The Alaska Botanical Garden Outdoor Art Show and 14th Annual Garden Fair was this weekend. After six years as the volunteer Outdoor Art Show coordinator, I passed my magic garden wand to fellow metal artist, Marieke Heatwole this year! One of my favorite events and absolutely the BEST venue to highlight outdoor sculpture. A favorite submission this year was a pair of Tori Gates hand crafted in wood by artisan Paul Button. The Gala and Show was even more fun by being able to assist rather than completely coordinate this year, freeing me up to socialize and enjoy the beautiful food and Moose's Tooth IPA on tap. The Show kicked off with the sold-out Thursday night Gala. There was abundant food, music, BEVERAGES and ART all under sunny skies. There were a record number of works with many selling the night of the Gala -all to support the beautiful Alaska Botanical Garden.
Derek and Gus helped with the Outdoor Art Show set-up
Ryan Morman's large steel and concrete sculpture gets unloaded -which was voted "People's Choice" for 2011. Congratulations Ryan!
Marieke Heatwole's found object and welded steel sculpture "Vinca."
Isolde Gibson'e hand formed clay sculptures "Raven Buddies" sold quickly! They were cleverly mounted on black PVC.
Steel and fused glass birdbath collaborative piece