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  • About the Artist of the Year Contest

    The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce works to promote the greater Fairbanks area as an attractive place for business and community. We acknowledge the impact that local artists have on that community and making it a wonderful place for business, tourism, and residents to thrive. The Artist of the Year Award is meant to help both emerging and established local artists grow the business side of their art through opportunity, exposure, and networking.

    Through these opportunities, the Fairbanks Chamber hopes to strengthen the artist's ties to the community, grant them added exposure to future clients, sponsors, and patrons, as well as help them to build networking relationships to propel their future success.

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  • Meet the 2019 Artist of the Year - Katie Ganley

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  • At the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, Katie Ganley was selected to be the 2019 Artist of the Year for her piece titled, “Crane.” 

    "It’s surreal. A year ago I didn’t even know I was capable of anything like this, I just knew I’d found something I loved doing and wanted to see where it would take me. To finish my first year as an artist and begin my second with this award is just an amazing feeling. I’m looking forward to working closely with the Chamber in 2019 and can’t wait to see what the year brings!" -Katie