October in the Bear Gallery

Opening Day: October 7, 2022, 12-7 p.m., with an opening reception 5-7 p.m.

Exhibition On View: October 7-28, 2022

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m.

36th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition 

Juror: Allison Baker

Join Fairbanks Arts in the Bear gallery for our October exhibition, the 36th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition. This exhibition features artwork by Interior Alaskan artists selected by this year’s juror, Allison Baker.

“The vibrant arts community in Alaska didn’t need me to make a smart show; the work was already smart and bold and risky, and rich with tradition and exceptional craft…
The works selected are beautiful and a little weird… Thank you for inviting me to experience Alaskan permafrost, which melted my icy little heart.”

Allison Baker
64th Parallel Juror

Check back for awards! (To be announced tomorrow after 6 p.m.)

64th Parallel is on view in the Bear Gallery from October 7-28, 2022. The gallery will be open from 12–7 p.m. on Friday, October 7 for the opening day, with an opening reception from 5–7 p.m. For the rest of the month, join us Monday–Saturday, 12–6 p.m. 

64th Parallel Exhibition has a blind jury process for selection and awards. The blind jury will take place on Monday, October 3 with Allison Baker. Allison will be able to see the titles of the artworks but not the artist’s names. There will be an awards ceremony for the Juror’s Choice ($200), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), Jared Baker “Gutsy Art Award” ($75), and Honorable Mentions at the opening reception on Friday, October 7, 2022 in the Bear Gallery. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Updated October 6, 2022

The Artist’s Toolkit: Workshop with Allison Baker and 64th Parallel Juror’s Talk

Juror’s Talk

Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m.
Blue Room, Third Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts,Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99701

Allison Baker will give an artist talk covering her artwork, the inspiration, and concepts behind her work, as well as her accomplishments. Join us to learn more about this year’s 64th Parallel juror! This event is free and open to the public. Masks are recommended.

Juror: Allison Baker

Allison earned her MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, a BFA in Sculpture, and a BA in Gender Studies from Indiana University. 

Her work investigates hegemonic femininity as a site of transgression and resistance with tongue planted firmly in cheek. She deploys irony and the abject to make space for pondering the soul-crushing banalities of what many might term “women’s work.” 

Allison is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Studio Art at Hamline University where she tries to impart some knowledge of finesse, persuasion, and manual labor.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally at the CICA Museum in South Korea, the Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow, the Knockdown Center in New York, and Franconia Sculpture Park where her work is currently exhibited. Baker is passionate about inclusion and equity in metal casting and has presented “Pedagogies on Inclusion” at the ICCCIA and NCCIAP.

The Artist’s Toolkit: Workshop with Allison Baker

Sunday, October 2 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Blue Room, Third Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99701

In this workshop, this year’s 64th Parallel Exhibition juror Allison Baker will cover Instagram for artists, documenting artwork, finding residencies, calls for entry, and artist bios. The final hour will be an artist statement freewriting workshop. Please bring a notebook in which to write. Attendees are asked to pre-register below; there will be a cap of 25 attendees. Masks are recommended.

The workshop fee is $15 for Fairbanks Arts members and $20 for non-members.

Click here to register for the workshop!

Original Post from September 15, 2022