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:  http://www.honkytonkeditions.com/

This event is free and open to the public!

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

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


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2017 Juror: Henry Horenstein

Artist website: www.honkytonkeditions.com

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: http://www.frozenlenses.com/2017-circumpolar/

Or – check out the call directly: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3972

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.


Photo Tuesday // Rarefied Light Walkthrough // Nov 15th 2016 7pm


Rarefied Light Art Walk! We had a fantastic response to this last year, so we’re bringing it back for another year!

All of the artists who have pieces in this year’s Rarefied Light are invited to come and discuss their work and/or process as we do a walk through of the exhibit at International Gallery of Contemporary Art.  Please join us for what should be an interesting and enlightening evening.

This event is free and open to the public.

International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 427 D Street, Anchorage, 7pm.


APC Members Show 2016 // Submissions Due Nov 19!

Eligibility: All current members of the Alaska Photographic Center. Membership dues may be paid with print drop off.

Submission deadline: November 19, 11am to 1pm at Blaine’s Arts and Graphic Supply, 1025 Photo Avenue.

Opening Reception:
Friday December 2, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 PM
APU Carr Gottstein Academic Center
Leah J. Peterson Gallery

Download the full prospectus here, and be sure to print out the form to submit with your entry!


Entries: All photographs must be ready to hang with these submission requirements:

  1. Each member may submit one photograph.
  2. To ensure consistency, all two dimensional photographs must be matted in white or natural museum board and the frame, a simple, neutral colored metal or wood.. All photographs must be behind glass or Plexiglas and framing should cover all glass edges. Exceptions to this are photos printed on canvas or metal. Use wire on the back for hanging (no saw tooth type hanging devices or single hooks).
  3. Sales are encouraged. APU will take 30% of the sale.
  4. Due to space limitation, no pieces larger than 30 inches in the longest dimension.
  5. Identifying labels must be attached to the back of the artwork. Blank labels are at the end of this prospectus. Make triplicate copies: one for the back of the print, one to leave for us when you bring your print to Blaine’s, and one for your records.
  6. The artist must complete and sign the entry form, which is also at the end of this prospectus. Submit this with your photo.
  7. Be prepared to sign in at the Blaine’s drop off with your name, the title of the photograph, and the sales price. This is necessary for the signage and APU guidelines.

APC will not accept artwork that does not meet the above requirements.

Print Return

Pick up you submission at APU directly – on December 31st, 2016, between 12:00 and 1:00pm or pick up after December 31st, at Blaines during business hours. Please sign the sheet that says you have picked up your photographs. Please pick up prints within one week!!

Artists who do not pick up their hand-delivered work in a reasonable period of time (within one week) will not be eligible to enter in next year’s APC Members Exhibition.

Special Note

When selecting your piece, remember this is an area where there are small children using this facility, so choose your photograph with this in mind. If your piece does not meet the criteria, we will notify you and allow you to select another image. (e.g. nudity or other subject matter not suited for children).


While all entries will be handled with the greatest possible care, neither APC nor APU will be responsible for loss or damage to artwork submitted for this exhibition during the time it is in their possession.

BIO Page

Please submit a one page bio/information sheet about you and your work. You may include a photo of the piece in the show for viewers to connect who you are, and your website and contact information. We will display these bio sheets in a notebook at the show.