OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE A WELCOMING ART SPACE IN ALASKA THAT FOSTERS CREATIVITY, EDUCATION IN THE ARTS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
David and Elissa Pettibone opened up The Shop | Kachemak Bay Art Space in 2018, running an art teaching space/studio rental space/art gallery and cabin rentals in Homer's Bear Canyon. Since the pandemic, they have relocated to the partner space "The Annex" next door to The International Gallery of Contemporary Art (IGCA) to which they continue hosting/teaching classes in the arts. See available courses below:
DAVID PETTIBONE is a figurative painter. He received his BFA in painting from The Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from The New York Academy of Art where he received The NYAA Fellowship. He regularly exhibits on both coasts and has taught painting and drawing at various schools and institutions in both New York City and Alaska.
ELISSA PETTIBONE has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She teaches and makes textile works under the name BLUEREDYELLOW which focuses on local plant dyeing as well as historic plant dyeing. Elissa has experience teaching all ages in a variety of different mediums- primarily 3 dimensional. She has also worked in the field of Art Conservation as a technician and gallery management for 8+ years in conjunction with her design and dyework.