2017-2018 MAIN STREET GALLERY SEASON

Opening Receptions: 1st Fridays, 5-7:00pm
Artist Presentations: Monthly
Receptions & Artist Presentations are always FREE!

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September 1-29, 2017 
Scarlet Letters by Shelley Baumeister
Shelley Baumeister’s solo exhibit explores the world of emotions and femininity through portraits of women. Using vibrant colors and collage, Shelley creates paintings that portray qualities such as pride, self-love, and sorrow.

October 6-27, 2017
El Dia de los Muertos
An open call exhibit celebrating El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The holiday is marked by the celebration of life of loved ones who have passed on. Use traditional themes for personal tributes to mortality in any media.

November 3 – December 22, 2017 
Decolonizing Alaska
The Arts Council is proud to host Decolonizing Alaskaa touring exhibit curated by Asia Freeman and sponsored by Homer’s Bunnell Street Arts Center. A new generation of Alaskan artists embrace adaptation and reinvention. Cross-pollination and hybridization between indigenous Alaskan and global materials and technologies is the direction of the future. The shared innovations, unconventional materials and respectful inquiry of this exhibit dismantles a hierarchy of colonization and celebrates a new era.

January 5-26, 2018
Ketchikan Area Youth Exhibit
The youth exhibit has been an annual week-long exhibit since 2013. Given the over 200 artists that participated last year, we thought we’d give it an entire month in the gallery! This is an open-call exhibit featuring youth of all ages through Grade 12. You will be inspired by the artistry of our community’s young people in this exhibit!

February 9-23, 2018 
“Wild & Free” Wearable Art Show Exhibit
After the magic of Wild & Free: The 32nd Annual Wearable Art Show, get up close and personal with some of the wearable art pieces. This annual invitational exhibit is your opportunity to see the detail and materials that go into these inspiring works of art.

March 2-30, 2018 
Silent Voices
What’s your secret? Silent Voices is an open-call exhibit of anonymous postcards. Each postcard tells someone’s secret in this collaborative community exhibit. Silent Voices is a curated exhibit by Andy Zink, Spring Moon Barry, Charley Murray-Young, and Peter Jacob.

April 6-27, 2018 
Juices by Donald Varnell
In Donald’s first solo exhibit, he features work produced during, and inspired by, his 3-month residency at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

May 4-25, 2018 
A Man of the Eagle Clan by Will Bousley
Will Bousley’s solo illustration and multimedia exhibit acts as a surreal introduction to his native heritage (Tsimshian Eagle Clan) and his work harvesting salmon with a drift gill net.

June 1-July 27, 2018 
Artists of Ketchikan
The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council and the Main Street Gallery Committee set aside the months of June and July for the annual Artists of Ketchikan Invitational Exhibit. This exhibit at the Main Street Gallery offers an introduction for our summertime visitors to the amazing and varied artists of our community!

August 3-31, 2018
Blueberry Arts Festival Exhibit
This annual open-call exhibit is always full of amazing variety and inspiration!  Open to artists of all ages working in any medium, awards are given for 1st-3rd Place Adult, 1st Place Youth, Adult and Youth Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice.

Become the 2017-2018 Main Street Gallery Season Sponsor!
Contact Kathleen Light at 225.2211 or KathleenL@KetchikanArts.org