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Call For Submissions For Alaska Positive: A biennial exhibition of Alaska photography organized by the Alaska State Museum

by Amy Carney on 2019-08-19T09:01:10-08:00 in Museums | Comments

Open Call: September 3 – October 12, 2019

Photograph by David Michael Kennedy of a road and fence in the snow, printed in sepia tone using the palladium print method.
David Michael Kennedy, Road and Fence in Snow 2019, palladium print

Juneau – Now in its 49th year, Alaska Positive continues to encourage photography as an art form in Alaska. Guest juror David Michael Kennedy’s photographic career spans over 40 years. His works are held in museum collections including the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Institute.

Kennedy’s career started in New York with commercial photography including iconic portraits of musicians, actors and artists. In 1986 he moved to New Mexico to focus on fine art photography. His name is synonymous with New Mexico landscapes. Kennedy’s images materialize through the platinum/palladium printing technique, a pre-digital, by-hand process at which he is considered one of the best in the world.

Alaska Positive will open at the Alaska State Museum on December 6, 2019 and run through February 15, 2020. The exhibition will then travel to museums throughout Alaska including the following:

  1. March – May, 2020: Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka
  2. June – September, 2020: Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center
  3. October – November, 2020: University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks
  4. mid-December – February, 2021: Haines Sheldon Museum
  5. March – mid-April, 2021: Cordova Historical Museum
  6. May – September, 2021: Valdez Museum

Dates subject to change.

Call for submissions for Alaska Positive 2019 will open September 3, 2019 and close October 12, 2019 on CaFÉ, callforentry.org.  For more information contact the Alaska State Museum curator of exhibitions by calling 907-465-4819 or e-mailing Jackie Manning.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-1300 to make any necessary arrangements.


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