Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2004

Logo contest announced

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is looking for a new logo something simple, legible and eye-catching with a maximum of three colors that easily can be converted to black and white. The designer will receive free tickets to all 2005 KPO concerts. Send entries to KPO Logo Design Contest, 315 W. Pioneer Ave., Homer, AK 99603. Entries are due Aug. 31.

Poetry contest announced

Celestial Arts is holding a poetry contest that's free and open to 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 www.freecontest.com. The deadline is Aug. 31.

Farmers' market offers arts, crafts

The area farmers' market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through September on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Soldotna Elementary School at the bus turnaround. Fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, arts and crafts are available, and new vendors are welcome. For more information, call 262-5463.

Art funding awards offered

The Rasmuson Foundation is offering an Individual Artist Awards program that will provide financial awards to individual artists living and creating in Alaska. There are three award categories:

Project awards: Awards of up to $5,000 for emerging, mid-career and mature artists for specific, short-term projects that have a clear benefit to the artist and the development of his or her work.

Artist fellowships: $12,000 awards for mid-career or mature artists to focus their energy and attention for a one-year period on developing their creative work.

Distinguished artist: $25,000 annual award for an artist of recognized stature with a history of creative excellence and accomplishment in the arts.

The awards are intended to give artists the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work, to immerse themselves in a creative endeavor and to experiment, explore and develop their artistry more fully. The deadline for submission is Oct. 1. Applications and guidelines are available online at www.ras muson.org or by calling (907) 297-2700 or toll free in Alaska (877) 366-2700.

Resource for artists announced

The Field, a nonprofit arts service organization, has launched GoTour, a Web site that helps independent artists with touring.

GoTour features a database of well known and "under the radar" U.S. and Canadian venues and cultural resources; information about arts communities from performers and administrators nationwide; as well as newspaper and radio contacts. The site is at www.gotour.org.



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