This item might be best described as a “mixed media” work. It features a resingrave print by DeArmond made from wood pulp, abaca, cedar bark, and other natural fibers. It is presented with an overlay featuring molded paper objects, natural seaweed and shells by Sitka artist Mary Sarvela of Alaska Beach Treasures. Circa 1994-96.
These Raven prints, c. 1978, are likely silkscreens. An alteration of the “Magic and Mischief” image represents the logo for Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries. The other was used for the Juneau Audubon Society monthly newsletter, up until their December 2018 issue.
Logo for Raven Radio, designed by DeArmond, c. 1979.
SEA SINGERS was created for this cover of Cricket, a children’s magazine.
This cotton scarf by DeArmond was originally designed as a holiday gift, for sale at the Scanlon Gallery in Sitka, Alaska.
Advertisement in ALASKA Magazine (August 1983) for a Raven Christmas Card.
Chronological examples of DeArmond’s signature on a handful of woodcuts, engravings, reproductions and silkscreens/serigraphs.
Advertisement from an ALASKA Magazine (August 1983) for a Raven Christmas Card.
Original painting by DeArmond, c. 1960.
Scarf with two puffins, c. 1983.
A rare print (c. 1995-96), featuring an unknown “a” insect, was created as one of twenty-six illustrations intended for a book. For more information, see the book ABC.
A pair of cups sponsoring Juneau’s KTOO Public Media and a pair of mugs sponsoring Sitka’s KCAW’s Raven Radio, both featuring Dale’s illustrations.
Several of DeArmond’s NONDALTON LEGEND woodcut illustrations are showcased in a guide at a trailhead of the Turnagain Arm Hiking Trail, located in the Chugach State Park just outside Anchorage, Alaska.
Over the years, DeArmond created a number of Christmas cards. These were often hand produced, hand pulled by Dale herself, and were generally not available for purchase – they were unique, given to close friends and family. Early examples date from the 1950s, and they continued until about 2000, when the DeArmonds (Dale and her husband, Bob) announced that a reprint of the book The First Man would be a “Grand Finale” to her cards. Her hand-pulled cards were often personalized, and are rarely available on the open market. The following images represent a few of these cards.
In 1983, DeArmond was commissioned by Scanlon Gallery in Sitka, Alaska (now closed; still operates in Ketchikan, Alaska) to produce a series of Raven Christmas cards. These were designed by DeArmond, but were printed and not hand-pulled. Shown below (the purple and red ones) are examples from Arrowhead Press of Sitka, made in 2003. It’s unknown just how many were made.