Cabin #13 is an artist co-op featuring local artists and artisans sponsored by Fairbanks Arts.
Cabin #13 is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
Hours: Noon-8pm, Daily
Fairbanks Arts Association offers a unique opportunity for artists of all types to promote their art in Cabin #13 at Pioneer Park during the summer. Cabin artists share the space with other artists to display and sell their works.
The 2018 Cabin 13 Artists are:
Katlian Stark is a Fairbanks born and raised artist currently living out in the Goldstream Valley, twenty minutes outside Fairbanks in a cabin with her two cats. She completed a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 2012 with a minor in Women’s Studies. During that program she cultivated an interest in embroidery, crochet, and a wide variety of materials, which culminated in the style she currently works in. Many of the works here at Cabin 13 are done in the medium of Encaustics. The word encaustic originates from the Greek word enkaustikos which means to burn in, and this element of heat is necessary for a painting to be called encaustic. Encaustics originated in Egypt around 100-300 AD, and were used more recently by Jasper Johns and Betsy Eby. Recently Katlian has been using them to combine paper, colored wax, and other materials into portraits of everyday objects.
“My career gave me the opportunity to travel to all seven continents. The many years I lived in Alaska, I still find our scenery, including winters, the finest in all the world. The local children are a favorite of mine. Early in 2000, my son was stationed overseas. To bring a little of home to him I started sending my cards to him. I asked that he bring them back from Iraq. So, began my art career.
I trust you enjoy my pencil art as much as I enjoyed drawing them.” – Glory Kuleskey
Bead Art by Deb McQueen
Deb Mcqueen is an award winning Seed Bead Artist residing in North Pole, Alaska.
As a self-taught artist Deb has studied the beadwork and bead making styles of many cultures, both historical and current. She has mastered many bead techniques and is still learning others. Her favorite is her own style of bead embroidery. Deb’s art incorporates natural stones and objects along with semi-precious gemstones.
Using new and antique seed beads as her paint pallet Deb is able to create the flow of water or the wave of wind through a grassy field. The scenic natural beauty of Alaska greatly influences her art.
Deb’s art has been accepted into numerous Juried Art Exhibitions. She has received several Honorable Mentions, 3rd and 2nd place awards as well as a few of the coveted Jurors Choice Awards.
Deb’s art can currently be found: Alaska House Art Gallery Fairbanks, Ak., The Bear Gallery Gift Shop Fairbanks, Ak., Cabin 13 Pioneer Park (summers) Fairbanks, Ak.
Check out more of Deb’s work: debmcqueen.com, Bead Art by debmcqueen on facebook
Rebecca Sirevagg and Beth Emery – Two Sisters
Beth was born on the coast of Oregon and played in it’s forest and on it’s shores on certain weekends. She moved on to the deserts of Southern California, then sojourned for a time on the tundra of northern Alaska, along the Bering Sea. She ended up in the birch and black spruce stands of central Alaska.
Beth has always been an artist. She started by writing and illustrating books with her sister about their collection of stuffies. She continued drawing, writing, and painting all through school. In college she majored in Theatre, English, and finally returned to her roots by finishing off her college career in Fine Arts. She especially loves acrylic and watercolor paint. She’s had several poems published, and in April of this year, she had the joy of seeing her first short story published in an e-mag.
Way back in Oregon, her mum went garage sale-ing one auspicious Saturday and brought back to Beth a box of beads. She was *entranced.* So began her next joy: making jewelry and a life-long love affair with beads. In college she learned metalsmithing and her beading branched out into metal and stone. She and her sister, Rebecca Sirevaag, began to sell their work at Farmer’s Market nine years ago. They love that casual summer venue to share their love of jewelry making. A few years back they discovered the FAA cabin in Pioneer Park and stayed for three years. Life forced them to leave the cabin for a time, and they are thrilled to back this summer.
She draws her inspiration from nature, from memories, and from the beads themselves. She adores using recycled materials and parts from old jewelry she finds in thrift stores and garage sales.
She hopes everyone who sees her work, art and jewelry alike, can also see the bit of Beth’s heart that she places there.
Marie Osborn Reid
Marie Osburn Reid has enjoyed watching changes take place in Alaska since it became a state in 1959. She moved from Truckee, California to the “Land of the Midnight Sun” in 1958. With her first husband, Austin G. Ward, they raised three children in Fairbanks. Her first publications were two stories in Highlights for Children magazine under her former name Marie Delilah Ward.
In 2005, after retiring from a top attraction, University of Alaska Museum of the North, she married her long-ago, high school sweetheart, Reford (Jeep) Reid. Young adult Alaska novels began then. Her years with UAMN inspired her to create historical fiction seeing most of Alaska in “The Spirit Basket”. Next written was “Over Rainbows” in a gold and aircraft mystery near Fairbanks. Her son’s mountain experiences inspired “Climbing the Great Denali”. Then came village life and dog-sled racing in her exciting book “Whispers to a Deaf Dog”.
Each book is perfect for readers of about 12 years and up. All are available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble in paperback or ebook.
Stephanie Franzen – Native Wife Beader
Located within Pioneer Park, Cabin #13 is believed to have been part of the original homestead owned by Dr. Young, one of the first dairy farmers in Fairbanks. It was eventually moved to Pioneer Park, host to many tourists worldwide looking for uniquely Alaskan art, from 11th Avenue. The original cabin was in such rough shape that a few years ago the current Cabin #13 replica replaced it. As much of the old cabin was saved as could be (notice the log beams) and is incorporated in this cabin.