South King County Cultural Coalition Sat, 23 May 2015 05:04:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sumi art workshop Sat, 23 May 2015 05:04:48 +0000 Covington Library 
Date: 6/27/2015, 2 PM

Explore what you can create using authentic sumi painting tools of handmade brushes, handmade rice paper and sumi (ink). You will leave the workshop, presented by Japanese art specialists Midori Thiel or Hae Sung Yoon, with a completed sumi painting. The Covington Library is located at 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington. The workshop is free.

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Photography of Lee Rosenberg Fri, 22 May 2015 05:49:16 +0000 Lee - Willow+tree-3Normandy Park Arts Commission
Now through 7/10/2015

Lee Rosenberg is a Bellingham photographer who has been taking pictures since his first Brownie camera. A student of photography during the days of film, Rosenberg pursued a career in Manhattan as a fashion, catalog, portrait and wedding photographer. He went on to become an art director and designed books for several New York publishers.

Coming the the Pacific Northwest rekindled Rosenberg’s love of photography and as the digital age dawned he found additional creative outlets in the realm of post production.

This exhibit is in Normandy Park City Hall Council Chambers, 801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park.

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Humanities Washington Spark Grants Tue, 19 May 2015 22:55:56 +0000 Humanities Washington
Letter of intent due: 8/28/2015
Full applications due: 9/25/2015

Spark Grants bring to life Humanities Washington’s mission of sparking conversation and critical thinking to help create informed, engaged communities across our state. Spark Grants support projects at large and small organizations that encourage thoughtful consideration of issues and provide social, historical and philosophical context to better understand our complex world.

While there are many opportunities for individuals to access information – e.g., the media, Internet, books – there are relatively few outlets for people to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns about this information with other people, especially those with viewpoints different from their own. Spark Grants are available to help “spark” and sustain these important conversations. Humanities Washington is especially interested in supporting programs that bring together diverse groups of people. To serve broader audiences and promote partnerships, Spark Grants will only be awarded to projects that are the result of a collaboration between two or more organizations. In addition, these projects must be:

  • Based in dialogue and discussion
  • Open to the general public
  • Free or low-cost to attend

Project formats may include:

  • Lectures and readings
  • Community conversations
  • Reading and discussion groups
  • Public forums
  • Panel presentations

Spark Grants can be used to fund public programs that build on themes developed in a larger project, such as discussions in conjunction with exhibitions or film festivals.

Any nonprofit organization or public agency is eligible to apply for a Spark Grant. While applicants do not need to be incorporated or have tax-exempt status, they must be organized for nonprofit purposes and funded activities must clearly serve a Washington state audience. In addition, organizations may apply for a Spark Grant only once in a calendar year, and organizations that have previously received Humanities Washington funding must submit a final report before applying again with a new project. Individuals are not eligible to receive Humanities Washington grants.

Spark Grants are awarded through a competitive grant process. Award amounts range from $1,001 to $7,500. Please note that Humanities Washington has limited grant funds to award, and not all eligible applicants may receive funding. Grant applicants will be notified of funding decisions in the week of November 23, 2015. Funded grant activity can begin December 15, 2015.


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Washington Stories Fund grant Tue, 19 May 2015 22:48:54 +0000 Humanities Washington
Letter of intent due: 8/28/2015
Full applications due: 9/25/2015

The purpose of the Washington Stories Fund is to record and share with the broader community the little-known stories of people or groups whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State. Funded projects will elevate the stories of people who fall outside of the mainstream because of their occupation, race, income level, culture, gender, immigration status, country of origin, age, or other unique characteristic, and enhance the public’s awareness of new and unique perspectives and cultures. Humanities Washington encourages applications for projects that tell these stories in a way that constructively casts new light on a current issue and we encourage organizations to express how these stories can be relayed to the broader community in a way that nurtures compassion and seeds action.

Any nonprofit organization or public agency is eligible to apply for a Washington Stories Fund grant. While applicants do not need to be incorporated or have tax-exempt status, they must be organized for nonprofit purposes and funded activities must clearly serve a Washington State audience. In addition:

  • Organizations that have previously received Humanities Washington funding must submit a final report before applying again with a new project.
  • Individuals are not eligible to receive Humanities Washington grants.

