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Art Calendar

Thu., Feb. 19, 2009


“Messiah” – Auditions for the Handel Choir. Today-Sunday. Performance is April 14. Call (509) 445-6865, e-mail, or visit for more information.

“The Sorcerer” – Sunday-Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pend Orielle Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Open to high school through adult actors and vocalists; looking to cast four male and four female leads, multiple minor roles, and chorus and technical support. Auditioners will be asked to read from a script and sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Performance dates: May 15-17, 22-24, 29-30. Call (509) 447-2750 or (509) 447-0706.

“Heidi” – Spokane Children’s Theatre is holding auditions March 8, 4-7 p.m., and March 9, 6-9 p.m., to cast seven men, three women, two girls, one boy, and a chorus of 15-20 adults and children. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute song and should dress for movement/dance auditions. Auditions will be held at Spokane Community College’s Lair Building, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 328-4886 or visit for more information.

Classes and workshops

Painting with Words – How to turn true stories into literature, taught by local author Beth Bollinger. Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., The Artist’s Tree, 828 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $30. Preregistration required. Call (509) 456-2300 to register and for more information.

Corbin Art Center Classes Pen and Ink with Watercolor – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Painterly Painting in Watercolor – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. All classes are held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Preregistration required. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25/class. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit


On Sacred Grounds Artists Cooperative – Organizational meeting scheduled for today, at 6 p.m. Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294 for more information.

Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene, and the third Thursday of each month, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. Call (208) 762-0976.

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.

Call for photographers

Winthrop Balloon Roundup – Inviting photographers to submit work by March 1 to be included in a slide show March 7 at the Winthrop Barn, 51 N. Highway 20, Winthrop, Wash. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and may submit up to 10 images. Call (509) 341-4113, e-mail, or visit /balloon.html for more specifications.

Call for artists

Artist Trust’s GAP Project – The state-funded program provides support for individual artists by awarding up to $1,500 for projects, including, but not limited to development, completion or presentation of new work. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, and cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday. Guidelines available at

Chase Gallery All-Media Juried Show – Looking for artists to participate in the All-Media Juried Show, July 7-Aug. 28, at the Chase Gallery, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Participants can obtain a prospectus at the Chase Gallery, at, or by e-mailing A completed entry form, a CD (with up to three images), a self addressed stamped envelope, and $25 entry fee (made out to Spokane Arts Fund) are due by 5 p.m., April 10. Call (509) 625-6050 for more information.

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 May 31. Visit or call Elaine at (509) 747-6294 for application forms and more information.

Art on the Green Poster Contest – Artists invited to enter 2009 contest for annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene. Winning poster design will be awarded $600, and used on T-shirts, pins, programs and festival literature. Art should be original work in finished form, but not framed. Include or allow space for the following information: 41st Annual Art on the Green, July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009, On the Grounds of North Idaho College, The Citizens’ Council for the Arts, and the CCA logo. Entries should be submitted by March 23 to the CCA office, Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, or the offices of Flammia and Solomon, 317 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-9346.

27th Annual Inland Crafts – Accepting applications for jury. Heritage and original contemporary craft media artists, including photographers, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include six representational digital images (including an optional booth image), the jury application form, and a one page resume. Application deadline is April 3; cost is $30. Show will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Spokane Convention Center. Visit to apply; for information, call (509) 995-7956 or e-mail or see for more information.

2009 Moscow Art Walk Brochure – Open to artists who have officially participated in the Art Walk within the last two years. A jury panel will select one artist to receive $500 from the City of Moscow to create an original work of art for the cover of the brochure. Application deadline is April 17, 5 p.m. Contact Kathleen at kburns@ci,, or Keely at (208) 883-7036 or, or visit

Call for musicians

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

Call for writers

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 for more information.

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 /spokewrite.html.

Crime/Mystery Stories – Dark City Books is seeking crime and mystery stories set in Spokane for a 2009 publication. Stories should be 1,000 to 10,000 words. Submissions can be mailed to Dark City Books, 1314 S. Grand Blvd., Suite 2-120, Spokane, WA 99202, or e-mailed to

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

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