Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003

Poetry deadline today

Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a poetry contest with a grand prize of $1,000. The entry deadline is today. 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

KPC Writers' night accepts readers

Kenai Peninsula College is hosting a KPC Writers' Night at 7 p.m. Saturday. Local authors will read their newest literary works. The event is free and open to anyone, even non-KPC students. To read at the event, contact Vicki Steik at 262-0308 or by Friday.

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. The deadline is Friday.

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

Pottery show deadline Saturday

Farmer's Market Online is soliciting entries for its 2003 Pottery Show and Sale, scheduled for display online from March 15 through June 15. The deadline for submissions is Saturday.

The show is open to all pottery and ceramic styles and there will be a cash prize of $100 awarded for the best of show piece and six 12-month showcase booths (valued at $100 each) on the Farmer's Market Online Web site, located at

Amateur and professional artists 18 and older are welcome to enter, but artwork submitted must be in the artist's possession and available for sale. All sales will be made direct from the artist to the art buyer with no commissions. No agent entries are allowed.

Artwork entered in the show will be juried from one to three digital or print photos and descriptions submitted online or by postal mail. An online entry form is available at

Entries will be judged on originality, functionality and consumer appeal. The Farmer's Market Online Web site, established in 1995, promotes handmade, home-grown and handcrafted goods available direct o the consumer from the producer or artisan. All entrants will be listed on the Web site's Buy Direct Directory, located at

For a print copy of the prospectus and entry form for the 2003 Pottery Show and Sale, or for additional information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 2003 Pottery Show, FMO, Box 441, Baker City, OR 97814.

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.

Art designs solicited

The Seward Chamber of Commerce announces the annual artwork design contest for the Mount Marathon Race. Participants are asked to submit a design to be used on the T-shirts, pins and finishers' patches.

The design must fit on a 8.5-inch-by-11-inch and have four-color printing capabilities. The artist of the chosen design will receive $100. The deadline to submit a design is March 14. For more information, call 224-8051.

Gallery soliciting bead works

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer is accepting submissions for the "We Bead VII" exhibition in April. The show is open to bead and fiber artists at all skill levels and has been expanded to include embellished fiber works. The entry deadline is March 24. To enter, call (907) 235-3411 or e-mail The gallery's winter hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Author visits Kachemak Bay campus

The visiting author for the semester at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College will be Brett Lott. He will meet with students as a guest lecturer at the campus' writing classes. Lott is the author of the novels "The Man Who Owned Vermont," "A Stranger's House," "Reedis Beach," "The Hunt Club," and the best-selling novel and Oprah Book Club pick "Jewel." He also wrote the story collections "A Dream of Old Leaves" and "How to Get Home" and the memoir "Fathers, Sons and Brothers." He graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 1981, received his master of fine arts degree in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has taught at Ohio State from 1984 to 1986. He currently is the writer-in-residence and professor of English at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.

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 accepted. 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.

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