Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2004

Community conversation slated

The Pratt Museum in Homer will host a community conversation about creativity, facilitated by Deland Anderson, at 5 p.m. Friday.

Movie making contest held

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Quest Program is sponsoring a short movie competition for students in grades 3 through 12.

The viewing will take place at Soldotna High School on at 7 p.m. April 30. There will be several categories available for student films. Contact Cathleen Rolph (283-7524) or Jim Bennett (260-2331) for details.

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. 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 Canvas 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.

Writers' conference coming up

The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference is June 18 to 22 in Homer. It will feature award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston as the keynote presenter, 20 other faculty members of University of Alaska Anchorage and out-of-state presenters including Robert Michael Pyle, Susan Power, John Keeble, Lee Gutkind, David Bradley and Aurthur Sze. The conference will be held at Land's End Resort on the Homer Spit and will offer daily workshops, craft talks, manuscript reviews, publisher conferences, panel presentations and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more.

Advanced registration is required and is $225 before May 15 and $275 after that.

There is a reduced rate of $125 for UA-admitted, degree-seeking students before May 17. One UAA academic credit is offered for an additional $102. For specific program and registration information, visit on the Web.

Logo design contest announced

The Performing Arts Society, an area nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing classical music and jazz concerts to the central Kenai Peninsula, is sponsoring a competition for an original logo design open to everyone, iuncluding students. The logo must include the words "Performing Arts Society."

Submissions should be made on white, unlined paper and artists should have the design available on disc, as well. Send submissions along with your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to Performing Arts Society, P.O. Box 308, Soldotna, AK 99669.

The deadline for submission is June 15. The society's board of directors will decide the winning drawing. The winner will be awarded $500, and will be announced at the end of June. For more information, contact Jean Brockel at 262-4084.

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