MacKenzie Fellowships for Artists’ Residencies: March 12 Deadline

Taleamor Park is especially seeking applications from visual artists for two-week residencies between May 11 and September 28.

For each of the six sessions we offer one $750 MacKenzie Fellowship, coupled with an assistantship that covers the residency fee in exchange for 12 to 15 hours work per week. Others will pay according to a tiered pricing structure.

We strive to maintain a balance between writers and visual artists, but most of our applications so far have been from writers.

So please encourage visual artists to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Acceptance is moderately but not extremely competitive, so we encourage anyone with strong work, references, and commitment to apply, especially if their project can relate to the unique qualities of our scenic rural location near Chicago and Lake Michigan.

Residents live in a lovely 1854 Italianate farmhouse that has four private air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, a laundry room, two common rooms, a library, a writing nook, and a paper studio. Vintage outbuildings offer both private and spacious shared studio spaces.

Verdant walking trails wind from the native plant and vegetable gardens, on through fields of grain, and further to woods and ponds and scenic vistas. Taleamor Park borders the mid-continental divide, from which waters flow either to the Gulf of Mexico or to Lake Michigan and the Atlantic.

Taleamor Park especially encourages residents who will respond to its unique location for site-specific installations, eco-artistic projects, parkland design and construction, plant growing and care, meditative walking, issues of water supply and quality, creative solitude, and plein air as well as studio painting.

There is a downloadable application form, and applications for the residency are accepted as long as places are open.

Applications for MacKenzie Fellowships with an assistantship are due March 12.

 

Think Beyond Plastics Innovation Challenge (app due April 30)

https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/2019_plastics_innovation_challenge?fbclid=IwAR3s3AE0Z8B2KxZ89Ce016eQi3IkBMbYgKCT4nbBvQ_pDDGPLcA3W6oecH8

 

Announcing the 2019 Plastics Innovation Challenge! Launched in 2012, the Think Beyond Plastic Annual Innovation Challenge seeks to inspire the human spirit to raise global #innovation and for upstream innovations in new materials, green chemistry and new product delivery models. Each year, it attracts a growing global audience of #entrepreneurs, #innovators, #scientists and #students, committed to viable solutions to plastic pollution. The 2019 Plastics Innovation Challenge, in partnership with The Klosters Forum, aims to engage innovators around the world in a #solutions-oriented effort to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean, in three tracks: -New materials and chemistry to replace current fossil-fuel based plastics -Waste reduction, avoidance and recycling -Innovative product delivery systems Three winners will each receive a prize valued at US $40,000 comprised of $25,000 seed funding and a place at the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator, valued at $15,000. Winners will be invited to showcase at Think Beyond Plastic’s 5th annual Investor Forum. Applications are accepted now through April 30, 2019.

Print Day in May

Inky News from Print Day in May

Welcome back printmakers and hello new subscribers  – thank you for joining our global printmaking community!

Make a print of any kind on 4th May 2019!
CREATE – PRINT  – SHARE – WRITE
Share your results on our blog www.printdayinmay.com and/or on our social media pages using #printdayinmay2019 We are a forum FOR YOU! 
WIN A $50 VOUCHER FROM SPEEDBALL! 

Be in with a chance to win a range of free printmaking materials from Speedball, including Akua inks, tools and accessories and Arnhem 1618 printmaking paper! A total of six winners will receive a $50 voucher!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS….
Post your Print Day in May images on our social media pages using any of these hashtags#AkuaPD2019 #SpeedballPD2019 #ArnhemPD2019
*Winners will be chosen at random in the months leading up to 4th May

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Why do you love printing? What makes your tick? Get involved by answering our brief Q&A ‘Seven questions for a printmaker’ with the chance to share your thoughts and your work (fully credited of course with your website address) on our blog! Connect with a global community of printmakers. Head towww.printdayinmay.com/blog and send your answers toprintdayinmay@gmail.com

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Signal Fire, Wide Open Studio Residency info session

Signal Fire, “Wide Open Studio” Artist Residency Info Session

Ryan Pierce, a co-director of Signal Fire will be visiting our campus. Signal Fire is a non-profit based in Portland, that provides opportunities for artists and creative agitators to engage with our remaining wildlands.

He is going to give a slide presentation on their “Wide Open Studios” artist residency scheduled this summer.

Wide Open Studios is Signal Fire’s arts and ecology field institute, making our innovative wilderness excursions available to college students, emerging artists, or anyone seeking an immersive, hands-on, and transformative arts education. These trips invite students to explore their studio practice in dynamic wilderness locations, amidst an atmosphere of friendship and critical thinking. Our curriculum is centered on the natural and cultural histories of the sites we visit, and the possibilities of making art in— and in response to— wild places. Individual and collaborative projects invite students to see the wild as a place of wonder, empowerment, action and connection.

Please join us! Hope to see you there.

http://www.signalfirearts.org/programs/wide-open-studios/

Monday, March 11

Noon to 12:15pm

#162 in Lawrence (Lithography studio)

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All Sizes Fit Art Gala in Eugene

View art submitted by UO students and the community and enjoy some snacks! The gala is intended to display art that shows the diversity of size, shape, skin color, hair
texture, ability, and gender. Monday, Feb. 25, noon–6:00 p.m., EMU, Crater Lake North, UO Eugene Campus.

