Alaska Native Arts Foundation

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Alaska Native Arts Foundation
Type Non-Profit
Industry Cultural arts
Founded Anchorage, Alaska, USA (2002)
Headquarters Anchorage, Alaska
Key people Trina Landlord,
Executive Director
Board of Directors:
Perry Eaton, Chair
Alvin Amason, Susie Bevins-Ericsen, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Barbara Overstreet, Mary Sattler, Veronica Slajer, Cheryl Frasca and Georgia Blue
Employees 2 (2014)
Website www.alaskanativearts.org

Established in 2002, the Alaska Native Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to support the Alaska Native art community. The organization, headed by Trina Landlord, the mission of the Alaska Native Arts Foundation is an economic development organization focused on building markets for Alaska Native art and offers programs to empower artists. The Anchorage gallery, located at 500 West Sixth Avenue in downtown Anchorage,[1] has monthly exhibits of new works of art by contemporary Alaska Native artists in mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood carvings, fused glass, cast bronze and other forms. In addition, the Foundation maintains extensive inventory of Native art and utilitarian, handmade items of all sorts, based on the "subsistence" lifestyle of its makers: walrus ivory carvings, baleen etchings, whalebone sculpture, salmon and halibut skin baskets, caribou antler dolls dressed in traditional sealskin clothing; and wearable art and accessories: jewelry, baskets, traditional "ulu" knives, fur parkas, hats, gloves, mittens, traditional "mukluks", summer parkas, bolo ties, "scrimshaw" belt buckles, silver, gold and copper jewelry, and hair ornaments.

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