Hello Arts Enthusiast,

Summer might be coming to a close but that does not mean that the arts in Fairbanks slow down! We are looking forward to a busy September with plenty of opportunities to participate in the arts. Join us for a beautiful First Friday Opening Reception of Gail Priday's Improbable and Beautiful and David Rosenthal's Rosenthal: Alaskan Landscapes , stop by for a Literary Reading featuring Eric Heyne and Joseph Holt, attend an arts conference in Fairbanks and pay tribute to the Alaska House Art Gallery as they celebrate their very last First Friday this month.

September also brings along artwork intake for our 34th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition in October! We are looking forward to welcoming sculptor Jamie Bates Slone as juror and to again seeing the beautiful artistry of Interior Alaska. Read more about all of our events below.
The Bear Gallery is back to Winter Hours!
You can visit the gallery and gift shop Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.
Opening Reception: Gail Priday & David Rosenthal
Friday, September 6, 5-7pm
in the Bear Gallery

We are delighted to welcome artists Gail Priday and David Rosenthal in the Bear Gallery this September. Both artists offer intimate and focused views of Alaska to the viewer - an experience you do not want to miss!

In her exhibit Improbable and Beautiful , Gail Priday explores the often overlooked underbrush and fungus silently growing in Alaska.

David Rosenthal takes a look at the bigger picture and paints the grand views of the state in his exhibi t Rosenthal: Alaskan Landscapes .

To learn more about the artists, visit fairbanksarts.org .
The Alaska House Art Gallery - Final First Friday
Friday, September 6, 5pm
1003 Cushman Street

This First Friday make sure to also stop by the Alaska House Art Gallery downtown. As a long-time cultural center in the Fairbanks arts community, the Alaska House Art Gallery has provided many artists with opportunities to further their careers. Although the gallery will remain open as owners Yolande Fejes and Ron Veliz transition into retirement, this First Friday is going to be their last. We are grateful to Yolande and Ron for hosting a Fairbanks Arts membership drive during their last big event.
Literary Reading with Eric Heyne & Joseph Holt
Saturday, September 7, 7pm
in the Bear Gallery

For the reading in September, Fairbanks Arts is proud to present Joseph Holt and Eric Heyne for a night of literary enjoyment in the Bear Gallery. Both Joseph and Eric have published many fiction and non-fiction works in journals all over the country, some of which they will share during the reading.

To learn more about the readers, visit fairbanksarts.org .
Artwork Intake: 34th Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition
Saturday + Sunday, September 28 + 29, 12-6pm
in the Bear Gallery

Fairbanks Arts Association invites artists from Interior Alaska to submit artwork for consideration in this year’s fall juried exhibition. In its 34th year, the 64th Parallel Exhibition showcases work by artists from Interior Alaska creating in a variety of media. Artists are invited to submit up to 4 pieces of artwork during intake on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29 in the Bear Gallery. Jamie Bates Slone, a visual artist from Oklahoma, is this year’s juror.

For more information and to view the prospectus, visit fairbanksarts.org .
Fairbanks Arts Juror Lecture with Jamie Bates Slone
Monday, September 30, 7pm
in the Blue Room

A sculptor working out of Oklahoma, Jamie’s current work is a reflection of her memories of physical and mental illness with an emphasis on the relationship between human biology and human emotion. By using the figure as a metaphor for illness, she conveys the sentiments often correlated with disease and disorder. During the talk, Jamie will share more about her work and experience as a sculptor. 

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition, visit fairbanksarts.org .
Conference In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity
Society for Photographic Education - Northwest Chapter
Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

Explore the world of photography at the 2019 Conference of the Society for Photographic Education - Northwest Chapter.

This three-day conference provides one track for peer-reviewed international presenters, panelists, workshop artists and portfolio reviewers while also dedicating an entire additional track to Alaska-based photographers, indigenous artists and educational opportunities.

The theme, which is "In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity," features a wide array of photographers and educators to share their talent with international guests and local artists.

To view the full conference schedule and to register, visit the SPENW website .