Awards & Honors

2019

  • Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award

  • SEED Lab Artist (Solutions for Energy and Equity through Design)

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Public Art Challenge

in partnership with the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and City of Anchorage.

2018

  • Anchorage Museum Polar Lab Artist-in-Residency

  • Alaska State Parks, Kachemak Bay State Park, Artist-in-Residency

2017   

  • Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant

  • International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mentions (five)  

2016

  • Santa Fe Art Institute Artist-in-Residency Fellowship Award

  • US Fish and Wildlife Services, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Artist-in-Residency,

    Henshaw Creek, Saaggedlekkaakk'et Culture and Science Camp, AK

2015

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

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

  •  US Fish and Wildlife Services, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Artist-in-Residence

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; accepted 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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Body of Evidence Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer AK

2010 Restorations Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK [catalogue]

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 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   Fairbanks Five, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK (curated by Graham Dane).

2016   De-colonizing Alaska Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage AK; Alaska State Museum, Juneau AK;

Bunnel Street Center for the Arts, Homer AK; Corcoran Gallery of Art & Design, WA/DC; Museum of the North, Fairbanks AK;

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, Valdez AK. (curated by Asia Freeman [catalogue] ).

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.

(curated by Sven Haakanson on behalf of the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund [book] )

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 (curated by Julie Decker [book] )

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 (acceptances 2006, 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   BONES Well Street Art Company, curated  Elizabeth Eero-Irving

Alaska Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities, center piece invitational

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

SKIN International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

(curated by Julie Decker [catalogue] )

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

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

Forces at Work ... art and spirituality, HERA Gallery, curator Cynthia Farnell, Wakefield RI.

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

Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, Anchorage AK

Alaska Sate Museum, Juneau AK

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK

Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK

US Fish & Wildlife Service, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks AK

National Park Service, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Bettles AK

Pratt Museum, Homer