'Alaska Positive' showcases the state's fine art photographers
December 29, 2010
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Dec. 29, 2010
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‘Alaska Positive’ showcases the state’s fine art photographers
On view Jan. 7 through Feb. 20 at the AnchorageMuseum
“Alaska Positive,” the AlaskaStateMuseum’s biennial photography exhibition, opens at the AnchorageMuseum during a First Friday reception 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7.
The exhibition was juried by Santa Barbara photographer Richard Ross, whose work has been featured in Time, Newsweek and Vogue. He’s the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. Ross selected 44 images by 36 artists for this exhibition. More than 250 works were submitted by Alaska photographers.
Eagle River artist Maggie Skiba won the Juror’s Choice Award for her toned gelatin silver print “Musk Ox, Portage, Alaska.” “The juror’s prize was selected with no hesitation,” wrote Ross in his juror’s statement. “The role of the artist is to tread in new water and explore. In this respect, the photograph selected had no peer.”
The AnchorageMuseum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. General admission is $12 adult, $9 senior/student/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.