Vladimir Zhikartsev Fairbanks Since 1996, Alaska has been my permanent residence, where I live and work as a painter, ice sculptor, and art instructor. Drawing inspiration from the geographical and cultural continuities between Alaska and the Russian Far East, I strive to convey the lavish majesty of the North. I use watercolors and prefer painting…

Teresa Ascone, a lifelong Alaskan, keeps a studio in the Meadow Lakes area of the Matanuska Valley and lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Her impressions of nature are portrayed in a distinctive, romanticized style, featuring colorful flowers, animals, and landscapes. An award-winning PBS-produced video, Landscapes of the Imagination-The Art of Teresa Ascone, honored her in 1988.…

Artist / Printmaker

I create my images by hand pressing hand-carved woodblocks onto Japanese paper (washi), through a traditional woodcut printmaking process. Each print is original with slight variations based on ink applications and multiple layers of different colors. My art is inspired through time spent outside enjoying nature and watching wildlife. From these observations, I use my…

Photographer

Amy J Johnson, Fairbanks, Alaska. I moved from New England to Alaska at the age of 18 to quench my thirst for adventure and experience wilderness on an intimate level. I first settled near the Gates of the Arctic National Park, where I obtained my first SLR camera and developed a love for photography. I’m…

Barbara Lavallee describes herself as a “very happy person.” Indeed, her happiness is vividly presented in her folk art scenes. Born and raised in the Midwest, she holds a degree from the Illinois Wesleyan University. Her experiences teaching art in the Bureau of Indian Affairs schools both in Arizona and Sitka, Alaska have given her…