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The Walt Disney Family Museum Opens Submissions for Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition

The Walt Disney Family Museum has opened up submissions for its upcoming Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition. This is the second time this holiday-themed art exhibit is being created and offered.

This exhibit has roots back to the celabratory traditions of Walt Disney and his family. The holidays were a time to come together and to create magical memories. While the Disney family themselves celebrated Christmas, there are many other holiday traditions during this magical time of year. This includes Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ōmisoka, Diwali, Las Posadas, Three Kings Day, Toji, seasonal solstices, and New Year’s.  

In a release today, The Walt Disney Family Museum shared that “adult and teen artists are invited to submit artwork celebrating the importance of our natural world in their own holiday traditions.”

Many end-of-the-year celebrations find symbolic meaning in the great flora that surrounds us. For this year’s Spirit of the Season exhibition, we call on artists to take a page from the museum’s latest special exhibition, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, and create artworks that celebrate the lush, abundant plant-matter that form our environment. With this prompt, artists of all skill levels are invited to submit artwork via the museum’s website, expressing what the spirit of the season means to them. 

As a juried exhibition, paintings, drawings, photographs, 3D objects, and video files selected for the exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Lower Lobby Gallery beginning November 17, 2022. A full list of terms and requirements, as well as instructions for artwork submission are available at waltdisney.org/spirit. The deadline to submit artwork is Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. Artworks that cannot be delivered to the museum in-person may be considered for digital display on a video monitor. Artists will be notified by email on Friday, September 16, 2022 if their work will be included in the exhibition.

Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition will be shown as the current exhibit Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece continues to be on display at the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. This exhibit was guest-curated by animator and Disney Legend Andreas Deja (watch his interview about this exhibit here).

What do you think of Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition? Are you going to submit art for consideration for this exhibit? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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