Native Artists Commit Works for Sealaska Auction

Sealaska Heritage Institute officials say more than 40 northwest Native artists have committed works for an auction fundraiser scheduled to take place next year in Juneau.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska- Sealaska Heritage Institute officials say more than 40 northwest Native artists have committed works for an auction fundraiser scheduled to take place next year in Juneau.

The Tinaa Art Auction is scheduled for Feb. 1 and will feature a live auction, silent auction and a Native fashion show.
The pieces committed by artists for the auction range in value between $500 and $55,000. Works include weavings, jewelry, paintings, and wood and glass carvings.
The art auction is a fundraiser for construction of the planned Walter Soboleff Center, an educational facility named after late Tlingit leader Dr. Walter Soboleff, who died in 2011 at age 102.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is the nonprofit cultural and educational arm of Juneau-based Sealaska Corp., a regional Native corporation.