Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk, the biggest First Friday event of the year, will be held this Friday, Dec. 7. Many local businesses will be open later than usual that night; listed here are those who are hosting an art opening or other arts-related activity.



“The Magic Hour, ” new paintings and work by Susan Christensen and Pia Reilly in the JAHC gallery

Jewelry by Stacy Gullufsen in the JACC lobby

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Susan Christensen and Pia Reilly will show new paintings and other work in the JAHC Gallery. The title of the exhibit, “The Magic Hour,” came about as the two women talked about that special moment of productivity in the creative process -- a feeling of being on track, and giving form to vision.

Also Friday, jewelry artist Stacy Gullufsen will be featured in the Lobby Shop at the JACC. Gullufsen will have new earrings, necklaces, and bracelet designs.


REACH Artists’ December Show

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Canvas’ annual December show featuring REACH artists is the culmination of this year’s artistic work. More than 20 artists have selected the pieces that they wish to share, ranging from paintings to ceramics to Alaska Native drums. The community is invited to come help celebrate their creative exploration.


Work by Brenda Schwartz, Sandra Greba, Sherri McDonald, Karen Beason and Alice Tersteeg.

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s guest artists this year will be marine artist Brenda Schwartz, watercolor artist Sandra Greba, paper artist Sherri McDonald, paper artist Karen Beason, and multi-media artist Alice Tersteeg.


Jewelry by Abby Focht

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.

Abby Focht, the newest Juneau Artists Gallery member, was raised and lives in Juneau and first found her love of jewelry as a child. Her designs include beadwork, metal and mixed media pieces.


Work by Franklin Street Gallery artists and their guests

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Artists featured at this opening will include regular gallery artists as well as those who have been featured guest artists over the past few years. The list includes Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Cristine Crooks, Puanani Maunu, Jane Stokes, Nancy Brown, Jay Crondahl, Jim Fowler, Sue Kraft, Alan Munro and Magil Pratt.

Wine tasting will be available for a small fee.


“Totems of Treadwell: Images of Douglas and Juneau,” new works by Colin Herforth

Fairweather Gallery & Gifts

207 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Fairweather Gallery & Gifts in downtown Juneau will feature new works by Colin Herforth in an exhibit he calls “Totems of Treadwell: Images of Douglas and Juneau.”


Public viewing of Apollo 11 moon rocks and three continuing exhibits

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum will host a public viewing of Alaska's Apollo 11 moon rocks, which recently returned to the state's possession after being missing for nearly 40 years. The rocks, displayed on a plaque, are among the first geologic samples returned to Earth from the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and were a gift to the state from former President Nixon. 

Three continuing exhibits are also on display. “Notes from Nature: A Naturalist-Artist in Alaska’s Wilderness” – a solo artist exhibit by Alaska science illustrator Kristin Link – presents a body of work inspired by field sketches from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Link works out of McCarthy, specializing in illustrations, murals, interpretive signs and other graphic work.

“Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey Along Alaska’s Gulf Coast” is a photographic exhibit of images collected during aerial surveys as part of a major biological and geological survey of Alaska’s coastal zones.

Also on view, Alaska Positive 2012, now in its 40th year, the Alaska State Museum’s biennial photography competition open to entrants from across the state.


“Line,” a solo exhibit by Elizabeth Knecht.

Drop-in holiday cracker-making activity

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

Reception: 4:30–7:30 p.m.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will open “Line” by Elizabeth Knecht, a solo exhibit on view through Dec. 29. Knecht is a mixed-media artist who has lived in Juneau since 1974. For this exhibit, she has focused on the concept of line. “I use the seven art elements when working with students in the schools. Line is always on the top of the list -- my list, anyway.”

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will also host an all-ages drop-in workshop on First Friday: making holiday crackers. Also known as party crackers, these small gifts are a British tradition dating back to Victorian Times. Crackers contain cracker snaps, a tissue paper crown, and a joke or riddle. Candy and decorating supplies will be provided; bring your own message or small trinket to personalize your holiday cracker. The cost is $5 per cracker.


