The Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, has issued a Call for Nominations for its 2019 Distinguished Artist Award.
The foundation offers the $40,000 award annually in recognition of the creative excellence and superior accomplishments of an Alaskan artist, providing validation of the artist's creative output and contributions to the state. It also is an acknowledgement of the artist's potential for creative work in the future.
Mature, established artists are eligible to receive the award. Mature artists are those who have created an extensive independent body of work representing a life-long investigation and maturation of their personal creativity. Nominees must demonstrate a high level of artistic ability with a strong consistency of expression over at least a fifteen-year career in the arts. Artists may work in any artistic discipline.
Past recipients of the Distinguished Artist Award include Gertrude Svarny of Unalaska; Garry Kaulitz and Don Decker of Anchorage; Peggy Shumaker, Kes Woodward, John Luther Adams, and John Haines of Fairbanks; Teri Rofkar of Sitka; Rie Munoz of Juneau; Ron Senungetuk of Homer; Sylvester Ayek of Nome; and Delores Elizabeth Churchill, Ray Troll, and Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan.
The foundation will begin accepting nominations on October 1. Nominations must be received no later than December 15, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and nomination instructions, see the Rasmuson Foundation website.