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ASCA represents, supports and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout Alaska.

2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards

2019 Governor's Arts and Humanities AwardsCongratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards! Please join the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum in celebration of these Alaskans and their contributions to their communities and our state. The 50th Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards will be held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Thursday February 7th, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Visit the website for more information about the awards event and to purchase tickets.

Not able to join the celebration in Juneau? Please tune in to 360 North at 7:30 pm to watch from your community. Visit the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards website to learn more about the awardees!

Governor’s Awards for the Arts

Dot Bardarson (Seward) Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts

Nita Rearden (Homer) Arts Education

Jon Van Zyle (Eagle River) Individual Artist

Shannon Haugland (Sitka) Arts Advocacy

Annette Island School District, Jack and John Hudson (Metlakatla) Alaska Native Arts

Governor’s Awards for the Humanities

Maida Buckley (Fairbanks) Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities

Chugach Regional Resources Commission (based in Anchorage)

Distinguished Service in Education

Laureli Ivanoff (Unalakleet) Distinguished Service in Leadership

Bede Trantina (Anchorage) Distinguished Service in Community

This year’s awards are created by Mark Wedekind/Blackstone Studio. The celebration will feature performances by Juneau singer-songwriter, Marian Call.

Wooden joints sculptures
Each Governor’s Awardee will be presented with an artwork by Mark Wedekind/Blackstone Studio. Wedekind is a wood worker and furniture maker based in Anchorage, AK. Image courtesy Anne Raup.

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Alaska State Council on the Arts

161 Klevin Street, Suite 102 • Anchorage, AK 99508-1506
Telephone: 907-269-6610 • Toll-free: 1-888-278-7424
Fax: 907-269-6601 • TTY: 1-800-770-8973
E-mail: aksca.info@alaska.gov