Salmon in the Trees
Call for Artists - Salmon in the Trees:
The Sitka Summer Music Festival and the Greater Sitka Arts Council are collaborating on the 2nd annual Salmon in the Trees art event. On June 19th at noon the Sitka Summer Music Festival will hold an outdoor concert in the Sitka National Historical Park to celebrate solstice. We are seeking artists who are interested in decorating a 32" plywood salmon, both sides. The fish will then be displayed along the path to the concert site.
The cost of the salmon that goes in the trees is $25. After the show the salmon will be sold in the Baranof Island Artists Gallery with proceeds benefiting the Greater Sitka Arts Council and the Gallery. The completed fish is due June 15, 2013.
For more information and to pick up the fish and application go to Waddell & Reed, (above Brenners) 124 Lincoln Suite 201, 966-2803, or at Baranof Island Artists Gallery, 205 Lincoln. Any questions, call Jeff 747-4821.
Open House for Greater Sitka Arts Council
Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm. Cake and refreshments will be provided.
Greater Sitka Arts Council will host an open house at their new office located in the Yaw building (behind Allen Hall) on the Sheldon Jackson campus - Room 108.
Come see our new space and eat delicious cake!
Art Scholarship Available
The University of Alaska and the Greater Sitka Arts Council will sponsor a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing the Arts at UAS Campus. Interested applicants do no need to be currently enrolled at UAS to be eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is to be completed by individuals who plan to continue to enhance their art. This scholarship will apply to all art classes offered for the 2013/2014 academic year at the UAS-Sitka campus.
Interested Applicants: Please submit a 250-word essay explaining your interest and goals in the field of Visual Arts. Include a brief discussion about your participation in the arts and financial need. Also include a letter of recommendation from a former teacher or mentor that is knowledgeable of your interest and involvement in the arts. The Scholarship Application Materials Deadline is Friday, July 12, 2013 and the award will be announced Friday, July 26, 2013.
Applications will be reviewed by a jury of Arts Council Board Members and UAS faculty. Visit http://uas.alaska.edu/sitka/ for available art classes through the UAS-Sitka Campus.
Applications should be mailed to Greater Sitka Arts Council, P O Box 564, Sitka, AK 99835.
Video Highlights of Wearable Art Show 2013
Relive the fun, glamor, and creativity of the Wearable Arts Show 2013.
Video Slideshow of ArtiGras
Enjoy these scenes from ArtiGras 2013.
Highlights of Gallery Walk, Ode to Sitka Art Show, Wearable Art Show and Runway Extravaganza and the Tattoo Show and Contest.
Paris of the Pacific coming soon!
The Greater Sitka Arts Council has launched a fund raising campaign on IndieGoGo for a melodrama production, Paris of the Pacific. This is a locally written melodrama about the history of Sitka and the "Big Exchange" from Russia to the U. S. It's campy and fun and sure to be a big hit with locals and tourist alike.
Be the hero and help save the heroine by contributing through IndieGoGo. Perks start at the $10 contribution level. But the "hero" level ($250) gets your name in the script. Be part of the fun, contribute now.
Pick, Click, and Give to GSAC
We are pleased to announce that the Greater Sitka Arts Council has been approved as a Pick Click Give 2012 organization. When you are signing up for your 2012 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, please remember to select Greater Sitka Arts Council on the Pick Click Give section for an easy way to contribute to keeping arts vital in Sitka. Your support is greatly appreciated.