An image of Snow Words, by Cecil Balmond. This work of Alaskan public art was recently recognized by Americans for the Arts as the one of the 50 best public artworks of 2013. Photo credit: Alex Fradkin

July 2013 ASCA News 

In This Issue
A Note from Shannon
Alaska Public Artwork Recognized
ASCA Notices
Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals
Grants and Funding
Residencies and Fellowships
Professional Development
Alaska Summer Festivals
Summer Camps
Openings and Closings
Announcements and Articles of Interest
Employment and Internships
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 A Note From Shannon

In late June, the ASCA staff and board had the opportunity to travel to Nome for our Annual Council Meeting. We had the great privilege to be hosted by one of our newest council members, Josie Stiles. She was an excellent host, bringing us to her camp for a barbeque with the Nome Arts Council and introducing us to the wonderful town of Nome over Solstice weekend. She and fellow Council member Roy Agloinga also gave us a tour of the arts in and around the town, including the fantastic artwork at the new Norton Sound Regional Hospital. We loved getting to know the welcoming and friendly community of Nome, while setting about the important business of approving the ASCA grants for the upcoming year and discussing our agency's future work to advance Alaska through the arts. We also discussed the aspirational future of ASCA--we will have some exciting announcements related to that coming soon!


In the meantime, here is some inspiration from around the web:

  • A new service called Audiam helps musicians make money when their work is part of user-uploaded content on YouTube. Yet another example of how technology is revolutionizing revenue models for artists and arts organizations. Learn more here.
  • This is a few years old, but I love this paper from the Fine Arts Fund detailing their research and findings for effective communication strategies about the arts' value in communities. The report, titled "The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts," can be found here (PDF).

Congratulations to the following Alaska arts organizations who received WESTAF TourWest grants to support presentations of performing arts in their communities! TourWest grants are competitive grants given annually. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. More information regarding the grant guidelines and the application can be found online at

Anchorage Concert Association - $2,500 to support yMusic and $2,500 to support - Keola Beamer and R Carlos Nakai - Anchorage

Fairbanks Concert Association - $2,500 to support The California and Montreal Guitar Trios - Fairbanks

Bunnell Street Art Center- $2,500 to support Quixotic and $2,250 to support Raven Feathers - Homer

Alaska Junior Theater, Inc. - $2,500 to support McCarter Theatre Center Company - Anchorage

Out North Contemporary Art House - $2,500 to support Out of Hand Theater and $2,500 to support Trey McIntyre Project - Anchorage

Valdez Arts Council - $2,250 to support Malama Ko Aloha - Valdez

Kodiak Baranof Productions, Inc. - $2,250 to support Alpin Hong and $1,575 to support Hot Club of Cowtown - Kodiak

Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council - $2,250 to support Y La Bamba - Ketchikan

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council - $2,000 to support The California and Montreal Guitar Trios and $2,000 to support yMusic - Juneau

Skagway Arts Council - $1,500 to support Ruth Moody Band and $1,800 to support Michael Mao Dance - Skagway

New Public Artwork in Alaska Recognized as One of the Nation's Top 50 Public Art Projects by Americans for the Arts

Snow Words View
A view of Snow Words at the Alaska State Scientific Crime Detection Lab in Anchorage.  


Snow Words,a public artwork commissioned by Alaska State Council on the Arts and the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Safety, has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review of Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. The annual Year in Review program recognizes the most exemplary, innovative, permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in the previous year. The 2013 Year in Review awardees were chosen from more than 350 submissions from across the United States.


Three independent public art experts-John Carson, artist and Head of Carnegie Mellow University School of Fine Art, Norie Sato, artist, and Justine Topfer, Project Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission and private curator-juried the 2013 Year in Review. Their selections were announced on June 13, at the Americans for the Arts convention in Pittsburgh. 




This is the first time an Alaska State Council on the Arts public art commission has received this prestigious award. Since 2000, the Public Art Network Year in Review has annually recognized outstanding public art projects through an open call submission and juror selection process. The Year in Review program is the only national award that specifically recognizes public art projects. For complete list of selected projects, click here


Snow Words takes shape in columns of alternation - LED lights power the light bars that are symbolic code for the forensic research, investigative tracts, relentless pursuit. The illumination has different speeds, gapped along vertical aluminum bars, also fattening and thinning within individual bar enclosures. Programmed by computer, the bars of light become an endless invention of form and substance, like snow crystals, which take infinite shapes. 


