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Alaska Sesquicentennial Commemorative Exhibit

Date Posted: November 7, 2016       Categories: News

Call for Artwork Proposals for Alaska Sesquicentennial Commemorative Exhibit at Sitka National Historical Park

Artists are invited to submit proposals to create artwork responding to the theme of, Alaska Native perspectives on the sale of Alaska to the United States and its long-term impacts today. Art created by selected artists will be on display at Sitka National Historical Park during 2017 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Cession. Artwork will be displayed with statements by the artists, and the exhibit will be highlighted on the park website and through social media.

This opportunity is being offered as a result of a partnership between Sitka National Historical Park and University of Alaska Museum of the North, with the goal of developing a commemorative exhibit that celebrates Alaska Native cultures and acknowledges how transformative the last 150 years has been for the people of Alaska.

Proposal requirements and submission instructions may be found on the call detail entitled “Alaska Sesquicentennial Commemorative Exhibit at Sitka National Historical Park” on CaFÉ – CallForEntry.org (accessible via bitly link: http://bit.ly/150artcall). Interested artists should submit a proposal through CaFÉ by November 30, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by University of Alaska Museum of the North and National Park Service project personnel. Proposals that best fit the theme, intent and physical parameters of the exhibit space will be accepted.

For more information please contact Museum of the North Curatorial Assistant Karinna Gomez at (907) 474-1828 or krgomez@alaska.edu.