Sitka Native Artist Gets $25K Museum Grant
Nicholas Galanin poses with his son, Elliott, age 3, in his studio. (Sentinel Photo)
By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
Sitka artist Nicholas Galanin has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. In addition to the unrestricted grant, the honor comes with an agreement to purchase Galanin’s work for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Ind. The fellowship annually honors four juried artists and one invited artist who excel in the field of contemporary art. Galanin, who is part Tlingit and Aleut, is a concept-driven artist who works in sculpture, photography and other media, the Eiteljorg museum said.