Arts Calendar


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 www.artisanbarn.org 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 www.artisanbarn.org 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 karen@spokanecity.org.

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 www.ci.moscow.id.us/art or e-mail kgarrity@ci.moscow.id.us. Submit forms to kgarrity@ci.moscow.id.us 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 www.onsacredgrounds.com 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 www.sequimarts.org 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 stevea@cdaid.org 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 www.abovetherimgallery.blogspot.com.

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 stevea@cdaid.org.

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 www.spokanearts.org.

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 www.spokanefolklore.org. 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 losthorsepress@mindspring.com 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 libbyf@spokesman.com.

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