ALASKA-NEWS-RELEASE: Juneau artist Sharron Lobaugh honored at Mendenhall Glacier

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Juneau artist Sharron Lobaugh honored at Mendenhall Glacier

JUNEAU, Alaska, June 21, 2017–Family of the late artist Sharron Lobaugh gathered at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on June 17 to remember the long-time Juneau artist who donated her artwork for the 2017 season pass. Sharron passed away this past March.

Visitor Center Director John Neary presented the family with a framed commemoration featuring a photo of the artist and a sample of her watercolor painting in season admission pass form. Neary also gave the first five 2017 season passes, numbered 1-5, to the Lobaughs.

“We are deeply appreciative of Sharron’s generous donation of her beautiful work,” said Neary. “She deserves to be recognized, and we are pleased to be able to do so alongside her loved ones.”

(From left) Talon Lobaugh, Brick Lobaugh, Dale Lobaugh, Timber Lobaugh and Skiff Lobaugh receive a commemorative gift from Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary.

A framed appreciation to Sharron, which includes her picture and a thank you note, hangs in the foyer of the visitor center, where it will remain for the duration of the summer.

The center’s displays of admiration and gratitude for Sharron’s contribution were well received by the family members in attendance. “Grandma loved the glacier and this pass is a lasting legacy of her art,” said Talon Lobaugh, her grandson.

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center plans to continue featuring local artists’ work on season passes. “We want to keep our Juneau community involved at the glacier, and artists provide an essential connection between people and this special place,” added Neary.

Season passes with Sharron Lobaugh’s artwork may be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center from Discovery Southeast in the bookstore, or from our vending machines in the parking lots. For more information call 907-789-0097. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center web page is at


Sharron Lobaugh moved to Juneau in 1962 with her husband Cliff, a well known veterinarian. She was active in many arts organizations, winning numerous awards and participating in several Alaska art shows. Her work hangs in many private collections. Sharron was also a personal and professional advocate and activist for people with disabilities.



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