April 2015 ASCA News 

Students at Noatak K-12 School watch an installation team raise "Hall of Elders," a public artwork by Alaska artist Kevin Smith. Smith met and photographed elders to create a strong sense of place specifically for this rural Alaska community.  

In This Issue
A Note from Shannon
Public Art Spotlight
ASCA Notices
Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals
Grants and Funding
Education and Youth
Professional Development
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A Note from Shannon


Did you know that Alaska's Percent for Art Statute was first adopted by the Alaska State Legislature in 1975? After only 16 years of statehood, Alaska was the third state in the country(!) to enact this type of legislation. Alaska was truly a pioneer in the movement to integrate artwork into public buildings, and continues to be a national model.


As many of you know, House Bill 160 was introduced recently in the State Legislature, and it would impose a moratorium and sunset on the Percent for Art Program and the Art in Public Places Fund (AIPP), which supports the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank.  A hearing on the measure was held with the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 31st.  I was able to provide testimony along with Kes Woodward, chair of the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and many other Alaskans who believe that the arts--and the Percent for Art program in particular--provide meaningful economic and cultural benefits to our state.


We appreciate all of the artists and other citizens who submitted comments about the impact this bill would have on their communities and those whose artistic careers would have been negatively affected.  We are pleased that it appears that HB 160 will not be heard again or move from the House State Affairs Committee during this legislative session.


The State of Alaska's Percent for Art program is an excellent example of government working leanly and efficiently. It helps to develop our creative economy by contracting with artists and other skilled workers to integrate artworks into public buildings that enhance visitor experiences and improve the quality of life for all Alaskans. Thank you to all the Alaskans who expressed their support regarding the value of arts and culture in Alaska!

Public Art Spotlight

The William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery is gearing up for summer visitors at 941 N. Reeve Blvd. Anchorage. April is the beginning of the sport fish stocking season.  May through early October, tanker trucks are loaded with fish and hatchery staff members take turns driving them to release sites across the region.

This stocking truck and the aluminum fish on the building are Percent for Art Projects by Ketchikan artist Ray Troll.  Troll completed this job with materials, labor, services and equipment all found and purchased in Alaska.  Photo by Bob Hallinen.


Free and open to the public, you are welcome to stop by from 8 am to 4 pm and take a walk through the visitor corridor. Public artwork by Alaska artists Ray Troll, Cammie Walker, Pat Shelton, Keith Appel and Michael Anderson is located around and inside the hatchery building and visitor corridor.  


World Class Public Art: "Tackle" by Anchorage artist Pat Shelton teamed Alaskan vendors and artists with highly trained European craftspeople for this lobby artwork that took three years to complete. Photo by Hal Gage.

 You can l
earn more about the hatchery here.

Congratulations to Sherry Simpson, recipient of the 2015 John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. Simpson's Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska is has drawn this award from the John Burroughs Association. Every April, on the first Monday, the Association gathers at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to make their literary awards. "Sherry Simpson, considered one of Alaska's foremost essayists, is the author of two previous books, The Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories, winner of the 1997 Chinook Literary Prize, and The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska. She is an associate professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department of the University of Alaska Anchorage." Click here to learn more about this award, and congratulate Sherry Simpson!

Congratulations to the Alaskan students who have been recognized as National Medalists through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Maria Frantz is awarded a Gold Medal for Comic Art; Anna Lance is awarded a Gold Medal and an American Voices Medal for Poetry; Tanner Rhines is awarded a Silver Medal and American Voices Medal in Drawing and Illustration, a Silver Medal in Painting, and a Gold Medal for Art Portfolio. The Gold Medal for Art Portfolio includes a $10,000 scholarship for the only 16 students recipients, each year. Frantz and Rhines are students of West Valley High School in Fairbanks, and Lance attends West Anchorage High School. Congratulations to these excellent student artists, and best wishes in their future endeavors. Connect with Young Emerging Artists, Alaska on Facebook to learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program in Alaska.

ASCA Notices
Cultural Collaborations Arts Excursion and Access Grants are available for arts education projects in the 2013-14 school year, on a rolling deadline. Contact Laura Forbes for more information.

Harper Arts Presenting and Touring Fund Grants are closed for FY15. The new cycle will begin July 1, 2015. 


Artists in Schools FY16 Round I Applications | Deadline April 15, 2015 | For information and application click here


FY16 Annual and Biennial Grant Review Panel | Thursday April 16 and Friday April 17


ASCA Annual Council Meeting | June 8-9, 2015, Anchorage  


Cultural Heritage for Youth Survey

This survey is being conducted to help the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, develop a new grant program to support cultural heritage for youth. The Rasmuson Foundation established funding for this program with the goal of supporting strategies that connect Alaska's youth with their cultural heritage. The program will ultimately provide funding support for youth-focused cultural heritage programs.

