BATS INCREDIBLE -- ArtWorks is still accepting artistic submissions for their upcoming Bats Incredible project this summer. To pick up a packet, call ArtWorks at 513-333-0388 or get one at a local art store.
CARNEGIE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -- Seeks submissions for their 2004 exhibition season in three different areas: Solo; Group; and Theme Show. Any artists living in the U.S. are eligible; all styles and media are eligible. Deadline for entries is April 1. For more information, call 859-491-2030.
CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION -- The CAA is accepting entries for their SchoolTime and Artists on Tour exhibits to be on display next spring in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Artists in grades K-12 must send 2-D works only, with a size no larger than 14-by-18 inches. Mail entries to: Cincinnati Arts Association, Education Department, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati OH 45202. Deadline for submissions is May 12. 513-977-4119.
EVENDALE FINE ARTS EXHIBIT -- Is now accepting submissions of current original paintings, sketches, etchings or sculpture for their spring exhibit (April 11-14). Those submitting should be at least 21 and must be within a 25-mile radius of Evendale. Artists can submit up to three pieces of work. Non-residents of Evendale should submit a $10 fee per application. Application deadline is March 3. 513-563-6351 or 513-733-8064.
POSTCARDS FOR PEACE -- The Dicere Gallery invites all artists from the city, across the country and around the world to send in hand-made postcards for their upcoming exhibit, Postcards for Peace. Exhibit opens March 3. Send postcards to: Dicere Gallery, 5825-5827 Bramble Road, Cincinnati OH 45227 or e-mail to:email@example.com.
ROSEWOOD GALLERY -- Announces a call for exhibition proposals for Rosewood's 2004 season. Work in any type of medium is eligible for consideration. Send to: Rosewood Gallery, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering OH 45429. Deadline for submissions is March 1. For proposal guidlines call 937-296-2454 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUES ALLEY CAT -- This independently-produced "popera" about Over-the-Rhine is currently holding auditions for actors, singers and dancers.
CINCINNATI AREA PUPPETRY GUILD -- Seeks puppeteers of all skill levels to perfrom short adult-themed puppet acts for their upcoming puppetSLAM! Cincinnati in April. The slam is a fund raiser for the guild. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
CINCINNATI OPERA -- Auditioning for their upcoming production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. The opera seeks two male (at least 5 feet 6 inches in height) performers with professional dance experience and excellent acting skills. Those auditioning should bring a current resume and headshot. Audition reservation deadline is March 7. Audition is March 13. Cincinnati Opera studios, 1555 Central Pkwy., Over-the-Rhine. Call Marcus Kuehle at 513-744-3341 to arrange an audition.
SHOWBIZ PLAYERS -- Holds auditions for their upcoming production of the regional premiere of In the Beginning, a musical about the characters excluded from The Bible. The cast calls for seven men, four women, one boy and a chorus. Auditions are 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 6; 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 9. St. James Hall, Hubble and Cheviot roads, White Oak. Call 513-981-7888 for more information.
SHOWBOAT MAJESTIC -- Auditioning for their upcoming production of Galt McDermott's The Human Comedy. Seeking 16-21 singers, ages 16-60, who move well; one boy, ages 7-12, with strong, unchanged voice; and one boy, ages 15-21, with tenor range. 5-9 p.m. March 9 and 7-9 p.m. March 10. Public Landing, foot of Broadway, Downtown. 513-241-6550.
TOURING COMPANY OF LION KING -- The Broadway and national touring companies of the award-winning musical, The Lion King, are looking for replacements. Seeking kids, ages 9-12, who are under 56 inches to act, sing and dance. Kids will be taught to sing the last verse of "Just Can't Wait to be King." Adults must call for an appointment time. Kids' sign-in: 9-10 a.m. March 15. Adults should call 513-241-6060 before March 7. Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., West End. 513-981-0668.
CONTESTS & GRANTS
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AWARDS -- UC College of Nursing seeks nominations for the 11th Annual Florence Nightingale Awards for excellence in nursing. Each recipient receives a plaque, six get $1,000 awards and four get $400. Deadline is March 7. For application guidelines or more information, call 513-558-3329.
RIVERBANK POETRY PROJECT'S SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY COMPETITION -- Butler County students between the ages of 8-21 are invited to enter this competition promoting young peoples' interest in poetry and writing. All participants will receive a certificate while three winners will be identified in each of four categories. Winners will read their entries at the Riverbank Poetry Project session on May 13. Forms available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY PHILANTHROPY PROJECT -- The African History Class at Xavier is coordinating this project to locally raise awareness of African culture. The class seeks educational programs in churches, schools, rec centers and other organizations that teach African culture and/or history. One organization, who submits an educational proposal, will be granted up to $4,000. Proposal deadline is March 10. For more information, call 513-745-3995.:
GOODWILL -- Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has partnered with Braxton's Cleaners (located in Burlington, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Richwood) to create drop-off centers for clothing, shoes and linens. 859-586-9595.