Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2004

Food, beverage vendors wanted

The Taste of the Kenai food and beverage show planned for May 15 has room for vendor booths. Any one interested may call Robyn Sullens at 262-9814.

Artists in Schools program to be discussed

The Alaska State Council on the Arts' annual funding panel for the Artists in Schools Program will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the small conference room at the state of Alaska Talking Book Center, 344 W. 3rd Ave., in Anchorage. Applicants are welcome to attend panel meetings and observe; however, there will be no opportunities for public comment. For more information, call (888) 278-7424.

Poetry contest being held

Celestial arts is holding a poetry contest that is free for anyone to enter. The grand prize is $1,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Celestial Arts, P.O. Box 1140, Talent, OR 97540 or enter online at

The author's name and address must be included with the poem. The deadline for submissions is May 22. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants.

Art scholarships to be awarded

The Peninsula Art Guild is accepting applications for its annual scholarships for high school and college art students. Nonhigh school work is being accepted until the end of May. For more information, contact Debbie Harris at 283-7663 or

Writers' conference coming up

The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference is in Homer June 18 to 22. 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 presentation and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

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.

Kids' summer theater camp slated

Kenai Performers is taking registrations for its Summer Theatre Camp 2004 and a summer musical. Session one is open to kids in first through sixth grade and runs for three weeks from June 28 to July 16.

Session two is open to grades six through 12 and runs for four weeks from July 19 through Aug. 13. Call Carol Ford at 776-8308 for more information or to register.

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, including 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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