August 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: Anvil Catlin Williamson

For sale in the Gift Shop: Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 31

Headshot 2019 medium

Deep Dive 2019 - side medium“I believe that all life is precious and purposeful. For this reason, I often choose subjects such as rodents, insects, and endangered species. I find that few narrative characters carry the question of purpose better than the small and disregarded.

Through ceramic and mixed media sculpture I explore the human condition and whether our sense of purpose is innate or the product of our individual experience. I use animal imagery in order to utilize associations with base instinct and survival, often combined with mechanical or industrial components to symbolize external influences. 

Rouge 2019 medium
In practice I work mainly in ceramics, often utilizing mixed media and found objects, 
incorporating a high level of detail and layering that often requires a second, closer look. My process involves spending time outside in the wilderness, writing, sketching and observing the natural world and the role of humanity in it.” – Anvil Catlin Williamson

Visit the Bear Gallery Gift Shop in May to browse Anvil’s beautiful creations!  


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