Category: Events

Opening Sept. 14 – ADRIAN WONG: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge @ Carrie Secrist Gallery

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Adrian Wong

Crossing The Rainbow Bridge


September 14 – Oct 26, 2019

Opening Reception: September 14, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM


Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce Chicago-based artist Adrian Wongs solo exhibition with the gallery: Crossing The Rainbow Bridge.


Animal communication is a relatively new field of study, aimed at translating the behavior of animals to a language per se—thus allowing humans to predict and more deeply understand the motives and affective lives of non-human species. This has been applied not only to animals in their natural habitats, i.e. in the wild, but also to domesticated animals living alongside humans. Some fringe practitioners in the field have postulated that the modus of such communication takes place telepathically and at least partially on a plane of “pure consciousness” that can be accessed through concentration qua meditative focus, and further, that such communication can take place even after the animal spirit has left its corporeal form. Fascinated by the growing literature on the subject, Adrian Wong has pushed the boundaries of what is possible through the methods of animal communicators—from a wide range of schools, and spiritual and cultural backgrounds—to create the works assembled in Crossing The Rainbow Bridge.


For Dream Cosmography a cat, a dog, three hamsters, and two rabbits offered up their dream journals for analysis, presented here as a meditation on the origins of space and time. Telepathically Designed Bespoke Rabbit Warren II is an architectural form in glass and steel, built to the specifications of Ernesto, a Silver Marten rabbit, under the supervision of a structural engineer. The Violet Ray is a light and sound installation generated from a mediated conversation with Omar, the artist’s recently deceased Holland Lop rabbit. And The House that Snoopy Built is a kitty condo designed by Snoopy, a piebald cat, purportedly reincarnated as Omar—transmitted from across the Rainbow Bridge. In the screening room, Three-Legged Dog will be screened, featuring a mediated reading of communications from George, a three-legged dog.


Works on view were produced in consultation with the Institute for Animal Communication, Thomas Cheng, Lynn Schuster, and Isabelle Yu.



About Adrian Wong:

Adrian Wong’s installations, videos, and sculptures draw from varied subjects and explore the intricacies of his relationship to his environment (experientially, historically, culturally, and through the filter of fantastical or fictionalized narratives). These organic and open-ended artifacts of his process often involve a collaborative engagement with subjects.


Wong was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois in 1980. Originally trained in psychology (Stanford MA, 2003), he began making and exhibiting work in San Francisco while concurrently conducting research in developmental linguistics. He continued his post-graduate studies in sculpture (Yale MFA, 2005). Wong relocated his studio to Hong Kong in 2005, but recently returned to Chicago, where he currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center (New York), Kuandu Museum (Taipei), Kunsthalle Wien, Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstverein (Hamburg), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Palazzo Reale (Milan), Saatchi Gallery (London), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam)—and can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the DSL Foundation Collection (Paris), K11 Art Foundation (Shanghai), Kadist Foundation (San Francisco), M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Sifang Museum (Nanjing), and the Uli Sigg Collection (Lucerne).

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CURRENT | The Storytellers | June 29 – August 17, 2019

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Connective Conversations / Curator and Critic Tour and Lecture Series: Public talk and conversation with Allie Tepper

Sunday, July 21 at 3:00pm 

Free and open to the public

PICA, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

15 NE Hancock, Portland, OR 97212

Ford Family Foundation, the UO School of Art and Design, and the Cooley Gallery, Reed College are honored to welcome curator Allie Teppe. She will speack to her recent projects at the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and SculptureCenter, New York.

