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Story last updated at 12:44 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Arts in Brief

Ptarmigan Arts holds reception

The Back Room Gallery of Ptarmigan Arts holds a reception for Anchorage artist Mark McDermott from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitors who missed the reception last week can meet the artist. The show runs through Aug. 1.

ASCA offers artist opportunities

On behalf of Kodiak High School, the Alaska State Council on the Arts requests qualifications from artists for art work to be commissioned for the school, with a total budget of $590,000. The request for qualifications is open to all artists residing in the United States. Applications are only accepted online through CaFé at www.callforentry.org. The deadline is July 23.

ASCA also seeks nominations for the 2012-14 Alaska State Writer Laureate. Eligibility is open to Alaska writers from all genres who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated literary excellence and mastery in style, exemplary professionalism and exceptional talent in published works, service to Alaska communities and a commitment to the advancement of the literary arts in Alaska communities, a history of providing public presentations or teaching, and a significant body of published work in Alaska. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31. Nomination forms are available at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.

ASCA also seeks nominations for the 2012 Governor's Awards for the Arts in the categories of Arts Education, Individual Artist, Arts Organization and Native Arts. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, with awards to be presented at the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities to be held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage on Oct. 18. Award recipients will be selected by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Office of the Governor, based on nominees submitted by the public. For more information, call (907) 269-6610 or (888) 278-7424 or visit www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.

Wine, cheese, music and art

Bunnell Street Arts Center is holding to a wine and cheese tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Wines from The Grog Shop are paired with cheese from Maura's Deli. Music will be performed by Burnt Down House. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the arts center.

Got talent?

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is again holding Alaska's Got Talent at this year's fair, starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 17. Sign up at the main stage that day between 10 a.m.-noon. For information, visit www.kenaipeninsulafair.com.