November in the Bear Gallery

Exhibition on view: November 5–27, 2021

Exhibition Opening (Virtual Event): November 5, 6–7:30 pm

Our First 10 Years: Northwoods Book Arts Guild (Virtual & Limited In-Person Event): November 5, 6–7:30 pm

Bear Gallery visitors please note:

COVID-19 mitigation measures: Fairbanks Arts’ board of directors has approved COVID-19 mitigation measures that include (but are not limited to):

  • Visitors to the Bear Gallery are required to wear a mask. We ask that visitors bring their own masks, but should a visitor be without one, we have a limited supply we can give out. 
  • Social distancing of no less than 6 ft apart must be observed within the Bear Gallery.  
  • The current limit of visitors in the gallery at one time is 15 individuals.
  • Our COVID-19 mitigation plan involves the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to stay open while supporting artists and arts supporters safely and responsibly.

Books As Art 3

by Northwoods Book Arts Guild

Northwoods Book Arts Guild is a community of artists actively learning about and creating artist books in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach. Northwoods Book Arts Guild regularly holds workshops throughout the community and virtually.

Books As Art 3 showcases a wide array of handcrafted artist books created by members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild, artists who share a passion for bookmaking in all its myriad forms. This group show exemplifies the creativity and imagination of Guild members. The book forms they’ve created may be editioned or unique, sculptural or traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Special components of the show include foldable structures, chap books printed in the Guild’s letterpress shop, books made in response to challenges presented by @areyoubookenough on Instagram (#areyoubookenough), and a collection of set books created in collaboration with University of Alaska Press. Coinciding with Books As Art 3, the Northwoods Book Arts Guild will offer handmade books for sale as the Gift Shop Artist of the Month in the Bear Gallery gift shop. 

Exhibition Opening (Virtual)

Friday, November 5, 6-7:30 pm

This virtual event through Facebook Live will celebrate the opening of Books As Art 3. The program will include an overview of the show and will highlight the Northwoods Set Book Project, one of the special components of the exhibition, created in collaboration with the University of Alaska Press. Christopher Lee Miles, author of Armor & Ornament, a poetry book in the collaboration, will give a reading. 

Tune in to Fairbanks Arts’ Facebook page here to watch the event!

Our First 10 Years: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Virtual and Limited In-Person Attendance for NBG Members)

Friday, November 19, 6-7:30 pm

This event, the annual meeting of Northwoods Book Arts Guild (NBG), will celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of NBG. Photos and stories of the Guild’s first 10 years will be highlighted, along with the election of 2022 NBG Board Officers. 

This event will allow a limited number of NBG members to attend in-person with a completed registration form. Click here for the online registration form link!

Tune in to Fairbanks Arts’ Facebook page here to watch the event virtually! NBG members and non-members alike are welcome.

For more information about the Northwoods Book Arts Guild, a nonprofit organization promoting all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach see www.nwbookarts.