Greater Sitka Arts Council to host annual Spring Art Walk on Friday, April 6

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Spring Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at several businesses in downtown Sitka.

The free art walk will give people a chance to see new art work and visit with your neighbors. Don’t forget to pick up a passport and get it stamped at each participating business to possibly win a gift certificate for $100 to a local business.

Here are highlights from some of the participating businesses:

  • Baranof Elementary School, 305 Baranof St — Creative works by Baranof students including holiday ornaments available for purchase.
  • Southeast Alaska Career Center, 205 Baranof Street, between Pacific High School and Baranof School — Works by student artists from Blatchley Middle School, Sitka Native Education Program Culture Class and Sitka High School.
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln St. — Old and new wood engravings and original blocks by Eric Bealer from Pelican.
  • Keith Greba / Water Colors of Alaska, 407 Lincoln St. (Bayview Building) — Unique and original Alaskan artwork by Keith Greba.
  • Goldsmith Gallery, 407 Lincoln St # 100 (Bayview Building) — Get first dibs on new jewelry lines and works by local artists.
  • North Sisters Crepe and Juice Co., 327 Seward St #2 — Collaborative performance piece featuring creative movement by Kasey Davis, two-dimensional illustration by Sarah Lawrie, and video presentation by Stephen Lawrie. Featured showtimes occurring at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. Open reception beforehand from 5 to 6 pm.
  • Cabin Fever Gallery and Gifts, 321 Lincoln St. — Works including jewelry, cards, prints and original watercolors by artists Grace Harang, Kay McCarty, Kelly Goeden, Sandy Greba and Tracie Harang.
  • Artists Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln St. — New wire-wrapped jewelry by Linda Wilson, jewelry by Katia Olivova, engraving by Pete Esquiro and Jennifer Younger, metal clay by JoElla Swanson, wood carving by Mark Sixbey, paintings by Libby Stortz and beading by Laura Kaltenstein, Fran Hartman and Cat Lieser.
  • Abby’s Reflection Apparel & Quiltworks, 231 Lincoln St. — Quilt making kits, new digitally printed quilting panels including images of Alaskan bear, eagles and wolves, Sitka Cancer Survivors’ Society 2018 raffle quilt and Bonnie Richards of SCSS featuring raffle tickets and connected prizes [raffle proceeds to benefit SCSS mini grant program]. Kathi Goddard, of Out On a Whim, offers new spring retro merchandise in her vintage collectible section within the store.
  • Island Artists Gallery, 205 B Lincoln St. — Featured works by artist Cara Murray and music by Summerfall. Additional highlights include beaded jewelry by Cass Pook, painted drums and beaded raven tail jewelry by Helen Mercado, wooden bowls by Zach LaPerriere, and tiled pieces and paintings on wood by Amy Sweeney.
  • Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln St. — “Fiber Friends: A Fiber Arts Exhibit.” A collection of weavings and textiles by local artisans using materials including wool, silk, and upcycled flannel sheets.
  • Backdoor Cafe, 104 Barracks St. — Limited edition hand printed block prints by Juneau artist Christine Kleinhenz.
  • Sitka Conservation Society, 201 Lincoln Street, Room 4 (Above Old Harbor Books) — Collection of local art including a preview of the award winning film, The Salmon Forest. Copies of the film will be available for purchase as well as SCS t-shirts, hoodies and bags. Parade of the Species costume creation activity offered from 5 to 7 pm.
  • Sitka Pioneers Home, 120 Katlian St. — Creative works by Pioneers Home residents.
  • Robertson’s Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 128 Lincoln St. — Works by Tom Crestodina, Rie Mumoz, Barbara Lavallee and Zach LaPerriere.
  • Sitka Flowers & The Chocolate Moose, 104 Lincoln St. — Jewelry by Jennifer Younger, floral wall backdrop and flower bouquets by Angela Ketah, and delicious chocolate and wine offerings.
  • City and Borough of Sitka William Stortz Gallery, 100 Lincoln St. — ‘Editorial Illustrations’, collection of acrylic paintings by D. Bennion.
  • BEAK Restaurant, 2 Lincoln St, Suite A — Original songs and covers by singer/songwriter and Sitka Winter Fellow Julia Carnes [two sets at 5:30-6:00 and 6:45-7:15]. Ceramics for sale by contemporary artist Liz Zacher. Photography for sale by local artist Bethany Sonsini Goodrich.
  • Mean Queen, 205 Harbor Dr., Downstairs — Kayak Shed Studios shares their latest photography collection in the venue’s lower level.

