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

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!


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.

64th Parallel is on view in the Bear Gallery from October 7-29, 2022. The gallery will be open from 12–7 p.m. on Friday, October 7 for the opening day with the opening reception taking place from 5-7 p.m. For the rest of the month, join us Monday–Saturday, 12–6 p.m. 


Find the 64th Parallel Call for Art here.