Media: Bronze Sculpture Created: 2010 Location: Berth 1 Ketchikan[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_2008-exhibit-by-saxman-youth.jpg]2008 Exhibit by Saxman Youth entitled weLEAD
An exhibit of photography by Saxman Youth at the Mainstay Gallery[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_varnda02b_5954.jpg]Sun Dragonfly by Donnie Varnell
Media: Carved cedar panel, acrylic, cedar bark bundles Created: 2007 Location: Fawn Mountain Elementary School, end of hall Viewing Hours: School hours Viewing Conditions: Permission and Sign-in required[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_life-moving-on-ocean-by-evon-zerbetz.jpg]Life Moving on Ocean by Evon Zerbetz
Media: Dimensional Linocut, Paste papers, stitching, 3 x 3 feet Created: 2010 Location: Commissioned by the Dahl Memorial Clinic in Skagway, AK[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_goose-neck-clams-terry-piles-pylete02a_6797.jpg]Goose neck clams piling cap by Terry Piles
Media: Tiles and mirrors covers hollow injected foam Created: 2007 Location: Water side (Thomas Basin) of Salmon Landing building[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_tlingit-carver-nathan-jackson.jpg]Tlingit Carver Nathan Jackson
[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_mosiac-glass-by-cammie-walker-walkca01e_7029.jpg]Twelve Mosaic Glass –SE Alaska sea scenes by Cammie Walker
Media: Plexiglass mosaics Created: 2008 Location: Ketchikan Promenade[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_midnight-run-by-ray-troll-trolra04c_7309.jpg]Midnight Run by Ray Troll
Media: Oil and alkyd on canvas 5’ x 12’ Created: 1986 Location: North Point Higgins Elementary School center atrium Viewing Hours: During school hours Viewing Conditions: Must sign in at front office and get permission[img src=http://ketchikanarts.org/wp-content/flagallery/yota/thumbs/thumbs_template-text.jpg]
Call to Artists
Attention performing, literary, traditional, and visual artists living and working in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
Registration is through a simple online interview.
To find out more, Click here…
Ketchikan artists are in the spotlight in 2011 with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s declaration of the Year of the Artist.
This unique recognition by the mayor and borough assembly brings attention to the many ways creative people contribute to Ketchikan’s livability, its economic vitality and its prominence as a year-round destination for visitors.
Ketchikan is home to wonderful museums, galleries, public art installations, and informational kiosks that showcase a rich cultural heritage and our artists’ creativity. Ketchikan artists work in many forms: visual, literary, performing and traditional. This dynamic community within the community enriches our spirits and ensures that Ketchikan remains a vibrant place to live, to work and to visit.
The artists who choose Ketchikan as their home are an integral part of community life. They help to improve our economy, enrich civic life, drive tourism and positively influence the education of our children. They are also great cultural ambassadors for our unique Southeast Alaskan lifestyle.
Appreciating the value of Ketchikan’s rich art and cultural resources, the Borough Assembly has allocated a portion of the commercial passenger vessel levy paid by the cruise industry to support and promote Ketchikan artists, arts and cultural organizations, facilities, and public art.
Projects funded and developed during the 2011 Year of the Artist included an Ketchikan Arts Guide; an online Ketchikan Artist Registry and a website dedicated to showcasing Ketchikan artists, arts organizations, cultural facilities, events, and public art; and a Year of the Artist Invitation Art Exhibition, a comprehensive exhibit representing the most excellent work by Ketchikan artists and artisans, at the Main Street Gallery in July 2011.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, and the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council invite visitors and residents alike to celebrate Ketchikan artists and to actively enjoy and participate in the arts and cultural activities every year, year-round in Ketchikan, Alaska. Art Lives Here!