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Artist of the moment……Eugene Alfred


Eugene Alfred is a Five Nations artist who is a master sculptor and wonderful printmaker.  Eugene Alfred was born in the year 1970.

Alfred represents the Tlingit Crow clan of the Selkirk First  Nations Group.

The artist uses wood as his main medium.

A large influence on Eugene Alfred was another First Nations artist member, Dempsey Bob, also of the Tlingit tribe.

The artist produces mainly masks, bowls, spoons, and panels that celebrate his culture.

Alfred is based out of Pelly Crossing, Yukon, Canada. A census taken in 2008 had the city with a population of around 300 people.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.



Artist of the moment……Northwest Coast Artist Dean Heron

Dean Heron is a young Northwest Coast artist born in the year 1970 in Teslin, Yukon. Dean Huron represents the Kaska/Tlingit nations. His father worked for the public school system so the artist was able to see much of the country as a child. Dean Heron is a member of the Wolf Clan.

Heron started to pursue art as a profession with the encouragement of his wife. Heron learned to paint first, and then took up carving. Eventually Dean Heron enrolled at the Freda Deising School of Northwest Coast Art where he studied under master Northwest Coast artist Dempsey Bob among other notable artists.

Recently Dean Heron took a voyage to New Zealand to learn about the art and culture there.

Works range from jewelry and pendants at $200 to larger carvings reaching $10,000.

Here is a link to the personal website of Dean Heron: