NLAND TLINGIT Doug Smarch Jr was taught to cherish any available materials and to have respect for all things living and inanimate; setting the foundation for finding value and story where one may otherwise not be perceived. His scholastic career began with an Associates of Fine Arts Degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts (1999) where he made the National Dean’s List of the United States and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This was followed by a BFA from the San Francisco Arts Institute (2001), where he was honored as the first recipient of the TC Cannon Scholarship Award and culminated with an MFA in Design Media Arts from UCLA (2004), as a recipient of the Goth Scholarship. Doug’s award winning art is in public and private collections around the world and his exhibitions centers include: 2015 PANAM Games Toronto; the National Gallery of Canada; EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan; the Museum of Native Americans in Zurich, Switzerland; and the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, BC. He has one competition commission: Ice and Flowers (2011) Haines Junction Visitors Centre, Yukon Government and his invitational commissions include: Ignition (2009) National Film Board of Canada for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics; Into the Forest (2000) SYANA Yukon Permanent Art Collection and Our Life in Stone (1999), Iqaluit, NWT. Collected by the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Erased (2011); the National Gallery of Canada, Lucinations (2010) Museum of Civilization, Abundance (1995).