Bear Paw River Brewery Art Venue: January Edition

Contributed by Michelle Cornelius

Bear Paw River Brewery will be featuring a new, local Valley Fine Arts Association artist show each month. It began during the summer with Maria Mckiernan. 

Come by first Fridays to check out the work and visit with the talented artists.

This month is January’s featured artist, Victoria Miller Peterson.

Featured Artists:
December: Nancy Angelina Crawford
January: Victoria Miller Peterson
February: Martha Happs
March: Jim Leach
April: Rusty Clark
May: Francine Long
June: Glenda Field

Victoria Miller Peterson

A born & raised Alaskan, Victoria creates her art in the Mat-Su Valley where she has also teaches art to the community since 2009 and is raising a family. Most recently, her art focuses on Alaskan themes & subjects, rich in metallics and texture. The process begins with thick spray paint blending together to create a unique backdrop before the artist approaches it further. Acrylic paint most often finishes the piece off. 

With a passion for creative community connections, Victoria aims to inspire and encourage the people of Alaska by bringing attention to the natural beauty of Alaskan wildlife and nature. She utilizes her artistic talents in the public realm to do so. Read more about the artist and view art, classes and exhibits at

Artists: VFAA Membership is $25 annually. Your membership will gain you access to information on venues such as Bear Paw River Brewery art shows, Painting workshops taught by renowned artists, annual art retreats, paint outs and more! For more info on memberships and bimonthly meetings go to