64th Parallel Juried Exhibition

64th Parallel is an Annual Juried exhibit in October, featuring mediums of painting, watercolor, drawing, pastel, original prints, sculpture, mixed-media, photography & video. Artwork intake occurs over the weekend prior to the October First Friday. A guest juror from outside of Alaska offers a public lecture every 64th Parallel on the Monday of First Friday week in the Blue Room. Each juror is responsible for awarding First, Second, & Third place awards as well as the Gutsy Baker Award. Awards are presented at 6 pm during the First Friday opening reception.

31st Annual 64th Parallel on view in the Bear Gallery October 7-29, 2016

64th Parallel Prospectus 2016

This year’s 64th Parallel exhibit will be juried by artist, Jovencio de la Paz, head of Textile Arts at the University of Oregon


12-6 pm on Friday, September 30

12-6 pm on Saturday, October 1

12-6 pm on Sunday, October 2

If you would like to enter artwork for consideration in the exhibit, please join Fairbanks Arts for artwork intake in the Bear Gallery Noon-6 pm, September 30 – October 2, 2016. Prospectuses will be available at intake or can be printed and filled out ahead of time by printing the prospectus below.


Monday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the Blue Room (3rd Floor AK Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way)

de la PazJuror1

Untitled (year of no middle ground)
Screen-print and mono-print on wool
94″ x  64″

Each year the juror of 64th Parallel gives a public lecture about their art, process and career as an artist. Please join us for Jovencio de la Paz’s lecture on Monday, Oct. 3rd @ 7 pm in the Blue Room (3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Rd). This event is free and open to the public.

Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. He is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and surface design, with broader concerns of technology, language, codification, community, and identity. Interested in the ways transient or ephemeral experiences are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge, stories, and memories are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. Jovencio de la Paz received a Masters of Fine Art from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has displayed his work both nationally and internationally, most recently at ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Carl & Sloan Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 4th Ward Projects, Chicago, IL; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; MessHall, Chicago; Uri Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. among others. He regularly teaches at schools of art, craft, and design throughout the country, including the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine, and the Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. He is also a co-founder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.


Opening Reception will be held on First Friday, October 7,  from 5-7 pm in the Bear Gallery. All artists are invited to attend and the awards (Juror’s Choice, Second Place, Third Place and the Gutsy Baker Award) will be announced at 6 pm.

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