Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2003

State Council on the Arts to meet

The Alaska State Council on the Arts will hold its annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. The public is welcome to attend,.

The focus of the meeting will be the distribution of grants to more than 35 nonprofit arts organizations who regularly receive funding from the agency. For more information, call (907) 269-6610 or (888) 278-7424.

Writers' conference slated

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College will present the statewide Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference at Land's End Resort in Homer from Sunday to June 26.

It will feature award-winning author Tobias Wolff as the keynote presenter as well as 25 other faculty members, including noted authors, editors, publishers and agents from throughout the United States.

The conference offers daily workshops, craft talks, manuscript reviews, panel presentations and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's writing and more.

Advanced registration is required, and there is limited enrollment. Registration is $275.

One University of Alaska Anchorage academic credit is offered for the additional tuition fee of $93. For specific program and registration information, visit chinook.kpc.alaska.-edu/~conference.

For more information, call Carol Swartz at (907) 235-7743.

Pratt seeking input

The Pratt Museum in Homer continues its brown bag lunch series from noon to 1 p.m. June 26 to discuss the future plans for the museum and topics of interest to the participants on the main exhibit gallery renovation and site plans. Participants should bring a lunch and ideas to the lower level of the museum.

Pratt soliciting ornament designs

The Pratt Museum in Homer is accepting entries for the creation of a limited edition ornament for the new Pratt Museum ornament series.

All designs submitted should be in keeping with the Pratt Museum mission statement: "The Pratt Museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural environment and human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska and its place in the world."

Works in all media will be considered. The museum would like to presell as many pieces as possible through advanced sales offered to the membership and the community.

The retail price of the ornament should be between $30 and $75, depending on the design chosen.

The entry deadline is June 30. A final selection will be made by Aug. 1.

Production of the ornaments should be completed and and the ornaments should be delivered to the Pratt by Oct. 1.

The artist will be given full credit on all advertising associated with the ornament.

For more information, contact Pam Kocer by phone at (907) 235-8635, ext. 26, or e-mail at

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