News Archive

Sep 08, 2017 - RDE Intergalactic Headquarters opens in Seattle
After 25 years of continuous growth, we've outgrown two houses and have moved into a warehouse at 25 Nickerson Street, Seattle 98109.  We held an open house August 31 inviting our local galleries, block neighbors and friends.  We also rent parking in the back (24 Dravus Street).  Our phone and email contacts remain the same.  
Mar 30, 2017 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison is available in a screened print and cards!
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument screen print has arrived!  I visited this NPS unit last fall on my 15 month centennial speaking circuit and was duly impressed.  The park staff gave me a personal tour of the area and enthusiastically supported adding this to our collection of (now) 47 screen printed poster designs of our National Parks and Monuments.  Modestly priced at $45.  Enjoy!
Jan 14, 2017 - Centennial Yellowstone Prints Now Sold Separately
As promised, we're now selling these Limited Edition prints separately. During the Centennial they were sold as a set of two for $100. As of today, we're offering your choice for $50. Note we've raised our prices slightly to $45 now so for five extra bucks--you get "EM" scratched in the seal, numbered and signed by Ranger Doug! I will also donate 25% of this to the National Park Foundation. This is a win-win.
Jan 06, 2017 - Happy New Year 2016
It was a great year in 2016 for the NPS Centennial and we're looking for another one in 2017.  Here's what's happening:   We're moving into a new warehouse at 25 Nickerson (also 24 Dravus) on the North Side of Queen Anne Hill, Seattle (25 Nickerson, Seattle, WA  98109) in mid-February.  We will not have a retail outlet but are entertaining an occasional open house perhaps coordinated with other arts events in the community--so you can see all 50 prints in one room!  Only the Department of the Interior does that!   Lisa is retiring after 18 years and Angie Bunker and her husband Todd will be taking over.  Angie, like Lisa, is perfect for the job--and doesn't miss a beat! Reluctantly, I'm raising my prices from $40 to $45 for our hand-made silk screened posters.  This is still one of the best buys for screened art in the country!  And it's been 18 years since the last price increase.....and we are printing up to a full 10 colors! We've been asked by the National Park Foundation to continue our giving back policy for all products sold at REI.  What started as a NPS Centennial Collection at REI will hopefully be permanent.   This is above and beyond our 1%. When a new NPS Director is appointed, I will hopefully meet with him/her and donate my private collection back to the NPS--putting it back in the public domain.  This will make eleven originals available to the public.  Stand by for this one! Thank you all again for your choice of our unique screened prints.  There are many others doing similar "retro" prints of our parks, but we have led the pack and will continue to do so. Happy New Year!  
Dec 15, 2016 - Best Xmas Present Ever!
Holiday Special!  After a frantic and exhausting 15 month NPS Centennial year on the road, we've still several sets of the two Yellowstone Limited Edition Centennial posters left.  A recent discovery of these two prints motivated me to redo the screens perfectly--adjusting the colors, a full 6 screens, including the encrypted initials "EM" embedded in the Department of the Interior Seal--those of the screen printer in 1938!  Both silk screened  prints, with matched numbers, can still be obtained for only $100!  And signed by Ranger Doug.... and if this is not enough......I'll donate 25% of this (that's $25) to the National Park Foundation!  Happy Holidays!  Order here:  http://www.rangerdoug.com/yellowstone-limited-edition-poster-set
Dec 05, 2016 - WPA Calendar for Christmas!
The New Deal Preservation Association has just published a WPA Calendar which can be purchased from our Links/WPA section or directly at:  http://newdeallegacy.org/fap-poster-calendar/
Nov 07, 2016 - Another Original Grand Canyon Found!
Great news!  Another original of Grand Canyon National Park turned up in Sedona AZ and was donated to the park.  It came out of the estate of a Librarian who worked for the park beginning in 1951, about the time the US Mint building was closed and the posters stored there (during WWII) were returned to their parks.  This one is a bit faded which puzzled me as other duplicates with similar exposure to light do not show fading.  This is the 42 confirmed original and fifth Grand Canyon.  Of the 14 designs made, I've found 12 (still missing are Wind Cave and Great Smoky Mountains).  One Yosemite turned up 10 years ago but slipped through my fingers (and those of the Library of Congress) so three are missing from the public domain.  I'll offer a $5000 reward for each of these with the promise to donate to the NPS archives at Harpers Ferry.
