This April, Sitka Conservation Society had the pleasure to present an art show at Juneau's Alaska Robotics Gallery celebrating the life, art, and legacy of legendary Alaskan artists Eric and Pam Bealer. The show featured a selection of Alaska Folk Festival Posters, illustrations from the raucous Pelican Boardwalk Boogie, detailed woodblock prints of the Tongass National Forest, and more! A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Keep On Pickin’ Bealer Art show and helped make it possible.

This show is a fundraiser for Sitka Conservation Society’s Sea Pony Farm property and program left to us by artists Eric and Pam Bealer, which we use to host creative retreats and as a field base for Tongass stewardship projects. This year, we are working to improve the barn on the property so we can continue to use and expand this space to host group retreats, classes, and musicians. We expect this project to cost $200,000 and appreciate your support and donations to help fund property improvements and developing programs at Sea Pony Farm. Select Bealer pieces were also available for auction at the Annie Kaill's Gallery, with proceeds going to SCS as well. If you couldn't make it to the show and are interested in donating to support the Sea Pony Farm project – donate at this link or feel free to reach out to us!

Our deepest gratitude to Pat, Aaron, and the whole team at Alaska Robotics, to Collette Costa, Annie Bartholomew, Erin Heist, Marian Call, Alaska Folk Fest Board past and present, and our Executive Director Andrew, who handmade most of the frames. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put on the show and supporting our work at Sea Pony Farm: For The Wild, Mike Derzon & Robin Supplee, Alaska SeaplanesAmalga Distillery, Annie Kaill's Gallery, Harbor Air ServicesSpruce Root, First Pacific Financial, The Nature Conservancy, John Sisk and Mary Pat Schilly, City of Pelican, The Martz Family, F/V Pacific Dawn, F/V Kariel, Barnacle Foods, Cristi Herren and Chas Dense, Fisherman's Quay, Mike Allard, Casey Phillips, and Old Harbor Books. Special thanks as well to everyone in Juneau who graciously loaned their original art for this show.

Last but certainly not least, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Eric and Pam, who left their Sea Pony Farm property near Pelican to our Living Wilderness Fund endowment to “protect the place we so love.”

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