One grant of $5,000 is available annually through a competitive grant process. Grant applicants will be notified of funding decisions the week of November 23, 2015, and funded grant activity can begin December 15, 2015.

Apply for the Washington Stories Fund grant through Humanities Washington’s online system. For any questions feel free to contact Ellen Terry, program coordinator for Humanities Washington, by e-mail, or call 206-682-1770 x101.

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Seeking artist for site-specific public artwork Tue, 19 May 2015 21:11:52 +0000 4Culture
Deadline: 6/2/2015, 5 PM

Parkstone Properties seeks an artist or established artist team working at the intersection of art, technology, and quirk to create a site-specific public artwork. The artwork will integrate with and activate the façade(s) of an apartment building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The developer and architect team are open to a variety of approaches, in terms of artistic media and the method of integrating with or attaching to the building fabric. Of particular interest are play with color, energy efficient lighting, inventive use of everyday materials, lenticular printing and digital fabrication.

Parkstone Properties has hired 4Culture to manage the public artwork development in full, from artist selection to design and implementation. Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in WA, OR and CA.
Budget: $150,000. Information: Tamar Benzikry-Stern 206-263-1617.

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All About Pie pie-making class Tue, 19 May 2015 20:54:38 +0000 Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/20/2015, 2:30PM

Join Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft in this ever-popular and fun demonstration pie making class. Take the challenge out of pie crust with a little knowledge, a few handling instructions and quality ingredients. Learn to make tender, flaky, flavorful pie crust that you won’t have to struggle with. Chef Laurie answers all of your questions, troubleshoots your pie problems and guides you through an information-filled discussion. Taste seasonal pies and leave with an information packet of recipes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Black Diamond Library.

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Lucha Libre Masks art workshop Tue, 19 May 2015 20:51:47 +0000 Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/22/2015, 6 PM

Learn about the history of Lucha Libre, a form of professional wrestling that is part of Mexican art and culture. For middle school, junior high and high school ages. Create your own personalized 3D Luchador mask using traditional colors and patterns. All materials provided. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, Art Maranth School of Art. Please register at the Black Diamond Library.

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X-Ray Woman: Maria Sklodowska Curie science workshop Tue, 19 May 2015 20:47:16 +0000 Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/30/2015, 1 PM

Learn about Manya, the girl who grew up to be Madame Curie, and recreate some of the experiments she taught students to explain the concepts of radiation, half-life and X-rays. For ages 6 and older. Presented by Witty Scientists.
Registration required beginning two weeks in advance online, by phone 360-886-1105 or in person at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond. Seats are released to waiting list attendees fifteen minutes after beginning of class.

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PAWA poetry contest Tue, 19 May 2015 18:08:03 +0000 The Plateau Area Writers Association poetry contest is open to all, ages 13 through 110. Minors need to include a separate page with parent’s (or guardian’s) written permission. The poetry contest theme is “Change” — whatever that means to the poet. Poems must be original work, previously unpublished in print or online (exception being self-published, Facebook pages, critique group, appearance on personal websites, and blogs). Format poems in 11-12 point, New Times Roman font, black in only on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, no more than one page in length. No photos or decorations. Include a cover sheet with poet’s name, address, phone number, e-mail, and poem title. Entry fee checks $4 per entry, payable to PAWA. Submit four copies of each poem to facilitate judging. Mail to Plateau Area Writers Association; Attn: Poetry Contest; Box 1974; Buckley WA 98321.

First, second and third place poems will be published in the PAWA Quarterly. Do not send by registered or certified mail, and no e-mail submissions. Manuscripts will not be returned. Manuscripts must be postmarked by June 30, 2015. Multiple submissions are encouraged, with a separate entry fee, cover sheet, and permission for each. Poems may not be edited and re-submitted – first submissions are final. Submissions not conforming to the above rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified by July 31, 2015, and prizes (1st place – $50; 2nd place – $25; 3rd place – $10) will be awarded at the PAWA September quarterly meeting. Each will receive a membership in PAWA through December 31, 2016.

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Run away with the circus Tue, 19 May 2015 04:58:50 +0000 SANCA (School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts)
Open until filled

You wouldn’t have to run far. SANCA, located in Georgetown, seeks an office manager – .75 position is available immediately with potential for full-time. Rate of pay DOE. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave. For more information, click here.

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