Queer Film Festival in Eugene

Coordinated by UO’s Center for Student Involvement, this annual festival showcases the works of the LGBTQIAA community’s actors, writers, and directors.
See this year’s lineup!
Saturday, March 2, noon–7:15 p.m.;
Sunday, March 3, noon–7:00 p.m.,
Lawrence Hall, Rooms 177 and 115,
UO Eugene Campus.

U.S. Latinx Art, Then, Now, and Tomorrow Call for Essays

The Hemisphere editorial committee seeks scholarly essays that present interdisciplinary research on the work of Latinx artists in the U.S. from any period starting in the 18th century through the present, from any region of the country, and in any form and medium. Hemisphere’s hope is to identify and feature new research based in creative approaches drawn from the increasingly overlapping fields of art history, visual and material culture studies, gender studies, queer studies, social activism and politics, and others. Read all about this opportunity and submit your work by Friday, March 8.

MFA Application Review

Are you in the process of applying to MFA programs? Are you interested in having someone coming from a queer and/or POC perspective review your manuscript and personal statement…for free? MFA APP REVIEW is an all-volunteer initiative seeking to increase access to fully funded writing programs and to build community among underrepresented writers. This opportunity is offered remotely and will run through Monday, March 31.

 

Volunteer artist needed

Contact:
Mike Hatfield
Project:  Make 10 drawings for a simple children’s coloring book for Rural Honduras schools about the dangers of cooking over an open fire in households.
Apply by email.  ASAP (open now, Feb 19, 2019).  No compensation but a great resume builder.

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Call of Artwork: Contemporaneity Journal

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We are pleased to announce that Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture is seeking artwork for its 8th edition. 

Emi Finkelstein and Ellen Larson

Co-Art Editors

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture

contemporaneityjournal@gmail.com

contemporaneity.pitt.edu

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Art can be understood as a product of its Zeitgeist-a reflection of the time from which it comes. The temporal dimension of art has long been used by artists to understand their own position in time and to link themselves and their work both to the past and the present. The 8th issue of the journal Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Cultureseeks artistic submissions that address the relationship between artists and their time and ask what it means to be contemporary.

Contemporaneity’s 8th edition, titled “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity,” uncovers how cultures throughout the global past have negotiated temporalities, modernities, and historicisms to come to terms with what it means to be present in their own moment. How can both history and modernity be visualized, contextualized, or conceptualized to create a sense of contemporaneity? How have institutions created temporalities for the cultures they study, and how can a historical object or space shape a person’s perception of an entire culture’s identity or agency? What is at stake in defining a work of art’s place in time? For the arts section of edition 8 Contemporaneityis seeking artworks engaged with these or other questions relevant to the negotiation of temporalities within one’s art practice. In particular, we welcome submissions concerning anachronisms, futurisms, revisionisms, as well as spoliation, re-use of the past, and appropriation.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. Submissions should include the candidate’s full name, e-mail address and telephone number, a brief biography, an abstract about the artist’s work, 3-5 keywords, and a single PDF containing high-quality image(s) of each work to enable the selection committee to form as accurate an idea as possible of the applicant’s practice. There is no entry fee and no monetary publication reward. Applicants working exclusively in the medium of video are advised to provide a link to a video hosting site such as Vimeo or YouTube or to their own site where the video can be viewed.

To make a submission, visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu, click Register and create an Author profile to get started. We recognize that submissions may take many forms. As such, proposals and questions can be directed to the editors at contemporaneityjournal@gmail.com.

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture is an open access journal organized by the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu and constellations.pitt.edu for more information.

Call for Art

ShelterCare is hosting its 9th annual Art Gives Hope fundraiser on April 25th, 2019. ShelterCare provides housing and behavioral health services to the most vulnerable of Eugene/Springfield’s homeless population. This year, we opened up our Call for Art to the public.

www.sheltercare.org/callforart

Lawrence Hall Film Festival

The Lawrence Hall Film Festival, presented by the UO Fine Arts Society will take place on February 21st, 2019 at 6pm in room 222 of Lawrence Hall.

There will be free food and drink starting at 6pm and a film screening featuring entirely original student work begins at 6:30pm.

Sink Hollow Call for Submissions

My name is Jess Nani, and I’m the editor for Sink Hollow, an Undergraduate Literary Journal from Utah State University. We are currently accepting submissions for art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

The submission deadline for the spring 2019 issue is March 25th.

More information and submission guidelines can be found at www.sinkhollow.org.

National Dance Week Website, Call to Artist and Hosting a Workshop

Greetings Dance Community, 

The City of Eugene will be celebrating its first National Dance week, April 22-29 with a culminating event on Saturday, April 27 and something to share worldwide on International Dance Day on Monday, April 29. 

Our website is up! We have a Call to Artist and an application to Host a Dance Workshop or Activity. Both applications are due on February 25, 11:59pm. 

We are very excited to be working with the dance community and looking forward to the development of our very first citywide celebration of National Dance Week! 

Please help us spread the word and share in your newsletters and social media!

The website includes links to both applications.

