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Burchfield-Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College is seeking works for "Beginning a New Century: Emerging and Under-Recognized Artists in Western New York." The show will be open to artists living in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. For information or a prospectus, call 878-4143. Deadline for submission is Oct. 1.

Auditions

Theatre for Change, a professional theater and division of Child and Family Services, will hold auditions Sept. 24 and 25 in its rehearsal hall at 844 Delaware Ave. Actors of all ethnicities and age groups, including children, are needed. Auditions will involve improvisation, and actors should bring a photo and resume. Call 882-0555, Ext. 404, for an appointment.

Intermediate to advanced students with a minimum of five years ballet training may audition for parts in a professional production of "The Nutcracker" starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. Students ages 7 to 10 with a minimum of one year ballet training may audition at noon next Sunday. Auditions will be held at the American Academy of Ballet, 481 W. Klein Road, Williamsville. The program will be staged Dec. 3 to 5 in Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus. Call 688-4774 for information.

Buffalo Contemporary Dance will audition for its fall concert from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Phoenix Theatre, 95 N. Johnson Park. The concert will include a work by Danny Grossman, as taught by a 10-year member of the Danny Grossman Dance Company.

Open auditions for Jamestown Community College Uncommoners' fall musical, "Grease," will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Nine male and eight female roles are available, with some dancers possibly added to the cast. Be prepared to sing a vocal selection, read from the script and perform guided movement exercises. For information, call 655-5220.

Dancers are needed for paid positions in the variety show "Music and Magic." Jazz, tap and modern background is helpful. For an appointment, call Viva Niagara Productions at 834-2971 or 278-2621.

Calls for work

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is seeking visual art which explores the image, story or issues related to the historical and legendary figure of Joan of Arc. Works will be presented in front of the galleries during a film and performance series on the same subject in October and November. Interested artists should submit up to 20 slides with script, artist's statement, resume and any additional support materials. Deadline is Sept. 30. Mail to: Hallwalls, Joan of Arc Project, 2495 Main St., Suite 425, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214.

Original art in all media except video is being sought for the "1999 National Juried Competition," to be held Nov. 2 to 27. Juror will be Elizabeth Licata of the Castellani Art Museum. The event is open to artists ages 18 and up. Works will be judged by slides. Entry deadline is Sept. 24. For a prospectus, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Impact Artists Gallery, 2495 Main St., Suite 545, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214.

Area artists

Robert John Holland of Cassadaga has 15 paintings included in "The Blues in Art," on view through Oct. 10 in the University of Florida Art Gallery. Holland is known for his paintings and photography of live musical performances, including the now-closed Belle Starr in Colden.

Crafters are needed for a craft show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in Our Lady of Pompeii School Hall, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. For a table reservation, call 656-7608 or 681-8714.

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