Mixed media work by Clarissa Rizal

Aurora Healing Arts

Triangle Building, N. Franklin St. (a half-block up from Hearthside Books)

Reception: 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Clarissa Rizal will have a variety of work on display at the recently opened Aurora Healing Arts, including beaded wool felt Russian-style 1800s Navy hats, shrink-wrapped giclée prints, hand-cast paper feathers (made from recycled paper, cedar bark and beads), gumboot earrings, greeting cards, original charcoals, cell phone covers and Chilkat robe pattern board paintings on canvas.


“Follow Me...” by Alana Ballam-Schwan

Vanity, a new skincare boutique

204A N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Alana Ballam-Schwan, co-owner of the recently closed Figment Gallery in the Senate building, will help Vanity celebrate its grand opening with a show of her recent work, including illustrations and art dolls. Vanity is located upstairs from High Tide Tattoo and B’s Bakery.


“Art in the Wilderness,” new work by MK MacNaughton

209 Seward Street (between Subway and the Canvas)

Reception: noon-8 p.m.

MK MacNaughton will share paintings and drawings from her recent trip to Noatak as part of an Artist in the Wilderness Residency in the Western Arctic National Parklands. She will host the show in the empty storefront at 209 Seward St., and will be open noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to her exhibit, MacNaughton has organized a slide show presentation from her trip which she will present with Dan Stevenson, Chief Park Ranger and a pilot for the Western Arctic National Parklands, and Linda Jeschke, Chief of Interpretation. The 45-minute presentation will be given on Saturday and Sunday from 4-5 p.m.


Gallery Walk Signing with Carol Sturgulewski

Hearthside Books downtown

254 Front St.

First Friday booksigning: 5-7 p.m.

Carol Murkowski Sturgulewski, the oldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski, will sign copies of her book, “White House of the North: Stories from the Alaska Governor’s Mansion.” A third-generation Alaskan, Sturgulewski was born in Sitka and has lived in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, Kodiak and Unalaska.


“Growing UpWords,” work by Christy NaMee Eriksen

Heritage Coffee, Franklin Street Cafe

174 S. Franklin St

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

“Growing UpWords: A Collection of Things My Son Said” is an exhibit of hand-lettered, hand-pulled silkscreen prints by Christy NaMee Eriksen, based on quotes from her three-year-old son, SunWoo. “This show is a tribute to his words, and their power to raise me, re-shape me. They are words we can all grow up to,” Eriksen said in a release. The exhibit will be presented at Heritage Coffee in partnership with Alaska Litho.

The 2013 Alaska Litho Poster Calendar, featuring Ron Gile’s winning photograph “Earth Motion” will also be available free at both Heritage Cafés downtown during Gallery Walk.


“The Visible Spectrum” photos by Errin Reaume and Chris Hustman

Heritage Coffee, Second Street Cafe

216 2nd Street

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

“The Visible Spectrum,” an exhibit offered in partnership with Alaska Litho, features photos of travel, time and change by Errin Reaume and Chris Hustmanm, and will be on display all month. The 2013 Alaska Litho Poster Calendar, featuring Ron Gile’s winning photograph “Earth Motion” will also be available free at both Heritage Cafés downtown during Gallery Walk.


First Friday celebration at The Glory Hole

247 S. Franklin St.

Time: 4-6 p.m.

In an effort to show their appreciation for the overwhelming Juneau-wide support during their holiday outreach efforts and to showcase the artistic skill of our community, the Glory Hole will hold a First Friday celebration for Gallery Walk. The event will include the Juneau debut of jazz guitarist Aaron Bender, as well as paintings, drawings, cards and other visual presentations from artists in residence.

Baked goods and refreshments will be provided by Glory Hole kitchen staff for all to enjoy.


“…the mountains, lakes and the flowers nearby,” an exhibit by Sharron Lobaugh

Goldbelt Hotel

51 Egan Drive

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Art Matters, in conjunction with the Goldbelt Hotel, will host an exhibit of recent works by local artist Sharron Lobaugh.


Paintings by Jim Fowler

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St .

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Local artist Jim Fowler will show his latest work at the Rookery.


Book release party and art show with Sarah Asper-Smith and Mitch Watley

Alaska Robotics Gallery

220 Front Street

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Sarah Asper-Smith and Mitch Watley collaborated on a new children’s book “I Would Tuck You In,” with Asper-Smith crafting the text and Watley designing the illustrations. The pair will sign copies of the book at the opening and show prints of the book’s illustrations on the gallery walls. This is a brand new release, that combines a message about parents’ love with facts about animals from the Pacific Northwest.

