Come enjoy the new artwork in the Bear Gallery!
Kristin Link has been working as a natural history artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition as an artist is to create images that explain and excite people about their natural surroundings. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She lives in a cabin outside McCarthy, Alaska.
Colleen Firmin Thomas grew up in Fort Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska. In her mixed media paintings she uses familiar materials such as beads, paper, porcupine quills, thread and fabric in unconventional ways to examine and understand her individual and cultural identities and how the two inform her view of the world. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She lives in Fairbanks with her husband and two children.