MARYBEE KAUFMAN lives at the edge of Denali National Park where she has spent 32 years painting the landscapes and wildlife of Alaska. She has taught field sketching for Alaska Geographic, guided in Denali Park, and participated in the artist road permit program. Connections through the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Jazz Combo (2015) and composer, Christina Rusnak (2016) began a foray into abstract art through music. She often sketches the ‘music’ in local venues. In the past 5 years she has been in 14 group shows, 7 as the coordinator, and 4 solo shows. She was Artist in Residence in Antarctica (2015) and featured artist at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (2014).

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