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Meowsterpieces
Art Show and Competition

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Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) is pleased to announce our first-ever Meowsterpieces Art Show and Competition. 

The show’s theme is feline, a celebration of all things cats, from their beauty and agility to their independence and playfulness. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” 

There will be two judging methods:

  • The People’s Choice

    • An online pay-to-vote system will determine People’s Choice winners.

    • $1 = 1 vote.

  • The Guest Juror

    • We are honored to have J. Wren Supak as a juror.

    • Supak is the Director & Curator of Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College. 

Submitted art will be auctioned after the exhibition, with proceeds benefiting SOCKS.

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Eligibility & Fee

All art styles are accepted, but the work must be the artists’ own. The entry fee is a nonrefundable $25 for up to three pieces. The limit is three works per artist. The entry fee supports the reception, artist awards and the SOCKS shelter.

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Display

Works will be displayed from September 3, 2024 – September 21, 2024 in the SOCKS event building, followed by an awards presentation and reception on September 21 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. 

Styles

We invite all art styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, design, craft, video, sound art, kinetic art, and performance. There are three age categories: child (ages 12 and younger), teen (ages 13-17) and adult (18 and older).

Standards

Artworks must be ready for installation. For 2-D objects, please wire the back of the artwork. The artist must assemble any piece requiring assembly by appointment.

Important Dates

  • Entry and Artwork Delivery Deadline: August 23

  • Email to artists confirming entry: August 26

  • Exhibition: September 3 – September 21

  • People’s Choice Voting: September 3 – September 20 

  • Awards Presentation and Reception: from 2:00 – 3:30 PM September 21

  • Auction: September 21 – September 30

Terms and Liabilities

SOCKS, its officers, employees, directors, members or volunteers will not be liable for damages during shipping. The entry fee may be paid online via credit card, or by check. The entry fee is nonrefundable. Images of selected works may be used for marketing. Submission of an entry to the Meowsterpieces show and competition signifies agreement with these conditions.

Awards

Trophies will be awarded to first, second, and third-place finishers in each age category and judging method. So there will be nine winners determined by our guest juror, and nine winners in People’s Choice. The same work may win in both judging methods.

Delivery

Artworks must be delivered no later than August 23. Local artists may hand-deliver their work by appointment. All pieces should be shipped/delivered to: 

  • Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) 
    498 Carmel DriveFort Walton Beach, FL  32547

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