Allie Tepper is a curator and writer currently based between New York and Minneapolis, MN. Her curatorial practice bridges the disciplines of visual art and performance, with a focus on commissioning new work. She is concerned with voicing global social movements and struggles as they relate to personal experience, articulating life in motion, and centering marginalized perspectives. Allie is currently the Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Walker Arts Center where she works in both the Visual Arts and Performing Arts Departments. Previously, she has held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA. She is also the former Assistant Director of the magazine and arts venue Triple Canopy. Her recent exhibitions include Rabih Mroué: Again we are defeated (Walker Art Center, 2018-19), Derek Fordjour: Half Mast (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2018), Not for Everybody: Hadi Fallahpisheh, Baseera Khan, and Gloria Maximo (Simone Subal Gallery, 2018), Running Towards the Sun: Guadalupe Maravilla, Grace Rosario Perkins, & Efraín Rozas (315 Gallery, 2018), and In Practice: Another Echo (SculptureCenter, 2018). Tepper is currently coediting a publication on artist collectives active during the 1960s—early ‘80s, forthcoming through the Walker Art Center in October 2019. She is also assisting in editing and producing the catalogue Nick Mauss: Transmissions, co-published by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Press, and Dancing Foxes Press, forthcoming in the fall of 2019.

UVAA: Annual Members’ Show

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s Annual Members show opens on Friday, July 12th with a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. The opening is free and the public is welcome.
The show will feature artwork from UVAA Artist Members and fills the entire building. All media will be represented, including works made in UVAA’s clay and watercolor classes by students. 
This exhibit represents the vibrant Artist Community in the Umpqua Valley. Gallery Director, Sandee McGee says, “The Annual Members’ Show ends up being one of the most interesting and exciting exhibits we do all year because of the diverse range of artworks in the show. It is wonderful to witness the thought, feeling, and quality of work that is being created in our region by artists- who are giving back to their community through the sharing of their artwork at UVAA”.
The Members Show will be on display until Sept. 20 and can be viewed during regular Art Center hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cover Artwork: 8:23 PM by Larry Safley
reception catered by Umpqua Weavers Guild
Sandee McGee
Gallery Director, Umpqua Valley Arts Association
 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97471

NowNet Arts Conference 2019: Invitation


I am the director the NowNet Arts Conference “Social Purpose in Contemporary Network Arts” November 7-10, 2019. This is the 2nd annual event for artists, technologists, researchers, educators, and industry professionals advancing topics in contemporary network arts for the ongoing development of the field. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.
 Here is the link to our conference website and registration:

Additionally, our NowNet Arts Lab Ensemble is still open for contemporary artists and technologists to join if you have interest to try out work samples and tech trials the medium. I can send a separate sign up form for this group. The private sessions are November 5 and 6, with optional demonstration at the conference November 7-10, 2019.
As listed on the website we are launching the new peer-reviewed open access “Journal of Network Music and Arts” at the conference this year, published by Stony Brook University.
The full program from our 2018 conference of 30 locations is available at this link, for reference and further information.

Please let me know if you are interested and if you have any questions.
With best wishes,
Sarah Weaver
NowNet Arts Conference Director
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THE PROPOSAL – A film about Luis Barragán by artist Jill Magid – Opening tomorrow in Portland!

THE PROPOSAL – Social Media Assets-final

My name is Nick Camacho, and I’m the marketing director at Oscilloscope Laboratories, the Brooklyn-based indie film distributor founded by late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. I wanted to quickly reach out regarding a film we are opening tomorrow that I think you will enjoy.
THE PROPOSAL is the first film from boundary-pushing visual artist Jill Magid, whose quest to make public the hidden archives of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán leads her to create a controversial new work that turns the worlds of art and architecture on their heads.
The film opens tomorrow, 6/21, at the Living Room Theatre
Nick Camacho

Nick Camacho

Aiyana McClinton’s Northrop Award-winning piece on display in hearth of Chapman Hall

Photographed by Dana Sparks for Clarks Honors College
Aiyana McClinton and her Northrop Award-winning piece, “Take Care,” now on display in the hearth at Chapman Hall. 

by Abbey McDonald, Clark Honors College Communications 

A few weeks ago, on May 29, two women hammered six nails directly into the wall of the newly renovated Chapman Hall. It happened in plain sight of administration, between the south entrance and room 102.

They were Sonja Dahl, the fibers studio manager at the School of Art and Design, and Aiyana McClinton, the Northrop Award winning student whose art will adorn the front lobby until the spring of 2021.

