March 30, 2014

Rarefied Light Archive

2018 Rarefied Light

Juror: Arthur Meyerson

Best of Show: Roadtrip Douglas Yates

Honorable Mentions:
Dean Cully,  Aerial: Cape Thompson Summer Sunset Storm

Hal Gage, Young Fisherman at Graveyard Point, Alaska

Hal Gage, Stumps, Oregon

Matt Johnson, Field Jacket

Charlotte Peterson, Untitled

Rarefied Light 2018 was juried by Arthur Meyerson

The 2018 Rarefied Light call for entries was accepted online through Call For Entries. 610 entries were received by 91 artists. Guest juror Arthur Meyerson, selected 50 photographs by 34 artists for inclusion in the exhibition.

Rarefied Light 2018 opened at the Anchorage Museum

2017 Rarefied Light

Juror: Henry Horenstein

Best of Show: Horizon: Two Tara Horton

Honorable Mentions:
Tradition Joshua Borough
Stylist Perspective I Christine Eagleson
Scott and Mattie LJ Evans
Shelter Greg Hensel
Another Ordinary Day Javid Kamali

Rarefied Light 2017 was juried by Henry Horenstein.

The 2017 Rarefied Light call for entries was accepted online through Call For Entries.  506 entries were received by 82 artists. Guest juror Henry Horenstein, selected 43 photographs by 25 artists for inclusion in the exhibition.

Rarefied Light 2017 opened at the Conoco Phillips & Leah J Peterson Galleries – Alaska Pacific University

2016 Rarefied Light


Juror: Amy Arbus

Best of Show: Smoke and Shadows Greg Hensel

Honorable Mentions:
Cemetery Hill Will Anderson
Fleeting Images Joe Kashi
Freak Show Charlotte Peterson
Untitled Charlotte Peterson
Untitled Dennis Walworth

Rarefied Light 2016 was juried by Amy Arbus.  Amy has had 35 solo exhibitions worldwide and her photographs are part of the collection of The National Theatre in Norway, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art.

The 2016 Rarefied Light call for entries was accepted online through Call For Entries.  Initial deadline for digital entries was May 27, 2016.

Rarefied Light 2016 opened at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art
427 D St, Anchorage, AK 99501
First Friday Opening Reception: Nov 4, 2016 at 5:30-7:30 pm

2015 Rarefied Light

Juror: Susan Burnstine

Best of Show: House in the birch forest Kaitlin Wilson

Honorable Mentions:
Jump Javid Kamali
Kaden Shalem Mathew
Sunbeam Meike Paniza
High Five Breanna Peterson
baby, you didn’t have a choice Cody Swanson

Rarefied Light 2015 was juried by Susan Burnstine.  Susan is a well-known and highly respected photographic artist.  She presented a free public lecture at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center auditorium on July 16, 2014 at 7:00pm.

The 2015 Rarefied Light prospectus can be found here [PDF].  Initial deadline for digital entries was May 19, 2015. The prospectus also has information about our workshop “Defining the Personal Narrative” with juror Susan Burnstine, which took place July 17-19, 2015.

We encourage you to become a member of APC. Our membership brochure details all the advantages of being an APC member, including reduced entry fees for Rarefied Light and preferred workshop participation.

Rarefied Light 2015 opened at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art on October 2, 2015.

2013 Rarefied Light

Juror: Sean Kernan.

Best of Show: The Last Exit on Earth Gary Postlethwait

Honorable Mentions:
Cold as Ice Bob Hallinen
Snow Shower in October Ryoto Kajita
Waiting to Happen Javid Kamali
April Snow, 2013 Clark James Mishler
Abandoned House in Blizzard, Barrow, AK
Mary Virginia Stroud

2012 Rarefied Light

Juror: Cig Harvey.

Best of Show: Taurus Maggie Skiba

Honorable Mentions:
Coney Island Sundays Brian Adams
Regalia Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz
Moving Through Laura Avellaneda-Cruz
Circus Girl (Lawrence-Atwood Far North Big Top Attractions), c.1902 Hal Gage
The West Loren Holmes
Elizabeth Matt Johnson
Split Janice Parsley

2011 Rarefied Light

Juror: KayLynn Deveney.

Best of Show: Wit Bob Curtis-Johnson

Honorable Mentions:
Dimond Center Hotel #1 Joseph Kashi
Anuket Garry Kaulitz
Statis Garry Kaulitz
Phil Mitch Kitter
Mounted, 2010 Clark James Mishler
Alaska Landscape #3, 2010 Clark James Mishler
Pig Face Tim Thomas
‘Berg’ with Mud Hat Tim Thomas

1 thought on “Rarefied Light Archive

  • Thanks for these great memories of Rarefied Light in years past. However, you missed the amazing Best of Show image of Linda Smogor in 2014.

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