Saturday, January 22, 2011

February at Angst

February is the month of love...

Angst Gallery is hosting local mixed-media and photography creatives Anni Becker and Kelly Keigwin as our featured artists!

Also there is still time to submit artwork for the coupled Chance Encounters show in for February. What's Behind Angst. (What's Behind Angst is the salon area of the gallery). The show is non-juried and open to all. Artists are expected to make something that fits the 'personal ad love' theme. All artwork submissions should be inspired by or have inspired a personal ad, found online or from print and the clipping should be brought in with the artwork submission. For more information stop into Angst or send Greg Bee a message.

Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-253-1742

Sunday, January 16, 2011

COASTER CONTEST: Seeking poetry submissions of five lines or less

Niche Wine & Art is embarking on a 'coaster printing spree.' To make the coasters memorable they will be printed with short poems.

Submit your poem of five lines or less prior to February 1. Winners will see their contribution to the written word bandied about the restaurant and beyond.

These special coasters will be produced in a limited edition set exclusively for Niche.

Here are the submission guidelines which are very simple:

Submit no more than 5 lines of poetry (excerpts are okay) via email to poet laureate Christopher Luna.
Include contact information and a one-line bio.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2011. 

Leah Jackson (proprietor of Niche), Toni Partington, and Christopher Luna (resident poet laureate) will choose ten winners from the bevy of submissions. Each winner will receive a set of the coasters and the glory of knowing that their work will be read as someone engages in some serious merriment. Later this year the winners will also be invited to read their winning entries to an adoring crowd at Niche.

If you have never been to Niche, and would like to get a sense of the atmosphere so that your poem can reflect its special ambiance, stop in Wednesday through Saturday for a meal and beverage. "I think you will find that there is no place like it in town.," says judge Christopher Luna.

Niche Wine & Art: 1013 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660.
Right next door to Angst Gallery. Both are just north of the historic Kiggins Theatre, now known as The New Kiggins Theatre.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hidden Clark County, Photography by Dale Strouse

The show "Hidden Clark County" consists of a group of black and white urban landscape photographs. All images were taken in and around Vancouver, Washington over the past several years. Often tinged with a sense of mystery, irony, or simple whimsy, the images are more than documents of particular places, they are also visual evidence of humankind's hand on the landscape.

Strouse has been making traditional photographs for over 30 years. He is self taught and continues to use film and silver based media to print his negatives. He is currently a full time student at WSU Vancouver pursuing a Digital Technology and Culture degree.

View this show at Angst Gallery through Saturday, January 29, 2011