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P.O. Box 240224Anchorage, AK 99524
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WHAT IS F MAGAZINE?
F Magazine is a quarterly, multi-award-winning, independently owned, arts, music and culture publication (available in print and online). Each issue has an over-arcing theme, and includes art, music and book reviews, and in-depth articles where we take a look at the personalities, the skills, the talent and the events that shape the communities in our state, covering all genres and mediums of the arts. We are completely run by volunteers. Since our first issue in May 2007, we have been blessed; hundreds of people have volunteered their time, their skills, their talents and their craft. F Magazine is a publication for the community, by the community.
IN THE COMMUNITY
At F we believe in not just paying it forward; if we are to be for and about community, we have to be a part of the community.
> Now for the 5th year, F Magazine hosts a statewide youth art & writing competition, formerly as the statewide affiliate for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, but independently as ASYAWC the Alaska Statewide Youth Art & Writing Competition (formerly as the statewide affiliate for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Competition) since 2012. The competition is open to young people in grades 7-12, and the home school equivalent. Finalists of this competition have their work curated in a gallery and published in an issue of F. The Awards ceremony, which includes an actor-reading of the writing winners and a viewing of past and present art finalists, is streamed live on line so that students outside the Anchorage area can still witness the event. And as of 2013, the top finalists in both art and writing is awarded a full scholarship and airfare to Sitka Fine Arts Camp a two week summer arts intensive. All finalists are awarded certificates, winners are awarded medallions and trophies. This competition is wholly run through grants and donations.
> Since 2012, F Magazine hosts F-Action! the only statewide music video competition. Winners are premiered at a public awards ceremony, that includes live improvised music to Alaska-made short silent films. Winners are showcased in a number of film festivals in and outside the state, and are awarded trophies. Judges for this competition are entirely Outside directors, musicians, producers and composers.
> F Magazine hosts a statewide Art of Fashion Photography competition. This competition collects nearly 1,000 entries from all over the state, and publishes the top fifty, awarding a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award as well as judges awards to the top entrants. Judges for this competition are entirely Outside designers, hair/makeup artists, models, publishers and photographers. In 2013, 10 of the 50 published photographers went on to have their work published in national and international fashion publications.
> F Magazine hosts FAir Words a statewide writing competition of all genres, open to all ages. Winners of the competition are awarded certificates and published in an issue of F Magazine.
> Every year, F Magazine produces a compilation CD a different genre each year of Alaska music. This CD is included in the fall issue of F Magazine, and a kick off concert with some of the talent featured on the CD precedes the release.
> F Magazine is a contributor and sponsor of numerous events, including Anchorage Pride; Spenard Jazz Fest, and Cirque Literary Journal
> F Hideout also holds events of its own, including the annual FRaiser a huge arts celebration extravaganza, Audio File party an annual concert to kick of the compilation CD, F-Action! Red Carpet Awards the live music and video awards event, and the Youth Art & Writing Awards celebration.
Support those who support F:
Barnes & Noble 200 East Northern Lights Blvd
Blaines Art 1025 Photo Avenue
International Gallery of Contemporary Art 427 D Street
La Bodega 530 E. Benson
Sugar Spoon 2601 Spenard Road
Cyranos Theatre Company 413 D Street
Fromagios Artisan Cheese 10950 OMalley Centre Dr. #C
Fromagios Artisan Cheese 3701 Spenard Road
Middle Way Cafe 1200 West Northern Lights Blvd #C
Pack Rat Antiques 1068 W. Fireweed Lane
Bella Boutique 2601 Spenard Road
Alaska Dance Theatre 550 E. 33rd Ave.
Organic Hair Design 607 W. Northern Lights #3
Indigo Tea Lounge 304 G Street
Sevigny Studio 608 W. 4th Ave.
Rush Coffee Shacks Northern Lights & Arctic & 5th Avenue
Octopus Ink 410 G Street
UAA Bookstore UAA Campus
Modern Dwellers Benson
Aftershock Espressso 1510 W 32nd Ave
In Eagle River:
Alaska Fine Arts Academy 12340 Old Glenn Hwy # 200
Tinkers Rainforest Deli & Catering 12812 Old Glenn Highway