Statewide Touring Exhibits

All Alaska Biennial

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“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.

At the present time, FAA’s Bear Gallery is the only other venue for this show. The All Alaska biennial exhibition at Bear Gallery was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 5–7pm

 On Display in the Bear Gallery May 6-28, 2016

Irving_In the Journey that Never Ends
Elizabeth Eero Irving
“In the Endless Journey of All”
Painting
37.5″x49″
2014
Irving_Keepers
Elizabeth Eero Irving
“Keepers”
Painting
24.5″x36.5″
2013

Klass_9-2015_kw05119

Margo Klass
“Gulkana”
mixed media
21″x24″x4.5
2013

duffy_july_evening_fairbanks_iii

Annie Duffy
“July Evening, Fairbanks III”
Sculpture
9″x13.5″x10″

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