Artfully Yours by Scanlon Gallery

Leave The Light On: Lighthouses of Southeast Alaska Through The Eyes of Artists

Maria White

Leave The Light On: Lighthouses of Southeast Alaska Through The Eyes of Artists

The Klondike Gold Rush and the lighthouses of Alaska are intrinsically linked. Though it's been more than 100 years since the gold rush and more than 30 years since they were manned, the historic structures are still serving their original purpose of keeping mariners safe along the famously unforgiving coast of Alaska. The artists who depict them help to carry on maritime history and tradition while also inspiring the protection and conservation of the iconic lighthouses of Alaska.

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Head Full of Frames

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Head Full of Frames

A couple years ago I saw the band Coldplay live in Portland on their "Head Full of Dreams" World Tour (get it? like head full of dreams but head full of frames instead? I know, I know...I promise that's the only pun in here!) I decided to pick up a concert poster while I was there because I liked the design of it. Aren't concert posters the best?! They are usually pretty cool designs (if you liked the band enough to go see a concert, at least), they remind you of a wonderful time you had, and they cost like $20! If you...

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The Art of Kraft: Artist Spotlight on Margie Kraft

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The Art of Kraft: Artist Spotlight on Margie Kraft

In preparation for the upcoming (and brand new!) Artober Art Walk, we chatted with our featured artist, Ketchikan's Margie Kraft. Margie is busy working on new original pieces to debut during the art walk, and we loved the opportunity to learn more about her work and what inspires her colorful painted paper collages. First of all- here's Margie! Everyone say, "Hi, Margie!" A self taught artist, Margie remembers that she was always doodling throughout her childhood. Growing up with artists in her family and an aunt who owned a screen printing shop, she doesn't remember a time when she wasn't making artwork...

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Art Print 101: The Anomaly of The "Original Print"

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Art Print 101: The Anomaly of The "Original Print"

Artwork is often defined as either an "original" or a "print." But what about an "original print"? In this post, we explain how an original print works and how you can tell whether or not a piece is an original print or a reproduction.

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Uncharted Territory: Framing An Antique Map & Nautical Chart Collection

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Uncharted Territory: Framing An Antique Map & Nautical Chart Collection

We recently had the pleasure of framing a local Ketchikan man’s collection of rare and antique maps and nautical charts. Framing the charts was a matter not just of style or decoration but also of conservation and preservation for these fragile pieces of Alaskan history.

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