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Call for artists

The Columbian


Sing Here Now welcomes people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia to join this Vancouver choir, which meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 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.

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. or

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.

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


Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks submissions for “Celebration of the Female Form,” Feb. 4-28 at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, with an opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. The show will include depictions and interpretations of the female form clothed, unclothed, realistic or abstract in various media. Artists may submit up to two pieces by Feb. 2. The entry fee for Mosaic Arts Alliance members is $35 and $45 for non-members. Pieces larger than 36″ x 36″ will incur additional fees. Contact for details or visit

Please run the following in the Columbian Call for Artists section through Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

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, 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; 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.


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.