Rarefied Light 2019

Sponsored by Alaska Photographic Center

On View at Venue: December 6 – December 31 

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5-10pm 

Join Fairbanks Arts and Venue for the 2019 First Friday Opening Reception of Rarefied Light, a juried exhibition sponsored by Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage – the largest annual fine art photography exhibition in the state. Out of 525 entries, New York City based juror Bob Sacha selected 55 photographs by 34 artists for inclusion in this year’s exhibition – 9 of whom are from Alaska’s Interior! 

Best of Show is awarded to J. Jason Lazarus, Fairbanks, for Absent Lake with Captive Conifer, Gakona, Alaska.

Lazarus_Absent Lake with Captive Conifer, Gakona, Alaska.
J. Jason Lazarus, Absent Lake with Captive Conifer, Gakona, Alaska.


In addition, Bob chose 5 pieces for the honorable mention award:

Susan Biggs, Soldotna, “Abstract 6

Christine A. Eagleson, Anchorage, “Architect Eyes”

Johanna Grasso, Anchorage, “Wings” 

Kamini Grover, Anchorage, “Untitled 5” 

Tom Turner, Eagle River, “Summit Lake 02”


Interior Alaska Artists featured in Rarefied Light 2019:

Artem Zhdanov, Farmer
Artem Zhdanov, Explode
Yates_Finding Spirit
Douglas Yates, Finding Spirit
Turnbull_Forest floor
Amanda Turnbull, Forest floor
Manriquez_Let It Burn
Sarah Manriquez, Let It Burn
Lazarus_Toward the Distant Summit Lake Shore, Richardson Highway.
J. Jason Lazarus, Toward the Distant Summit Lake Shore, Richardson Highway.
Ickert-Bond_Bleeding Hearts with Fiddle Heads
Stefanie Ickert-Bond, Bleeding Hearts with Fiddle Heads
Evans_Slef-Portrait No. 3
LJ Evans, Portrait No. 3
Douglas Braddock, Knots
Baxter Bond, Portage


For questions about visual arts programming, please email gallery@fairbanksarts.org.

Donor Logos for WebsiteFairbanks Arts programs are made possible by individual and corporate contributions, the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough and Alaska State Council on the Arts.