Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2003

Part of visitors center closed

The cultural history museum section of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will be closed for much of the month of February for renovation. The natural history museum and gallery space will remain open, as will the visitors center and conference room gallery.

For more information, call 283-1991.

Museum hosts free day

The Pratt Museum in Homer will host a Family Free Day on Feb. 15 where no admission will be charged to the museum. There will be special WHIZ Kids activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Museum hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

Magazine accepting submissions

Kenai Peninsula College's literary and art magazine, Driftwood, is soliciting memoirs, essays, stories, poetry, prose poems, novel excerpts and artwork from Alaska authors and artists for the 2003 edition.

To submit a manuscript, include a cover page with the title, author's name, address, e-mail and phone number. All pages must include the title and page numbers and must be typed, double-spaced and stapled. Prose is limited to 2,000 words. Poems are limited to two pages. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to have the manuscript returned.

To submit artwork or photography, include a title page with the same information as a manuscript submission. Submissions need to be size appropriate for photocopying or scanning. Pencil or charcoal drawings will not be accepted.

Multiple entries are allowed. Manuscripts may be sent to Kenai Peninsula College, Barb Christian, General Editor, 34820 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Artwork may be sent to the same address, attention Celia Anderson, art editor. For more information, call Christian at 262-0364, e-mail her at, call Anderson at 262-0361 or e-mail her at

Arts entries accepted

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will accept entries for its juried exhibit Feb. 25 and 26. The juror is abstract artist Graham Dane from Anchorage. The exhibit opens with a reception Mach 1. For more information, call 262-1777.

Poetry contest announced

Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a new poetry contest with a grand prize of $1,000. The entry deadline in Feb. 27. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. Editors reserve the right to publish winning poems online or in a pamphlet.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave. #126, Hollywood, CA 90028, or enter online at

Fine arts camp accepting registrations

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is accepting registrations for the 2003 camp. The two-week camp will be held at the Sheldon Jackson College campus in Sitka from June 16 to 30 and is open to students in grades seven through 12. The camp provides students the opportunity to take classes and study with professional artists in the areas of dance, theater, music, Alaska Native arts, writing and visual arts. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.

For more information, call the Sitka Fine Arts Camp office at (907) 747-3085 or write to Sitka Fine Arts Camp, P.O. Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835 or visit its Web site at

Pratt Museum solicits fiber arts pieces

The Pratt Museum in Homer is accepting entries for a thematic fiber art exhibit which reflects Alaska's glaciers and volcanoes to accompany a "Fire and Ice: Photographs by Brad Lewis and Carmen Field" show. The submission deadline is July 7 and the show will open July 11. Large and unusually shaped work and collaborative pieces are excepted. The fiber art pieces will be displayed in several areas of the museum. For more information, call Gale Parsons at (907) 235-8635 extension 36.

Play conference accepting submissions

Plays are being accepted for the play lab and the 10-minute play development workshop in the 11th annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference, held June 20-29 at the Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez.

Full-length and 10-minute plays are being accepted. Play writers may submit only one play per category. Submissions must include a cast list with brief character descriptions, a title page with the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address, three copies of the script and a biography (100 words for full-length plays and 50 words for 10-minute plays) and photo of the author for publication in the program booklet.

Full-length play submissions may have had staged readings or been produced at the amateur or college level, but not at a professional level. No children's plays or musicals will be accepted for full-length plays. The postmark deadline for full-length plays is Saturday and for 10-minute plays is March 15.

Submissions may be sent to Prince William Sound Community College, P.O. Box 97, Valdez, AK 99686 or faxed to 834-1611. For more information, call 834-1615, e-mail or visit the Web site

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