ANCHORAGE, AK, September 16, 2015 – This summer, Alaskans across our state put welded junk yard parts, vegetables, car parts, reindeer sticks, flowers, river rocks and even parrot feathers, to use in stick figure art pieces to support The Arc of Anchorage, Sparc: a creative place and the overall vision that art and creativity is important for all people of all abilities. The social media project and creativity movement brought in over 200 submissions in the contest’s online collective and over 9,500 views of the gallery hosted on the project website at ak.stickfigurecollective.com.
The Arc of Anchorage appreciates all submissions to the contest by individuals across the state. #StickFigureAK winners were selected based on public online voting. Over 1,000 votes were tallied to determine the top three contest winners (their images are below). Winners received various prizes and will be featured in a limited-edition #StickFigureAK coffee table book (currently in production) along with the top 100 images of the contest. Book pre-orders are available with delivery in late fall 2015 and in-store book purchases can be made at Sparc, 425 D Street in Anchorage.
First Place – Kim Knudsen, Nome
Second Place – Carrie Grice, Anchorage
Third Place – Danny Parish, Anchorage
The Arc of Anchorage is a nonprofit founded in 1957 to help Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc strives to help these Alaskans achieve lives of contribution and independence as valued members of our community offering a full array of services. For more information please call 907-277-6677 or on the web at www.thearcofanchorage.org.
Editor’s Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
Attachment: #StickFigureAK Contest Winners (Top 100)