• CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Alaska Railroad Corp. is now soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. The artist selected will be commissioned to create artwork that is the basis for the 2015 Alaska Railroad official print. In order to be considered, artwork must include an Alaska Railroad theme. For the 2015 print, the Alaska Railroad is particularly interested in artwork that features train service or railroad infrastructure at Portage, in Whittier or along the Whittier Branch. These areas have yet to be showcased in an Alaska Railroad annual art print. While it's not mandatory, submissions that feature the Portage-to-Whittier areas will receive additional consideration. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Artist submissions should be presented as a single thumbnail sketch no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. To provide some context, the sketch may be accompanied by a few samples of the artist's finished artwork. Submissions should be mailed to: Stephenie Wheeler, Alaska Railroad Corporate Affairs, Alaska Railroad, P.O. Box 107, Anchorage 99510-7500; or hand-delivered to 327 W. Ship Creek Ave. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (265-2671 or WheelerS@akrr.com)
• CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: F Magazine has announced the fourth annual Alaska Statewide Youth Art and Writing Competition, open to youths in grades 7-12. Finalists will have their art curated in a gallery and stories published in F Magazine. The top two finishers will be awarded full scholarships to Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Deadline to submit stories and art is Dec. 16. Find all the details on F Magazine's website: fhideout.org.
• CALL FOR WRITERS: TEDx Anchorage will feature a series of talks, videos and performances by those who are helping to write Alaska's story, and needs creative individuals to share their experiences. All interested parties are encouraged to apply. For an application, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tedxANC2014 or contact us at TedXANC@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. The TEDx is set for March 29 at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Loussac Library.