Intake for the 64th Parallel Exhibition Juried by Nina Elder

Intake for the 64th Parallel Exhibition is THIS weekend, Sept. 25th-27th, from 12-6 Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the Bear Gallery.

Nina Elder will give her juror lecture on Monday, September 28th at 7pm in the Blue Room on the 3rd floor in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park (2300 Airport Way).

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

This 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