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Ketchikan area Artists and Creatives have been inspiring the communities of this area since the beginning. Whether it is beautifully engineered and created halibut hooks, or the magnificent totem poles of the area, to the stories, poetry and drawings for the inception of the Alaska Magazine, to the creation and evolution of Wearable Art in Alaska artists continue to make the world we live in meaningful and joyful.

This page is still a work in progress and will soon contain an Artist Directory of the area artists, and a catalogue of Public Art in the Ketchikan area, plus artists' resources.
Below are the Calls to Artists listed in deadline order. Local and Regional Calls to Artists are posted as we find them. If you know of a Call that is not listed on this page, please e-mail details to info@ketchikanarts.org we would love to include it here as a resource to artists!

 

Art Room Gallery
www.artroomgalleryonline.com
email: info@artroomgalleryonline.com

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th “Grey” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2024.

International Art Competition “Grey”

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 4th “Grey” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2024. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. Only the works of art created in black, white and or shades of grey will be accepted. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art.

All selected artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

Fee is 20 $ for the 2 images of artwork, $28 for 4 images, $40 for 6 images and $58 for up to 10 images.. The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 27, 2024.

Please visit the website to submit:
https://artroomgalleryonline.com/call_for_artists.html

Thank you!!
Sincerely,
Art Room Gallery
www.artroomgalleryonline.com

The Ketchikan Dance Film Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 28th 2024 in downtown Ketchikan, AK. This is the second annual film festival to premiere in downtown Ketchikan, Alaska. Official selections for the 2024 Ketchikan Dance Film Festival will be presented to a live audience during a free indoor screening at the downtown Ketchikan Coliseum Theatre.

Rules & Terms
-Submissions must, in some way, employ both choreographic concepts and the language of film. Documentation of live performances will not be accepted.

-Submission of films and supplementary documentation must take place exclusively through FilmFreeway. Selected films must provide a high-quality download of their film, artist bios, 1-2 screenshots or production photos, and as much supplementary information about the film as possible.

-Due to the brief one-evening length of our screening, priority will be given to films created in Alaska and films that are under 12 minutes in length.

-Artists must have copyright permissions for all submitted media and be able to demonstrate these rights upon request.

-By submitting, the artists grant Ketchikan Dance Film Festival the right to screen the film for the duration of the festival and agree to indemnify and hold Ketchikan Dance Film Festival harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities arising from any copyright disputes.

-Once accepted into the festival, a film may not pull out of the festival or withdraw its submission.

-Entry fees are non-refundable

-Lastly, because our festival screening is free and open to the public we cannot accept submissions that include extreme violence or nudity.

Thank you for your interest in our festival! For any clarifications, please contact our curator and festival organizer, Christina Hughes: hughesprojectsgo@gmail.com.

8th Manhattan International Music Competition
Open to ALL instruments - ALL ages
Piano - Strings - Voice - Wind - Chamber Music - Composition

Concert at CARNEGIE HALL
Over $50,000 in prizes
5 music albums, CD recording, more than 30 awards

Application Deadline: 1 JULY 2024
Online Competition (Video Selection)
www.manhattancompetition.com

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Awards (Over $50,000):

• Winners' recitals at CARNEGIE HALL on 2 October 2024

• Professional fee for the winners (cash prizes)

• CD RECORDING distributed worldwide + 5 DIGITAL ALBUMS

• Over 30 special awards

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st JULY 2024
www.manhattancompetition.com
Contact: info@manhattancompetition.com

APPLY ONLINE

Art Room Gallery
www.artroomgalleryonline.com
email: info@artroomgalleryonline.com

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th “Green” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2024.

International Art Competition “Green”

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 4th “Green” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2024. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. You are welcome to submit any style or subject matter as long as the theme color "Green" is prominent. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art.

All selected artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

Fee is 20 $ for the 2 images of artwork, $28 for 4 images, $40 for 6 images, $48 for 8 images and $58 for up to 10 images. The deadline to apply to this art competition is July 11, 2024.

Please visit the website to submit:
https://artroomgalleryonline.com/call_for_artistss.html

Thank you!!

Sincerely,
Art Room Gallery
www.artroomgalleryonline.com

The 2024 Gigglefeet Dance Festival
Sunday, August 4th, 7pm, Kayhi Auditorium

What is the Gigglefeet Dance Festival?

The Gigglefeet Dance Festival is a community celebration of dance co-sponsored by the First City Players, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, and Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council.

The mission of the Festival is to:

Strengthen the dance community.
Provide performance opportunities for both emerging and established dancers, choreographers, and technical theater personnel in the greater Ketchikan area.
Provide a venue for the works of adult dancers and choreographers.
Provide a supportive environment for a diversity of dance forms, including works that are provocative and challenging.
Encourage participation and appreciation of dance, for artists and audiences alike, by presenting a broad variety of dance forms.
The Gigglefeet Dance Festival takes place on the Sunday of the Blueberry Arts Festival, which always takes place the first weekend in August.

The deadline to apply to participate in the Gigglefeet Dance Festival is Monday, July 15th! Registrations forms include rehearsal dates and times, and the Travel and Costume Grant application. The deadline to apply for a Travel or Costume Grant is Monday, July 8th!!!!

Friday, August 2, 20242:00 pmSunday, August 4, 20249:00 pm

Friday, August 9, 2024Saturday, August 10, 2024

Thursday, August 15, 2024
5:00 pm
Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council

Artists and groups of artists are encourage to submit qualifications to be considered for a new public art piece in Ketchikan. The finished work will be representative of a canoe using any medium, suspended above the adjacent Schoenbar Trail, and must include lighting elements to not only illuminate work, but provide ambient light. The Kichxáan Héeni Canoe will represent, as it does in so many cultures, moving forward together, teamwork, transformation, and healing.

The budget for the completed and installed work is $100,000.

The Positive Impact of the Arts Sector in Ketchikan

  • Impact of the Arts Sector in Ketchikan

    5,700,000 million annually

  • Direct employment by Arts Sector in Ketchikan

    73

  • Volunteer Hours for KAAHC in 2023

    1,920

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