Thursday, May 11, 2006

Will Oil Revenues in Alaska Affect Local Eskimo Art?

The state of Alaska is apparently doing quite well financially these days due to the export of its gas and oil via its pipelines. In fact, Alaska has done so well in recent years, every tax paying person in Alaska received about $850 US as a distribution due to its huge surplus. I wonder if the infusion of funds into the state will result in any programs that will help the local artists market their Eskimo art more effectively? The Eskimo art industry in Alaska has been lagging behind the Canadian industry for Eskimo art since the Canadians have implemented quite effective distribution channels for its Eskimo art.

To see examples of Eskimo Art from Canada, see Free Spirit Gallery.

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