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September 13, 2006

Calls for writers and shameless plugs


Boise State Anthology Seeking A Few Good Women

The Boise State Women's Center has announced that it's seeking nominations for its annual Women Making History project. The theme of this year's 20-page publication is "Ordinary Women Living Extraordinary Lives" and will feature stories of 25 women. Women Making History is part of Boise State's Women's History Month and highlights women who work to make a difference in their communities.

If you know someone you'd like to nominate, forms are available on the Web at (where you can also take a gander at past nominees) or by calling 426-4259. Nominations are due on October 2 by 5 p.m.

If you don't have a nomination but want to help, the Women's Center is looking for writers from the community to work with student writers on the project. Call the number above for more information or to volunteer.

Shameless Plug No. 1: BW Seeks A Few Good Artists

We love our Boise Weekly building, but the grounds could use some sprucing up. Hence, this appeal to artists for help with some functional public art that might brighten up this blossoming and growing bit of downtown Boise. BW is looking for an Idaho artist to create unique, functional sidewalk public art in the form of funky benches or some kind of unusual bicycle rack, to be installed at the corner of 6th and Broad streets.

Interested artists should submit a cover letter, 10 slides or prints representative of their artwork, a resume and artist photo to the Boise City Arts Commission (whose staff will be facilitating artist selection and project implementation), P.O. Box 500, Boise, Idaho 83701-0500 (or hand-deliver it to Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., first floor in East Wing) by October 23. Make sure to mark your packet with something along the lines of "Boise Weekly Public Art Proposal" so the good folks down at the BCAC know what the heck you're bugging them about.

After entries are received, three finalists will be selected and paid $500 each to create proposals. When the artist is selected, he or she will have a budget of $10,000, funded by proceeds raised at the annual BW Cover Auction on November 4 (all cover artists and auction buyers will be recognized on an exterior plaque as the artwork's sponsors). Each finalist will be featured in the November 4 auction program with their photo, bio and proposals, and selected artists will be featured in BW in print and on the Web at

If you need assistance in preparing or editing your proposal, drop the BCAC's Karen Bubb a line at or call 433-5677.

Shameless Plug No. 2: Flinn

If you read these arts pages (and you'd better!), then you'll see that just up the road a bit on page 32, we have a piece on Basement Gallery's current exhibition (up through October). Mike Flinn, one of that show's exhibitors and the maniacal mind behind Mondo Gaga (BW's only exclusive editorial cartoon) is really excited about the show and asked us to make sure you people know about it. You've had two nudges in just this issue, so we can tell Mike we did the job. If you're goo-goo over Gaga, you can own your very own original Flinn if you just scoot on down to Basement Gallery.