We are pleased to welcome back to the Gallery, Jacques and Mary Regat. The Regats are painters and sculptors from Alaska whose subjects reflect Alaskan culture and heritage.

Jacques Regat is a self-taught painter and carver from France who is also a trained machinist, and tool and die-maker. In Alaska, while sharing his talent at the Native Welcome Center, he developed a strong kinship and respect for the cultural myths and history of its people, which became an inspirational theme reflected in many of his works. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska in Anchorage.

Mary Regat is also primarily a self-taught artist who began sculpting while living in a remote logging camp on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Her first efforts were a 28-foot dugout canoe. She eventually took up residence in Anchorage and began sculpting in stone. Her style is expressive and impressionistic, capturing the emotions and moods of her subjects.

Jacques and Mary met and married in Alaska. As partners and independent artists they create a beautiful and varied collection of bronze works. The Regats work in bronze, silver, wood and stone lithographs oils and acrylic. Both are highly reputed and enjoy popularity both individually and as partners.

We will be showing distinctive sculpture by these talented artists through the months of October and November. Plan to attend First Friday on October 5 when The Regats will be present. It will be a great opportunity to meet the artists and maybe even acquire a new piece of sculpture.

Images: Jake and King of the Mountain