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Story last updated at 1:09 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Freeman receives award for All Alaska Juried Art work


"Cold River Blues" is one of three paintings by Homer artist Asia Freemen selected for the All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXIV.

Homer artist Asia Freeman received a $250 award for her paintings selected for the All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXIV at the Anchorage Museum. The exhibit shows through Feb. 3. The highly competitive exhibition drew 479 submissions by 140 Alaska artists. Massachusetts-based juror Susan Cross selected 40 artworks by 27 different artists. Her selections focus on artwork that reflects a powerful sense of place, the museum said in a press release.

"Alaska boasts a distinguished landscape tradition, both past and present, which is evident in the stunning paintings in the Anchorage Museum collection," Cross said. "Many of the artists selected seem to be responding to this history. ... The result is an exciting and fertile dialogue about the Alaska wilderness and how it is represented."

Three of Freeman's paintings were selected, all landscapes. Homer ceramic artist and teacher Maygen Janetta also had two pieces selected.

Cross awarded the $1,000 Juror's Choice Award to Anchorage artist James Behlke for three charcoal on canvas works. The $500 recognition award was given to Klara Maisch of Fairbanks, and the $250 award was given to Freeman.

After the exhibition closes in Anchorage, it will travel to the Alaska State Museum, Juneau from March 18-April 23, 2013, and the Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, from May 4-31, 2013.