Artist Rhonda Green is a lifelong resident of Ketchikan Alaska. She enjoys making costumes and has been involved with the local production of the "Ketchikan Wearable Arts Show" for over 15 years. The original runway performance by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council has been running for over 33 years, the longest running wearable art show in the world! Rhonda was happy when she stumbled upon the listing for the Manneqart competition call to artists on the Cafe entry website. Normally she would dismantle her pieces after the show ended. Now she gives extra life to her art by sending them off to Maryland. In January of 2019 her piece titled "Kiss" was listed in the Alaska Airlines magazine which was available to readers on every flight.
Rhonda began her love of art at a young age. Her mother Sydney taught her how to paint, draw and sew. When she graduated high school she attended college and received her associated degree in Architectural technology. After spending a summer cooped up in an office she decided that she needed a change. Being stuck behind a desk wasn't for her. She soon began working for a local utilities company and became the cities first female Telephone lineman. She worked for the company for over 20 years. Currently she is employed as a Central office technician working on Microwave radios. She spends much of her time traveling to remote areas via Floatplanes and Helicopters. For the past nine years she has worked as a metal artist and is the proud owner of Salvage Divas. She is planning on retiring from her current job in the next few years which will allow her to work full time as an artist.
All photos in this Gallery were taken by Irvin Simon and Mychal Smith