Latitude: 2014 Arts Convergence

The top 10 reasons you should attend the Latitude: 2014 Alaska Arts Convergence in Anchorage, May 1-3. Register now!   1. The opening keynote by Richard Evans, The Real Work - New Practices for a New Era in the Arts, will inspire you with new and innovative ideas for your work. After Richard's keynote we will be unveiling a new program-a partnership of the Rasmuson Foundation, EmcArts, … Read More

James Adcox

Visual Arts 2011 Anchorage In the eleven years James Adcox has resided in Alaska, he has participated in numerous group gallery showings in Fairbanks, Nome, and most recently the Kenai Peninsula.  As an oil painter, watercolorist, print-maker, and muralist, James has produced artwork for three solo shows, Backroads, Parkas & Plywood, and Arctic Entry.  In 2009, James was privileged to have … Read More

Wendy Gingell

Visual Arts 2011 Anchorage Wendy Gingell is a full time ceramic artist. Her work can be seen throughout the United States, Germany and in Canada. She has exhibited at American Craft Council shows in Baltimore and San Francisco, The Bellevue Fine Arts Museum Arts Fair as well as various other craft fairs throughout the United States and Canada. In 2010 Wendy was chosen as one of 12 of the United … Read More

Michael Conti

Visual Arts 2011 Anchorage Michael Conti is a photographer and video artist based in Anchorage, Alaska.   He was born in San Francisco, raised in Pennsylvania and came to Alaska at age 23 in search of adventure.  He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.   He has received numerous awards for his photography and video including Best of … Read More

2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities

The 2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. For more information, including nomination forms, go to the Alaska State Council on the Arts' web site: The Event is a partnership event of the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, with … Read More

2011 Connie Boochever Fellows Announced

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation recently chose four individuals to receive the 2011 Connie Boochever Fellowships in the visual arts. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, and each year the disciplines alternate between performing, literary and visual arts. The four recipients are: James Adcox, visual artist, Nome; Michael Conti, … Read More

Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Performing Arts 2009 Homer and Anchorage Yngvil is a composer, musician, theatre director and performer, writer, educator and community activist.  She was born in Oslo, Norway but left to study theatre and music in London, UK.  Yngvil came to Alaska on a theatre tour in 2002 and decided to stay. She ran several youth theatre companies before she decided to focus on her own projects - including … Read More

Schatzie Schaefers

Performing Arts 2009 Anchorage The Connie Boochever Fellowship gave Schatzie Schaefers the opportunity to seek professional mentorship in developing a new full length play for the stage. She worked with Bay Area dramaturg Jayne Wenger throughout the entire process of writing VASHON. Through regular emails, Skype chats, and a reading retreat held in San Francisco, Jayne gave Schatzie  guidance in … Read More

Joan Kane

Connie Boochever Award, Literary Arts, 2009 Alaska Literary Award, 2014 Anchorage Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife and Hyperboreal. She has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, the USA Projects Creative Vision Award, an American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Council … Read More

Anne Coray

Literary Arts 2009 Port Alsworth, Alaska When she’s not canning salmon, butchering moose, gardening, building a new storage shed, or splitting wood, Anne Coray is at work on a novel set in a fictional community in remote, southwest Alaska. She is the author of three poetry collections: Bone Strings, A Measure’s Hush, and Violet Transparent. Anne also coauthored Lake Clark National Park and … Read More