Jun 14, 2016 - Rocky Mountains again.
I'm in Jackson Wyoming giving about 16 talks over the next two weeks.  Then to Glacier, Pacific NW, Oregon, California and then returning to the Rocky Mountains for my final push ending in Zion in November.  It's the Centennial season so my schedule is heating up.  Stay tuned to our "Events" button on this blog.  
Apr 18, 2016 - Time Magazine & the Saturday Evening Post
 This month we made both the Saturday Evening Post, Time Magazine and Outside Magazine--the NPS Centennial is heating up!   I'm currently in Great Smoky Mountain (no talks here) but several to follow as I progress north up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Shenandoah and Washington DC.  See our Events button for my schedule as it developes.  
Mar 07, 2016 - Saturday Evening Post
Yellowstone Geyser WPA print make the cover of the Saturday Evening Post with a nice (online only) article on recovering this "Lost Art."   Enjoy!
Mar 07, 2016 - Saturday Evening Post
Yellowstone Geyser WPA print make the cover of the Saturday Evening Post with a nice (online only) article on recovering this "Lost Art."   Enjoy!
Mar 04, 2016 - Ranger Doug's Tentative Schedule
Many parks and other venues have asked for a tentative schedule so here it is:   After the March 6-10 Spokane tradeshow, I'll be continuing my my odyssey north up to the Chicago area (April), then east to Acadia and down the Eastern Seaboard parks in May-early June:  Civil War sites, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains.  I may visit Everglades again.  In mid-June I'm back in Cody, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton (June 18th) and will then work my way west and revisit Sequoia, Yosemite, then northward to Redwoods, Lassen, Crater Lake, Olympic (?), Mt. Rainier, Glacier and rendezvous at Gardiner Mt. for the actual Centennial at Yellowstone North Gate (August 25), then Grand Teton again, Rocky Mountain  (Sept 2/3), then SW parks ending at Zion November 11.  This is very approximate--so visit the Events section on my Facebook Page.  So far I've given 29 talks and 1200 visitors reached.  
Mar 04, 2016 - News Articles Coming Out
Both the NPS Centennial and our 14 month exhibition at the Department of the Interior Museum has generated a lot of interest in these posters.  The round-the-country quest to find the last two remaining prints and speaking tour has drawn interest by CNN, TIME;  the Saturday Evening Post is planning a cover article in their March/April edition....grab an issue if you can.  In addition, REI will be including our products in all 145 stores for at least this current year beginning April or May--they call it the "Centennial Collection."   
Mar 04, 2016 - New Mexico and Texas
From Santa Fe, I drive east through Tucumcari NM, then down the Texas Panhandle visiting the Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, Palo Duro State Park, Balmorhea Springs State Park, & Fort Henry.  Alpine Texas becomes my home base while I drive down to Big Bend National Park to deliver two more talks (my 28th and 19th).  I park the trailer in Austin and am currently Amtraking up to Spokane for our annual APPL tradeshow (NPS Bookstore Tradeshow), March 6-10. See more on our Facebook link and my personal blog here.  
Feb 07, 2016 - Santa Fe Talk--February 12
I will be giving a two hour talk in Santa Fe at the NPS's Old Santa Fe Trail Building between 4pm - 6pm.  This building was built by the CCC.  My talk is focuses on the history of the WPA National Park Poster and will feature four originals on display.  See you there!
Jan 27, 2016 - Poster Exhibition at USGS
Most, if not all, of our posters will be on exhibit at the US Geological Survey headquarters in Reston VA for the month of June.  If you missed the exhibit at the Department of the Interior Museum, this is a good chance to see all the posters in one area.  
Jan 22, 2016 - Death Valley National Park
I'll be giving two talks in Death Valley National Parkat Furnace Creek Visitors Center on  Friday, January 29 at 7pm and again on Saturday, January 30 at noon.
