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Artist Spotlight: Marissa Fuchser

Shearwater Gallery is stoked to represent Seward emerging artist Marissa Fuchser!

Marissa’s work is largely inspired by the unique and beautiful forms and colors found in nature. This has translated to her most recent work in painting birds and other wildlife found in Alaska. She practiced wood sculpture and painting in art school and now works primarily in acrylic or gouache. She enjoys working with a variety of materials and testing the limits of each one.

As a resident of Seward, she enjoys living and working in Alaska’s stunning and unique landscape. She likes to take in the small moments and things people often miss and appreciate the little details that make up our surroundings. The shape of a bird’s wings, the way it moves in flight, or the colors that cause it to stand apart or blend in are things that can be hard to notice if you’re not looking for it.

Come see Marissa’s delicate, moody seabird portraits in acrylic and gouache at Shearwater Gallery today!

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Artist Spotlight: Amy Bragg Photography

Shearwater is thrilled to represent Anchorage photographer Amy Bragg. Amy is a kindergarten teacher in Anchorage who loves to take photos of family, wildlife, and Alaskan scenery. Amy never leaves her home without her camera because, “You never know what you are going to see living in the beautiful 49th state.”

Amy’s photos are bright and beautiful and showcase Alaska at its best. Shearwater gallery is happy to stock a range of Amy’s images as matted prints and on metal.

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April First Friday Show!

Get ready! Spring is on the way, and with that comes a return to First Friday goodness! The Gallery is thrilled that our very first First Friday show will feature Annie Ciszak Pazar, the amazing artist behind the Annie’s Arts and Follies jewelry line. Come on out Friday April 7 from 4-7pm to meet Annie and take a look at some gorgeous jewelry that she’ll be bringing us just for this show!

Annie will also be teaching two earring-making classes on Saturday, both of which have already filled up! Seward really showed up for the chance to learn to make your very own bling! After a long winter, things are finally heating up around here and I am here for it! I hope you are, too! See ya on the 7th!

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Artist Spotlight: Theresa Gonzalez

Shearwater Gallery has a great selection of originals and prints by Seward artist Theresa Gonzalez. Theresa paints colorful, expressive portraits of Alaskan wildlife and scenery. Theresa strives to share her love of nature with others and is the owner/curator at Shearwater Gallery.

Theresa’s work can be found at Shearwater Gallery in Seward and The Art Shop Gallery in Homer AK. See even more on her personal website

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Artist Spotlight: Denise Ekstrand

You really otter see these!

The Sea Scream original watercolor

I just love Denise Ekstrand’s wonderful, whimsical takes on great art with an otterly Alaskan twist! Find Denise’s watercolor originals and plenty of delightful prints at the gallery. (I apologize for the bad lighting but never for the puns 🙂

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AK Native-made Jewelry

Shearwater gallery has a lovely selection of authentic Alaska Native-made jewelry. Here are a few of my favorites:

Elegant Baleen and walrus ivory earrings by George Wicher of Kodiak/Anchorage.
Carved Walrus ivory earrings by Ken Kiyutelluk of Shishmaref, AK.
Spotted seal, polar bear, and Wolverine earrings (and more) by Marilyn Kuzuguk of Shishmaref, AK.

Always insist on seeing the authenticity tags when purchasing Authentic Alaska Native-made products so you know that the ivory, baleen and other animal products were legally harvested by Alaska Native people. It is illegal to label any item Native-made or Indian-made if it is not made by a recognized tribe member.

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Artist Spotlight: Kassandra Mirosh

Kassandra Mirosh

Shearwater gallery is pleased as punch to represent Healy artist Kassandra Mirosh! Kassandra is a long-time Alaskan and finds herself endlessly inspired by Alaska’s beauty and the adaptations that allow animals to survive its harsh climate. When she isn’t busy in her studio, Kassandra teaches Art, English, and Spanish at Healy School in the Denali Borough.

Arctic Tern by Kassandra Mirosh

Come see Kassandra’s beautiful, detailed, and highly textural paper cut bird creations at the Gallery!

Harvest Moon Raven by Kassandra Mirosh

Kassandra creates her beautiful birds and more at Weyekin Studio in Healy, Alaska. Learn more about Kassandra and all of our artists on our About page.

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Give a Hoot!

Owl bet there is someone on your holiday list whoooo would love to find these in their stockings! Get these owl themed notecards and Lifelist birding notebooks and make a birder hoot with happiness!

Or how about finding these lovely fluff balls under the tree?

Baby Owls Waiting for Snow by Amanda Faith

Find these and more holiday gift ideas at Shearwater Gallery!

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Artist Spotlight: Charlie Renfro

Shearwater Gallery is proud and excited to represent Anchorage photographer Charlie Renfro! Come see his stunning black and white photos of Alaskan terrain! We have large canvas prints as well as smaller matted photos and note card sets. Spectacular!

Learn more about Charlie and all of our artists on our About Page

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Grand Opening!

“Chill Out” by Lou Cacioppo

I’m so excited to announce the grand opening for Shearwater Gallery, December 1st, 2022! (Soft opening Saturday, Nov 26) Stop by and see some great work by an incredibly talented group of artists. We have some amazing sculptures by Lou Cacioppo, colorful paintings by Theresa Gonzalez and Tammy Holland, stunning photography by Charlie Renfro and Coby Brock, unique caribou-hide masks from Aakatchaq Schaefer, beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, lovely Alaska-made products from Alaska Salt Co, Alpenglow Skincare, and Lada Soaps, hand-made journals, and so much more! Stop by to say hi and grab some of these goodies at 302 Washington st, Seward Alaska!