Alaska State Museum
Solo artist exhibitions
Every two years the Alaska State Museum solicits Alaskan artists to submit their portfolios for solo exhibitions. This year the museum's review committee reviewed 58 submittals from artists across the state and selected eight individuals to show their work. The first of this series of solo exhibits will open in March 2017. The series will conclude in the spring of 2019. Dates for the individual exhibitions are still being arranged with the artists. The selected artists are:
- Sara Tabbert – printmaker and sculptor from Fairbanks
- Linda Infante Lyons – painter from Anchorage
- Carmel Anderson – installation artist from Ketchikan
- Daniel Papke – painter from Skagway
- Amy Meissner – quilter from Anchorage
- Charles Rohrbacher – icon painter from Juneau
- Annette Bellamy – sculptor from Halibut Cove
- Donald Varnell – Haida carver and mixed media artist from Ketchikan
- The Art of David Rubin
- Kay Field Parker: Playing with Lightning, Ravenstail Weaving
- Nicholas Galanin: The State of Being, Displaced
- Tommy Joseph: Rainforest Warriors, Tlingit Armor
- Drew Michael: Life Expressions
- Ben Huff: The Last Road North
Alaska Positive statewide juried photographic exhibition
Alaska Positive 2016, a biennial exhibition of Alaska photography sponsored by the Alaska State Museum. Now in its 46th year, Alaska Positive encourages photography as an art form in Alaska. Deadline for this year's competition is September 30, 2016. Entries will be juried by nationally renowned photographer, Larry McNeil. Alaska Positive 2016 will be on open at the Alaska State Museum on November 4th. A statewide tour follows. In addition to receiving recognition for their work, photographers whose photos are selected for Alaska Positive 2016 will compete for several cash awards. McNeil will bestow one Juror's Choice award for $300, and two $150 Awards of Recognition. The awards are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Museum. McNeil will also select some photographs for Honorable Mention.
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Since 1988, summer visitors to the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka have enjoyed the opportunity to meet Alaska Native artists-in-residence at the Sheldon Jackson Museum. The artists discuss their culture, artwork, and creative process with visitors as they work in the gallery and give lectures and hands-on workshops and lead other public programs of their own design.
Alaska Native artists-in-residence are selected on a competitive basis in the spring. For an application or answers to questions about the program, contact the Sheldon Jackson Museum curator by calling 907-747-8904 or e-mailing Jackie Hamberg.
For information on the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, read the NARP press release.
Exhibitions curated by other museums in Alaska
- Rarefied Light
Alaska Photographic Center's annual photography exhibition
- The Alaska Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition
- All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition and Earth, Fire and Fibre
The Anchorage Museum's alternating biennial juried art exhibitions.