“Convergence”: Fairbanks Arts Spring Juried Exhibit

Intake in the Bear Gallery:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from Noon-6:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from Noon-6:00 pm

Juror: Joel Isaak
Juror’s Lecture: Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm in the Blue Room

Artist Joel Isaak is the juror for the 2017 Fairbanks Arts Association Spring Juried Exhibition. Isaak expresses himself through a variety of mediums, such as acrylic painting, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, and often including natural materials such as halibut, salmon, and moose skin. He received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and his MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University. His cast bronze and salmon skin works are featured in the permanent collections of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, Ted Stevens International Airport, and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Isaak will spend the day judging the artwork submitted for Convergence. In the evening, he will give a presentation about his work in the evening. The artwork selected for the show, however, will not be revealed until the First Friday Opening Reception.

Opening Reception: April 7, 5:00-7:00 pm

Exhibit On View: April 7-28, 2017

Fairbanks Arts invites Interior Alaskan artists to take part in our new spring juried exhibit. This new exhibition will be thematic (much like Patterns of Influence had been), the theme of which will be voted in annually by the public. The theme chosen by Fairbanks Arts supporters for our first spring juried exhibit is:


Here are some definitions of convergence courtesy of Merriam Webster to get the creativity going: 

  1.  the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity

  2.  independent development of similar characters (as of bodily structure of unrelated organisms or cultural traits) often associated with similarity of habits or environment

  3. the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole

We look forward to artists’ interpretation of Convergence.


Drawing // Painting // Sculpture // Ceramics // Glass // Printmaking // Video // Jewelry // Photography // Mixed-media // Fiber

Entry Fees: $5 per piece, up to 4 pieces. Fairbanks Arts members may enter their third piece for free.

Spring 2017 Juried Exhibition Convergence Prospectus