• Artist of the Year



    About Us

    Lyndsi Harris was selected to be the 2022 Artist of the Year for his piece titled, The Lightbringer!

    Having always had a flair for the creative, Lyndsi has had her hands in pretty much every art medium from ceramics to charcoal. She picked up embroidery during a hurricane lockdown while in South Carolina in 2018. Shortly after returning home to Alaska, she began using birch bark as a canvas for her embroidered pieces. It was clear almost immediately that this was where her artistic passion would thrive! She dove in headfirst and hasn’t looked back.

    The subject of a majority of the pieces Lyndsi creates relate to the natural beauty of Alaska. When not painting Alaska, Lyndsi loves to draw on her background as a biologist to bring attention to the details of the land and creatures which we so desperately need to preserve. Lyndsi uses her art to tell stories about our world so that others may see its beauty in a new way.

    Lyndsi has lived all over the western coast of the United States, but has always considered Fairbanks her true home. Lyndsi received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology at Walla Walla University in eastern Washington, and her M.Ed. in Education at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. When not home with her wild young child, she spends her free time dragging friends and family through the forest pointing out all the unique and special creatures she finds, paddle boarding, and reading excessively.


    The Lightbringer by Lyndsi Harris 2022
    Welcome Committee by Jamie Smith 2020
    Crane by Katie Ganley 2019
    Harrison Carpenter 2018
    Chelsea Roehl 2017
    Hannah Foss 2016
    Brianna Reagan 2015
    Trevor Gridley 2014
    Lucas Elliott 2013
    Matt Moberly 2012