National Dance Week 

https://www.eugene-or.gov/4146/National-Dance-Week

FANTOCHE 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The call for entries for Fantoche International Animation Film Festival is open!
You can still submit your film until 17th of May 2019. The “International Competition” will be open to films of all animation techniques, including a combination of live action and animation, lasting a maximum of forty minutes and having been completed after 31st of March 2018. For further information visit: https://fantoche.ch/en/news/call-entries-2019 or you can submit your Film directly via FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/Fantoche).
We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on, and we hope to see you at this year’s festival!
Cheers,

Fantoche Team

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FANTOCHE
International Animation Film Festival 
Bruggerstrasse 37, PO Box, 5401 Baden, Switzerland

Save the date: 3 – 8 September 2019

Job Opportunities at Maude Kerns Art Center

The Maude Kerns Art Center is currently looking for experienced and creative Printmaking Instructors to teach adult classes in our newly opened Printmaking Studio! We are looking for classes in the following processes:Screen Printing, Relief Printing, Intaglio (Copper Etching Only) and a Printmaking Basics Class. Classes are typically 2 – 3 hours once a week, and run for a total of 8 weeks. This is for our Spring term which begins in April, times and dates are flexible due to the studio location. This is a great opportunity for professional artists, college students or grad students to gain experience in teaching or furthering their own creative careers, and to become part of Eugene’s long standing art center.
Qualifications:
• In-depth knowledge of art mediums, process, and techniques
• Experience managing groups of 6-15 students
• Experience developing curriculum a plus
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
If you are interested, please e-mail a resume, portfolio/website/examples of work, and cover letter to Jocelyn ateducation@mkartcenter.org, or drop them off at the Art Center at 1910 E. 15th Avenue.

PlySpace Residency Program is accepting applications for Fall 2019

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PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program located in Muncie, Indiana, that is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. We are currently accepting applications for the FALL 2019 Term // Deadline: March 1@ 11:59 PM.
PlySpace accepts applications from all creative disciplines including performance, fine art and crafts, writing, design, dance, and many more. For complete information about the application requirements, eligibility, funding, facilities, and amenities, please see the website at www.plyspace.org.

Student Summer Employment Opportunity – Ceramics at Camp Weequahic

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To Whom it May Concern,

I’m from Camp Weequahic, a private co-ed summer camp in Northeast Pennsylvania, and we’re looking for counselors to help lead our ceramics program this summer. This position is for someone who will love living in a bunk with campers, helping them gain confidence in the studio, and enjoy spending time with our other staff members, who are from all over the world.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with any interested candidates.

Our dates for this summer are June 19- August 12, and our first year counselors typically make $1500 salary plus a $300 travel stipend, along with room and board.

Please check out our short video and our website at www.weequahic.com, where you can fill out our online application. For questions or if you have an interest, please feel free to call or email James, our staffing coordinator, at james@weequahic.com com or877.899.9695 or check our facebook page dedicated to our 2019 staff.

Lounge Lizard Scholarship

My name is Mackenzie Fox and I am the Marketing Director at Lounge Lizard NYC.
Lounge Lizard is offering a scholarship contest for the Spring Semester. The award includes a cash prize for the winning student. High School, Undergrad and Grad students are eligible.
Scholarship web page:
The deadline is in 3 weeks and we have only received 5 applications.
Please feel free to email or call me directly at my number below.
Sincerely,
Mackenzie Fox
Marketing Director
Lounge Lizard Worldwide
888-444-0110 x 114

Seeking student photographer

2019, celebrating 30 Years in Business!

Q6 Model & Artist Mgmt.

Jonny Shultz │Co-Owner 

     www.Q6talent.com

1028 SE Water Ave #280

Work: 503-274-8555

Cell: 503-481-9457

instagram: jonnyshultz

 

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Art Gives Hope

ShelterCare is hosting a fundraising event called Art Gives Hope. Currently we are calling on local and regional artists to donate pieces of art to be auctioned. The funds raised from the artist’s donations contribute significantly to supporting Lane County community members who are experiencing homelessness or on the verge of homelessness. Last year, ShelterCare helped over 1,500 people find stable housing, support services, and behavioral health services.

The Art Gives Hope event will take place at Venue 252 in Eugene, OR on April 25th. Last year the event raised over $33k and had 275 attendees. This year our goal is to raise $50k and have over 300 attendees. Your generous and prestigious contributions will help ShelterCare meet this goal and have a notable positive impact on the community.
 
Sincerely, 
Paul Herman
Development Intern

ShelterCare Development Team

Catrina Mathewson (x 2322), Janice Daniels (x 2305)

ShelterCare 
Phone: (541) 686-1262  ext. 2324 

Call For Artist: ATV 2019

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Call For Artists

– Sculpture – Installations – Imagination inspirations –

The Maude Kerns Art Center is looking for interactive art installations for the 2019 Art and the Vineyard festival.

From its inception as a small art auction and wine-tasting event, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival, which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, attracts over 20,000 visitors annually. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens, and adults.

6 sculptures and/or installations will be displayed throughout the festival, with the intention to create a more memorable experience for festival guests. Installations that create shade or activate natural shade are preferred, but not necessary. Each artist or art team will receive a stipend of $200, can sell their artworks, and will be included on our website, print, and social media publications.

