Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006

Soup Supper set

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s 10th annual soup supper and auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Kenai Central High School cafeteria. Attendees will receive a handmade bowl.

Tickets are available at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for $40. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information or to volunteer, call 262-3111.

Homer wants fiber art

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer is seeking submissions for its Alaska Bead and Fiber Arts annual exhibit in October.

To apply online, visit Applications can also be obtained by visiting the gallery or calling (907) 235-3411.

Chamber seeks fishy photos

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking photos of dipnetters for display during the 2007 dipnet season. Drop the photos by the chamber or send them to

Elmendorf bazaar needs vendors

The Elmendorf Officers’ Spouses’ organization bazaar committee is accepting applications from craft vendors for its bazaar scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event will feature “unique to Alaska” merchandise. Booth fees are $100, and 100 percent of the proceeds will will be used for the organization’s charitable donations For more information, call Sandra at (907) 694-1106 or visit

Governor’s arts awards open up

Nominations are being taken for the 2006 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Nomination forms for the arts awards are available at or by calling the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (888) 278-7424.

Nomination forms for the humanities awards are at or by calling (907) 272-5341. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.

Art pros in demand

The Artists in Schools Program is looking for professional teaching artists in visual, literary, traditional Native and performing art forms. For more information or to request an application, call (907) 269-6682. Application forms also are available online at Applications are due by Nov. 1.

Market space offered to kids

In response to public requests, Kenai’s Saturday Market is offering space to school-age youths who would like to sell their own goods at the market, next to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

To help teach kids about entrepreneurship, a small vendor fee — $10 or 10 percent of sales, whichever is less — will be charged, and youths need to comply with federal, state and market regulations.

Youths should determine which Saturday they would like to reserve before calling Harold Piland at 283-1991.

Flower boxes fund remodel

The Kenai Fine Arts Center has flower boxes for sale. Funds raised will go toward the remodeling of the building. The boxes are $20 each. For more information, call 283-7040.

State fair offers pile up

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair, to be held Aug. 18-20 in Ninilchik, has released its exhibitor guides. Guides are available at the fair office, Ninilchik Library, Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center, Ninilchik Traditional Council, Ninilchik General Store and Deep Creek Sport Shop in Ninilchik; Beemun’s, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services office on Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna Public Library and Soldotna Senior Citizens Center in Soldotna; the Kenai Community Library, Kenai Senior Citizens Center and Kenai Fabric Center in Kenai; Homer Soil and Water in Homer and Nikiski Post Office.

For more information, call Lara at (907) 567-3670.

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