LOCAL ARTISTS ARE being sought to display their work in the historic, renovated Montvale Hotel in downtown Spokane. The 105-year-old structure at 1001 W. First Ave. is scheduled to reopen in November as a 36-room boutique hotel. Artwork will be displayed on a rotating basis in the grand lobby and two-story atrium.
Artists can submit a letter of interest and work samples (or links to online samples) to email@example.com, or mail to ConoverBond Development, 157 S. Howard St., Suite 600, Spokane, WA 99201, attn: Chad.
For further information, call 755-5555, ext. 309.
The ComedySportz improvisational comedy troupe will hold auditions on Oct. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at 227 W. Riverside Ave.
Performers must be 18 or older. Improv and acting experience is welcome, but not necessary. For more information, call 363-1279 or see spokanecomedy.com.
The Moscow Arts Commission is seeking local and regional artists to participate in its third annual Winter Solstice exhibit at the Third Street Gallery in Moscow City Hall from Dec. 10 through Jan. 28.
Visual interpretations of the winter season are encouraged. Work must be available for display by Dec. 6.
Interested artists should submit one slide or photograph of each entry. Up to two pieces will be considered for exhibition. An artist statement and bio suitable for display purposes and a stamped, self-addressed envelope must accompany each submission.
Submission deadline is Nov. 19. Send applications to the Moscow Arts Commission, P.O. Box 9203, Moscow, ID 83843. For information, call (208) 883-7036 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ Winners of the 2004 Mayor’s Arts Awards in Moscow, Idaho, are Joy Passanante, Individual Excellence in the Arts; William and Linda Wharton, Outstanding Achievement in Arts Education; and Shelley Bennett, Outstanding Contributions as a Patron to the Arts.
The community is invited to attend a reception in their honor on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St. in Moscow. Also being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the arts are Dave Gressard, Pamela Palmer, Nicole Crathorne, Jodi Donaldson, Melissa Kleinert, Tendekai Kuture, Cindy Bechinski, Ivar Nelson and Myron Schreck.
For information, call the Moscow Arts Commission at (208) 883-7036.
“ Eastern Washington University music faculty member Martin Zyskowski has been appointed new conductor of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Zyskowski, who was selected from more than 80 candidates for the position, makes his conducting debut today . For future concert, repertoire, guest artist and ticket information, see www.wenatcheesymphony.com.
“ The Spokane Watercolor Society has announced the winners in its ninth Regional Juried Watermedia Exhibition: first place, Steve Baird, “Patricia”; second place, Elizabeth Scott, “Lake Ohmyy”; third place, Jo Simpson, “Arizona Sunset”
“ Spokane artist Dean Eliasen has two paintings, “Coupled” and “Basso,” accepted for the Center on Contemporary Art’s Northwest Annual show, which runs through Nov. 20 in Seattle. For more information, contact www.cocaseattle.org
Classes and workshops
“ The Inland Northwest Dance Association is hosting a two-day dance workshop Saturday and next Sunday for dancers ages 9 and older (all levels) at Dance Emporium, 7410 N. Division St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Instructors from throughout the U.S. will participate, including members of Oregon’s Rainbow Dance Theatre, who perform Saturday night at The Met.
Also, a junior workshop for beginning level dancers age 7 and older will be Saturday from 1:15 to 6 p.m., and Darryl Thomas from Rainbow Dance Theatre will teach an African drumming class for experienced drummers next Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Class fees vary. To register or more information, call 922-4493 or see www.geocities.com/INDA_Spokane.
“ Terry Gieber of Spokane will give a retrospective of his work and discuss slip decorating, wood firing and wheel throwing techniques in a workshop presented by the Clay Guild of North Idaho on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mosgrove Gallery, 211 Coeur d’Alene Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $40. Call (208) 683-2030.