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Thu., May 6, 2010

Classes and workshops

Mom and Me: Mother’s Day Celebration – For ages 3-6. Bring 10 photos for you and your child to make memorable gifts to share on Mother’s Day. Today or Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $14. (509) 625-6200,

Grandma and Me: Mother’s Day Gifts – For ages 3-5. Projects include a picture frame, card and more. Friday, 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $14. (509) 625-6200,

Youth Art Workshop – Conducted by Art on the Edge as part of The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center’s fifth anniversary celebration. Friday, 5-8 p.m. at The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Admission is $10 at the door (free for children 12 and younger). (208) 457-8950,

Homemade Bath and Body Products – For ages 16 and older. Learn how to make bath and body products with items in your kitchen. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $33, includes all supplies. (509) 625-6200,

Tiny Tot Combo 1 – For ages 5-8. Introduce your child to ballet, jazz and tap dance as they have fun with creative movement. Four-week class is held Saturdays, May 8-29, 11-11:45 a.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $39. (509) 625-6200,

Piano Intro for Children – For ages 7-12. Begin reading music and playing simple melodies with a small group. Cost is $40 plus supplies. Four-week class is held Saturdays, May 8-29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. (509) 625-6200,

The Art Coop Classes – Mosaic Saucer – Two-part class is held Mondays, May 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., $45. Mosaic Bowling Ball or Boulder – Three-part class is held Wednesdays, May 12, 19 and 26, 6-9 p.m., $70. Materials provided. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit

Sports/Action Photography – For ages 16 and older. Discover the secrets to taking great action shots; understand individual sports and the best locations to shoot from, proper camera settings, equipment and more. May 11, 6-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $15. (509) 725-6200,

Summer Theatre Arts Camp – For youth ages 11-16. Covers acting, storytelling, monologue and scene writing, ballroom and world dance, mask making, puppetry and teamwork on stage. Two-week camp is held July 26-Aug. 6, Mondays-Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. Cost is $450 per camper, and includes two juice and snack breaks each day, a complete lunch each day and all materials. (509) 993-7121,

Step in the Write Direction – Presented by the Inland Empire Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Includes speakers, a book sale, “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing,” crafting your novel, an agent critique of first pages, “Illustrators’ Intensive” and more. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $95 by June 15, $105 from June 16-Aug. 15, and $120 at the door. (509) 482-5288,,


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. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316

Call for artists

Avenue West Gallery Juried Art Exhibition – Artists of all media are invited to enter the Juried Exhibition held in August at Avenue West Gallery. Entry fee is $10 per entry, limit of five entries per artist. Entry deadline is May 20. Contact Katie Densley at (509) 647-5480 or, or Dennis Smith at (509) 299-4979 or

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center Multimedia Show – Artists living in Post Falls are invited to exhibit work in this show, held May 21-June 10. Call (208) 457-8950 or e-mail

Chase Gallery – City of Spokane Arts Commission announces an open call for artwork to exhibit in the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall. Interested artists should submit 10 to 15 digital images on a CD, a list of works and a résumé, plus an artist statement if they wish. Send to: Exhibiting Committee, Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA 99201. Deadline for submission is May 25. For more information, call (509) 625-6050 or visit chase.aspx.

Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed, Reused Art Competition – Sponsored by the Northeast Washington Arts Council. Deadline to enter up to five pieces is May 27. Entry fee is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 17 and younger. Art should be sent or delivered to: NEWAArts Gallery, 260 N. Oak St., Colville, WA 99114. Call (509) 936-1527 or visit for more information.

Uniontown Sausage Feed Logo - Seeking submissions for a graphic image to promote the annual event, using up to three colors (image may be printed on T-shirts and caps). Entry deadline is June 1; prize is four tickets with priority seating for this year’s dinner. E-mail to or mail to Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Attn: Logo Contest, P.O. Box 36, Uniontown, WA 99179. Include artist’s name, address and phone number., (509) 229-3655

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking artists and crafters for the Valleyford Art Festival, July 23-25. Weekend includes dinner and dance, historical tours and a parade. (509) 747-6294,

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival Accepting applications from vendors and artisans with unique crafts and artwork for this year’s festival, Aug. 6-8 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake., (509) 869-0252

Dodson’s Jewelers – Open call for paintings, either watercolor or oils, with an Italian theme for an exhibition to run during November. Call (509) 624-4163 for more information.

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. (509) 625-6079,

Avenue West Gallery – Looking for artists interested in applying for membership. Call (509) 838-4999 or visit the gallery at 122 S. Monroe St. for more information.

Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members, particularly woodworkers but will consider any fine craft media; contact Also looking for guest artists to be featured each month, including First Friday receptions; contact

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn – Seeking performing artists of any genre to fill out the 2010 event calendar. (509) 229-3655,

Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artist’s cooperative. (208) 263-2642,

Northeast Washington Arts Council – Accepting original work from artists for the gallery and studio space at 260 Oak St., Colville. Cost is minimal, environment is professional. (509) 936-1527,

Call for performers

Fall Folk Festival – Seeking musicians, dancers, storytellers and crafters for the 25th annual festival, Nov. 20-21 at Spokane Community College. Applications available at; must be postmarked by July 1.

Call for volunteers

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Volunteers needed to help with various tasks, including: serving meals to actors and crew members at dress rehearsals, assembling welcome baskets for actors, helping with concessions and raffle tickets and promoting shows by hanging posters. Summer season runs through August at North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. E-mail or call (208) 769-7780 for more information.

ArtFest – Volunteers needed for the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s 25th annual art show June 4-6 at Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. Contact David Brum at (509) 363-5324 or david.brum@northwestmuseum .org for more information.

Call for writers

Lost Horse Press Idaho Prize for Poetry 2010 – National competition offering $1,000 plus publication of a book-length poetry manuscript. Postmark deadline for manuscript submission is May 15 (must include $25 reading fee and SASE). Winner and finalists will be announced Aug. 15. For guidelines or additional information, call (208) 255-4410, e-mail or visit

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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