Archives for April 2016

Austin Parkhill

Visual Art, 2015 Austin Parkhill is a professional artist living and working in Homer, Alaska. Often described as a “hyperrealist” painter, Parkhill has exhibited his artwork from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.) to New York City, and maintains gallery representation in Denver, CO. His massive portrait work intrigues with its sincere expression and formidable presence, … Read More

Enzina Marrari

Multimedia, 2015 Marrari’s artwork takes inspiration from the human condition. Rooted in figure drawing and sculpture, Marrari’s work began as a study of the human form and continues to explore the figure. Marrari addresses themes of the social, personal, and political elements of the human experience. She pushes the boundaries of personal vs. social space by exploring norms and behaviors that … Read More

John Hagen

  Photography, 2015 John Hagen is a photographer and digital artist and calls Haines, Alaska his home. Hagen earned a BFA in New Media Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts and studied photojournalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hagen was awarded a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award for his photography in 2015. Hagen’s work has most recently been exhibited at … Read More

Ellen Frankenstein

Film, 2015 Ellen Frankenstein is an independent filmmaker and media artist. She directs the non-profit, Artchange, Inc. Her current project, an attempt to chronicle our our lives and choices in the time of a digital shift, with a mix of social media, interaction and eventually a film, is called, Frankentweet.  Frankenstein's documentaries include Tracing Roots, Eating Alaska, No Loitering … Read More

Jill Osier

2015 Alaska Literary Award Fairbanks Jill Osier is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Bedful of Nebraskas (2012), Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White (winner of the 2013 Frost Place Chapbook Competition), and From (2016). Her work has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship, the George Bennett Fellowship, a Rasmuson … Read More

Kyle Mellen

2015 Alaska Literary Award Fairbanks Kyle C. Mellen’s fiction has appeared in American Literary Review, EPOCH, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, Meridian, The Northern Review, Salt Hill, and Versal, and has received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award from Mid-American Review. He holds a BA from Colby College and an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, … Read More

Alyse Knorr

2015 Alaska Literary Award Anchorage Alyse Knorr is the author of Copper Mother (Switchback Books, 2015), Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013) and the chapbooks Epithalamia (Horse Less Press, 2015) and Alternates (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, storySouth, ZYZZYVA, … Read More

Christine Byl

2015 Alaska Literary Award Healy Christine Byl is the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, which was a finalist for the Willa Award in non-fiction. Her prose has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The Sun, Crazyhorse, and other journals. Byl  earned her MFA in fiction from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and has received awards from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson … Read More