Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Announces Call for Adult Collaborative Artists for the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts

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July 20, 2017
DESTIN, FLA. — (July 20, 2017) The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 22nd annual Festival of the Arts (Oct. 28-29, 2017) at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Fla.
One of the unique features of the Festival is the Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases the work of seasoned and emerging adult artists and local student artists competing for the $600 McIlroy Awards given in honor of the late Patricia McIlroy, Destin’s first First Lady and an MKAF advocate and patron.
Artwork should be of an artistic caliber associated with a juried fine art show. Artists in the Adult Collaborative Exhibit can display and/or sell up to three pieces of artwork. 
The competition is open to the first 25 eligible applicants. The entry fee is $30 per person for up to three pieces of art.  Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at or (850) 650-2226.
To make a tax-deductible donation or provide a corporate sponsorship; or for more information about the Festival of the Arts, visit or call (850) 650-2226.
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF), a 501-c-3 not-for-profit charitable arts organization, was founded on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of the late Destin matriarch, Mattie Kelly. MKAF’s mission is Northwest Florida’s champion of cultural arts and arts education for all. Since it formed in 1995, its art programs have reached and inspired more than 300,000 children in over 61 schools, and United Way agencies, children and adults with special needs, and wounded warriors. 

Zandra Wolfgram