64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition and Intake

October 2013 in the Bear Gallery:

The 28th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition

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 2011

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

Alpha Omega Monument by John K. Melvin (2011)

Artwork Intake

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

Juror’s Lecture

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 Oct. 4th, 2013, 5-7 pm in the Bear Gallery.