Celebration Art Competition Winners Announced by SHI

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - Winners have been chosen for the Juried Art Competition and Youth Art Exhibit, announced by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

    Ten artists took top prizes and honorable mentions. Thirteen young artists placed.

    Haida artist Ariane Xay Kuyaas won Best of Show and Best of Endangered Division for her spruce root basket.

    Tlingit artist Robert Mills won Best of Formline and Best of Painting Category for his cedar, bentwood box Raven's Portal. Haida artist Sgwaayaans (TJ Young) took second place for best formline for his piece, Hlats’ux (Northern Lights).

    The youth competitions impressed the judges thoroughly. In the middle school division Kinsie Kuyaadaa Young won first place for her piece, Lightning Headband. In the high school division, Haleigh Ebbighausen won first place for Octopus.

    This was the ninth biennial Juried Art Show and Competition. It was the second biennial Youth Art Exhibit.

    For those that missed the competition, no worries, artwork will be on display. The youth exhibit will be at the JACC until June 30th, while the Juried Art Show and Exemplary Works exhibit will be on display at the Nathan Jackson Gallery at the Walter Soboleff Building through September 30th.

    The gallery also features an Exemplary Works Exhibit and SHI’s new exhibit, Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land, which explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon.

    Find the full list of winners at the SHI website.


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