The Keena Shaw Northrop Dean Art Award was established in 2013. Northrop graduated in 1950 from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts with a degree in Fine/Applied Arts. She did some of her coursework in Chapman Hall, using the project drawers in what is now the Clark Honors College Library to store her work.

The award will be offered for the next 10 years for a student to produce a work of art to install in Chapman Hall for one year.

The three textile pieces took an hour to arrange, and McClinton carefully fluffed and preened each one. Her plan for its presentation had been stewing since spring break, when she was notified that her work had been selected.

“I went and looked at the space and thought, ‘they’re going to look so perfect!’” she recalled.

McClinton used cotton, yarn, raw and refined wool for most of the black and white pieces. She also dangled warp ends from its edges that her classmates cut from finished loom projects. Its variety of materials combine with eclectic weaving techniques to make the installation a treat for the eyes, and soft to the touch.

Though the three pieces have their own personalities, with McClinton’s favorite part being the tuft of wool at the top of the right piece, they all coexist in harmony.

“I like to think of them as triplets. They’re all sort of interconnected and communicating with each other, and I like to think that they’re sort of relying on each other,” she said.

ECA art writing workshop in July

ECA is doing an art writing workshop in July, sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services and taught by Vicki Amorose. It’s a free 4-part workshop, taking place across four Wednesdays 6-7:30pm at Eugene Public Library.

Registration is required and the workshop is capped at 25 participants:

Vicki has written a more detailed description of the workshop and the ideas behind it on her blog:, but essentially we perceive a lack of critical writing about art in Eugene, and we would like for that to change.


Art Outdoors

OFAS is holding our Spring Term Student Art Show next week on May 24th. It would be really nice to come out to support the many students who have work featured in the show, are performing their original songs or poetry, and who worked hard to curate and plan the whole event.


Visiting Artist Workshop in Ceramics

Hello all,
On Friday, May 10th, from 10AM-12PM the ceramics studio will be hosting a workshop with Dr. Rosette Gault on the use of paperclay as an art medium. Dr. Gault is an internationally known artist and educator who has recently written a book on the ceramic materials and processes she will be demonstrating.​ The event will take place in the UO School of Art + Design Ceramics Lab and is free to the public. This workshop has been made possible with support from the Robert James Ceramics Foundation.
All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
Damon Harris
Ceramics Studio Technician
University of Oregon
School of Art + Design

Intertwined Storytelling Performance: May 9th & 10th – Join us


You are invited to a magical storytelling event. “Intertwined: Choices” showcases twelve UO students and staff as storytellers. These individuals have been working hard to craft their stories and will share their personal experiences around the choices they have made, have not made, or decisions that were perhaps never choices at all—sweet, funny, painful, honest. Each story will be live scored by the talented Cullen Vance.

When:   May 9th and 10th (same event, offered two different nights)   Doors open at 7pm with refreshments and activities | Show begins at 7:30.

Where:  Global Scholars Hall, Great Room

We’re so excited to continue our work supporting UO’s amazing diversity of voices, and we hope you’ll choose to join us.

How do we make choices? In “The Journey,” Mary Oliver makes it sound simple, like a matter of instinct and time: “One day you finally knew what to do, and began.” And sometimes, it is like that. A choice arrives at our feet and we just know.

But often, choices breed complications. Whether we gain everything we ever wanted, lose everything we ever had, or wind up somewhere in between, the choices we make change us in ways we can even sometimes predict at the outset. The sides we take create new communities and risk altering old ones. The paths we choose take us to new wonders but we don’t know if they’ll take us back to places we loved. Maybe they shouldn’t. Every time we make a choice, we take a risk. And what if we can’t decide at all? What if the instinct never finds us and we never know for certain what’s right? What if we change our minds?

This year’s theme is all about how we choose and how we come to terms with the choices we make. What strength, comfort, or wisdom can be gained in the telling and the listening? How can we support each other in the work of considering, knowing, beginning, and remembering?

Learn about past Intertwined Events here!

