Meike J. Bertrand-Paniza

All Alaska Biennial-Anchorage Museum

I’m going to be part of this exhibition in February. The juror, Jen Budney selected two diptychs, Sparks and Sunbeam.

February 5- April 10 2016


This exhibition celebrates the contemporary work of Alaska artists. The Anchorage Museum’s juried exhibitions (All Alaska Juried Exhibition and Earth, Fire & Fibre) began more than 30 years ago to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists in all media. With the All Alaska Biennial, artists explore the authentic North, its people, materials and landscapes, through a variety of interpretations. The guest juror is Jen Budney, an independent writer and curator who has held positions with the Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada Council for the Arts, Gallery 101, and Flash Art International.”

Award at Photo Center North-West

My new diptych Sparks has been chosen to be part of Punctum: 20th Annual Photography Exhibition at Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW)  juried by Julia Dolan of the Portland Art Museum. The show is running from November 7th to December 19th 2015 in Seattle.

Edit 12/14: First Place Award for Sparks!


Seattle Spectator, Punctum Exhibit Showcases Poignant Photography


Sunbeam, Honorable Mention at Rarefied Light

Rarefied Light 2015 

Juror: Susan Burnstine 

First Friday Opening: Oct 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm
International Gallery of Contemporary Art
427 D St, Anchorage 

Rarefied Light is Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition. This year we received 650 entries by 97 artists. Guest juror Susan Burnstine, selected 49 photographs for inclusion in this year’s exhibition This year, Best of Show is awarded to Kaitlin Wilson, Fairbanks, for the print “House in the Birch Forest” 

Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:

Javid Kamali, Anchorage, “Jump” 

Shalem Mathew, Anchorage, “Kaden” 

Meike Paniza, Anchorage, “Sunbeam” 

Breanna Peterson, Kodiak, “High Five” 

Cody Swanson, Anchorage, “baby, you didn’t have a choice” 

Following the Anchorage exhibit, which will include prints by Susan Burnstine showing concurrently, the exhibit will travel to the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks, showing December 4th to December 26th, with an opening reception, December 4th, 5 to 7pm. Show dates for Kenai in 2015, are TBD”


Anchorage Press, Seeing The Light

Anchorage Daily News, First Friday Rambles

Rarefied Light

— update: my “Sunbeam” diptych earned an honorable mention — very honored and happy, more details to follow.

Three of my diptychs will be in the 2015 Alaska Photographic Center’s Rarefied Light exhibition juried by Susan Burnstine.

The exhibit opens at the International Gallery for Contemporary Art in Anchorage this October. 

Alaska Photographic Center

Meike Paniza, “Sunbeam” (2015)

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