Studio Visit with Lunch

Yesterday we had a lovely visit with a couple who booked a studio tour and lunch through Entree Alaska, a tour company that arranges special private tours in Alaska.  My neighbor and I spent the morning making a zucchini casserole from a new recipe.  It is always risky to try a new recipe on company, […]

Farm to Table Dinner

  Carol Kenley addressing guests at the Alaska Farmland Trust gourmet dinner Saturday evening held at the Kenley Farms in Palmer, Alaska.  Alaska Grown products were featured at the four-course dinner including bison.First course appetizer prepared by one of Alaska’s top chef’s, Rob Kinneen, of Crush Wine Bistro and Cellar, Anchorage, Alaska.  A lovely evening […]

Artist Visits Happy Trails Kennels

One of our favorite places to bring guests who visit us in Alaska is to four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion, Martin Busers Happy Trails Kennels in Big Lake.  On this visit we were all able to hold some three week old puppies breeded from the Iditarod race team for great stamina and speed. Pictured […]

Artist Tours Palmer, Alaska, Farms

  This is our second year attending the Mat-Su Farm Bureau Farm Tour and it did not disappoint.  Shown above is the group from our bus eating lunch on the lawn of one of the Havemeister Dairy Farm families.  We were served a total “Alaska Grown” lunch complete with ice cream topped with strawberry sauce. […]

The Ultimate Adventure in a Pink Jeep

We’ve done 4 wheel drive trips into the wilderness most of our lives, in the early years we drove our own 4 wheel drive International Scout down the Baja Peninsula and traveled all over the Southern California Deserts.  We fit right into the wilderness of Alaska when we moved there 35 years ago, and wore  […]

Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm Grows Hydrophonic Vegetables

Pyrah’s well-known U-Pick vegetable farm in Butte, Alaska, has been enhanced with excellent signage throughout the fields.  The explanations were a necessary addition for student tours where they found many children had no idea where vegetables came from, had never had their hands in dirt before, and thought food came from supermarkets. The newest addition […]

Little Pitchfork Ranch Raise Bison in Alaska!

On the Mat-Su Farm Bureau Farm Tour last week the highlight of our day was an Alaska Farmers Lunch at the Little Pitchfork Ranch and a tour of the buffalo herd.  Owner Todd Pettit led our bus up the mountain, through gorgeous fertile green fields flanked with fuchsia colored fireweed wildflowers to the range where […]

Last Show of 2007

Today is the last day of the Arts and Crafts Emporium at the Egan Center, downtown Anchorage. Our booth is located in the lobby and we will be there until 5:00PM. November 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is the date of the Colony High School Arts and Crafts Show and is our last show of […]

The Limo Awaits!

We had a lovely visit with guests from Entree Alaska Custom Tours the other day, they arrived via Rusts Flying Service float plane at our dock. The limo was on stand-by as our guests toured the studio and joined us for lunch. We said good bye as they departed in the limo to catch a […]

Personalized Tours with Artist Gail Niebrugge

From left to right; Don Texter from Luxury Limousines in Anchorage, Suzanne Teng the Product Manager for North America and Europe with Abercrombie & Kent the original luxury travel company, myself, and Michele Glass the Senior Account Manager for Entree Alaska Tours a company that specializes in exclusive, extraordinary custom travel in Alaska. During their […]

The Importance of Light in a Painting

As you can see in the photo, we dressed warm for our boat trip to the Knick Glacier. From left to right are; Bob Shuster, Arlene Shuster, me, and my husband Bob. Gathering research for future paintings is one of the best parts of the job as an artist who specializes in the Alaska landscape. […]

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