Taz Tally
Taz Tally
Art Shop Gallery... Take Alaska Home with You
Art Shop Gallery...Take Alaska Home with You

Alaskan Artist Rie Munoz 

After decades of capturing the beauty and culture of Alaska through her art, Rie Munoz passed away not too long ago. She will be missed. 





Rie Munoz (re moo nyos), a Dutch-American, was born and raised in California. Rie passed away in 2015. She lived in Alaska since 1951, when she traveled up the Inside Passage by steamship, fell in love with Juneau, and gave herself until the boat left the next day to find a job and a place to live. Since then Juneau had been home to Munoz.


Munoz studied art at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and at the University of Alaska-Juneau. Rie received the University of Alaska's Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree in May of 1999. Her reproductions and original prints are carried by galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Norway, Japan, England, and Holland. She had many solo watercolor exhibits in Alaska, Oregon and Washington State.


Of the many jobs she has held-journalist, teacher, museum curator, artist, mother- one of her most memorable was as a teacher on King Island in 1951, where she taught 25 Eskimo children. The island was a I3-hour umiak (a walrus skin boat) voyage from Nome, an experience she remembers vividly. During her years in Alaska, Munoz has lived in a variety of small Alaskan communities, including prospecting and mining camps.

Gift Cards Now Available Online or by Phone

Images of Kachemak Bay at the top of our website are by Byron Birdsall, Taz Tally, Ed Tussey, and Jon Van Zyle. 

Please remember:  all rights to the images on artshopgallery.com are reserved by the artists.

Where to Find Us:

Art Shop Gallery
202 W Pioneer Ave, Suite A
Homer, AK 99603

Phone: (907)235-7076 or

Toll Free: (800)478-7076


E-mail: artshopg@gmail.com

Open Monday through Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-5.

Open Sundays 12-4

Print | Sitemap
© Art Shop Gallery. In addition, the individual artists reserve their copyrights on their own images. EU Visitors to the Website: Please review our Privacy Policy. We do not collect personal information from visitors except as described there.