City museum solo shows available

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is currently accepting applications for solo artist exhibitions for the fall/winter 2010 season. Local artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at the museum or online at:

The City Museum's Solo Artist Exhibition application process began in 2005. Last year, four artists were selected to exhibit in the fall/winter 2009 season including Salty Hanes, Sara Lee, Puanani Maunu and Alan Munro. These artists were selected because of their artistic ability and the strong connection between the artists' work and the city museum's mission.

"Every year, the museum is fortunate to exhibit local artists who have unique ideas about making art in this community," said Museum Director Jane Lindsey. "Like Trevor Gong, who has turned fly-tying into an art, and Rachel Juzeler, who collects rusty nails, broken bits of wood and bone and old fabrics, and turns them into some of the most elegant compositions I have seen."

Rachael Juzeler, a previous solo artist that exhibited at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, said, "I was greatly impressed with the space at JDCM. It made me actually feel more professional than I am."

Salty Hanes who will be exhibiting with Sara Lee, has been a bead artist since she was young. Many of her beaded items are things that can be worn or used, and take many hours to create. She now owns Bentwood and Beads with her husband Jim.

Sara Lee is both an artist and a biologist, and her work reflects both those interests. She uses a traditional felting process to create sculptures inspired by the natural world. Lee and Hanes will be creating a combined exhibition at the museum for December 2009.

Puanani Maunu's exhibition will focus on large abstracted landscapes specifically in southeast Alaska. Her solo exhibition, scheduled for March 2010, will feature mostly new work on large canvases.

Alan Munro's background is in art and museum work. This, coupled with his great appreciation for nature, is reflected in his paintings. His solo exhibit at the museum will be nature-inspired and will use a variety of mediums on paper or canvas. Munro's exhibition will be held during the month of April.

For more information on how to apply for a solo exhibition at the museum, call 586-3572 or visit

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