Visit ArtandtheVineyard.org to learn more and

to submit by April 5, 2019 at 11:59pm pacific time.

Barbara Counsil

artist

Book Cover Competition

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I’m excited to offer you an opportunity to participate in a Nationwide Book Cover Competition for the book, Hidden Contempt!

The website students can visit to find more information and enter the competition is at:

http://www.celesteshirecliffe.com/books-bookcovercompetition/

Kathy Cook

In associate with Celeste Shirecliffe, Author of Hidden Contempt

A Note from the Author:

Dear Beloved Art Community,

I’m so excited to launch the start of the Nationwide Book Cover Competition for my book, Hidden Contempt! I have chosen to do this competition as a way to give aspiring artists a portfolio building opportunity that will allow artists a chance to be handsomely rewarded for the valuable contribution they will bring to my book and for artists to gain exposure to their amazing talents. Being an award recipient at a competition while I was in school, I appreciate the valuable experience that comes from these kinds of competitions to aid students in building a resume that they can confidently enter the job market with. Though the prize money exceeds the cost of hiring a book cover artist, I want to provide this exciting opportunity for artists to create and showcase their creative abilities while getting a wide variety of talent and ideas.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have,

Celeste Shirecliffe

http://www.celesteshirecliffe.com

celeste.shirecliffe@gmail.com

801.722.5093

Lawrence Hall Film Festival

The UO Fine Arts Society is currently accepting short film submissions from students for the upcoming Lawrence Hall Film Festival. OFAS is putting together an event coming at the end of February that will showcase the film skills of College of Design Students, particularly art and tech and digital arts students who use film and video as a medium but often do not have an opportunity to show their work outside of the classroom. Any students who are interested should submit their films touofineartssociety@gmail.com by February 9th.

Department of Art Scholarship Application – Deadline February 4, 2019

Department of Art Scholarship Application is open

 Eligible majors* Don’t wait!

 APPLY NOW! 

Visit our website for more information: https://artdesign.uoregon.edu/art/undergrad/scholarships

Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

*Eligible majors are those students who submitted their Art Declaration Form to the Art + Design Office or received departmental confirmation of their acceptance to the Art & Technology majorby December 5, 2018. Students who declare the Art major or are accepted to the Art & Technology major after December 5, 2018 are not eligible to apply for scholarships at this time. 

Office Workstation Comfort Study

Office Workstation Comfort Study seeks participants!

The Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) is seeking participants for their Office Workstation Comfort Study! This study seeks to collect extensive participation data to analyze occupant comfort and energy use within an open office environment. Data is gathered under natural and electric lighting conditions throughout the day. Paired with data gathered from sensory equipment, participants will communicate their visual and environmental preferences by completing questionnaires.

The study will be conducted in the ESBL lighting laboratory space in Pacific Hall room 103 on the University of Oregon Campus, spanning January through June 2019. This study utilizes a mock-up of typical open office workstations where participants are asked to engage in desk-based work tasks of their choosing. The study asks for participants to provide survey-based feedback every 2-hours about their visual comfort while working on self-directed tasks; be it homework, personal work, or professional work. As such, participants are asked to bring paper-based and/or computer-based materials of their choosing to work on during their 2-hour study period(s). However, these are not to include leisure or entertainment tasks. (ie. games, personal social media, video streaming services, etc.)

Participants are asked to commit to 2-hour time blocks, up to 8 hours a day. The ESBL is offering $10 compensation for every 2-hour block completed, up to 4 times per testing period. Hours to fall within a standard 8-hour workday (8:00am – 5:00pm). The study is expected to conduct 6 total testing periods between January and June of this year, and participants are invited to return for new testing periods should they wish.

Complete work you’d usually do at the library or in a coffee shop and make some money for your time!

If you’re interested in participating, please contact the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory:ESBL@uoregon.edu

Summer Teaching Positions Available

Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

 

 

College of Design Scholarship

College of Design Scholarships Link – click this text!

The application for scholarships for admitted, enrolled College of Design students is now open! Use the link to apply for general UO scholarships as well as general College of Design, and select major-specific scholarships in the college. See the link for all details, and contact Cindy Lundeen, clundeen@uoregon.edu, in Student Services if you have any questions. Don’t wait until the last minute to see what the application requires!​

Call for Artist: Mural

My name is Victoria Sanne and I own a local Children’s resale boutique inside of the Gateway Mall.I would love to have a children’s mural painted on one of our very blank walls. We would pay for all of the paint and supplies. Above is a picture of the space I am thinking of using, however we could really use any wall. This one happens to be 6 ft. tall and roughly 40 ft in length.

A call would work great, and then we can set a time for the student to take a look at the wall. I am thinking a jungle scene would look really nice and kid friendly and using our logo as the hippo in the scene!

Victoria Sanne

Owner | Peppypotamus

Phone:541-972-8244

Cell:541-731-9400

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Mills International Center Call to Artists

The Mills International Center will be hosting a Native and Indigenous
art show and we are looking for individuals or groups who create art —
be it visual, written, performance, etc. — and would be willing to
share it through the Mills Art Show and Reception. All art will be
displayed in the Mills for a term and will be celebrated in an opening
event in the spring. Performance art will occur at the opening event for
the gallery, and written work will be presented in an informational
booklet to be shared with guests at the Mills. Please follow this link

Eugene Emeralds T-Shirt Design Contest Open to Students

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My name is Shelby Holteen and I am the Director of Social Media & Team Store Manager for the local Minor League Baseball Team, the Eugene Emeralds.

