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The deadline has been extended to May 31 for submissions to the eighth annual Area Playwrights' Performance Series, the Buffalo Ensemble Theatre's annual premiere of new work by local artists. Mark submissions APPS and send with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Jackson Building, Suite 640, 220 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y., 14202.

Auditions

Performing, visual and literary artists are sought for the lunchtime entertainment series at Theatre Place, July 5 through Sept. 15. Interested artists should call Susan Anner at 856-3150.

Area Artists

Harvey Breverman, University at Buffalo professor of art and internationally renowned painter and printmaker, won one of 12 awards in the Eighth International Print Exhibition held in Barcelona and Cadaques, Spain. Breverman also has been invited to present a solo exhibition in conjunction with the 10th International Print Exhibition in 1991.

"Buffalo, New York's, Waterfront Servicemen's Park," a waterbase acrylic painting by James C. Litz, has been accepted for the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The Buffalo chapter of the American Guild of Organists has awarded the first annual Squire Haskin Memorial Scholarship to Stephen Lavelle of Williamsville. Lavelle is a junior at Williamsville East High School and is an organ student of Elaine Gardner. The award honors the late Mr. Haskin, organist at First Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, and is presented to a music student younger than 22 who intends to become a church musician.

Winners in the Centennial Art Center members' show, selected by Judson Brown, are Barbara Goodhue Legler, best of show; Harriet Harnick, Dorothy Markert and Helen Carmichael, first, second and third place, respectively; Patricia Lanigan, honorable mention. The works were displayed last week in the Little Red Schoolhouse, Hamburg.

Charles Carman has been appointed chairman of the University at Buffalo department of art history for a three-year term effective Sept. 1. Carman has been a member of the UB faculty since 1970, and has, since 1987, directed both undergraduate and graduate students in art history.

Calls for work

Artists living in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and within 350 miles into Canada are invited to submit works to the seventh annual Sculpture Downtown, an outdoor sculpture exhibit Aug. 12 to 26 in Jamestown. For a prospectus and additional information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Patrice Young, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701, or call 664-2465.

The deadline is June 3 for entries to the 54th Annual National Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, July 16 to Aug. 18 in the Art Association Gallery. For a prospectus and further information, contact Marjorie W. Walters, Executive Director, Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326, or call (607) 547-9777.
The Alleyway Theatre has received a grant of $1,000 from the Mobil Foundation. The award is based on artistic excellence, impact on the cultural life of the area and recommendations by members of the community.
The Preservation Coalition of Erie County is sponsoring an architectural weekend in Cleveland, June 3 and 4. The fee of $117 for members or $132 for non-members covers round-trip bus transportation, overnight accommodations in Holiday Inn Lakeside, and some meals and admissions. For reservations and information, call 837-8858.

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