Using Social Media to Build an Arts Career

A Presentation by Poet & Video Artist, Steve Roggenbuck


You are invited to attend this free presentation on Tuesday, December 8th at 6pm in the Bear Gallery (3rd floor AK Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way)

Steve Roggenbuck will present a practical overview of social media strategy for writers, musicians, and other artists to attract the right audience, build real community, and create real-life opportunities from an internet presence. After the presentation, Steve will take questions and offer advice on any specific projects you’re working on.

Steve Roggenbuck is a poet and video artist whose work explores the new forms that literature and humor can take on the internet. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Gawker, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, NPR, The Fader, and The New Yorker. His videos were included in the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial. He has published six collections of writing, and he is the founder of Boost House, a small press and co-op house currently located in Tucson, Arizona. Now after performing in Alaska, he has performed in all 50 United States.

learn more about Steve at his website:

There is no fee for this presentation. To attend, RSVP to


You are invited to Charlie’s pARTy for the Arts fundraiser!

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Twenty-five local artists were asked to create an original work of art from an item generously donated by Samson True Value Hardware for FAA’s annual Charlie’s pARTy fundraiser. This year’s special object is a paintbrush and we are excited for you to see what artists have been coming up with! Join Fairbanks Arts on Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm for this special event in the Bear Gallery and enjoy food, friends and fabulous art! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Be sure to get your tickets now so you can have a great time AND support the arts! All proceeds from this benefit programs of Fairbanks Arts Association.


Intake for the 64th Parallel Exhibition Juried by Nina Elder

Intake for the 64th Parallel Exhibition is THIS weekend, Sept. 25th-27th, from 12-6 Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the Bear Gallery.

Nina Elder will give her juror lecture on Monday, September 28th at 7pm in the Blue Room on the 3rd floor in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park (2300 Airport Way).

‘Defunct: Ojo Caliente’ by Nina Elder 2011 Acrylic on Panel 48″ x 60″

‘Defunct: Ojo Caliente’ by Nina Elder 2011 Acrylic on Panel 48″ x 60″

This year’s 64th Parallel exhibit will be juried by artist, Nina Elder, of Santa Fe.

Nina Elder is an artist, adventurer, and arts administrator. She grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where she cultivated a curiosity about gravel pits, mines, and lumber mills. Her work examines the visual evidence of land use in the American West and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. Through paintings and drawings she endeavors to illuminate that the contemporary landscape is the physical manifestation of modern needs, economies, policies, and powers. Her relationship to Alaska stems from her multi-year project with the Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum. Nina’s work is exhibited and collected nationally, and has been included in publications such as Art in America, VICE, and New American Paintings.  After earning her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, Nina returned to northern New Mexico where she co-founded an off-the-grid artist residency program called PLAND: Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation.  She now is the Residency Director at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Nina is represented by RULE Denver, RULE Marfa, and Central Features in Albuquerque. Her work can be seen at

Literary Reading on Saturday, 9/12

This Saturday, September 12th at 7pm in the Blue Room* across the hall from the Bear Gallery, FAA plays host to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Creative Writing Faculty. This event is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you all there!

For more information about the writers at this reading, please check out the literary page for the event.

Flier for September 12th Literary Reading in the Blue Room.

Flier for September 12th Literary Reading in the Blue Room.

*Because of the large size of the current Bear Gallery exhibit, the location of the Literary Reading this month has changed. The Blue Room is easy to find. Just make your way to the Bear Gallery and follow the arrow signs to the Blue Room.

Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living

Organized by the Anchorage Museum, the exhibit Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living is coming to Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery for September 2015 thanks to generous support provided by the Rasmuson Foundation.

About half of Alaska’s residents live in traditional Dena’ina territory but have little knowledge about the indigenous people who have called South-Central Alaska home for centuries. The Anchorage Museum changed that with the first major exhibition ever presented about the mapDena’ina Athabascan people. This exhibit demonstrates that, although Dena’ina have experienced life-altering changes during the past 200 years, many core values and traditions survive.

Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living, will be on view at the Fairbanks Association’s Bear Gallery from September 4 through 26, 2015. The gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Gallery hours are from Noon to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission charge to enter the gallery. The exhibition is comprised of Dena’ina art and artifacts on view in the Bear Gallery as well as a film series, lecture and workshop held in the Pioneer Park Theater and Blue Room in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts.

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A Feast of Summer Literary Events at FAA

Fairbanks folks rejoice! FAA has been blessed with a feast, a buffet, a potpourri, a glorious abundance of literary events for the summer months! The next 3 weeks are absolutely packed full of amazing literary readings.

As usual, these readings will take place in the lovely Bear Gallery in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way.
Read on to discover the two events taking place in July…

First up on July 18th is the amazing author Robin McLean. Her book Reptile House won BOA Editions’ Fiction Prize and is making some serious waves in the literary community. This is a special reading, as Robin is traveling to Alaska from her home in New Hampshire on her whirlwind book tour. FAA is honored that Robin has made Fairbanks a part of her scheduled tour.

For more information on Robin check out her website.

Robin McLean's Reading Information

Robin McLean’s Reading Information

The award-winning

The award-winning “Reptile House” by Robin McLean

The week after on July 25th, local poetry darling Jill Osier, fresh from her stint as the 2014-2015 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy, will grace the Bear Gallery with her own unique voice and flowing words.

Jill Osier Literary Reading Information

Jill Osier Literary Reading Information

The first week in August will also feature a fantastic reader. Keep watching for more information as that day comes nearer…