APIA’s own President/CEO Dimitri Philemonof, is a self-taught artist. He has tried his hand in several media and was the first to experiment with cloisonné., making miniature helmets. Today, such pins are made and sold by many Native Alaskan artists. Prints of Aleut Churches, sold as sets of cards, also are very popular. However, a traditionalist at heart, Philemonof paints in oils mostly for his own pleasure. His style is naturalistic and his favorite subjects are land and seascapes of Alaska and Orthodox churches of his native land.
Dimitri’s postcards are available at APIA’s Unangam Ulaa central headquarters in Anchorage. Please inquire with the receptionist.