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April 7, 2023, Valdez – The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is grateful to have been given an award from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for $1,200.00 to support our temporary exhibition program. Since 1998 – over 25 years — Alyeska has contributed $148,855.00 to the VMHA. Through their generosity, we can bring exhibitions highlighting art and artists that inspire our community and our visitors.
This most recent award will support our upcoming summer exhibition, Rarefied Light 2022. Rarefied Light 2022, produced by the Alaska Photographic Center, is Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition and it will be at the Museum from April 21 to September 24, 2023. The opening celebration will be held on Friday, April 28, 5:30-6:30.
The exhibition is highly competitive. Rarefied Light 2022 received 460 entries with just 53 selected for the final exhibition. Dan Burkholder, guest juror, described his process: “As Photography grows — becoming more inclusive and making individual creative expression an easier pursuit than ever — it can be daunting to separate inspired work from the predictable and routine.” He continues, “This isn’t a Landscape show, or a Street Shooter show or a Still Life show, but rather a varied collection of photographic approaches, subjects and styles.”
Rarefied Light 2022 showed most recently in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Alyeska’s support enables us to bring the exhibition to Valdez. Our communities can see and be inspired by this brilliant show without driving hundreds of miles. The Valdez Museum is a premier institution dedicated to the presentation of arts and cultural programming in our region. As a dedicated arts space, we are a gathering place for public dialogue about art and the exchange of ideas and supporting our community’s curiosity, interest, and appreciation of the arts. We serve outlying communities within the Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound such as Tatitlek, Kenny Lake, and Glennallen, as well as serving Valdez. The arts are an important part of the Museum’s mission and the region’s human story, and we are thankful for Alyeska’s support to be able to do this work.