Art Faculty Bios


Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Pedar Dalthorp began his postsecondary education at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he studied psychology and fine arts and received his B.A. in psychology. He finished his formal education by receiving a M.F.A. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Professor Dalthorp has taught art in Ohio and Michigan and is enjoying his third year teaching at the University of Alaska Southeast.

In furtherance of the UAS Art Department’s multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, a student-led art blog could help adhere historically disparate art fields into a more unified, productive and vibrant whole.


Jane Terzis is an artist who is commonly known for her works in oil, egg tempera, and graphite. She creates invented portraits of different fictional personalities like Mother Courage, Little Brat, or Bogeyman.

These imaginary portraits show a definite personality, and tell a story to the viewer. Her "9 Year Old Kid" shows some of this. "In somebody's face, there's a practiced expression that masks something fundamental, that isn't masked in the back." In this painting, she captures closely the slight slump of the shoulders, the tilt of the neck, size of the ears, and the flop of brown hair we can all recognize as belonging to a child of 9 years.

Since she was a child, Terzis has seen herself as an artist. "I used to watch my grandmother paint, and for me, the idea of making a picture was magical." She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Ohio Wesleyan University. Then she studied for three years to earn her  M.A. in Medical and Biological Illustration. As part of the program, Terzis studied Physiology and Pathology, and took human anatomy classes with students of medicine. "The coolest part for me was to see textures and colors inside the human body and to learn to reproduce the way that looks and how the body works," said Terzis.

She explains that medical illustrators use techniques that others illustrators don't. She had to be precise and accurate. "I was into surrealism at the time and on an impulse I thought that medical illustration might be the most surreal kind of painting one could get involved with."

 "Art has the potential to communicate the fundamental, eliminating the extraneous."

Link to Jane's website 

Jeremy (Jr.) Kane

"I like Alaska because of the remoteness and it gives you a chance to focus on the things you really like. For me that's creativity".

"Jr." Jeremy Kane received his MFA from Ohio University in 2003; he was also the Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2004. In addition to touring with his bluegrass band, Clark County (named after his Ohio hometown), he has exhibited his functional and conceptual pottery nationally. He currently heads the Ceramics Department at the University of Alaska - Southeast, in Juneau.
Jr. densely saturates his traditional porcelain functional wares with popular imagery rooted in blue collar Americana. His thrown bowls, jars, mustache cups, and jugs are covered with found decals like old cars with bumper stickers, combining glitzy and tacky for kicks and to jest at common perceptions of the relationship between art and kitsch. He is influenced by late night bar-room scenes with his band, the stoic trucker and his peepshow girlies, Elvis, God, Guns, Beer, and other classics like Cars and Beer. In particular this body of work depicts "Western" wildlife and other things Alaskan. He brazenly brands his pots with his name and iconic logos like "Harley Davidson" to exploit the issue of the artist's ego and explore the distinction between commercialized commodity and the conceptual fine object.
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 Link to some of Jr's Work