April 18, 2014

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology Artist Residency

Deadline: April 18, 2014

Sitka’s residency program is designed for visual artists, writers, musicians, as well as naturalists, ecologists, and environmental scientists.  The Residency Program has provided more than 200 artists, writers, and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work in the unique environment of Cascade Head and Salmon River estuary. Residents are on campus October through mid-May, when public workshops are minimal. Up to five residents at a time, usually from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus for up to three and one half months free of charge. All residents perform community outreach during their stay, offering free exhibits and lectures on campus, presentations to area schools or community groups, and/or conducting scholarly research for local educational institutions. The Sitka Center hosts approximately 26 residents each year. Some residents are emerging voices; others are mature professionals, internationally recognized in their disciplines. Residents come from across the U.S. and (to date) seventeen nations.

More Details here: http://www.sitkacenter.org/3-1.html

Date: April 18, 2014

April 24, 2014

Call for Apprentices: Gajaa Hít Totem Pole and House Screen – Deadline: April 24

Call for Apprentices: Gajaa Hít Totem Pole and House Screen
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the TH Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) are recruiting for three apprentice positions May-July 2014 in Juneau, AK. Apprentices will work with Native carvers, Joe Young & TJ Young, on the completion of the Gajaa Hít Project in Juneau. Two (2) apprentice carvers will work on an Eagle totem pole and one (1) apprentice carver will work on a house screen, both in the traditional Northwest Coast art style.

Carving will take place at Gajaa Hít and on the Sealaska Plaza terrace in downtown Juneau. Apprentices will earn $5,000 to $10,000 (based on position and milestone evaluations). Work on the totem pole will begin in mid-May 2014 and work on the house screen will begin mid-July 2014. Dates are subject to change. The exact days and hours of work will be estabished between Native carvers and apprentices.

If you are interested in an apprentice postion, please fill out an application along with: a cover letter, your portfolio (not to exceed 8 items), and a copy of your tribal ID. This project gives priority to THRHA beneficiary and/or applicants who demonstrate financial need. Tax documentation may be required.

If you have any questions, please contact SHI’s Art Assistant, Davina Cole at davina.cole@sealaska.com or (907)586-9230.


Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 24, 2014

April 28, 2014

Knot Your Father’s Woodshop Open Call Show

Knot Your Father’s Woodshop Open Call Show at the Main Street Gallery
DEADLINE: April 28, 2014 

Knot Your Father’s Woodshop will be on display at the Main Street Gallery May 2-30, 2014.  This is an invitation to artists who work with wood or bamboo, as well as tree bark, roots and needles. The show is sponsored by the woodturning group but is open to anyone working with wood or parts of trees. (We want diversity!)

Wood or tree materials should be the primary material.
Pieces must be made by those submitting and not previously publicly displayed in Ketchikan.
Submissions will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness.
Items for sale are encouraged. (KAAHC Gallery retains 25% commission.)
Suggested items include but not limited to:

  • sculpture
  • furniture
  • lamps
  • wall art
  • serving and tableware

We would like to request submissions be brought to the gallery by 4/28.  Anyone with large pieces should call first as we will need those later in the week. Review for quality can be done before they bring something in.

Please call the Marni at the Main Street Gallery with any questions.  225.2211

Date: April 28, 2014
Venue: Main Street Gallery
Phone: 907-225-2211
330 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States

April 30, 2014

Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Call For Art

Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Call For Art
Deadline: April 30, 2014 

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications from visual artists for artwork for purchase by the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank. Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to 3 recent works in any media. Purchased works become part of a lending collection displayed throughout state public areas. All entries must be submitted through www.callforentry.org. Please search for ‘Alaska Contemporary Art Bank 2014’ on that site. Only works priced at under $4,000 will be considered.

Date: April 30, 2014

International Circumpolar Print Exchange and Exhibition

International Circumpolar Print Exchange and Exhibition
Deadline: April 30, 2014 

Open to any artist currently residing in one of the eight circumpolar countries: Canada, the United States (Alaska only), Russia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark/Greenland. This is the first exhibition and print exchange of its kind. The intention is to provide artists working in remote locations of the arctic an opportunity to meet other artists and engage in a dialogue about issues pertaining to the circumpolar region through printmaking.

The theme for this is polar geography.   Details here: http://circumpolarprints.blogspot.ca/2013/12/call-for-entries-international.html?m=1

Date: April 30, 2014

May 14, 2014

Chugach Arts Council’s Art of Conservation

Chugach Arts Council is gearing up for its 2nd year of Art of Conservation projects.  Artists of all ages, abilities and mediums are invited to submit art to be included in beautiful books of art to be published next year in connection with National Pollinator Week, Endangered Species Day and World Oceans Day.  There is no fee for members and a small fee for non-members.  See our website under “Creative Opportunities” for details.


Date: May 14, 2014

June 9, 2014

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Camp

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Camp
June 9 to 13, 2014
Sundog Retreat, Whitehorse, Yukon

We have a great lineup this year of some very well known and experienced teachers/musicans. Two have performed with the David Grisman Quintet, one performs regularly with Tim O’Brien… and they are all great people.

Darol Anger – intermediate fiddle
Riely Baugus – clawhammer banjo
Janet Beazley – vocal harmony
Deb Bergman – intermediate mando
Grant Gordy – flatpicking guitar
Steve Roy – intermediate bass
Chris Stuart – rhythm guitar
Joe Walsh – advanced mandolin

FEE – $475 (included in fees)
~ instruction (4 hours per day)
~ workshops (every day)
~ meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
~ camping for tents and RVs (no hook-ups)

website:  http://yukonbluegrass.com/KMB_Camp/Bluegrass_Camp_season.html

email:  camp@yukonbluegrass.com

Start: June 9, 2014
End: June 13, 2014
Venue: Sundog Retreat
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

July 1, 2014

All Alaska Juried XXXV-Anchorage Museum Biennial Exhibition

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Deadline: July 1, 2014 

The All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition occurs every other year, alternating with Earth, Fire and Fibre, the biennial Alaska juried craft exhibition.

The All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition features new works in all media. Artworks are chosen based on the artist’s skill level and forward-thinking concepts and methods. The exhibition is juried by a well-known museum director, curator, artist or critic from a nationally recognized institution. The exhibition is on view at the Anchorage Museum for three months and then begins a yearlong tour to museums across Alaska. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalog. Prize money is awarded to artists, including a $1,000 best-of-show award. This exhibition is open to Alaska artists only.

More details here: https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/artist_opportunites.aspx



Date: July 1, 2014

Anchorage Museum Solo Exhibition

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The Anchorage Museum’s solo artist exhibition program highlights new bodies of work by individual Alaska artists. Once every three years, Alaska artists are invited to submit images of their work for review by a selection committee. This committee selects artists for upcoming solo exhibitions at the museum. This is a very competitive program: The museum typically receives more than 100 applicants for just a handful of available slots. Once artists have been selected and scheduled for solo exhibitions, the museum produces a full-color brochure for each artist and assists the artist with freight and mailing costs. Solo artist exhibitions are open to Alaska artists only.

More details here:  https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/artist_opportunites.aspx

Date: July 1, 2014

SE Alaska State Fair Wearable Art Review – Deadline: July 1

Click here for applications and info! 



Date: July 1, 2014
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