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Calling all artists, students

From Hawley, Minn., to Groton, S.D., a number of area arts organizations are planning art shows and other events and inviting artists and students to participate. Here's a sampling.

From Hawley, Minn., to Groton, S.D., a number of area arts organizations are planning art shows and other events and inviting artists and students to participate. Here's a sampling.

-- The 41st annual Hawley (Minn.) Art Show and Sale will be April 4-6 at the Hawley Community Center. Entry days will be March 29-30.

All artists who have entered in the past will be sent information in February. Other interested artists can get information by contacting: Pam Bentley, Box 160, Hawley, MN 56549; Kay Harmon, 26258 28th Ave. S., Hawley, MN 56549; or Jan Erickson, 823 270th St. S., Hawley, MN 56549.

-- Art on the Plains X, the regional juried exhibit at Plains Art Museum in Fargo on Nov. 26 through March 1, is open to works of all media, including two- and three-dimensional work. The deadline to enter is June 23.

You can find complete information about the event at www.plainsart.org ; or call (701) 232-3821, ext. 106; or


e-mail rfreeman@plains

art.org . T.I Solien, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the juror. Prizes will be $500 for first place, $350 for second and $200 for third.

-- The Granary Rural Cultural Center, Groton, S.D., will present the All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition, a day for students to learn and create in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Workshops will be April 24-25 with identical programs offered each day.

Students can showcase one piece of original art, which will be judged by their peers and by a team of professional artists. Presenting professional artists will be Nick Fischer, Aberdeen, S.D., who will create a mural with the help of the participants; Lora Schaunaman, Westport, S.D., metal embossing; Ann Taecker, Watertown, S.D., silk painting; and Joel and Ruth McKenney, Walnut Grove, Minn., bronze casting. Roddy MacInnes, assistant professor of art, University of Denver, will be featured speaker.

Students in grades 7 through 12 from North Dakota and South Dakota can participate. For information, go to www.dacotahprairiemuseum.com or call Lora Schaunaman, (605) 626-7117. Registration deadline is March 1. Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, is an additional program sponsor.

-- TrekNorth Junior & Senior High School has created a Community Art Festival for Nov. 22 in Bemidji and is seeking Minnesota artists to apply for one of 45 booth spaces. Help will be available for setup and takedown, wall space and tables will be provided at no cost, and each artist will be given two meal vouchers for the day.

There is a $25 participation fee as well as a 5 percent donation of gross sales to TrekNorth's Scholarship Fund. A theater performance and live music will be part of the festival. For information, contact TrekNorth School office, (218) 444-1888.

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