Here are some dates of upcoming events to put in your calendar:
March 21-24 Lynne McIlvride Evans popular Easter Art Show returns. Show is open 1-5 each day at 415 Scugog Line 8. Call 905 852 7768 for more information or see www.mcilvride-evans.com.
March 29th The Uxbridge Chamber Choir is presenting ‘Requiem’ at Trinity United Church. 8:00 pm. Tickets at Blue Heron Books
March 28th – April 6th The Ah-Men Project runs at the Music Hall. Show dates are March 28 and 29, April 3,4,5 at 8:00 and March 30 and April 6 at 3:00. Content not suitable for youth under the age of 16. Tickets at Blue Heron Books.
Artisan Feature Insert in Times Journal The TJ is running a special Arts insert on April 11th. If you would like to purchase an ad, the copy deadline is April 4th. Those purchasing ads receive a free profile in the section. Please contact Peter Winlove Smith at 905 852 9141 ext 24 for more information.
Literary Contest – This spring, Scugog Council for the Arts is holding its first literary contest. The event will feature two categories: short fiction and poetry. Prizes will include $100 for top spot in each category plus various other cash and non-cash awards. Everyone is encouraged to enter; there is no age limit and applicants are not required to be SCA members. The cost is just $10 per entry, with a maximum of one entry in each category. Deadline for submissions is April 15 and the winners will be announced on April 22 at the annual general meeting of the SCA.
Visit www.scugogarts.ca for further information.
Calls for Entry into Juried Shows
March 31 Deadline for entries for the 4th annual Scugog Council for the Arts Showcase of the Arts exhibition and sale, which will be held in the Scugog Community Recreation Centre on the first weekend in November. The jury is looking for 30 to 40 exhibitors of fine craft and visual art, working in any medium. Applicants must be members of Scugog Council for the Arts and may join SCA at time of application. Full details and entry forms are available online at www.scugogarts.ca and at downtown galleries in Port Perry.
March 31 Deadline for applications to exhibit at the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library. The Gallery is seeking exhibitors for the first six months of 2009. Interested artists should submit their applications by 5 p.m. on March 31. Full details are available online at www.scugog-net.com/artgallery/exhibiting.html or by phoning the Library at 905-985-7686.
April 23rd is the deadline for entering the a Juried Art show presented by Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery (Port Perry) in partnership with Scugog Lake Stewards Inc.. This year’s theme is water. They are looking for fine craft and visual art works exploring the theme of water, how water contributes meaning to our life and sustains our body and spirit. For more details contact Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery, 200 Queen St. Port Perry L9L 1B8 tel. 905-985-1534 email@example.com www.meta4gallery.ca The show runs from May 15 until June 22 2008.
Finally, we have received a warning from the Ontario Crafts Council about an allegedly “suspect” art show. The Crafts Council is cautioning artists to be wary of the “Toronto Art Show” or the “Toronto Art League” because of murky and misleading information that has been advertised about the show. For more information contact Emma Quin, General Manager Ontario Crafts Council, T: (416) 925-4222