The intended goals of this program are to:

* Strengthen Alaska youth's cultural knowledge and self-awareness
* Engage citizens around cultural heritage
* Bridge culture and communities
* Create greater cross-cultural understanding and empathy

With this survey we are looking to learn what is being done across the state, and what gaps in programs or services currently exist. Your response will help us design a program that offers high-impact cultural heritage programs in Alaska.  


Please take the survey at http://bit.ly/ASCA_culturalheritage_survey. Also, if you are interested in keeping up-to-date on the program's development, please visit and like the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AKyouthculture.  


Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals


Call for Performers, Vendors and Sponsors

Alaska Music and Entertainment Expo | May 2, 2015

Deadline: April 18, 2015


This event at the Anchorage Northway Mall will showcase local musicians from all genres of music, spotlight music and entertainment related businesses, give away raffle prizes, and be fun for the whole family (there will be a children's activity station). The goal of this medium sized event is to unify ALL GENRES of the Anchorage music community and advertise the amazing businesses we have with the hopes that this event will grow to the levels of Music Expos held in many other states.  The Expo will have a professional sound and lights company overseeing entertainment as well as full event crew.

For questions or more information, contact Casey Duer or Jasmin Smith at 907-230-4968


Call for Artists

Momentum Dance Collective | IMPACT


IMPACT is a traveling dance performance to be performed in six different neighborhoods/ locations in Anchorage. As part of this project and in celebration of the power that the arts have on our souls and our social landscapes, each show will start @7:30 with community performances by speakers, poets, singers, and/or musicians for the first half hour before we transition into Momentum's performance. The Collective's goal is to have artists represent each area of town and will curate a sampling of the powerful artists and talents that exist in Anchorage. If you are interested in being a part of this powerful project, contact Becky Kendall, Artistic Director.


Date / Community / Location

April 16 Spenard - Church of Love (private performance and fundraiser/no community performance)

April 17 Abbott Loop - Pacific Northern Academy 

April 18 Scenic Foothills - Bartlett High School

April 23 Mt. View - Mt.View Community Center

April 24 Sand Lake - Kincaid Bunker

April 25 North Star - Salvation Army Family Center


Momentum is partnering with three main organizations and 1/3 of each ticket sold will be made available to them (with the choice of donation given to each ticket holder) The organizations are the Covenant House, AWAIC, and Green Dot Alaska. Your involvement will benefit these organizations as well! More about IMPACT on our website


Call for Art | Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6 x 6

Artwork Entries Due: April 19 (Postmarked April 18)   


Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibited in the gallery and online. All artworks will also be offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display through July 12, 2015. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 3. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation!


Mail or deliver your artwork before April 18, 2015 to:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 USA


Call for Artists | Crafts Weekend at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Deadline: April 24


The Anchorage Museum invites artists and artisans to apply for the annual popular juried craft event, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27-29. Artists may submit digital images via the online application process beginning Monday, March 2. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 24. Selections will be made by May 8.  


Call for Entries |14th Annual Northwest Eye Regional Fine Art Photography  

Competition and Exhibition 

Deadline:  Tuesday, April 28th 5 p.m.


The Northwest Eye is an exhibition open to all photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest: Northern California (from Monterey Bay north), Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska. The Exhibition is sponsored by the Pierson Building Center. Exhibition dates are May 2-31, 2015. For additional entry information please call the Humboldt Arts Council at 707-442-0278 or visit our website at www.humboldtarts.org or contact:  Jemima Harr.   jemima@humboldtarts.org    (707) 442-0278  ext. 205

Call for Art | Alaska Robotics Gallery

Deadline: April 30, 2015


The Alaska Robotics Gallery is accepting proposals for exhibits to be displayed between September 2015 and May 2016. Alaska Robotics Gallery is an exhibition space and a bookstore located in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Even though the gallery concentrates on highlighting Alaskan illustrators, comic artists, and designers, we exhibit a wide range of visual artists. In order to submit a proposal, email us (crew@alaskarobotics.com) your completed application (available at www.alaskarobotics.com), 5 samples of your work, and your resume by April 30. The applicants are notified of our decision by May 31. For more information and to apply, click here

AIGA: "Cased" Annual Design Competition 

Deadline: April 30, 2015


AIGA's annual design competition is now named "Cased," and celebrates the best in contemporary design through case studies. Show others why your design matters, whether your project was for a global company, a national nonprofit, a local small business, or self-promotion. Honorees will be affiliated with the prestigious AIGA Design Archives as well as showcased on AIGA.org and AIGA's social media platforms.


