the Adult Collaborative Exhibit can display and sell up to three pieces of artwork. 

Judges will award $10,000 in cash prizes to artists in four categories. 

The competition is open to the first 20 eligible applicants; entry fee is $30 per person. The application deadline is Sept. 25, 2014. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 850-650-2226.

Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

The 38th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Arts & Crafts Show scheduled for Oct. 17, 18 and 19 in Niceville is still accepting applicants. The show is an invitation only show and is open to artists/craftsmen with original works which are the exclusive creations of the exhibitor. 

Prospective participants should submit three clear photos of their work and complete a brief narrative on the pre-application form.  The photos should be representative of the greater part of the work being displayed and must be the original work of the applicant.  Kit works, manufactured, commercial, or import items are not allowed. 

More information and the pre-application form can be downloaded at www.boggybayoumulletfestival.info. Click on the vendor tab and then click on the Arts & Crafts Pre-application form. 

The deadline for consideration has been extended. More than 60,000 visitors attend the three-day outdoor festival which is in its 38th year. For more information, contact Sylvia Niedzwiecki at 107 Drew Court, Niceville, FL or call 850-678-4543.

Call for Entries: Pastel Society

The Pastel Society of North Florida has issued a call for entries, soft pastels only, by Aug. 15 for the National Juried Exhibition to be held Oct. 26-Dec. 6 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. More than $5,000 will be awarded.

For prospectus and link to entry, go to pastelsocietyofnorthflorida.org.

Call to Artists: NWF Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show

The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 31st Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, open to all artists, in any medium. Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach.

Entry fee for adults is $25/up to 5 pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to 5 pieces.

A copy of the entry form with details is available at  http://artsdesignsociety.org. For more information, call 850-582-1329.

Call to Artists: Southeastern Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

The Arts and Design Society is inviting artists across the Southeast to submit works for the 23rd Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, hosted by Northwest Florida State College and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society.

JPEG images are due by midnight Nov. 1 for the Exhibition, which runs from Jan. 12 through Feb. 13. Entry fee is ADSO members/$35, non-members/$40, with a limit of three entries.

Juror for the event is Julie Bowland, professor of Art and director of the Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, in Valdosta, Ga., and winner of many art awards, with her artwork exhibited nationally.

For further information and entry form, visit www.artsdesignsociety.org or call 850-244-1271.

Call to Artists: Destin Library

The Destin Library has issued a call to area artists inviting them to schedule an exhibit at the library. Art exhibits will be showcased in the library’s Calhoun Room, a 1,170 square foot unencumbered area frequented daily by more than 300 library members, visitors and residents.For further details, contact Tina Kaple at tkaple@cityofdestin.com or 850-837-8572.