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Arts Calendar

Thu., April 23, 2009

Classes and workshops

Corbin Art Center Classes Greeting Cards that Move – Monday, 6-8:30 p.m., $18. Digital Manipulation: Turn a Snapshot into a Portrait – Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., $14, participants encouraged to bring their own laptops. Jewelry Soldering Workshop – May 6, 6-9 p.m., $42. Watercolor: Painting Flowers from Life with Stan Miller – May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Preregistration required. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Fun With the Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; or 6-8 p.m., Spokane Art Supply, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $15/class, at the door. Call (509) 327-6622 or (509) 892-0353.

“The Rhythms of Stone” – Workshop covers the art of stone sculpture, the use of simple hand tools and a study in carving the human face. Cost is $275, which includes materials and tools ($250 for wood-carvers who bring their own hand tools, materials or a work in progress). Friday-Sunday, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Limited space available. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit to register.

Creative Gifts Classes – Gift-making ideas including ceramic tiles, bookmarks and decorative gift boxes. Cost is $3 to register (preregistration requested), $10 for supplies (payable at the class). May 6-July 1, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 688-0300 to register.

“Baskets and Blooms” – Mother’s Day event for children and families to create flower baskets and cards. Cost is $15; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Mobius Kids Children’s Museum. May 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., River Park Square atrium, 808 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 363-0304.

Weaving Class for Kids – For grades 3-6. May 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $20 (includes materials). Class size limited; paid registration required by May 2. Visit or call (509) 229-3414 to register.

“Paint the Palouse” – Palouse Watercolor Socius is hosting a five-day event of painting on location June 17-21. No experience necessary; all artists and non-artists welcome. Two days will be based in the Potlatch, Idaho, area before moving to Palouse, Wash. Cost: $15 for five days, or $5 a day. Call (208) 892-8031 to register.


Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 924-4571 or (509) 465-0369.

Building Political Clout for the Arts – The Spokane Arts Commission and Washington State Arts Alliance will present an advocacy workshop for artists, residents interested in arts, and arts organization staff and board members. May 7, 5:15 p.m., Spokane Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. Free. Call (509) 625-6079 or e-mail

Call for artists

2009 Moscow Art Walk – Accepting applications for the art walk June 12-Aug. 22. Deadline for applications is Friday. For entry forms and submission information visit or e-mail Submit forms to or mail to Moscow City Halls Arts Office, 206 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho, 83843. Call (208) 883-7036.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – On Sacred Grounds in Valleyford is accepting applications from artists (any media) and crafters to participate in an outdoor art festival July 24-26. Cost is $60. Entries should be mailed to: On Sacred Grounds, P.O. Box 291, Valleyford, Wash., 99036 by April 30. Visit or call Elaine at (509) 747-6294 for application forms.

“Man’s Best Friend” – Open to any media, subject must be cats or dogs. Juried show; entrants featured during the Coeur d’Alene Artwalk on May 8. Application deadline is May 4. Hosted by Angel Gallery, 423 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 665-7232.

Sequim Arts 33rd annual Juried Art Exhibit – May 7-10. Accepting all types of 2-D and 3-D art. Prizes awarded. Applications available online at or at the Arts Alliance office, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. Call (208) 265-4303.

Public Art Project – Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is inviting artists to submit qualifications for public art to embellish the street overlay/construction of Fourth Street in Coeur d’Alene. Deadline for submissions is May 7. Call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail for submission guidelines.

Above the Rim Gallery – Seeking artists to submit work for a juried exhibit related to the theme “Whimsy,” during the Moscow Art Walk June 12-Aug. 22. Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. All two-dimensional media (painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, collage, photography, graphic design, calligraphy, illustration and mixed media) welcome. Also accepting wall-mounted sculpture and assemblage, ceramics and book works displayed on a wall shelf and jewelry encased in a frame. Artwork must be delivered on May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or mailed to Above the Rim Gallery, 513 S. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843 and postmarked by May 5. For entry forms and submission information visit

East Sherman Public Art Project – In Coeur d’Alene, open to all artists (including teams) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Utah. Deadline for submissions is May 15, no later than 5 p.m.; mail to Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For detailed criteria and more information, call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. Call (509) 625-6079 or visit

Call for musicians

14th annual Fall Folk Festival – Seeking musicians, dancers, storytellers, crafters for the festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Spokane Community College. Applications available at Applications must be postmarked by July 15. Call (509) 747-2640.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking amateur accordion, harmonica or ukulele players to participate in a talent show during the July 25 event. Prizes will be awarded. Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294.

Call for writers

2009 Lost Horse Press Prize for Poetry – Accepting manuscripts of at least 48 pages of poetry to compete for a cash prize and publication by Lost Horse Press. Entry fee is $25; entries must be submitted or postmarked by May 15. Call (208) 255-4410 or e-mail for submission guidelines.

On Sacred Grounds Writers’ Club – Looking for writers to submit work for a short-story anthology called “Conversations over Coffee.” Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294.

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a new regional journal of art and writing, are seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit www.graydogpress. com/spokewrite.html.

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to

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