Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting proposals
for artistic renderings on halibut tails. Ten artists will receive halibut
tail forms to be stylized in the medium of their choice and put on public
display and auctioned off in May.
KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
The halibut tails
will be displayed publicly in Kodiak for two weeks prior to the KICVB's May
16th Chocolate Lovers Fling, at which they will be put on auction for members
of the public. Janet Buckingham, executive director of the Kodiak Island
Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the fundraising event for the non-profit
organization will have a different character this year as a result of the halibut
tail contest and auction and that some of the proceeds will go to KICVB and
some will go to participating artists.
-- (Buckingham 1 50 sec. "We will be distributing ... come
back to KICVB.")
She said the
fundraiser will also include contests related to chocolate, something that
KICVB hasn't tried in years past at fundraising events.
-- (Buckingham 2 32 sec. "There will be a contest ... chocolate,
wine and music.")
said she hopes to distribute the tails, life-sized taxidermy forms, to the
selected artists as soon as possible after they are chosen so that they will
have enough time to create their artwork and display it publicly for two weeks
prior to the May 16th fundraiser.
-- (Buckingham 3 26 sec. "The decision will be ... life-size
in submitting a proposal for one of the 10 life-sized halibut tail forms should
submit a one-page proposal to KICVB by March 12th, either by email, mail or by
I'm Erik Wander.