ASCA represents, supports and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout Alaska.
2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards
Congratulations 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.