Call for actors: Mad Myrna’s and Theatre Artists United are holding auditions for a production of the Who’s “Tommy.” Auditions are 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14-16, with performances Fridays and Saturdays, April 22-May 14. Prepare a song (piano or CD playback available) and short monologue or do a cold reading. Contact director Jessica Jacob at 808-388-1890 or music director Steven Alvarez at 632-2212 for more details.
Call for art teachers: Chiniak Art Works on Kodiak Island is accepting applications for four paid teaching positions. Classes will be made free to the community, with teachers compensated $50 per two-hour class. Visit chiniakart.org for details and job application. Interested applicants should apply by Monday, Feb. 14.
Call for artists: The Anchorage Museum is accepting applications for its juried art and craft events. Summer Art Potpourri occurs daily during June and July. Crafts Weekend happens during the three-day Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27. Both events offer artists an opportunity to sell their work and interact with museum visitors. Crafts Weekend and Summer Art Potpourri will be juried simultaneously. Artists can submit digital images for one or both events. Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. March 25. Selections will be made by April 15. More information and a prospectus are available at anchoragemuseum.org.
Call for artists: Bosco’s is accepting submissions for its 12th annual Manga and Anime Art Contest. All submissions must by handmade, with entries for participants 16 or older submitted on a professional comic cover page. Younger artists can submit on 8”x10 white paper. Art must be suitable for viewing by all ages, with no more than one entry per category. Entries due Friday, April 8. Visit boscos.com for more info.
Call for artists: Indigo Tea Lounge is accepting proposals for First Friday exhibits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Call for artists: The International Gallery of Contemporary Art and Alaska Design Forum are accepting proposals for exhibitions, performances or installations to be held in the gallery in March. Work should relate to the theme of common space. Visit alaskadesignforum.org or contact email@example.com for more information. The International Gallery is accepting applications for work exhibitions, performances, collaborations and more for 2012.
Call for artists: The Alaska Railroad Corporation is soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. Submissions should be a thumbnail sketch no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. The idea must include an Alaska Railroad theme in order to be considered, with additional consideration given to entries focusing on Seward. The chosen artist will be paid $3,000 in return for participation in signing events in Anchorage and Fairbanks. ARRC retains all rights to the artwork. For more information, call 564-4488 or visit alaskarailroad.com. Mail or deliver to Tim Thompson at Thompson & Co., 445 West 9th Ave, Anchorage, 99501. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 18. The successful artist will be notified by mid-March 2011.
Call for artists: Denali National Park and Preserves’ Artist-in-Residence Program is accepting applications from visual artists through Sunday. Applications and more information is available at nps.gov. Up to four artists will be selected to reside in the East Park cabin for 10 days, between June and mid-September. Artists will donate a piece of artwork inspired by their stay to the park’s collection and offer a public presentation for visitors upon the end of their residency. For more information, contact Timothy Rains at 683-9435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for artists: Upstairs Studio is accepting artist for First Friday shows. For application information visit upstairsstudioart.com or call 258-2787.
Call to authors: Radical Arts for Women is accepting entries for the Nichole Blizzard Short Story Contest. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize is $500, second $300 and third $100. The deadline for entries is April 1, with winners announced April 23. Submissions can be mailed to the address below. Check radicalartsforwomen.org for full submission guidelines.
Radical Arts for Women Short Story Contest
PO box 244436
Anchorage, Alaska 99524
Call to authors and poets: F Magazine is accepting submissions for a writing competition to be featured in the local publication’s June issue. Participants can submit short fiction (1,000-5,000 words) or poetry (one or two pages). The deadline for submission is April 24, with a $5 fee for each entry. Visit fhideout.org for details. Entries can also be submitted at the address below, with checks payable to F Magazine. Eligible entries must be postmarked by April 20.
3142 Mountain View Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Call to poets and translators: Poetry journal “Ice Floe” is seeking submissions for its 2011 volume. Poets and translators from Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Northern Russia are encouraged to submit new work. Selections will be printed in their original language along with the English translation. No more than five poems accepted. For more information, email email@example.com. The same contact can be used to submit work, or they can be mailed to address below. Include a brief biographical paragraph with submissions.
University of Alaska Press
c/o Ice Floe
PO Box 756240
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
The NAACP Anchorage’s Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olypmics (ACT-SO) program is recruiting area high school students to participate in the Olympics of the Mind competition on Saturday, April 30. Categories for the competition are performing arts (dance, music, drama), humanities (poetry, essay, playwriting), visual arts (drawing, sculpture, painting, photography), math and sciences (medicine, chemistry, physics) and business entreprenuership. Winners received cash prizes a trip to the national competition in Kansas City, Mo., in July. Contact 229-3178 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit naacpanchorage.org/actso.