Monroe Walton Center for the Arts – opportunities to discover your inner artist

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts 
Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 
Pre-show jurying process now online for our Regional Juried Show in AugustWe have changed our pre-show jury process from being a drop-off to being ONLINE …
Our Juried Regional Show is an open call to all artists – members and non-members alike. A juried art show is one at which prospective artists will submit their works for review by a panel of jurors. 

SHOW FEE: $35 for up to three works. Only one application per artist is allowed.

Show judge: Tatiana Veneruso, Education Curator of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

SHOW DATES: Opens: August 25 | Closes: Oct 22

ONLINE submissions for pre-show jurying process due no later than 11:59 pm Saturday, Aug 15 . You can submit anytime between now and August 15 – – see the “PROCEDURE TO ENTER” below.

Read and follow ALL guidelines found HERE
Pay your fee HERE 
After we receive your fee we will email you an online Google Form for you to fill out (include one to three photos per piece) and email back. We must receive BOTH your fee and application by August 15.
Works accepted into the show must be dropped off Friday/Saturday, August 21-22 (11 am – 5 pm)
Please note that the jurors may choose as appropriate for this show anywhere from zero to all three of the works you submit. The fee is non-refundable.

Cash awards are offered in first, second and third place in four categories:
2D (this encompasses “flat works” – paintings, mixed media, collage etc. – works that can only be viewed from one side
photographyfiber (includes works made from fiber: woven works, quilts, knitted and other traditional works; also works made from a non-traditional material but using a fiber technique)
3D (works that can be viewed from all sides – sculpture, pottery, etc.).
Best in Show prize: $300.

All the details can be found HERE
Art-full Tuesdays coming in September!A full afternoon of art on Tuesdays (with a possible overflow day if Tuesdays get full) for ages 4 years old – high school.  

If you find yourself needing some art experiences for your children, starting Tuesday, September 8, we will offer art classes (approx 45-50 minutes long), starting at noon.  Kids will be segmented by age, of course.  

Our teachers are second-to-none!  Your child will love our art classes – includes general art and possibly pottery on a different day.

We are hammering out the details now.

Our usual ART ASAP (After School Arts Program) also starts in September – Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening.  

***Please email Donna to express your interest.  Space is limited.***
Adult and older teen Classes for July/August
Details for Adult classes can also be found HERE on our website.  Teens 16+ are welcome in most of our Adult Classes.  Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.KNITTING: First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

DRAWING: Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY: Saturdays from 10 – noon

POTTERY: Wednesdays from 6 – 8:30 pm and Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am
Register by emailing Rebecca ~~ Friday morning class opening soon!

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!): Friday, August 21 at 7 pm –
Email Donna for more information – this month’s painting is shown above. This painting is very expressive and uses many different mark-making techniques!! 
Kids’ Classes

Details for Kids’ classes can also be found HERE on our website.  
Email the teacher to register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.Pottery: ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

Paint and Pizza: ages 6+ — Saturday, August 1 from noon – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  this month’s painting is shown above – Colorful Cactus!

Art Lab: ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 — Saturday, August 22 from 10 – noon
Email Donna
Online Volunteer Survey
SURVEY can be found HEREAs our area’s only non-profit community arts center, we depend on volunteers to help us in BIG ways to fulfill our two-fold mission of: 
1) creating a thriving arts community through education, outreach and opportunities to ensure all people in Walton County have access to the many benefits of the arts 
2)  supporting the vital work of local artists and ​crafts people in Walton County, creating a beautiful and vibrant community.

Volunteers are much needed and very appreciated!  If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you know how crucial your contribution is. We love our volunteers!

We are seeking to build our committees that support our on-going goals.  If you are interested in helping us (or continuing to help us) with the important work of sharing the beauty and healing nature of art, please consider filling out the survey and returning it to us.  We will funnel your survey, reflecting your interests, to the appropriate committee(s).

Volunteers come in at their convenience.  We will do our best to match you to duties that use your talents & interests, gives your purpose & joy and will introduce you to new friends!

Please take a look and consider filling out this SUPER SHORT (four questions!) interest survey.  This does not commit you to anything but will give you a chance to learn about ways you can help.  And you can choose, of course, when you are ready to get involved.

THANK YOU so much. Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors! In times like these, we have extra-special reasons to be grateful to our business sponsors.  

These businesses appreciate the good we are doing in our community and have said an enthusiastic “YES!” to our 2020 Business Sponsor Campaign with tax-deductible donations.  Please support these businesses and thank them for their sponsorship.

BIG THANKS, also, to the City of Monroe for the thousands of ways they help and support us.   

Your business can also become aligned with our positive message of the beauty and healing nature of art and our mission of bringing ART FOR ALL!  Learn more HERE.
Check out our website  … and calendar Shop 45 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, August 1 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!

Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

*** Call for Entries – Regional Juried Show and Christmas Gift Show ***
Support 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!
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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