Rarefied Light showcases the best of Alaska’s fine art photography. Juror Cig Harvey of Rockport, Maine, selected 61 photographs from 641 submissions by 109 Alaska artists.
She awarded Best of Show to Eagle River photographer Maggie Skiba for “Taurus,” a pigment ink print on cotton rag. This is the second time Skiba has taken home Rarefied Light’s Best of Show award. “Due to the high caliber of work submitted, it was extraordinarily difficult to select the Best of Show and Honorable Mentions, but in the end the work of Maggie Skiba exemplified the spirit of the award, as both form and content were so beautifully realized,” Harvey said.
Honorable Mentions were given to artists Brian Adams, Laura Avellaneda Cruz, Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz, Hal Gage, Loren Holmes, Matt Johnson and Janice Parsley. After the exhibition closes in Anchorage, it will travel to Fairbanks, Kenai and Kodiak.