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2015 Annual Print & Poster


The 2015 ARRC annual print is titled "Whittier Surprise" by Girdwood Artist Dawn Gerety.

Entitled Whittier Surprise, the original acrylic painting depicts a passenger train moving toward this Prince William Sound gateway harbor town. “Emerging from the Anton Anderson Tunnel on the Whittier side is a dramatic moment. Rounding the corner into Passage Canal, the scene varies from surrounding woods to marine activity and valley floor to ocean scape,” said Gerety. “There is a moment of mood that Whittier never fails to deliver … it’s always a surprise. Hence the name.”

A resident of Girdwood, Gerety is known for her whimsical interpretations of Alaska locations, activities, animals and other icons.  She has created more than 600 paintings working on varied mediums. Gerety earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Since then, she has provided art and creative direction for two prominent Anchorage advertising and public relations firms, and owned and operated two proprietorships — a freelance graphic design business for a decade in Anchorage, and her current design and art studio (Art Seriously) in Girdwood since 2006. For more information about Gerety and Art Seriously, visit

Beginning November 1, 2014, the 2015 poster, print and pin will be available from our online Gift Shop, at the Alaska Railroad Depot Ticket Window (see hours), or by calling 1-800-544-0552 (in Anchorage 265-2494).