Styles collide in new art exhibit

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Artist Joel Isaak is the juror for the 2017 Fairbanks Arts Association (FAA) Spring Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is from 5-7 PM on April 7 inside the Bear Gallery. The exhibition is on view until April 29. Be sure to RSVP.

“This is a showcase of an incredibly broad range of artwork,” said Beth Grassi, Event and Communication Coordinator at FAA. “This event is so important for artists because it gives them a chance to be part of a juried show.” Juried shows allow creators to receive input and feedback from an artists with their own range of experiences and tastes.

“Every year we feature a different juror who brings something new to the table,” Grassi said. “Joel has a different aesthetic, so it’s going to be interesting to see what he picks and why.”

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.

This year’s theme is Convergence, chosen through a public vote. From painting to woodcarving to ceramics, see how Interior artists interpret this theme. The artwork selected for the show, however, will not be revealed until the First Friday Opening Reception. What pieces did juror Joel Isaak select for the Fairbanks Arts spring juried exhibit? Join us for the First Friday opening reception, where we’ll reveal what art made it into the show!