All Alaska Biennial
“All Alaska Biennial” celebrates the contemporary work of Alaska artists with works that explore the North, its people, materials and landscapes, through a variety of interpretations. For more than three decades, the Anchorage Museum has recognized the unique contributions Alaska artists are making to the world of contemporary art with the biennial “All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition” and “Earth, Fire & Fibre.” “All Alaska Biennial” combines these two exhibitions to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists in all media.
This highly competitive exhibition drew 594 submissions by 136 Alaska artists. Guest juror Jen Budney selected 41 artworks by 27 different artists for the exhibition.
Budney is an independent writer and curator who has held positions with the Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada Council for the Arts, Gallery 101, and Flash Art International.
Budney awarded the $1,000 Juror’s Choice Award to Toksook Bay artist John Kailukiak for his artwork titled Alakam Cikiutiik (Carrie’s Gifts). Three Fairbanks artists had work accepted into the exhibit: Margo Klass artwork titled Gulkana, Annie Duffy artwork titled July Evening, Fairbanks III and two pieces by Elizabeth Eero Irving artwork titled In the Endless Journey of All and artwork titled Keepers.
Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 5–7pm
On Display in the Bear Gallery May 6-28, 2016