Since the Percent for Art law was passed in 1975, Alaska has celebrated artists and benefited from the cultural, social, and economic value of public art. Public art is a distinguishing part of our history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces. It provides an intersection between past, present and future, between disciplines, and between ideas. Public art is freely accessible and cities and towns with public art aspire to be places where people want to live and visit.


Art selection committees are usually comprised of representatives from the building, a project manager from Department of Transportation Public Facilities, the building architect and an artist assigned by ASCA. The committees often meet for one to two years prior to installation of the artwork.


Snow Words, by Cecil Balmond,, is located in the lobby of the Alaska State Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory at 4805 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Anchorage AK. The lobby is open to the public 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday, except for state holidays. Two other public artworks are also on display at the lab - Fragmenta, an exterior glass and steel sculpture by Osman Akan and Chugach Fantasy, a landscape painting by Bill Brody.   Photo Credits:

Alex Fradkin


Snow Words 2
Looking down into Snow Words.  


ASCA Notices

Governor Parnell Announces Reappointments to the Alaska State Council on the Arts  


Governor Parnell reappointed Ben Brown, Aryne Randall, and Kesler Woodward to the Alaska State Council on the Arts. The council's mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state by encouraging and supporting excellence in the arts; provide opportunities for every Alaskan to experience the arts; promote the practice and enjoyment of the arts in Alaska, and guide the development of the arts throughout the state.


Brown, of Juneau, is a lifelong Alaskan. He is an attorney and member of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. Brown previously worked with Baxter, Bruce & Sullivan. He serves on the board of directors for the National Assembly of State Art Agencies and on the board of Alaska Public Media. Brown is a company member at Juneau's Perseverance Theatre with more than three decades of theatrical experience. He was reappointed to a public seat.


Randall, of Wasilla, is a district manager for Wells Fargo Bank and has worked in the banking industry in Alaska since 1996. Randall currently is a member of Serve Alaska, chair of Junior Achievement, and treasurer of The Children's Place. She is also a member of the Wasilla, Big Lake, and Palmer Chambers of Commerce. Randall is past executive advisor for Wells Fargo Diversity Council, past treasurer for Mat-Su Women's Republican Club, and past president of Valley Performing Arts. She was reappointed to a public seat.


Woodward, of Fairbanks, is an academic affiliate at the University of Alaska Museum and a professor emeritus of art and northern studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Woodward's long career in the arts includes receiving the first ever Alaska Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, working as a curator of visual arts and curator of temporary exhibits at the Alaska State Museum, and serving on the Western States Arts Federation for 10 years. He was reappointed to a public seat.

Connie Boochever Fellowship Application Opens July 10th


The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation invite emerging literary and performing artists to apply for this fellowship opportunity. The deadline for this fellowship is Monday, September 2, 2013. You can find the application at, listed as "Alaska State Council on the Arts - Connie Boochever Fellowship."


In 2001, after her death, Connie Boochever's family established the fellowship to honor and reflect the spirited passion for the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated during her life.

Connie Boochever was an avid performer, director, and producer of community theater, and a lifelong patron and advocate of the arts. Her crusading efforts gave the arts a voice in Alaskan government and she played a key role in advocating for passage of legislation mandating Percent for Art in Public Places. Connie's legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state.


The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, and every other year the disciplines alternate between performing, literary and visual arts. Past recipients include:



  • Anne Coray, poet, Port Alsworth
  • Joan Kane, writer, Anchorage
  • Yngvil Vatn Guttu, musician and actor, Anchorage
  • Schatzie Schaefers, playwright, Anchorage


  • James Adcox, visual artist, Nome
  • Michael Conti, photography and video, Anchorage
  • Ben Huff, photography, Juneau
  • Wendy Gingell, ceramic artist, Anchorage

For more information, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 1.888.278.7424 or 907.269.6610. The Fellowships are funded through the Connie Boochever Endowment and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.



Alaska State Council on the Arts Grant Opportunities

Cultural Collaborations Arts Excursion and Access Grants open July 1, 2013 for arts education projects in the 2013-14 school year. Contact Laura Forbes for more information.  


Harper Arts Presenting and Touring Fund Grants are available on a rolling deadline. Contact Laura Forbes for more information.


