Niebrugge Still on Cloud Nine after the Governor’s Artist Award

Artist Gail Niebrugge accepting Alaska Governor’s Artist Award

Gail and Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on stage at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony where Gail was awarded Artist of the Year, 2012.  Gail was presented a beautiful art piece with a beadwork design by one of Alaska’s Native Living Cultural Treasures, Delores Sloan of Fort Yukon, Alaska.  The award event is produced by a partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation.

Present for the festivities at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska, are Gail’s husband of 51 years, Bob, her son, photographer Ron Niebrugge and his wife and business partner Janine Niebrugge of Seward, Alaska, and long-time friend and artist Sue Zajac who submitted Gail’s nomination.  Two tables at the awards dinner were filled with friends and supporters of both Gail and the Arts Organization Award winner, the Valley Performing Arts Association.  Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska, were very well represented at this prestigious event.  Gail is humbled and honored to be selected for this important award and proud that her work is recognized by her beloved state of Alaska.

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  1. WOW!!! what a blessing ..Who wouldn’t love you work..And I think your sons work is also wonderful…congratulations a Great Honor <3

  2. LeEllen Baker says

    We are so proud of you. A very deserving honor. One of your beautiful prints is sitting right above my computer.

  3. Oh thank you my dear old friend from High School, Bunny. God Bless!

  4. LEllen, thank you. Your friendship is an honor.

  5. So well deserved for a life time of effort and a magnificent body of unique work

  6. Becky anderson says

    What a well-deserved honor! Congratulations!

  7. Thank you Becky!

  8. What a proud moment for you and your family and friends, Gail! To be recognized in your own State must be especially wonderful. Congratulations!

  9. Bill Stoltze says


    Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. What a great photo of you and your family.

  10. Thank you Bill, this was indeed an honor of a lifetime.

  11. Bob arlene says

    Congrats…..well deserved. Great Picts of you and family….bob

  12. Thanks Bob.

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