The Arts in Brief

Subsistence program art sought

The Federal Subsistence Management Program sponsors its annual art contest for all students in Alaska grades K-12. The program seeks art on the theme of Alaska subsistence wildlife. The winner’s artwork will be published on the cover of Federal Subsistence Management Regulations for the Harvest of Wildlife on Federal Public Lands in Alaska book. Each entry must be 8.5-by-11 inches and have an Alaska wildlife subsistence theme. All artwork must be original. 

Submit entries to: Office of Subsistence Management, attention: Deborah Coble, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6199. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 1. For the official rules and entry forms, contact the Office of Subsistence Management by phone at 800-478-1456 or by email at or visit Scanned student artwork may be retained for use in brochures, regulation books and other publications produced by the Office of Subsistence Management.


Pratt art-science collaboration

focuses on bears of Cook Inlet

Starting this month, the Pratt Museum holds a series of talks and presentations about the brown and black bears of the lower Cook Inlet region. Biologists, wildlife managers, ecotourism professionals and Native cultural specialists will discuss the many aspects of bears. 

The Pratt also issues a call to artists to create one work per artist on the theme of the region’s bears. Artists are encouraged to attend talks to get information and inspiration. Intent to participate should be made by March 1, with works due by April 29. The exhibit shows May 6-July 31. For more information, call Scott Bartlett at 435-3335 or email


Deadline extended for ‘Loss’ show

The Homer Council on the Arts has extended the submission form deadline for artists for its upcoming show, “Loss,” to be done in conjunction with a visit by Letters Aloud in November. Forms stating an intent to enter are due by Monday.

Letters Aloud reads and dramatizes letters on a variety of subjects. On Nov. 10, Letters Aloud performs “Fame,” letters about fame from the famous. In collaboration with Hospice of Homer, Letters Aloud also does a private performance, “From the Front Lines,” for veterans and in honor of Veterans Day.

For the art show, “Loss,” all mediums of art will be accepted. The theme is not exclusive to wartime loss, and explorations of any kind on the theme of loss are welcome. All media is welcome, including sculpture, photography, paining and collage. Letters of intent to exhibit in the show should be submitted to HCOA by calling 235-4288 or emailing