64th Parallel is an Annual Juried exhibit in October, usually with a juror from out of state. Intake is the weekend before October’s First Friday with with a Juror’s Lecture on Monday at 7 in the Blue Room. First, Second, Third and the Gutsy Baker award are cash prizes are presented at October’s First Friday reception.
29th Annual 64th Parallel (2014)
by Dennis Sipiorski
If you would like to enter artwork for consideration in the exhibit, please join us for Intake in the Bear Gallery Friday Sept. 26 or Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 from Noon-6 pm or Sunday Sept. 28 from 12-5 pm. You may print and fill out the prospectus form, or you may simply show up with up to four pieces of art ready for hanging and we will help you with the paperwork.
Each year the juror of 64th Parallel presents on their work and their influences. Please join us for the Dennis Sipiorski’s Juror’s Lecture on Monday, Sept 29th @ 7 pm in the Blue Room, 3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park.
First Friday Reception-
First Friday Opening Reception will be held on Oct. 3 from 5-7 pm in the Bear Gallery. All artists are invited to attend and the awards (Juror’s Choice, Second Place, Third Place and the Gutsy Baker Award) will be announced at 6 pm.
Information from last year:
The 28th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition (2013)
We are proud to present John K. Melvin as the Juror for the 28th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibit. You can see more of his work at http://www.johnkmelvin.com/.
John K. Melvin is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily through the medium of sculpture. He was born in Oakland, California and continues his studio practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Torq Pelvis by John K. Melvin (2013)
Throughout all of his work there is a strong commitment to an investigation of material guided by conceptual practice. In the process of this investigation, connections are made between themes of absence and presence — and material movements through time, place, identity, order, and change. The material response to these environments tends to be of an industrial nature, as that history and reference is a nostalgic component of Melvin’s perspective. His current research is investigating fields of flexible structures, modular methodologies, and systems of repetition that occur in natural constructs. At the center of this investigation is to distill a meaning of ecology that is relevant to cultural identity.
Noeco Tree by John K. Melvin (2011)
Exhibitions of his work have been in San Francisco, Portland, Santa Fe, Sarasota, and Boston nationally, as well as internationally in Scotland, France. and Ukraine. Melvin earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, a Post-Baccalaureate from the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France, and received his MFA in 2009 from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Alpha Omega Monument, Grand Rapids by John K, Melvin (2011)
If you would like to enter artwork for consideration in the exhibit, please join us for Intake in the Bear Gallery Friday Sept. 27 or Saturday Sept. 28 from Noon-6 pm or Sunday Sept. 29 from 12-5 pm. You may print and fill out the prospectus form, or you may simply show up with up to four pieces of art ready for hanging and we will help you with the paperwork.
Prospectus: 64th Parallel Prospectus 2013
Please join us for the Juror’s Lecture on Monday, Sept 30th @ 7 pm in the Blue Room, 3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park.
First Friday Reception
First Friday Opening Reception will be held on Oct. 4th from 5-7 pm in the Bear Gallery.