Category Archives: art

“Denali and Wonder Lake”

Photograph by Ansel Adams; 1948

“Northern Lights Above a Cabin in Winter”

Oil on canvas by Jeanne Laurence (1887-1980); Undated

“USRC Bear”

“USRC Bear”; watercolour by Ronny Moortgat

“Northern Lights, Alaska Highway”

Oil on canvas, by Canadian artist Alexander Young Jackson, circa 1943

“Tyonek, Alaska”

Oil on canvas, by Sydney Laurence; circa 1905

“After the Morning Dip”

Oil on masonite, circa 1988, by Frederick Machetanz (1908-2002)

If Curtiss-Wright designed ceiling fans

Raven Story

The USPS released the Raven Story forever stamp on Friday. The stamp was designed by Juneau artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl. Worl is the co-owner of, appropriately Trickster Company, which uses traditional Northwest Coast art in their designs.

The postal service gets tens of thousands of designs for their stamps, and Worl is the first Lingít artist to have his work featured on a stamp. A ceremony was held in Juneau to commemorate the release.

It’s quite the feat to try to tell the Raven’s story on such a small canvas, but Worl manages to catch the magic. In the story, the Raven steals the sun from a box to release to the world, aka The Trickster. On the stamp, the Raven is depicted as escaping through the smokehole in a long house, surrounded by stars, with the sun in its beak.

If you receive letters from me, expect the Trickster to be on the envelope.

“Weather Station in Alaska”

Oil on canvas, circa 1949 by Dale Nichols

Nichols was mainly known for painting the American Midwest, but he also did several with scenes from Alaska. Nichols, who traveled extensively during his lifetime, passed away at the age of 91 in 1995.