September 1, 2013 -  FY14 2nd Quarter Grant Deadlines - Community Arts Development, Career Opportunity, Master Artist and Apprentice, Workshop and Walker Arts Grants 


November 1, 2013 - FY14 Round II Deadline - Artist in Schools Grants


December 1, 2013 - FY14 3rd Quarter Grant Deadlines - Community Arts Development, Career Opportunity, Master Artist and Apprentice, Workshop and Walker Arts Grants


December 1, 2013 - FY14 Round II Deadline - Cultural Collaborations Project Grants 


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Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals

Call for Public Art - The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council (KAAHC),  

on behalf of the City of Ketchikanrequests concept proposals to replace the community's rain gauge and to surround or incorporate the adjacent electrical components into artwork. The budget amount of $100,000 is the total for purchase and installation of artwork and cost and installation of an information plaque. The full RFP can be downloaded by clicking here.  


Contact:  Kathleen Light, Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council 

Deadline:  August 30, 2013

Snow Screen: A Northern Film Festival
Accepting Nominations for YouTube videos with a Northern theme

Northern Initiative of the Anchorage Museum
Deadline: Sept. 21, 2013

The Anchorage Museum is now accepting nominations for Snow Screen: A Northern Film Festival. Anyone, anywhere can send the Museum a nomination of YouTube videos with a Northern theme. Nominate a video filmed in Alaska to be featured in the "local" segment of the festival, or submit a video clip to one of several other categories. Eligible entries must be publicly available on YouTube.  The festival screens at the Anchorage Museum on November 1st, First Friday, from 6 - 9 p.m. in both the Museum's atrium and auditorium. Click here for more information.


Gathering Clouds magazine

Submission deadline: July 7, 2013

Entry fee: $20 for up to 7 images.


What is remembered, what threatens to be forgotten? How do Memories play a role in your artwork?

Gathering Clouds is quarterly online & in-print magazine of contemporary art. For more information and to submit, please visit the "Artist Submissions'' page on the Gathering Clouds website.


Aesthetica Art Prize 2013

Deadline: August 31, 2013


The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.


Categories are Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance. Please visit for more information.


The Szpilman Award

Deadline: September 30, 2013 (postmark) 


The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. 


Everyone can apply. Worldwide! There is no participation fee. For all information and the application form, click and apply


Mystery Build Challenge

Submission Deadline: October 20, 2013


Create a work of art using ONLY the materials in a Mystery Build Kit. Upload photos and/or videos of what you make to compete for cash prizes. The theme for this year's contest is "Re-Invent a Work of Art"   


The Twist: You don't know what's inside the kit! While the specific materials will be unknown to you at the time of purchase, you can expect to find some common sculpting materials like wood, clay, metal, fiber, and plenty more! All Mystery Build Kits contain the same materials.


The Payoff: Fortune and Fame. Judges and voters will select the winners of $15,000 in cash awards! 

Winning artists get nationwide exposure on our website


Grants and Funding

NEA Artworks  for All Disciplines including Arts Education and Folk and Traditional Arts

Deadline: August 8, 2013

Artworks Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts are given to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within this category, all Arts Education projects will have Learning as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. 


For an overview of the NEA's funding opportunities, please see the NEA Grants Workshop presentation.


The series of Arts Works guidelines webinars for each discipline has now concluded. All of the sessions are archived on NEA's YouTube channel.


For information and application, visit the website at   


Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations (CBCO) Grant Program

Alaska Community Foundation 

Up to $15,000 with typical grants ranging between $3,000 and $5,000 or call (907) 334-6700.


Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the state of Alaska can apply for grants to build capacity in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and effectiveness evaluation.


2014 Artist in Business Leadership

First Peoples Fund 

Grant amount: $5,000

Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)     


The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF's individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.


Click here for the application. 


For more information please visit the website at or call (605)348-0324 or email 


2014 Cultural Capital Grant

First Peoples Fund

Grant amount: $5,000 

Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)     


The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition-bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients, allowing them to commit more time to teach and share their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.


The grant program will help artists develop local networks for leveraging other resources and will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support as needed by the master artist/teacher.   


Click HERE for an application


For more information please visit the website at or call (605)348-0324 or email 

Residencies & Fellowships
Createquity Applications for the Fall 2013 Createquity Writing Fellowshop now open
Deadline: July 19, 2013

The Createquity Writing Fellowship was designed to continually bring new voices into national and international conversations about the future of the arts. The Fellowship is a serious commitment and not for everyone, but in exchange for your hard work and high standards, you can expect to receive mentorship, research assistance, and guidance on your writing from our  crackerjack editorial team, not to mention exposure to a vast and highly engaged audience. Think of it as your very own graduate practicum in arts policy. So far we've introduced eleven bright, fresh-faced writers to the world. Will you be the next? All the details and instructions you need are over at the  Createquity Writing Fellowship page.

