Friday, August 14, 2020
Aug. 14, 2020

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Calls for Artists

The Columbian


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.

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 Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. Beginning band is offered from 6 to 6:30 p.m. or

Vancouver Master Chorale is holding auditions for their remaining concert season. Rehearsals are Monday nights at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian church Vancouver. Please prepare a solo of any type. While there is no sight-reading audition, reading music is required. Contact Jana Hart at to set a time.

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 evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 3917 N.E. Shaver St., Portland.


The Portland Rose Festival and Oak Knoll Winery seek original art for the 2020 Rose Festival wine label contest. Oak Knoll will award $1,000 to the winning artist and transform their artwork into a wine label with the Rose City Label Company. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 15. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will be notified by Jan. 31. For contest eligibility, rules and application go to

UC Gallery and Union Chapel Creatives Collaborative seeks photographers to submit original work for its February exhibit, “The Art of Portraiture and People.” Submission are open to any local photographer, professional or amateur. Registration, images, titles list and artist statements are due before midnight Jan. 19. To register, go to For full details, download the prospectus at Show dates are Feb. 7 to 29 at Union Chapel, 806 Main St., Vancouver. Additional questions can be emailed to


Magenta Theater seeks actors to audition for Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Auditions for 20 roles and understudies, ages 18 and older, are at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver. Performances are April 10-25. Headshots are required, theater resumes are preferred. No appointments are necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Singing is required for some roles. “Sides” will be posted at on Jan. 13. For additional information, contact or 360-606-0033.