Jan 09, 2016 - Joshua Tree National Park Talks
Ranger Doug will be giving three talks next weekend at Joshua Tree National Park:   January 15, Friday @ 7pm at the Jumbo Rocks Campground January 16, Saturday @ 7pm at the Big Rock Campground January 19, Tuesday @ noon (brown bag lunch) at the 29 Palms Visitor Center, Rattlesnake Room.
Dec 29, 2015 - World Scout Jamboree 2015 in Japan
We participated in the scarf designs for the World Scout Jamboree--National Park themed, of course.  Here is a link to the final ceremonies:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFoM7jHcUtg Ranger Doug was a First Class Scout.  
Nov 12, 2015 - Ziga Media 2016 Wall Calendars Available at Barnes & Noble
http://zigamedia.com/collections/national-parks
Nov 09, 2015 - Pasadena Rose Bowl NPS "Kick-off"
I'm going to the Rose Bowl!  Live on Green, marketing for the City of Pasadena & their Convention Center has selected my artwork for the official NPS Centennial kick-off.  I'm giving three (or more) talks at the Pasadena Convention Center where my 1948 Airstream--highly modified--will be a centerpiece at the Convention Center.  Talks at 2pm on Tuesday December 29, 10am on the 30th and again at 1pm on the 31st. Come hear this unique history of National Park art and view five original prints--the largest collection in one place-- equal to the Library of Congress.
Oct 18, 2015 - Ranger Doug's Roadtrip Links
I've put all the links to newspaper, radio and TV articles in a new tab:  News and Kudos/Honorable Mentions;  where you'll also find a list of upcoming events.    
Sep 09, 2015 - NPCA Thank you
Every two years, we donate about 350 prints to the NPCA (National Parks & Conservation Association) to be presented as gifts to members of Congress who support NPS legislation.  For a list of our donations, visit our Links section here.  NPCA recently writes: "Dear Doug, Lisa, and Team, Thank you so much for the beautiful Evergflades prints for our awards!  Members of Congress, as always, loved them.  Thank you for the wonderful partnership--we look forward to working with you again soon!   Best, Natalie & NPCA"
Aug 31, 2015 - Denali trumps Mt. McKinley!
Those of us at Ranger Doug's Enterprises, and specifically, Ranger Doug, who lives in Alaska, applaud the bold decision made by President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to change the name of North America's highest mountain from Mt. McKinley to Denali.  However, this begs the question.....this National Park in the WPA (1935-1943) era carried the name Mount McKinley and therefore, holding true to this history, we've named this poster Mount McKinley as it would have been published at that time.    
Jul 27, 2015 - Ranger Doug Begins NPS Centennial Campfire Programs
I begin my 18 month NPS Centennial odyssey in three weeks where I'm presenting my story as told to the Department of the Interior:   Elk Prairie Campground State Park (Redwood State & National Park) August 22 @ 8pm ,   August 24 at Lodgepole Campground, Sequoia @8pm,  Shell Oil (Pipeline) in Sequoia (exclusive), August 26 Yosemite (TBA),  August 28 @ 6:30pm:  Kimball Art Center, Park City Utah (http://www.kimballartcenter.org/art-talk/).   For more details visit our Facebook page where I've listed a calendar of events as they develop.   Hope to meet you all!  
Jul 20, 2015 - DOI Museum Exhibition Closes after 14 months
Attendance for POSTERity: WPA’s Art Legacy & America’s Public Lands From April 9, 2014 (opening day) through May 29, 2015 (closing day), gallery visitation totaled 15,712. The exhibition’s guestbook provided an opportunity for visitors to leave comments and indicate where they were visiting from. Not everyone signed the guestbook or provided visitation demographics, but of those that did, 44 states, the District of Columbia and 10 foreign countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom) were represented.   Comments can be viewed here.
May 06, 2015 - Haleakala Hawaii Poster Now Available
Haleakala National Park print is available.  It's our 44th design and is a full 10 colors--our most complex design yet.  We had hoped it would be available earlier, but we redrew a screen or two and had some ink issues (the EPA has made modern inks less opaque).  But it's worth the wait and still modestly priced at only $40.  Enjoy! 
