About Laura Faeo

 

  Ms. Faeo has had a lifelong interest in Art, particularly pottery, painting and illustration, beginning as a small child making clay animals to the delight of her friends.

  She has extensive experience in a variety of media, including watercolor, goache, pen and ink, pencil, oil, acrylic, scratchboard, airbrush, photography, etching, handbuilt and wheel-thrown pottery, and clay sculpture. 

  She has recently added metal sculpture to her repertoire, as a certified welder of aluminum, steel and other metals.

  She is also a naturalist and writer, having contributed articles on local issues and wildlife to the Anchorage Daily News. She writes a weekly art column for the Peninsula Clarion.

  She enjoys fishing, camping, gardening and reading.

  Ms. Faeo lives in a log cabin in Nikiski, Alaska, with a cage full of lively budgie birds.

  She has recently completed a pottery and welding shop next to her home.

Education

  William Allen high school, major in Arts, 1976

  University of Alaska, Soldatna, ten years of art courses - painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration

Solo Shows

  Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, AK 1994-97, 2007-08, 2010, 2012

  Through the Seasons Restaurant, Soldotna, 1996-99

  Art Works gallery, Soldatna, 2006, 2011

  Frames N Things gallery, Soldatna, 2007

  Picture Alaska gallery, Homer, 2008

  Artists Without Borders 4D gallery, Soldotna, 2009

  Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, 2009

  Funky Monkey CoffeeHouse, Kenai, 2008-9

Juried Show Acceptances

  Earth, Fire and Fiber, Alaska statewide craft exhibition

  Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1995, 1999

  Kenai Potters Guild annual juried clay show, Kenai Arts Center, 1994-2008

  Kenai Art Guild annual juried KFAC show, 1994-2011

  Kenai Watercolor group juried KFAC show, 2008,2009,2011

    Two top prizes and many honorable mentions

Kenai Art Guild

  Board of directors, 1992-97

  Gallery coordinator, Kenai Fine Arts Center, 1996-98

  Studio coordinator, Kenai Potters Guild, 1998-2000

  Vice President, Kenai Potters Guild, 2007-2010

  President, Kenai Potters Guild, 2010-present

Teaching

  Pottery classes, Kenai Potters Guild, 2010-present

Publications

  Anchorage Daily News, We Alaskans, 1993-96

  The Loose Zoo, by Brent Johnson, 2009, illustrator

Sales

  Kenai Fine Arts Center, White Dove Gallery, Pye Wackets, Kenai Art Guild craft fair, Kenai Saturday Market, Whole Life Festival, and more