The Sheldon Jackson Museum in 2019 (Photo by Enrique Pérez de la Rosa/KCAW)

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum has sponsored the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program for over 30 years. Operating during the pandemic hasn’t been easy, but they’ve adapted by going virtual to bring artist-in-residents to the community for talks and workshops. Tlingit artist Pamela Johnson began her residency on Oct. 1 and will spend the time working in the museum’s gallery, teaching an eight-part regalia making class over Zoom and giving an artist talk. KCAW’s Peter Apathy spoke with Johnson and the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s curator of collections, Jackie Fernandez-Hamberg, about the program and the upcoming events on the Morning Interview.

Those interested can watch Johnson work at the museum Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. She’ll also give a talk on Oct. 17 entitled, “Cultural Identity through Fabric” over Zoom.