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Raptora Borealis

August 5, 2020

Justine Pechuzal Journey by Sea

September 3, 2018

“Along with the humpback whales, I first migrated to Alaska from Arizona in 2004 to work as a sea kayak guide in Seward.” Justine Pechuzal then split her time between the environmental extremes of desert and rainforest, earning a Master’s Degree in Art Education plus a BA in art history, creative writing, and studio art…

Painting at the End of the Ice Age

March 30, 2018

David Rosenthal Returns to Valdez Many Valdez residents are aware of David Rosenthal and his distinctive landscape oil paintings. This summer, Rosenthal’s work returns to the Valdez Museum showcasing a new body of work in his solo exhibition, David Rosenthal, Art and Science: Painting at the End of the Ice Age. Running from May 18…


January 22, 2018

Quilt and textile lovers in Valdez will take delight in the Valdez Museum’s new exhibit for 2018, titled Stitched, featuring the textile work of former resident Maria Shell. Shell’s artworks provide a contemporary twist on traditional quilting through her playful use of color, pattern and repetition. Visitors will be exposed to the breadth and depth…

Owen Meals

August 7, 2013

Valdez has a long transportation history. Since it was founded over a hundred years ago, it has served as a hub for road, sea, and air travel. Valdez pioneer, Owen Meals, is responsible for bringing flight to Valdez. Meals came to Alaska with his family in 1903 – the same year that the Wright brothers…