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Calls to Artists

The Columbian

Art and Writing

Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks artists to submit work for its “Surprise and Delight” exhibit, March 3-28 at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., with a First Friday reception 5 to 9 p.m. March 6. Anyone is invited to contribute up to three pieces of original art for the enjoyment of our community. The entry fee is $40. Artwork will be made available for sale, with the gallery retaining a 30 percent commission. Gallery-ready art should be delivered to Angst Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 1. Visit www.mosaicartsalliance.org for complete details.

The city of Vancouver invites artists to submit proposals for public art at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. Feb. 26. The project’s goal is to create something that demonstrates the museum’s relevance while respecting its commitment to preserving the community’s stories and artifacts. Proposals will be reviewed by the city’s Public Art Committee, in consultation with the museum and the Uptown Village Association. Once a proposal is selected, artwork will be completed and installed within six months. The project’s budget is set at $30,000, including artist’s fees, engineering fees, labor and materials, documentation and transportation to the site. The city will be responsible for site preparation and installation, in consultation with the artist(s). For complete details, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/PublicArtCommittee.

Vancouver Community Library invites creative writers and visual artists to submit original works for “Visions & Voices,” and then to create a response piece to the original work assigned to them. The submission deadline is Feb. 28. There is no cost to submit. Written work may be submitted to vaartteam@fvrl.org, or in person at the library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Art pieces must be submitted at the library. Participants will be notified of acceptance by email, and their response piece will also be sent through email. Pick up an application at Vancouver Community Library, or go to www.fvrl.org; click on Locations>Vancouver, and click on the purple button labeled Apply for Visions & Voices. Each work and its response piece will be displayed beginning Friday, April 3. For more details, call 360-906-5000.

The Society of Washington Artists seeks artists 18 and older to enter the nonjuried, professionally judged Spring Show and Sale (the largest such show in Southwest Washington), April 30 to May 3 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver. Online registration continues until April 17 or until 200 pieces have been registered. Both 2D and 3D items may be entered. For complete registration information, visit swavancouver.com.

Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance seeks vendor artists for the Washougal Art Festival, Aug. 8 at Reflection Plaza in Washougal. The festival is open to visual artists working in all media and is intended for professional artists who are actively producing and exhibiting their work to sell. Entries will be juried on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism. Artists are selected by a jury of local artists and gallery owners. The deadline to apply is May 1. Complete entry details are available at ww.washougalarts.org.

Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center invites the public to loan items significant to their spiritual practice for the “Dimensions of the Sacred” exhibit, March 22 through May 3. Anyone can participate. Any object, song or dance can be considered. Items must be delivered to Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, from March 6 and March 8, between noon and 5 p.m. Items will be on loan for the duration of the exhibition. Time-based performances will be scheduled during Saturday gallery hours, depending on the participants’ schedules. All performances will be free and open to the public. For more details, email info@disjecta.org. www.disjecta.org

Oregon Christian Writers seeks writers to enter the Cascade Writing Contest. Entries can be received through March 15. Each entry will be reviewed by three preliminary judges with feedback provided to every contestant. The final three in each category will be submitted to Christian writing and publishing professionals for judging. Winners will be announced at the Cascade Writing Contest Awards at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Portland’s Red Lion on the River Hotel. You do not need to be an Oregon Christian Writers member to enter. Both published and unpublished writers can enter. For complete details, see oregonchristianwriters.org/cascade-writing-contest.


Sing Here Now welcomes people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia to join this choir, which meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 20, 27, March 5 and 12. Participation is free, but registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900. Rehearsals take place at Mannahouse, 14311 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

Columbia River Chorus invites women who enjoy singing to join its weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Clark College Beacock Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Sight reading is not required. For more information, call 360-887-4927. columbiariverchorus.com

Vancouver Community Concert Band seeks brass, woodwind and percussion players, active or retired. All abilities welcome; no audition required. The volunteer community band, along with its polka band, Dixieland Jazz Band and chamber ensembles, performs regularly around the area. Rehearsals are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. Beginning band is offered from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Facebook.com/VCCBand or vanccband@gmail.com

Vancouver Pops Orchestra seeks musicians who play orchestral instruments. The ensemble plays 20 to 25 45-minute assemblies each year in local grade schools. Rehearsals are 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, contact Dennis Pieren at 360-907-9141.

The Rose City Timberliners Barbershop Chorus seeks new voices to sing in four-part harmony. No audition is necessary; just come to a rehearsal, held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 3917 N.E. Shaver St., Portland. timberliners.org/about-us

Vancouver Community Library seeks musicians for select First Friday events, lasting three hours. Musicians may accept donations and sell promotional merchandise. For details, contact Beth Wood at 360-906-5132 or bwood@fvrl.org.


Loves Street Playhouse invites actors to audition for its spring production of “Lend Me a Tenor.” In 1934 Ohio, a world-famous tenor has fallen to a double dose of tranquilizers. Can the company’s young go-fer succeed in impersonating the opera legend? And what happens when the presumed deceased star wakes up? Auditions will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland. Auditions are cold readings from the script, a portion of which can be found at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com along with descriptions of roles. No monologues are required. No appointments are necessary. Arrive early to fill out paperwork. Actors should bring headshots, calendars and theater resumes.

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