ArtsQuest 2010 [updated with video]

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  1. Kurt Lischka

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    Schedule of Events



    • Thursday, May 6 | Back to Grayton Beach
    A gathering of friends, old and new, in the place where the spirit of ArtsQuest was born over 20 years ago as the Grayton Beach Fine Arts Festival

    5 - 7pm

    Hibiscus Cafe

    85 DeFuniak Street, Grayton Beach

    Bring a dish to share and your own beverage; non-alcoholic beverages provided.

    Free and open to the public

    Live music!



    • Friday, May 7 | ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival


    4 - 8pm
    Downtown Seaside

    Free and open to the public

    Park & Ride from Publix in WaterColor Crossings



    5 - 7pm

    Preview Night Gala

    Great Southern Cafe in downtown Seaside

    $30 per guest | Purchase tickets online or by calling 850.622.5970
    Experience the opening night of ArtsQuest in celebratory fashion. Enjoy great wine and Chef Jim Shirley's delicious creations, mingle with other art lovers and then stroll through Seaside and get a first chance to purchase the work of 120 fine artists.




    • Saturday, May 8 | ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival


    11am - 8pm

    Downtown Seaside

    Free and open to the public

    Park & Ride from Publix in WaterColor Crossings

    5 minute air-conditioned shuttles from Sunshine Shuttle will run from 10am - 8:30pm.



    • Sunday, May 9 | ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival


    11am - 5pm

    Downtown Seaside

    Free and open to the public

    Park & Ride from Publix in WaterColor Crossings

    5 minute air-conditioned shuttles from Sunshine Shuttle will run from 10:30am - 5:30pm.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

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    22nd Annual Festival to find a new home in Seaside


    The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County announces that the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will have a new home in May 2010. The Festival will move to The Town of Seaside, just two miles down Scenic Hwy. 30-A from Grayton Beach where in 1989, the event was founded and lived for seven years. ArtsQuest then spent seven years in Eden State Park and another seven years in the Village of Baytowne Wharf in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.

    The ArtsQuest committee began searching for a new home for the festival when the future at its current venue in Sandestin became uncertain. Several interested communities, including Seaside were explored, and Seaside emerged as the best venue for the relocation.

    Seaside’s general manager, Pam Avera, explains her enthusiasm behind becoming the new host of this wonderful community festival. “Seaside is privileged to be selected as the new host for this wonderful event, and we welcome it back to 30A,” stated Avera!

    ArtsQuest Chair Nan Ream says she is excited for ArtsQuest to have this opportunity to “return to our roots” along 30-A. “CAA considers this move to have great potential for festival growth,” says Ream. “Seaside welcomes artists and art lovers alike into a community spirit that provides terrific shopping, dining and accommodations along the greatest beaches in the country.”

    “The CAA is extremely grateful to Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort and the Village of Baytowne Wharf for supporting ArtsQuest for seven years and allowing it to flourish,” adds Executive Director Jennifer Steele Saunders. “We are optimistic about the Festival’s move back to Scenic Hwy. 30-A, where it began nearly 22 years ago, and look forward to working with The Merchants of Seaside, the Seaside Community Development Corporation and Cottage Rental Agency, to continue to evolve ArtsQuest and fulfill the CAA’s vision to enrich lives, stimulate economy and strengthen community through the arts.”

    The 22nd Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will continue to be held Mother’s Day weekend each year with the 2010 date set for May 7 – 9. There will be room for over 100 local and national artists, along with four stages of music, theatre performances, KidZone and a Walton County student art exhibit.

    The ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, sponsored in part by the Beaches of South Walton, is the largest of the many events and programs produced by the Cultural Arts Association as part of its mission to support the arts in Walton County through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education.

    For more information about ArtsQuest or the Cultural Arts Association of Walton County, call 850.622.5970.
     
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    Park & Ride to ArtsQuest!

    ArtsQuest Shuttle Schedule

    Friday: 4pm - 8:30pm
    Saturday: 10am - 8:30pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 5:30pm


    Shuttles will make continuous round trips between the parking area at the WaterColor Crossings Publix to downtown Seaside.

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    Sounds fun! How were the artists picked and is this a juried exhibition?
     
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    It's Artsquest week- that means lots of activities leading up to the best Mother's Day weekend tradition in Walton County- now in the 22nd year! Show your love for the arts and make Artsquest part of your Mother's Day weekend plan~

    Walton County Art students will be participating in the Student Art Exhibit- please support these the arts in our local schools and see their work. Participating schools are Bay, Maude Saunders, Mossy Head, and Butler Elementariy schools, Seaside School, South Walton High School, and South Walton Montessori Academy.

    You can also be a part of this wonderful arts tradition by volunteering at the event- call 850-622-6970 if you would like to participate!

     
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    Hi Dylan,

    Yes, ArtsQuest is a juried exhibition. Over 200 artists applied, and only 120 were juried into the show. There are $10,000 in cash awards that are decided by our distinguished judges: Deirdre Alexander, Art Instructor at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, David Houston, Chief Curator and Co-Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and Mark Johnson, Director of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

    It's going to be a great weekend! Hope you come out to enjoy!
     
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    Benefit Drawing

    The CAA is having a benefit drawing during ArtsQuest. Here is a list of the wonderful items you could win!

    Tickets are only $5 each, three for $10 or ten for $20!


