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All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIII award winners announced


All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIII
May 22 through Oct. 3

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center recently announced the award-winning artists participating in the All Alaska Juried Exhibition, a biennial juried art exhibition showcasing the finest examples of work being produced in Alaska. Established to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists, the exhibition's call for entries attracted 433 entries from 124 artists throughout the state. This year's exhibition includes 44 works from 28 artists with work in a variety of media including painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture and runs May 22 through Oct. 3.

Many distinguished jurors have visited Alaska to curate this exhibition. This year's juror is Michael Darling, the Jon and Mary Shirley curator of modern and contemporary art at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and will tour the state for one year visiting most of the major urban centers in Alaska.

Juror's Choice Award ($1,000)
Maria Shell, Anchorage, Colors Unfurled, aka If Betsy Ross had my Stash, a large quilt.

$500 Awards
Hal Gage, Anchorage, Ice Glazed Tidal Patterns and Stranded Ice Floes, Turnagain Arm, Alaska,
a photograph

Jessie Hedden, Fairbanks, Mountain 2, a mixed-media painting

Bonnie Landis, Anchorage, Fireworks, a photograph

David Mollett, Fairbanks, Primary Landscape, acrylic on canvas painting

Rachel Mulvihill, Fairbanks, Untitled, 2009, oil on canvas painting

Stron Softi, Ketchikan, Per Profit Pre Postre View, video appropriated footage with original animation

Honorable Mentions
Julie Decker, Anchorage, i, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

The All Alaska Juried Exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Anchorage Museum Association; and the Municipality of Anchorage.

For more information, call exhibition curator Kathy Vail-Roche at 929-9251.
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