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In The Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit

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its2015logo_001Alison Bremner’s work will be included in the upcoming exhibition, “IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts” at the Washington State History Museum. Located in Tacoma, WA, it is the 10th anniversary of the exhibition. The exhibit, which opens on July 16th, will be accompanied by a dance festival on August 8th.

For more information, visit:

July 16th
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA


Potlatch Fund Grant

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Alison Bremner is honored to have received a 2015 Spring Native Arts Grant from Potlatch Fund.

The Tlingit culture is a visual culture. Prior to contact, an individuals crest told you who they were and their clan’s history for thousands of years back. Art was not simply decorative; it was essential to identity. Due to an all to familiar history of colonization, removalism and westernization, the presence of art has greatly diminished in Yakutat. Yakutat’s ancient art can still be seen in museums across the world.

With the assistance of the grant, Bremner will apprentice with Tsimshian master carver David Albert Boxley  for a period of two months to learn traditional mask making. At the end of the two months, Bremner will replicate an old Yakutat mask. The mask will be brought home to Yakutat for public display, and will be gifted to the community.

Gunalchéesh Potlatch Fund and David Albert Boxley!

First Place Award

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Alison Bremner’s body of work was selected for first place at the Bellingham National Exhibition & Awards! The works submitted were Cowboys N’ Indians, Alaskan Pollock and Potlatch Ban. Thank you to juror Scott Lawrimore and the Whatcom Musuem.

For more information on the pieces visit the “Work” section. For more information on the exhibition visit .

Walter Soboleff Center

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The Walter Soboleff Center opens Friday, May 15th in Juneau, Alaska. The Center, named after Tlingit leader Dr. Walter Soboleff, will be home to the Sealaska Heritage offices, an exhibition space, an artist in residence studio, as well as three monumental works by Preston Singletary, David A. and David R. Boxley, and Robert Davidson.

Alison Bremner was fortunate and honored to have worked on two of the major screens by Singletary and the Boxleys. The art pieces will be unveiled as part of the opening celebration.

In addition, Bremner’s rattle “Generations” will be on display inside the Center’s clan house.

For more information, visit:

8:30 AM
Walter Soboleff Center
Juneau, Alaska



Yakutat Tern Festival

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Alison Bremner is pleased to be the featured artist at the 2015 Yakutat Tern Festival. Bremner will be leading workshops for youth and adults, as well as unveiling several new works for display.

The mission of the festival is to highlight the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat and to stimulate the local economy by hosting a festival celebrating Aleutian Terns. Participants of the festival will enjoy birding activities, natural history field trips, art exhibits, educational events for youth and adults, Native cultural presentations and more.

For more information on the Yakutat Tern Festival, visit

May 28-31, 2015
Yakutat, AK

Bellingham National 2015

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Three of Alison Bremner’s works will be included in the upcoming Bellingham National 2015 exhibition at the Whatcom Museum. The exhibition will be juried by Scott Lawrimore, director of the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

“There is a strong undercurrent of social justice, gender identity, ecological, human rights, and other political issues running through the exhibition,” said Lawrimore.

May 31 – September 6, 2015
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building
Bellingham, WA

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE

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Alison Bremner’s work will be included in the exhibition, Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE at the Audain Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

“Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge in the full mind-body-spirit sense of intelligence. Organized in four parts and presented across two galleries located in post-secondary pedagogical institution, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork embodiment and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates a process of knowing. In this moment of increasing standardization and specialization in regarding how people learn, art is a space for innovative thinking and experimentation outside given frameworks.”

March 18th
Audain Gallery
Vancouver, British Colombia

Preston Singletary Apprenticeship

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Alison Bremner has been selected as one of three individuals to assist glass artist Preston Singletary with the creation of the worlds largest glass screen.

The screen will be unveiled by Sealaska Heritage Institute in May at the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau, AK.

For more information on the screen, the apprentice selection process, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Walter Soboleff Center, visit:

Meet the Artists Series: Alison O. Bremner

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burkeThe Burke Museum is pleased to offer special opportunities to meet artists from their current exhibition, Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired. Each evening will include ample opportunity to meet informally with the featured artist during a reception with refreshments, an informal gallery tour, reflection on current art practice and interests, and a Q&A with the audience. On March 5, 2015, meet Alison O. Bremner, Tlingit multi-media artist.

Thursday, March 5
Burke Museum
Free for all

Burke Museum Acquisition

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The Burke Museum has acquired Alison Bremner’s piece, “Raven’s Cloak” for their permanent collection. (Pictured on display at Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired.)

“Raven’s Cloak” is a dance blanket made of wool and vintage glass beads. The piece was inspired by a study of Tlingit regalia, and imagined as a continuation of the traditional art forms. The design depicts the wings, body and tail of a Raven.

“Raven’s Cloak” will be on display at the Burke Museum through July 27, 2015.