More galleries and artists may be added later. This event is sponsored by the Greater Sitka Arts Council, Alaska Airlines, the City and Borough of Sitka, and SEARHC. For more information, contact thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

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Greater Sitka Arts Council to host annual Fall Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 24

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Fall Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, at several businesses in downtown Sitka.

The free art walk will give people a chance to see new art work, visit with your neighbors, and maybe get an early gift idea for the holidays. Friday, Nov. 24, is a sales tax holiday in Sitka, so you won’t have to pay tax on any art you buy.

Here are highlights from some of the participating businesses:

More galleries and artists may be added later. This event is sponsored by the Greater Sitka Arts Council, Alaska Airlines, the City and Borough of Sitka, and SEARHC. For more information, contact thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council to host Spring Art Walk on April 7

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Spring Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7.

This event will feature art presentations at a variety of local art galleries, businesses, and public buildings.

Here’s a list of the participating galleries and businesses, and their featured artists:

  • Robertson’s Gallery and Custom Framing, 128 Lincoln St., New works by David Gross
  • Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln St., The Love of Dance, photographer Bobbi Jordan with Sitka Studio of Dance
  • Island Artists Gallery, 205B Lincoln St., New works by Tess Giant, Dan Kilkeary, Jim Kirkness, Jay Sweeney, and Jerry Wright
  • Fishermen’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln St., Inquiries, Cara Murray and Norman Campbell
  • Artist’s Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln St., Handcrafted jewelry collections by Katia Olivova and Linda Wilson
  • Cabin Fever Gallery and Gifts, 321 Lincoln St., Featured artists Kay McCarty, Kelly Goeden, Sandy Greba, and Tracie Harang
  • Keith Greba/Watercolors of Alaska, 407 Lincoln St. (Bayview Building), New works by Keith Greba
  • Goldsmith Gallery, 407 Lincoln St. (Bayview Building), Handcrafted jewelry collections with featured carving demonstration by Jeff Sheakley
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln St., New works by Eric Bealer
  • Raindance Gallery, 205 Monastery St., New works by Tommy Joseph and Kristina Cranston, featured needle felted dolls by Kristina Cranston

For more information, contact Kammie Daniels of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 747-2787 or thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council and Sitka Folk to host annual Fall Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 25

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fall-art-mini-posterThe Greater Sitka Arts Council and Sitka Folk will host its annual Fall Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at several businesses in downtown Sitka.

The free art walk will give people a chance to see new art work, visit with your neighbors, and maybe get an early gift idea for the holidays.

Here are highlights from some of the participating businesses:

  • THE LARKSPUR CAFÉ, 2 LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • WILLIAM STORTZ GALLERY AT CITY HALL, 100 LINCOLN ST. — Tlingít language revitalization photo exhibit by Pundit Productions
  • FOR ME & MY HOUSE / KNITTING WITH CLASS, 102 LINCOLN ST. — Ellen has all things unique for your home. Laura provides beautiful natural fibers and knitted garments.
  • ISLAND ARTISTS GALLERY, 205 B. LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • OLD HARBOR BOOKS, 201 LINCOLN ST. — Original oil paintings depicting scenes of Sitka by James Poulson
  • ABBY’S REFLECTION APPAREL & QUILTWORKS, 231 LINCOLN ST. — DJ and Morgan Robidou of Sea Dreams Designs
  • FISHERMEN’S EYE GALLERY, 239 LINCOLN ST. — Charcoal drawings by Heather Bauscher, wood-turned bowls by Zach LaPerriere, music by Debby LeVeck & friends
  • ARTIST COVE GALLERY, 241 LINCOLN ST. — Copper jewelry by Tlingít artist Jennifer Olney-Miller, art and music by Mark Sixbey, sculpted wire jewelry by Linda Wilson
  • SITKA ROSE GALLERY, 419 LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • THE LOFT, 408 OJA WAY, SUITE A — An exhibition of new works on paper by Sarah Lawrie

After the Fall Art Walk, join us forAn Evening With The Artists, from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at The Loft (408 Oja Way, Suite A, upstairs). This event features an exhibition of new works on paper by Sarah Lawrie and original songs from Denise DenHerder and Ted Howard. The admission fee for this event is $10 and tickets are available at Old Harbor Books or at the door. Only 45 tickets will be sold

For more information, contact thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council to host Spring Art Walk on April 1

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No foolin’, the Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Spring Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

This event will feature art presentations at a variety of local art galleries, businesses, and public buildings. Walkers can pick up a passport from any of the participating galleries, with the opportunity to win a $100 gift card from a drawing of all the completed passports. Just get your passport stamped at each gallery, and when your passport is full drop it off at the Island Artists Gallery to be entered in the drawing.

