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Birds of Wood: on exhibit October 1-31, 2021

Gallery Hours

The Gallery is generally open any day the JACC is open. Enter through the courtyard and ring the doorbell to browse your favorite products made by local artists. You can reach us at (907) 586-2787.

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Open by appointment only on Mondays // 10-4 Tuesday - Friday

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My aim is to carve and paint wood to evoke various bird species through the use of form, color, and pattern. The style of 19th and 20th century decoy carvers, who created utilitarian objects without excessive detail, has always appealed to me - the challenge is to do just enough to portray the ‘feel’ of a bird using shape, color, and postural clues without fuss or formality.

I knew about wooden hunting decoys being art objects during my youth in New York State, where old-time carvings were being offered as folk art at a few antique galleries. As a waterfowl hunter in Alaska I learned the rudiments of carving decoys and realized that the same techniques could be applied to any bird species; ever since then I’ve been wandering through the bird world (predominantly species occurring in Alaska) doing my best to turn blocks of wood into representations of interesting birds. That is what this show is about. I hope you enjoy them!

-- Matthew H. Robus

About the Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery at the JACC is used to promote cultural awareness, stimulate creativity, and provides monthly exhibiting opportunities for new, emerging, and established artists who have not recently exhibited in Juneau. Exhibits open on the First Friday of each month. Gallery Exhibits open monthly every First Friday, with public receptions from 4:30-7:00pm.

2021-22 Gallery Exhibition Schedule

October 2021 | Matt Robus, Carved Wooden Birds
November 2021 | Crystal Worl, Digital Giclee Prints
December 2021 | Fawn Waterfield Delight, New Media & Digital Photography
January 2022 | Liyuan Zhang, Pastel & Acrylic Paintings // Clayton Hamilton, Fishing Line Design
February 2022 | Romeo the Wolf Photography Exhibit
March 2022 | MRV Architects, Juxtaposition: Form in Alaska
April 2022 | UAS Student Art Show
May 2022 | Christine Kleinhenz, Acrylic Paintings
June 2022 | SHI Youth Juried Art Show, with Celebration 2022
July 2022 | Kelsey Hoke Martin, Acrylic Paintings
August 2022 | Colleen Firmin Thomas, Mixed Media
September 2022 | Hollis Kitchin, Watercolor

About the JAHC Gallery Program

The JAHC Gallery Program supports both established and emerging Alaskan artists showing new works, while representing the broadest spectrum of visual art media. There are three gallery spaces available to artists: the Arts Council Gallery at the JACC, the Davis Gallery in Centennial Hall, and the Virtual Gallery hosted on our website. 

For more information about the Gallery Program, contact Laura Miko, Artist Programs Manager at (907) 586-5369 or by emailing

Applications for the 2022-23 Gallery Season will be posted in March 2022 and due in April. All interested parties are invited to apply. Visit the Calls for Art page for more info and other opportunities. 

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