Heavenly Sunset

Title of Art Piece: Heavenly Sunset
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Dahlis Talbott
School: Valdez High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

This piece is based off a real place from Valdez Alaska: the docks of Old Town. The sunsets from there can be incredible, and so I took extra care to draw out the details and vibrant colors. The dark shoreline and mountains make the vivid sky stand out even more, well advertising the beauty of the location.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 Inches High x 14 Inches Wide
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Fear

Title of Art Piece: Fear
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Shayna Madruga
School: Palmer High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

I show through black and white drawings on light brown paper the fears shown in different situations people have gone through. The people look like light is shining on them to represent the words,” fear brought to the light”. I know everyone has experienced fear. My drawings are just some of many fears that happen in Alaska that I think should be known like: abuse, loneliness, abandonment, trapped, and bullying.

Artwork Dimensions: 28 inches high x 34" wide
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The Man With No Name

Title of Art Piece: “The Man With No Name”
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Edgar Higgins
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

In 1966, the Italian western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” graced movie theaters around the world, and changed the cowboy genre forever. Revered for its sweeping cinematography, resonant soundtrack, and excellent casting, the film proves to be a profound and well-executed piece of cinematic art, to be enjoyed for all time. I chose to illustrate Clint Eastwood’s character from the film, out of admiration and respect for his stunning acting throughout the movie. I took special care to highlight the parts of Eastwood’s face that emphasizes his character in the film; the messy yet careful hair, the low slung suspicion of the hat’s brim, and of course, the distant, charismatic squint only Eastwood can perfectly execute. This ink illustration took much of my time and effort, and yet only begins to capture the true magic in which “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” possesses.

Artwork Dimensions: 9" tall X 12" wide
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Bloom

Title of Art Piece: Bloom
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Tianah Sangster
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

I chose to do a self portait as a way to better my skills at drawing faces as well as learn to love and accept myself. I took inspiration from a poem I wrote and the early spring.

Like any flower,
we bloom;
slowly, but surely.
I want to show the world
the beauty I’ve held
underneath my shy petals
before I wilt.

Artwork Dimensions: 9 inches Wide x 12" High
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Self Portrait by MMN

Title of Art Piece: Self Portrait
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Molly Marie Nelson
School: Juneau-Douglas High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

I do a lot of “self-portrait” sketches in marker – its my favorite medium.
It felt good to bring this one beyond a sketch, to a finished piece. The subdued lighting focuses on the expression of apprehension.

Artwork Dimensions: 9" x 12 "
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Golden Boy

Title of Art Piece: Golden Boy
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Tzadi Hauck
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

This piece is a portrait of Shaquille-Aaron Keith. He is an artist, poet, and model. But, most importantly he is a healer, a lover, a hero, a son, creator, and human. He is raw and glowing. His art is inspiring not because it is great. It is inspiring because it lives and breathes among our dying world.

Artwork Dimensions: 10" wide x 12 Tall
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Box of Pastels

Title of Art Piece: Box of Pastels
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Cherai Bales
School: Nikiski Middle/High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

This started as an experiment to see if I could draw the dancer on the front of a box of oil pastels. It ended with me filling in the blanks around her and creating my own color scheme and mood for the piece. I like the instant gratification of pastels, the way they blend and the feeling of almost melting. I feel like the subject in my painting is melting, gazing down, thinking of what’s to come.

Artwork Dimensions: 11X9
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Past and Present

Title of Art Piece: Past and Present
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Melitina Uta
School: Nikiski Middle/High School
Grade: 9th
Artist Statement:

How does this perspective make you feel? small in a big world? may I dare even say – sad or under pressure? or perhaps do you feel the opposite?

Hello, my name is Maletina Uta, and this piece that you’re looking at today is meant to help you see the negative in life. Yes, I know that may sound quite odd. Since we’re always told to look at the positive side of things, but how are we even supposed to deal with negative?

I thought you could use something to reflect on. I used the chess for an example of life. The pawn is used as a focus point of the piece as it represents you, the observer. its suppose to invoke a feeling of being small and looked down upon (probably figuratively and literally). now think about the pawn and its purpose, it can only go forward and attack sideways, very much like us. Pushing though till the end, then only to be replaced and disregarded. Plus the fact that they don’t do anything cool like the knight or even the queen.

That’s the next line to talk about, the rest of the chess pieces. sometimes it seems like everyone else can do something cool and awesome unlike you. I tried to use them as the fellow peers that you look up to or just people around in general. Or maybe it’s not about you, maybe it’s something larger than you. Like war, oppression, religion and such as. there is a bigger world out there, and we all feel a little small and restricted sometimes.

