Showing posts from November 28, 2021

Two announcements

 It's a great day to be an Inuk artist!  I was mentioned in the December 2021 Quabbin Art Association Newsletter as a new member. You can find them at It looks to be a good organization and I'm looking forward to getting to know them.  I am thrilled I will be an Artist in Residence in January 2022 for Easthampton City Arts! It's posted on their Instagram.  You can find it  here  []. Have a good day and feel free to reshare/repost or follow me on Instagram : @ella_alk or on Twitter : @ellaalk. 

My art is hanging in the gallery!

A big thank you to Gallery A3 member, Rochelle Shicoff, for asking me to be her guest artist. Also thank you to Gallery A3 member Sue Katz for hanging my pieces. You can see our work from Thursdays to Sundays between hours 3 to 8 PM.  My acrylic paintings are up! There are two inuksuk ammalu an ulu amma an Inuk.  The fifth painting called "Every Child Matters Shirt" will be added once one of these gets sold.  Photo by Chris Alkiewicz, 12/02/21 I stand next to my artwork, grateful. Photo by Chris Alkiewicz, 12/02/21  Gallery A3 member and former art teacher, Nancy Meagher,  took this photo of Husband and I.  Gallery A3 is located in Amherst, MA. It's behind Bank of America in the center of town.  There's convenient parking across the street.  Thank you for visiting and feel free to contact me on  Instagram or Twitter .  Have a good day!      

Two recent articles

 It's a great day to be an Inuk Artist!  Saliha Bayrak of the UMass Amherst Massachusetts Daily Collegian wrote this article . You can find it  here  []. and Aprell May Munford of MassLive wrote this  article  [].  To clarify, I am a beneficiary of Nunatsiavut Government/kavamanga being a dual citizen. "Inovunga Labradorimi" translates to "I am an Inuk from Labrador."  Thanks for reading their articles. You can leave a comment and/or share this post. I appreciate it.  Atsunai~

"Small Wonders" in Amherst, MA starting Dec. 2d

Free event, handicapped accessible. Find Gallery A3 on Instagram .  My (5) six by six-inch acrylic paintings are for sale. All five are for sale at $75.00 USD, starting 12/02/21. These paintings are varnished and ready to hang on your wall.  This is called "Inuksuk mikijuk" which means Small Inuksuk.  The larger Inuksuk painting is in the "November Red" show in Holyoke, MA.  This is "Blue Ulu."  An ulu is a woman's knife that Inuit women traditionally use for cleaning skins and cutting meat.  This is called "Every Child Matters Shirt." My mom is a Canadian Residential Boarding School survivor and  Orange Shirts represent the residential boarding school survivors.  This is "Happy Inuk" and was a joy to paint with her tunniit.  This is "Inukusk in Labrador" with Labrador colours.  I take commissions with half for deposit and a week deadline.  All photographs of paintings were taken by Chris Alkiewicz. Contact me for inquires