The Home Planet at University Theatre

University of Oregon’s Theatre is putting on a production of a newly devised play called The Home planet. The show highlights the beauty and the struggles of our beautiful planet. It is a poetic, visual, and musical journey celebrating the hope inspired by the first moon landing
50 years ago. I have attached our promotional flyer containing further information.
The play is a call to action to help maintain our beautiful blue planet.

2019 Summer Arts Festival: Call to Artists

Become an Art or Non-Profit Vendor for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s 51st Annual Summer Arts Festival held in Fir Grove Park in Southern Oregon!

Get registered and apply through Zapplication!
Art Vendors
Application Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Booth Fees:
Submitted before June 1st: $190 (UVAA Member) $225 (Non-Member)
Non Profits Booth or Table
Application Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Booth Fee: Submitted before March 15th: $78 (UVAA Member) $85 (Non-Member)
Table Fee: $20 for 3 hours

TWO A Calls for Artists OPEN NOW: Studio Without Walls and BEAM


Call for Artists – visual, music, dance, word, digital, performance, and more!

Submission Deadline:
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:59 PM, Pacific Time

Submission is free.

Event Dates:
#1: Third Friday, July 19, 2019
#2: Third Friday, August 16, 2019

BEAM is a free and engaging outdoor event showcasing art that incorporates light.

Submission Deadline:
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:59 PM, Pacific Time

Apply Here:
Submission is free.

Event Date: Third Friday – September 20, 2019.
Event Times: 7:30 – 10:00 PM
Event Location: East Park Block, Oak St & 8th Ave, Eugene, OR

Community Historic Art Contest

Coburg Community Historic Art Contest. This contest will result in an Art Show in May to celebrate Historic Preservation Month as well as to showcase local artists.

Valid entries will be depictions of historic structures in Oregon. Proposals are due by May 19th!  For more information please follow the link to our website or contact me.

Emma Vallillo

Community Development Project Manager

RARE AmeriCorps| City of Coburg

P: (541) 682-7862

event for artists

This is an event for artists (including students) to apply to by May 18 to make art live outside downtown and get paid. It’s a pretty neat event.

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Mental Wellbeing Art Show

I am a Coordinator at the Duck Nest Wellness Center. The duck nest is hosting an art exhibit and gala surrounding mental health and wellbeing, and we are currently seeking art submissions. Would you be willing to post our call for submissions through your department announcements? We think that your audience would benefit from this opportunity to submit their art and fight the stigma of mental health. If you do submit our post, here is a description you may find helpful:

“The Duck Nest Wellness is officially accepting submissions for a Mental Wellbeing Art Show! This event,  taking place on May 31st, aims to improve awareness about mental health challenges and destigmatize self-care and seeking help. Art will be displayed in the Mills International Center through the end of spring term To learn more information and apply, visit

Chaucie Edwards

Peer Wellness Coordinator

Duck Nest Wellness Center



Mental Health Summit Registration

Registration is open for the 2019 UO Mental Health Summit!

As part of programming for National Mental Health Month, a day-long Mental Health Summit is being planned for UO undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff. The Summit will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the EMU.

The Summit will focus on college mental health, including resources, research, services, and advocacy. There will be discussions of:

  • Research, programs, and initiatives on mental health
  • Factors influencing campus culture around addressing mental health needs
  • Wellness and self-care resources for students

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This event is free of charge to UO students, faculty, and staff The first 100 students to register and attend the Summit with receive a free Hydro Flask.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

Questions? Email Suzie Stadelman.

Creative Works One-Day: Seattle (May 11)

I’m reaching out to share an upcoming creative community event with you.
It’s called Creative Works One-Day and is designed to connect, inspire and empower a united creative community.
One-Day is a micro conference that consists of 9 talks, 12 market vendors and a dinner.
The lineup includes: Ash Huang of Adobe, Cameron Campbell of Amazon, Mina Markham of Slack and many more leaders in the design community.
More about the lineup & experience here:
We’re in our 6th year of conference experiences and I’m excited to bring this to the PNW. I used to live there years ago.
General admission is $199 and student admission is $149.

