Gary Freeburg has been a photographer for 40 years. He holds a BFA and a MA in photography and drawing from Minnesota State University Mankato, and a MFA in photography from the University of Iowa. He worked with renowned photographers and educators; Oliver Gagliani 1975, Ansel Adams 1975, and John Schulze 1978. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy after completing six years of service including two tours of duty in the Vietnam War,
1969-1975. For 22 years, he lived and worked in Alaska as a Professor of Art at the University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula College where he directed the art program and curated 153 exhibitions in the campus art gallery that now bears his name. He has given 90 lectures at community, statewide and national venues with the most recent topic being, The Artist and The Wilderness, the Valley of 10,000 Smokes. He is currently the Director of the Sawhill Gallery at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.



List of Selected Exhibitions and Publications

Books:

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaska Sublime
George F. Thompson Publishing, Staunton, Virginia.
Distrubition by International Publishers Marketing
ISBN: 978-1-938086-03-8


The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaska Sublime
Alaska Park Science, Volcanoes of Katmai and the Alaska Peninsula
National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior
Volume 11, Issue 1, 2012


The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: A Hard Walk Through Solitude
Essays, drawings, and photographs
George F. Thompson Publishing, Staunton, Virginia
In production for 2015 publication


Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
Images and essays are in production for 2017 publication
George F. Thompson Publishing, Staunton, Virginia


Under Northern Lights, Writers and Artists View the Alaskan Landscape
University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum
Published by University of Washington Press, 2000


Looking North, University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum
Published by University of Washington Press. 1998

Watercolor From the Heart
by Barbara Nechis,
Published by Watson Guptill. 1993


Articles:

Sailing the Inside Passage.
Boating Alaska. Alaska Geographic Society. 2002

Film:

An Artist' s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: The Photography of Gary Freeburg
George C. Johnson Production
30-minute documentary film, Copyright 2010

Selected Exhibitions:

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA 2012
Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, VA 2012
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA April 2011
Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA, October 1, 2010
New Image Gallery at James Madison University, 2009
Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, 2008
Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD; 2002
Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI 2000
Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, AK, 1999
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Invitational, Anc. AK, 1998
Toast Gallery, Anchorage, AK, 1997
West Campus Gallery, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, 1996
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1995
Foto Houston 1994, San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX
Matanuska-Susitna College, Eagle River, AK, 1994
Alaska Landscape Invitational Exhibition, Alaska Pacific University, Anc. AK, 1994
Alaska Positive, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK, 1992
Camera Arts Photographic Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK 1992
The Photographic Center of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, CA, 1990
Ground Zero Exhibit (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) Visual Arts Center, Anchorage AK 1990
Art in Architecture, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK, 1988
All Alaska University Art Faculty Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK, 1988
Pratt Museum, Homer, AK; Anchorage, 1986
Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, AK, 1986
Rarefied Light Juried Photographic Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK 1986
Alaska State Arts Council Individual Fellowship Exhibition, 1984
All Alaska Juried Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anc. AK, 1983
Alaska Positive, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK 1982
Visions of Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum, Fairbanks, AK, 1982
Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN, 1980
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, 1980
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City IA 1979
Magic Silver Show, Murray State College, Murray, KY, 1979
Minnesota State University, Conklin Gallery, Mankato, MN, 1979