Artist of the Week
As part of our mission to promote the arts in the Palmer community, we want to take advantage of the Friday crowds to give local artists a platform to showcase and discuss their work! Each week, a different local artist’s work will be displayed in our hall gallery, and the artist will be available for a short Q&A the first Friday of opening.
Please enjoy the work of our current Artist of the Week below.
“I was born in Juneau and raised here in the Matanuska Valley since I was 5, graduating from Palmer High School in 1983. I am an Alaska Native, my father was Inupiaq Eskimo and my mom was Tlingit Indian. I enjoy watercolor painting and graphite mediums also. I have been making art for 12 years. I have had a table at the Willow Carnival in 2019, and occasionally at the Valley Native Clinic in Wasilla. I enjoy painting at our home in Wasilla and our cabin near Sheep Mountain. My husband and I travel South Central and the Pacific Northwest area, enjoying the great outdoors in our RV and on our motorcycles. I am always taking reference photos and returnng to my studio to paint. My favorite thing to paint or draw is Black Capped Chickadees. I have also done a few pictures in Tlingit style art.”
Kamilla Diamond aka the Diamond Chickadee