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.