This wraps up my art piece, basically, I just want you to focus on your life or something else to reflect and improve.

Artwork Dimensions: 12X17
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The More That Meets the Eye

Title of Art Piece: The More That Meets the Eye
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Bryan McCollum
School: Nikiski Middle/High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

I actually had started this piece around two years ago, It was super basic; I had the eyeris outlined and somewhat filled in, I had the basic shape of the eyelids and some shadowing for eyelashes. Over the years I’ve seen more and more art, traveled to lots of places and been shown more ideas. That’s one of the reasons why I gave this piece this special name. This title tells a lot about the story of the years that have gone by, the more skills I developed over time, and how I had went over it and reimbursed the old look/skills over with the new.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 X 24
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The Values of Life

Title of Art Piece: The Values of Life
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Bryan McCollum
School: Nikiski Middle High
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

Artist Statement: I started this piece as a commission. My friend had seen the other stippling pieces I had done and was wondering if I could do an octopus with the same parameters and characteristics as my other pieces. I’ve heard many people say over and over again that “they don’t have the patience for that much detail, and that good of work,” but how I see it, is when you really want something or you’re looking for a specific outcome, you need to give it all and put as much time and thought into everything you can. Although, that can be challenging. One of the bigger challenges this piece brought to me was the depth of the tentacles; they are supposed to be extremely dark, yet still detailed simultaneously. The problem was you can’t exactly put depth, darkness and detail into something that’s a monochromatic ink. So ultimately I did my best to leave some sort of ratio of dark to light while still getting the effect of depth and detail.

Artwork Dimensions: 10X8
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Ecstatic

Title of Art Piece: Ecstatic
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Max Manley
School: East Anchorage High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

I love drawing portraits, and drawing this picture was especially enjoyable because of the amount of emotion I was able to capture within it. I used a variety of inks and makers to create Ecstatic, and quickly it came to life. Overall I’m pretty happy with the piece, and I am excited to draw more things like this in the future.

Artwork Dimensions: 9in High X 5.5in Wide
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Self-Deconstructed

Title of Art Piece: Self-Deconstructed
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Addison Mallott
School: Juneau-Douglas High School
Grade: 9th
Artist Statement:

After our Drawing from Observation project in Drawing 1, our teacher said all drawing, no matter how realistic, is actually an abstraction. She showed us a deconstructed drawing of a cow, by De Stijl artist, Theo Van Doesburg in 1918. I really wanted to try it! She also showed us work from previous Advanced students who abstracted their self-portraits in 4 panels until they were simplified into cartoon characters. This was an exciting experiment for my Independent Project.

Artwork Dimensions: (9"x12") x4 = 9×36"
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Greeting

Title of Art Piece: “greeting”
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Donovan Caldwell
School: North Pole High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

“It was just there, on- nah, coming out of the road, uncurling and undulating and interlocking and… Wet. It said something before I booked it.”
“Where am I?”
“I-I dunno, I thought the voice would be inhuman, like a growl or something. After I saw that mouth, I was sure of it. But it wasn’t. It was polite, almost, or it was trying to be? I could tell, because it was my voice.”

Artwork Dimensions: 8" x 10"
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Love

Title of Art Piece: Love
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Kai Crawford
School:Dimond high School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

I am using contrast and minimal rendering marks to convey a message, in this case, young love.

Artwork Dimensions: 10×12
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Family

Title of Art Piece: Family
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Malia Main
School: Dimond High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

I am celebrating the joy of family and experimenting with combining colored pencil and oil pastel. I have also enjoyed incisions into the oil pastel; it increases the complexity and adds to the visual activity throughout the piece.

Artwork Dimensions: 14×16
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Self-Portrait Color

Title of Art Piece: Self-Portrait Color
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Molly Marie Nelson
School: Juneau-Douglas High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

For this self-portrait assignment, I experimented with colors in the medium I love best – highlighters and crayola markers! I loved every individual stroke and blending the colors. I also love making both the colors harmonize and complement each other – even neutralizing colors is fun. I often design characters, and do self-portraits on my tablet, but this is riskier – more spontaneous. Some of the anatomy is off, but I believe it adds to the personality. It’s one of my favorite portraits I’ve ever done.

Artwork Dimensions: 9"x12"
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Li’l Sis

Title of Art Piece: Li’l Sis
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Riley Crocker
School: Juneau-Douglas High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

Our assignment was to do a portrait from real life, or a photo we took ourselves. The hand in the photo is actually mine. I really like the gold flecks in my little sister’s eyes, and her freckles, so I zoomed in. I matted it myself, and chose the mat to bring out the gold in the eyes.

