HOPES[25] Meeting on Monday!

Hello all!


Come join us for our second general meeting on Monday, October 15th from 5:30 – 6:30 in the Swindells Room (Room 230) in the EMU! Our kickoff meeting last week was very productive! We will be continuing our discussion of this year’s theme by starting off with the most popular topics from last week’s brainstorm.


There will be more PIZZA!


If you were not able to make the meeting last week, here are the highlights:

We covered a brief history of the HOPES Conference, highlighting some of the most successful themes and speakers.

We had a brainstorming session where we explored how the definition of sustainability has evolved over the last 25 years and how the HOPES Conference can give this word a reboot.


Some past speakers include:

Shigeru Ban – https://www.ted.com/talks/shigeru_ban_emergency_shelters_made_from_paper?language=en

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC5theZw3FE

Neri Oxman – https://www.ted.com/talks/neri_oxman_design_at_the_intersection_of_technology_and_biology?language=en

Michael Pawlyn – https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pawlyn_using_nature_s_genius_in_architecture?language=en

Carlo Ratti – https://www.ted.com/talks/carlo_ratti_architecture_that_senses_and_responds?language=en

Katrina Spade – https://www.ted.com/talks/katrina_spade_when_i_die_recompose_me/discussion?language=en#t-378567


Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability

see http://hopes.uoregon.edu for past events and general info.


Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the HOPES conference! For further questions regarding academic credit with HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at kassia@uoregon.edu or call her at (541) 346-2621.


We are looking forward to seeing you all there!




Zach Sherrod

HOPES[25] Co-Director



Kahei Lee

HOPES[25] Co-Director



Emma Stone

HOPES[25] Director of Outreach


Research Participation Opportunity

Having trouble getting good, consistent sleep?
Are you a college student with too many demands on your schedule?
Are you looking for a way to make some extra money?

If so, you may be interested in participating in a study designed to improve sleep for college students! Researchers from the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon have created an online sleep intervention that is currently being tested. Participants will be asked to complete brief daily sleep diaries and online psychoeducation about improving their sleep. Two in-person visits will be required. The total time spent participating will be 4 hours over 5 weeks. Participants have the opportunity to be reimbursed up to $100.

Please contact us if you meet the following criteria:
•    18-24 years old
•    You own an Android phone
•    You don’t have a diagnosed sleep disorder
•    Your earliest and latest wake up time varies by more than 2 hours in one week (Example: You wake up as early as 8am some days and as late as 10am other days)

If you are interested, please call 541-525-0877 or email us at mrt4sleep@protonmail.com.

Call to proposals for 2018 Making History; LGBT Art Exhibit

My name is Eva Osirus, I work in the Dean of Students under the LGBT Education support services. In celebration of LGBT history month, we have been working on a few different programs to get the 2018-2019 school year started on a note of positivity, remembrance, and ambition. One program in particular is the Making History; LGBT Art Exhibit onThursday, October 25th, 2018, where we aim to give our LGBT and allied students and community members an opportunity to showcase their art.

As for the actual art, this show is completely free form. Meaning you may showcase a physical piece of art, a performance art, or even some kind of art related to make up, whatever YOU consider to be art, we want to display it. The selection process is limited to space, we have 12 available spaces and we would like to fill those positions with as much diversity as possible! The applications are accepted on a bases of your relationship to the LGBT community i.e. how you impact the community or how you may identify within the community! The deadline for submissions are October 12th, at 11:59 pm!

To be fully considered please fill out the survey below AND submit an example to pride@uoregon.edu.


Thank you for your time and interest in LGBTESSP! If you are interested in the other programs we have planned for the rest of October and beginning of November or would like to get involved, please check out our website!


HOPES First General Meeting

HOPES is back in action for our 25th year!  Come join us for our first general meeting on Monday October 8th, from 5:15 – 6:15 in Lawrence 286! If you’re hungry, don’t worry – we’ll have PIZZA.

Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability

HOPES is an annual, student-run, sustainability and design conference in early Spring. We have weekly meetings throughout Fall and Winter where students have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the upcoming conference. This conference exists to give every student a chance to bring their favorite artist, designer, writer, educator, engineer, scientist, etc to the University of Oregon. To read about last year’s theme and speakers, check out our website at hopes.uoregon.edu.

We will spend the majority of our first three meetings brainstorming and discussing our theme for this year, so get involved early!

Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the HOPES conference. For further questions regarding academic credit with HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at kassia@uoregon.edu or call her at (541) 346-2621

Last Fan Standing with Bruce Campbell is coming to EUCON 2018!

We are thrilled to announce Last Fan Standing with Bruce Campbell will be at EUCON 2018! Join EUCON and Bruce Campbell for a live trivia contest for nerd-culture know-it-alls on Saturday, November 10th at 8pm at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon.
October 5th at 10:00 AM

Last Fan Standing is your only chance to catch Bruce Campbell at EUCON 2018.

General Admission Seating and VIP Upgrades Available.

As this is a EUCON event, a EUCON ticket/badge will be required to enter Last Fan Standing and must be purchased separately.


SOIL @ Ditch Projects

DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce  exhibitions by
Members of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery and
Laura Butler Hughes

October 6th – 28th , 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, Octoer 6,
6-9 PM

Members of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery present Every Movement Reveals Us, an exhibition of both collaborative and individual works based on the methodologies of Hermann Rorschach, whose ubiquitous inkblots, still used today, are considered a sizable contribution to psychiatric theories and practices. The show’s title, a quote by French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, was once used by literary critic Jean Starobinski to describe the significance of Rorschach’s work, the spirit of which resonates within the exuberant discoveries between and among the artists of SOIL.

Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space in Seattle, WA, established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of diverse media and content. The cooperative has been in existence for 23 years and has been consistent in showing a different exhibition each month that opens on every first Thursday. It has received substantial local as well as national press attention.
Participating SOIL artists:

Iole Alessandrini         Nola Avienne         Colleen RJC Bratton
Jana Brevick           Chris Buening        Emily Counts
John Freeman          Trevor Goosen         Ben Hirschkoff
Claire Johnson            Kiki MacInnis          Bradly Gunn
Philippe Hyojung Kim       Paul Komada       Margie Livingston
Nicholas Nyland           Peter Rand            Paula Rebsom
Markel Uriu                 Ko Kirk Yamahira        Ellen Ziegler
Ilana Zweschi


Laura Butler Hughes

Laura Butler Hughes is an artist living in Eugene, Oregon. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Hughes received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from The University of Oregon. Her work has been exhibited regionally at Disjecta, White Box, and Blackfish Gallery in Portland, and nationally in Miami, FL, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA. Hughes was the 2018 recipient of the Georgianne Teller Singer Dean’s Graduate Fellowship at the University of Oregon. She currently teaches at Linn Benton Community College, and is working on Good Time Travelers, a series of multimedia sculptures and editioned books.


303 S. 5th Avenue #165
Springfield OR 97477

Tropical’s 2018-19 season starts this weekend!

Hello Tropical friends,

We’re kicking off our 2018-19 season this weekend with Impermanence, an immersive solo show of new work by Portland-based Brazilian artist Marcelo Fontana. The opening reception will be this Saturday, October 6th from 6-9pm. (Hint: you can make it a twofer and also check out the new show at Ditch that same night!)

(We also have another session of our popular figure drawing popup, Draw a Drag Queen, coming up next Tuesday, October 9th! Read through to the bottom of this newsletter for details of that event and other upcoming things around town.)

Back to Marcelo and some details of the first show of our season!

Fontana writes: “This exhibition relates the concepts of impermanence and photography – impermanence, also knows as Anicca or Anitya is one of the essential concepts of Buddhism: all of conditioned existence is transient, evanescent, inconstant. All temporal things, whether material or mental, are in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline, destruction or transformation.”

“Photography, like the human body, has a lifetime, is impaired. The print / blow out is already born with the confirmation of its death. It could be an “almost life” inside a film shelf, the 24 hours of Instagram posts or a long life in an archive. The matter of fact is that photography has always been a fragile material. Its main quality isn’t in surviving time but in freezing it. After this process, the image will only exist for a determined period, as little by little it will be transformed and then disappear.

The art in this exhibit works with an idea of transformation or disappearance, they are pictures that are dying and have a second chance, a volcano in constant transformation or a whale that has never been seen. They are all impermanent representations that are either fading away andbecoming vestige, or vestige that is becoming representation.”

New work by Marcelo Fontana

Tropical Contemporary
1120 Bailey Hill Road #11 Eugene OR

Opening Reception Saturday 10/6

Open Hours
Saturdays 1-4pm
10/13 & 10/20

Draw A Drag Queen II
a popup figure drawing event

October 9th from 3-5pm
Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon Campus

A repeat of our summer pop-up performance and public figure drawing extravaganza! We invite the community of Eugene to participate in a live figure drawing session with fabulous drag queens in glamorous attire. Following a series of poses, each queen will put on a short performance. We will provide drawing stations and materials, but you are also welcome to bring your own. All skill levels are encouraged!


Call for art students & teachers: New Course -residency program in Finland

New Course 
Guided residency program for artists, performers & creative professionals
Place: Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Time: 1 Month programs in April and May 2019
Deadline for applications: 8th of November 2019

New Course is a guided residency program for the personal growth of artists, performers, writers and creative professionals. Through new collaborative methods and with professional guidance, including one-to-one support from the instructor, the program is designed to expand and enhance artists’ creative practice, routines and way of being.

Program Instuctor: Dr Margi Brown Ash (Australia) – award-winning performer/playwright, devisor/director & researcher/lecturer, professional collaborative creative coach, therapist and mentor, helping enrich people’s lives through art-making, performance and creative writing. 

Read more & apply online: www.arteles.org

art project with compensation

Looking for art students to paint the seven wonders of Oregon on a new metal fence in north Eugene. You are free to use your style and interpretation of the subject matter. Two sections of fence each is 6′ x 75′. Interested in having a small group that can collaborate on this project but individuals are also welcome.
This link provides the seven wonders of Oregon 7 Wonders of Oregon | Visit the Prettiest Places in Oregon
All supplies and compensation will be provided. Interested parties please email williesplichal@yahoo.com.

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Loom for sale


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Embracing Our Differences International Juried Competition

2018 “Embracing Our Differences International Juried Competition” is open to Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students around the world.

Total Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Applicants can get more information through the given link: Embracing Our Differences International Juried Competition


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Oct 17—Dianna Cohen speaks about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution

Artist takes action to address pollution from plastics

How can we stem the tide of plastics overwhelming our planet? The Oregon Humanities Center’s O’Fallon Lecture in Art and American Culture presents a talk about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution with artist and activist Dianna Cohen on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in 156 Straub Hall on the UO campus.

