Arts briefs

September 18, 2008

Girls night out

FREDERICK, Md. - Beauty Night Comes to Frederick, a girls night out, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Holiday Inn and Conference Center-FSK Mall in Frederick.

The event will showcase fashion-oriented vendors whose services cater to women. Women will have a chance to sip themed cocktails, shop latest fall fashions and get pampered. The event also will feature top salons, spas and boutiques from the local area offering complimentary services. The focus of the event is to celebrate and promote small local businesses, networking, friendship and all things girly.

Admission is free. Glam bags filled with beauty goodies will be sold for $10. For tickets and registration, go to

Quilt show planned

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Menno Haven Auxiliary is holding its second quilt show and sale on Thursday, Oct. 30, Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Family Life Center, Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave.


The public is invited to enter quilted items in the display. Any quilted item will be accepted: quilts of any size, wall hangings, clothing, purses, pillows, etc. The articles may be pieced, embroidered, appliqud, whole cloth (no preprints), hand or machine quilted. There is no cost to submit an item. All items will be entered in the viewer's choice awards. Items must be registered by Sunday, Oct. 5. Quilts to sell on consignment will be accepted also.

There also will be a quilt appraisal. Trained, qualified appraisers will be available to answer questions about the age, value and care of vintage quilts. There is a fee for this service and appointments will receive priority.

For information, registration and appraisal appointments, call 717-264-6413 evenings, 717-597-5751 daytime, or e-mail

Entries accepted for miniature art show

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Entries will be accepted until Saturday, Sept. 27, for the Council for the Arts' "Miniature Art 2008" exhibition to be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. "Miniature Art 2008" carries on a 24-year tradition of miniature art exhibitions originated by A Little Gallery, of Mont Alto, Pa.

This year's show will be juried and judged by Eva Keller Carson. Her work has been featured in American Artist magazine, and has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.

For "Miniature Art 2008," artists may submit up to four works, each with image size no greater than 4 inches by 6 inches, not to exceed 24 square inches; framed pieces should not exceed 48 square inches. All works must be framed. Original work only will be accepted - no copies - in any fine art media. No crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork will be accepted. Sculpture is encouraged, and should not exceed 5 inches in any dimension. Awards will be offered as follows: Best of show, $300; and three merit awards of $100 each. A 35-percent commission will be charged on all sales. The entry fee for one to four works is $25; an additional $10 will be charged for return shipping and insurance on works not hand-delivered.

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