Wyoming Arts Council

Deadline draws nigh for WAC Blanchan & Doubleday writing awards

The postmark deadline for the 2011 Blanchan & Doubleday writing awards is Oct. 29, 2010. The competition is open to Wyoming residents only, 18 or older. The Neltje Blanchan Award, $1,000, is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script which is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Nelson
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Deadline draws nigh for WAC Blanchan & Doubleday writing awards

The postmark deadline for the 2011 Blanchan & Doubleday writing awards is Oct. 29, 2010. The competition is open to Wyoming residents only, 18 or older. The Neltje Blanchan Award, $1,000, is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script which is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Nelson
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Call for entries: Alex Workshop Center in Egypt

Seen on the New York Foundation for the Arts Facebook page: The Alex workshop center in Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a program of artistic residencies for international artists starting in January 2011 to April 2012; this program is specialized for both sculpturing (stones) and Intaglio nontoxic printmaking for professional artists. The center will host one
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Indian Country Today: Eyeglass frames feature Native art

Liz Bent of the Penticton Indian Band of British Columbia is seen recently at the Wellpinit powwow wearing the “Coyote Moon” eyeglass frame design by Smoker Marchand. Photo by Jackie McNeel.  From a story in the Oct. 13 edition of Indian Country Today by Jack McNeel: SPOKANE, Wash. – Wearable art is nothing new. We
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Fabric Pumpkin Workshop Oct. 27 at WOW in Laramie

Wyoming State Archives podcast looks back at 1969’s "Black 14" controversy

The October 23 football game between the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young brings back memories of the 1960s stand-off between some of the football players and their coach in the proposed protest by the players against the LDS church’s then-policy to keep African Americans from holding certain high level positions in the church heirarchy. The Wyoming
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Wyoming State Archives podcast looks back at 1969's "Black 14" controversy

The October 23 football game between the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young brings back memories of the 1960s stand-off between some of the football players and their coach in the proposed protest by the players against the LDS church’s then-policy to keep African Americans from holding certain high level positions in the church heirarchy. The Wyoming
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Moose, WY native John F. Turner honored by National Musuem of Wildlife Art

Photo by David J. Swift Former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environment & Scientific Affairs andthird-generation Wyoming rancher John F. Turner will receive the National Museum of WildlifeArt prestigious Rungius Medal on November 3, 2010, in the museum’s Cook Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Created in 1988, the award recognizes individuals who “have made a
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Learn more about native arts

The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to promote the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures in all sectors of society through philanthropy and partnership, ensuring a path that benefits present and future generations of indigenous peoples in America. In its first year of its grant program, it has awarded $384,000.
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Social Media workshop

CWAM Workshop: The New Age of Social Media; How Museums Can Take Advantage November 5 10:00-12:30University of Denver Sturm Hall, room tbd CWAM Members, $10, nonmembers $15 **students are freeRSVP to Kerri Atter, kerri@atterinc.com While concepts of social networking and social media have take the country by storm, many museums areat a loss of exactly
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