winter travels


I’m off to India until April.
Email will be the best way to reach me.
If you don’t have it already, send me a message through the contact on this site.
Back to Alaska after these travels, seeking work & quiet.

Enjoy your Winter…

It’s set up and ready to go!

If you are a Skagway City School Student interested in applying, contact the office of the school for application procedure information.

As a reminder, the scholarship was set up by donating 10% of my painting sales during a one night showing at the Red Onion Saloon’s Bombay Room in Skaguay Alaska, Sep 2009.
Check it out!

The reason I am sharing this with all of you is in hopes to inspire all you artists & organizers out there to take on similar projects. It’s surprisingly easy and it can make a huge difference in someone’s education. This was my first shot at such a thing. But it is a big hit here in Skaguay, the town supports the idea. Meaning, next year it could be even bigger!

Keep working, creating, and sharing. And pass on any stories of your artistic endeavors!

Special thanks to Jan Wrentmore, for the use of a commission free gallery space, and for a surprise donation of over $200 to the cause!

Opening Page of Scholarship Statement copied below. Please send me an email for a complete copy of the scholarship. Feel free to use it as a template, guide, or idea.


Daniel Papke Scholarship for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.


To provide financial assistance to one Skagway City School Student wishing to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in the summer of 2010. The money was generated by donating a percentage of my painting sales in September 2009.
In this way, the scholarship is a reflection of the local interest and support of the visual arts.

The Red Onion Saloon hosted the sale event, and Jan Wrentmore, owner, made a matching donation toward the scholarship.

This is a one time offer this year, but I hope to continue this scholarship each year henceforth. If $1,000 dollars is raised next year, the scholarship will be awarded to two students, and so forth.


Total Scholarship Amounts to $450*

10% of art sales: $213
matching donation by Jan Wrentmore: $213
subtotal: $426
rounded up to $450

*Scholarship will be made available in a check form, addressed to the parents of the recipient, unless the awardee is 18 years of age and holder of their own checking and/or savings account. The money is to be used only for the tuition and/or travel expenses directly related to attending the Sitka Fine Arts Camp 2010 session. $50 of the award may also be used as reimbursement of the Arts Camp application fee. In addition, the scholarship will only be awarded upon providing proof of enrollment in the 2010 Sitka Fine Arts Camp.


The Daniel Papke Scholarship for the Sitka Arts Camp is available to Skagway City School students, currently enrolled in grades 6 through 12, planning to enroll in the Sitka Fine Arts Camp - 2010 High School Session or the 2010 Middle School Session.
Applicants will be asked to provide examples of their artwork in a digital format along with an essay on the value of the Visual Arts in today’s world.
The award will go to the student showing strength in both of these areas.