Photo Tuesday // Vanessa Powell // Sep 19th 7pm


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31% Stardust – with Vanessa Powell

Public Lecture: Tuesday Sep 19th, 7:00 pm

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

Join APC and the Rasmuson Foundation in welcoming photographer Vanessa Powell to the Anchorage Museum on Tuesday, September 19th.

Vanessa will be sharing her experiences as an Artist in Residence at The Burren College of Art in Ireland and will be discussing the realities of conceiving, planning and executing a personal project.

The initial images from this project will be on display and are best truly experienced in person.  Please consider yourself, your family, and friends welcome at this intimate look into an artist’s process, heartfelt work, and an exploration of love and longing through Vanessa’s series, 31% Stardust.

This event is free and open to the public

31% Stardust by Vanessa Powell

image by Vanessa Powell

This project was made possible with funding by the Rasmuson Foundation through the Arts in Education Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Rarefied Light 2017 // Awards

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.

Rarefied Light 2017 Lecture with Henry Horenstein // Thurs Aug 3rd

Join us Thursday August 3rd for the Rarefied Light 2017 juror lecture with Henry Horenstein. He will be talking about his most recent book, Shoot what you Love.

APC will also be announcing the Rarefied Light 2017 Best of Show and Honorable Mention awards – so come show your local photographers some love!

Check out Henry’s work at:

This event is free and open to the public!

Thursday August 3rd, 7pm
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center 
625 C St, Anchorage, Alaska

Henry horenstein alaska photo workshop

Rarefied Light 2017 // Call for Entries // Submit your work!


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2017 Juror: Henry Horenstein

Artist website:

Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, teacher, and author since the 1970s.
He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he is now professor of photography.

More information on juror lecture and three-day workshop is available here

Click HERE to submit your Rarefied Light 2017 entries via the Call for Entries website

The call for entries will close June 4th at 6:59pm AKST

Photo Tuesday // Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz // March 21, 2017 7pm



Join us at 7pm on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at the Anchorage Museum to welcome Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz as he walks us through his #cosplay project

CosPlay (costume play) is a performance art where participants adorn themselves with fashion wear that is often handmade, specific to a character. CosPlayers come together for public role-playing, costume competitions, and to reinterpret how they express their identity.

Community cartographer, Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz, has been exploring the Alaska CosPlay community for the last three years with various format cameras. He is fascinated with the Alaska CosPlay community’s fluidity of gender expression and the attention to detail in producing costumes.

Photo Tuesday // Michael Walsh // Feb 21st 2017 7pm


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APC is so excited to bring film artist Michael Walsh to our Photo Tuesday series, with his talk, Film is DEADly

Michael will be screening 3 short films and giving us some background on his process and practice.

Michael creates celluloid based experimental work – pulling from many mediums and techniques to promote appreciation and education for moving image craftsmanship.

“Making celluloid based experimental moving image work is not the smartest thing to do. You lose money. You have to wait for long periods of time to see your work projected. It’s bad for your back. The processing chemicals can damage your kidneys. So why do I still make celluloid based 16mm and 35mm film…because it’s FUN!

Strength and power in art today draw on the cross-fertilization of past and future and hybrid approaches to all art forms. Now, more than ever, I am is compelled to promote appreciation and education about moving image craftsmanship in innovative ways, from celluloid to digital, from the hand-processed and hand-made to the synthetic and evanescent.”

Call for Entries // Circumpolar // UAF’s Frozen Lenses

Our friends at the University of Fairbanks photo club, Frozen Lenses, have an open call for their juried show, Circumpolar.

The call is open until Feb 10th and will be jurored by Jeff Shultz. Open to all Alaskan residents and you can find all the details here:

Or – check out the call directly:

Photo Tuesday // Matt Kissinger // Jan 17th 2017 7pm

Matt Kissinger – Blisters and Smiles – Thru-Hiking the PCT

Tuesday Jan 17th 7pm

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

Join us for the first photo Tuesday of 2017!!

Matt’s lecture will cover his 2016 photo-journey of adventure, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Photo by Matt Kissinger – “Relaxing in the Range of Light”



APC Holiday Party // Sunday Dec 11th 6:30 pm



Please join us for the annual APC Holiday party/social gathering, Sunday December 11th, 2016 at 6:30pm. We will be celebrating at:

The Studio
245 W 5th Ave #108
Anchorage Ak

Bring your holiday cheer, and maybe a snack to share! We would also love your ideas for our suggestion box – on what you would like to see from our Photo Tuesday lectures in 2017! Come and catch up with your fellow photographers!



Jurors Choice and Members Exhibition // First Friday Dec 2nd 5-7pm

Please join us this Friday for both of our openings at Alaska Pacific University’s Grant Hall and Carr Gottstein Academic Center.

The Juror’s Choice Exhibition opens tonight, December 2, and runs through December 30, with a reception from 5:00 to 7pm in the ConocoPhillips Gallery at Grant Hall.

Each year, APC sponsors Rarefied Light, Alaska’s largest juried fine art photography exhibition. A nationally recognized photographer is selected to jury the show and conduct a 2½ day workshop. Amy Arbus, the 2016 Rarefied Light juror, selected from 654 submissions the 52 photographs for the final exhibition. In addition, Ms. Arbus chose
two artists whose work is featured in this invitational group exhibit, Charlotte Peterson and Greg Hensel.

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The annual Members’ Exhibition opens tonight at the Leah J. Peterson Gallery in the Carr Gottstein Academic Center, with an opening reception from 5:00 to 7pm.  The show hangs through December  30.

The annual Members’ Exhibition is an opportunity for all interested APC member artists to exhibit.