Juneau photographer Ben Huff is one of four recipients of this year’s Connie Boochever Fellowships, awarded annually by The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, and each year the disciplines alternate between performing, literary and visual arts. The other three recipients are James Adcox, a visual artist from Nome, Michael Conti, a photographer and videographer from Anchorage, and Wendy Gingell, a ceramic artist from Anchorage.
The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established in 2001 by her family after her death to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Boochever consistently demonstrated. 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 Alaska government and she played a key role in advocating for passage of legislation mandating Percent for Art in Public Places. Her legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state.
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.
For more information, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (888) 278-7424.