Earth, Fire and Fibre, the Anchorage Museum’s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state’s longest running juried exhibitions. It showcases Alaska artists working with traditional craft materials such as fiber, clay, and bone. Selected artworks are chosen for the artists’ superb skills and their forward-thinking concepts and methods.
This year’s entries included 360 works of art by 119 Alaska artists. For the exhibition, that pool was narrowed down to 41 works of art by 34 artists. This exhibition was juried by Andrew Glasgow of Asheville, N.C. Glasgow’s resume includes the American Craft Council, Southern Highland Craft Guide and Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art.
Award-winning Earth, Fire and Fibre XXIX artists were:
Juror’s Choice Award and $1,500 went to Anchorage artist Amy Meissner for Spontaneous Combustion
$500 awards went to:
- Lael Gordon of Seward for Endgrain Parquet Cabinet
- Diane Melms of Anchorage for Tangerine Sky
- Kathryn Rousso of Ketchikan for All Worlds Intertwined
- Sandra Mander of Auke Bay for White Bird
Earth, Fire & Fibre XXIX is organized by the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Support for this traveling exhibit includes grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and with support from the Municipality of Anchorage and the Anchorage Museum Association.