Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007

Writers all set

The Kenai Writers Group meets at 6:30 p.m. today in the Kenai Community Library conference room. The topic is settings.

Artist awards deadline extended

The Rasmuson Foundation has extended its deadline for their Individual Artist Awards through today. This round of awards applies to choreography, folk and traditional arts, crafts, literary arts, scriptworks and performance arts.

Since the Individual Artist Awards inception in 2004, 59 Alaska artists statewide have received up to $5,000 for project awards; 19 have received artist fellowship awards at $12,000 each; and three have received the $25,000 Distinguished Artist Award.

For more information, visit

Peninsula writers wanted

The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for the 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest, sponsored by the Homer News and Homer Council on the Arts.

There are three categories — fiction, nonfiction and poetry — and five age groups — kindergarten-third grade, fourth-sixth grade, seventh-ninth grade, 10th-12th grade and open-adult. The fee is $2 per entry for students and $5 per entry for the open-adult category.

Entries should be sent to the Homer News, 3482 Landings St., Homer, AK 99603, or the Homer Council on the Arts, 335 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 100, Homer, AK 99603. Writers should enclose two copies of each manuscript. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.

Winners will be announced and selected entries will be published in a special section of the Homer News in May. Authors of selected entries will be invited to read their work at a public reading.

Entry forms and a complete list of contest rules can be found at the Homer News Web site: For more information, call the Homer News at (907) 235-7767 or the Homer Council on the Arts at (907) 235-4288.

Quilters set to sew

Stitches of Love quilters, making quilts for foster children and community emergencies, will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the library at Redoubt Elementary School.

It is open to the public. For more information, call Sharon Hale at 262-1507.

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