This year I am launching a t-shirt design contest open to everyone, including students! Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for students to practice their skills and apply their knowledge, but it also creates more content for their individual portfolios and can potentially get their name and abilities out to the public.

The contest runs through Valentines Day (February 14th). The winner will not only received 3 copies of their design on a shirt, but their design will be printed on an entire line of shirts and displayed and sold all over the nation, including in our stadium and our online store. They also will receive 4 tickets to an Ems game, the opportunity to throw a first pitch at a game, a special announcement and more!

I attached a flyer as well as the link to more information and the submission page.

https://goo.gl/forms/vxieLXEsbhc3Oku42

 

Shelby Holteen | Director of Social Media & Team Store Manager
Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club
Class-A Affiliate, Chicago Cubs
p. 541.342.5367 Ext. 20 | f. 541.342.6089

You do not Have to be Good this Friday

Hello Tropical friends,

2018 is behind us, a new year (and the rest of our season of programming) lies ahead. We have so many things on the horizon that we’re excited to share… Not to mention a lot of rad things going on around town! Make sure to check out the calendar at the end of this newsletter for your extracurricular arts programming this month! We’re still working on the documentation from our last show, Outside Inside, but take it from us- it looked amazing and was a great way to cap off the year.

We kick off 2019 with a show of work by Andrew Nigon, Ben Lenoir, and Susan Krueger-Barber, titled You do not Have to be Good. This multimedia exhibition addresses issues surrounding cultures of morality in conflict, and the reclamation of LGBTQ+ identity and aesthetics. The opening reception is TOMORROW, Friday January 11th from 6-9pm.
Susan Kruger-Barber – ” Latter-Day-Saint (Mormon) pioneers fled the settled United States after Joseph Smith was murdered and Nauvoo burned. In Utah, they suffered more persecution for practicing polygamy coupled with fighting for women’s suffrage. Carrying epigenetics of maltreatment, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints currently fights same-sex marriage and queer identity. Their LGBTQ* community lives on a rollercoaster of small gestures of acceptance and great acts of exclusion. LGBTQ* believers and somewhat allies survive on a yo-yo that rarely peaks and often plummets.”
Andrew Nigon – “My figurative work draws conceptual inspiration from Catholic symbolism with a focus on the human form theatrically displaying themes of trauma, decay, and resilience. My practice relies on a playful experimentation of material and process to create forms that challenge and manipulate established iconography. These works are heroic yet tragic monuments devoted souls trapped in an incomplete and imperfect world -the travails of walking a tightrope of religious participation within a place of patterned rejection.”
Ben Lenoir – “My practice begins in rumination and emotion, then ends in evaluation and reflection. This project began as a means to connect with the bullying I experienced as an adolescent. I connect to that experience through language since verbal abuse was central to it. I’ve been called ‘faggot’ over 1000 times in my life and I have written it just as many times in 2018. As the work evolved, the letterforms became increasingly abstracted—a kind of visual semantic saturation. The once perfectly formed words turned into gestures and suggestions rather than an epithet. The collection of works displayed here depict the experience of cognitive dissonance established by bullying based on sexual identity.”
You do not Have to be Good
Andrew Nigon / Ben Lenoir / Susan Krueger-Barber

Tropical Contemporary
1120 Bailey Hill Road #11 Eugene OR

Opening Reception Friday 1/11 6-9pm
Open Hours Saturdays 1/12 & 1/19 1-4pm

One last item of news- we have another new member of Tropical! Tannon Reckling is an MFA candidate at the University of Oregon and makes very cool work about the internet, which you can hear him talk about here. We’re so excited to have him on board!! If you’re interested in getting involved with Tropical, it’s as simple as sending us an email at tropicalcontemporaryspace@gmail.com. Tell us a little about yourself, your work (whether as an artist or a curator), and your specific interest in Tropical (what you would hope to achieve as a member). We would love to get a dialogue going- let’s see if we’re right for one another!
Thanks for your ongoing support- and we hope to see you at our upcoming events! Check out more photos of past shows at tropicalcontemporary.space or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates. As always, if you love what we’re doing and want to support our project space, you can do so through our Patreon page.
UPCOMING TROPICAL EVENTS:
Upcoming Tropical Programming:

Professional Development Workshops for Artists

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Expand Your Creative Practice & Realize Your Vision
Lane Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, presents our 2019 Professional Development Workshops for Artists. These professional development workshops support artists, performers, musicians, makers and creatives to strengthen their capacity, expand their creative practices and realize their visions.
Learn more and register at lanearts.org/workshops

Tuesday, January 29, 4-6pm
Uncover your path to creative success by developing mindset tools and transforming your fear into inspired action. Presented by Carole Jean Marine (artist, teacher and author), and Liora Sponko (empowerment coach for creatives and Executive Director of Lane Arts Council). Read more
Tuesday, February 19, 4-6pm
Explore strategies and pathways to income and turn your determination, vision, and hard-won skill into a thriving creative life and livelihood. Presented by Patricia Morrison, creative career coach and founder of Inner Fire, Outer Light. Read more
 