This year’s event didn’t list which artists are at each gallery, but here’s a list of the participating galleries and businesses:

For more information, contact Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 747-2787 or justsosarah@gmail.com.

Sitka artists host their annual fall Sitka Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 27

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Sitka artists are hosting their annual fall Sitka Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at several businesses around Sitka. This event takes place on Black Friday, which is a sales tax holiday in Sitka.

Fall Art Walk November 27 2015 Updated List of Artists HandoutNew this year, you could win $100 by participating. Visit each gallery listed in the Fall Art Walk passport (available from each participating venue on the night of the Art Walk). Each participating venue will give you a sticker, stick it under the venue name. Bring full passports with name and contact information to a drop box at Homeport Eatery and be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

Galleries and businesses participating in this fall’s art walk are:

For more information, contact Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 738-5234 or 747-2787, or email her at justsosarah@gmail.com.

SAIL turns Only Fools Run At Midnight fun run over to CoastAlaska and KCAW in Sitka

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Only Fools Run at Midnight SitkaSoutheast Alaska Independent Living Inc. (SAIL), the organization behind the much-loved costumed fun run fundraiser, Only Fools Run at Midnight, is passing the reins to CoastAlaska Inc. public media.

SAIL has organized the race to run simultaneously in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka for more than a decade. This year SAIL will help organize the 12th annual Only Fools Run At Midnight races with KTOO in Juneau, KCAW-Raven Radio in Sitka and KRBD in Ketchikan. Proceeds will be shared between the organizations during this transition year.

“It was a challenging decision for us. The race is so much fun and we love putting it on. Ultimately though, we decided that we wanted to focus our efforts and staff time on our mission: Inspiring personal independence for seniors and people with disabilities living in Southeast Alaska. We are excited to pass the torch to (CoastAlaska) public media and help with the transition this year,” said Joan O’Keefe, SAIL Executive Director.

SAIL is a Center for Independent Living and an Aging and Disability Resource Center serving people with disabilities of all ages and seniors throughout Southeast Alaska. SAIL has offices in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Haines.

“We think this is a perfect fit for the public radio stations. The race will allow us to connect with our listeners and supporters through a fun and creative community event. We are thankful to the SAIL Board for choosing us and are looking forward to organizing the event,” said Mollie Kabler, Executive Director of CoastAlaska Inc.

“Raven Radio is happy to help sustain this healthy, creative community tradition!” said Ken Fate, Station Manager at KCAW-Raven Radio.

CoastAlaska supports and provides resources for public broadcasting organizations throughout the state. In Southeast, KCAW-Raven Radio, KTOO and KRBD are all members of the CoastAlaska family of stations.

The race will be held at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, in Juneau and Ketchikan, and at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, in Sitka. The Sitka race will start and finish at the Sitka Fire Hall, and there will be a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) fun run or one-mile walking course.

Registration materials are available at Old Harbor Books, First Bank, the SAIL office (514 Lake Street), and the KCAW-Raven Radio office in the Cable House. You also can pre-register online at the KCAW website, or by clicking this link (online pre-registration is the preferred method). Pre-registration ends on June 18, and day-of-race registration starts at 10:30 p.m. at the Sitka Fire Hall. The registration fee is $20 per person, and the first 100 to register receive a t-shirt. In addition to prizes for the fastest finishers, there will be prizes for the best costumes (including centipede costumes connecting five or more runners/walkers). Costume judging runs from 11-11:45 p.m.

For more information about the Sitka event, call the KCAW-Raven Radio main number at 747-5877 or email foolsrun@kcaw.org. If you are interested in donating to support the event, please contact Justin Shoman at CoastAlaska in Juneau at 1-907-463-6422 or justins@coastalaska.org.

If you would like more information about SAIL and the ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) program, please contact Tristan Knutson-Lombardo in Juneau at 907-586-4920 or email at tlombardo@sailinc.org, or contact Dave Nuetzel or Bridget Kratz in the Sitka office at 747-6859.

• Sitka Only Fools Run At Midnight Registration Form 2015