jumping into the alaska public art arena
by Jannah Sexton Atkins, Editor and Designer
Paula Dickey's life's work is a colorful rainbow of talent and skill, involving many woven forms and masterful watercolor experiements. Developing a passionate interest for weaving three-dimensional sculptural fiber forms, Paula led the Alaska Fiber Movement in the 1970s and '80s. A scholarly sage and technical giant, Paula Dickey lived to create. Her artistic innovations and technical expertise are Paula's true legacy to the state of Alaska and its artists.
"PAULA DICKEY" is a collaborative effort between Paula Dickey and myself. The "PAULA DICKEY" book features original art, written proposals and concepts, speeches and quotations by Paula Dickey. Inspirational quotes are also included as they frequently serve as an important component of Paula's creative process. Jannah Sexton Atkins resides in Anchorage, Alaska, where she currently teaches at UAA and curates Contemporary Art Exhibits for Alaska Pacific University’s Art Galleries. From 1996-2004, she served as the Alaska State Council on the Arts' Art Bank Curator, managing a state collection of 670 pieces of original art created by Contemporary Artists living in the state of Alaska from 1975-2001. Her mixed media panels and drawings are featured in the State of Alaska’s Art in Public Places 1% and Art Bank collections, and the UA Museum of the North - Fairbanks, Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 1% Collections.
PAULA DICKEY Published December 05, 2011