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Submit your art to NAG • Unconventional talent • Your name in lights • Phil up on the Philharmonic • Art Al Fresco 

Submit your art to NAG

From Oct. 17 through Oct. 25, the Nampa Art Guild (NAG) holds its 22nd annual Centennial Juried Art Show and Sale. Boise State Art Professor John Taye will judge this show, which is open to the public and includes cash and merchandise prizes for the winners.

Artists may submit two-dimensional work in acrylic, gouache, mixed-media, pastel, pen/ink, pencil, oil or watercolor, and three-dimensional hand-thrown pottery, one-of-a-kind woodcarving or sculpture. The cost to enter is $12 per piece, and artists are limited to two entries. Submissions will be accepted on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nampa Civic Center, and all submissions must be available for sale. An award reception will be held Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Nampa Art Guild President Alice Marie Schmid at 208-465-3207 or Susan Kirsch at 208-938-5741.

Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S. Nampa, 208-468-5500, NampaCivicCenter.com.

Unconventional talent

The Boise State Women's Center wants you to express your talents in an unconventional manner by submitting your artistic interpretation of a bra for the fourth annual Bra Project art auction, a fundraiser to benefit breast cancer awareness and prevention. Bras may be made of any material and need not be wearable. All work must be donated, submitted by Oct. 15 and accompanied by an artist statement. For more information, call 208-426-4259 or visit WomensCenter.BoiseState.edu.

Boise State Womens Center, 1910 University Dr.

Your name in lights

Have you ever imagined watching the credits of a Hollywood blockbuster roll up the big screen and seeing your name included as screenwriter? An Idaho Screenwriters workshop may not guarantee that will happen, but will definitely take you a step closer in that direction. On Oct. 16, the monthly Idaho Screenwriters meeting will include a workshop by Lance Thompson. According to his bio on the Idaho Commission on the Arts Web site (Arts.Idaho.gov), Thompson has written for television, films and is an "award-winning veteran of hundreds of motion picture ad campaigns (Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Disney)." Thompson will offer a "simple, painless, entertaining workshop" to help writers of all skill levels de-mystify the screenwriting process.

Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., FREE, the Flicks, 646 Fulton St.

Phil up on the Philharmonic

The Symphony Lounge, presented by the Boise Philharmonic, is a way for those unfamiliar with the Philharmonic and Philharmonic-philes alike to learn a bit more about the music, the composers and the performers involved in each symphony season. The Lounge takes place each Wednesday night of concert week throughout the season, and $20 is your ticket to wine, appetizers and a lecture by the Philharmonic's "resident humorist and musicologist," Jamey Lamar.

The Oct. 17 Symphony Lounge will cover the Oct. 19 and 20 Philharmonic performances of "The Magic of Folktale" featuring guest conductor Andrew Constantine and violinist Augustin Hadelich; performing Hebrides Overture (Felix Mendelssohn), Violin Concerto in D Major (Ludwig van Beethoven), and Petrouchka (Igor Stravinsky).

Call The MilkyWay at 208-343-4334 least one day in advance for reservations.

Oct. 17, $20, The MilkyWay, 205 N. 10th St.

Art Al Fresco

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department offers beginning to advanced painters the opportunity to benefit from the beautiful colors of outdoor Idaho in the fall and the expertise of artist/instructor Brian Schreiner as he conducts a one-day watercolor workshop on Oct. 20 at Eagle Island State Park. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact 208-888-3579 or recreation@meridiancity.org.

Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $10, Eagle Island State Park, off Hatchery Rd., west of Eagle

—Amy Atkins

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