Inspired by her creative work with ubiquitous plastic bags, artist Dianna Cohen co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.

In her lecture, “Plastic Pollution: Art to Action,” Cohen will speak about her 2D and 3D artwork, sculptures, and installations. She hopes to inspire conversation and action around the issue of plastic pollution, alternatives, and solutions. At a time when sustainability is an international concern, Cohen asks us to rethink our relationship with plastic and consider the material as a valued resource instead of waste.

Cohen is one of the 30 artists featured in the exhibit “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials” on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through December 30, 2018. The JSMA will be offering public events surrounding the “Plastic Entanglements” exhibit, which will include panel discussions and research presentations, a lecture by another featured artist, and a family day. For more information about these events go to: jsma.uoregon.edu/peprograms.

Cohen’s talk is the first lecture in the OHC’s year-long theme “The Common Good” in which speakers will examine critical topics that impact the nation we share, such as civil rights, environment, economics, incarceration, law, and technology. The series will provide audiences with a variety of perspectives on how the common good has shaped—and sometimes failed to shape—our shared social, political, cultural, and ethical history, how it is working or not working in today’s society, and how it might contribute to and strengthen human identity and society in the years to come.

The Colin Ruagh Thomas O’Fallon Memorial Lectureship was established by a gift from Henry and Betsy Mayer, named in memory of their nephew, son of law professor James O’Fallon (1944–2017) and his wife, artist Ellen Thomas. The subject of this lecture alternates each year between law and art and American culture. Past topics have included philosophy, jurisprudence, American political life, architecture, and art theory and criticism.

Cohen’s talk is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed. For information or disability accommodations (which must be made by October 10, 2018), go to ohc.uoregon.edu or call (541) 346-3934.

2018 LGBT Art Exhibit call for Proposals!

Good Evening All,

I hope you are all transitioning well into the Fall term and that its a successful one for you all. My name is Eva Osirus, I am a student programmer for the LGBT Education and support services. This past summer we have been working hard to plan a robust set of events to celebrate LGBT history month. One of which is an Art exhibit in which we aim to give LGBT and allied students and community members a platform to showcase their work. I’ve contacted you all because you all are connected with many students and If you are willing to send this information out to these students, it could transform a onetime program into an annual event.

Follow the directions in this link/survey to be considered for a spot as a featured artist!


Thank you very much for your time and effort!

Announcement: STAnDD meeting

“Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design (STAnDD) is having a kick-off meeting! The event will be held in Lawrence Hall, Room 278, this Friday (the 28th) at noon!
We will talk about what the club does, solidify leadership roles, and start planning for the year to come. Our horizontal leadership allows all members to have a direct impact on topics we discuss and speakers we invite. All design disciplines are encouraged to come!
Our mission is to support the advancement of minorities in design and to create engaging conversations about equity in the field and in our work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion by making current disparities understood and by being a part of a larger conversation about equity in the fields of architecture and design. We are also committed to the professional development of design students by providing all students access to conferences, events, and other opportunities that will prepare them for their future careers.
If any of this sounds interesting, or you want to hear more about the club, please stop by the meeting or email us at standduo@gmail.com
You can also find us on Instagram @standduo, Facebook and at our website: https://standduo.wixsite.com/standd/about

BEAM – Light Installation Event & Studio Without Walls – September 21st – We would love to have you there!

Studio Without Walls

September 21st, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street
Downtown Eugene


ArtCity presents – BEAM

Join us at BEAM! ​

BEAM is a free and fun-for-all-ages evening showcase of works by regional artiststhat incorporate light. It’s an exciting, participatory, and luminous art experience, presented for the second straight year, with support from the City of Eugene. The event will take place at the East Park Block downtown, 8 PM  – 11 PM, Friday, September 21st. Come join local artists as we light up Eugene! Come join local artists as we light up Eugene!

Third Friday – September 21st, 8-11 PM

The Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street

Downtown Eugene

Show Opening – FISK #023: LilKool – The Villain Within


FISK presents 

LilKool’s The Villian Within

Opening night: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7pm

FISK Gallery 

3613 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

Portland, OR 97212

About LilKool (@lilkool)

LilKool was born in Dallas, Texas in 1985. Disenchanted by the ways pop culture was slowly brainwashing the masses, LilKool took to painting as an act of defiance, beginning with spray-paint.

Since moving to New York in 2008, LilKool’s repertoire expanded to include painting, illustration, large-scale murals, photography and fashion collaborations. His style transcends each medium it inhabits. From paneled comic strip style illustrations to abstracted interior stills that rethink modern living- LilKool’s style manages to be diametrically varied but immediately recognizable. His use of flattened, visceral colors and clean black outlines makes each character he paints familiar, yet captivating.

LilKool’s stylistic influences range from classic painters and the cartoons of his childhood to snippets from the obscure comic book scene. His content draws from web culture, Pop Art, politics and life in Brooklyn.

Eugene Open Studios Tour Sept 15-16

Eugene Open Studio Tour Connects Artists & Community

City-wide tour will highlight studios, galleries and alternative art spaces

EUGENE, Ore.— Eugene Open Studios is partnering with Lane Arts Council for an annual city-wide open studio tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th, 2018 (10-5 PM) that engages with artists, galleries, alternative spaces, and arts organizations in the Eugene area to make art studios accessible to the public for one weekend.

