Artist of the Year

South Walton Artist of the Year Community Arts Program Managed by the Walton County TDC / Visit South Walton

South Walton Artist of the Year Applications

Applications for the 2018 Artist of the Year can be submitted between Monday, July 24, 2017 and Friday, August 25, 2017.

Applications must be submitted with all required materials no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2017. 

To learn more about the Artist of the Year program, contact Christine Packer at (850) 585-6292.

Download the 2018 Artist of the Year Application and Instructions
 


Now entering its 16th year in 2018, this outstanding community program showcases a collection of local artists representing a wide range of mediums. Through this program, the Walton County TDC promotes the destination's thriving arts community while placing the spotlight on one talented artist.

Each artist recognized with the designation is commissioned to create one piece of special artwork for Walton County. These artworks can be found hanging in the South Walton Annex, the Visit South Walton Visitor Center and Conference Room, and other public places across Walton County. 

"The Artist of the Year program has many benefits to the winning artist. One of the outstanding benefits is that you have a great team that promotes the art and artist way beyond the boundaries of Walton County.  Opportunities are created throughout the year that promotes your art in a much, much broader spectrum than one would normally be exposed to.  It's a win-win situation."  — Michael McCarty, 2009 Artist of the Year.


South Walton Artist of the Year Information

Marisol Gullo 
2017 South Walton Artist of the Year

Marisol Gullo is the 15th Annual recipient for the community recognition program that helps to promote the outstanding arts culture of Walton County on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. An accomplished acrylic artist who owns and operates the Not to Shabby Boutique in Santa Rosa Beach, Gullo was selected after a record-setting year for applications received by Visit South Walton.  


Former Artists of the Year

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