The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County is calling artists who are current members of the CAA to submit ONE piece of art for our Special Exhibit, Up for Interpretation Abstract Exhibition, beginning 4/18/23 and going through 6/12/23.  It should showcase what you feel represents the best of your work.
This call is open to CAA members only. If you are not yet a member, click here to join.

The submitted piece(s) must be original, showcase the best of your work, can be aged or fresh, but must not have been displayed in any exhibition, and may utilize a variety of mediums. 2D work must be dry and ready to hang with wire attached for hanging.
CRITERIA:  If submissions do not meet the following criteria, they will not be accepted and considered for the show.
   1.  All exhibited work must be original. No print reproductions accepted.
   2.  Artwork must be appropriate to the general public and family-friendly.
   3.  2D & 3D Paintings: Dimensions (Width + Height) may not exceed 72" including frames.   (i.e. 36" + 36" = 72", the maximum size                            including the frame)
    4.  Unframed gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable only if it is at least 1.5 inches deep and the sides are completely painted.  
    5.  Paintings must be properly mounted with D Rings and wired. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.
    6.  Selling your piece is not mandatory; however if the piece is for sale, the artist agrees to a 60% Artist / 40% CAA split.  
7.  If your painting sells, you are encouraged to bring a replacement.

Call to artists: 3/6//2023 - 4/3/2023 -
Artist Instruction Letter: 4/10/2023                                                                                                                                                                            Art delivery to Foster Gallery: 4/18/2023
Show opens: 4/18/2023
Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Show ends: 6/12/2023
Mandatory Art pick-up: 6/12/2023, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Submissions will be accepted ONLY THROUGH SUBMITTABLE.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will be held in Miramar Beach, FL in Grand Boulevard's Town Center on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th. The hours of the festival are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. We expect a turnout of about 5,000 people throughout both days. 

Vendors must be loaded into their space and ready for service at least 30 minutes before the festival is open and must remain open for business the entirety of festival hours each day. The festival is closed to vehicle traffic and so any food trucks must stay in place throughout the festival once it is loaded-in. We will have overnight security on Saturday night.

We will be providing a generator that you must use to plug into if your generator is loud. We have artist booths near the food location and would like to keep noise at a minimum.
The fee to participate starts at $250 depending on size of space and payment will be required by May 5th, 2023.

To apply, please fill out the form below. If selected, we will be in contact by April 14th. For any questions, please reach out to Allie:

As a current member of the Cultural Arts Alliance, you are invited to present up to three pieces of your artwork, for sale or display, in the Betty & Johnny Main CAA Member Art Tent during the 35th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival alongside over 120 juried artists. The Festival begins Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. and is being held in Grand Boulevard Town Center.

If you are interested, and your work is of a caliber to show in a Fine Arts Festival, please read our requirement guidelines below carefully. There will be a CAA Members "Best in Show” winner who will receive a $100 award.

The CAA will accept original art in any medium, including paintings, photography, glass art, wood, baskets, fiber, fabric art, metal art, and pottery.

The first 40 applicants in the order in which they were received will be accepted.

Requirement Guidelines:

1. In order to exhibit, you must be a current CAA Member.

2. To be an exhibiting member artist, you are required to volunteer four hours during the show. Volunteers are not guaranteed to be stationed at the Member Tent and could be assigned to help out in other capacities of ArtsQuest.

3. No prints or Giclée prints of Paintings or Watercolors. Gallery Wrap paintings not framed must have 1.5 inch sides.  Photography printed on Gallery Wrap Canvas with 1.5 inch sides is acceptable as well as printed, matted, and framed photography. One of a kind original.

4. Limit is 3 pieces per artist, with a maximum size of 30” X 40,” which includes the frame.  Width + Height cannot exceed 70".  This includes Photography. More art may be accepted if space permits. You may bring five pieces of art if small, handmade pieces of Marble, Glass Art, Wood, Baskets, Metal Art, Fiber, Fabric Art and Pottery which will be displayed on a table or stand.

5. Artwork is to be delivered to the Member Tent in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on FRIDAY, May 12th, between Noon and 3:00 p.m. All pieces to be hung MUST arrive ready for hanging with appropriate frame, hardware and wire attached. ”D” Rings preferred. Saw-teeth hooks are not permitted. 

6. IDENTIFICATION is required on each piece. We suggest a business card or index card be attached to the right lower back and front bottom right, including Name of Artist, Title, Medium, Size and Price, including sales tax. Artists are responsible for reporting their sales tax (7%).

7. NOTE: CAA is not responsible for selling items that are not clearly priced.

8. This show is limited to "fine art” categories only. Crafts and food items will not be accepted.

9. Artists are responsible for monitoring weather and picking up their art in case of inclement weather.

10. All artwork must be picked up Sunday, May 14th between 5 and 6 p.m

CAA is pleased to offer our members this wonderful opportunity to display and sell their work as a membership benefit valued at $110. We look forward to receiving your application! The submission deadline is Monday, April 17, 2023.

Allie Anderson
Event Director
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County

Donnelle Clark
Member Artist Tent Chair
2023 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County's teacher grant program provides semi-annual funding for arts projects and programs in the classroom.

The purpose of the grant program is to enhance the visual, literary, and performing arts experiences of all Walton County school children (Pre K - 12th grade) in public, private 501(c)3 not-for-profit schools, and home school groups.

Approved applicants can receive a maximum award of $1,000 up to two times per year.
Grant application deadlines are November 15th for a January - May grant period and May 15th for an August  - December grant period.

Grantees must provide a summary report prior to applying for subsequent grants. Summary report forms are available here.

Lee Greene

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County seeks emerging and established visual artists for its Public Artist Directory.

Selected applicants are eligible for inclusion on the CAA's Art in Public Spaces web page. This database will be shared for participation in various Walton County projects, and artists may be contracted to design, fabricate, and install public art. Artwork sites may include properties such as local businesses, libraries, recreation centers, parks, sidewalks, and more.

Artists will be selected for the database based on history of past work, community engagement, and ability to collaborate with the CAA employees and project liaisons. A selection panel will convene to screen all eligible applications.

For questions, contact Courtney Malone at


  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume or C/V
  • Artist Bio
  • Minimum Three (3) Examples of Previous Projects
  • Work Description: image, title, media, date, dimensions, location (if site-specific), materials, project budget, commissioning entity
  • Three (3) References

Scholarships are available to outgoing high school seniors, current college students of Walton County, or past graduates of Walton County public, private and home schools who have declared or intend to declare a major in the visual, literary or performing arts at the undergraduate level. There is no deadline to apply, and applications will be reviewed by committee quarterly. The Susan Foster Scholarship, Karen Kolenberg Scholarship and Sheila Goode Scholarship are available.

  • Application must be completed in full and received by published deadline.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Walton County at the time of application.
  • Applicant must have declared or intend to declare a major in the arts.
  • Awards will not exceed $2,000 per year per applicant.
  • Funds will be distributed directly to the award winner’s college or university.
  • Applicants may apply once per calendar year even if an award has been received previously.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact Lee Greene at

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (FL)