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 Exhibitions, Murals, Illustrated Books, and Awards
50 Plus Years of Rie's major Accomplishments, Enjoy!

        1951 Mural, Teenage Club, Juneau Alaska

       1951-1952  Taught school and painted on King Island in the Bering Sea

(See January 1954 article in the National Geographic Magazine)

       1952-1967  Political Cartoonist, Juneau Empire

       1953 Mural, Pacific Northern Airlines, Ketchikan Alaska

       1953 Mural, Ellis Airlines, Ketchikan

       1956 Illustrated book: Juneau an its Development, (Alaska Dev. Board)

       1961 Illustrated annual reindeer roundup on Nunivak Island in the Bering

Sea for the Bureau of Indian Affairs1962-67 Illustrated for Alaska Magazine

       1962 Illustrated Alaska Camp Cook Book

       1963 Mural 1008 Club Juneau

       1965 Illustrated Handbook for the Freshman Legislature

       1967 Mural Alaska Council of Churches, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

       1967 Author and illustrator; Nursing on Alaska 1987-1967

1968-1972  Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Curator of Exhibits

       1968 Mural, Alaska State Museum, Juneau

       1971 Watercolor exhibition Alaska State Museum, Juneau

       1971 Watercolor exhibition Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum

       1972 Alaska State Council of the Arts Grant for art tour on Bering Sea

Coastal Villages

       1972 Watercolor exhibition, Tongass Historical &Fine Arts Museum

Ketchikan

        1973 Watercolor exhibition, Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

        1975 Watercolor exhibition Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

        1976 Watercolor exhibition Alaska State Museum, Juneau

        1976 Illustrated book, Kahtahah

        1977 Outstanding Alaska Artist Award, Anchorage Fine Arts Museum

Association

        1977 Mural Harborview School, Juneau

        1978 Contemporary Art from Alaska show, Smithsonian Institute

Washington D.C.

        1978 Watercolor exhibition Anchorage Historical and Fine Art Museum

        1981 Watercolor exhibition, Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

        1982 Tapestry exhibition Alaska State Museum, Juneau

        1983 Illustrated Good-bye My Island children’s book, Green willow Books

        1983 Watercolor exhibition, Charles & Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

1985 Oregon Art Tour

1985 Illustrated King Island Christmas children’s book.

1986 Illustrated Runaway Mittens children’s book

1987 Illustrated Andy Children’s book.

      1987 Published Rie Munoz Artist in Alaska art book

1988 Alaskan Art Tour, exhibitions in 9 galleries

1989 Cover of Eddie Buaer Christmas catalog

1992 Washington Art Tour, exhibitions in 8 galleries

1992 Guest Appearance on TV’s Evening Magazine Seattle

     1992 Watercolor exhibit Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

1992 Grand Opening Rie Munoz Gallery Building in Juneau

1994 Guest Appearance on TV’ s Good Morning America

1994 Oregon Art Tour, exhibitions in 5 galleries

        1995 Published Rie Munoz, Portrait of Alaska

1995 Washington Art Tour, exhibitions in 7 galleries

1995 Alaska Art Tour, exhibitions in 4 galleries

1998 Oregon Art Tour, exhibitions in 5 galleries

1998 Commissioned for State of Alaska Birth Certificate

1999 Received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree From the University of Alaska SE

1999 Washington Art Tour 7 cities

        1999 Published Rie Munoz at the Frye Art Museum art book

1999 Watercolor exhibition Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle

2000 Pacific Rim Art Exposition Artist of the Year

2001 Commissioned for State of Alaska Marriage Certificate

2003 Puyallup Fair Art Exposition Artist of the Year

2004 Alaska Governor's Awards for the Arts, Individual Artist Award

2005 For the Second time; Puyallup Fair Art Exposition Artist of the Year

2006 Original watercolor retrospective exhibition at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. This exhibition was shown for over a month with a tremendous viewing.

2006 Museum of the Aleutians - Tea & Reception for Featured artist Rie Muñoz - Slide show        accompanied her lecture and presentation

2007 Muñoz Receives $25,000 Art Award - Rie Muñoz was awarded the Rasmuson Foundation's $25,000 2007 Distinguished Artist Award.

2007 Anchorage Museum of Art Exhibition Late November through December.  There will be over 130 Lineal feet of wall space for this exceptional display of Rie's Art.

Rie's Biography

     Rie Munoz' (REE MOO NYOS') paintings and prints have a freshness, a spontaneity, and a sense of humor that is unusual in today's art world.  She has the ability to convey a happy feeling to the viewer that is truly refreshing and enchanting.

      Rie, a long-time resident of Alaska, was born and raised in California. She has lived in Alaska since 1950 when she first came to Juneau on vacation.  She fell in love with Alaska and gave herself until the boat was to leave the next day to find a job and a place to live. That was almost a half century ago and since then Juneau has been home to Rie Munoz.

      During her years in Alaska, Rie has become well acquainted with most of the southeastern villages. She has also visited many of the northern communities teaching one year on King Island (featured in January 1954 National Geographic).

     Rie's paintings reflect her interest in day-to-day activities of village life such as whaling, berry picking and games the children play, as well as in the folklore and legends.

    She averages about sixty originals per year. In 1972, she began to publish full color reproductions of a small number of her watercolors.

    Her reproductions and original prints are carried by galleries in the U.S. and Canada and throughout the world. She has had many solo watercolor exhibits in Alaska, Oregon and Washington State including frequent exhibits at the Charles and Emma Frye Museum.  In 1985, 1989, 1992, 1995 and 1997 she visited with her fans at Eastside Gala~Rie in Olympia, Washington.

    The book "Rie Muñoz Portrait of Alaska" was published in 1995 and brings together all of her published art through 1995, including linocut, soapstone, stencil, serigraph and stone lithographic prints; posters; and color lithographic reproductions of original watercolor paintings. The collection spans 30 years (1966 through 1995) and includes 351 full-color plates presented in chronological order and annotated with captions by Rie. Text written by Alaskan author Sarah Epenbach tells of Rie's life from childhood to the present. Books are available at Gala-Rie.

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