Links:Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC)
native artists, noted for his work primarily in wood and metal. Senungetuk
is Inupiaq, born in the village of Wales, on the Seward Peninsula,
and he has spent most of his life in Alaska.
Senungetuk attended the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology and received more art training in Oslo, Norway, under a Fulbright Fellowship.
Glen Simpson: Born in 1941 in Atlin, British Columbia, Glen Glen Simpson is of both pioneer Canadian and Tahltan-Kaska Indian heritage In addition to solo exhibitions at all three major Alaska museums, his work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, among them Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical at the American Craft Museum in New York in 1986;American Crafts: A Pacific Heritage in Sacramento, California, in 1982; and Remains To Be Seen, at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. Wisconsin in 1982. Simpson's work has in recent years become increasingly concerned with reinterpreting traditional Native Alaskan forms and imagery in nontraditional often-unexpected materials The sculptural forms of Spruce Grouse Rattle, for example, are based on Northwest Coast and Athabascan traditions and values.
Kesler Woodward: Born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1951, Kesler Woodward has been an Alaska resident since 1977. He served as Curator of Visual Arts at the Alaska State Museum and as Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Center of Alaska before moving to Fairbanks in 1981. He is currently Professor of Art, Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he taught for two decades, serving as Chair of the Art Department and as Chair of the Division of Arts and Communications.