What does an anthropocentric Alaskan landscape look like and how will it change as we shift into a new geologic epoch? These are questions that Katie tries to answer through her art as she challenges the juxtaposition of natural and human landscapes and what it means to rely on the land for survival.
Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg are versatile artists who make art in a lot of different media. Donna paints in oils and pastels and prints serigraphs. Rob paints in watercolors and acrylics and prints serigraphs. They both enjoy doing large public art projects in etched glass, wood and other materials. Rob also makes custom guitars and cellos.
Brian Staurseth has been photographing for over 30 years in Alaska and around the world. His passion is nature & wildlife photography and most of his photographs were taken throughout Alaska & the Yukon.
Alaska Rod’s features work by over 90 local area artisans. Rod makes knives, many wood products (pens, seam rippers, wine bottle stoppers, etc), Devil’s Club products and a variety of other things. Drop by to enjoy our FUDGE and get our healing salves (all local and all natural). We also have Native arts, jewelry, baskets, hats, photography, paintings, leather products, Haines T-shirts, dolls, sculptures, cards and much more.
Fairweather Ski Works is a company built of friends, craftsmen, engineers, artists and athletes who share a passion for the art of laying fresh tracks off rugged summits.
Graham Kraft has spent his life exploring the wilds of Alaska and British Columbia on skis, and started building them in 2008. When he and wife Lindsay Johnson moved to Haines they found a wealth of local woodworking knowledge at work in a bountiful forested ecosystem. With input from sawyers and fine woodworkers, ski industry engineers and hard-charging athletes, Kraft works hard to build skis that perform as well as inspire.
Debi Knight Kennedy
Art from the Heart. From Marionettes to original jewelry designs in Sterling Silver to hand carved and printed Block Prints & much more. You never know what you’ll find at the Forget-Me-Not Gallery. “Where my heart leads I follow…”
Tom is a photographer, guide, and naturalist who resides in Haines Alaska and enjoys travelling to wherever his camera leads him. A lifelong love of history and all things wild leads him to capture moments of time and space that reflect the spirit of Alaska, its historic culture, and natural wild beauty. “Photography is my dharma. It is an act of devotion in hopes of doing justice to man’s and God’s handiwork in the world.”
Mandy is a mother, gardener, yoga teacher, bodyworker, photographer, dancer, artist who has been living off the grid in Haines, Alaska for the past 16 years- in the home she and her husband build. Her love of flowers and the energy of the natural world and its cycles inspire her work. As the poet Rumi says, “there are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.” Her work reflects this sacred devotion to life.
Elizabeth Jurgeleit was raised in Haines, Alaska with a life of adventure and a passion a love for the environment. Growing up she has always had a passion for art, leading her into a career in art and design. Her interest is deeply rooted in the relationship of humans and their relationship with the environment. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior design from Washington State University.
Hemlock Lines was created by cartographer Jeffrey Moskowitz who began producing local maps of Southeast Alaska in 2015.
Morehouse is a resourceful artist who creates mosaics using materials found on the shores of Southeast Alaska. She participated in the Confluence’s Fort Seward Sculpture Garden project, creating a large mosaic of the braided Chilkat River. Morehouse was also commissioned by the Haines Borough to craft the “Welcome to Haines” sign greeting cruise ship passengers at the Port Chilkoot Dock.
Joe Ordonez is a photographer, author and naturalist who has lived and worked in Haines, Alaska since 1987. Joe has deep, intimate and profound affection for the natural environment of the Chilkat Valley. Joe’s love and connection to the land imbues his photography with an intensity that borders on the spiritual. Joe is currently working on his latest book entitled “The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.”
Betsy Van Burgh
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The assemblages of Andrea Nelson combine objects from nature with relics odd and old. There is no shortage of material remains in any human environment; their value, on the other hand, is of subjective and personal estimation. She is co-owner of Ampersands, a local gallery & gift shop.
John Hagen is an editorial and fine arts photographer. While most landscape work from Alaska showcases the state’s natural beauty, Hagen tries to create a counter-narrative to postcard-perfect Alaskana by showcasing abstract elements of a spot. “People, place and the interaction between the two are the inspiration for my work. I typically will draw my work from places in peril or of places that are special,” he said. Hagen studied photojournalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in New Media Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Kerry Cohen has been creating ceramic art in her southeast Alaska studio since 1983, when she and her husband formed Mud Bay Pottery. About a decade ago, she began working in mixed media and now enjoys creating pieces that incorporate clay, metal, and handmade paper.
With a fashion degree under her belt, Julie Vance headed out west working for a couple small design companies learning the tricks of the trade.; eventually landing in Haines, Alaska where she started Arctic Wild Wear.. A Women’s and Children’s clothing company specializing in sparkly stretchy colorful prints. Today Arctic Wild Wear has grown into Shyine Designs. Adventure combined with a fun active and healthy lifestyle is an inspiration to her creations.
Tresham Gregg is a northwest fantasy multimedia artist raised in Haines, Alaska with a personal background in Tlingit Native Art. He currently does original works in Woodcarving, Silk Screen Prints, Silver and Beaded Jewelry, Character Puppets, and Paintings.
Frontier (the line where humans meet wild) + Rhetoric (the art of using all available means to persuade) = How rural residents talk to each other about their environment. Adjunct professor, Pushcart Prize winner, national champion debate coach, NEH Teacher-Scholar, founder of Alaska Native Oratory Society, director of North Words Writers Symposium, author of “Across the Shaman’s River: John Muir and the Last Tlingit Stronghold.” Public speaking coach, writing teacher, community consultant.
Haines artist Laura Rogers is the owner of the Magpie Gallery. which sells art by local artists, including her own brand, Due North. Rogers herself is trained in pottery, ceramics and graphic design and hopes to start workshops with other artists for the community to learn new skills.
Sharon has been exploring and working in mosaics full time since year 2000. Before that, from 1972, her focus was in weaving rugs and tapestry, but she became disenchanted with rigid structure. She is inspired by the natural world that surrounds our home in rural Alaska.
For years, Criss has been developing techniques for combining glass and metals, and exploiting methods for working with both materials. She now travels around the world making art and gathering inspiration from the local cultures she visits.
Criss is an internationally recognized glass artist whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States, including at a solo exhibition at Austria’s Museum Humanum.
Teri has lived in Haines, Alaska for the past 32 years. She owns and operates a framing business, where she creates silkscreen with hand cut stencils. But her true passion is glass! She started in stained glass, sandblasting, and then on to the world of fusing.