Alaska State Museum announces Alaska Positive photographic competition

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is seeking entries from photographers across the state for Alaska Positive 2012, the museum’s biennial exhibition of Alaska photography. Now in its 40th year, Alaska Positive encourages photography as an art form in Alaska.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Sept. 22. The exhibition will be juried by Portland photographer Holly Andres, whose work has been featured in Exit Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Art News, Oprah Magazine, Elle Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Blink and Art Ltd., which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.

There will be a $300 Juror’s Choice Award and two $150 Awards of Recognition, sponsored by The Friends of the Alaska State Museum. The juror also will select a number of photographs for Honorable Mention. Following a showing at the State Museum, the photography exhibit will tour the state.

The entry form for the exhibit is available online at: http://www.museums.state.ak.us. The competition is open to any Alaska resident. Additional details are available in the prospectus online. All mailed and hand-delivered entries must be received by 4 p.m. September 22, at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

Summer hours at the museum are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Summer admission is $7 with a $1 discount for age 65 and older. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.

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