A new initiative in Eugene, the open studio weekend promotes dialogue and connectivity between artists and audiences within the artists’ own working environment. It provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known and emerging local artists, experience the spaces where they work, and learn about their creative processes.

Almost 30 art spaces are participating in the open studio weekend. Just a few of the participating spaces include Whiteaker Printmakers, The Oblivion Factory (Jud Turner’s studio), Pendlebury Gallery, Robert Canaga Studio, and Daniels Family Pottery.

“I created Eugene Open Studios because over the years Eugene has seen a huge loss in galleries and art related businesses,” explains Aunia Kahn of Alexi Era Gallery. “The Eugene area is such a creative and dynamic place filled with hundreds of talented, creative and accomplished artisans who are often under the radar. We want to change this. This event helps the community connect and learn about all the artists and creative spaces throughout the area.”

“This studio tour is an incredible opportunity for the community to connect with our local artists in a meaningful way,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council. “You will see where all of the magic happens, meet directly with the artists, and have the opportunity to purchase artwork that will be cherished for a lifetime.”

For more information and to view the tour map, visit the Eugene Open Studios website:www.eugeneopenstudios.com. You can also email info@eugeneopenstudios.com

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looking for a freelance graphic designer

Crosby & Taylor, a small family business in Lake Oswego,
seeks freelance graphic designer for 10 – 20
hours of work per month. Work includes such projects as: website updates,
company flyers, hangtags, labels, etc. as well as some family projects such as
Christmas cards, birthday videos, etc.
Our previous graphic designer was a graduate from the U of O and all of our current
files and information will be available from her.
Needed immediately!
Please contact owner, Deborah Chapman: info@crosbyandtaylor.com

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Perugia workshops scholarship

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The Hudson Valley Art Association is excited to announce that in the summer of 2019, we will be offering two artists’ workshop sessions in Perugia, Italy. Further we on the HVAA board are particularly proud to announce that we are able to offer scholarship money for young artists aged 18-24 to cover the cost of attending the workshop of their choice.

We encourage all those that are interested to apply for the scholarship opportunity. A link to the application can be found on HVAA’s website here: Travel Scholarship
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2018

While the scholarship is limited to young artists, artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. Each session will have four instructors from across the U.S. teaching a total of eight unique courses, both studio-based and en plein air. Beyond the workshops in Perugia, travelers will enjoy a couple of days touring the museums of Rome, and day trips to both Florence, and Siena.

If you’d like further information about the workshops please visit HVAA’s travel page where you can see an overview of the workshops, and download a PDF brochure with full course descriptions and instructor bios here: Perugia Workshops

Should you have questions, or would like to receive a full day-to-day itinerary and payment breakdown, please email board member James Adkins: james@hudsonart.org

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Perugia for what is sure to be an enriching and unforgettable experience.

The Hudson Valley Art Association’s Board of Directors

Follow HVAA on social media:
Facebook: HVAA or Perugia Workshops Group
Instagram: HVAA

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Maude Kerns Art Center: Day of the Dead Volunteers 2018

2018 Dia Call for Gallery Guides-2gv7pmu

My name is Jocelyn and I am the new arts education coordinator at Maude Kerns Art Center. I am trying to reach the in order to invite students to volunteer as docents for our Day of the Dead exhibit tours. See above link for more information.

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CoCA Issues Call for Artists

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From now through October 8, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) seeks artists and craftspeople from across the US forYou Got the Look, a national exhibition of contemporary art jewelry.
Submitted works will be viewed and hand picked by selected jurors still to be announced. Deadline for all entries are October 8 at 11:59 PM PDT. Selected artists will be announced October 26 via CoCA’s website.

Submission site:http://www.cocaseattle.net/submit/

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Maude Kerns Art Center: Day of the Dead Volunteers 2018

Volunteer as a Tour Guide at Maude Kerns Art Center 

Maude Kerns Art Center is looking for Tour Guides for its annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibit, October 12-November 2, 2018. Tour guides lead elementary, middle, and high school students through the gallery talking about artwork, altars, and the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Tours are scheduled based on your availability and schedules are flexible.

Gallery Guide Orientation at the Art Center 

Thursday, October 11, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Pizza included!

If you can’t make the Gallery Guide training, that’s ok – you can still be a Gallery Guide at the Art Center, just email the address below for more information.

This is a great way to learn more about the Day of the Dead holiday, give back to the community, and receive hands-on educational experience. Spanish speaking tour guides are needed! If you are interested or have questions, please email Jocelyn at education@mkartcenter.org or call 541-345-1571 for more information.

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Installation Views of “Transfigured.” with Jay Kvapil | Sarah Mikenis

Jay Kvapil | Sarah Mikenis | Lionel Sabatté | Evan Whale
July 28 – August 25, 2018
Read press release here
Installation Views of “Transfigured.” at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10a – 6p
t: 323-462-2790

3rd Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest!

3rd Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest!
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
In the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402


Tabling Registration for Artists IS NOW OPEN through September 15th! Apply Here: http://www.euzinefest.com/registration.html
We’ll be hosting over 140 tabling artists (including zine distros and publishing houses) selling comics, zines, art media, literary works, and more! NEW THIS YEAR: Event will include artist presenters and performances. We’re bringing back the classics as well: Photo Booth, Art wall, and Zine-making area. Special thanks to the Precipice Fund Grant for helping us host a much bigger EUZINE Fest event!

