This unusual 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. The “Magic and Mischief” print was hand-pulled by DeArmond; an altered image represents the logo for Friends of the Juneau Public LibrariesThe other for the Juneau Audubon Society monthly newsletter, up until their December 2018 issue. Both prints appear to be quite rare on the open market.
The image from RAVEN IN LOVE was commissioned by the State of Alaska for use on one of their heirloom marriage certificates. Click here for more information.
Chronological examples of DeArmond’s signature on a handful of woodcuts, engravings, reproductions and silkscreens/serigraphs.
This cotton scarf was originally designed by DeArmond as a holiday gift, for sale at the Scanlon Gallery in Sitka, Alaska.
Advertisement in ALASKA Magazine (August 1983) for a Raven Christmas Card, designed by DeArmond.
Some of DeArmond’s “Nondalton” woodcut illustrations are showcased in a guide at a trailhead of the Turnagain Arm Trail, located in the Chugach State Park just outside Anchorage, Alaska.
Scarf with two puffins, c. 1983.
Original painting by DeArmond, c. 1960.
Logo used by Raven Radio, designed by DeArmond. Circa 1979.
SEA SINGERS was created for this cover of CRICKET, a children’s magazine.

Illustrations completed for an Alaska Magazine article in 1978.

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.