Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2004

Assault awareness writing contest held

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center is holding its second annual poetry and essay contest in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The contest is open to all area high school juniors and seniors.

The subject for submissions is "What can I do to stop dating violence-sexual assault in my school-town?" The submission deadline is Friday.

Two winners will be selected, one for poetry and one for essays. Prizes will be awarded at a reception, date and time to be announced.

For full contest information and rules, contact Barbara at WRCC at 283-9479 or by e-mail at

Church soliciting for religious art entries

The Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai is accepting religious art submissions to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Art can be in any media and submitted to Jim Evenson at the church by Saturday. The exhibition will be from April 1 to May 1 at the church. For more information, call pastor Jon Walters at 283-7868.

Self portrait show open for entry

Art Works in Soldotna is accepting entries for a self-portrait exhibit that will open April 1. The theme will be "Artist as Jester," to correspond with the opening date (April Fool's Day) but entries do not need to follow the theme to be eligible for display. Entries are due at Art Works by Saturday.

Statewide poetry contest announced

The Fairbanks Arts Association's Literary Arts Committee is accepting entries for its 10th annual poetry contest. Winners will be announced in April during National Poetry Month and will be published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner's Heartland edition.

There are three divisions with prizes awarded in each. In the adult division, first prize is $150, second is $100 and third is $50. In the high school division, first prize is $100, second is $50 and third is $25. In the grade- and middle-school division, first place is $50, second is $30 and third is $15.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Sunday. The entry fee for grade, middle and high school entrants is $3 per poem or $10 for four poems and for adults is $4 per poem or $13 for four poems. Entrants may submit no more than four poems. All poems must be original and each must be typed on a 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of paper and may not exceed 100 lines in length.

The cover page should include the author's name, address, phone number and category and the titles of all poems submitted. The author's name should not appear on any poems. No entries will be returned.

A list of winners will be sent if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included in the entry.

Entries and fees can be sent to Fairbanks Arts Association, FAA Poetry Contest 2004, P.O. Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99707. For more information, call (907) 456-6485 ext. 227 or e-mail

Oilers hold mascot naming contest

The Peninsula Oilers are asking fans to help them come up with a new mascot. Entries must include the mascot idea and name and the entrant's phone number, address and e-mail address. If more than one person sends in the winning name, the first person to send in their idea will be considered the winner.

The winner will receive a prize package worth $500.

All entries can be mailed to Peninsula Oilers, P.O. Box 318, Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mailed to The deadline is May 1.

For more information, call 283-7133.

Photo contest announced

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Amateur Photo Contest, part of the annual shorebird festival, is accepting entries. Three categories of Alaska photography are open for entry Alaska wildlife, Alaska scenic and black and white. There will be prizes and gift certificates awarded in each category and a $300 grand prize for best of show.

Entries are due by 6 p.m. May 3. All entries will be displayed during the festival, May 6-9, and after the festival until May 23 at Nomar Canvas in Homer.

For contest rules and entry blanks, contact Nomar at (907) 235-8363 or Eagle Eye Photo at (907) 235-8525.

For more information about the festival, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740.

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