Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006

Exhibit winners announced

Nikiski artist Jim Evenson recently judged an open exhibition at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The exhibit brought cash awards for several area artists. Best in Show was awarded to Ann Wilson for a piece called “Totally Exposed”; first place went to Clayton Hillhouse for “10”; second place went to Roy Shapley for “October Run”; and third place went to Kacky Wells for three books: “Sea Life,” “Dragons that Fly” and “Life.” Honorable mentions went to Rachael Amos for “Lake of Shadows,” William Heath for “Cliche #1,” Rube Tikka for “Freisland III,” Sagrada Family” and “Colony Harbor II,” DeAnn Caine for “Resting Athlete” and Paul Tornow for “Venus.”

The winners will be on display at the center through March.

Kids’ art sought

The Kenai Art Guild is looking for entries for its annual kids art show. Those ages 2 to 12 are invited to bring their works to the Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai, by 4 p.m. Saturday. There is a $2.50 entry fee per child and three entries are permitted. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 6. Questions may be directed to Debbie Harris at 283-7663.

Arts scholarships available

The Peninsula Art Guild is offering scholarships for high school seniors and college students pursuing or interested in pursuing visual arts studies. Applications are available at all Kenai Peninsula high schools and the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

The deadline is May 6. For more information, call Debbie Harris at 283-7663.

Storytellers wanted

Kenai Performers is looking for members for its storytelling troupe. Performances are Sunday afternoons once a month, but members don’t need to participate that often. For more information, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

Arts grants offered

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is offering grants through its Artist in Schools program. Every school in Alaska may have a resident artist in the school for a minimum of two weeks during the 2006-07 school year. The Artists in Schools program provides matching grants for the resident artists.

The deadline for applications is April 1. For more information and to get an application, call Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682 or (888) 278-7424 or e-mail Grant applications can be downloaded at

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