Alaska Contemporary Art Bank call for art

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications from visual artists for artwork for purchase by the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank.

Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to three recent works in any media. Only works priced at under $4,000 will be considered. Purchased works become part of a lending collection displayed throughout state public areas.

The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank was founded in 1975 by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. It was created to expose Alaskans to work by contemporary Alaskan artists, while at the same time providing support to those artists through the purchase of their work. The collection consists of more than 600 artworks in a variety of media, all of them by Alaskan artists.

In 2013, paintings by three Juneau artists were among the 22 pieces selected for that year’s acquisitions for the Art Bank: “Fireweed Field” by Barbara Craver, “Night Glacier” by Brandon Hauser, and “Bonanza Creek Mine” by Averyl Veliz. The works were selected from a pool of 901 submissions.

All entries must be submitted through; search for “Alaska Contemporary Art Bank 2014” once on that site.

The deadline for applications is April 30.



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