ALASKA

ARTISANS
Ivory sculpture entitles "The Gatherer" by Gertrude Svarny, Unangan. Photography by Lars Krutak
Aakatchaq Inuit Art 
Painting 1 and Painting 2. © Aakatchaq Schaeffer
Painting 1 and Painting 2. © Aakatchaq Schaeffer

P.O. Box 293

Kotzebue, Alaska 99752

Tel:  (907) 250-6226

Email: aakatchaq@gmail.com

Owner: Aakatchaq Schaeffer (Inupiaq Eskimo)

Products:  Encaustic and acrylic paintings, mainly portraits of Indigenous people.  Caribou and goat hide masks with horse hair, fox, and lynx. 

Alaskan Collectibles (formerly Alaskan Treasures dba Ivory & Beads)

4215 W. Overby St.

Wasilla, Alaska  99623

Tel: (907) 299-0457

Artists/Owners: Peter and Darlene Lind (Aleut/Alutiiq).

Products: Traditional Aleut/Alutiiq style bentwood hunting visors, harpoons, throwing dart sets, exclusively styled ivory and bead jewelry.  Bronze sculptures of our people (limited editions).

Selina Alexander

Artist (Koyukon Athabascan)

4818 Amherst Drive

Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

Cell:  (907) 374-7034

Email: selinabeadwork@gmail.com

Products: Beadwork, caribou hair tufting, skin sewing, various claw necklaces and earrings. Moose heart and bladder bags. Materials used include moose, deer and caribou skin, caribou hair, beads, bones, feathers, claws, porcupine quills, and more.

Alutiiq Museum Store

215 Mission Road, First Floor

Kodiak, Alaska 99615

Tel: (844) 425-8844

Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 12pm-4pm

Website: www.alutiiqmuseum.org

E-mail: info@alutiiqmuseum.org

Products: Original art and jewelry produced by Alaska Native artists, including ivory pieces, skin sewing, masks, paintings and more. Shop in person, online, or telephone orders. Consignment spaces available for Alutiiq artists.

Anuqsraag Arts

P.O. Box 842

Nome, Alaska 99762

Email:  anuqsraaq@gmail.com

Artist/Owner: Maryjane Litchard (Inupiaq)

Products: Seal skin finger puppet, fur flowers, cloth puppet, stationary cards, India ink drawings (prints), colored prints depicting artist’s own Eskimo designs, prints, salves for pain collected from local plants. Mail orders accepted. Please write for more information.

Rachel J. Arkanakyak

Artist (Yupik)

P.O. Box 85

Togiak, Alaska 99678

Products: Beaded earrings, bracelets, hair barrettes, necklaces, leather wallets, cigarette cases, skin and leather yoyos, booties, fur hats and gloves, grass baskets, kuspuks, and coats. Experienced instructor teaching sewing and kuspuk making classes.  

Brilliant Beads by Blanche

214 Charles St.

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Tel: (907) 378-2625

Email: besam907@gmail.com

Web: www.brilliantbeadsbyblanche.com

Instagram: @brilliantbeadsbyblanche

Artist/Owner: Blanche Sam (Athabascan/Inupiaq)

Products: Beaded earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Materials used: beads, dentalium shells, hide, leather, quills and fur. Retail sales, email or call for more information.

Paul T. Brendible

Artist (Tsimshian)

440 Hillcrest, Box 409

Metlakatla, Alaska 99926

Tel: (907) 886-5284

Email: paul.brendible@metlakatla.com

Products: Wood carvings of traditional Tsimshian totem poles, feast bowls, feast spoons, masks, relief plaques. Special Commission accepted. Call or write or e-mail for more information.

C. Ruby Designs 
Fur Couture © Christy Ruby.
Fur Couture © Christy Ruby. 

Email: crdesigns@ak.net

 

Web: www.crubydesigns.com

 

Artist/Owner: Christy Ruby (Ketchikan Indian Community)

Products: “Luxurious Apparel in Alaska Native Furs”. Harvesting and designing products from seals, sea otters, and various locally trapped furs. High quality sewing soft sea otter and waterproof seal vests, hats, mittens, scarves, and custom orders welcome. MC and Visa accepted.

Phillip John Charette, "Aarnaquq" 
Culture Warriors. From a series of panels commissioned  by Native Head Start in Anchorage, Alaska. © Phillip Charette.
Culture Warriors. From a series of panels commissioned by Native Head Start in Anchorage, Alaska. © Phillip Charette.

Artist (Yupik)

Alaskan Native Fine Art

3228 Riverview Drive

Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

Tel: (541) 519-2635

Email: phillipcharette@gmail.com

Products:  Contemporary mixed media sculpture, mixed media contemporary Yup’ik style masks, limited edition prints and mixed media Monoprints, woodcarving, driftwood products, pottery, jewelry, fused glass, work with found objects, Native American flutes, lecturer, educator, and flute player.  Retail and gallery sales.

Cool Ice Marketing, LLC  
Nunivak Island Loon Mask and Nunivak Island Dancing Stick © Bryon Amos.
Nunivak Island Loon Mask and Nunivak Island Dancing Stick © Bryon Amos. 

1731 Cedrus Circle

Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Tel: (907) 929-7736 or (907) 575-9180

Artist/Owner: Bryon Amos (Cup’ig Eskimo)

Email: lloydamos62@yahoo.com

Products: Traditional ivory masks, fossilized whalebone and soapstone sculptures, including Native people, sea mammals, and land animals. Specializing in personal and corporate arts. Transactions by appointment only.

Diane Douglas-Willard

Artist (Haida)

P.O. Box 7613

Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Tel: (907) 225-6817 or (907) 617-2436

Email: r_ravenalaska@hotmail.com

Products: Basketry using red and yellow Cedar bark and Spruce root, Chilkat weaving, Ravenstail weaving, Beadwork, Seal Skin Vest, Seal Skin Moccasins, Seal Skin and Sea Otter (scarves, vests, purses). 

Dulcinea’s Handmade

38155 Cookson Street

Homer, Alaska 99603

Artist/Owner: Dulcinea Overdorf (Yupik)

Products: I make a variety of crafts, including beadwork and quillwork. I knit and crochet hats, scarves, and headbands. I am also a seasoned seamstress, producing purses, hand bags, and kuspuks in the traditional style. I also knit qiviuq (musk-ox wool). 

Ice Packer

Togiak, Alaska 99678

Artist/Owner: Walter Tukaya (Yupik)

Products: Wood and ivory carving, jewelry, tools, weapons, sleds and boats. 

Indian Village Artists

428 Rogwoton

Sitka, Alaska 99835

Located at 235 Lincoln St. 

Sitka, Alaska

Tel: (907) 747-5857 or (907) 738-5857

Owner: Boyd Bidrickson (Tlingit)

Open May to Sept., 9:00am - 5:00pm

Products: Sea otter pillows and blankets; seal and polar bear handcrafted items; drums, wood carving, whale bone, baleen, ivory scrimshaw, walrus tusk. Telephone orders welcome.

Inucraft

A division of NANA Development Corporation.

P.O. Box 49

Kotzebue, Alaska 99752

Tel: (907) 442-2800

Hours: 7:00am - 2:30pm and 7 - 10pm, daily, May 15 - Sept; closed in winter

Products: Eskimo dolls, masks, birch bark baskets, whalebone and walrus ivory carvings, baleen products, jewelry, ulus, parkas and mukluks.

Jennie's Gift Shop 
Sealskin Moccasins with Sea Otter Trim & Sealskin Vest.  © Jennie Wheeler.
Sealskin Moccasins with Sea Otter Trim & Sealskin Vest.  © Jennie Wheeler.

P.O. Box 353
Yakutat, Alaska 99689
Owner: Jennie Wheeler (Tlingit)

Products: Fur sewing, beading, and weaving.

K’Beq Interpretive Site and Gift Shop

Located at Milepost 52.6, Sterling Highway
Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572
Operated by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Tel: (907) 335-7290  
Or Write: Mr. Jonathan Wilson, Cultural Stewardship Administrator, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, P.O. Box 988, Kenai, AK, 99611
Email: jwilson@kenaitze.org
Hours: July and August everyday, 11:00am – 7:00pm; June and September only limited hours (contact Tribe for schedule).

Products: Artwork and crafts by Tribal members are highlighted in the gift shop. Reference materials, books, and recordings, featuring and about the Kenaitze and their Alaska Native neighbors are available.

At K’Beq (Footprints), members of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Dena’ina Athabascans, share their traditions and cultures with visitors through interpretive walks featuring archaeological sites and traditional plant use.

L&M Ivory

P.O. Box 141544

Anchorage, Alaska 99514

Tel: (907) 222-5395

Owner: Leroy Barlip, III (Athabascan) 

Manager: Mary Fier Barlip (Athabascan)

Products: Silver Hand Ulus, handcrafted by individual artist, Leroy Barlip. Also sells Native art including ivory (walrus) carvings, masks, and scrimshaw on fossil ivory, antler knives & products.

Laura Wright Alaskan Parkys (Laura's Originals-Cabin Creek Designs) 
Winter Parky and Summer Parky. © Sheila Ezelle. 
Winter Parky and Summer Parky. © Sheila Ezelle.

Store front located at 411 W 4th Avenue, Suite 223, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (Yellow Mall-4th & D Street)

Hours: Open all year, Summer 10-6 Tu-Fri and the Anchorage Saturday Market. Limited winter hours.

Mail order: PO Box 202963, Anchorage, Alaska 99520

Tel: (907) 274-4215

Email: lwparky@hotmail.com

Fax: (907) 745-4426

Web: www.facebook.com/Laura-Wright-Alaskan-Parkys-70109536993

Owner: Sheila Ezelle (Inupiaq-Ciri & Doyon)

Products: Summer and winter Eskimo style parkys. Summer parkys are lightweight windbreakers with trim on hood, cuffs, pockets, and around bottom hem. Winter parkys are lined and have trim on pockets, cuffs, shoulders, and around the hem. Can be trimmed with fur around the hood and on shoulders. Readymade and custom made parkys available. Mail order available. Call or write for more information.

Lena’s Legacy

52540 Betty Ann Avenue

Kenai, Alaska 99611

 

Artist/Owner: Zoanne Anderson (Tanana)

Products: Kakiviks (pouches), Yupik Eskimo sewing kits, beadwork, and roll-up corduroy.

Christine McBee

Artist: Chickasaw

49956 Two Junes Avenue

Kenai, Alaska 99611

Tel: (907) 290-0874  

Email: cmcbee1993@gmail.com

Products: Unique Journey Cairn necklaces, watercolors, bone and antler art, jewelry. Custom requests accepted.  

My Sticks N Stones Shop  
Artwork. © Maria Billburg
Artwork. © Maria Billburg

Owner: Maria Billburg (Athabaskan)

512 Eagle Ridge Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99547

Co-Managers: Susan Masolini and Anecia Clapsaddle

Tel: (858) 776-4450

Email: mysticksandstonesshop@gmail.com

Products: Dreamcatchers, beadwork, jewelry, woodcarving, decorative items, flowers and pen covers. I also create stained glass, furniture (live-edge wood tables and shelving), bowls, vases, masks, and home décor items. Please contact me for special orders. Accepts credit card and Paypal.

Carey Nollner 
"Grand Opening" and "Singer" © Carey Nollner.
Grand Opening and Singer © Carey Nollner.

Artist (Koyukon Athabascan)

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Email: carey.nollner@gmail.com

Instagram: @907koyukona

Products: Art prints, cards, and paintings. Please contact me for details.

Northwest Coast Textile Arts

P.O. Box 693

Located at 69 Chilkat Avenue

Klukwan, Alaska 99827

Tel: (907) 767-5581

Fax: (907) 767-5582

Email: lanihotch@aptalaska.net

Artist: Lani Hotch (Chilkat Indian Village)

Products: Northwest Coast style weavings, including Chilkat and Ravenstail blankets, tunics, bags, and leggings. Northwest Coast style button blankets, beaded bracelets, and necklaces. Baskets made of cedar bark. Retail only. Special commissions accepted. E-mail for photo samples of work. Write or call for more information. No regular hours; contact for an appointment.

"Oomingmak," Musk Ox Producers' Cooperative

A Yup'ik and Inupiat Alaska Native cooperative

604 H St.

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Tel: (907) 272-9225

Hours: 10am - 7pm, daily in Summer. 10am - 5pm, Mon - Fri in Winter.

Manager: Sigrun C. Robertson

Products: Hand knitted Qiviut (underwool of the arctic musk oxen) garments such as scarves, caps, tunics, and nachaqs. Mail order, limited retail; send self-addressed business-size envelope for brochure and price list.

Indigenous Ivory Arts

Wasilla, Alaska

Website: www.facebook.com/anthony.pushruk

Email: apushruk@yahoo.com

Artist: Anthony S. Pushruk (King Island Inupiaq)

Products: I work with walrus, mastodon, and mammoth ivory to produce three dimensional figurines. I also create Inupiaq masks of ivory, whale bone, and driftwood. My strength lies in mask making, especially for traditional dances (e.g., Eagle/Wolf Dance, Walrus Dance) and neo-Shamanic performance. I also create jewelry and old style etchings. Please visit me on Facebook.

Raven’s Nest

HC 60 Box 2553

Haines, Alaska 99827

Tel: (907) 321-5680

Artist: Mary Jane Valentine (Tlingit)

Products: Carvings, weavings, leather sewing, basketry, and beadwork. 

Redoubt Press

Anchorage, Alaska

Tel: (907) 306-6477

Website: www.edmighell.wordpress.com

Email: mighell@gci.net

Artist: Edwin R. Mighell, Jr. (Inupiaq)

Products: Printmaker and ceramicist. Creates unique glazed ceramic tiles, pendants, and other objects from clay obtained from the mudflats of Cook Inlet. 

St. Lawrence Island Original Ivory Cooperative, Ltd.

An Eskimo cooperative

P.O. Box 89

Gambell, Alaska 99742

Tel: (907) 985-5707 or (907) 985-5112

Fax: (907) 985-5927

Hours: 1pm-5pm, Mon-Fri

Manager: H.V. Slwooko (Yupik)

Products: Walrus ivory carvings of animal figurines such as walrus, whales, seals, polar bears, hawks, eagles, auklets and other Arctic birds, cribbage boards, baleen whales, bookmarks and etchings.