Wednesday, March 13, 4-6pm
Explore the “nuts and bolts” of producing cultural events from vision, logistics, partners, permitting, and funding. Presented by Mindy Linder, Downtown Programs Manager, City of Eugene Cultural Services. Read more
Tuesday, April 16, 4-6pm
A panel of artists will share their strategies and experiences for building support, expanding their audiences, and growing their networks. Panelists include Julia Oldham, Leah Wilson, Josh Sands, and Aunia Kahn. Read more
Location: Hult Center, either the Studio or Maurie Jacobs Community Room
Registration: Sign up for a single workshop for $20, or register for multiple workshops at a discounted price. Register for three or more workshops and receive a Duck Store gift card and art supply gift box! (limited quantity available)
Register today!
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Presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.
Thank you to our sponsors Columbia BankThe Duck Store,

Call for Art – CoCA Members’ Show

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My name is Anastasia. I’m a curatorial intern at CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) in Seattle, WA. We are currently accepting submissions for our annual members’ show.

This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes; the 2019 CoCA Members’ Show is open to all interpretations and reflections on the title, “Motherland.” We welcome all genders, ages, and media including 2D, 3D, multimedia, installation, literary, sound, and performance artists from across the globe to join us in this global conversation through contemporary art.

The show is members only. It’s easy to become one! For more information, please see the attached document.

Application deadline is February 10, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time

Please feel free to spread the info about the open call!

Thank you so much!

Anastasia Babenko

Curatorial Intern, Center on Contemporary Art

Anna Mlasowsky: NOON, 1/3 – 2/23/2019

CoCA present’s NOON, a residency-style solo exhibit by Anna Mlasowsky showcasing new video and glass works. Mlasowsky kicks off CoCA’s 2019 exhibition season, which is dedicated to amplifying female-identified voices and themes throughout the year.

Visit the CoCA Digital Archive 1981-2018

Furrow 2019 Call for Submissions

Furrow is open for submissions!

We are seeking great art and writing by undergraduate students.

Deadline:
February 20, 2019

Furrow is a gorgeous, full-color print journal published each spring by undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a website that features new work each month. We accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and comics by anyone enrolled as an undergraduate in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic year. We award $100 prizes to the top submission in each genre. Submission is free and easy at https://furrowmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

Submit
We work hard to publish the most beautiful work we can find. Last year we featured work from students at dozens of universities, selected from over 1,000 submissions. Selection is competitive, so please send your most polished work. And do so quickly—the submission deadline is February 20, 2019.

For more information or to view sample work, go to https://furrowmag.org.

Sincerely,
The Furrow Editors

Five new Exhibits at UVAA!

Five New Art Exhibits Opening at UVAA

Beginning Friday, January 18th through March 8, 2019, the Umpqua Valley Arts Center will feature five new exhibits. 

UVAA is proud to feature Likeness:  This show is juried by UVAA’s Gallery Committee explores representational artwork. Representational art strives to depict reality. As we enter this time of unimaginable and rapid change, representational artwork offers the possibility of connecting with those parts of us that are most human. For forty thousand years, long before mankind invented written language, we have put down marks that left a living trace of who we are, what we saw, and what we thought. Representational artwork can make us pay attention to our surroundings as well as to ideas and relationships. We all have a story to tell.

In the Red Gallery, UVAA presents a show titled Being with artworks by Judi Danielson and Hiroshi Ogawa. Judi Danielson creates hauntingly beautiful landscapes of our region with watercolor. Danielson’s works are a celebration of the natural world and the spirit that inhabits the idea of place. Hiroshi Ogawa began making pottery in 1959 at U.C. Santa Barbara. Graduated in 1963 and taught pottery from 1965-1968. Went to Japan in 1969 to study Buddhism and pottery. Studied at a pottery co-operative under Azuma, Ken sensei from 1970-1972. Returned to the United States and set up a studio in Carmel Valley, CA in 1974. Moved to Elkton, OR in 1981 and set up present studio. Built a two chambered woodfire kiln and christened it “Hikarigama” (the illuminated kiln). 

In Gallery II, the work of Fretta Cravens’ work will be on display in her solo show titled, Timeless Engagement. Cravens is an Oregon artist who loves to examine and picture the beauty of nature. The images in her solo show at UVAA are an intersection of her interest in paper making, drawing and photography. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, Cravens enlarges flowers and plants with a flatbed scanner. These photographic works are reminiscent of the her pastel drawings as they portray a subtle, yet confrontational view of nature. All of her work is printed on archival rag paper imported from France. 

In the Corridor Gallery, an exhibit titled, Unfurl will be on display. Featuring artworks by the students in Bill Mehlhoff’s Waterolor class at UVAA. Mehlhoff has been teaching art for 30 years and his love of art can be seen in the projects on display. The class is comprised of talented artists who love spending time at the art center, with each other, and with Bill to learn new techniques in watercolor. 

UVAA’s Student Gallery features Small, but Artsy: Little Works by the Lancers. The works of art in this show are small, but students at South Umpqua High School want to show you that small is mighty! Many of the works come from the students perpetual sketchbooks that they keep for all drawing, painting, and 2D art classes. Other works include impressionist paintings, scratch art, and all works small but artsy.  

