Sealaska Shareholder Wins National Award

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Nicholas Galanin is an internationally renowned artist. Galanin learned alongside master artists who inspired him to push the boundaries of Native art. He has shared his knowledge with students as a guest professor at the University of Victoria in BC and through his Sitka gallery and studio. Sealaska celebrates Nicholas’ accomplishment and inspiring works of art.

When artist Nicholas Galanin began apprenticing with his father and uncle, both master carvers, he noticed a societal perception of what indigenous art should be. He’s spent his life dispelling those perceptions. “There are no real rules in the creative world,” he says. An artist of Tlingit-Aleut descent, Nicholas recently received a $50,000 Rasmuson Fellowship from the United States Artists nonprofit organization.

Nicholas studied as a jewelry designer and silversmith in London, and then received his master’s degree in New Zealand. Though he works across all different media, his current focus is on contemporary concept-based art. Says Nicholas, I don’t know what the next project will look like, and that’s exciting.” 

The Article 

http://www.sealaska.com/object/nicholas-galanin.html

A link to the Q&A

http://www.sealaska.com/docs/IO/1878/galanin-q-a.pdf

What a wonderful honor it is to be a 2012 USA Rasmuson Fellow! 
Hit the link for more information.
http://www.usafellows.org/fellow/nicholas_galanin
Also a recent article in Businessweek -
"…The list of winners includes such emerging talents as Alaska-based multi-genre artist Nicholas Galanin, Sarajevo-born fiction writer and MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant winner Aleksandar Hemon, filmmaker Lee Issac Chung and edgy performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena…”
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-03/proulx-m-dot-butterfly-author-drummer-win-50-000-grants
Article in Adn
http://www.adn.com/2012/12/03/2711998/sitka-artist-wins-50000-national.html
KCAW Interview
http://www.kcaw.org/2012/12/04/sitka-artist-wins-a-50000-fellowship/
AlaskaPublic.org
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/12/05/sitka-artist-wins-50000-fellowship/
UVIC
http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/?p=2156
BlouinArtInfo
http://ca.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/845956/alaska-based-canadian-favorite-nicholas-galanin-wins-50000
Alaska Dispatch
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaskan-artist-nicholas-galanin-wins-prestigious-fellowship
SFGate
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sitka-artist-wins-50-000-grant-4101783.php

What a wonderful honor it is to be a 2012 USA Rasmuson Fellow! 

Hit the link for more information.

http://www.usafellows.org/fellow/nicholas_galanin

Also a recent article in Businessweek -

"…The list of winners includes such emerging talents as Alaska-based multi-genre artist Nicholas Galanin, Sarajevo-born fiction writer and MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant winner Aleksandar Hemon, filmmaker Lee Issac Chung and edgy performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena…”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-03/proulx-m-dot-butterfly-author-drummer-win-50-000-grants

Article in Adn

http://www.adn.com/2012/12/03/2711998/sitka-artist-wins-50000-national.html

KCAW Interview

http://www.kcaw.org/2012/12/04/sitka-artist-wins-a-50000-fellowship/

AlaskaPublic.org

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/12/05/sitka-artist-wins-50000-fellowship/

UVIC

http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/?p=2156

BlouinArtInfo

http://ca.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/845956/alaska-based-canadian-favorite-nicholas-galanin-wins-50000

Alaska Dispatch

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaskan-artist-nicholas-galanin-wins-prestigious-fellowship

SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sitka-artist-wins-50-000-grant-4101783.php