Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2001

Writing workshop offered

The fall visiting writers series sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College features poet and author Derick Burleson today through Sunday in Homer. Burleson will conduct a nonfiction writing workshop, "Writing Our True Selves," focusing on the personal essay and memoir. He also will hold a reading of his work, open to the public, Friday at 7 p.m. at Bunnell Street Gallery.

Entries sought for KPC magazine

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking original works by peninsula writers and artists for its art and literary magazine, "Driftwood," to include memoirs, stories, novel excerpts, essays, poetry, prose and artwork. Call 262-0364 for submission guidelines.

Contest open to poets

The New York Poetry Alliance is sponsoring a free poetry contest, open to everyone. There are 28 prizes in all, with a $1,000 cash prize going to the winner.

To enter, send poem 21 lines or less to: New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588,

New York, NY 10116-1588. Or enter online at

Winners will be notified by mail. The deadline for entering is Nov. 16.

Proposals sought for exhibit

The Fireweed Gallery is seeking proposals for readings, exhibitions of art in all media and other events for 2002. The deadline is Nov. 1. Include a letter of application, artist's statement, resume, pictures or slides and three choices of months for exhibition or date of event.

Contact the Fireweed Gallery for more information at 235-4311 or

Artwork wanted for upcoming show

The Pratt Museum is soliciting entries for its Juried Art Show 2002. The show is open to artists residing in Southcentral Coastal Alaska, from Prince Williams Sound to Kodiak and on the Kenai Peninsula as far north as Hope.

Preliminary selection will be from 35 mm slides only. Each artist may submit up to four entries. Works in any media are accepted. Only works not previously shown and completed in the last two years will be accepted.

Slide entries must be received by the museum no later than Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. Each entry much be accompanied by an artist entry form, along with a $15 entry fee. Prospectuses are available at the Pratt Museum admission desk.

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