MKAF seeking artists for Festival of the Arts

Special to GateHouse Media Florida
Ora Wolfgram was named the Collaborative Best in Show artist for last year's Festival of the Arts. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

DESTIN — The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 24th annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled for Oct. 26-27 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

One of the unique features of the festival is the Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases the work of seasoned and emerging adult artists and local student artists competing for the $700 McIlroy Awards given in honor of the late Patricia McIlroy, Destin’s first First Lady and an MKAF advocate and patron.

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

The competition is open to the first 25 eligible applicants. The entry fee is $30 per person for up to three pieces of art. The application deadline is Sept. 15. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at deb@mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or 850-650-2226. Student applications will be handled through middle and high school art teachers.

To make a tax-deductible donation or provide a corporate sponsorship, contact Marcia Hull at marcia@mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. For more information about the 24th annual Festival of the Arts, visit MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 850-650-2226.