Rasmuson Foundation offers one $50,000 Distinguished Artist Award annually in recognition of an Alaskan’s creative excellence over multiple decades and significant artistic accomplishments.* These master artists, makers and culture bearers have chosen to make their lives and careers in Alaska, thereby contributing to the state’s cultural richness. The award serves as validation of the artist’s creative career and as encouragement for subsequent creative work.
*The award amount increased in 2023 from $40,000.
James H. Barker
- 2022Distinguished Artist Visual Arts