Writing competition deadline approaches
WENATCHEE — Put your pens to work, because the submission deadline is almost up for Write on the River’s 2011 writers’ competition. In fiction and nonfiction categories, writers may enter pieces with up to 1,000 words for a chance to win cash prizes of $100, $200 or $300. Entry fees are $20 (or $40 to include a written critique from the judges); submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 4. Rules and guidelines are posted at writeontheriver.org. For more information, call Susan Lagsdin at 293-9215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden West Gallery accepting applications
STEHEKIN — Arts and Humanities of Stehekin opens its application period for artists interested in exhibiting work in Golden West Gallery’s 2011 summer season. Artists of any media may request an application by e-mail to email@example.com with “Attn: Application” in the subject line. Requests should be made by Feb. 15, and submissions postmarked no later than March 1.
Local artist displays work at Jundt exhibit
SPOKANE — Three pieces by Wenatchee artist Ruth E. Allan are part of “Northwest Atmospheric Ceramics,” an invitational exhibit at the Jundt Galleries of Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boon Ave. Artists from Washington, Oregon and Montana display their work through April 1, with a public reception taking place at 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit gonzaga.edu/jundt.
First Friday reception 5 p.m. Feb. 4; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free; www.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Get a free peek into WVMCC’s exhibits for its First Friday event. An exhibit on Valentines opens at the reception with vintage cards and memorabilia from the museum’s collection, in addition to “Bill McGuire: Fisherman, Sportsman, Craftsman,” the current exhibit in the Gold Gallery. McGuire attends the reception to share gunstocks and fishing rods. Refreshments are served during the evening.
Marc Dilley, “Outdoor Inspirations” Reception 5 p.m. Friday; Icicle Arts Gallery, 347 Division St.; free; iciclearts.org 548-2278
Marc Dilley says he strives to not merely depict, but to illuminate nature with his photographs. The Leavenworth shooter’s work is on display at Icicle Arts Gallery. “As a hiker, backpacker and climber for nearly 40 years, my experiences in the natural world have been my primary artistic influence,” he says. Refreshments and local wines will be served at the “Meet the Artist” reception. Dilley’s photographs remain on display until March 6.