Dec. 17: Christmas Art Show in Tok

Received this via the blog:

Here is another event coming to Tok…..

Christmas Art Show in Tok

WHERE: Young’s Timber Multipurpose Building
MP 1308 AK HIghway

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011
12 pm to 6 pm

Tables By: Howard & Jane Fix, Riba DeWilde, Jackie’s Studio, HYDZ Clothing, and Other Local and Fairbanks Artists.

Close-Up Students will be selling Food and Refreshments

Come and check out the art and enjoy a day of shopping.


For Vendor Tables, Please Contact Riba DeWilde at 883-2239.

Tok Artist Shauna Lee Stocking Up!

Head on over to Tok General Store to get the latest ceramics from local artist Shauna Lee. Lee skillfully juggles motherhood, home management and her art that includes painting and pottery. She promises more ceramic offerings soon.

What Tok artist would you like to see featured on this blog? Please send them my way!

Watercolor Workshop in Tok in May?

Please contact Sharon Young if you are interested in the following:

Sharon Young is trying to get the word out about the 3 day watercolor workshop that is scheduled for May 21-23 with Fairbanks artist Vladimir Zhikhartsev, here in Tok.

She took a class from Vladimir in Fairbanks in February ,and says he is an excellent instructor as well as a great artist.

She is excited about the prospect of having something like this right here in Tok. He’s offered to do a 3 day workshop, although he said it’s ok if folks come for less if they can’t do the whole three days. He would charge $210 for the whole 3 days, and $70/day for less time. We need a guarantee of 4 people to make the class.

Duck Flats Valdez

Duck Flats Valdez by Vladimir Zhikhartsev

If you don’t already have your paints he also sent a link where you can order the kind of paints he prefers for a good sales price. The company is Daniel Smith and they have a 24 color set ($99 value) on sale for only $34.95. Pretty good deal.  You might want to check around their site too for brushes and paper, although you could probably pick up what you need at Michael’s in Fairbanks, pretty easily.

Materials List

Recommended Material List
for Vladimir’s Watercolor Workshop May 21;22;23, 2010 in Tok, Alaska

“ Yarka “ Watercolor Professional(Original ) Set of 24 ONLY

( FREE SHIPPING on orders over $300.00 – good for group order) and/or your personal favorites.

Brushes: 3/4-1″ sabeline or blend one-stroke flat; #8 pointed round; 2″ flat wash; 1/2″ stiff bristle or scrubbing set; #4 or #6 or small rigger for details.2

2 -3 full sheets of 140# or 300#( more expensive ) cold-press watercolor paper, block, or pad (Arches, Fabriano or Canson); cut 11″x14″ or larger

White watercolor palette– 12″ or larger.

Twowater containers;

Tissue or paper towels,

Pocket knife, HB drawing pencil, white plastic eraser,

Sketch pad, small natural sponge, spray bottle,

Artist or masking tape

Any reference photographs

Please contact Sharon Young if you are interested!

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Artists in Tok: Get Money

Are you an artist in Alaska? Want up to $5000 to jumpstart your art career? Or are you more established? Well, then there’s $12,000 for you.

How? Although it is no guarantee the money is actually yours, all you need to do is to apply for an Individual Artist Award. All you have to do is apply.

One of my company’s clients is Rasmuson Foundation, and every year they support individual artists (Note: this means you do NOT have to be a nonprofit organization) through their Individual Artist Awards program. You can read the grant guidelines to find out more, however, here are the categories for grants:

1. Project Awards are open to all artists and offers up to $5,000 support for short-term projects that have a clear benefit to the artist and the development of their work. Examples include travel and fees associated with workshops and other advanced study opportunities, professional documentation of an artist’s work for submission to juried shows or galleries, and costs associated with the creation or installation of work that is scheduled for public viewing.

2. Fellowships are open to mid-career and mature artists and are unrestricted $12,000 awards. In 2010, only artists working media, multidiscipline and new genre, music composition or visual arts are eligible to apply for a fellowship. Fellowships support activities that contribute to an artist’s creative work such as workshops, residencies, training, projects, collaborations, experimentation in other arts fields, costs of equipment or studio space, travel expenses and retreats.

3. One Distinguished Artist is selected annually with a $25,000 unrestricted award in recognition of creative excellence and superior accomplishments in the arts. The award recognizes the artist’s creative output and contributions to the state of Alaska. Only mature artists are eligible for the Distinguished Artist award, and artists in every discipline can apply or be nominated.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s show Alaska that Tok has some incredibly talented artists here! Help me encourage Shauna Lee, Frank Entsminger, Helga Wagenleiter, Ken Lisbourne and others that they should apply! Don’t forget artists in Tanacross, Tetlin and Northway.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1. If you have questions about the awards, the application, process or eligibility, you are welcomed to call Rasmuson Foundation directly – they are more than happy to help you every step of the way:

TEL (907) 297-2700
(877) 366-2700

Do you know an artist in Alaska? Please send them a link to this Web page or send them to Rasmuson Foundation’s Facebook Fan Page for more information.

P.S. We’re are starting to talk about the Tok Arts Fair that will run this summer, hopefully in conjunction with a mini farmer’s market. If you are interested, let Francine from the General Store or Shauna Lee or me know. This will be an opportunity for Tok and area artists to show and sell their wares with NO COST to the artist.