Call for Art—Submit your VIVID artwork through March 22!

We asked you to vote and the results are in: the concept for the Spring Juried Exhibition is officially Vivid! What will you create in response to this concept?

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, definitions of vivid include:

  1. Of a color : very strong : very high in chroma
  2. Having the appearance of vigorous life or freshness : lively
  3. Producing a string or clear impression on the senses : sharp, intense specifically : producing distinct mental images

The exhibition will take place April 2–30, 2021 in the Bear Gallery. In an effort to limit contact while Fairbanks Arts’ board-approved COVID-19 mitigation measures are in place, artwork entries must be submitted online

Click HERE to complete the online registration for this show!

Online registration DEADLINE: Monday, March 22 at 11:59 pm  

Fairbanks Arts will contact exhibition entrants about the results of the virtual jury via email with the request that accepted works are delivered to the Bear Gallery on Monday, March 29 from 12–6 pm.

Entry Quantity/Fee: Artists are invited to submit up to four (4) works of art once the online registration is open. The entry fee is $5/entry, current Fairbanks Arts members will receive a fee waiver on their third entry. If you are not currently a Fairbanks Arts member and would like to become one, or it is time to renew, you can do so here. If you are not sure if it is time for you to renew your membership, inquire at and we will let you know! 

An important note on submitting quality images for artwork entries

Because this exhibition will be juried virtually (online), submitting entries with quality work samples is of the utmost importance. See this wonderful resource made available by the Rasmuson Foundation from their Artist’s Toolkit for tips on how to successfully photograph your artwork (even with a smartphone). Failure to provide quality work samples (i.e. photographs of your art) may result in artwork being juried out of the exhibition. 

For further resources, here are two short videos with tips on how to photograph your work with just an iPhone and an app called Snapseed. The first video shows editing 2D work (a monochromatic drawing and a painting) and the second covers 3D work.

iPhone Photography: Documenting your 2D Art on a Budget

Photographing your 3D Art with an iPhone/Smartphone


  • Artists must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Artists are limited to four entries.
  • Only artists residing in the Interior of Alaska, Doyon Region are eligible to enter works.
  • Artwork is open to the following categories: painting, drawing, ceramics, print, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, glass, jewelry, and fiber. If you have a question about if your work is suitable for entry, contact
  • Original and/or prints of artwork created by the artist only. Work must reflect the artist’s unique creative effort. 
  • No kits. No copies or exact replicas of other artists’ original artwork or published artwork. No copies of any published images or copyrighted characters (e.g. Disney).
  • Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in the Bear Gallery.


  • Entries must be professionally presented and ready for display. Works to be hung on the wall must have a secure wire hanger. NO SAWTOOTH hangers will be permitted.
  • Unusual hanging mechanisms must be approved by Fairbanks Arts, call 251-8386 ext. 3.
  • Quilts must have 2 inches of velcro stitched along the entire top. NO VELCRO, NO ACCEPTANCE. 
  • Submissions that are polyptych need to be priced as one piece. 

Click HERE to complete the online registration for this show!

Juror: Amy Meissner

Our Spring Juried Exhibition juror is Anchorage-based artist Amy Meissner! Amy’s studio practice combines traditional handwork, found objects and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical and emotional work of women. Her social practice includes teaching clothing and textile repair as acts of prolonging and care. She holds undergraduate degrees in both art and textiles, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is currently a Northern Research Lab Fellow at the Anchorage Museum, researching Northern Repair Culture congruent with graduate work in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in South Carolina. Amy can be found online at or on Instagram at @amymeissnerartist.

Watch a recent Textile Talk congruent with her solo exhibition at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE below!

“Shadow Self” by Amy Meissner

 We look forward to seeing your interpretations of vivid!

For questions, contact Fairbanks Arts 907-251-8386 ext. 12 or