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Celebration 2018 Design

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Thank you to Sealaska Heritage Institute for the opportunity to design the Celebration 2018 artwork. Celebration is a biennial dance event held in Juneau, AK.

The design is a speech bubble, depicting how words take on a life of their own when released into the world. The first Celebration held in 1982 was powerful. There was more Lingít spoken than English. The event brought back a resurgence of traditional dance. Now, with our Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages critically endangered, it’s time to use the vibrancy of our culture and dance to bring back our languages.

More information on Celebration here:


Seattle Times Review

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“Marks, a Tlingit artist whose work is unified by its subversive humor and inventive spins on traditional formline art, stretches Tlingit tradition by asserting it in new forms, and questions Western tradition by appropriating it in an unexpected manner.” – Michael Upchurch,  Seattle Times.

Alison Marks’ solo exhibition “One Gray Hair” was reviewed by the Seattle times. See the article here:

The exhibition is on view at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle through Feb 4th, 2018.

“Art in the Instagram age” – Seattle Times article

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Alison Marks’ show at the Frye Art Museum, “One Gray Hair”, was included in a Seattle Times conversation about art and social media.

The article, by Jennifer Sokolowsky, puts Marks’ work in dialogue with renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. See the article here:

“One Gray Hair” is on view at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA through Feb. 4th, 2018.

Alison Marks

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I’m happy to share that within the coming weeks, I will be changing my name from Alison Bremner to Alison Marks. All website and social media accounts will be changed to reflect the name change. My new website will be

Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea

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Alison Bremner’s work is included in the exhibition, “Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea”, which runs from October 15, 2016- February 06, 2017 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

“A group show featuring over thirty Native American artists from or working in the Salish Sea region…Artists include Larry Ahvakana, David Boxley, Alison Bremner, Rande Cook, George David, John Hoover, Marvin Oliver, Betty Pasco, Sean Peterson, Susan Point, Preston Singletary, and Lisa Telford”.

October 15, 2016-February 06, 2017
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Out of Sight

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Bremner’s work is included in the upcoming exhibition, “Out of Sight”. “Out of Sight” is an annual survey of contemporary Pacific Northwest arts, and will open on August 4th on the third floor of King Street Station in Seattle, WA.

Collector’s preview, opening night celebration and general admission tickets are available here:

August 4-28, 2016
King Street Station
Seattle, WA

Alaska Passé/Présent

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Alison Bremner’s work is included in the permanent collection and exhibition, “Alaska Passé/Présent” at the Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. The exhibition will run for a period of six months, then will be considered for inclusion among France’s official national treasures.

June 25-December 5, 2016
Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France