July in the Bear Gallery

July 2018

Quilt Alaska 2018

On View: July 6th-28th

Opening Reception:  Friday, July 6th, 5-7pm


Raffle quilt made by several Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild members

Quilt Alaska is a biennial quilt exhibit organized by the Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild and hosted by Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery. Beautiful work by Quilt Alaska artists is also featured in the gift shop during the month of July. Raffle tickets to win one special quilt in the exhibit are for sale in the Bear Gallery.


Demos in the Bear Gallery Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in July

Stop by the Bear Gallery every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and watch the IMG_20180709_124734Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild give a demonstration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about quilting and the guild! Learn more about Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild: http://www.cfqgalaska.org/




July Gift Shop Artist of the Month

                            Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild


The Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild was organized in 1979 to promote the art of quilting throughout the Fairbanks area. Whether you collect quilts, make quilts, or want to learn more about quilting, you will find something interesting at their monthly meetings and events throughout the year.

Learn more about Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild: http://www.cfqgalaska.org/


Also Featured in July

            Watercolor Artist of the Month

                                                         Tom Nixon

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Summer Clouds by Tom Nixon

“After a lifetime of professional woodworking, I began a career in art by studying drawing with Jack Taylor and painting with Gael Murakami in 1998. Over the next 6 years I attended various workshops with instructors from the Lower 48 which were provided by the Fairbanks Watercolor Society. In 2002 I met Vladimir Zhikhartsev, a local professional artist and teacher. I studied weekly with him for eight years during the winter at his studio.Tom - Festival 2015 (2)

In addition to studying with Mr. Zhikhartsev I have attended and participated in 5-day long workshops with Mel Stabin, Tony Couch (x 3), Susie Short, Mick McAndrews, Carl Purcell, Spike Ress, Lian Zhen, Joe Garcia, Sharon Freeman and Nancy Stonington Taylor.

I have been teaching painting for well over a decade with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and privately in my studio. I have been called to teach for the Upward Bound program at UAF and the Machetanz Art Festival at Mat-Su College in Palmer.”

– Tom Nixon

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