Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day Camp for Adults

Examples of Fused Glass Ornaments and Pendants
by Linda Corder
I was sitting around a camp fire last summer with my three siblings (and other assorted relatives and friends), when my brother sung a song he had learned at Boy Scout camp. My other brother, a very good singer, rose to the challenge and sung a song he had learned at camp. My younger sister, also a good singer, then sung a song she had learned at some, unknown to me, camp. When it was my turn, I sang (very badly because my husband says I sing in the key of L), a song I learned on a family car trip, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” I never went to camp.

So when Pix Basso described the Kalama Art Event (September 11 from 9-5) as “Day Camp for Adults,” I realized that I can finally go to camp and not get homesick.

Sponsored by For the Love of Art, a local group of visual artists, and the Kalama Chamber of Commerce, artists will be showing and selling original arts and crafts in businesses and on the streets of Main Street. But artists will also be teaching arts and crafts classes.

The five adult workshops are:
• Ceramic Tile Building and Decorating-Danni Pederson, instructor
• Fused Glass Ornament or Pendant-Linda Corder, instructor
• Found Objects Garden Art-Wind Chime-Shirley Lowman, instructor
• Wire Wrapping-Barbara Lancaster, instructor
• Scrapbook Page Making, Dixie Loomis, instructor
Coco Edmunds will teach three Children’s Workshop Copper & Steel for children ages 5-12.

Workshops will be entry level with all or most of the supplies provided. A small fee will be charged for each class. The workshops will be repeated throughout the day. Registration will be on the day of the class and class sizes are limited, so early registration is recommended. Workshop tickets will be for sale at the Kalama Art Event booth in the VFW Parking lot (220 Block of Main Street) starting at 8am.

The committee is still looking for artists. An application is available on the For the Love of Art website, The deadline is August 30.For information about the event, contact Pix Basso at 360-673-4696 or Linda Corder at 360-673-5179 (res) or 360-423-67560 (bus).

The other not-to-be-missed art event in September is the ARTrails 2010 Studio Tour (September 18-19 and 25-26). For more information, visit their website at

First Thursday Activities – September 2
Broadway Gallery
, 1418 Commerce
The feature artists are Bill Smith, photography, June Trusty, jewelry, and Dennie Simpson, painting. Reception: 5:30–7:30pm. Music by Dian Norman.

Lord & McCord Artworks, 1416 Commerce
The featured artists are McThreads Quilt Designs with Dorothy Connor and Linda McCord and Mary Huels, pottery. Columbian Artists Association member Scott McRae will be demonstrating monotype printing. Reception: 5:00–7:00pm. Violin music by Kaitlyn Lee.

Banda's Bouquets, 1310 Broadway
Featuring paintings by Gayle Kiser. Open until 7:00pm.

The Bistro, 1329 Commerce Avenue
Wine tasting. Live music. Door prizes. Reservations recommended. Hours: 5:00-8:00pm.

Sept 2: 13 Nights on the River. Music, food, crafts. Vendors at 2; music 6-9. Columbia River Park, St. Helens, Ore. Info:

September 11: Kalama Art Event. Art walk and classes. 9-5. Downtown Kalama, Wash. Info: Pix Basso at 360-673-4696 or Linda Corder at 360-673-5179 (res) or 360-423-6560 (bus).

September 11: Cash–The Living Tribute. 8:00. Tickets $26.50.Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Longview, Wash. Info:

September 13-17. For the Love of Art Show. Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center, 15000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, Wash. Info:

September 16-October 10: Columbian Artists Fall Library Show. Reception: September 16, 5:30-7:30. Koth Memorial Gallery, Longview Library. Longview, Wash. Info: Barb Dunlap at or Amanda Kandoll at 360-673-3041.

September 18-19: 45th Annual Rock & Gem Show. September 19, 10-6; September 19, 10-4. Free. Castle Rock Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, Wash. Info: Fran Wolff at 360-560-2987 or

September 18-19 and 25-26: ARTrails-Studio Tours of 60 artists. 10-5. Centralia, Wash .Info:

September 25: A Woman’s Affaire-Celebrating Women Serving Women. 10-3. Canterbury Inn, 1324 3rd Avenue, Longview, Wash. Info: Diane Craft 360-425-7947.

Call for Artists: Artists wanted for Kalama Art Event. September 11, 9-5. Application form available at Deadline: August 30. Info: Pix Basso at 360-673-4696 or Linda Corder at 360-673-5179 (res) or 360-423-6560 (bus).

Caricature Artists Wanted: Nonprofit wants to hire an artist for a fundraiser on September 25. Contact Carey Mackey at or 360-578-5364.

Vendors Wanted. A Woman’s Affaire. Sept 25, 10-3. Deadline: September 7. Canterbury Inn, 1324 3rd Avenue, Longview. Info: Diane Craft 360-425-7947 or

Call for Artists. Farms Forever Art Show and Dinner-fine art related to farming, agriculture or farmer’s markets. November 6, the Loft on Cherry, Olympia, WA. Deadline: October 15. Info: Connie Allison 360-292-9842.

Call for Artists. Gallery 110 in Seattle is looking for art that explores personal relationship for a Valentine show. Deadline: November 1. Info:

Call for Art Works for Display: Standing Ovation, a business located in the old Longview Theatre building at 1433 Commerce, Longview, Wash. is looking for artists to hang work for sale. Contact Chris Siegrist at

Auditions: Mainstage Theatre production of Oklahoma. Community production. September 7, 6-9. R.A. Long High School, 2093 Nichols Boulevard, Longview, Wash. Info:

Auditions: Rising Star Production of Uncle King Arthur, a children’s musical with roles for ages 8 and up. September 7. Children’s auditions at 7; adults at 8:30. Evergreen Dance Center, 1430 Commerce, Longview, Wash. Info:

Original Script Competition: Astor Street Opry Company seeks one-act plays and 5-minute monologues. The winning scripts and monologues will be produced by ASOC in Feb 2011 for its second annual New Works Festival. Deadline: September 30. Info:

Grant. The Washington State Arts Commission has announced that The Project Support grants deadline for FY 2011 Round Two, is October 4, 2010, for projects taking place between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011. Info:

Grant Writing Workshop
: Find the funding you need. Presented by Debra Kollock, WSU Extension. September 7, 9–3. $40. Registration Deadline: September 2. Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview, Wash. Info: Gary Fredricks 360-577-3014 ext 3, or