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Plate Project Opens May 10th from 5-7pm - Happy 30th Birthday Plate Project!

Bunnell Street Arts Center celebrates the 30th Plate Project and Annual Membership Drive! Join us on May 10th from 5-7pm for cake and libations. Choose your commemorative art plate when you donate $125 or more to support Bunnell’s mission and programs. Donate $250 to select your plate as early as May 1st.

Members who renew at $250 levels and higher may choose their commemorative plate before the Plate Project Opening. Members who generously give at $1000 levels may select a plate at any time!

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.

An artist-led community effort since 1995, the Plate Project provides essential support for the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Plate Project opening celebrates the potters, painters, and members who contribute to this incredible arts event every year since 1995.

This year’s Plate Project will be fired by Plate Project originator, Ahna Iredale. The Plate Project would not be possible without the Homer potters who transform hundreds of pounds of clay into 100+ plates each year. This year we thank Lisa Wood, Maygen Lotscher, Marie Herdegen, Jeff Szarzi, David Kaufmann, Ahna Iredale, Ruby Haigh and Carl Bice. Thanks also to the seventy-six painters who painted 99 plates this year!

Plate Painting is open during normal gallery hours, or for take-home until April 1st


Every year dozens of Alaskan artists create unique art plates for Bunnell’s Plate Project. The bisqued plates are blank “canvases” for brilliant food-safe underglazes. Plate painters are artists, community members, and Bunnell supporters – anyone committed to crafting an excellent plate that will raise essential operating support for the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center. Plates are exhibited at the Annual Plate Project Opening in May, and competitively selected by new and renewing members annually for $125 – $1000 donations to Bunnell.

A special thanks to our local business community who supports the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center: Uncle Herb’s, Homer Art and Frame, Homer Electric Association, Homer Real Estate, KBBI AM890, Loopy Lupine, Mako’s Water Taxi, Mountain Spirit Works, Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware, Two Sisters Bakery and Vamoose Alaska Vacation Rentals.

Led by Kendra Harvey: March 2nd and/or March 9th, 12 -5pm @Bunnell

Diversify your knowledge of artistic mediums and create a beautiful ceramic painting for Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Plate Project fundraiser in Plate Painting workshops with Kendra Harvey, on March 2nd and/or 9th, 12 – 5pm at Bunnell.

Learn how to paint ceramic surfaces with artist Kendra Harvey on either Saturday. Harvey demonstrates and instructs how to turn your clay canvas into a masterpiece. Participants will learn how to apply underglazes and glazes using a variety of painting techniques as they decorate their plate for the annual Plate Project. Throughout the workshop, discussions will surround illustrative narratives on functional décor and the unique qualities of ceramic surfaces. All materials needed for the course are included. Participants are also welcome to bring their own tools, such as fine brushes, if they have them. For ages 18 and up.

Kendra Harvey has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting from the University of Anchorage Alaska. She has years of experience in arts education, having taught ceramics at a university level and worked in non-profit art organizations. Harvey exhibits at Bunnell for the month of March.

With support from Homer Foundation, Alaska Community Foundation and RURAL CAP/Thriving Communities, Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to present HEART residencies (Healing and Engagement Through Art) featuring a series of workshops in 2023-2024 to spark joy, health and healing for people living around Kachemak Bay.


Staff-led Anchorage Paint-in March 9th, 11-4pm @TheNave

Bunnell Street Arts Center invites you to paint a commemorative art plate in support of Bunnell’s annual Plate Project fundraiser, where each art plate inspire membership donations in support of Bunnell’s mission. Join Bunnell staff for a plate painting workshop and open studio at The Nave on Saturday, March 9th from 11-4pm. A limited number of bisqued plates will be available for participants ages 18 and up. All materials are provided. Completed plates are due back to Bunnell by April 1. The Nave, 3502 Spenard Rd, Anchorage


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