Wrangell Mountain Center 2013 Summer Programs in McCarthy, AK

Registration Now Open


Family Music Camp | Mary Schallert, Lilly Goodman-Allwright and Michael Allwright, July 12-15

Creative Cloth | Maria Shell, July 19-24

Writing on the River Workshop | Sherry Simpson, Derick Burleson and Nancy Cook, July 27 - Aug 1

Lichen Identification | Jessica Allen, Aug. 16-18  

Plein Air Painting | Linda Infante Lyons, August 20-24

Natural History Field Sketching and Journaling | Kristin Link, August 20-24


Visit for complete details about our mission and summer programs. Register soon and receive an early bird registration discount. WMC members receive a 10% discount on program registration.



2014 Artist-in-Residence

Zion National Park

Application deadline: postmarked by July 19, 2013 and received by July 24, 2013


Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots. Artist selections will be made and announced in October. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composers, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. For a complete description, click here


For complete details about this program and to download application materials, visit For more information contact: 435-772-0184 or email  

Professional Development
Introduction to the Alexander Technique with Lori Schiff
Presented by Northern Culture Exchange at Inner Dance Yoga
Workshops: August 25 - 29, Registration Deadline: August 1

This series of workshops include a 101 workshop, a series for Body Workers and a series for Musicians. the Alexander Technique is a practical method for learning how to use your Self: it teaches you how to improve awareness of yourself and of how you move through your daily life, regardless of profession, activities, age and abilities. Sign up online at, by email to, or by calling (646) 675-4737.

Webinar on Music Education and Neuroscience
National Endowment for the Arts
Thursday, July 25 - 3:30 p.m. ET

This is the latest public webinar hosted by the  NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 17 federal departments, agencies, divisions, and offices that encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.


Guests and speakers:

  • Jerry Kyle, Management & Program Analyst, Professional Development for  Arts Educators  Program Officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Margaret Martin, Founder, Harmony Project
  • Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor and Principal Investigator, Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Northwestern University
  • Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, NEA, will moderate the webinar

To join the webinar:  


The webinar takes place on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET.  It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance .


Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at


You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box.  Please note, a video will be featured during the presentation, the audio will be available only via computer.


Follow us on Twitter as we live-tweet this webinar @NEAarts, hashtag #NEAtaskforce.

Nome Basic Arts Institute for Teachers Registration Extended
Alaska Arts Education Consortium
July 28-Aug 9, 2013. 4 UAS 593 credits.

The Nome Basic Arts Institute still has space for teachers interested in professional development credits. Learn about integrating the arts into your school curriculum. Travel, food, and registration stipends are available. For more information, visit: Nome Basic Arts Institute, or contact AAEC Executive Director MK MacNaughton at, 907-957-2061.

Powered by Community
National Arts Marketing Project Conference | Portland, OR
November 8-11, 2013

Community empowers your art. What does it take for your arts organization to deeply connect with the people that matter? At the 2013 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Portland, OR, you'll learn the marketing strategies that your organization needs to revolutionize the way communities engage with your organization. Join  us in a city infused with a DIY atmosphere and a strong collaborative spirit, where you'll embrace the interactive tools and forward-thinking strategies needed to create a sense of community around your work. For more information and registration, click here.

Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility
August 7-8, 2013

The conference will provide attendees with innovative and thought provoking sessions addressing an array of topics and emerging issues relevant to providing students with disabilities access to and engagement in arts educational programming. Because of the tremendous response from the call for presentations, the conference is offering over 56 high quality sessions.


Below is the link with further information and online registration form.


Contact Clinton Bowman at or Sharon Malley at with any questions.


Take it Outside! A 3-part Inspiration Exchange for Artists

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

July 8, 15 & 27-28


This Artist-to-Artist Exchange includes two sessions at the Wynn Nature Center in Homer (7/8 & 7/15 from 7-9 p.m.), and Plein Air Art at the Peterson Bay Field Station (7/27-7/28). Fees per session at Wynn Nature Center are $15 each session, or $10 for CACS members. The excursion to Peterson Bay Field Station is $200 and includes meals. Registration by 7/24 is required. Sessions are facilitated by Artist/Naturalist/Art Educator Lori Jenkins. 


