It's a new year and I hope it's a good one for all of you.
I'm very pleased to now have some masks at The Alaska House art gallery in downtown Fairbanks, at the corner of 10th Ave. and Cushman St. If you're up that way, stop in and meet Yolanda Fejes, the warm and friendly owner of this beautiful gallery of Alaskan art. The gallery is housed in a log cabin that was hand-built in 1939, an authentic piece of Fairbanks' rich history. The Alaska House is open year round, supporting and promoting Alaskan artists.
The annual Art Showcase & Auction in support of Alaska public radio and television broadcasting is fast approaching. This year the live on-air bidding is from 7pm-10pm February 6, 7, and 8. Preview the art to be auctioned in the Art Catalog, then tune into KAKM, KYUK, or KTOO to phone in your bid on your favorite original and limited edition art by Alaskan artists. Proceeds help to keep public media flourishing in Alaska with educational and inspirational programs for all ages. This cause is very important to me. I have donated two masks to the event of which 100% of the proceeds will be contributed. And as in years past, will be giving 25% of all sales from this website during the month of February to Alaska Public Media. Check this site in February for new work that I'll be selling especially for this cause! :-)
Thank you for your continued support,
*While you're here, please take time to sign my Guestbook!
David is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has won many awards for his imaginative clay masks and sculptures. His work is strong and powerful, full of depth and definition. David hand-builds each mask and figure, and paints them using variations of native designs of antiquity and ideas developed from stories and images of his own life. He decorates his masks with artifacts, as well as stones, driftwood, bones and shells he's collected along Alaskan rivers and beaches. Even rusted metal washed ashore becomes part of his work. Each piece is unique, a free-flowing creation of stunning beauty and individuality.