Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts – Call for Artists for 2019 Juried Art Exhibition

!Summer Regional Show
Open to members and non-members alike!  Download the entry guidelines and application form HERE.

  • Drop off:  April 30, May 1.
  • This is a JURIED show: This means that we will have a panel of jurists to decide which pieces are allowed into the show.  Not all pieces may be accepted into the show; application fee is non-refundable.
  • Best in Show Prize:  $500; other cash prizes awarded to place winners in 2D, 3D and Photography
  • Show judge: Alyson Vuley, Educational Programs Manager,  Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
  • Pick up dates: June 14 – 15.
  • Fee: $35 for up to three pieces.
(pictured above — the BEST Elementary School Art Teachers the closing reception for our Elementary School Show)

Opening Tuesday
Walton County Middle School Show 

The Middle School Student Show Reception is Thursday, March 21 at 6 – 7:30.  That is also the closing date for this show.  Our Gift Gallery is open year-round.  Pick up a class list while you’re here!

Congratulations to the students whose works were chosen to hang in our gallery – what an honor!

Don’t miss the best shows by the best students in the state!

Gallery hours:

Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm

Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!

Summer ART Camp registration is open!!
In June and July 2019, we offer four weeks of mixed media camps; plus one week of clay camp.Mixed Media Camps will be age-appropriate for ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12. These camps will offer a wide range of exposure to different mediums.  Our focus this year will be on Space; we are creating a Galaxy Gallery that will be in progress through all camps and open to the public.  The kids will create projects that they will bring home but also work together as a group to create community artwork for the gallery.  Our Camp Instructors are all experienced art teachers.  These camps will feature  projects that will expand your child’s artistic abilities! Each camp will offer different projects.We also offer CLAY CAMP.  Both hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces will be created in clay.ALL Camps are $135 per week for members; $145 per week for non-members.  Pay for your camp first  After we receive your payment we will email you a Google Form to fill out on-line to complete your registration.Please follow the instructions specific to each camp to pay for your camp(s):MIXED MEDIA WEEK ONE: June 10 – 15 
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Pay by emailing Donna Coffman

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 2: June 24 – 28
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Grace and Rebecca McCartt.  Please pay HERE

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 3: July 8 – 12 
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Grace and Rebecca McCartt.  Please pay HERE.

MIXED MEDIA WEEK 4: July 22 – 26 
Ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12
taught by Donna Coffman and Donna Guntharp.  Pay by emailing Donna Coffman

CLAY CAMP: June 17 – 21 
Ages 9 – 14. 
taught by Rebecca Braswell.  Pay by emailing Rebecca Braswell

Three creative workshops (so far!) on the schedule for March:

Collage Class with Susan Pelham:
Saturday, March 9 @ 1 – 3 pm. Create a collage with the expert help of Susan Pelham. Bring regular scissors and fingernail scissors, magazines with thick paper like National Geographic, Architectural Digest, etc., also a brayer if you have one. Fee: $40 for members; $45 for non-members, includes all other supplies.

Beading After Dark:
Saturday, March 23 at 7 – 10 pm.  Come out for a wonderful relaxing time at the end of your week! You will create and make your own bracelet bundle (3 bracelets). We will have a cozy, soothing and creative atmosphere all to ourselves! During this event you can BYOB (yay)! Also bring your own dinner or a snack to share on the snack table! We will have music playing and candles burning! A great evening for a girls’ night out and to come out to meet new friends! Seating will be limited, so you must register in advance for this event.  Cost: $25 for members; $30 for non-members. All supplies included.

Acrylic Painting with Sarah Smith:  Country Church
Saturday, March 23 from 11 – 1. Bring your lunch or a snack! Instructor: Sarah Smith.  Please register at least 48 hours in advance.  Learn basic acrylic painting techniques, blending and shading and create a beautiful country scene. $32 for members: $37 for non-members. All supplies included.

If you really don’t want to miss announcements about our classes, workshops and other events, join our MeetUp group for emailed reminders for each event and class. Convenient and free!

50+ Classes and Events this month!!
We are continually adding classes through the month for both adults and children.  Be sure to tune into our Facebook page or check out our website for up-to-date class listings.We have both weekly/on-going classes in visual arts, knitting and writing, free creative gatherings, Second Saturday Open Mic Night and so much more!  Also once-and-done type workshops for adults and kids.Check us out!!

Techniques and Traditions

Fiber Show
August 7 – October 22

This is a juried show. This means that works must be submitted ahead of time via email/photos to our jurists who will decide which pieces are accepted into this show. Not all works may be accepted into the show. Entry fee is non-refundable.

Accepting submissions April 1 – June 15, 2019.
Notification of accepted works will be emailed the week of July 1
Drop off accepted works – August 1 – 3.
Show opens August 7 and closes October 22.
Reception: Thursday, September 12 @ 6 – 7:30 pm.
Pick up – October 23 – 24.

TO APPLY Please pay HERE and also email Maria Ramos for the submissions guidelines.

FEE: $30 for three entries MWCA guild members, $35 for three entries non-guild members Eligibility: Any artist. Works must be made of fiber or using a fiber technique.

Our ARTS e-newsletter is published the 15th and the 30th of every month.

Good to know:   if Walton County Schools are closed due to snow or ice, we will be closed as well. You can also check in to our FB page for updated info.

on the website  …

* Handy calendar of events and classes —> here
* Class descriptions for adults and kids, free creative gatherings, workshops, reader & writers events and more —> here

Volunteer Orientation
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday,  March 9 at 1pm.  Volunteers are needed to act as assistants in our special needs classes.  Please email Shay Youngblood, our coordinator for these classes, if you would like to be placed on our volunteer list to contact when our special needs classes are scheduled.

Call for Entries 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Middle School Show.  Reception and pick up your works March 21 at 6 – 7:30

See our list of Art Guild Members
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to And be sure to renew your membership annually when we send your reminder out.  If you do not renew, your information will be removed from our listing of Guild members.)

Support the local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes!  Join us today!  Click HERE.

We can host your private party!  From a child’s birthday party to a girls’ night out or bridal or baby shower … if you want to add some sparkle and artistic shine to your party – check this out!

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   We are seeking sponsors for 2019.  See them here.

Also check out our friends at Walton Writers and On Stage Walton who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!

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