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Artists wanted

Ridgewater College

The Ridgewater College Percent for Art Committee is seeking submissions of original art work to purchase for permanent exhibit in Building D. The committee will be reviewing portfolios of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

They are also seeking a request for qualifications for the design of three-dimensional artwork. Selected pieces will be finished in collaboration with students at Ridgewater College and will become part of a permanent art collection.

Building D houses programs for Auto Body, Carpentry, Customized Training & Continuing Education, Electrician, Insurance Claims Representative, and Welding. Artists should take into account the mission of Ridgewater College and programs housed within Building D.

The artwork should also enhance and beautify the facility, be thought-provoking but not confrontational, and bring about an appreciation for art. The art must be durable, low-maintenance, safe and original.

The deadline is Aug. 6. The complete Call for Art can be found at in the "News" section.

Any Minnesota artist is eligible and may apply for one or more of the opportunities mentioned above. All applicants are encouraged to visit the campus site between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. If a personal tour of the facility is desired, you may contact the school at 320-222-5206.

Talent contest

The Kandiyohi County Fair is seeking singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages for the 2010 talent contest at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in front of a live audience at the fair. First place winners will advance to the state fair.

Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., in Willmar.

For more information and/or to receive an entry form, call Gwen at 320-664-4863 or Kathy at 320-382-6128 or go to the website