Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVIII, the Anchorage Museum’s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state’s longest running juried exhibitions. It showcases Alaska artists working with traditional craft materials such as fiber, clay and wood.
Here are this year’s winning entries:
$1,000 Juror’s Choice Award
• Lael Gordon, Seward, “Greek Key Sideboard,” a piece of wood furniture combining Douglas fir, jatoba, Sitka spruce and Alaska birch
• Charilyn Cardwell, Palmer, “Anya,” a Samoyed dog fur hand-spun and hand-knit scarf
• Renata Knapman, Anchorage, “Penny Farthing Bike,” a bicycle made with rope, wood, and found objects
• Anne Lingener-Reece, Anchorage, “Self-Heating Tea Infuser,” a fine silver hand-forged and hand-formed tea infuser
• Karen Olanna, Nome, “Owl Totem,” a whale bone vertebrae sculpture
• Kay Field Parker, Douglas, “Haida Lightning Dance Apron,” traditional weaving with abalone buttons and deer hooves
• Edwin Weyiouanna, Shishmaref, “Songs of Walrus Hunters,” a carved whalebone and ivory sculpture..