Artwork Dimensions: 9.5 inches high x 15 inches wide
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Giant Nasty

Title of Art Piece: Giant Nasty
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Danielle Tapp
School: Valdez High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

“Giant Nasty” is a black and white stylized pen and ink drawing featuring my interpretation of a Kaiju. My enthusiasm for many monsters comes from enjoying Sci-Fi entertainment depicting other worldly beings. I’m always in awe of the idea of larger than life creatures.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 Inches High x 8.5 Inches Wide
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Vincent Virus

Title of Art Piece: Vincent Virus
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Analyse-May White
School: Houston Junior/Senior High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

Vincent Virus is an AI that has evolved to become a fearsome being. He has the ability to absorb or “devour” information, usually from electronics but he can also devour people’s memories and thoughts, turning them into mindless slaves. Vincent is actually the glowing red pyramid, but he can create. or form whatever body that he chooses, normally sticking with humanoid. Being a virus, he can travel through electronics and reform his physical body when he needs. Vincent can take control of screens, making them show his face so he can mind control millions.

I created this character after reading the comic OUTRAGE! by the creators of Deadpool. I had lots of fun designing my villain, and maybe Vincent and Outrage will have a fearsome battle through the depths of the internet.

Artwork Dimensions: 8 inches wide x 11 inches high
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Self Portrait by SW

Title of Art Piece: Self Portrait
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Sara White
School: Chugiak High School
Grade: 9th
Artist Statement:

When it comes to my art work I like it to have a graceful appeal. I draw with many lines to get a good shape, and then I add more detail. While I recognize that nothing is perfect in life, I would still consider myself a perfectionist when it comes to creating my art pieces.

Artwork Dimensions: 12 inches high x 8 inches wide
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Bound

Title of Art Piece: Bound
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Yzella Miramontes
School: Haines High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

Pen and Ink

Being both a musician and artist, I feel that I can express something very powerful with both skills; be that a message, an emotion, or both.

I knew I wanted to push myself. I wanted to do something light with interesting planes.
Paper would be perfect! This is because it is perceived to be “white”; however, nothing is truly white in this world because environment and lighting play a role in giving it a tint of another value.

My skin was another thing that I had to give a greater value range to capture a light olive tone on a gray-scale.

I wear a watch, so, it was only practical to put it in my piece to show how often I am bound by time, time is the only thing I rarely have control over when creating any form of art.

I do not like to think of having control over the score that I must follow, which accounts for the lack of force in my grip. If the score wanted to leave me, it could simply slip from my fingers. Once the music is in me, the score just becomes a piece of paper. The notes fall away; I am just playing and everything is right.

Many significant things in this piece were not intended until I started sketching and stippling. Stippling is the technique of creating value and form by placing dots together in varying concentrations. One of the hardest things about stippling is trying to give something not completely black and not completely white its accurate value.

Artwork Dimensions: 12 inches high by 10 inches wide
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No Role Models

Title of Art Piece: No Role Models
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Aliza Lo
School: Wasilla High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

My art piece was inspired by Kathe Kollwitz. My eyes opened wide when I first saw her artwork. Kollwitz told such a deep story through a person’s expression. Looking at her charcoal drawings, you feel the pain in ways outside yourself. Not only does a person’s action, words and body language tell a story, their expression can mean something more.

Artwork Dimensions: 18" x 19"
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Celebrium

Title of Art Piece: Celebrium
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Amythyst Sudbury
School: Houston Junior/Senior High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

Pen-Folk is a made up species that spit ink. Celebrium is based on a moth, but the face arms and legs are all made of metal. He is an amiable creature who loves to make people smile.

Artwork Dimensions: 7 inches high x 9 inches wide
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My stuffed pug

Title of Art Piece: My stuffed pug
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Katelynn Walker
School: Houston Junior/Senior High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

I wanted this artwork to mean that even though your tearing at the seems you can still put a smile on your face and look on the bright side of things. That no matter what someone may go through there is still a better side to all that seems sad and gloomy.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 inch high, 8 inch wide.
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The Normals

Title of Art Piece: The Normals
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Alija Cook
School: Lathrop High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

Many characters from The Normals came from my dreams. I drew character designs for a couple of them, just doodles mostly, and I ended up grouping them all together because of how weird and bizarre they were. The title is supposed to show irony because the whole family is strange, but they all want to be “normal.”

Artwork Dimensions: 11"x14"
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