About

MK MacNaughton is a teaching and exhibiting artist working out of her studio Sketch in Juneau, Alaska.

"My studio and business are named Sketch in honor of rough edges and new ideas. Please check out upcoming exhibits, projects, classes and other possibilities, and don't hesitate to contact me with questions and inspirations."

Phone: 907-957-2061
Email: mkmac@gci.net

Studio visits by appointment. Feel free to schedule a visit.

Credits

Interested in using images of my artwork in publications or reprints? Contact me and we can discuss prices. I'll be honored if you ask.

Thanks to Christy Namee Eriksen for website design magic, and to Mary VanderJack for many of the beautiful photos you see here.

And an extra-special enormous shout of thanks to my family for making it possible for me to be an artist:  Susan, Rorie, Jasper, and Reuben, I couldn't do it without your support and encouragement. You guys are the best.

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibits

  • "This Life" Aging & Dying JAHC, Sept 2017
  • "The Portrait Project" Dos Manos Gallery, June 2017
  • "Coming Home" Coppa Café, Nov 2016
  • "Hawaii", Sketch Studio, March 2016
  • "Grit" Juneau Arts & Culture Gallery, Jan-Dec 2015
  • "Summer" Annie Kaill's Gallery, Oct 2015
  • "Spring" Northern Tea House, May 2015
  • “Juneau Landscapes” Annie Kaill’s Gallery, Dec 2014
  • “New Work” Blue Hollomon Gallery, Oct 2014
  •  “On Friendship” Juneau Arts & Culture Gallery, July 2014
  • “Secrets” Juneau-Douglas City Museum, March 2014
  • "Chairs with Attitudes" Alaska State Library, Sept 2013
  • "Undercurrents" Rookery Café, May 2013
  • "Rêves d'été" (Dreams of summer) Sketch Studio, March 2013
  • "Into the Outside" Cadence Cycle, Whitehorse, Jan 2013
  • "Art in the Wilderness"  Dec 2012
  • "Basketcase" Sketch Studio, Nov 2012
  • “Running the Landscape” Rookery Café, June 2012
  • “Moving Landscapes & Portraits” Sketch Studio, Dec 2011
  • “Elicit: Drawings & Knots” Canvas, March 2010

Selected Group Exhibits

  • "The Chicken Show" Sketch Studio, Aug 2016
  • "Drinking Problem" Sketch Studio, Oct 2013
  • “Subtext” Sketch Studio, May 2012
  • “Boundaries” Juneau Arts & Cultural Gallery, Feb 2012

Selected Performances

  • "Juneau Giant Puppet Project," Jan-Feb 2015
  • “Lifetime to Master” by Merry Ellefson, Jan 2015
  • "The Bug" JAHC Wearable Arts, Feb 2013
  • “Unraveled” JAHC Wearable Arts, Feb 2011
  • “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker, Oct 2010
  • “Eurydice” by Sarah Rule, Jan 2010
  • "Frozen" by Bryony Lavery, Jan 2006
  • "Wit" by Margaret Edson, 2000
  • "Johnny's Girl" by Kim Rich, 1998
  • "The Sirens" by Darrah Cloud, 1995

Selected Committees

  • Juneau Arts Council Diversity Task Force, 2016-2017
  • Any Given Child, Kennedy Center for the Arts, 2013-2014
  • 1% for Art Committee Member, Johnson Youth Center, 2013
  • JAHC Major Grant Review Panel, 2012-2014
  • Juneau Youth Fine Arts Scholarship Panel Judge, 2010
  • 1% for Art Committee, Harborview Elementary, 2009-2010

Grants

  • Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Individual Artist Grant, 2016
  • Alaska State Arts Council Career Opportunity Grant, 2014
  • Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Individual Artist Grant, 2014
  • Douglas-Dornan, Juneau Community Foundation 2012
  • Alaska Association of School Boards Initiative for Community Engagement Grant, 2012
  • Alaska State Arts Council Career Opportunity Grant, 2012
  • Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Individual Artist Grant, 2012

Awards & Press

  • Carla Timpone Award for Community Activism, Feb 2016
  • Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence, Noatak, Sept 2012 
  • Mayor’s Award for the Arts: Teaching Artist 2011
  • Juneau Empire Featured Artist, article “Sketching a new path,” Dec. 8, 2011

Art Related Work Resumé

  • Owner, Sketch Studio, 2012-present
  • Artist in the Schools, 2010-2017
  • Executive Director, AK Arts Education Consortium, 2013-2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, University of Alaska, 2014
  • Director, Juneau Fine Arts Camp, 2013
  • Artistic Coordinator, Canvas Art Studio & Gallery, 2005-2011
  • “Creativity and Young Children”, UAS, 2005-2007
  • Juneau Fine Arts Camp Teacher, 2005-2011
  • Harborview Elementary School Art Teacher, 2003-2006

Education

B.A. Psychology 1987, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon