Alaska Art










4th Annual Artist Retreat


12 Mile Lake

Nestled on 140 pristine acres near Hatcher Pass

North Star Bible Camp

10688 Willow Fishhook Rd.

Willow, AK 99688



More Info about the Retreat

Tickets for the 2018 Retreat will

go on sale on April 1st on


Gourmet meals served family style

Fresh roasted coffee and snacks of fruit and home baked cookies

Shared heated cabins with baths (sleeps 6-8, bring own bedding, pillow, towels & toiletries)

Lakeside amphitheater with fire pit

Audio-visual facilities

Multiple indoor/outdoor painting locations

Conoeing, paddling, hiking, fishing

Deck and hammocks

Separate kitchen to accommodate special dietary needs (must bring and prepare own food)

Limited RV space. To reserve contact: Linda Peters at

Featured Artists

Jennifer Bowman is an internationally renowned artist whose impressive resume includes a wide variety of awards. Her work, known for its masterful use of light and shadow, is represented by over 180 galleries worldwide. To view Jennifer’s work, visit .


Karen Mattson,  a long-time Alaskan, is best known for her  Alaskan scenes and floral paintings. She is a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society and a founding member of Valley Fine Arts Association.  Kare has received numerous awards. Her artwork can be seen at .


Diane Paoletti is a local Mat-Su Valley artist who often draws upon her travel experiences for inspiration. She has been teaching oil painting at her studio, Art of Oil, for 5 years. Diane is best known for her portraiture and landscape work.

Registration fee includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals and all amenities.

Check-in: Friday, September 7 at 10:00 am


VFAA Members: $300

Non-members:    $350

Hint: Save $25 by becoming a member today and register for the retreat at the member price! ($25 annual fee or $27 online annual payment)


Workshop Fees

Each workshop is a separate fee of $50.


*Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

**North Star Bible Camp does not permit pets on campus.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Shane Lamb Gallery

Jack Richeson & Co.

Gamblin Colors

M. Graham


Guerilla Painter

Golden Artists


Creative Catalyst



Windsor Newton

Alaska Creekside Cabins

Poppers Mills










Join the Valley Fine Arts Association now!

Comments from 2017 Retreat

  • “Amazing facility…Great scenery…”

  • “This was FANTASTIC!”

  • “Over the moon food!”

  • “Best ever!”

  • “Jennifer Bowman has the ability to bring out the hidden artist in people.”

  • “Earl Rider was great. He taught me to simplify my palette.”

  • “Taking a class from Karen Mattson is SO informative.”

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