’64th Parallel’ Juried Exhibition

64th Parallel is an Annual Juried exhibit in October, featuring a guest juror from outside of Alaska. Artwork intake occurs over the weekend prior to the October First Friday. Every 64th Parallel  Juror offers a public lecture on the Monday of First Friday week in the Blue Room. Each juror is responsible for awarding First, Second, & Third place awards as well as the Gutsy Baker Award. Awards are presented at 6 pm on First Friday.

30th Annual 64th Parallel on view in the Bear Gallery October 2-31, 2015 (Prospectus PDF)

Nina.portraitThis 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 www.ninaelder.com

Defunct: Ojo Caliente

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


12-6 pm on Friday, September 25

12-6 pm on Saturday, September 26

12-6 pm on Sunday, September 27

If you would like to enter artwork for consideration in the exhibit, please join FAA for artwork intake in the Bear Gallery Noon-6 pm, September 25-27, 2015. Prospectuses will be available at intake or can be printed and filled out ahead of time by printing the prospectus below.


Each year the juror of 64th Parallel gives a public lecture about their art, process and career as an artist. Please join us for Nina Elder’s lecture on Monday, Sept 28th @ 7 pm in the Blue Room (3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Rd). This event is free and open to the public. 


Opening Reception will be held on First Friday, October 2,  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.

30th Annual 64th Parallel Prospectus 

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