For more than 30 years, All Alaska Juried has recognized the unique contributions Alaska artists are making to the world of contemporary art. The exhibition also encourages Alaska artists to create new work and showcases the finest art being produced in the state.
In 2014, this highly competitive exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum drew nearly 600 submissions by 167 Alaska artists. Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson selected 40 artworks by 28 different artists for the exhibition. Her selections for All Alaska Juried focus on artwork that reflects a powerful sense of place.
Laing-Malcolmson awarded the $1,000 Juror’s Choice Award to Anchorage artist Cody Swanson for two multimedia works incorporating oil, pastel and ink onto gelatin silver prints. The $500 merit awards were given to James Behlke, Anchorage; Kate Boyan, Homer; Amy Meissner, Anchorage; Betany Porter, Anchorage; and Michael Walsh, Homer.
After the exhibition closes in Anchorage, it will travel to other galleries around the state, including the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks. Tour dates are pending.
Laing-Malcolmson is the Portland Art Museum's Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art. She is a former president of Oregon College of Craft & Art.
The All Alaska Juried Exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Anchorage Museum Association; and Municipality of Anchorage.
Lecture: All Alaska Juried
6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7
On the opening night of All Alaska Juried, juror Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson from the Portland Art Museum discusses her selections. Free
For a complete list of accepted winners, click here.