20/20: Volunteer Recognition

Every month for twenty months, we’ll be featuring one of the hundreds of exceptional volunteers who help make KIAC’s programs possible. Thank you!

Palma Berger
Palma Berger

Artist Palma Berger is our first of 20 featured volunteers featured as part of KIAC’s 20/20 celebrations.

Palma was on the first Board of KIAC back in 1998 and served as Secretary to the Board until 2008. She took on the herculean task of creating two large scrapbooks that tell the tale of KIAC’s growth from 2000 to 2010 using newspaper articles. Palma has been helping and encouraging painters at our Saturday afternoon Open Studio sessions for at least a decade. She somehow finds time to work on her own paintings which she sells at our Artists’ Market in the summer and at various art shows in the winter. Three of Palma’s paintings are in the Yukon’s Permanent Art Collection.

In the video below Palma recounts the origins of the Klondike Institution of Art and Culture: