Student artwork wanted for book cover
Student artists can enter a contest to design the cover of a soon-to-be-published book by Minnesota writer Ed Newman.
The novel is "The Red Scorpion," a haunted house story blended with a tale of a teenage crisis of courage. More details about the story can be viewed at www.savagepress.com.
High school and undergraduate students are eligible to enter the contest. Submissions from home- and private-school students are welcome. No work from professional artists will be considered.
Artwork must be original, but photos or slides of the artwork may be submitted. Original art will be required if a photo of a piece is selected.
Artwork may be in any medium, though consideration for use on a book cover will determine the winning submission. Digital artwork should be submitted on CD.
More detailed rules are available online at www. enewman.biz/rs-cntst.html or www.savpress.com.
Student artists must be willing to sign a release of first rights to Savage Press. Savage Press reserves the right to manipulate the work within reason.
The deadline for entries is Saturday. If no suitable artwork is submitted, the deadline for entries may be extended or the contest may be canceled. Savage Press is not responsible for return of entries.
Entries should be sent to Savage Press, P.O. Box 7343, Duluth, MN 55807. Entries must include the artist's name, address, the school they attend and a valid e-mail address or phone number. For rules clarifications, e-mail email@example.com.
Kenai Performers plan kids' workshops
The Kenai Performers will hold theater workshops for kids from Tuesday to July 29 at the Old Town Playhouse behind the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. There will be a musical performed at the end of each camp.
A workshop for first- through sixth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to July 22. The cost is $225 per child. A workshop for sixth-through 12th-graders will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to July 29. The cost is $300.
For more information, contact Carol Ford at 776-8308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry workshops slated
Youth and adult poetry workshops with Molly Lou Freeman will be offered in Homer in July. The youth workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 11 to 15. Adults meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 to 24.
For more information and to register, call the Homer Council on the Arts at (907) 235-4288.
Singers are needed to perform the national anthem at Oilers baseball games this summer. Anyone interested can contact Ron Lucia, general manager, at email@example.com or 283-7133.
Art workshops offered
The Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Adventure Company near Seldovia will hold various art workshops throughout the summer. Alaska Author Bill Sherwonit will teach an adventure travel writing workshop from July 29 to 31. The cost is $295, plus tax.
Artist and sculptor Katherine Coons will help artists of all levels express their experiences and surroundings through contemporary painting in a "conceptual landscape painting" workshop from Aug. 12 to 14. The cost is $265, plus tax.
Mushroom expert Chris Riggio will help students identify the species, macroscopic features and habitats of wild Alaska mushrooms, along with giving cooking tips, from Aug. 26 to 28. The cost is $280, plus tax.
Prices include water taxi transportation from the Homer harbor, accommodations, meals and use of a sauna. For more information or to sign up for a workshop, call (907) 235-2571 or (907) 235-3633.
Orchestra rehearsals ongoing
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra rehearses at Ninilchik School throughout the summer. Anyone interested in joining or finding out more information should call (907) 235-4899 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts, humanities awards seeking nominations
Nominations are being solicited for the 2005 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Nomination forms for the arts awards are available on the Web at www.eed.state.ak.us/ aksca and from the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (888) 278-7424.
Forms for the humanities award are available from the Alaska Humanities Forum, (907) 272-5341, and on the Web at www.akhf.com.
The deadline is Aug. 1. Awards will be presented by the governor and first lady Oct. 21 at a dinner ceremony in Fairbanks at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.
Art scholarship contest announced
BoundlessGallery.com is accepting entries through Aug. 15 for its scholarship contest. Entries will be judged by a panel of art professionals. The contest winner will receive a $500 scholarship; second place will receive $300; and third will receive $200.
All entries must be displayed on BoundlessGallery.com to be considered for the contest. The contest is open to any student enrolled in an accredited university in the United States and is limited to one entry per artist.
Winners will be announced on Aug. 31 on the BoundlessGallery.com Web site.
Editors Day scheduled in September
The second Editors Day, a chance for children's book writers to consult with professional editors, will be held Sept. 10 in Anchorage. Preregistration is required.
Editors Abigail Samoun of Tricycle Press and Liz Waniewski of Dial Books for Young Readers will work with participants.
For more information and to print the registration form, visit the Web site www.scbwialaska.org/EditorsDay2.html
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