Time For A Sweetheart Serenade

Don’t know what to give your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? A unique gift to add a little romance to the special day has been devised by Starbucks Coffee and the Spokane Symphony.

Area Starbucks stores are accepting entries for the “Starbucks Sweetheart Serenade,” a contest and drawing to select three lucky winners on Wednesday.

The grand prize includes a personal serenade from an ensemble of the Spokane Symphony, two tickets to the symphony’s performance Friday at North Idaho College, or Saturday at the Spokane Opera House; a Spokane Symphony CD, and a Starbucks Valentine gift pack.

No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing; entries are limited to one per person per visit.

‘Hearts for Arts’

The Pend Oreille Arts Council will host its 10th “Hearts for Arts” silent auction next weekend at the Old Power House, 120 E. Lake in Sandpoint.

Some 80 items, available for preview from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, include jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery and fiber art.

A champagne and chocolate reception, along with final bidding, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Auction proceeds will benefit various art education programs in Bonner County and scholarships for art-related events.

For more information, call the council at (208) 263-6139.

Art fair in Bellevue

The Bellevue Art Museum is accepting entries for the 1998 Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, July 24 to 26. Awards totaling $5,000 will be presented.

The annual event features 300-plus juried artist booths, art exhibitions, demonstrations and creative activities for children. More than 300,000 people attended last year’s fair, which generated $1.4 million in art sales.

Artists from all states in all visual media can enter. For a prospectus, write to the Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, 301 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004; or telephone, (206) 454-4900.

Entry deadline is Feb. 28.

GAP workshop

Washington State artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for the 1998 Grants for Artists Projects program.

An application workshop will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard.

The free workshop will cover how to present work samples and answer questions about the application process. No advance registration is required.

GAP awards up to $1,200 to artists for a variety of projects, including the development, completion or presentation of new work; travel for artistic research or to present or complete work; documentation of work; and advanced workshops for professional development.

For an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: GAP Application, Artist Trust, 1402 Third Ave. Suite 404, Seattle, WA 98101. Entry deadline is Feb. 27.

Museum hotline

Cheney Cowles Museum has installed a telephone hotline - 456-6181 - to provide information on exhibits, special events and public lectures.

Quilters recognized

The quilts of Phyllis McFarland and Rebecca Abell were included in recent national quilt shows.

McFarland’s “Melba: Too Sexy for my Sox” was exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, and Abell’s “Everyday People No. 2” was shown at the “Quilts-Arts-Quilts” in Auburn, N.Y.

Both quilters are members of Without Borders, a local fiber art group.

ArtFest entries accepted

Cheney Cowles Museum and the Spokane Art School are accepting entries for the school’s annual ArtFest, May 29 to 31, on the museum grounds.

About 50 regional artists and crafts people will be selected to exhibit their works.

For an application, call the museum at 456-3931 ext. 101, or the art school, 328-0900.

Applications must be accompanied by a one-page resume, five slides representing work to be exhibited, a $10 jury fee, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Entry deadline is March 13.

Art on the Green

Artists are invited to submit entries for the Art on the Green poster contest. The winning poster, with a $300 prize, will set the festival’s theme, and its design will be used on festival buttons, T-shirts and programs.

The Citizens’ Council for the Arts sponsors the annual event, scheduled this year for July 31-Aug. 2 on the North Idaho College grounds.

For more information, call the CCA office at (208) 667-9346. Entry deadline is March 16.

Moscow fair

Applications are being accepted from artists and craft makers who want booth space at the Moscow Renaissance Fair, May 2 and 3, at the East City Park in Moscow. All booth spaces are pre-assigned, and competition is usually heavy.

Artists must submit slides of all items to be sold at the fair and a $90 non-refundable entry fee. For an application, call Rose Terry at (208) 285-1770, or write the Moscow Renaissance Fair, P.O. Box 8848, Moscow, ID 83843. Deadline is March 13.


Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival, needs artists, performers and vendors for its Labor Day weekend event, Sept. 4-7.

Applications are available for musicians, dancers, actors, short films, comedy, visual arts exhibits and projects, a small-press bookfair, literary readings, performances and projects for children, street performers, food booths, hand-made crafts and imported crafts.

Applicants must submit either a written proposal or a sample of their work. Deadline is March 2. For an application form, call Bumbershoot (206) 281-8111; or write to One Reel Office, 1725 Westlake Avenue North, No. 202, Seattle, WA 98109; or visit the organization’s web site at www.bumbershoot.org.

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