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Art Museum of South Texas giving cash for 'social distancing' exhibit pictures

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Posted at 9:29 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 22:30:23-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you’ve picked up a new hobby or pastime during the coronavirus pandemic, the Art Museum of South Texas wants to see pictures of you enjoying them while still practicing social distancing.

We’ve all found ourselves spending much more time at home and naturally have picked up new hobbies that help us pass the time while we continue to practice social distancing.

Whatever hobby it may be, the Art Museum of South Texas wants to see it and put it up on display.

“We’re gonna put all of that together and have one exhibition that is kind of a community response to Covid 19 and what everyones been going through,” said Sara Morgan, Director of the Art Museum of South Texas.

The “creative distancing” display will be a digital exhibit and will be open for everyone to see on June 2nd when the museum finally gets to re-open it’s doors.

The exhibit is a chance for not only artist, but everyday people to submit their pictures or videos and start creatively re-connecting.

“So many people were posting things like im gardening, im baking bread, everyone was tapping into a different creative side,” said Morgan. “So we thought well lets gather that and lets be part of the creative connecting when we come back.”

While it’s a chance to have fun and be creative, every submission will be reviewed by jurors at the art museum.

But, Morgan says don’t let that discourage you from entering a submission, as there will be cash prizes.

“They’ll be a first, second and third place prize so there’s cash involved there too,” said Morgan.

The prizes will range from $100 for third place to $500 dollars for first place.

You can submit a photo, video, drawing, or pretty much any artwork.

Morgan says for this particular exhibit “the mix” is the magic.

The exhibit will also be posted online, and the submission that wins the most “popular” vote will get $250.