Reception for All Galleries: Friday, January 18, 201p from 5-7pm, catered by Creative Catering. This event is free and open to the public.

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Position Announcement: Mellon Gateway Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Art

Brown University Department of Visual Art wants to offer a special opportunity to a young or emerging artist in the field of Sculpture and Social Practice. This position is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The purpose of this grant is to increase opportunities for young or emerging artists from Historically Underrepresented Groups, or artists whose work deals with issues important to Historically Underrepresented Groups. The chosen candidate will be given significant financial support for two years to build their careers, with minimal teaching (one course per year), and then after two years will start in an Assistant Professor Tenure Track position in the Visual Art Department, teaching both foundational and upper-level courses to undergraduate students.

The Visual Art Department seeks to publicize this opportunity as widely as possible and kindly ask that you help share this unique opportunity with your network of talented individuals.

For additional position information and to apply, please visit: apply.interfolio.com/55258

Respectfully,

Department of Visual Art

Olanda Estrada
Academic Department Manager
Brown University | Visual Art Department
List Art | 64 College Street | Box 1861 | Providence, RI 02912
T: (401) 863-1563 | F: (401) 863-1680

Preferred gender pronoun: She

Art as Activism – Workshops at the Hult Center

JOJO Abot is an interdisciplinary artist who will be at the Hult Center for a week long residency culminating in two workshops, a gallery exhibition (opening Friday, Jan 4th), two immersive performances and a musical performance. The two workshops include:
Art as Activism
Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30PM
This workshop will use the first immersive performance on January 22nd to provoke a dialogue with the community about important questions such as;  How does art provoke and sustain a revolution? What is the responsibility of art vs. the artists vs. the audience in creating impact towards evolution? What is the power that each participant holds? Where does art and culture serve as a tool for radical change?
Problematic “Afro” Words
Friday, January 25th at 4:00PM
This workshop will be an imaginative experience exploring conversation topics such as; Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation, The evolution of the African identity and experience, and Africans as nonlinear time travelers.
There is a $2 service fee to RSVP for these workshops, and space is limited. RSVP at: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=39749&schedule=list&group_id=728281

Tombow Art Scholarship

I’m the Media & Public Relations Manager for the art brand Tombow, and wanted to let you know that we have just launched an art scholarship that students at the University of Oregon may be interested in.The scholarship is called Tombow’s Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship and is open to high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores seeking art degrees. An award of $5,000 will be made to the top applicant, and two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Applications are due on March 31, 2019 and all application details can be found on our website at: https://www.tombowusa.com/art-scholarship

 

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JOJO ABOT Artist Residency- Hult Center for the Performing Arts

JOJO ABOT is an interdisciplinary artist who will be at the Hult Center for a week long residency culminating in two workshops, a gallery show, two immersive performances and a musical performance.

ABOT’s gallery exhibition will be on display in the Maurie Jacobs Community Room starting with an opeining reception on January 4, 5:30 pm during the first Friday ArtWalk. ABOT’s 2D and 3D artworks “explore the manifestations and reaffirmations of the divine feminine as the essence of love, rebirth, imagination, healing, magic and life herself among other glorious things”.  In addition, the gallery will be open before and during all Hult Center performances and is free to the public.

On Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30PM, she will be hosting a free workshop centered on Art as Activism. This workshop will use the first immersive performance on January 22nd to provoke a dialogue with the community about important questions such as:  How does art provoke and sustain a revolution? What is the responsibility of art vs. the artists vs. the audience in creating impact towards evolution? What is the power that each participant holds? Where does art and culture serve as a tool for radical change?

On Friday, January 25th at 4:00PM, she will be hosting a free workshop centered on Problematic Afro Words. This workshop will  be an imaginative experience exploring conversation topics such as; Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation, the evolution of the African identity and experience, and Africans as nonlinear time travelers.

There is a $2 service fee to RSVP for the workshop, and space is limited. If you or anyone is interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=39749&schedule=list&group_id=728281

Call for Artists: The Neon Museum National Artist Residency 2019

I am writing to advise of the Neon Museum-sponsored eight-week 2019 summer artist residency in Las Vegas where artists are invited to develop projects inspired by the Museum collection.

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The application deadline is 02/01/19. Further details are attached and the application is available here:

https://www.neonmuseum.org/education/artists-in-residence

Art Department Scholarship Application is open now

Department of Art

Scholarship Application open now through February 4, 2019.

Eligible majors* Don’t wait – APPLY NOW!

 Visit our website for more information: https://artdesign.uoregon.edu/art/undergrad/scholarships 

Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

*Eligible majors are those students who submitted their Art Declaration Form to the Art + Design Office or received departmental confirmation of their acceptance to the Art & Technology major by December 5, 2018. Students who declare the Art major or are accepted to the Art & Technology major after December 5, 2018 are not eligible to apply for scholarships at this time. 

 

Summer Teaching Positions Available

Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

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Book layout opportunity

Longtime local children’s book author Robert Young (www.realwriting.us) is putting together another book project. The topic: wolves.

The Project: Friends of the Wolf. This will be a 32-page photo-illustrated book that provides basic information about wolves, focuses on the workings of a wolf sanctuary, and encourages young readers to help protect these essential apex predators. The book will be aimed at third through fifth grade children.

