Art museum holding contest for social-distancing hobbies

Social-distancing contest sponsored by the Art Museum of South Texas
Posted at 6:30 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:33:57-04

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.

Here are some ways you can send “social distancing" hobbies to the museum and even win some cash for it.

We’ve all found ourselves spending much more time at home. And naturally have picked up some 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 everyone's 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 2 when the museum finally gets to re-open its doors.

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

“So many people were posting things like I'm gardening, I'm baking bread," she said. "Everyone was tapping into a different creative side.

“So we thought well let's gather that and let's 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.

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

The prizes will range from $100 to $500.

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

Other details will include:

Submissions open to any that wish to participate. Email with the subject line “Creative Distancing”
In email please include the following for each photo submission*

Photo Credit (if different from artist):
Accepted file formats: .jpg – .png – .pdf – .gif
For questions about submitting movie, audio, or other types of files please contact

*Images that are submitted without appropriate credit, ownership, or content will not be included.

At the conclusion of the exhibition, selected jurors will award prizes and the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite online. (1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250, 3rd prize $100, and public’s choice $250)