Past Events

January 24th at 6:30 | State Proof Artist Reception

Please join us for a closing reception with local artists included in this month's exhibitionState Proof. This is an excellent opportunity to view the exhibition before it closes on Saturday, January 26, as well as a chance to meet some of the artists, learn more about printmaking in Alaska and enjoy some light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

October 23rd at 6:00 | Artist Talk

We are happy to welcome Center Gallery artist, Stephen Gray and North Gallery Artist, Louke Ellenbroek to talk about their exhibitions, process and inspiration.

May 24th at 6:30 | Artist Talk

We are excited to have all three exhibiting artists, Susan Joy Share, Tami Phelps, and Richard J. Murphy available to present about their work and current exhibits.

April 28th 1-3pm  | Volunteer Appreciation Party

Get together for the current IGCA volunteers to meet, learn about the new systems, and talk with the manager and board members.

April 26th at 6:30pm | Artist Talk

Artist talk and panel discussion with the artist couples from the Duos Show

April 15th 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 pm | The Artist as Culture Producer: Conversations in Alaska Workshop

At the Anchorage Museum Auditorium-  Sharon Louden and Matthew Deleget conduct professional development workshops sharing keys for artists to sustain their creative lives. Based on Sharon Louden's webinars for Creative Capital and centered around the professional development platform, ArtistsThrive.org, Sharon and Matthew not only give information that applies to everyone but also try to resolve issues by individuals who bring their inquiries to them. This is open to all. Documentation supports these workshops. Artists bring your questions! Matthew and Sharon are excited to answer them.

April 12th 2018, 6:30 - 8:30pm |  The Artist as Culture Producer: Conversations in Alaska Presentation

At the Anchorage Museum Auditorium-  Book Conversation based on Sharon Louden’s book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Sharon will moderate a conversation with contributors to her book Hrag Vartanian, Matthew Deleget, and Deana Haggag.

March 10th at 2:00 | Artist Talk

We will be inviting UAA Painting and Sculpture Students and Teachers to discuss the work and theme, Technology and Nature

February 15th 2018, 6:30pm  |     ARTIST TALK

Presentations by exhibiting artists Elise Rose on her show Earthwork (showing in the Center Gallery), and Karinna Gomez on her show Interior (showing in the North Gallery). 

February 4th 2018, 11-3pm  |     WORKSHOP

Workshop by the wonderful Elissa Meyers of BLUEREDYELLOW


OCTOBER 20, 2017     |     ARTIST TALK

Presentations by Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough, Joe Senungetuk, nand Linda Lyons with an introduction by curator Pat Shelton

AUGUST 4, 2017     |     ARTIST TALK

Artist talks by Kes Woodward and Bill Brody

JULY 25, 2017     |     ARTIST TALK

Artist talk by Anne Wedler


April 7, 2017 Artist Talk

Artist talk by Carmel Anderson


January 27, 2017 Member and Volunteer Party


December 15, 2016 Artist Talk

Artist talk by Honor Bowman Hall, Sandra Talbot, Jason Fristensky and David Pettibone



Monster Drawing Rally       Friday, October 7, 2016


The Monster Drawing Rally was an event in which artists came together and created drawings live in the gallery, in one hour shifts. Part exhibition, part performance, the event allowed art enthusiasts to see the artist at work during First Friday! 


IGCA BLOCK PARTY     Friday, Sept. 2, 5 PM - 10 PM

THANKS to all of our wonderful sponsors

The Wonderful Beer and Wine Garden Team:
SJ Klein
Rainbo Herfindahl

Our Fantastic Food Trucks:
The Magpie
Sugarhouse Waffles
The Tasty Traveler

The talented musicians:
Tatiana Agnew
Fiona Rose
The Frothy Moths
Jake Hamaker
Naked Mabel
Tanana Rafters

Momentum Dance Collective:
Therese Brennan
Becky Kendall
Jessie Embley
Amy Kofoid
Ariel Graham
Zachary Lasiter
Karlyn Grotts
Great Joy Nelson
Taylor M. Hicks
Brian Belcher
Leticia Wade
Ellie Gottstein

Our Participating Artists:
Alaska Plein Air Painters (Don Kolstad)
Anchorage Community Works (Will Dowd)
Anchorage Opera
Chris Arellano
Cyrano’s Theater
Tom Chung
Graham Dane
Bailey Gamble
Jonathan Lang
Keren Lowell
Linda Lyons
Kim Marcucci
Melancholy Press (Joe and Donna Carr)
Elissa Meyers
Momentum Dance Collective
Holly Nordlum
David Pettibone
Jovell Rennie
Elise Rose
Fiona Rose
Susan Joy Share
James Temte
Uptown Artists
Heidi Weiland

