Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2005

Art workshops offered

The Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Adventure Co. near Seldovia will hold various art workshops throughout the summer. Alaska author Bill Sherwonit will teach an adventure travel writing workshop from Friday through Sunday. 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.

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 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 The deadline is Monday. 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.

Kids' art classes set

Renee Jahnke will teach art classes for kids from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday at the Homer Council on the Arts office. Students must preregister. Classes will teach various art techniques and mediums including pastel, clay and watercolor. For more information or to register, call (907) 235-4288 or stop by the council office at 355 W. Pioneer Ave.

Art scholarship contest held 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 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 Web site.

Editors Day set in September

The second Editors Day, a chance for children's book writers to consult with professional editors, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. The cost is $75 for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators members and $125 for nonmenmbers.

For more information, visit Day2.html.

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