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
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.
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 and educator living and working in Eugene, Oregon. His work, located in the fluctuating territory of textile, painting and installation, utilizes craft processes in cloth to engage a queer aesthetic vernacular. Born in Singapore in 1986, Jovencio de la paz received a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, and an MFA in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012; He has had solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, most recently at ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL; 4th Ward Projects, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; 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. Jovencio de la Paz is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon, Department of Art, School of Architecture & Allied Arts. He regularly teaches at schools of art, craft, and design throughout the country, including the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI and the Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. He is also a cofounder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.
FIRST FRIDAY OPENING RECEPTION
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.