Feb 12, 2015 - DOI Museum Exhibition Extended
Our exhibit at the Department of the Interior Museum has been extended to May 29th, 2015.  We've had over 12,000 visitors since it opened in April 2014. Attend if you can!  
Jan 26, 2015 - Dinosaur National Monument Serigraph is now available!
Our Dinosaur design is now "in hand" and available for the same low $40.  As usual, it is a serigraph print featuring the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.   Brian, my co-artist and computer guru was a former ranger there for two years and even has a dinosaur bed named after him. So I let him run with this design--I suggested embedding an encrypted dinosaur in the design--can you find it? From old park brochures, we found "Wall of Bones" so had to use that in an added interpretive panel on Steamboat Rock. While this park is not on the beaten path, it's a strong design and will complement our now 44 park/monument images. Here is a link to some more history of the Douglas Quarry at Dinosaur:http://books.google.com/books?id=qeRM16ndBx4C&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=wpa+preparators+dinosaur+national+monument&source=bl&ots=W4Df4aqaZB&sig=gnmg3JjMa6WO6JQMpc_Y5WBYzXE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5wAjVMOnC8eoyAS8vIKQAQ&ved=0CD8Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=wpa%20preparators%20dinosaur%20national%20monument&f=false 
Dec 31, 2014 - 11,300 visitors attend DOI Museum Exhibit in 2014.
By the 2014 year's end over 11,300 visitors have attended our exhibit "Posterity" at the Department of the Interior Museum.  It continues to draw people and their good comments.  We hosted the artist's son, Richard Powell which we've posted to our Facebook page.  The exhibit will stay open until April of 2015.  Attend if you can!   Happy Holidays!
Dec 22, 2014 - Haleakala Screen Print Coming Soon
The Haleakala Screen print will be available at the end of March.  We designed this to complement the Volcanoes print.  Its bold colors, morning sunrise and distant ocean vistas make this print unique.  And we've added a ranger!  Still only $40.  
Dec 22, 2014 - Dinosaur National Monument Silkscreen Print due out after the New Years.
The Dinosaur National Monument print is our 43rd park design.  Screen printed and still just $40.  
Oct 03, 2014 - 2015 Calendar Now Available (only through Barnes and Noble and calendars.com)
The 2015 Calendar "National Parks--Poster Art of the WPA" produced by Ziga Media is now available but only through Barnes & Noble and Calendars.com.  Please note, Ranger Doug does not sell this directly on this website nor in National Parks.  Typically these sell out in a few weeks although this years run is the biggest yet due to their increasing popularity.  Enjoy!   
Aug 21, 2014 - Redwoods National and State Parks Available
Our Redwoods image is now available.  See it here...  I chose the Prairie Creek Visitor Center as the focus, with a "window" style design, and using the See America theme.  There are over 100 groves and this park(s) is managed both by the NPS and California State Parks.  I think this is a good compromise listing the top ten groves.  The PCVC was built by the CCC in 1933 and opened in 1934.  We're the only ones making silk screened prints and only charging $40!  Enjoy.  
Jul 26, 2014 - Redwoods National and State Parks sneak preview
Our Redwoods image will be available mid-August.  Here is a sneak preview.  I chose the Prairie Creek Visitor Center as the focus, with a "window" style design, and using the See America theme.  There are over 100 groves and this park(s) is managed both by the NPS and California State Parks.  I think this is a good compromise listing the top ten groves.  The PCVC was built by the CCC in 1933 and opened in 1934.  We're the only ones making silk screened prints and only charging $40!  Enjoy.  
Jul 20, 2014 - Ranger Doug's NPS Centennial Offer!
As promised (but a week late), we are offering for only $75, the two Yellowstone redrawn serigraph reproductions with completely corrected color & parallax--shown here behind the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.  Besides being signed by Ranger Doug, these also bear the initials of the screen printer "EM" in the DOI seal and are limited to only 1000 copies sold in paired numbered sets only.  Celebrate the NPS Centennial!  Here is the link.