School of Art + Design Career Futures

School of Art + Design Career Futures

Friday, April 19
Lawrence Hall, Eugene
11:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

This first-annual Career Futures event is an opportunity for Art + Design students to learn from and network with professionals through interactive, panelist-led discussions in first- and second-floor Lawrence Hall classrooms and at information tables in the Hayden Gallery.

This event does not require registration or sign-up. Just attend!

Event Schedule:

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Information Tables in the Hayden Gallery

Talk with professionals from these organizations:

Mudshark Studios
Sigma Design

Choose the interactive, panelist-led discussion sessions you would like to attend—no sign-up is required!

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Artist-Run Spaces and Artist Collectives, 110 Lawrence Hall
Art and Creative Industry Transitions, 249 Lawrence Hall
Unexpected Careers, 261 Lawrence Hall

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Arts Organizations: Nonprofits, 110 Lawrence Hall
Freelance, 249 Lawrence Hall
Artist-Run Spaces: Exhibiting Opportunities, 261 Lawrence Hall

2:30–3:15 p.m.
Art and Creative Industry Transitions, 110 Lawrence Hall
Arts Organizations: Opportunities, 249 Lawrence Hall
Design Start-ups, 261 Lawrence Hall

Career Futures Participating Professionals:

Amy Baker, Head of Operations/Art Director, Threadbare Print House
Andrew Douglas Campbell, Artist, Tropical Contemporary
Jonathan Bagby, Artist, Tropical Contemporary
Carly Hagen, Jr. Developer, Upswell
Kieran Lynn, Co-Founder, Upswell
Courtney Stubbert, Artist, Eugene Contemporary Art
Craig Richey, Mudshark Studios
Farhad Bahram, Board Member, ArtCity Eugene
Heather Halpern, Artist, Heather L. Halpern
Jeff Heil, Co-Founder, Woolly
Jenna Lechner, Freelance Illustrator
John Whitten, Co-Founder, Carnation Contemporary
Katherine Spinella, Co-Founder, Carnation Contemporary
Ken Tomita, Founder, Grovemade
Sean Kelly, Lead Designer, Grovemade
Laura Butler Hughes, Artist, Ditch Projects
Liz Zarro, Product Designer, Ruffwear
Mark Schoening, Director, Industrial Design, Sigma Design
Michael Fisher, Executive Director, Maude Kerns Art Center
Natalie Waldref, Sr. Designer, Nemo
Sean Stackhouse, Lead Designer, Nemo
Neal Williams, Illustrator/Screenprinter, Epic Problems
Rebecca (Becky) Chierichetti, Intel
Sandee McGee, Founding Artist/Gallery Director, Gray Space/Umpqua Valley Arts Association
Scott Malbaurn, Director, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Stacey Ray, Programs and Communications Manager, Lane Arts Council
Thomas Sprott, Co-Founder, Peaches
Julia Sherman, Co-Founder, Peaches

HOPES [25] Conference: Earl Mark’s Rapid Shelter Site Improvisation

We had a great first day of the HOPES [25] sustainability and design conference! We are so excited about the conversations that have been generated by yesterday’s activities. Let’s maintain that momentum!
For those of you planning to attend Earl Mark’s workshop at 1pm, please remember that part of the workshop will be outside so wear appropriate clothing and shoes.
More information on the Rapid Shelter Site Improvisation workshop:
In the fleeting moments setting up rapid shelter following a catastrophic event, speed may be critical and site data unavailable. With Associate Professor of Architecture, Dr. Earl Mark, and Marine Biologist, Dr. Deborah Brosnan, participants equipped with compass, camera* and sketchpad walk the southern bank of the Willamette River adjacent to UO. Recording what is directly observable, they will then move indoors to layout shelters with a minimal environmental footprint from prepared paper fold models. The experiment concludes with a discussion of lessons learned.
Randy Hester’s lecture, “Design for Ecological Democracy” will start at 10:30, (not as listed on the brochures at 10).
For more information about the HOPES[25] Conference, follow the link below. All events are free and open to the public.
We’ll see you there!
HOPES[25] Team

UO Happiness Retreat

Welcome to Your Enlightened Side!