Another huge thanks to our friends At EUCON! We are hosting the same weekend and right next-door to EUCON/Eugene Comic Con!!! Also there is a pigeon show that same day at the fairgrounds, amazing. While you enjoy all the festivities, keep in mind that EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest is ONE DAY ONLY!


NOW OPEN: Tabling Registration for artists will be open through September 15th! Apply Now: http://www.euzinefest.com/registration.html

2018 EUZINE Fest Poster Designed by James Stanton @gnartoons: http://gnartoons.com

Illustrator wanted…

I am a Dist. 4J retired elementary teacher.  I have written a children’s book that I would like illustrated.  I am willing to pay up to $100 per illustration.

Wanted:  Illustrator for a children’s book.  Up to $100 per illustration.  At least 13 different illustrations needed.  I live in Eugene.
Lorelea Hayden. (Retired first grade teacher for Dist. 4J…)

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Seeking Emerging Photographer

Looptworks, a Portland based B Corporation that upcycles excess materials into bags, apparel and accessories is seeking an emerging photographer to aid with producing a photo shoot on the University of Oregon Campus and around Autzen Stadium. This is an opportunity for us to showcase our new product to be launched soon. You will receive a brief and direction from our Director of Marketing and then can produce the photo shoot on your own time.
Photographer will be responsible for casting two student models, one male and one female, to take part in the photoshoot. Models will be compensated with Looptworks store credit.
Please contact us with your interest at backtalk@looptworks.com

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Do good for the environment by helping a fellow student design an exhibit for the Oregon Coast Aquarium!

Greetings School of Art and Design students!
My name is Britta Baechler and I am a 3rd year PhD student at Portland State University studying microplastics in Oregon shellfish. I am putting together a temporary (1-year) exhibit about ocean plastics and microplastics for the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon and need some creative assistance! I am really excited about the opportunity to teach the broader community people about the pollution occurring in our oceans through both interactive and interpretive displays at the aquarium, but creating interactive visual displays is where I could really use some help!
I could especially use some volunteer assistance with:
1) Assembly of some structures (tables, stands, etc….) that would be used for the exhibit’s signage/ interactive displays/ props,
2) Putting together some ocean plastics-related art that help visualize the plastic pollution problem,
3) Standing banner graphic design and layouts (including images, basic data, etc)
4) Ideas for fun and interactive displays about big or small plastics.
This would be a great chance to have your name included on a museum exhibit, and to help get the word out about this important environmental issue!
If you are interested, please contact me by email at baechler@pdx.edu.

Issue #3 of Art Kit Magazine is Out Now

Hello Friends, Family, and Community!


The time has come to finally announce that Art Kit Issue 3 is NOW ON SALE!!!!!


Alex and I spent 6 months putting together this special double issue and I could not be more proud. The issue’s of theme of “At the Confluence: Art as Refuge/Art as Rebellion” feels so pertinent for today’s politics and for my own life. Getting to gather role models and best practices for resilience in this issue has really been getting me through these turbulent times, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!!


See the press release below to find out how to buy an issue, and if you’re in the San Jose area,come by our table at the South First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Aug 3rd 7-10pm for their special #artofzines night!!


In Love & Resilience,


Local events happening





Date: Friday, August 3rd

Friday ArtWalk

Location: Kesey Square

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

I will be drawing and selling my art in the Kesey square area. There will be live music, restaurants nearby and live art making as well.


ArtCity presents

Studio Without Walls

Date: Friday,  August 17th

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 8th and Oak Street

Live Art Making, music, beverage garden, food carts and lots of fun!


ArtCity presents BEAM

Art at night that lights up!

Date: September 21st

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 8th & Oak Street

Live Art Making, music, beverage garden, food carts and lots of fun!

Fiesta Cultural – Call to Community

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Lane Arts Council is excited to announce the fourth year of Fiesta Cultural, a county-wide initiative celebrating Latinx arts, culture and heritage.
Fiesta Cultural creates opportunities for inclusion through the arts, highlights Latinx artists, and connects the community with Latinx culture through welcoming cultural programs and events.
If you or your organization is planning an event, program or exhibition in Lane County between September and December 2018 that aligns with this initiative, please contact us by July 31st to be included as a Fiesta Cultural program.
These might include music, dance, visual arts, poetry, film, performance and other cultural programming produced by or integrating Latinx artists or Latinx culture. Last year we included 25 events and 8 art exhibits!
For questions or help with submitting, contact Jessica Watson (Lane Arts Council) at 541-485-2278 or artwalk@lanearts.org.

Upstream art project in Eugene, call to artists

The City of Eugene is launching an UpStream Art Project to help communicate the importance of storm drains, their function, and their connection to our rivers. Local artists are invited to paint mini-murals next to storm drains in downtown Eugene with visual messages about protecting out waterways, stream habitat and aquatic wildlife.
The theme for 2018 is “Clean Rivers Start Here.” There are up to four storm drains identified for the 2018 project. Artist selection will be based on how well the theme is conveyed, how well the artist depicts that storm drains lead to rivers and how well the art encourages the community to help protect local waterways. Each artist selected (up to four total) will receive $1,000 total compensation after the artwork is installed.
Submission of artwork is due by 5 p.m. on August 20, 2018. Artwork must be completed on September 21-22. Anyone interested in participating can find application information and an FAQ at www.happyrivers.org
The project is part of the City’s education and outreach efforts to help residents understand that stormwater flows untreated from our streets to our local waterways and that everyone has a role in helping to protect rivers.

