DOT BARDARSON - Seward, Alaska

Murals: Remembering Exit Glacier - 2008
             Mount Marathon Climbing Wall - 2008
             Our Flag Flies in Washington - 2009

Dot Bardarson likes to stretch your imagination.  Her Northwest themes are exuberant, blending colorful, well balanced design with a willingness to take risks. There is a motion to Dot’s art extending the purpose to the edge and beyond.

She is well known for her award-winning watercolors and serigraphs as well as her ebullient personality. Dot Bardarson came to Alaska as a young bride and deck-hand aboard an Alaskan cannery tender on which she lived for 2 ½ years.  Her passion for art found her sketching whenever she could fit it in between pewing fish and paying fishermen for their catch.

She raised 3 children in various Alaskan canneries and finally settled in Seward where she built a thriving art gallery in the harbor that she ran for 20 years.

Her interest in promoting the arts is evident in her history of serving as art juror, artist in residence, amateur theater set designer, and past board member of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.  Her public art commissions number 6. Dot Bardarson was the master artist for the large 2008 mural, “Remembering Exit Glacier” and "Our Flag Flies in Washington" in 2009.

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