Call for entries | The Printmaker's Hand III

Deadline: May 5, 2015

Exhibition Dates:  September 4-27, 2015


The Printmaker's Hand III is a juried show of fine prints sponsored by Corvidae Press and will be held at Northwind Arts Center located at 701 Water St., Port Townsend, WA.

Only hand-pulled prints will be accepted.  Works may combine traditional printmaking techniques with digital or other media.  Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, executed within the last 3 years without the supervision of an instructor.  Entries must not be copies, derivatives or based on other copyrighted or published prints.  No giclee prints will be accepted. Prints must not exceed 36" wide including frame, must be sturdily framed, wired and ready to hand. Artist must be a resident of WA, OR, ID, MT, AK or CA. A nonrefundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three entries.


Awards: Best of Show  $400, 2nd Place  $250, 3rd Place   $200, Honorable Mention (2)  $100 Each
Juror's Award  $100. For the entire prospectus, click here. Contact The Printmaker's Hand III          

committee members Ann Treacy ptaddress@gmail.com or Debra Brochin dbrochin@msn.com with questions.


Call for Proposals | Percent for Art - Petersburg School District

Stedman Elementary Exterior Renovation 

Exterior Artwork for the Stedman Elementary and Front Office/Reception Area

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Total Budget for the Project is $11,900.00


For complete prospectus, click here. Contact Erica Kludt-Painter, Superintendent,

907-772-4271; supt@pcsd.us for more information.


Dave Bown Projects - 10th Semiannual Competition

Deadline: June 6, 2015


Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Jurors are Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art.


Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).

Prospectus: davebownprojects.com 


For more information, call 1-917-365-5265 or email info@davebownprojects.com 


Grants and Funding
2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) Artist Fellowship

Deadline: April 6, 2015, 5 pm PST


The coveted NACF national award includes support ranging up to $20,000 per artist. Awards will be made in six artistic disciplines, including: performing arts, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts and visual arts. To apply, artists who are members of federally and state-recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities can review criteria and complete an application at http://your.culturegrants.org. The foundation will announce award recipients in August 2015. For questions and technical support, contact Program Officer Andre Bouchardat andre@nativeartsandcultures.org or (360) 314-2421.


USArtists International

Third Round Deadline: April 17, 2015


USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.

The application submission deadline for the final of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

To access the program guidelines and online application, click
here. Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Robyn Busch at robyn@midatlanticarts.org .  


The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline for Autumn: May 10, 2015


The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.  Grants are considered for IRS-qualified non-profit organizations located within the United States, and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.  

The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Click here for complete information.  


Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Application Available for Museum Studies

Deadline: August 31, 2015


JUNEAU - The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum have announced the availability of the Ethel Montgomery Scholarship application.  Applicants for the $2,000 scholarship must be enrolled in an Alaskan federally-recognized tribe and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in museum studies.


The Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Fund was established in the 1990s to assist university-level Alaska Native students majoring in museum studies.  Ethel Montgomery was one of the first docents at the Alaska State Museum.  She was adopted into the Kaagwaantan Wolf Clan and became a very active member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood. One of her dreams was to help young Alaska Natives become curators and directors of museums that celebrate their cultures. The combination of her love for museums and for the Native people, contributed to her establishment of this scholarship.


Applications may be obtained by emailing Jackie Schoppert, Chair, Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Committee at kaageesaak@aol.com (907-321-5652) or Marjorie Menzi, marjoriemenzi@msn.com (907-723-9156).  Applications must be completed and mailed by August 31, 2015.


Education and Youth  

Alaska Arts Education Consortium Summer Arts Institutes
Registration now open

The AAEC will hold three institutes this summer, including a Basic Art Institute in Juneau, a Cultural Arts Institute in Bethel and a Northwest Coast Cultural Arts Institute in Sitka. 500 level credit is available for each of these institutes for teachers.

For complete information and registration visit the AAEC website at http://akartsed.org/2015-arts-institutes-registration/.

2015 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Deadline: April 13, 2015


This annual award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives for students in grades 6-12 that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways.


Awards are given in three categories:

  • Arts Integration: Awarding an initiative that uses an innovative approach to cross-curricular study, drawing connections between arts-based learning and the themes, content, and ideas of other subjects.
  • Equity Through Arts: Awarding a program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underserved students.
  • Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships: Recognizing a program that uses art experiences as vehicles for engagement with local arts professionals and/or nonprofit organizations.

