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Good news, Seawolves! The Administration/Humanities Building is officially open for normal business and classes as of Monday, Oct. 14. Thanks to faculty and staff for their flexibility working from temporary locations and students for their flexibility attending courses in alternate classrooms.

Special thanks to our amazing Facilities and Campus Services team and partners AMC Engineers, Vannoy Electric, North Form and Lake View for their work to get the building back up and running so quickly. 

Garry Mealor headshot

Garry Mealor

Chair, Department of Art
Associate Professor of Art, Drawing & Watercolor
Drawing Program Coordinator, Foundations Program Coordinator
ARTS 304
(907) 786-1736


  • M.F.A, Visual Arts, The Art Institute of Boston
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Georgia.


Garry Mealor moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1994 from Florida where he was on the faculty of the Ringling School of Art and Design, Garry is currently Coordinator of Foundations for the University of Alaska Anchorage and is an Associate Professor. Garry’s paintings have been selected in more than 140 national and regional exhibitions in 30 states, 44 college/university galleries and 37 museum exhibitions. A short list of exhibitions include the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL.), Neville Public Museum (Green Bay), University of Florida, Springfield Museum (Missouri), University of South Dakota, Boston University, University of North Dakota, Mississippi Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of the South (Alabama), University of Kentucky, Maryland Federation of Art, Florida State University, Muchenthaler Cultural Center (California), and the Holter Museum (Montana).A recipient of several grants and awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and Alaska State Council on the Arts Grant. Garry’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Alaska Arts Council, Florida Arts Council, Neville Public Museum, Tampa Public Arts Council and the Florida Artist Collection (Orlando). In addition to teaching at the university level, Garry has been an instructor for the Anchorage School District’s Artist in Residency program, instructor for Very Special Arts Alaska: Transition Through the Arts, and has conducted workshops in Alaska and Florida. Garry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking (ABJ) from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree (6/07) from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Intermediate Watercolor
  • Advanced Watercolor

Professional & Department Service

  • Coordinator, Foundations
  • Coordinator, Drawing and Watercolor
  • Course and Curriculum Committee
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Committee
  • Student Union Gallery Advisory Board Member
  • Illustration Supervisor

Group Exhibitions


2018      “Transparent Watercolor Society of America 42nd National Juried Exhibition,” Kenosha Public Museum, Wisconsin
               “Metro Montage XVIII National Exhibition,” Marietta/Cobb Museum, Georgia.
2017      “Transitions,” Hugh McPeck Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage.
               “Art Faculty Fall Exhibition,” Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Alaska.
2016      "Art Faculty Spring Exhibition", University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
               "Art Faculty Fall Exhibition", University of Alaska, AnchorageAlaska.
               "Member Artist Exhibition", International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchroage, Alaska
2015      "Relate North: 2015 Symposium & Exhibition", University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
               "Fine Arts Exhibition", Agnes Scott College Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
              "National Showcase of Figurative Art",, Online Interactive Map
               "Hugh McPeck Tribute", International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
2014     “All Alaska Juried XXXV Exhibition”, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
              “9th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition”, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
              “Art of the North Exhibition”, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska 
              “Restart Exhibition”,  Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage, Alaska 
              “Online Fine Arts Competition”, American Salon of Fine Art
2013     “International Competitive Exhibit of Contemporary Watercolor”, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center,
              Cincinnati, Ohio.



  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Distinguish Teaching Award, University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni Association, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Visual Arts Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, New York
  • Visual Arts Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts
  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs