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February 18th - 27th, 2015 - Winter Design Project 2015

The Winter Design Project provides UAA faculty/students an opportunity to explore and create an outdoor winter space, and to look at "ice" and "snow" from a new perspective and to inspire further creative solutions using a truly sustainable medium. 

The installation goes up Feb 18th & 19th. 

Join us for the Kick Off Party on Feb 20th from 1-4pm

There will be free food, warm drinks, music and more!

Check our Facebook page for a complete list of workshops and events.


Feb 27th, 2015 - Circumpolar Expressions & Identities: An International Symposium

Circumpolar Expressions & Identities Symposium

Friday, February 27th 10am-3:30pm

UAA Fine Arts Building, room 117

Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People opens with a daylong symposium offering in-depth perspectives on Sámi history, identity and visual culture. In addition, we want to come together and explore the comparative aspects of these indigenous cultures in order for cultural exchange. The program will feature talks by the exhibition curators as well as a dialogue between Tromsø-based artist Aslaug Juliussen, Swedish-based artist Britta Marakatt-Labba and Alaskan artists including Ron Senungetuk, Alvin Amason, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, and Susie Bevins-Ericsen. Tromsø (Norway) and Anchorage are sister cities. As cities in circumpolar nations with large indigenous communities, we share a number of similarities and differences. The symposium is a joint effort among the Anchorage Museum, Northern Norway Art Museum and Tromsø University Museum, and UAA Art Department and Alaska Native Studies

For more information please visit the Circumpolar Expressions & Identities Symposium page.



Feb 27th - April 19th, 2015 - A Man in the Shadows: Mariano Gonzales Solo Exhibition

Mariano Gonzales Solo Exhibition

at the Anchorage Museum

February 27th –April 19th

Mariano Gonzales, a Professor of Art at the University of Alaska Anchorage comes out of the shadows to stage his first solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Gonzales, a master of many trades, combines the techniques of digital printing, metal fabrication, and mixed media to form unique sculptures  that are brazen in their approach to color design and political commentary.


Strike a Pose (and get paid)

The Department of Art seeks mature men and women to pose nude for UAA Department of Art studio classes. Art models should be able to pose in aesthetically pleasing and physically challenging ways. The schedule is flexible. 

Sessions are Monday through Thursday at the following times:

10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

Contact: 786-1575 or


NEWS - We Are Hiring!

The Department of Art is currently hiring for the following tenure-track faculty position.


Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture

The Department of Art within the University of Alaska Anchorage is inviting applications for a full time tenure track position in Sculpture. This position is comprised of teaching undergraduate sculpture classes and three-dimensional foundations while having the opportunity to develop new courses and curriculum. A successful candidate should have the ability to teach historical and contemporary content as well as emerging processes and methodologies pertaining to sculpture. A candidate must be able to offer students a comprehensive understanding of sculpture by teaching a strong work ethic, various methods of research and fabrication, critical discourse and innovative thinking. An ideal candidate will be committed to mentoring students, collegiality, and interdisciplinary teaching.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for active lifestyles.

The Department of Art, a NASAD accredited institution, is comprised of nine full time faculty and eleven adjunct faculty whose diverse artistic pursuits provide a wide range of educational opportunities for students. The Department has 200 art majors who are pursuing BA and BFA degrees in ten areas of study. Our mission is to prepare and empower students to use their creative abilities to make a difference in our community. A comprehensive multi-studio approach encourages innovative thinking, strengthens creativity and technical ability and develops a broad knowledge of historic and contemporary art and design.  

To apply please go to:

Review of complete applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is closed.

UAA is an AA/EEO employer & educational institution. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.