An award of $5,000 will be given to a winning school in each category. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500.


Visit the website at https://artsaward.collegeboard.org/award.php for further details and full application instructions, including eligibility criteria. Email acharleroy@collegeboard.org with any questions during the application process.  


The Adobe Foundation's Youth Media Arts Awards

Deadline: April 20, 2015  


The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global competition that honors youth who make original, outstanding digital media to creatively express their vision for positive change. We invite you to submit media that inspires, informs, and generates solutions.  

All winners will receive hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud, and cash grants to nonprofits that will support their vision for change. Venture prize winners will also receive mentorship from Ashoka Youth Ventures. In addition, both prize winners and finalists will become eligible to apply for an Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship. The Adobe Youth Voices Scholarships Program supports the next generation of creatives with scholarships towards post-secondary education.  

Complete information available at http://youthvoices.adobe.com/awards.   


Sivuqaq Inn Announcing Free Workshop for artists in Gambell, AK

Saturday, April 25, 2015 11am-5pm


Kawerak's Beringia Center and Lydia Apatiki have been working to document how to make a St. Lawrence Island style bird skin parka, to help keep this knowledge alive in the region. With funding from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the CIRI Foundation, we have rescheduled our free workshop for April 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Russell at 443-4340. Class size limited to 15 students, aged 14 yrs and older.


Beringia Center of Culture and Science, P.O. Box 948, Nome, AK 99762



Nominations are open for the 2016 Alaska and National Teacher of the Year

Deadline: May 1, 2015


The goal of the Teacher of the Year program is to honor a teacher who provides exceptional service to the students of today, the leaders of tomorrow.  Nominate a teacher in your district who exemplifies excellence in the classroom; a teacher who demonstrates the characteristics and professionalism representative of all teachers in Alaska. Submit his/her name for consideration as Alaska's Teacher of the Year.


The Alaska Teacher of the Year is often called upon to speak at education conferences, testify before the Alaska Legislature, and to participate in education working groups throughout the state and the nation. The Alaska Teacher of the Year is the state's nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Contact Atiya.barlow@alaska.gov for application forms, or download the form at http://education.alaska.gov/RecognitionPrograms/TOY/pdf/AKTOYNominationForm.pdf.


2015 Alaska Assessment Passage Writing Workshops

Application deadline: May 15, 2015


June 15-19, 2015, 1-5 pm, University of Alaska Anchorage
July 13-17, 2015, 1-5 pm, University of Alaska Fairbanks


The Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) will be holding two writing workshops in Alaska this summer, one in Anchorage in June and the other in Fairbanks in July. AAI develops material for the Alaska Measures of Progress as well as other reading assessments, and participation from Alaskan writers and educators helps ensure quality passages that relate to Alaskan students. Click here for more information about the workshops.


Educators and writers who are interested can apply to either workshop by filling out a brief survey. AAI will select a mix of educators and established writers as well as creative writing students in these workshops, and will be selecting applicants based on the strength of their writing samples and background.


For more information, contact Brianna Lichtenauer, Acquisitions Editor, Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, 1122 West Campus Road, Room 240, Lawrence, KS 66045 1-785-864-1594


Students Invited to Submit Entries for Antarctic Art Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2015


The Antarctic Art Contest is seeking entries that explore and interpret Antarctic research and science. The free contest will accept entries from April 1 to July 31 through its website www.waisartcontest.org. Winning artwork will travel from Alaska to Antarctica. The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Science Foundation, and research sites in Antarctica will display the artwork. An online gallery will show winning and honorable mention artwork.


The contest explores how art and science rely on observation and interpretation of the world. The contest's subject is an ice core that engineers and scientists drilled from the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists are examining the ice core to make new observations and generate new ideas about the last 100,000 years of climate history.


Individuals or groups can take part in the contest. They may enter in one of three divisions - elementary school students, secondary school students or community. Artwork can be in a variety of formats, including visual, written and multimedia. The website contains a lesson plan that teachers can use with their students.


Professional Development

2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention  

Early Bird Savings Deadline: Friday April 3rd


AFTA's Annual Convention will be held June 12-14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will take place at the Chicago Sheraton, with more than 40 breakouts, three keynotes, three preconferences, two Workshop Intensives, a dozen ARTventure Tours, and an opening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art! Save big by taking advantage of our special Early-Bird registration rate, which ends Friday, April 3, 2015. Click here for more information and registration.  


