Call for Art

Town of Princeton and the Arts Council of Princeton invite designers and artists to enter a logo design competition for the consolidated Princeton.

Mayors Yina Moore and Chad Goerner request your help in designing a logo that is symbolic in its representation of the new municipality. They are seeking an original logo that is a clear and simple graphic solution representing the consolidated Princeton. The new logo design will be incorporated into letterhead, decals, website, and informational materials.

Open to people of all ages who work or live in Princeton or are a current member of the Arts Council. Contact Vashtie Coefer at vcoefer@artscouncilofprinceton.org or 609-924-8777. Intent to submit must be received by Friday, October 19. Final submissions are due on Friday, October 26. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Grounds For Sculpture seeks entries for “Focus on Sculpture 2013” from amateur photographers. The primary requirement is that the images depict sculpture or present an image in a sculptural manner. The prospectus is available online. On display in the education gallery, the annual exhibit promotes sculpture as seen by members of the community through their photographs. Must be 18 or older. E-mail cdemski@groundsforsculpture.org for entry requirements and details.

West Windsor Arts Council seeks artwork in various media to be offered at prices not exceeding $300 that may literally be taken off the wall at time of purchase. Submissions for “Off the Wall” art must be brought to the West Windsor Arts Center Monday, November 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., or Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Submission deadline is Friday, November 2 for the market. “Off the Wall” will be on view Saturday, December 1, through Saturday, January 5; and one-day artisan market is Saturday, December 1. All submissions will be juried by the West Windsor Art Council exhibition committee. Visit www.westwindsorartscenter.org/off-the-wall-prospectus, call 609-716-1931 or E-mail info@westwindsorarts.org.

Auditions

Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “A Murder is Announced” on Sunday and Monday, November 4 and 5, at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, from 7 to 10 p.m. Needed are five adult males, ages 20 to 60; and seven adult females, ages 20 to 70. British accent a plus but not required. Mitzi character should have a European accent. Readings will be from the script. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469.

Villagers Theater has auditions for “A Night of Up and Coming Talent,” a cabaret to showcase local youth performers, on Monday, October 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Somerset. The January performance will feature contemporary musical theater songs, with some classics mixed in, by performers ages 8 to 25. Prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals are Mondays, October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3, December 10 and 17. E-mail donna@villagerstheatre.com.

Donate Please

Mercer County Veteran Services is conducting its annual donation drive to help veterans and their families enjoy the comforts of a hot meal on each holiday. Last year the County raised $6,500.

Rather than collecting donations of food monetary donations go toward the purchase of Shop-Rite gift cards veterans can use to purchase holiday meals. The organization uses every dollar collected to purchase and distribute the gift cards. Send checks payable to Mercer County Trust Fund to Mercer County Division of Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton 08619. Call 609-989-6120.

For Young Musicians

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra holds auditions on Monday, November 19 for all instruments. There are various performing groups to accommodate players of various ability levels in middle school and high school. Applications may be submitted at www.gpyo.org or contact Mark Morris by E-mail at mmorris.gpyo@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for children from New York City child. The not-for-profit agency has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For information contact Laurie Bershad at 609-371-2817 or Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003 or visit www.freshair.org.

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