Adult Camp Faculty

Sitka Fine Arts Camp Alaska




norman_campbell_sitkaNorman Campbell was born in Oregon in 1946. He received a degree in fine art from Southern Oregon College in 1968. In 1982 he moved to Alaska, first to Metlakatla, and then on to Sitka in 1987. Alaska has been not only a source of inspiration for his work but also the land and its trees have been a constant and abiding source of images and subject matter. Campbell works primarily with pen and ink on paper; color is added with both watercolor and colored pencil. He defines his work as invented landscape, meaning that he chooses images that one could easily encounter near Sitka and the many surrounding small islands but most of his works do not represent or exist in the real world. Campbell served on the board of the Alaska State Council of the Arts from 2001 until 2008. In 2010 he completed a major drawing (4 feet by 30 feet) which will be installed in the expanded Sitka Public Library. He has exhibited around the Pacific Northwest since 1968. Campbell’s work can be seen at the Sitka Rose and Fisherman’s Eye Galleries in Sitka and at Kirsten Gallery in Seattle. Norman lives in Sitka with his wife Toby and has two grown children, Sarah and Graeme, who live in the Northwest.


ionktvneorh7dwivtk7gMary Goddard is an Alaskan Native Filmmaker and Artist. Her focus is on using traditional material to create contemporary jewelry. Such material includes spruce roots, copper, silver, whale baleen and trade beads. Mary is also expanding to include apparel using her own designs that are inspired directly from her carvings. When not making jewelry, Mary is working on film projects. She thoroughly enjoy mixed media, combining print design, traditional art, and filming.




5483929-2015-02-09t23-57-10-8715820zJessica Krichels has worked as an artist and teacher for seventeen years and counting. Originally from Maine, Jessica lived in Mexico for 13 years until she relocated to Albuquerque, NM seven years ago. She received a B.A. in Visual Arts from Brown University and later, an M.A. in Education. While living in Mexico Jessica studied printmaking and pursued her photography work traveling to all corners of the country. In 2005, Jessica founded and started a collective gallery/workshop space, Colectivo Progreso 81 in Guadalajara, Mexico. As an artist, Jessica is always experimenting with a wide variety of media and techniques. Her interests range from darkroom photography, to Photogravure and Monotypes prints, to collage and papermaking and more. Jessica has exhibited her work widely in Mexico and New Mexico and in 2012 she received a National Art Teacher Fellowship Grant, awarded to 22 arts teachers in the U.S. With her funds she furthered her printmaking skills and became a member of New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, where she is still an active artist member today. Jessica loves teaching, and has worked with kids from ages 3 to 79. She currently works in public elementary schools, trying her hardest every day to give her students a space for creativity, messes and happiness.