31st Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibit

ON VIEW IN THE BEAR GALLERY: October 7-29, 2016
64th Parallel is an Annual Juried exhibit in October, featuring a diversity of media including painting, drawing, original prints, sculpture, mixed-media, photography & video.  The juror is responsible for awarding First, Second, & Third place awards as well as the Gutsy Baker Award. Awards are presented at 6 pm during the First Friday opening reception.
Congratulations to the award recipients for the 2016 64th Parallel Exhibit!
Juror’s Choice: A Convocation of Eagles by Daniel Bates

Second Place: Fireweed Didn’t Bloom by Jesse Venable
Third Place: 2015 Willow Creek Fire, Willow, AK by J. Jason Lazarus,
Jared Baker Gutsy Art Award: Spare Parts by Charlotte Peterson
Osprey With Halibut by Paul H. Beals
Pond by Sara Tabbert
Roadside Attraction by Joe Paul
Roadside Jazz by Jessie Hedden
Salmon on Tap by Lisa Guffey
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Untitled (year of no middle ground). Screen-print and mono-print on wool. 94″ x 64″. 2016.

Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. He is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and surface design, with broader concerns of technology, language, codification, community, and identity. Interested in the ways transient or ephemeral experiences are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge, stories, and memories are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. Jovencio de la Paz received a Masters of Fine Art from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has displayed his work both nationally and internationally, most recently at ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Carl & Sloan Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 4th Ward Projects, Chicago, IL; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; MessHall, Chicago; Uri Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. among others. He regularly teaches at schools of art, craft, and design throughout the country, including the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine, and the Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. He is also a co-founder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.