6th Annual Spring Juried Artist Talk with Guest Juror Alanna DeRocchi

Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Blue Room

Join us for an artist talk with guest juror Alanna DeRocchi, who will discuss her work inspired by Alaska’s unique wildlife and environment. The talk is on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Blue Room on the third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts.

Alanna is originally from Petersburg, Illinois. She received a BFA from Western Illinois University in 2004 and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. Since finishing her education, she has participated in several ceramic artist residency programs, including the Clay Arch Gimhae Museum Ceramic Arts Residency in Jilllye, South Korea, and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. She was a 2017 Rasmuson Individual Artist Award recipient, a 2022 Rasmuson Fellowship Recipient, and a 2019 and 2022 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant awardee. Alanna is a Term Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Studio Technician at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Thanks to Sophie Station Suites for making the 6th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition possible by sponsoring Alanna’s visit to Fairbanks!

This artist talk is free and open to the public.

The 6th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition is on view April 7–29, 2023, Monday–Saturday from 12–6 p.m. in the Bear Gallery. This year’s exhibition concept, chosen by a public vote conducted earlier this year, is FOOD. Online registration is still open for Interior artists (18+) who want to submit work to the Spring Juried Exhibition!

Friday, April 7, is the exhibition’s opening day, with a First Friday reception from 5–7 p.m. Snacks and refreshments at First Friday will be sponsored by AARP in conjunction with the Fairbanks 50+: Art & Science of Aging Summit. 

This exhibition is free and open to the public.