For more information contact the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies at (907) 236-6667 or  


Grantsmanship Training Program®

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau, Alaska      

August 12-16, 2013


In this comprehensive, hands-on training program, you'll learn and practice: 

  • Using the Grantsmanship Center's proven model for developing a proposal - a model so effective that many funders use the same structure for their grant applications
  • Developing a budget that answers the questions all funders ask
  • Identifying grantmakers who are most likely to fund your programs
  • and much, much more!


Full participation in the Grantsmanship Training Program is applicable for up to 33.0 continuing education points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. You'll receive 12 months of follow-up support from The Grantsmanship Center, including one proposal review and full access to the Center's databases of foundation, corporate, and government grantmakers!  


To learn more about this training, click here.  

For location and contact information, click here.


The tuition for this training is $895. To reserve a place in this training, click here, or call The Grantsmanship Center's Registrar at 800-421-9512.  


Alaska Summer Festivals
It's that time of year, when community festivals abound across the state. Below are the festivals for July, and  click here for a full summer listing. Summer festivals support artists, musicians and communities across the state. If we've missed your community festival, contact Keren Lowell with information and we'll add you to our list! Enjoy the summer in Alaska.



Moose Droppings Festival - July 4-6, & 13 - Talkeetna  


Bear Paw Festival - July 10-14 - Downtown Eagle River 


Funny River Bluegrass Festival - July 12-14 - Funny River Road in Soldotna  


Angry, Young & Poor - July 13 - Ester park in Fairbanks  


Kodiak Bear Country Music Festival - July 14-16 - Kodiak


Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival - July 14-28 - Various Venues in Fairbanks  


World Eskimo-Indian Olympics - July 17-20 - Fairbanks  


Southeast Alaska State Fair - July 25-28 - Haines 


Home Skillet Music Festival - July 26 & 27 - Sea Mountain Golf Course in Sitka  


Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival and Jam -J uly 26 & 27 - Cordova 


Deltana Fair & Music Festival - July 26-28 - Delta Junction  


Cantwell Bluegrass Festival - July 26-28 - Cantwell Lodge in Cantwell 


KBBI Concert on the Lawn - July 27 & 28 - Homer 


Valdez Gold Rush Days - July 31-August 4 - Valdez


Summer Camps
Circus Arts Camp
Homer Council on the Arts
August 12-16

Trapeze, silks, acrobatics, juggling and clowning of all kinds with Morgan Langham and Daniel Sloan of Roustabout Circus. Location: Christian Community Church gymnasium on Bartlett St.  


Ages 6-8: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages 9-14: 2 - 4 p.m.
Ages 10 and older (Aerials): 4-5 p.m.   


Roustabout Circus Performance: Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.  Details/registration through HCOA. Or call 907.235.4288.

Cirque Week
Alaska Theatre of Youth (Rehearsal Hall), 610 West Fireweed
July 8-12

Run off and join the circus with ATY and Folie a Deux. learn circus skills like partner acrobatics, juggling, character building, aerial acrobatics, movement arts, skit development & more! Tuition $250 per student. Visit or contact 907-338-4901,

Summer Camps and Classes for Youth and Adults!

Out North, 3800 DeBarr Road, Anchorage


Workshops and classes this summer include Writing for Television, Youth Comic, Writing Creatively, Dance Classes, Mural Building, Feature Stories for Radio and more. Go to Out North's website for more information about class times, fees, and class descriptions. Click here for a registration and waiver form.



ARTSCOOL, Fine and Performing Arts Camp  

First City Players, Ketchikan, AK

July 15 - August 10, 2013


This year's production, Bugsy Malone Jr., a musical spoof on old-time gangster movies, is a blast and there are great roles for both boys and girls. Gangsters, Molls, Fights, Fun Songs and Silly String - doesn't get much better than that.  As in years past, there will be visual arts, video and performance classes during the morning session and the afternoon session will be working on all the skills needed to put on a great show. Give us a call at 225-4792 and we will fill you in on the details. Partial scholarships available for our youth programs. For more information, visit 


Openings and Closings

International Gallery of Contemporary Art

427 D Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

July 2013


North Gallery | Batting Lashes | Craig Updegrove 

Center Gallery | To Crave What the Light Does Crave | Adam Ottavi 

South Gallery | A little early for memoirs | William Kozloff  

Guest Room | ALL IN THE MIX | Lesley Harrison, Dean Richards and Christine Smith  


Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 West Bunnell, Suite A, Homer, AK 99603 907-235-2662 