Nearby Nature Bridge Painting Volunteer Opportunity

Nearby Nature Bridge Mural Painting Project — Volunteers Needed!
Greetings UO Art Students! Hello from Nearby Nature, a non-profit nature education group in Alton Baker Park. This summer Nearby Nature is going to create a mural on the Frohnmayer Footbridge! The mural will be made of stenciled images (like the ones above) painted by a group of TAG Team (Taskforce Against Graffiti) volunteers. This could be you! Read on to learn more.
When: Week of August 13-17 (exact dates/times TBA).
Where: Frohnmayer Footbridge (between the UO and Alton Baker Park on the path toward Autzen Stadium).
What: Painting a stenciled mural of local plants and animals on the bridge. One day for a complete undercoat of grey paint and at least one more day (and possibly two) for stencils. See more details athttp://www.nearbynature.org/news/bridge-mural.
Who: Anyone can help on the grey paint day. For the stencil painting days, we want volunteers who have more of an artistic eye. We would love to have some UO Art students!
How: Interested in learning more? Email Shaun Daniel at parkhost@nearbynature.org to let us know you’re interested and what days/times from August 13-17 work best for you. We’ll get back to you with final dates and details. Or call 541-687-9699 if you have questions.
Hope to meet you soon!

— Beth Stein (Executive Director) and Shaun Daniel (Nearby Nature Park Host)

Nearby Nature
PO Box 3678
Eugene, OR 97403

art opportunity for students

Local cafe and coffee roaster looking to showcase work by student artists.
We have an empty wall in our shop that needs one or more large scale pieces for temporary (and potentially permanent) display.
To apply, email Zane at whatsgood@tailoredcoffee.com with the appropriate links or attachments.
Submissions open starting July 13, 2018.
Tailored Coffee Roasters
291 E 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
IG @tailoredcoffee

Searching for graphic design student worker

Job title – Student Graphic Design Position
Lab description – John Seeley’s prevention science lab works mainly on
projects related to adolescent suicide prevention across the state of
Oregon. The lab presents to both researchers and practitioners on
effective prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies for
decreasing suicide risk with a special emphasis on using translational
science to interpret research into practice.
If interested email Jonathan Rochelle (jrochel2@uoregon.edu) a copy of
your resume and portfolio (if available)
Position description: The lab is seeking either a graduate or
undergraduate student with experience in graphic design to help with
designing technical diagrams, improving presentation slides, and helping
with website design aesthetics. This is a paid position. Applications
will be accepted beginning July 1st 2018 and until the position is

Funding Awarded to Community Arts Projects in Eugene

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Lane Arts Council & City of Eugene 
Award Funding to Community Arts Projects
Lane Arts Council announces $56,125 in grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Grant Program is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.
The Community Arts Grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants.
This year nine community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive Program Grants and 17 community arts projects will receive Project Grants. Project grants will fund: theatre productions, poetry slams, arts and writing competitions, summer rock camps, festivals, art exhibitions, mural programs, fashion shows and more.
St. Vincent de Paul was awarded a Community Arts Grant for their Metamorphose Earth Day Event in which they will invite the community to participate in upcycled/recycled art and design challenges and learn about responsible waste-diversion.
“Community Arts Grants play a critically important role in Eugene by helping to meld mission with art—and that art helps to make that mission visible, vibrant and accessible,” says Terry McDonald, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. The agency also received a Community Arts Grant that will enable a local artist to work with residents of the new SVDP Youth House for homeless teen girls to create a mural telling their collective story.
Another grant recipient, Wordcrafters in Eugene, will present a Fiction Fantastic contest for young writers to showcase their creativity and publish their written works.
Wordcrafters in Eugene Executive Director, Daryll Lynne Evans, explained why the grant is meaningful to their organization: “Having access to quality creative writing instruction is vital for our youth to discover their voices and hone their story-telling skills. This grant makes it possible to give youth in our community a space to be published and know that their voices matter.”
“Arts and culture is the heartbeat of our city and the reason why so many of us love living in Eugene,” states Liora Sponko, Lane Arts Council Executive Director. “These grant awarded projects and programs provide our community with access to the incredible artistic contributions of our local artists and arts organizations.”
Join us for a special award ceremony open to the public:
Community Arts Grant Award Ceremony
Tuesday, July 17th  | 4:00-5:30pm
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
194 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
About Lane Arts Council 
Lane Arts Council, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization that cultivates strong and creative arts communities in Lane County. They provide arts education programs in schools, support local artists and arts organizations, and coordinate the popular First Friday ArtWalk.
Enclosure: List of Community Arts Grant recipients.


For sale: LARGE HANDCRAFTED CHERRY WOOD FLOOR TAPESTRY LOOM, fashioned from instructions in An Illustrated Guide to Making Oriental Rugs by Gordon W. Scott, with some modification. Of course, can be used for any style of tapestry weaving.

