Awards & Honors

2017    Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) Career Opportunity Grant

2017    International Photography Awards (IPA)

            Editorial - Environmental: 'Disappearing Landscapes' series, Honorable Mention

            Photo Essay & Feature Story: 'The New Colonialism' Honorable Mention

            People - other: 'Occupy the Ranch ... no ala mina' Honorable Mention

            Other - special: 'Marco Project' Honorable Mention

            Other - special: 'Untitled' Honorable Mention

2016    US Fish and Wildlife Services, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

            Henshaw Creek, Saaggedlekkaakk'et Culture and Science Camp, Artist in Residence

2016    Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency Fellowship Award

2015   The Theo Westenberger Estate, Art and Activism, recognition award photo contest.

            Photo Essay 'Occupy the Ranch ... no ala mina.'

2015    The Theo Westenberger Estate, Art and the Environment, recognition award photo contest.

             Photo Essay 'Gates of the Arctic.'

2015    US Fish and Wildlife Services, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge AIR

2014     Elmer E. Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship Award

             Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Fellowship Award

             Creative Capital Professional Development Program for Artists,

             Rasmuson Foundation & Alaska State Council on the Arts Scholarship

             Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Artist in Residence Award

             US Fish and Wildlife Services, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge Commission

             Alaska State Council on the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts

             Career Opportunity Grants (awarded 1996, 1999, 2004, 2012, 2014)

2008    Elmer E. Rasmuson Foundation - Project Grant Award

             Prix de la Photographie Paris 3 - Honorable Mention

              Rarefied Light, Alaska Photographic Center - David Hilliard Solo Exhibit Award 2008;

              Best of Show 2002; Honorable Mentions 1995, 1999, 2000, 2008;

             acceptances 2003, 2004.

2007     Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center - Solo Exhibit Award

2006     Masters of Color Photography, International Color Photography Awards - Nominee

2005     International Photography Awards (IPA) - Honorable Mention

              Women in Photography International (WIPI) - Honorable Mention

2004     Alaska Photographic Center - Excellence in Fine Art Photography Alaska Award

2002     Alaska Juried Works on Paper, Bunnel Street Center for the Arts - Juror’s Choice

2000     15th Annual 64th Parallel Show, Civic Center Art Gallery - Second Place

1999      Patterns of Influence Show, Civic Center Gallery - Second Place

              Honorable Mention 1998

1996      Santa Fe Photographic Workshop - Canon Scholarship Award for Emerging

              Professional Photographers

 

Exhibitions

Solo    (selected)

2017    Earthwork (TBA) Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks AK

2011     Body of Evidence Bunnell Street Center for the Arts, Homer AK

2010    Restorations Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK

2009   New Work The ANNEX Gallery and Art Space, Fairbanks AK

2008   Ghost Town Fourth of July  David Hilliard Award, Alaska Pacific University AK

2005    New Transgressions Fine Arts Gallery Salve Regina University, Newport RI

2004    Recent Work International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

2004    Recent Work Well St. Art Company, Fairbanks AK

2003    Absence of Dialogue Carr Gottstein Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage AK

2002    Recent Work  Galeria El Encanto, San Jose del Cabo BCS, Mexico

1999     Past Transgressions Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks AK

 

Group   (selected)

2017   Fairbanks Five, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, curated invitational, Anchorage AK

2016   De-colonizing Alaska, curated by Asia Freeman Bunnel Street Center for the Arts,

           Valdez Museum & Historical Archive,  Corcoran Gallery of Art & Design WA/DC,

           Alaska State Museum Juneau, Alaska Humanities Forum Anchorage

2015   LIVING ALASKA: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Art for Alaska Museums.

           Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK

           Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK

2015   Arte por al Ambiente Grupo de Artevismo, Todos Santos BCS, Mexico.

2012   True North: contemporary art of the international circumpolar north,

            Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK

2009   49/50  Celebration of Alaska's 50 Years of Statehood, Kenai Visitor & Convention Center

            SPILL  20th Anniversary of Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill, Bunnell Street Center for the Arts

            Renew  Museum of the North, Fairbanks AK

2008   Rarefied Light  Alaska's premier statewide photography show, sponsored by the Alaska

            Photographic Center (2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1995).

            DOLL  International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

            Prix de la Photographie Paris 3  International on-line - Honorable Mention

            Out of the Box Bunnel Street Center for the Arts, Homer AK

2007    SKIN International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

2006    Masters of Color Photography - International Color Photography Awards - Nominee

2005    International Photography Awards (IPA) - International on-line - Honorable Mention

             Women in Photography International (WIPI) - Honorable Mention

             New Directions, Lasting Legacy : Contemporary Art Collection, Anchorage Museum

             of History and Art

2004    Patterns of Influence  Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks AK

2003    Alaska Digital Print Exchange 2003 Portfolio - Collections: Alaska Museum of History

             and Art;  Juneau State Museum, AK       

             Double XX  Alaskan Women Artists Exhibit, Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks AK

2002    Letters Home  International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

             SoNot Anchorage II  Carr Gottstein Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage AK

             Alaska Juried Works on Paper  Bunnell Street Gallery,  Homer AK (Juror’s Choice)

             Digital Day in the Life of  Well St. Art Company digital photography show, Fairbanks AK

2001     Blank Slate #3 “Bipolar International” simultaneous art show with live digital link Alaska

             to MacMurdo Sound Base Camp, Antarctica. www.esteralaska.com

             SoNot Anchorage  Out North Contemporary Theatre Company, Anchorage AK

             SoNot Tok  the Alaska Arts and Humanities Forum, Tok AK

2000    9th Annual Images of the Virgin Exhibition International  Galeria Tonantzin,

             San Juan Bautista CA  (Artweek, Dec. 2000)

             Looking North  Museum of the North permanent collection, Fairbanks AK

             15th Annual 64th Parallel Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks AK (Second Place)

             Alaska Positive Alaska State Museum, Juneau AK

             Northwest Womens’ Exhibit  Wiseman Gallery, Portland OR

             RAW SoNot, Annex Gallery and Art Space, Fairbanks AK

1999     Patterns of Influence Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks AK  (Second Place,

             Honorable Mention 1998) Fairbanks AK

 1998    Altered Visions Polaroid Corp., Macri Gallery, Portland OR.

 

Public Collections  (Purchase Awards)     

2012    Pratt Museum, Homer AK

2011     Alaska Sate Museum, Juneau AK

2011     Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK

2010    Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, AK

2010    State of Alaska, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, AK

2005    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, AK

2003    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, AK

2003    Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK

2003    Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK

1999     Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK