• CALL FOR PHOTOS: The Tongass and Chugach national forests are kicking off a summer-long social-media-driven photo contest, story and poster series highlighting the beauty and diversity of these unique community assets. The photo competition, conducted in partnership with Alaska Geographic, will run until 5 p.m. today. Residents and visitors are invited to share photos and stories of their experiences in the forests, through the popular smart-phone application Instagram, as well as Twitter and the Forest Service website, www.myalaskaforests.com. Photos submitted through Instagram and Twitter are required to include a brief description of where the photo was taken, including which forest and must be hashtagged with "#myakforests." Participants linking their photo to Twitter are asked to mention either the Tongass or Chugach Forest Twitter handles, @TongassNF or @ChugachForestAK. As of 5 p.m. July 15, the photo from each forest with the most "likes" will be declared the winner. Two winners will be announced, representing each forest, and will be notified within Instagram as a comment on their photo as well as a photo announcement. Winners will be asked to send the photo by email along with mailing address for sending awards, and will receive a copy of the "Tongass National Forest" or "Chugach National Forest" coffee table books published by Alaska Geographic, a set of the posters and a pin.
• CALL FOR QUILTERS: Pratt Museum in Homer will host a themed quilt show, "History in the Making: Quilts, Quilters and Their Stories," Nov. 9-Dec. 30. Quilters are invited to create works that reflect their rich, shared local history or their own personal connection to this place. Each quilter will be asked to include a brief statement about their personal quilting history and the story of their piece. Quilts or wall hangings can be hand quilted, machine quilted or tied. All styles and techniques are welcome. Works must not exceed 72 inches in length or width. This is not a juried contest. Quilters must notify Pratt Museum curator Holly Cusack-McVeigh of their intent to participate no later than Sept. 1. Quilts need to be delivered for installation on Monday, Nov. 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, call 907-235-8635.
• CALL FOR ACTORS: Auditions for "American Night: Ballad of Juan Jose," a social satire with comedy from a Latino perspective are scheduled. Juan Jose is cramming for the U.S. Citizenship Exam and encounters everyone from Sacagawea to Jackie Robinson. Roles for Juan Jose, African-American male and female, one Asian male, older Hispanic male, older Hispanic female; another female actress and two male actors. Auditions, 11 a.m. July 21. Email for details and audition location or call and leave message. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 274-2599)
• CALL FOR MUSICIANS, POETS AND MORE: Anchorage Saturday and Sunday Markets need musicians, poets and all manner of performing artists. Markets are Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 19. Applications for the markets will be accepted throughout the summer. Contact Julia at 272-5634 or email her at email@example.com.
• CALL FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Denali National Park has called for applications from visual artists and writers for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence program. Established artists and writers use a historic roadside cabin as a base to explore the park and seek inspiration from it. Many works from previous artists-in-residence are displayed in the Denali and Eielson visitor centers. Artists reside in the East Fork cabin, Mile 43 on the park road, for a 10-day period between now and mid-September. In return, each artist donates a piece of artwork or written piece to the park's collection. They also offer a public presentation for visitors at the end of their residency. Applications are available online at nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm.
• CALL FOR ART VENDORS, ENTERTAINERS AND FOOD VENDORS: The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is calling for art vendors for Salmon Daze, noon-6 p.m. July 28 on G Street between Third and Fourth avenues. Vendors must be Alaska artists. For applications, call 279-5650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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