Alaska Art





We have two ways to register: Complete and mail the PDF form below along with payment to : V.F.A.A. P.O. Box 873277, Wasilla, Alaska

PDF Info and Registration Form


 or use the link to register online at Eventbee 58712#/tickets


We are grateful to our sponsors

Bear Paw Brewing Company

Dick Blick

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Alaska State Fair

Shane Lamb Gallery

Palmer Museum

Mat-Su College

North Lights Shop

Jack Richeson & Co. Inc.

Gamblin Colors

M. Graham

Guerrilla Painters

Artists Network

Watercolor Artists Magazine

Blaines Art

Golden Artists Color Inc.

New Wave Fine Art Products

General Pencil Company

Madd Matters LTD


Rosemary And Company

Creative Catalyst

Town Square Art Gallery

Valley Fine Arts


3RD Annual Artist Retreat at 12 Mile Lake

September 8-10 2017

Nestled on 140 pristine acres near Hatcher Pass

North Star Bible Camp

10688 Willow Fishhook Road Willow, Alaska

907 495-6308

Valley Fine Arts Association 3RD  Annual Artists Retreat at Twelve Mile  Lake

We have a great retreat designed especially for visual artists no matter where you are in your artistic journey. Outstanding and talented artists are ready to share their expertise: Jennifer Bowman, acrylic; Karen Mattson, watercolor; Earl Rider, plein air oil.

Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer, an internationally renowned artist, will conduct a 2-day acrylic workshop. She is a master at helping artists understand light and shadow which is vital to a successful painting. She spent two years traveling the west coast in a sail boat studying the quality of light at different latitudes. Jennifer has an impressive resume which includes a wide variety of awards. She is represented by over 180 galleries worldwide. To see  more of her work visit her web site:


Karen Mattson


Karen, a long-time Alaskan, is best known for her Alaskan scenes and floral paintings. Her work is  influenced by her experience  as a master gardener. She is a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society and one of the original founders of the Valley Fine Arts Association. She has received numerous  awards. Karen’s painting, ‘Bald Eagle’, was selected as one of the 50 finalists from the state of Alaska  in the coveted Paint America competition. Karen’s work can be seenat: mattson



Earl Rider


Earl, an accomplished self taught plein air painter, prefers working in oil. He is an award winning artist who won first place at the Arctic Rose Art Center and Gallery annual Raven Show. Earl is a member of Anchorage Plein Air Painters, Alaska  Artists Guild and V.F.A.A. His informative demonstrations have been a favorite with Valley Fine Arts Association members. We are excited that he is once again sharing his expertise with us.











Join the Valley Fine Arts Association now!


ü  Daily Gourmet meals served family style
Fresh roasted coffee and fruit all day
Comfortable heated cabins with en suite baths, sleeps 6-8.
Limited RV and tent space (no hookups)
Lakeside amphitheater and bonfire
Two audio visual facility rooms.
Multiple indoor/outdoor painting locations
Canoeing, paddling, hiking, hammocks, shooting range

NOTE: Bring twin sheet, pillow, bedding or sleeping bag and towels


If you have any special dietary requirements the camp provides a separate kitchen, however you need to bring your own food. If there are other concerns please let us know.


To request roommates or reserve RV space, please contact Linda Peters at 907-982-9209 or email