Artists awarded solo exhibits at museum

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Every two years the Alaska State Museum solicits Alaska artists to submit their portfolios for solo exhibitions. This year, a committee reviewed 23 submittals from artists across the state and selected nine individuals to show their work. The first of this series of solo exhibits will open in November, 2010. The series will conclude in the spring of 2012. Dates for the individual exhibitions are still being arranged with the artists.

The selected artists are:

• Juneau painter Constance Baltuck will show paintings of interpretive landscapes and portraits of communities and residents of Southeast Alaska;

• Juneau painter Daniel DeRoux will exhibit a collection of oil paintings depicting a history of Alaska, based on artifacts in the Alaska State Museum;

• Ester painter Sandy Gillespie will reference her life experience and love of Alaska through visual metaphor;

• Fairbanks mixed-media artist Margo Klass will produce a new series of box constructions that focus on her response to the Alaskan landscape;

• Juneau painter Jackie Manning will exhibit a series of mixed-media paintings that reflect on some of her memories of childhood;

• Fairbanks photographer Barry McWayne will draw from several of his extended photographic projects, all dealing with Alaskan landscape;

• Anchorage photographer Edward Timothy Remick will produce an exhibit that focuses on the human face as a mirror of the human condition;

• Cordova painter David Rosenthal will exhibit his vivid landscapes paintings of Alaska.

• Juneau filmmaker/mixed media artist Averyl Veliz will exhibit a series of digital animations, many of which were extracted from her proposed animated film feature about the Klondike.

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