ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Sept. 16

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

MKAF seeks adult collaborative artists

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Exhibit component of the 20th annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 24-25 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/or sell up to three pieces of artwork.

Collaborative artists are in the running for $600 in cash award prizes.

The competition is open to the first 20 eligible applicants and entry fee is $30 per person for up to three pieces of art. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 24. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 850-650-2226.

Call to Artists: ADSO

The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming art competition, "Urban," open to all artists. Work can be in any medium, with an urban theme. Cash awards. Turn in entries from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 28. Members, 2 pieces/$25; non-members, 2 pieces/$35. For more information, call 850-244-1271, or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.

Call to Artists: Pastel Society

The Pastel Society of North Florida will host a Juried Members' Exhibition Oct. 18 to Dec. 4 at the Northwest Florida State College Goetsch Gallery, Student Services Center, 100 College Blvd. in Niceville. The juror/judge is Cameron Hampton, PSA.

Entries of original pastels must be received by Sept. 4. Digital entries only and submitted on a CD or via email. Notice of acceptance is Sept. 25. Hand-delivered work is due Oct. 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 18 with the awards presentation at 3 p.m.

The entry fee is $25 for PSNF members for up to three entries. You must be a member of the Pastel Society of North Florida to enter. If you wish to join PSNF and obtain a prospectus, visit www.pastelsocietyofnorthflorida.org.

Call for Volunteers

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 20th Annual Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

Various shifts are available, including set up and break down, main entry, artist relief, ArtStop children’s tent and beverage booths. All volunteers are welcome to arrive prior to their assigned shift or after their morning shift to visit the artists and enjoy the festival.

Opportunities are available for students looking to donate their time in exchange for community service hours.

One of the Southeast’s premier festivals, the Festival of the Arts showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists from across the U.S. and Europe who will compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes. Festival features include a food bistro, wine & beer garden, live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle and more. Free shuttle service and convenient on-site parking is also available. Admission is free to MKAF members and children under 12; and $5 for adult/non-members.

For more information or to volunteer, call 376-7391 or email kathy@destinchiropractor.com.

Call to Artists: Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show

The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 32nd Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine arts show Sept. 28-Oct. 3, open to all artists, in any medium.

Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. 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.