    PRIZES

    Enjoy three nights in your own Seaside, Florida vacation home, $1,545 value

    Leather and pearl necklace and earrings by La Vie Est Belle | $500.00 value

    Cara Roy ?Melon Daze? Watercolor Original | $350 value

    $250 Grand Boulevard Shopping Card

    2010 Artist of the Year Michael Granberry limited edition print | $100 value

    Seaside Repertory Theatre Season Ticket Packages (2) with a Rep Wrap Blanket and Rep T-shirt | $325 value

    Four tickets to the 30A Songwriters Festival, January 14-16, 2011 $200.00 value

    Four admissions to the Designer Showhouse for the Arts, May 29 ? July 4, 2010 | $80.00 value


    ArtsQuest Artist Prizes

    Rock Hard Designs signature work ?Burning Water? custom-designed 14kt yellow god dangle earrings | $1025.00 value, Booth #73

    James Richardson 8 x 10 photograph | $30 value, Booth #30

    Yoram Gal original, Booth #90

    Ralph Thomas wood original, Booth #59

    Richard Kausalik Ceremonial raku jar, Booth #45

    Zee Galliano pair of earrings | $75 value, Booth #17

    Joanna Ellington?s ?Flowers in the Sand? Watercolor | $200 value, Booth #55

    BEBO Sea Turtle | $65 value, Booth #67

    Stephanie Wheeler framed 5 x 7 floral painting | $325 value, Booth #84

    Alan Lin 20 x 20 abstract oil, Booth #15

    Skip White Sterling Silver Pearl Ring | $145 value, Booth #77

    Sherrie Venghaus Seahorse Sculpture | $125 value, Booth #111

    Ann Wallin Footed Jar & Lid, Booth #20

    Babara Gurry Rowell ?Colorful Darkness? 12 x 12 | $125 value, Booth #36

    America Jones Handcut steel watercross | $65 value, Booth #39

    Mary Kay Samouce (Adorn) Vintage inspired necklace | $210 value, Booth #66

    Linda Sasse 11 x 14 Acrylic ?Saturday Afternoon? | $200 value, Booth #49

    David E. Rowell 5 x 7 black & white | $45 value, Booth #38

    Linda Kernick 16 x 20 mixed media ?Crab Souffle? | $225 value, Booth #68

    Jamie Babula 16 x 29 painting | $130 value, Booth #74

    Jeana Houndsome hand carved acrylic wrist cuff bracelet | $43 value, Booth #31

    Allison Wickey 2 piece landscape on wood, 10" x 14" | $200 value, Booth #57

    Joseph Harper original photograph, Booth #105

    Benefit drawing tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Arts Association office in Blue Mountain Beach, La Vie Est Belle in downtown Seaside and at The Art of Simple in Seaside?s Ruskin Place.

    They will also be sold throughout ArtsQuest weekend. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 9th at 4:00pm at the Amphitheater Stage. Need not be present to win.
     
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    Very excited! Actually picked up a Walton Sun this week so I read the program last night! Sounds like some very talented and creative folks will be there!
     
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    Looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend!!!!
     
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    ArtsQuest Volunteers

    ArtsQuest still needs some volunteers to help throughout the weekend. Please contact the CAA office at 622-5970 or culturalarts@embarqmail.com if you can volunteer some time! :clap:
     
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    Thank you Jennifer, CAA, and Seaside for all your hard work - ArtsQuest is a premiere SoWal event and is always fun!

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    1) Seaside is OPEN for business throughout ArtsQuest, including on Thursday & Friday, prior to the event. Central Square will be closed to thru traffic for artist load-in; however, there is ample parking on Quincy Circle, Smolian Circle and 30A. We invite guests to come out and take a sneak peek at the artwork prior to the festival opening on Friday at 4PM, as well as enjoy all of the fine shopping and dining options Seaside has to offer!

    2) Parking during ArtsQuest is available at the Publix at WaterColor Crossings and shuttles will be running continuously during the following schedules:
    a) Friday: 4-8:30PM
    b) Saturday: 10AM-8:30PM
    c) Sunday: 10:30AM-5:30PM
     
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    Woo-hoo! Artsquest time! :wub:
     
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    Just at Seaside, and Artsquest is starting to wake up....the tents are starting to come alive....Farmer's Market is the cherry on top!:clap:

    Don't forget the Student Art Exhibit in Cinderella Circle (by the Shrimp Shack). Students from Bay, Butler, Maude Saunders, Mossy Head, Seaside, South Walton Montessori, and South Walton HS have artwork displayed in 2 tents.

    "Miss Art", Constance Rogers, art teacher at Butler, will be running the KidZone area by Deja Vu and Taco Bar- an art-a-palooza for kids!

    I :wub: this Mother's Day weekend tradition!
     
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    Great time today! Kelsey Johnson was amazing!
     
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    One of Seaside's and CAA's finest days. Tomorrow might be even better.
     
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    It was (and still is, I guess) the perfect day for an outdoor event in Seaside.

    We took the shuttle from Publix, not to add to parking woes in Seaside itself. The shuttle was dynamite! Driver and AQ volunteer were cheery and helpful, and the dropoff was right on the spot, just beside the cottage rental agency. Plenty of shuttles running, too - no wait at either end.

    The event itself was more compactly laid out than when it was in Baytown, which made it really easy to get around to all the artist's booths.

    And the work itself, as always, was well worth seeing.

    Kudos to all involved, hope you have a long run in Seaside!
     
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    Yes - today was even better - perfect weather!
     
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    To watch in larger version click video to go to Youtube page. You may then also choose HD in menu at bottom player controls.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3V-aIJlDyQ"]YouTube- ArtsQuest 2010 at Seaside, Florida[/ame]
     

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