July in the Gift Shop

Bear Gallery Gift Certificates!

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Support Fairbanks Arts by treating your loved ones to a Bear Gallery gift certificate! These great gifts are redeemable in the gallery and gift shop, for our artist workshops and for entry fees to one of our exhibitions!


Gift Shop Artist of the Month:
Beautified Essentials by Jill Stone

For sale in the Gift Shop: Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 27

Jill necklaces 2019

Jill selling art Nov 2018 FairbanksPolymer clay artist Jill Stone is probably best known for her wine bottle stoppers and the manicure sets that she invented.  Looking at her art, most people think that she paints everything, but she actually blends clay with gold and silver leaf to make intricate patterns that she uses to decorate over 35 products including jewelry, purse accessories, seam rippers, crochet hooks, hair accessories, and pens.  She gets tremendous enjoyment out of making art, and loves sharing the techniques (often bringing demos).  Her art has been sold in art galleries in Durango and  Boulder, CO, Nashville TN, and now the Bear Gallery as well as 3 dozen stores including wineries, olive oil stores, and gift shops.

Jill has enjoyed incorporating Alaska themes into her artwork including her moose,
salmon, Northern Lights, and bear wine stoppers as well as the plethora of wildflower and wildlife fabrics that she uses as inspiration to blend clay combinations to match the fabrics for her manicure and grooming kits.

Visit the Bear Gallery gift shop in July to find a selection of Jill’s Beautified Essentials. 

 

For questions, please contact gallery@fairbanksarts.org or call (907) 456-6485 ext. 224.


Watercolor Corner Artist: Nelda Nixon

On View in the Gift Shop: Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 27

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Nelda Nixon
Nelda was born and raised in Fairbanks, daughter of Roy AA and Eva Larson of the original Larson’s Jewelers.  After 14 years as an airline ticket agent, she moved back home in 1976 to work in the store for the next 13 years.  Then in 1994 and for the next 12 years she was at the News-Miner in Classified Advertising. In 1990, she felt the need to learn about watercolor, and found teachers and many, many books.  She has been painting ever since.

She has studied with many nationally known watercolor teachers.  She is presently Secretary for the Fairbanks Watercolor Society, and Visual Arts Coordinator for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

You can find her painting or helping with classes with her husband-painter and instructor, Tom Nixon.

For questions, please contact gallery@fairbanksarts.org or call (907) 456-6485 ext. 224.