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Artists opening studios for public tours

North Country Artist Trails, a program of the Colville Arts Foundation, invites the public to tour artists’ studios, gardens and galleries throughout Northeastern Washington beginning Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer season.

A variety of artists are participating, including potters, sculptors, metal workers, painters and bead workers. Although participants have different hours, all will open their studios May 27-30, July 29-31 and Aug. 26-28.

A brochure including a map, directions and opening times is available at various locations in Colville. For more information, call (509) 684-3002 or visit

Call for artists

• Washington state artists whose work demonstrates high artistic merit for 20 or more years are invited to apply for the fifth biennial Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists.

Five mature artists from Washington/Oregon and five from California will be selected to receive unrestricted grants of $25,000 each. Applicants must have lived at least nine months per year in the three-state region for the past three years.

Entry deadline is June 30. For more information, visit or call (800) 303-2139.


• Jennifer Sather has been selected as the featured artist for the Ride the West Equine Expo at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Friday through next Sunday. Her watercolor “Billy Bonney’s Getaway” will be the cover art on the Expo program, and Sather will donate a piece to be auctioned with proceeds going to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Auction/Pancake Breakfast.

• Painter Tricia Florence of Sandpoint is one of 89 artists to have work accepted for the juried Expressions West 2005 show at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Ore. The show runs from May 20 through July 14.

Classes and workshops

• A grant-writing workshop for artists will be presented by Artist Trust on May 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum, 502 E. Boone Ave. Designed for artists working in all disciplines, the workshop will feature a discussion of work sample “do’s and don’ts,” how to get informed about the array of grant possibilities available to Washington state artists and more.

For more information, call (866) 218-7878 or e-mail

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