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Remembering a great artist, Ron Senungetuk

We are mourning the loss this week of Iñupiaq carver and metalsmith Ron Senungetuk, who founded the Native Art Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was the Foundation's 2008 Distinguished Artist.

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Nominate A Distinguished Artist

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The Award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.

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Nominate a Distinguished Artist

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

“The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jeff Baird, program officer for Rasmuson Foundation.

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Kaulitz named 2015 Distinguished Artist

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK –  Anchorage artist Garry Kaulitz has been named the 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist. The $40,000 award, announced today, recognizes an artist with stature and a history of creative excellence. Kaulitz is the twelfth Alaskan artist to receive the award and he joins a prestigious list of previous winners including Peggy Shumaker (2014), Teri Rofkar (2013), Kes Woodward (2012), Ray Troll (2011), John Luther Adams (2010), Nathan Jackson (2009), Ronald Senungetuk (2008), Rie Munoz (2007), Delores Churchill (2006), John Haines (2005) and Sylvester Ayek (2004).

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Nominate a Distinguished Artist

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

“The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson Foundation.

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Nominations sought for Distinguished Artist

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-222-6589

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

“The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson Foundation.

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Rofkar named Distinguished Artist

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  Sitka basket and textile weaver Teri Rofkar has been named the 2013 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist. The $40,000 award, announced today in Anchorage, recognizes an artist with stature and a history of creative excellence.

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Distinguished Artist nominations open

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  Do you have a favorite Alaska artist who deserves recognition, or are you one yourself? Now is the time to submit nominations for Rasmuson Foundation’s 2013 Distinguished Artist Award.

Rasmuson Foundation offers one Distinguished Artist Award annually to recognize the superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaska artist.

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Kes Woodward 2012 Distinguished Artist

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Contact: Sharity Sommer, 907-297-2876

Anchorage – He went to college to study chemistry and never dreamed of being an artist. Today, artist Kes Woodward of Fairbanks was awarded the 2012 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist Award, which recognizes artists with stature and a history of creative excellence and accomplishments in the arts with $25,000 in unrestricted funds.

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