2015 Alliance of Artists Communities' Emerging Program Institute | Omaha, NE 

April 21-23, 2015


Join the Alliance of Artists Communities  on April 21-23 for the 2015 Emerging Program Institute


This two-day training is for anyone considering, planning, just starting, or re-developing an artist residency program! Covering everything from growing a funding base to matching artist selection with mission, the Institute offers best practices, models for success, a community of peers, and access to residency leaders, funders, and artists from around the country.


This year's Institute is hosted at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. All are welcome! Space is limited. Click here for more information. 


National Arts Strategies: Call for Creative Community Fellows 

Application deadline for the second cohort: April 26


Around the world there are artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs working as change-makers in their communities - using arts and culture as vehicles to drive physical and social transformations. During the nine-month fellowship, fellows are given tools, training and access to a community of support in order to fuel their visions for community change, spark new ideas and help propel them into action. Click here for more information.


Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference 2015

June 12-16, 2015

Land's End Resort, Homher AK 

Sponsored by Kachemak Bay Campus - Kenai Peninsula College UAA 


This nationally-recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing. Registration is open now.

For registration information, click here. For complete information about conference activities, schedule and speakers, click here.  



Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-in-Residence Program Seeks Artists

Application Deadlines:

July 10th, 2015 for September - November 2015 residencies


The IAIA Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists for 1-month residencies taking place on the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico between Sept. 2015-May 2016.


This residency program has the following geographic restrictions: the artist must be a Native American or First Nations artist from one of the following regions:

- Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska)

- Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota),

- Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California)


For this three-year cycle of residencies, IAIA will host a total of 28 artists. Six artists will be selected for the first cycle (Fall of 2015) including two residencies for artists who will be able to use the foundry and sculpture facilities.


Residencies benefits: $3000 stipend, housing, meal plan for one person, car rental (if needed) and $200 budget for gas during residency, studio space on campus, $500 materials budget, and airfare to and from IAIA.


Activities for the Artist-in-Residence include: opening and closing receptions, one public workshop/demonstration, two classroom workshop/demonstrations, one student critique session, and participation in residency program assessment.


Link to Online Application  

Need help with the online application? Contact Lara M. Evans at 505.424.2389 or levans@iaia.edu 



Job Opportunities at the Homer Council on the Arts 


HCOA's Board of Directors is recruiting applicants for two positions: Operations and Programs Coordinator and Executive Director. Applications will be reviewed by a Search Committee who will select candidates for interviews. 


The coordinator begins training in April, with the first regular day of work on May 4, 2015. The executive director begins training in May with full-time work starting in June 2015. 

To apply, please submit (1) your resume; (2) a letter explaining why you are the best person for the job, your understanding of HCOA's programs and mission, your experience with the non-profit sector; and (3) three references and their contact information; at least two references should be former employers. 

Application materials must be submitted by e-mail to 
borgwoman@hotmail.com . Positions are open until filled. Position descriptions are available online here.


Wrangell Mountain Center is hiring for the following internship or work-trade opportunities


General Internship - Help out with all aspects of operations. Intern will be responsible for cooking for large groups of people; helping to maintain organic garden; assisting with manual labor including cleaning, composting, and water pumping; ensuring a warm and well-organized environment for staff and program participants; providing administrative support including program marketing; orienting participants, guests, and students to the systems and customs of the WMC.


Garden Internship - The Garden Intern is responsible for managing the food production and harvest from the WMC gardens and greenhouse. He/she will be coordinate planting, growing, harvesting, and preparing food (when applicable). He/she will work under the guidance of local expert gardeners. In exchange the Garden Intern will travel approximately bi-monthly to the mentor's property to assist them. 


Our season runs from approximately May 10 - September 10. Interns are expected to work approximately 30 hours a week in exchange for room and board. The Wrangell Mountains Center is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Us

ASCA Staff
Shannon Daut, Executive Director
(907) 269-6607  shannon.daut@alaska.gov  

Saunders McNeill, Native & Community Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6603 saunders.mcneill@alaska.gov  

Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6605 andrea.noble-pelant@alaska.gov  

Laura Forbes, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682  laura.forbes@alaska.gov 

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager
(907) 269-6604 janelle.matz@alaska.gov

Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager
(907) 269-6608 gina.brown@alaska.gov  

Keren Lowell, Office Assistant
(907) 269-6610 keren.lowell@alaska.gov 

ASCA Council Members

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

For additional information, please visit our web site:  http://education.alaska.gov/aksca/  


Copyright 2014, Alaska State Council on the Arts, all rights reserved.