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Creative Opportunities for the week of May 12

PERFORMING ARTS

CALL FOR ACTORS: Auditions for "This Is Where We Came In" by the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River are set for 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 12340 Old Glenn Highway. Needed are 10 adults and teens. (694-8909, akfinearts.org)

VISUAL ARTS

• CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: Alaska Photographic Center invites photographers to enter their work in Rarefied Light 2013, Alaska's largest juried photography exhibition. The prospectus is available for download at akphotoctr.org. Digital submissions must be postmarked by June 4, 2013. Photographers also have an opportunity to attend a workshop led by Sean Kernan. Titled "Creativity and the Photographer," the class explores creative photography by setting the photographer aside. It's set for 6-9 p.m. July 26 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 27-29. Space is limited, so sign up early. Visit the website for more details.

• CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: The Eagle River Camera Club announces the 2013 Bear Paw Festival Photo Contest and seeks entries from Alaska photographers. Categories are Eagle River, people, scenic, fauna, flora, open and creative. There are separate classes for youth and adults. Organizers are accepting entries in digital format only. The files must be written to a CD, DVD or flash drive. Drop entries off from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, no later than June 14, to Gutierrez Photography, 11823 Old Glenn Highway, No. 107. $5 per photo entry. (727-1284)

• CALL FOR ARTISTS: Talkeetna's annual Moose on Parade was inspired by the example and spirit of Wild Salmon on Parade in Anchorage and Cows on Parade in Chicago. The Denali Arts Council in Talkeetna will match artists with sponsoring businesses to place large, uniquely designed and decorated moose all over town. These moose will then take part in the July 4 parade before being auctioned off to the highest bidders. The council is looking for artists and submissions. This year, the council will introduce Art Moose, smaller, tabletop moose to be auctioned off in a silent auction. For details and registration forms, visit the DAC homepage at denaliartscouncil.org/events.htm. Deadline to register and pay the entry fee of $20 (for large moose) is May 31.

• CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Anchorage Museum is accepting submissions until July 1 for "Earth, Fire & Fibre XXIV." This popular biennial juried art exhibition was established to encourage Alaska artists to create new works in traditional craft materials such as fiber, clay and wood. This year's juror is Andrew Glasgow, retired executive director of the American Craft Council. The winner of the Juror's Choice Award receives a $1,000 prize. Deadline for submissions is July 1. Submission fee is $25. "Earth, Fire & Fibre" opens Oct. 6 and is on view through Jan. 5, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum. After it closes in Anchorage, the exhibition will tour the state for one year. Interested artists can learn more and apply at callforentry.org.

POTPOURRI

• CALL FOR WRITING AND ART SUBMISSIONS: Alaska Women Speak is looking for poetry, prose, journalistic and informational articles (1,200 words or less) for its upcoming issue. The theme for Summer 2013 is "She Did It Anyway." Cover art, illustrative art or creative photography may be submitted as JPEG images. The deadline for submissions is May 20; please send to alaskawomenspeak@ yahoo.com.

• CALL FOR ARTISTS AND VENDORS: The 7th annual Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire is accepting artists and vendors for this year's fair in downtown Palmer, set for Saturday, July 13. This popular fair will have vendors based on the town green along with live music, a Rhubarb Rumble chef's cook-off and expert speakers on gardening and sustainable living. It coincides with the second Saturday Artwalk event in downtown Palmer. Needed are artists who are willing to demonstrate their talents, from plein air painting, photography in the garden, sculpting a garden folly, to using the garden and nature as a source for art materials. Deadline is June 1. Vendor fee is $65. Visit palmergardenandart.org for details.