Sara Squartsoff Artwork

645 W. Roy Road

Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Tel: (907) 942-4049

Artist/Owner: Sara Squartsoff (Native Village of Port Lions)

Products: Variety of craftwork ranging from handpainted wooden boxes and hanging artwork to beaded earrings and jewelry.

Sinona RV Gift Shop

SR 224, Gakona, Alaska  99586

Located at mile 34 Tok Cut off between Glennallen, Alaska, in a small community called Chistochina.

Owner: Evelyn Beeter (Cheesh-Na)

Tel: (907) 822-3914

Email: ebeeter@cvinternet.net

Months of operation are May 20 to September 1 Hours are 8am – 11pm.

Products: Beadwork, art, and furs Call or write for a list of items that are one of a kind Everything is handcrafted, hand-tanned, and made in Alaska.

Northern Star Arts

Artist/Owner: Gary Leask (Ketchikan Indian Community)

Ward Cove, Alaska 99928

Products: Silver crafts. 

Sugar Bear Alaskan Treasures

Juneau, Alaska 

Artist/Owner: Renée Culp (Tlingit) and Kathleen M. Rado (Haida)

Products: We make Southeast Alaska wearable art, using materials pre- and post-contact. We handcraft Southeast Alaska Native regalia (blankets, tunics, vests, weaving, beading, etc.). We also produce fur products (coats, shawls, headbands, hats, etc.). Additionally, we create jewelry using old and new materials (jade, abalone, copper, silver, shell, crystals, bone, pearls, turquoise, and historic trade beads). Our art reflects a traditional style utilizing contemporary materials and techniques.  

Taătś Art and Design 
Artwork © Kathy Yates.
Artwork © Kathy Yates.

Exclusive Northwest Coast Art

P.O. Box 26

6417 D. St.

Klawock, Alaska  99925

Artist/Owner: Kathy A. Kato-Yates (Tlingit and Haida)

Tel: (907) 617-9998

Email: kaboya1959@gmail.com

Products: Paintings, prints, cards, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and otter wear.

Tlingit Tribal Art 
Panel 1 and Panel 2. © Robert D. Hoffmann.
Panel 1 and Panel 2. © Robert D. Hoffmann.

621 Sawmill Creek Road

Sitka, Alaska 99835

Artist/Owner: Robert Davis Hoffmann (Tlingit)

Tel: (907) 738-0065

Email: tlingitart@tlingitart.com

Web: www.tlingitart.com

Products: Paintings, carved panels, paddles, masks, bowls, spoons, engraved jewelry, appliqued jackets, tattoo designs. Commissions accepted.

Marjorie Torres Beads and Craft

717 Bentley Drive

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Tel: (907) 474-4243

Artist/Owner: Marjorie Torres (Upper Athabascan)

Products: Beadwork and craft sales. 

Two Spirits Carving Studio, LLC

333 West 4th Avenue, Suite 1

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Tel: (907) 884-2650

Hours: 9am to 6pm, Mon-Sat

Owner: Robert Raphael (Yupik Eskimo)

Products:  Walrus ivory relief carving, info dog team Eskimo sculptures, including bird, walrus, seals, whales, animal earrings, Special Commissions specializing custom orders and repairing.

Umara’s
Siberian Yupik Skin Mask and Doll. © Dora Buchea.
Siberian Yupik Skin Mask and Doll. © Dora Buchea.

P.O. Box 853

Slana, Alaska 99586

Artist/Owner: Dora M. Buchea (Siberian Yupik – Eskimo)

Tel: (907) 822-3074

Email: umara@cvinternet.net

Products: Tattooed masks – caribou skin, native dolls, fur caps, ruffs, mittens, dance headdress, fur headbands, native ivory and bone carvings, jewelry MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Whale Dream Studio

100 Bunnell, Apt. 3B

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Tel: (575) 495-8885

Email: puffin-man@webtv.net

Artist/Owner: Jerry Laktonen (Alutiiq, Koniag)

By Appointment only.

Products: Alutiiq (Alaska) ceremonial items (masks, paddles) and wood sculptures. Contact by email or phone. Mail order welcome. 

Yup’ik Gift Shop

Nonprofit organization

P.O. Box 219

Bethel, Alaska 99559

Tel: (907) 543-1819

Hours: 10am-5:30pm, Tue-Sat

Manager: Mary Romer

Products: Grass baskets, mats, trays, plates; wooden and ivory masks and carvings; Native-made items of clothing such as seal-gut raincoats, mukluks, fur hats, gloves, slippers; bead, quill, and ivory jewelry; dolls; dance fans; headdresses; drawings. Special orders accepted. Mail order.

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