Maximum weaving height – about 8 feet. Maximum weaving width – about 52 inches. Footprint on floor – 58” wide, 32” deep, 81 ½” high. Built in 1987 by a local wood artist. Price is $1,095, or best offer. I live between Waldport and Seal Rock. The longest two pieces, when disassembled, are 74” long. The entire loom can be disassembled for transport. My location is about 1.5 miles north of Waldport. More photos available with more details, if you have questions. Email Elaine at weaver51@peak.org

Wedding photographer

This is an opportunity for a wedding photographer. We are looking for a student photographer who has some experience shooting at events and who can direct people. We are also looking for someone who can put a creative spin on traditional, boring wedding photography. It would be nice if the person could capture some video too. We may consider hiring more than one student. Please send your portfolio and a brief paragraph about experience. This will be a weekend wedding at camp WestWind. So you would start the morning of Friday July 5th 2019 and leave Sunday the 7th midday. Your accommodations/food will be taken care of. We are offering $500-1000 depending on experience. It’s a beautiful setting and is a great way to build your portfolio.
Email me at this address or call 801-898-3135
Thank you,
Emily Johnson

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Sarah Mikenis at Nationale

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we welcome Sarah Mikenis back to Nationale. Mikenis first showed at the gallery in 2015 in the noteworthy group exhibition, Everything We Ever Wanted.

For this solo show, Mikenis is presenting six new paintings inspired in part by her studio’s close proximity to Los Angeles’ Fashion District.

The exhibition is featured on Juxtapoz Magazine and just received picks in the Willamette Week (in print), Oregon ArtsWatch, and The Oregonian.

3360 SE Division
Portland, OR
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

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The application deadline has been extended to August 31st. Details of the conference are attached. The application is a separate document.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. Oregon SAQA members will be holding a conference, Unpredictable Outcomes, at Lane Community College in Eugene on October 18th, 2018.

University Art students, teaching assistants, and faculty members are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend this daylong event. Four scholarships are available. Members of Maude Kerns Art Center and Emerald Art Center are also welcome to apply. The scholarships cover all registration fees and include a delicious lunch provided by LCC’s Culinary Arts department. If you have  an interest in fiber arts, textiles, or just want to learn about the possibilities of working with fiber and thread to create art, please apply!

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Call for Entries: Student Art Exhibit in Knight Library

Show Up, Stand Out, Empower!”  is an upcoming art exhibit sponsored by UO Libraries and the Division of Equity and Inclusion. The exhibit is motivated by reactions against historic murals in Knight Library which reveal racist and misogynist biases common at that time.  We seek to exhibit art that reflects the kind of UO we aspire to have.   We invite participants to contribute works of art that reflect on issues of identity, gender and race equality, age, sexual orientation, ability, social justice, and privilege. All UO students are eligible to enter.

Many kinds of media are permitted for entry.

More information and online entry form: https://library.uoregon.edu/uo-art-empowers

Selected entries will be on exhibit in the fall and several will receive awards.

The deadline for online submissions is August 10, 2018.


VALA RAE Opening reception, Friday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

I am so happy to announce the exhibition and website launch for VALA RAE! 
VALA RAE is a collaborative ceramic housewares company between Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts. If you have a second please check out our website (link below) and we would so love to see you at our opening Friday, June 22 at Dust to Dust in Portland OR.




June 22 – August 5, 2018

Opening reception, Friday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dust to Dust presents VALA RAE, an exhibition highlighting one-of-a-kind functional ceramic pieces created by Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts. VALA RAE is a unique housewares production company that blurs the lines between; art and design, routine and ritual, and functional and fantastical objects. Many of the pieces focus on light and fire, a reflection on the hearth, once the center of the home.
The VALA RAE inaugural exhibition features an oversized lovers’ bong, pendant lights, lamps, chimera-inspired table pipes, cast porcelain pipes, candle holders, and vases. Animal forms and imagery are reflected in these pieces as well as an abundance of patterns, textures, and shapes. This collection of hand sculpted and meticulously glazed objects creates a space where housewares exist in the realms of both the everyday and the wondrous.
VALA RAE is guided by art practices, allowing for a fluid generation of objects and ideas. Improvisational actions are relied upon in the creative process as a design for a vase or pipe may inform the shape of a unique table lamp, one idea leading unexpectedly to the next. The intention of VALA RAE is to constantly shift and evolve as a company, to exhibit pieces that are made by Vala and Counts both individually and in tandem, and to build a platform to create work that addresses the convergence of design, art, and craft.


Kanani Miyamoto @ Killjoy Collective

Kanani Miyamoto

Mururoa Mururoa: Big Lies

June 30 – July 21

Opening Reception June 30, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Killjoy Collective 222 SE 10th Ave Unit 102B Portland, OR 97214

“Indeed, I saw in the district young women and young girls tranquil of eye, pure Tahitians….

All indeed, wish to be taken literally, brutally taken, without a single word.”

— Excerpt from Noa Noa, Tahiti journal of P. Gauguin

In 1769, the population of Tahiti was approximately 35,000.

By the time Paul Gauguin arrived in Papeete in 1891, European disease had killed off two-thirds of the population.

In the same year, colonialism had successfully destroyed the Maori people. Calvinist, Mormon, and Catholic religions replaced the indigenous beliefs and European thought and products replaced the handicrafts, barkcloth, the art of tattoo, music, and dance.

Mururoa Mururoa: Big Lies, is the start to a new dialog on the art and life of Paul Gauguin. A challenge to art institutions, art historians, and curators to recognize the true perspective of the indigenous.