For Abby Lowell’s review of this book, see


Ceramics by Louise Kuntz-Tadda


In the alleyway between Franklin Street and Marine Way

Reception: 4:30- 7 p.m.

Louise Kuntz-Tadda will show her latest ceramics pieces, including many raku-fired works. Kuntz-Tadda is one of the ceramics teachers at the Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery and a co-owner of Adorn.

Also on Friday, Kodiak Coats’ Bridget Milligan will show two new coat designs.


Original coat designs by Bridget Milligan

Kodiak Coat Company

245 Marine Way

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Kodiak Coats will be open during Gallery Walk with a wide selection of leather and fleece outerwear, designed and made by Bridget Milligan.


“From Bettie Page to Amy Winehouse,” work by Terri Gallant

Paradise Cafe

245 Marine Way

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Terri Gallant, a Juneau resident since 1983, has shown her work in numerous group shows at local galleries. She was the featured artist at the very first opening at Paradise Cafe in 2003, when she showed “Cowgirls & Rhinestones,” paintings of Patsy Cline, Dale Evans and other memorable cowgirls (both Cline and Evans have continued to live at the bakery ever since). For this show, she will exhibit “From Bettie Page to Amy Winehouse,” a mini-retrospective of her work, which focuses on women in popular culture — music, film, fashion and old Hollywood.

There will be live music by Elle Z Rox.


“Production Prototypes” of Ratchet Constructs, art by Rachael Juzeler 

Misty Mountain Massage

First floor of the Emporium Mall, behind Heritage Coffee

Multimedia artist Rachael Juzeler will show her latest works, hand-cast glass salt bowls. Inspired by a recent trip to Italy, the small glass bowls are embellished with simple inclusions. The exhibit marks the beginning of Juzeler’s new “functional art” track, which she plans to explore further through her business, Ratchet Constructs.

She may also be showing a few pieces in the lobby of the JACC.


Jewelry by Sara Chatfield and Michael Hunter, knives by Brian Schuch.


237 Front St.

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

Chiton, located in the small shop where Artifacts used to be on Front Street, will feature glass jewelry by Sara Chatfield, new silver jewelry by Michael Reid Hunter and flint knapped knives by Brian Schuch.


Unusual gems from around the world

Jewel Box

248 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The Jewel Box will host a showing of unusual gems from around the world, as well as illustrations of these gemstones in custom one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Festivities will also include holiday music by the Chapel by the Lake Bell choir, refreshments and “diamond” cookies.



Work by Magil Pratt

Silverbow Backroom

120 Second St.

Magil Pratt’s paintings will continue to be on display at the Silverbow for the month of December.


Aunt Claudia’s Dolls Museum

114 S Franklin Suite 105, above Hearthside Books

Open hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday

In addition to the permanent display of Claudia Kelsey’s antique and contemporary dolls and miniatures, Aunt Claudia’s Dolls will have its workroom open to show the donations it has received from locals in the last year. Akira Blount of Tennessee recently donated 17 of her early works and mid-career works to the museum.

Also, in the revolving display area, figures from Native areas of Alaska, Canada and Siberia are on exhibit. Mary Ellen Frank’s doll making studio is located with the museum and is open for view also.



Short art films

Gold Town Nickelodeon

Emporium Mall

Reception: 4-6:45 p.m.

The local theater will be showing a series of short art films.


Capital City Weekly holiday open house

134 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4-8 pm

The Capital City Weekly will host their annual Holiday Open House during Gallery Walk, an event which includes photos with Santa and refreshments.


Alaskan Imperial Red samples, music from the Juneau Symphony’s brass quintet

Alaskan Brewing Company Depot

219 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Alaskan Brewing will be pouring free samples of their new Alaskan Imperial Red ale along with Alaskan Pale ale. They will also host live music from the brass quintet from the Juneau Symphony.


First Friday Yoga Tasting

Rainforest Studio

174 S. Franklin St., Suite 202, Emporium Mall

Free class: 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Tammy Davis will teach this free First Friday yoga class, open to all levels as well as those new to yoga. Rainforest Studio is located above Gold Town Theatre in the Emporium Mall, downtown.


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