Tourism Promotion Group seeks photo contest entries
CHELAN — Enter photographs of your time spent at Lake Chelan for a chance to win cash prizes in the Lake Chelan Tourism Promotion Group’s sixth annual “My Lake Chelan” photo contest.
Participants are asked to submit their three best images of the area depicting any variety of events, activities and scenic views, along with an entry form, downloadable at cometothelake.com.
The submission deadline is Sept. 30. Send files via email to email@example.com or on disc by mail to P.O. Box 2450, Chelan, WA 98816. For more information, call Roni Freund at 663-2637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local artist wins award
YAKIMA — East Wenatchee artist Wendy Allan was presented with the Yakima Ambulatory Surgical Center Award for her photograph, “Giving Back,” at the 44th annual Juried Art Exhibition for the Allied Arts of Yakima Valley. The exhibit remains on display at Allied’s Peggy Lewis Gallery, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., through Aug. 7. For more information, visit alliedartsyakima.org.
Giant Puppets exhibit Reception 5 p.m. Aug. 5; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free 888-6240
A collection of giant puppets created by WVMCC volunteers for this year’s Apple Blossom Festival parade goes on display at the museum for downtown Wenatchee’s First Friday. Six puppets made from scratch are accompanied by two borrowed from the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. The exhibit includes panels that illustrate the construction process. See everything on display through Aug. 27.
“The Western Experience” Reception 5 p.m. Aug. 5; Two Rivers Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.; free 888-9504
Local artists display work focusing on the West and Northwest at Two Rivers Gallery. Larry Gay, featured artist in “The Western Experience,” provides sculptures and bronze work for the exhibit. Winners of Two Rivers’ Saddle Rock Plein Air contest are presented with their pieces for the First Friday reception. Harpist Suzanne Grassell performs during the reception. Pieces remain on display through August.
Bruce Taylor and Roberta Gregory, presentation 7 p.m. Aug. 5; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free 548-1451
An author and a graphic artist share tales of their “ultimate journeys” at the Barn Beach Reserve. Bruce Taylor discusses his latest book, “Mountains of the Night,” about the journeys all people must take to define their lives, and provides insight into his own life journey. Cartoonist Roberta Gregory talks about her book, “Follow Your Art,” which includes her journeys through Europe, Asia and America. The pair are joined by Mary Pelzel, Joe Fitzpatrick and Sandra Byrd at A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 for the bookstore’s free multi-author Book Buzz signing event.
Group exhibit Reception 4 p.m. today; Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
Paintings and photography by Mary Powell, Gary Harper, Phil Woras and Kim Matthews Wheaton are part of Confluence Gallery’s new group exhibit. It opens today and continues through Sept. 17.
Landscape Sketching and Drawing workshop 10 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 6; Michael Caldwell’s studio, 16 Chewuch Heights Road; $112 997-2787
Artist Michael Caldwell teaches students to draw landscapes in pencil and charcoal and shares techniques and materials. The two-day class is open to anybody ages 17 and older.
“Contemporary Arts and Architecture in the Methow and Beyond” 6 p.m. Wednesday; Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
The Mazama Residency presents the first in a series of discussions with artists, architects and other experts.