The Rarefied Light 2017 exhibition will kick off with an opening reception at the ConocoPhillips and Leah J. Peterson Galleries, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, November 3rd, 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Rarefied Light is Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition. This year we received 506 entries by 82 artists. Guest juror Henry Horenstein, selected 43 photographs by 25 artists for inclusion in this year’s exhibition.

Best of Show is awarded to Tara Horton, Anchorage, for the print “Horizon:Two”.

In addition, Henry chose 5 pieces for the Honorable Mention awards:

  • Joshua Borough, Anchorage, “Tradition
  • Christine Eagleson, Anchorage, “Stylist Perspective I”
  • LJ Evans, Fairbanks, “Scott and Mattie
  • Greg Hensel, Wasilla, “Shelter”
  • Javid Kamali, Anchorage, “Another Ordinary Day”

Following the Anchorage exhibit, which will include prints by Henry Horenstein showing concurrently, the exhibit will travel to:

The Bear Gallery, Fairbanks – Dec 2nd Dec 30th, opening reception, Dec 2nd, 5 to 7pm.

Kenai Peninsula College – Jan 16th to Feb 23rd,  opening reception Thursday, Jan 18th, 4:30pm to 6pm.

Rarefied Light is funded in part by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from Blaine’s Art Supply.