December’s Virtual Walk-through of RL 2023

Join us online for a virtual walk-through of the 2023 Rarefied Light exhibition in Fairbanks, hosted by APC Board Member J. Jason Lazarus and Fairbanks Arts Association. Get a chance to see Alaska’s finest photographers talk about their work as we tour the exhibition in Fairbanks!

2023 Rarefied Light award winners announced

The Rarefied Light 2023 exhibition kicks off with an opening reception at the IGCA – International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage on October 6th, 5-8pm. The Anchorage exhibit includes work by juror Jennifer Spelman showing concurrently. The Alaska Photographic Center (APC) is a statewide organization formed in 1983, with a mission to promote fine Read more about 2023 Rarefied Light award winners announced[…]

Opening Reception for Rarefied Light 2022 in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE: Please join us for the opening reception for Rarefied Light 2022 this Friday, November 4th, from 4:30-6pm at Alaska Pacific University‘s ConocoPhillips and Carr Gottstein Galleries. We’re looking forward to sharing the 55 pieces selected by juror Dan Burkholder before they start traveling the state. We hope to see you there!

Rarefied Light 2022 Award Recipients

This year’s competition drew 460 photographs from 70 Alaskan artists. Dan Burkholder has selected 55 entries that will travel the state until 2023. Congratulations to all who were invited to exhibit their work for this traveling exhibition! Stay tuned to our social media and website as we begin to share details on this traveling exhibition, Read more about Rarefied Light 2022 Award Recipients[…]

Rarefied Light 2017 // First Friday Opening Reception

First Friday Opening: Nov 3rd, 5-7 pm  Conoco Phillips & Leah J Peterson Galleries – Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Drive, Anchorage Please join us for the opening reception of Rarefied Light – Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition. Guest juror Henry Horenstein, selected 43 photographs for inclusion in the exhibition. A tribute to former Read more about Rarefied Light 2017 // First Friday Opening Reception[…]

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 Read more about Rarefied Light 2017 // Awards[…]

Rarefied Light 2016 // First Friday Opening Reception

First Friday Opening: Nov 4th, 5pm-9 pm  International Gallery of Contemporary Art 427 D St, Anchorage Please join us for the opening reception of Rarefied Light – Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition. This year APC received 654 entries by 95 artists. Guest juror Amy Arbus, selected 52 photographs for inclusion in the exhibition This Read more about Rarefied Light 2016 // First Friday Opening Reception[…]

Rarefied Light 2014 Best of Show and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to Linda Smogor for winning Best of Show for her photo, Sadie, in this year’s Rarefied Light.  Also, congratulations to the Honorable Mention winners:  Linda Infante Lyons for Going Nowhere, Wales, AK, Javid Kamali for Free, Tami Phelps for both When Neighbors are Artists and Utopia With a Hitch, Gary Postlethwait for Linda, and Read more about Rarefied Light 2014 Best of Show and Honorable Mentions[…]