ANCHORAGE, AK – blue.hollomon gallery, a contemporary art gallery, recently opened in The Olympic Center on Arctic at 36th Ave. The gallery carries an eclectic mix of contemporary art from both Alaska and Lower 48 artists, including Alaska Native art, jewelry, textiles, ceramic art, paintings, original prints and photography. The gallery also specializes in consigned art from private collections.
Key pieces include a self-portrait by the late Alex Combs, a painting titled “Little Clam Boy” by Alvin Amason, fish skin baskets by the late Fran Reed and new work by Washington-based, former Alaska artists Joan Kimura and Deb Schwartzkof.
Co-owners Georgia Blue and Gina Hollomon called upon their diverse art backgrounds and close relationships with artists and art collectors to envision the gallery’s philosophy. “We present art that is not readily available in a provocative, professional setting – a gallery in the true sense of the word,” says Georgia Blue.
Blue is the former Enterprise Director at the Anchorage Museum where she ran the museum shop for 20 years and developed several major craft events, including Crafts Weekend at the Museum. She is an Alaska Native Arts Foundation board member and a past recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award. She previously worked at Alaska State Council on the Arts, Stonington Gallery, and Art, Inc., and was a founding partner of 2 Friends Gallery.
Hollomon is an award-winning clay artist and owner of Gray Shakes Gallery and Red Door Studio in south Anchorage. Her public art commissions include a series of sand hill cranes at the Alaska VA Hospital in east Anchorage, as well as art work in schools throughout Alaska. She is board president of Anchorage Historic Properties and volunteers at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center.
blue.hollomon gallery is located at 3555 Arctic Blvd., Suite C5. Nov. – Dec. hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery will close Christmas Day and reopen January 8. Winter hours: January 8 – April 30 are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1p.m. to 5p.m. Sunday and closed Monday.
For more information, call 563-2787; email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Press release from blue-hollomon