#Repost @mamakanani


I have been thinking about this for years… In 2012 I saw an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise. I could not believe the ignorance of this show; the write up was absolutely ridiculous…they said “through a balanced and contextual analysis of Polynesian art alongside Gauguin’s works, this exhibit brings Polynesian arts and culture into the center of Gauguin studies”.

Gauguin is the face of colonialism: the face of a patriarchal society. There was no balance in the curation of this show. There was no Polynesian voice in this show. Polynesian art and culture was stolen, fetishised, and taken advantage of by Gauguin.

Moruroa Moruroa: Big Lies



Kanani Miyamoto | Instagram: @mamakanani

Kanani Miyamoto was born and raised in Hawai`i and now lives in Portland, Oregon. She is a recent graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Print Media program and has shown work in Oregon, Idaho and Hawai`i.

“I have lived in Portland for five years and visit Hawai`i as often as I can. Returning to the islands as a visitor has really opened my eyes to the tourist industry.”

Miyamoto is a passionate printmaker with an educational background rooted in traditional practices. Exploring issues of cultural and personal identity, Miyamoto’s studio practice expands into non-traditional forms of printmaking including mixed-media original prints, sculpture, installation, and animation. Miyamoto’s work investigates autobiographical experiences of growing up in Honolulu and being mixed heritage.

Killjoy Collective | Instagram: @killjoypdx

Our collective goal is to increase the visibility of women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming artists in Portland and beyond by curating public visual art exhibitions and events representing a community-minded and interdisciplinary approach. We seek to provide a platform for artists exploring urgent, contemporary issues via our artist-run gallery space in SE Portland.

We view Killjoy as a site of resistance and a space for collaborating voices.

Killjoy Collective celebrates and seeks to engage women — women of color, women of all ages, women of all shapes and sizes, women with visible and invisible disabilities, immigrant women, indigenous women, queer women, trans women, and those who refuse to be put in a box. Our organization is feminist, non-hierarchical, unmotivated by profit, and deeply committed to sustaining relationships with artists and audiences. Our artist-run space strives to connect emerging creatives with intrigued audiences in a fun and intimate environment.

Killjoy Collective is located inside the Troy Laundry Studios at 222 SE 10th Ave #102B Portland, OR 97214 across the street from Century bar.

Projects hosted by Killjoy Collective are free and open to the public.


Monday, June 11 – receptions for Spring Storm 2018 and Back Alley Bash exhibitions

Monday, June 11

Receptions for Spring Storm 2018 and Back Alley Bash exhibitions- please join us to celebrate!


4:00- 6:00pm in Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard

Spring Storm 2018 showcases the work of over 70 graduating seniors in the School of Art + Design majoring in art, art & technology, and product design. The exhibition will be on view through June 18 from 10:00am-6:00pm.


6:00-7:00pm in Kalapuya Ilihi, 1751 E 17th Ave

Back Alley Bash presents a culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art + Design Academic Residential Community. The exhibition is on view June 6-11 from 10:00am- 6:00pm.


Exhibitions are free and open to all. Visit the School of Art + Design for further information about upcoming eventsand the Departments of Art and Product Design.

Wendy Heldmann

School of Art + Design

University of Oregon


Board Storage – Summer 2018

Dear Design Students,
Eliminate the hassle of moving your board and drafting supplies out of the building!
The ASLA will be holding Board Storage on Tuesday June 12th from 5:00-7:00 PM and Wednesday June 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Location:  Room LA 286, Lawrence Hall
Cost for Summer board storage is $20.00, cash or check.  Checks are to be made out to UO ASLA.  Proceeds from Board Storage support UO ASLA sponsored events.
Please note: You will not have access to your stored items until the first day of Fall Term (09/24/18), when items can be picked up at 5:00 PM.
If you have drafting boards or other supplies that you would like to sell, we would be happy to connect you with a buyer in our “Garage Sale”
section of board storage.
Please come prepared to price your items and ask us for more details when dropping your things off for storage.
All materials must be picked up on the first day of classes, after studio, between 5:00 and 7:00 PM.  Any items not picked up will incur an additional $20.00/day fee.
Your name must be on all boards, boxes, chairs, etc.
Valuables such as computers are not allowed (monitors are ok). Please make sure any refrigerators are defrosted and completely cleaned/dried before storing them.
Student ASLA assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged items.
We do ask that you please keep your voices quiet in the hallway when dropping off your items for Board Storage, as we will have final exams occurring at this time and would appreciate keeping noise to a minimum.
Thank you and have a great break!
University of Oregon
ASLA Student Chapter
Ilia Fiene
MLA Candidate, 2018
Vice President | UO ASLA Student Chapter University of Oregon Department of Landscape Architecture

Kickstarter video

Hello! We are looking to Kickstarter to help us to expand our ceramics
studio, Peaches, into an independent and sustainable ceramics studio as
we graduate from the University of Oregon this June. With the help of
your generous donations, we will be able to expand Peaches into our own
studio space and purchase the industrial equipment we need to create
ceramic tableware.
In exchange for your kind contributions, you will have the opportunity
to pre-order limited edition Peaches ceramic ware. We are offering this
exclusive tableware collection to the Kickstarter community for special
prices. Please take the time to watch our video to learn more about the
people and the process behind Peaches. Any contribution, large or small,
will help us achieve our goal!
Here is the link:
Thank you so much and please let us know if you have any questions!