Charlie’s pARTy for the Arts – Old Fashioned Box Social, Thursday, May 29th 6:30 PM

Fairbanks Arts Association cordially invites you to attend

Charlie’s pARTy for the Arts – Old Fashioned Box Social Box Social

Thursday, May 29th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park.

Join us for an evening of old-fashioned good times with live music, an auction of boxed dinners and a silent auction during the event.

Renowned local artists will also be doing quick-sketch portraits for only $25.00

Event is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Ticket price includes soft drink and dessert.

Please RSVP to 456-6485 ext 226.

2014 Interior Alaska Mayors Awards for the Arts – Friday, May 23rd at 7:00pm

We are very pleased to announce the award winners for the 2014 Interior Alaska Mayors’ Awards for the Arts.

Fairbanks Arts Association and the Mayors of Interior Alaska will be honoring the winners in an awards ceremony to recognize their outstanding contributions in the arts for the following categories:

  • Arts & Leadership Award:  Dick and Hoa Brickley (Ice Alaska) of Fairbanks
  • Volunteer Award:  Margo Klass of Fairbanks
  • Volunteer Award:  Michael Kingston of Delta Junction
  • Arts Advocacy Award:  John Poirrier (North Pole Grange) of North Pole
  • Youth Arts Award:  Healy Tech Team of Healy
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Norman Shelburne (North Star Ballet) of Fairbanks
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Harold ‘Doc’ South of Fairbanks

The award ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts Theater in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK.

A punch and cupcake reception will follow in the Bear Gallery.

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to come and join Fairbanks Arts Association and the Mayors of Interior Alaska in honoring our community members for their hard work and dedication to the arts.

If you have questions or to R.S.V.P. (suggested but not required): 456-6485 ext. 222

Charity Walk this Friday May 9!

Fairbanks, May 9th, 2014

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Raise money for your favorite charities as you feast on fabulous food on this fun 4K walk!

Join us Friday to support the Fairbanks Arts Association at the annual Alaska Visitor Industry Charity Walk. It’s easy, fun and filled with food!

The best part is that if you designate FAA as your charity of choice,

100% of the donation goes to support our organization

and all the things we do from showcasing art in the Bear Gallery, helping get artists in the school, holding monthly literary readings, events like Very Special Arts where we bring the joy of art to the special education students of the district, partnering with other organizations to add the arts to community events, and much, much more.

Sign up here:

Or come to the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot at 6:00 Friday, May 9th at 6 PM.


EARTH, FIRE AND FIBRE XXIX – First Friday Reception, May 2nd, 5-7 PM


On view May 2-31, 2014 at the Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery.

First Friday Reception: Friday May 2nd 5pm to 7pm, Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK

For more information please contact Jess Peña at 456-6485 or


Anchorage artist Amy Meissner has won the prestigious Earth, Fire and Fibre Juror’s Choice Award for Spontaneous Combustion, an art quilt. This beautiful exhibit includes works from local Fairbanks artists Margo Klass and Theresa Shannon.

Earth, Fire and Fibre, the Anchorage Museum’s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state’s longest running juried exhibitions. It showcases Alaska artists working with traditional craft materials such as fibre, clay and bone. Selected artworks are chosen for the artists’ superb skills and their forward-thinking concepts and methods.

This year’s entries included 360 works of art by 119 Alaska artists. For the exhibition, that pool was narrowed down to 41 works of art by 34 artists. This exhibition was juried by Andrew Glasgow of Asheville, N.C. Glasgow’s resume includes the American Craft Council, Southern Highland Craft Guide and Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art.

List of winning “Earth, Fire and Fibre XXIX” entries:

$1,500 Juror’s Choice Award

  • Amy Meissner, Anchorage, “Spontaneous Combustion,” wool, cotton, domestic linens, 2013

$500 Awards

  • Lael Gordon, Seward, “Endgrain Parquet Cabinet,” Douglas fir, eastern maple, 2013
  • Sandra Mander, Auke Bay, “White Bird,” porcelain, 2013
  • Diane Melms, Anchorage, “Tangerine Sky,” fiber, 2013
  • Kathryn Rousso, Ketchikan, “All Worlds Intertwined,” red and yellow cedar bark, woven abaca, 2013
See a photo gallery of the winning artwork here.