Artist Trust seeks grant applicants
WASHINGTON — Individual artists throughout the state are invited to submit applications to Artist Trust for its 2011 Grants for Artist Projects program. The grant awards up to $1,500 for the development, completion and presentation of artist projects, which may be in any creative discipline, including visual, performance, literary, media, emerging or cross-disciplinary. Applicants must not be enrolled in graduate or undergraduate degree programs. Fill out an application online at artisttrust.cuerate.org; submission deadline is 5 p.m. May 10.
Students awarded in regional art show
WENATCHEE — Awards were announced last weekend for the winners of the 32nd annual Regional High School Art Show. From more than 200 pieces by students from schools throughout North Central Washington, jurors selected winners in several different categories, as well as 12 Best in Show contenders to move on to the statewide competition in Olympia. Students winning Best in Show include Blake Bangs, Jessica Lynne Dowers, Mollie Hunt, Petra Michael, Aubrey Reed, Amber Reggiatore, Sergio Sanchez, Andrew Skirko, Maddie Timm, Meka Townsend, Stephanie Waterbury and Becca Wick. All artwork remains at Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., through April 9. For more information, call 888-6240. Other winning students include:
◗ Decorative arts
Abbey Freed, first; Kayla Morgan, second; Luke Riggan, third
Dylan Mills, first; Krissty Schooler, second; Paul Ebreo, third
◗ Graphic arts/Design
Petra Michaels, first; Faurest Nelson Wicks, second; Dawn Smith, third
◗ Mixed media
Marsha Changalidi, first; Tiffanie Billingsley, second; Bessie Ader, third
Abbey Freed, first; Ryan Thompson, second; Isaac Barnes, third
Alexis Olmstead, first; Lilly Schlotzhauser, second; Kamerson Smith, third
Zoe Cheeseman, first; Hannah Boswell, second; Kenzie Rivera, third
Isaac Barnes, first; Jorden Mayo, second; Sophia Pergamenschikoff, third
“Ocean to Altitude: Animal Studies in Stone and Bronze” Reception 5 p.m. Friday; Icicle Arts Gallery, 347 Division St.; free 548-2278
Leavenworth artist Gretchen Daiber displays animal sculptures at Icicle Arts Gallery. An artist for more than 35 years, Daiber creates pieces reflecting her connection to nature. Meet her during the reception, which includes refreshments and local wines. The sculptures remain on display through May 8.
Book Buzz and Anniversary Party 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
A Book for All Seasons celebrates 19 years in business with a party for the public. Four authors arrive at 1 p.m. to tout their books, and refreshments and prizes are available during the event. Visiting authors include Jonathan Evison, Robert Miller, Morgan Fraser and William Wadlington. Ten percent of all proceeds made from Saturday sales go to Leavenworth schools and the Community Cupboard.
“Crossing the Gates of Alaska,” David Metz Discussion 7 p.m. March 25; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free; signing 1 p.m. March 26; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Oregon adventurer Metz gives a talk in Leavenworth. “Crossing the Gates of Alaska” tells of his three-month journey through the Arctic with this two dogs, and how he survived.