Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

Carolers for hire

The Kenai Performers has Victorian caroling quartets for hire for holiday parties or other events. For more information or to book a quartet, call 262-5042.

Student art contest announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish is seeking student artwork for the covers of the Bristol Bay, Kodiak and Southcentral Alaska sportfishing regulation booklets. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade living in those regions are invited to submit illustrations of a memorable sportfishing event. Illustrations must be on white, unlined paper.

Bright colors are popular with judges, but text, logos and slogans are not. Students may use any artistic medium they wish in creating their illustration.

Each entry must have the student's name, school address, grade and teacher name written on the back. Entries can be mailed to Fritz Kraus, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518 or can be dropped off at the Southcentral Region Fisheries Information Center at the Raspberry Road office. The postmark deadline is Saturday.

Complete contest rules are posted online at For more information, call Fritz Kraus at (907) 267-2265 or Tracy Smith at (907) 267-2896.

Artists wanted

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is looking for artistic people who can share their talents with club members at the Kenai, Soldotna and-or Nikiski clubhouses. Anyone interested should call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Holiday tradition keepers wanted for TV

A nationwide search is under way for holiday cooks, decorators, planners and others to be featured in "Great American Tradition," a TV series in production at Farmers' Almanac TV.

Anyone interested in sharing their holiday tradition stories should submit them on video or in writing. Submission guidelines are available online at and by mail at Farmers' Almanac TV, 4 Pipemaker Lane, Savannah, GA 31411. Mailed inquiries should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Painting group to meet

The Kenai Watercolor Group will have informal painting gatherings at 11 a.m. every other Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Avenue in Kenai.

The next meeting date is Dec. 27. For more information, call Pam Mersch at 262-6403.

Photo contest held

Kids under 14 are invited to enter a national photo contest. The competition was developed by landscape photographer Franklin B. Way to get kids into nature and away from the TV this winter. Kids can enter at Prizes include a FUJI FinPix camera, framed panoramic Franklin B. Way photographs and a Franklin B. Way poster.

The deadline is Dec. 31. Photos must be color and the subject matter must be something made in nature. Three winners will be selected from each of two categories: 8 and under and ages 9 to 13. For more information, contact Kelly Moore or Paul Nichols at Hanser & Associates at (800) 340-6434, or

Kids' art classes offered

Art and design classes for students in grades kindergarten through eighth will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kenai Fine Arts Center beginning Jan. 6. Classes for kindergarten through third-graders will be form 10 to 11 a.m. and classes for fourth- through eighth-graders will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The first four-week session of classes begins Jan. 6. Another session begins Feb. 3. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie Cox at 260-7459 or

Submissions for artist roster wanted

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for inclusion on the council's 2004 performing artist roster. The roster will include performers from the following disciplines: theater, dance, opera-musical theater, performances for young audiences, literature readings, folk and traditional arts, media arts and music. The goal of the roster is to increase opportunities for artists to obtain successful touring engagements.

In order to be included, artists or groups must be able to demonstrate their excellence and have the ability to tour. Anyone interested can download a copy of the application at For more information, e-mail Mike Hayes at Applications are due Jan. 9.

Alaska photographers wanted for show

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is seeking entries for "Alaska Positive 2004," a biennial juried exhibition of work by Alaska photographers.

The deadline for entries is 3:30 p.m. Jan 17. The juror, Michelle Dunn Marsh of Seattle, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the museum. A prospectus for the exhibition is available from the museum at 394 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801, by calling (907) 465-2901, or by visiting the museum's Web site at www.museums.

For more information, call Mark Daughhetee at (907) 465-2901.

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