Photographer and Alaska Positive juror to speak at State Museum next week

The Alaska State Museum’s Alaska Positive 2012 juror Holly Andres will lead a special lecture, “Alaska Positive 2012,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska State Museum. Admission to the lecture is free.

Andres has exhibited her photography across the globe, and was named one of Art Ltd.’s 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35. She has had solo exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Istanbul and Portland, Ore., where she lives and works. Her photography has been featured in Oprah, Elle and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Most recently, she was featured in Go West! Cutting-Edge Creatives in the United States, a book showcasing various contemporary American architects, designers and photographers.

Andres’ lecture will cover, among other things, her experiences as a professional photographer, her review of hundreds of Alaska Positive contest entries and her selection process in choosing three award-winning photographs and a number of other photographs for the touring exhibit.

Now in its 40th year, Alaska Positive is the Alaska State Museum’s biennial photography competition open to entrants from across the state. First prize is a $300 Juror’s Choice Award. Two $150 Awards of Recognition are also given, all sponsored by The Friends of Alaska State Museum. This year’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit opens on Nov. 2.

After her ASM lecture, Andres will head north to lecture in Anchorage on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Arts Building, room 116.

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