May 29, 2014 - NPS Centennial Limited Edition Yellowstone Serigraph Prints
Celebrate our National Park Centennial coming in 2016!  Beginning July 15, we are offering a signed special limited edition of the two Yellowstone National Park prints; the Geyser and Falls in a perfect replication based upon two recently discovered originals which are now on exhibit at the Department of the Interior Museum (pictured at left).  We have corrected to the original WPA colors and redrawn the screens exactly including the screenprinter's initials etched into the DOI seal; "EM."  These serigraph prints will be a limited edition of 1000 and sold as pairs only (with matching numbers) until the end of 2016.   Both for $75.00.  We will announce availability on this news site and also on our Facebook Page when we receive them from our screen printers.   
May 29, 2014 - Department of the Interior Video
And here is a link to the Department of Interior's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSBGrC2b4QY&feature=share&list=UUGwwGL-Y...
May 28, 2014 - NPR Morning Edition Broadcast
Here's the link to Brian Naylor's Morning Edition piece:  http://www.npr.org/2014/05/26/314941202/from-yellowstone-to-grand-canyon...
May 11, 2014 - Department of the Interior Museum exhibit opens
An exhibit of all our artwork opened April 8, 2014 and will run for one year at the Department of the Interior Museum in Washington DC.  Interior Director Sally Jewell was the first to sign the guest book and received a private tour of the exhibit.  If you plan a trip back east, be sure to include this in your plans.  Six originals and all or our limited editions are exhibited.  
Mar 04, 2014 - Death Valley Serigraph now available
Death Valley (Scotty's Castle) is now available as a serigraph print for $40.00.  This is our 40th design and will be included in our Series V note cards along with Arctic Refuge, Badlands, Big Bend, Everglades, Glacier Bay, Joshua Tree and Statue of Liberty.  Also available in post cards. On our drawing boards are Dinosaur & Redwood State and National Parks among others.  
Dec 08, 2013 - Originals Found!
Six original WPA National Park Serigraph prints recently turned up in a private estate in Southern California making the total of originals now 40 prints!  I traveled down from Alaska and examined these and purchased two:  Yellowstone Geyser (now 4 known copies) and Yellowstone Falls (the only known).  They will eventually be donated to the NPS archives or LOC.  They were in remarkably good condition and I will be recoloring and digitizing the screens for the Falls print in the near future.  Two of the original 14 prints are still at large--Wind Cave and Great Smoky Mountains--keep on the lookout for these!   Happy Holidays!
Dec 08, 2013 - Christmas Counterfeits
I know I'm preaching to the choir, but around every holiday season many counterfeits of our prints show up on the internet--particularly on websites like Etsy, Zazzle, Tripod, Cafe Press, etc. It is very difficult to penetrate these 'shell' websites and much of the offerings are of very cheap quality, yet competing prices. While five of these historic images are now back in the Library of Congress and thus public domain again, they are 'up for grabs' and are now appearing on every imaginable article--from t-shirts to soap wrappers to neck ties. Our contemporary series of 26 images are not. Please be aware of what you purchase. Our company, now 20 years in business, is the only source for professionally restored silk-screened WPA national park prints; and we stand 100% behind our products.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!    
Dec 04, 2013 - New Poster: Joshua Tree National Monument
New Poster just in! Joshua Tree National Monument.  See it here....
Nov 10, 2013 - New Poster: 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Department of Interior Museum
New Poster: 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Department of Interior Museum.  This limited edition of 250 seriagraphs is signed by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius.  Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition will be donated to the National Park Service. See it here....
Nov 09, 2013 - Statue of Liberty Poster Now Available
We've now received our new Statue of Liberty National Monument poster (beginning our monument series). See it here..... Joshua Tree, Death Valley and Gettysburg are on the drawing boards.
Sep 07, 2013 - Ranger Doug's 2014 Calendars
The 2014 wall calendar and mini-calendar, produced by Ziga Media LLC, are now available through Barnes & Noble and Calendars.com.  We do not sell calendars at RDE.  Enjoy!  
