Art Students Craft Xóots Piece

Students in Ms. Manewal’s Glass & Tile class and Advanced Formline students of Mr. Skultka’s collaborated to transform this red cedar brown bear into a work of art using glass and and tile. “Buddy” was originally carved on the SHS CNC router in 2018 during an open house. The bear will soon be located at…

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First Annual Sitka Shakedown

May 4th’s Sitka Shakedown served up something to delight the senses of all! Thanks to everyone for showing up and bringing friends, family, strangers, and enemies to the brewery for live music, fresh sudsy release, pop up artists, games, and more from 4 to 9pm. Music Lineup! Los Castaways 4-5pm Slack Tide and Friends 5:15-6:45pm…

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Celebration 2024 in Juneau

CELEBRATION:  “Together We Live in Balance” — Application Deadlines remaining in May: Whether you’re a Native artist, filmmaker, a foodie, dancer, or just eager to be a part of Celebration 2024, we have something for everyone! While the deadlines have already passed for the Juried Youth Art Exhibit, the Dance Groups, and the Juried Film…

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STEAM Academy for High Schoolers

“Opening the Box:  Summer STEAM Academy” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) for high schoolers focuses on traditional ecological knowledge and STEAM career connections – Apply by Thursday, May 2nd. Students can earn high school credit while working alongside Elders and professional researchers to build a deeper connection to the place we call home. Learning strands…

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NW Coast Beginning Basketry

“Art S183 Harvest and Preparation of Basketry Materials” – Saturdays and Sundays from April 27 through May 5 from 9am-5pm at Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus, Textile Room 2, Downtown Juneau. Capacity is limited. Class cost is $25 (There is an additional fee of $90 for students seeking UAS credit.) Previous experience is not necessary to…

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Celebration 2024 in Juneau

CELEBRATION:  “Together We Live in Balance” — Application Deadlines remaining in May: Whether you’re a Native artist, filmmaker, a foodie, dancer, or just eager to be a part of Celebration 2024, we have something for everyone! While the deadlines have already passed for the Juried Youth Art Exhibit, the Dance Groups, and the Juried Film…

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Celebration 2024 Design Winner

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2024 Art Contest. Five other entries were chosen for honorable mentions. An artist from Seattle has won Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) competition to visually represent this year’s Celebration, a huge, dance-and-culture festival held every even year in Juneau since 1982. The artist, G̱at X̱wéech (Nick Alan Foote), won with his…

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Celebration 2024 Design Winner

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2024 Art Contest. Five other entries were chosen for honorable mentions. An artist from Seattle has won Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) competition to visually represent this year’s Celebration, a huge, dance-and-culture festival held every even year in Juneau since 1982. The artist, G̱at X̱wéech (Nick Alan Foote), won with his…

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Observing Holidays Varies

Christmas in Russia (Russian: Рождество Христово, Rozhdestvo Khristovo), in the Russian Orthodox Church, is… a holiday celebrated on 25 December in the Gregorian calendar… and 7 January in the Julian calendar. It is considered a high holiday by the church, one of the 12 Great Feasts, and one of only four of which are preceded…

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Seeking Alaska Native Artists

Calling all Alaska Native artists and culture bearers! The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite Alaska Native artists to submit an application for the 2024 Alaska Native Artist Residency Program. There are five residency positions and the deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2024. For an application, visit museums.alaska.gov/artist_opportunities or call (907) 747-8981. Residencies are…

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UAS Art Dept. Updates

At the UAS Sitka Open House on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2023, the Art Dept.’s Liz Zacher spoke about upcoming and Spring opportunites. Now until Dec. 1st, noted Zacher, is the application period for The Thomas Brown Ceramic Education Award, sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Living Wilderness Fund – read more & apply…

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Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA)

Testimony heard in last of a nationwide series of consultations with Indigenous people, per SHI article published 8/18/23. Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) are urging the federal government to hold off on implementing proposed amendments to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA), a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits…

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