We invite you to join us for the SKY Happiness Retreat at the University of Oregon from April 19 – 21!

INTERESTED? Click on the brown button below and answer just a few questions to apply for a student scholarship in order to attend the Retreat for only $75. Once your scholarship application has been accepted, we will notify you to register. Availability is first come, first serve. Retreat attendance to ALL sessions is mandatory.
4/19 (Fri): 6 pm – 10 pm
4/20 (Sat): 11 am – 4 pm
4/21 (Sun): 11 am – 4 pm
Faculty/staff & family/friends are welcome to attend the Retreat as well.

SKY Happiness Retreat Scholarship Application
So what exactly is the SKY Happiness Retreat?

The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 14-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program. Through experiential learning, participants will:

  • increase foundational stress-management skills
  • gain leadership skills
  • develop a personal daily breathing practice
  • build strategies for social connection
  • engage in peer-driven service initiatives

Taught over three consecutive days, we introduce the SKY meditation technique, a scientifically validated breathing practice that significantly increases one’s well-being and calmness. The SKY Happiness Retreat is one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and have FUN!

Every Wednesday 4 – 5 pm
Columbia 45
Relax & Rejuvenate via breathing-yoga-meditation

Email us:

Call us:

Facebook: @SKYatUO

Here’s to your health!

Below are photos from our previous workshops, benefits of SKY meditation, and testimonials.


“Yesplus (now SKY) made me very conscious of my thought patterns, and conscious of a sense of self that exists independent of those thoughts and different moods. It made me calmer, more reflective, more observant, and more stable–I enjoyed the course a great deal, and have found that a daily practice is something I’m relying on. (And this reading and finals period has been largely stress free, mainly because meditating removes most of that stress!)”


“Alertness, creativity and efficient teamwork, I realize, are the cornerstones in contributing and getting the most from a demanding schedule at a business school. I observe that while students struggle to maintain their energy throughout the day, Yesplus practices helps me to be in “the zone”. They tremendously assist me to keep my smile throughout the day, deliver successfully and involve myself ingeniously… all without feeling a sense of stressful effort. What else can one ask for!”





POP UP for Ocean Bowl Project

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Come by our pop up – front lobby of Lawrence Hall.

Please join us until 3:30 today to select your bowl and be part of the Ocean Bowl Project.

Ecological Art + Design to restore the earth:

Join artists/designers to support our beloved Pacific Ocean.  We generated a site-specific art experience with ocean-inspired ceramic bowls, then temporarily harbored debris that washed onto the beach inside the Ocean Bowls. The poetic gesture of removing debris and cleaning the bowls is an act to restore local habitat and benefit all beings who call the Pacific Ocean home. 100% of proceeds go to the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.

This Thursday’s Triple Art Receptions at UO!

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This Thursday evening there are three exciting art receptions during the same time period which makes for a perfect UO welcoming event for art lovers:

Thursday, March 14th DIY Art Walk, 3 Receptions:

Envelop Reception with Anne Magratten MFA ‘15 in EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery, 6-7pm

5th Annual Undergraduate Juried Reception in Lawrence Hall’s LaVerne Krause Gallery, 6-7pm

Interior Architecture Student Design Presentations in Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 5-7pm


3/13 Workshop: Cultivating Community through Events

Cultivating Community through Events
Wednesday, March 13th, 4-6pm
Hult Center (Studio), Eugene
Presenter: Mindy Linder, Downtown Programs Manager, City of Eugene Cultural Services
There is no better way to build bridges and cultivate community than through the shared experience of the arts. Join artists and creative professionals in this workshop to explore the “nuts and bolts” of producing cultural events from vision, logistics, partners, permitting, and funding. Together we will delve into various modes of participation in arts consumption, how to be intentional about place and layers of engagement, expand your network(s) of partners, de-mystify the City of Eugene’s permitting process for public spaces, and review a plethora of funding opportunities that are available for groups and individuals looking to produce cultural events and happenings for the community.
The workshop registration fee is $20.
This workshop is part of Lane Arts Council’s 2019 Professional Development Workshops for Artists and Arts ProfessionalsPresented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.  Thank you to our generous sponsors: Columbia Bank, The Duck Store, Vistra Framing and

Community Arts Grants — Info Session March 6th!