July 2013   


native alaskan - a group show curated by Michael Walsh

Homer Council on the Arts
355 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603 907-235-4288
July 2013
Moved by a Mountain - photography by Tom Reed


Alaska Native Arts Foundation

500 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 907-258-2623

July 2013


Our Selection | works from the collection 


Fairbanks Arts Association

Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, 3rd floor, Fairbanks, AK 907-456-6485 

July 2013


Work by Kim Krinke and Douglas Yates  


Ketchikan Arts and Humanities Council

Main Street Gallery

330 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901 907-225-2211 

July 2013


Muse: a Solo Exhibit - work by Diane Naab


UAA Student Union Gallery
Providence Drive, Anchorage AK, 786-1052/786-1219,

Circuit | Becky Orcutt, winner of the 2012 No Big Heads self-portrait competition
Opening reception Wednesday, July 10, 5-7 pm  


Pier One Theatre

Theatre on the Spit, Homer



The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl - directed by Peter Sheppard - July 6, 7, 11, 12


Cyrano's Theatre Company

413 D St in Anchorage, 907-274-2599,    


[Title of Show] Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell - directed by Shelly Wozniak.

July 4 - August 4   

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
Jack Townshend Point, UAF, 

Romeo & Juliet -
by William Shakespeare - directed by Bruce Rogers - July 12-28

Anchorage Community Theatre
1133 E. 70th Ave., 907-344-4713,

The Marvelous Wonderettes
- created by Roger Bean - directed by David Block - July 5-28

 Announcements and Articles of Interest 

Nominations for NEA Jazz Masters open for 2015
The NEA is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 class of NEA Jazz Masters. The deadline is
October 1, 2013. Fellowships are awarded to living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including the music community. Nominees must demonstrate a significant contribution to the art form through their publicly recognized and accessible body of work in the field of jazz. Visit the NEA's website for more information and to submit a nomination.

Memo from the Revolution: Six Things I've Learned from Our Institutional Transformation
Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Nina Simon, recently gave one of the closing talks for the Theatre Communications Group Annual Conference in Dallas. She shares some of the highlights and reflections from that talk on her blog, Museum 2.0. "
With our backs against the wall and a new vision statement positioning the museum as a 'thriving, central gathering place,' we started a revolution....In our first year of this new approach, we had extraordinary results. Our attendance more than doubled. Our busiest day more than tripled. And we went from five years in the red to running a generous surplus that got us on the path to financial stability. Best of all, the response from our community was incredible--a diverse range of individuals and local press is effusive about the new vitality, public value, and engagement in the museum...Here are six things I've learned from this transformation that might be helpful to other would-be revolutionaries."


Employment and Internships
The Island Institute in Sitka has opened an Associate Director Position. Click here to visit their website, or view the job announcement here.

Perseverance Theatre in Juneau is seeking an Artistic Company Lead. For application and position information, click here.

The Anchorage Museum is hiring an Associate Registrar. Under the supervision of the Director of Collections, this position is part of the Collections department. The incumbent provides registrarial functions for a variety of projects including temporary exhibitions or displays. Along with the Exhibit Manager/Registrar, the incumbent will administer the loans of objects for temporary exhibitions, pack objects for travel, and monitor loans while in the museum building. The registrar will coordinate with other museum staff on exhibit projects. Click here to view the complete job description.

Anchorage Museum Seeks Interdisciplinary Educator with Art Focus

The Anchorage Museum is seeking an interdisciplinary museum educator with an art focus. Duties include teaching existing curriculum, developing preK-12 programming for school groups, professional development, and evening programs; writing educational materials; managing budgets; working with marketing and public relations; and recruiting teaching staff for art classes.

Click here to view the complete job description.  


Contact Us

Shannon Daut, Executive Director
(907) 269-6607  

Saunders McNeill, Native & Community Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6603  

Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6605  

Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager
(907) 269-6608  

Keren Lowell, Office Assistant
(907) 269-6610 

Laura Forbes, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682 

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager
(907) 269-6604


Roy Agloinga (Anchorage)
Adelheid "Micky" Becker (Anchorage)
Benjamin Brown CHAIR (Juneau)
Diane Borgman (Homer)  
Peggy MacDonald Ferguson (Fairbanks)
Nancy Harbour (Anchorage)
Robyn Holloway (Juneau)
Aryne Randall (Wasilla)
Josie Stiles (Nome)
William F. Tull (Palmer)
Kes Woodward (Fairbanks)

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