Since receiving his degree, Romer has participated in several group exhibitions and one solo show at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation
. But making a living from art is a "gruesome challenge" he says, and he works part-time in art galleries to supplement his income.
Alice Rogoff, a successful philanthropist and co-founder of the Alaska Native Arts Foundation
(ANAF)--the sister organization of AHNY--became interested in Alaska when she came to watch the 2002 Iditarod.
Alaska Native artwork exhibit in honor of Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation Gallery, 500 W.
"CHANNELS: A group exhibition in partnership with the Alaska Native Arts Foundation" will feature new expressions that integrate new media and evolving realities.
So when the Alaska Native Arts Foundation approached AEDC last July to work with them on forming the Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership, we easily saw the logic in helping develop economic opportunities in rural Alaska.
While the Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership was started as a partnership of AED C and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, it will eventually include other economic development organizations throughout Alaska.