Seeking: A creative, collaborative person to lay out the 14 spreads that will make up this 32-page book. Photographs will be provided. You will need to create a pdf.x1a file that can be uploaded to the Ingram Spark platform. InDesign is their preferred software. Extra consideration if you love wolves!

Payment: Negotiable, in the $300 – $500 range based on experience. You might also want to explore whether this project could be done for class credit (independent study or internship) as this will be applied, real-world learning.

Contact: Robert Young (areswhy@gmail.com) if interested. Please include relevant experience as well as samples of your work.

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Call for Entry – Freedom: Art as the Messenger

April 11, 2019 – June 14, 2019
1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C., 20001

 

CALL FOR ENTRY

For its inaugural juried exhibition, the Cato Institute welcomes artists working in any medium to address the concept of FREEDOM: ART AS THE MESSENGER. We are living in an era in which people are finding their combative voice but having little conversation or dialogue. The goal of this exhibition is to provide an outlet for that conversation, to address freedom in all its manifestations through art.

Eligibility: National

Jurors:

  • Harriet Lesser, curator, Strathmore; former director of exhibitions, VisArts, Rockville; former director of exhibitions, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Washington, DC; exhibition artist in the United States and overseas
  • June Linowitz, owner, ArtSeen; board member, Arts Council of Montgomery County (Maryland); president, Arts on the Block; committee member, The Resilience Fund; honoree, “Images and Expressions: Maryland Women in the Arts”

Awards: Cash prizes awarded and honorable mentions recognized

April 11, 2019 – June 14, 2019

 

For more information and to submit an entry to this call, click the button below.
If you have any questions, you may email exhibition@cato.org or call (202) 789-5229.

Two Calls for Artists: The Umbrella Project – and – Rain Play Eugene

Call for Artists – The Umbrella Project

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:59 AM, PST

The Umbrella Project is a roaming time-based art project that provides ambiance, and brings an ever-changing and engaging display of live illuminated art. It takes place January-February in at sunset in the downtown corridor of Eugene.

The Umbrella Project is part of the Artistic Encounters Program, produced by ArtCity Eugene and sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services

Click here to apply:  https://goo.gl/forms/aoSxD2twhpeA5u753

Click here to see the MIT/Pilobolus Umbrella Project: https://pilobolus.org/umbrella-project/us

ArtCity is inviting artists to join us and have fun making street art that is only visible when it rains. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Rain activated art installations will begin as early as December, 2018.

Rain Play Eugene is produced by ArtCity as part of the Artistic Encounters Program in Downtown Eugene.

Let’s make art and do Rain Play!

Click here to apply:  https://goo.gl/forms/2YW1uQkCPF8qzaHl2

Click here to learn more about Rainworks spray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBwpON6HIR8&feature=youtu.be

Tropical Contemporary Presents: Outside Inside

Tropical Contemporary Presents: Outside Inside

Opening: Saturday December 1st, 6-9pm, Show runs through December 16th

Tropical Contemporary,1120 Bailey Hill #11 Eugene OR

https://www.facebook.com/events/2026695930709588/

Outside Inside is a production of Tricia Knope and Clara Koons; A conversation on themes of technology, nature, three-dimensional space, and human-made materials. The show consists largely of flat pieces that span the border between painting and sculpture. Works stand on the same plane as the viewer, creating a sense of immersive space, but one that is easily betrayed by the objects’ flatness. The space feels simultaneously fake and real, physical and virtual, outside and inside.

Center for Art Research Internship

The Center for Art Research is looking for a great intern for winter 2019!

If interested, please email a brief statement of interest to heldmann@uoregon.edu to arrange an interview.

ART 404- Center for Art Research internship

 

Instructor of Record – Brian Gillis (bgillis@uoregon.edu)

Description – This course offers advanced students professional experience that enhance the student’s academic training and is designed to allow students to receive upper-division ART credits for internship experiences working for the Center for Art Research.

Requirements – During the term, interns will meet for 30 mins weekly and are expected to work an additional 2.5 hours per week per unit of credit. Tasks may include updating the Center website through the UO Blogs, print and digital design work, research and maintaining contact lists, event photography and set-up, writing, reports, and general admin support.

Skills

Attention to detail and time management

Knowledge of Excel, Word, Photoshop and InDesign

Ability to travel between UO campus and 510 Oak

Capable of moving chairs and folding tables

 Grading

Offered with “pass/no pass” option only. A passing grade (P) signifies satisfactory completion of all aspects of the internship by the end of the term. Unsatisfactory work on significant aspects of the internship will result in a grade of NP. Given the nature of this internship course, an incomplete grade (I) is rarely appropriate.

Call for art students & teachers: Back to Basics 2019 residency program in Finland

Back to Basics
Intensive residency program for all disciplines
Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
1 month periods in July / August / September 2019

Deadline for applications: 10th of January 2019

Read more & apply online:
www.arteles.org/back_to_basics_residency.html

Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland is one of the largest and most international artist residency centers in Northern Europe.

Arteles Creative Center

www.arteles.org / info@arteles.org
tel. +358 50 300 6304
Hahmajärventie 26
38490 Haukijärvi
Finland