Up with Art (Reimagined)

Thank you to all the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) students who submitted their artwork for the Up With Art (Reimagined) art exhibition!

The exhibition will be on view in the Bear Gallery from Friday, March 5 to Friday, March 26. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

In years past, this exhibition has featured artwork made in the classroom in conjunction with Art Specialists and teachers; however, in light of the special circumstances of this academic year, FNSBSD student artists were invited to submit one piece of original art made at home or in school within the past year to be on display in the Bear Gallery for the month of March.

Art is key to a complete education and a powerful vehicle for expression, exploration, and skill-building! While submitted works of art are about (nearly) anything, as part of the 2021 Up With Art (Reimagined) exhibition, Fairbanks Arts will offer prizes in the following five categories—awardees will be selected by community judges who will be keeping an eye out for artworks that explore:

imagination: Where does your imagination take you? What kind of creatures, worlds, and things can you create in your mind? Is there an alternative world you’d like to go to, a fantastical animal you made up, or a crazy dinner you imagine your family eating?

stories: How can you tell a story or create a scene in your art? Are you inspired by movies, stories, or comic books? How could you recreate a favorite memory with your friend, create a scene from a story you read, or imagine something in the future you’d like to happen?

connection: What connections and relationships are important in your life? How do you connect with your community? Do you like spending time with your neighbors, your classmate, or your pet?

environment: How do you experience nature in your life? Do landscapes, animals, or plants inspire you? Do you like looking at the trees out your window, reading about the rainforest, or drawing animals?

health: What types of activities do you do to stay healthy? What keeps you feeling good? Do you go for a walk with a friend, eat veggies, or talk about a problem with your family?


March 5–March 2612–6 pm Monday–FridayGallery open hours
Friday, March 265:30–7 Virtual celebration (with awards!): 5:30–6 pm artwork slideshow, 6–7 pm awards
Saturday, March 2710–4 pmArtwork pick up—time slot specific to grade

ARTWORK PICK UP: Students’ parents/guardians or teachers may pick up artwork on Saturday, March 27 in the Bear Gallery. Pick up times are grouped by the student’s grade:

Saturday, March 27
10–1 pm:  K–6th grade
1–4 pm: 7th–12th grade


Artwork pick up times are grouped by grade to limit the number of people attempting to drop off/pick up at one time. Individuals coming to the Bear Gallery must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of no less than 6ft. There is currently a maximum of 10 people allowed in the gallery at one time; if the gallery is at capacity when an individual is dropping off or picking up artwork, they will be asked to wait in the interior hallway until there is room in the gallery.