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Calling All Artists

Whether you're an aspiring painter who envisions winning a contest as your entry into the world of art fame and fortune, or a well-known professional filmmaker who just likes to win stuff, there are several contest opportunities in which to fulfill your dreams.

Art Source Gallery is looking for artists to enter their Sixth Annual National Juried Art Exhibition. The deadline for submissions is April 25 and the show will take place in June. There's a $25 application fee, but $1,000 in cash will be awarded. For more information, call Art Source Gallery at 208-331-3374 or visit www.artsourcegallery.com.

The Boise State Film and Video Festival is open to anyone and everyone in the community. The festival is sponsored by Boise State Student Dead Eight Film and Video Club and serves as a fundraiser for TVCTV. The categories for entries are fiction, documentary and animation, and entries must be 25-minutes long or less. Films must be in SVHS, VHS video or mini DV and entries will be judged by local media experts on concept, thematic development, production quality and overall impact. Entry fees are $10 for junior high and high school students, $15 for college students and amateur filmmakers, and $25 for movie-making pros. Hurry! The deadline is April 1 and the winning films will be shown at the film festival on April 29. For more information and an entry form, visit www.TVCTVOnline.org.

Boise Weekly Artists Union Open Studios (BWAUOS) is in hot pursuit of artists to join the union and participate in the Open Studios Weekend, June 9-10. To join in all the artistic camaraderie, artists must have a studio in Ada or Canyon counties. Some of the glory of being involved in the BWAUOS includes a First Thursday reception on June 7 for members hosted by Visual Arts Collective and a month-long exhibition at VaC of the collected works. The deadline for applications is April 2, and the yearly dues are $80. For more information and an application, e-mail artistunion@boiseweekly.com.

Back in 1950, in the small town of in Gooding, Idaho a two-headed calf was born on G.L. Benrose's farm. The little bovine survived a mere five days. Taxidermist E.H. McNicol went to work, and in 1951, Benrose donated the calf to the Idaho State Historical Museum. Nameless all these years, it's time the stuffed cow(s) had a moniker. For more information, and to enter either the Name the Two-Headed Calf Contest or the Draw the Two-Headed Calf Contest or both, go to www.boiseweekly.com and click on the banner ad with the picture of the double-headed cow or e-mail calf2name@yahoo.com. Naming the creature is free, drawing him/her/it costs $3 for the young 'uns and $5 for adults (make check payable to Idaho State Historical Museum). There will be one winner from both the youth and adult categories. Ten additional artist submissions will be chosen for use in a 2008 monthly calendar. Entry forms must be submitted to the Idaho State Historical Museum and the deadline for both contests is April 20.

Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2120, www.idahohistory.net/museum.html.

Want to make a movie? You have 48 hours ... GO! i48/07 is the fourth annual Idaho Forty-Eight Hour Film Festival and Competition. Teams of filmmakers from all over Idaho are given a genre, a line of dialogue, a prop, a character and 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot and edit an original short film that runs four to seven minutes long. A week later, the films will be screened at the Flicks with a "Best Of i48" Screening and Awards Ceremony following at the Egyptian Theatre. The deadline for registration is April 21 and the 48 hours begins May 11 and ends May 13. Entry forms are available at www.truewestcinema.org and www.smallpondfilms.org.

Female visual artists are invited to apply for the first "We Art Women!" art show to benefit the WCA Crisis Center. The show takes place May 24 at the Esther Simplot Academy for the Performing Arts. The deadline for entries is May 9. For more information, call Zella Bardsley at 208-378-1464 or e-mail her at zellabardsley@cableone.net.

--Amy Atkins

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