Our Volunteers: 
Jade Aldridge
Matt Beattie
Amanda Bradshaw
Alisa Burns
Garrett Burtner
Katherine Coons
Amy Devereux
Lukas Easton
Allison Estergard
Mark Figura
Marge Fowler
Honor Hall
Philip Hall
Rainbo Herfindahl
Carl Hild
SJ Klein
Keren Lowell
Linda Lucky
Joshua Lynn
Enzina Marrari
Hollis Mickey
Don Mohr
Elise Rose
Kelly Ryan
Kirk Scott
Milo Stickle-Frizzell
Lacie Stiewing
Craig Suchland
Michele Suchland
Val Svancara
Levi Werner
Jamie Whiteman
Tracy Williams
Jocelyn Young

Our Event Committee:
Garrett Burtner, Honor Hall, Keren Lowell, Enzina Marrari (Chair), Elise Rose, Michele Suchland (Chair), Jamie Whiteman, Tracy Williams, Jocelyn Young

August 11, 2016 Artist Talk

Artist talk by Graham Dane


July 28, 2016 Artist Talk

Curator talk by Graham Dane


April 15, 2016 Artist Talk

Artist talks by Lukas Easton, Jade Ariah, Carol McCarty, Sandra Talbot, and Will Kozloff


March 25, 2016 Artist Talk

Artist talk by Stephen Gray


February 11, 2016 Artist Talks

Artist talks by Honor Bowman, Sarah Melissa Whalen and Don Decker


January 8, 2016 Artist Talks

Artist talks by Allison Estergard, Lukas Easton and Sharon Trager

October 30, 2015 Member Appreciation Party at IGCA

September 18, 2015 Artist Talk at IGCA

Esther Hong, Curator and artists Rachelle Dowdy, Pat Shelton, and Susan Share

Second Annual IGCA Block Party    September 4, 2015

OUR SPONSORS: Blaines Art, Cabin Fever, Gold Star Printing, Hulin Alaskan Design, NeighborWorks Alaska, Relax Alaska, Sparc: a creative place, Stephan Fine Arts & The Crest Gallery in Hotel Captain Cook, The Quilted Raven, Marsha Burns, Jana Hayenga, Kim Marcucci, Garry Mealor, Jo Michalski and Tina Tomsen M.D.

 ARTISTS & PERFORMERS: SPARC artists, Salila-Andrea Kubitza with Krambambuli Puppet Theater, Julie Fogg, Don Kolstad and the Plein Air Painters, Heidi Weiland, Jonathan Lang, Jenna Gerrety, Moises Hernandez, Kim Marcucci, Mike Conti, Sarah Burtner, Susan Joy Share, Cecilia Karoly-Lister and Out North Theater, Whitney Youngman, Joe and Donna Carr, Anchorage Guerilla Knitters, Elise Rose, Momentum Dance Collective, Anchorage Opera, Tanana Rafters, Michael Faubion, JR and the Red Handed, Whitney Youngman, Naked Mable, Termination Dust, Dutchess and Anchorage Vaudeville and Friends: Melissa Wanamaker, Paisley Wanamaker, Ella Wanamaker, Michael Bringold, Fiona Worcester and Jim Kerr.

VOLUNTEERS: Heather Bane, Rebecca Brubaker, Will Dowd, Mark Figura, Marge Fowler, Sam Gonzalez, Philip Hall, Carl Hild, Keren Lowell, Cheryl Lyon, Sadie Lyon, Don Mohr, Michelle Owen, Eryn Rose, Kelly Ryan, Sarana Schell, Craig Suchland, Scott McDonald, Valerie Svancara, Garrett Burtner, Alex Waggoner and Levi Werner.

BLOCK PARTY COMMITTEE: Honor Bowman, Sarah Burtner, Amy Devereux, Sarah Glaser, Enzina Marrari, Tracy Roesch-Williams, Elise Rose, Michele Suchland and Jamie Whiteman.

And thanks to the following for their contributions: Alaska Knit Nat – Natasha Price, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Arctic Provisions, Cyrano’s Off Center Playhouse, Ghost Light Cafe, Ginger and The Magpie. 

August 2015 Artist Talk at IGCA

Cam Choy

August 7th, 7 pm

Ted Kim

August 28th, 6 pm

Keren Lowell

August 28th, 6 pm


July 2015 Artist Talks at IGCA 

Mieko Takamae

July 3rd, 7pm

Ricky Tagaban

July 10th, 6pm

Alanna DeRocchi

July 31st, 6pm