Artists of Alaska: Through the eyes of 49 Writers

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Welcome to our collaboration with 49 Writers, an Alaska nonprofit organization. In this ongoing series, Alaska writers profile the Foundation's Individual Artist Award recipients. Learn what is behind the art with a glimpse into the lives of the artists. Check back regularly for more profiles.

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The Artists

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The Writers

Jonathan Bower

Jonathan Bower

Amanda T. K. Compton

Amanda T. K. Compton

Samantha Davenport

Samantha Davenport

Amy O'Neill Houck

Amy O'Neill Houck

Sara Loewen

Sara Loewen

Julia O'Malley

Julia O'Malley

Kirsten Swann

Kirsten Swann

Erica Watson

Erica Watson

Christina Whiting

Christina Whiting

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About

This project pairs writers from across Alaska with recipients of the Foundation’s Individual Artist Awards for profiles that reveal roots of creativity. We are so pleased to collaborate with 49 Writers on this feature. We love it when worlds come together!

Rasmuson Foundation provides grants directly to both emerging and accomplished Alaska artists through a highly competitive selection process.

49 Writers is a literary nonprofit founded to support and inspire a statewide community of Alaska writers and readers. The organization hired writers from all over Alaska for this series.

Keep checking back for additional profiles! The series begins with the 2017 awardees, then will turn to the 2018 recipients.

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