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Story last updated at 7:55 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Arts Briefs

HCOA seeks emerging artists for March exhibit

New to art? Want to show your work? Don't have a large body of art to show? The Homer Council on the Arts seeks new artists who have not had a solo show to enter its annual Emerging Artists exhibit. A way to showcase new artists and give them recognition and experience, the show opens March 4. Art is due ready to hang or display by 5 p.m. March 2. To be eligible, art must have been done in the last three years, must not have been exhibited and be done by Kenai Peninsula residents who have not done a solo show. Art in any media is acceptable. There is a $5 fee per work. For more information, call 235-4288.

Artists wanted for Kenai Intersecting Journeys show

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has issued a call for art to Alaska residents for its Intersecting Journeys show. The exhibit focuses on Kenai as a place where people and animals intersect and cycle through. Work in all media is invited. Juried by Seattle artist Jamie Bollenbach, formerly of Anchorage, works must first be submitted for evaluation online as digital images. The deadline for submission of images is March 7. There is a $25 entry fee for up to three pieces. For more information, call Laura Forbes at (907) 283-3152, e-mail laura@visitkenai.com or visit www.artskenai.com.

Shumaker, State Writer Laureate, offers KBC class

Peggy Shumaker, the Alaska State Writer Laureate, teaches a creative writing workshop, "Personal Stakes and Wider Concerns: Upping the Emotional Ante," March 3 to 6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. For more information, visit www.homer.alaska.edu or call 235-7743. Shumaker also does a public reading at 7 p.m. at the college.

Anchorage Museum issues call for submissions

The Anchorage Museum invites artists to apply for juried art and craft events, the Summer Art Potpourri and the Crafts Weekend. The Summer Art Potpourri occurs daily in June and July. The Crafts Weekend is held over the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27. Both events offer artists an opportunity to sell their work and interact with museum visitors. The two events will be juried simultaneously. Artists can submit digital images for one or both events. Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. March 25. Selections will be made by April 15. More information and a prospectus are available at www.anchoragemuseum.org.