Rarefied Light 2015 – Opening Reception

First Friday Opening: Oct 2nd, 5:30-7:30 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 650 entries by 97 artists. Guest juror Susan Burnstine, selected 49 photographs for inclusion in the exhibition

This year, Best of Show is awarded to Kaitlin Wilson, Fairbanks, for the print “House in the Birch Forest”

Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:

  • Javid Kamali, Anchorage, “Jump”
  • Shalem Mathew, Anchorage, “Kaden”
  • Meike Paniza, Anchorage, “Sunbeam”
  • Breanna Peterson, Kodiak, “High Five”
  • Cody Swanson, Anchorage, “baby, you didn’t have a choice”

Following the Anchorage exhibit, which will include prints by Susan Burnstine showing concurrently, the exhibit will travel to:

Fairbanks: December 4th to December 26th, 2015
Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts
Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way
Opening reception Friday, December 4th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Kenai/Soldotna: January 14th to February 26th, 2016
Kenai Fine Arts Center
816 Cook Ave; Open Wed. to Sat. 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening reception Tuesday, January 14th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Rarefied Light 2015 is supported 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.