Today Kindred Post announced the ten winners of their regional postcard art contest, all Alaskan artists. Each winning artist will receive $100 and their work will be printed on 1000 postcards to be featured at Kindred Post.
The contest winners were chosen from nearly 250 submissions from across the state and their work spans a diverse array of mediums – including embroidery, painting, and photography. Selections were made by a panel of judges comprised of staff and community members.
“It was an honor to receive and review so many incredible works from Alaskan artists!” says Kindred Post owner Christy NaMee Eriksen. “It was clear how much people love this place and love it through their respective mediums. We’re excited about the idea of 10,000 postcards being sent out to folks around the globe that celebrate our art and artists.”
2017 Local Art Postcard Contest winners:
“She Has Secrets ” by Allison Estergard, a painter who explores her sense of place through abstract landscapes
“Flume” by MK MacNaughton, a teaching and exhibiting artist working out of her studio Sketch in Juneau, Alaska
“Moose Rider” by Tom Chung, a proud artist and professor of art at UAA
“Aurora Chaser” by Brianna Reagan, who lives and works in Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband, daughter and two giant dogs
“White Raven” by Crystal Worl, a Tlingit Athabascan artist who co-owns Trickster Company with her brother Rico Worl
“Humpback Whale Tale” by Karena Perry, who enjoys living an adventurous life to the fullest with a love for traveling, photography, writing, hiking, and humanitarian aid work
“Splish Splash” by Hollis Kitchin, a pluviophile, misty mountain hopper, bra enthusiast, born and raised in Alaska
“Kaiju ❤ Kindred Post” by Zoey Lam, who loves to draw, loves unicorns, and eats cupcakes
“They Are Always With Us” by Rob Roys, an Alaskan modernist painter currently working in the figurative idiom
“But Locals Don’t Actually Use Umbrellas” by Veronica Buness, who works in small and snarky stitches
About the Local Art Postcard Collection
The Local Art Postcard Collection is a celebration of regional art and artists. Postcards will be available for sale individually and as a set. The collection will be released on October 1, 2017 at their storefront at 145 South Franklin in Juneau and online at www.kindredpost.com. This is the first year that Kindred Post held a postcard art contest and they hope to continue to do so annually.
Kindred Post is a neighborhood post office and gift shop rooted in art, community, and social justice. They are located at 145 South Franklin in downtown Juneau.