Jul 07, 2013 - Department of Interior Museum Request
Ranger Doug's entire inventory of screened prints has been selected by the Department of Interior Museum for their permanent collection.  A letter of appreciation has been received from the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, which is posted on our facebook page.  We are also working with Interior on an exhibit of all our works which is scheduled to open this summer in Washington DC.  We anticipate having three originals in this exhibit along with many photographs of the artist, C. Don Powell.  
Jul 07, 2013 - New Posters
Big Bend, Everglades and Badlands screened prints have been out for over a year and I've neglected to mention this here in our News section.  We've begun using Facebook so visit us there also.  We've now received approval for screened prints of Statue of Liberty (beginning our monument series) and Joshua Tree, with Death Valley and Gettysburg on the drawing boards.  
Jul 07, 2013 - New Vinyl Stickers
We've changed our window stickers to a more durable UV resistant vinyl material, suitable for outdoor use.  We've added an additional 22 new parks as contemporary designs and offer them individually or in sets of 23 (which contain an additional sticker of Teddy Roosevelt's durable grin).  
Dec 07, 2012 - Cole Screenprint Joins Our Team
With our current screen printer, Scott Corey of Corey Sign, up to his ears printing our nearly 40 park images, we've brought in another printer, Cole Screenprint to help us out as we expand our inventory.  While Scott is a third generation "one man shop" Cole is a family of 30 professionals occupying a 25,000 square foot facility in Tacoma Washington.  As many of you know, screen printing in poster format is a dying art and we're the only source for screen printed WPA National Poster art.  Welcome Cole!  
Dec 07, 2012 - Big Bend Screened Print Now Available
The serigraphed print of Big Bend National Park is now available in time for the holiday season.  Also available in cardstock.  Thanks for you patience. 
Jul 24, 2012 - 2013 Calendar
The National Parks Poster Art of the WPA 2013 calendar is now available directly from barnesandnoble.com  and calendars.com.   
Apr 25, 2012 - Mapquest National Park Blog Post
Read about us here on Mapquest's National Park Blog:  http://parks.mapquest.com/recreating-the-wpa-park-posters-interview-with...
Apr 12, 2012 - Two New Books
Ranger Doug's images have been published in two new books:    Objects in Mirror, edited by Hans Gremmer (Netherlands) and Alaska Park Science, Volume 10, Issue 2, National Park Service, pp 56    
Mar 12, 2012 - Glacier Bay Serigraph Poster Now Available
Glacier Bay Poster has just rolled off the screen presses and is now available for $40. It is one of three Alaskan poster images and is also available in post cards and notecards.  We've also just finished our Badlands National Monument design due out by mid-April.
Feb 27, 2012 - Our new website is online
After 10 years of increasing internet orders, we’ve decided to upgrade our website once again. We’ve hopefully made it easier to navigate and order products. We now list our poster images both alphabetically and geographically with a spiffy WPA map of the USA. Simply click on the image or location you want and it will take you to that selection of posters or cards. On this page will have all details about the image (size, coloring, card groups, etc.) From there, you can proceed to the shopping cart. Additionally, we’ve updated our customer comments section, making it easier to post your comments, ask questions or simply to read what others say about us. We’ve added a new section “Honorable Mentions” listing books, movies, gifts, etc. for which our products have been selected. Having problems finding something? Send us an email.
Dec 27, 2011 - The 2012 Barnes & Noble WPA National Park Calendar
The 2012 Barnes & Noble WPA National Park Calendar is now available through the Barnes & Noble Bookstores only. We do not carry it at Ranger Doug's Enterprises.
Dec 08, 2011 - Everglades Poster now available
The Everglades serigraph poster is now available here on our website and also from Everglades National Park. Glacier Bay is next up and should be available end of January 2012.
Jul 27, 2011 - Everglades National Park
The Everglades image has been completed and is available in cards.  The screened poster will be available sometime late 2011.  This poster was created after an on-site visit and indeed the animals in this image are as plentiful as depicted.  While this was our first visit, it is now one of our favorite parks!