Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004

Children's art workshops slated

Arts Express with Stephanie Cox will teach art classes during in-service days this week, today and Friday. Today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a painting with purpose class will be offered for kindergarten through third-graders and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. an exploring tessellations with M.C. Escher class will be offered for third- through sixth-graders. Friday, a watercolor techniques and creation class will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for kindergarten through third-graders and an improving your drawing using value to create 3D class will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for third- through sixth-graders. Each class is $15 plus tax per student and is open to home- and public-school students.

On Nov. 20, Cox will teach an animal sculptures class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for kindergarten through third-graders and a using value scratch art from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for third- to sixth-graders. The cost is $20 plus tax. For more information, call Cox at 260-7459 or e-mail her at or view the Web site at

Poetry contest being held

Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a poetry contest, open to everyone. There is no entry fee and the grand prize is $1,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less: to Free Poetry Contest, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave. No. 126, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Or enter online at The deadline is Saturday. A winners' list will be sent to all entrants.

Editors reserve the right to publish winning poems online or in a pamphlet.

Logo contest announced

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is accepting submission for their Homer Halibut Derby logo contest. Artists may submit a design that depicts the derby and its 20th anniversary. The logo must include the year 2005 and be 8 1/12- by 11-inches up to 11- by 17-inches.

The winning logo will be used for the 2005 promotion of the derby.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. Entries must be turned in to the Homer chamber, 201 Sterling Highway. The winner will receive a fleece jacket with their logo on it. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Art proposals wanted for Kenai River Center

The Kenai River Center is seeking an artist or artist team to develop, design and implement a public art project or projects at the Kenai River Center as part of the One Percent for Art program.

Because the mission of the Kenai River Center involves the protection of aquatic resources, particularly the rivers and watersheds of the Kenai Peninsula, the center is looking for projects that relate to the relationship between these resources and humans, and-or the ecological functions of aquatic resources.

Proposals are due Nov. 19. To request a copy of the Request for Information, contact the Kenai River Center at 260-4882.

Vendor spaces available at arts, crafts fair

The Kenai Art Guild's annual arts and crafts fair will be Nov. 26 and 27 at Kenai Central High School. The air is strictly limited to handmade or handcrafted items. A limited number of spaces still are available. Regular-sized booth spaces, approximately 8 feet by 8 feet can be rented for $80, and smaller spaces, 4-by-4 feet, can be rented for $40. For more information, contact fair coordinator Lauren Wakefield at 776-8408 or 398-4879, or by e-mail at Proceeds from fair space rentals support the guild's scholarship program.

Gallery calls for proposals

Ptarmigan Arts is soliciting artists for shows in its Back Room Gallery for 2005 and 06. Interested artists should submit a proposal including: resume; references; a statement of intent for the show, including a theme or name if possible; the artist's first three choices for a show date; and a minimum of 10 slides or photographs of at least five pieces of the artist's work slides should be clearly labeled with the artist's name, address, phone number and orientation. Artists may submit original samples of their work instead of slides, if they wish. Artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of slides and resume.

The deadline for submission is 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The gallery retains 35 percent of all sales. For more information, call Jewels at (907) 235-5322 or e-mail Proposals should be sent to Ptarmigan Arts, P.O. Box 608, Homer, AK 99603.

Contest for young writers announced

The Alaska Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress is holding a "Letters About Literature" contest.

To enter, students in grades four through 12 should write a letter to an author living or dead explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves.

The contest is broken into categories, grades four through six, seven and eight and nine through 12.

Each letter must be accompanied by an official entry coupon or copy of one. Entry coupons are available at participating libraries and online at Guidelines and teaching supplements also are available at the site.

Alaska winners in each category will receive a $100 cash prize, plus a $50 Target gift card. They also advance to national competition. Six national winners will receive an expenses-paid trip to the Washington, D.C., to read their letters during the National Book Festival in the fall. In addition, they will receive a $500 Target gift card redeemable at any Target or at www.tar The contest deadline is Dec. 4.

Art wanted for KPC's Kachemak Bay campus

The University of Alaska Anchorage Facilities and Planning and Construction office is soliciting for artwork concepts for an art instillation that will be part of Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay campus expansion project. The committee is looking for artwork that reflects the mission of KPC's kachemak bay Campus to provide education and enlightenment. Artwork should be easily maintained and not subject to vandalism.

The budget for this art project is $22,000. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Jan. 14. For more information, go to or contact Vicki Williams at (907) 786-4918 or

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