Contact: Liora Sponko, Executive Director, Lane Arts Council, 541-485-2278 or

Grant Funding for Art Projects and Arts Organizations in Eugene

Lane Arts Council accepting applications through May 2nd

EUGENE, Ore.— Funded by the City of Eugene and administered by Lane Arts Council, the Community Arts Grant program creates opportunities for Eugene artists, and ensures diverse, accessible arts experiences for Eugene participants and audiences. The grant program supports the ever-expanding role of that arts in the cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life in Eugene.

Guidelines for both grants have been revised for this year. Through these changes, the City of Eugene and Lane Arts Council hope to increase the impact of grant funding by encouraging strategic organizational, program, and audience development. The overall goal is to support the long-term viability and success of Eugene’s arts community.

“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 organizations. We are grateful that the City of Eugene champions this program and recognizes the importance of public funding for the arts.”

Applicants can apply for either a Project Grant or a Program Grant:

The Community Arts Program Grant provides two-year operating support to Eugene’s mid-sized community arts organizations. The primary goal of the Program Grant is to help arts organizations fulfill their strategic goals and reach the next level of their development such as capacity building, program development, audience building, staffing, expanded partnerships, and other organizational advancement. This is a competitive grant awarded every two years for up to seven arts organizations in Eugene. Lane Arts Council will award $5,000 each year for two consecutive years.

The Community Arts Project Grant prioritizes projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and provide arts programming that takes place in the City of Eugene. Competitive project proposals demonstrate strategies for community impact and provide access and inclusion to underserved and underrepresented communities whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, or disability. Proposals might include exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, events, programs and other examples of arts and culture projects.

Community Arts Project Grant Informational Session: Wednesday, March 6, 4-5:30pm

Bascom-Tykeson Room, Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave)

Attend this free informational session to ask questions and learn specifics about the Project Grant and the application process. Register at

Community Arts Grant Application Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Visit for guidelines and applications.

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!
Share your results on our blog and/or on our social media pages using #printdayinmay2019 We are a forum FOR YOU! 

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!

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

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 and send your answers

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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.

Monday, March 11

Noon to 12:15pm

#162 in Lawrence (Lithography studio)

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.

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

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.
Paul Herman
Development Intern

ShelterCare Development Team

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

Phone: (541) 686-1262  ext. 2324 

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 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 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 Programming:

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.

For Press Release – LIKENESS-1tqhgh2

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:

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:

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

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.

“Conveniently Packaged for Your Wasteful Consumption”

“Conveniently Packaged for Your Wasteful Consumption”

A site-specific, collaborative installation

ARTR 346 Relief Printmaking

Please come, visit our large scale, site-specific collaborative art installation by Relief Printmaking class. It comprised of over 400 woodcut prints. Take-away prints will be available from our “vending” machine for your donation to a local non-profit, McKenzie River Trust. We hope this project to bring awareness to a huge trash problems in the ocean effecting marine life. It relates to the current exhibit, “Plastic Entanglement” at JSMA.

“Conveniently packaged for your wasteful consumption”

A site-specific, collaborative installation

ARTR 346 Relief Printmaking

Project Statement


Our collaborative installation is comprised of over 400 hand-carved woodcut prints depicting various items of trash such as plastic bottles, food packaging and wrappers, along with diverse sea creatures. Our intention is to bring awareness to our detrimental trash problem and its effect on marine life.

Our consumerism-driven society driven has made convenience our priority, but at what cost to Earth? Is it truly worth disrupting the delicate balance of the ecosystem? Our project addresses questions raised by the current exhibit, “Plastic Entanglement” at JSMA as well as a lecture by one of the selected artists, Dianna Cohen who leads a non-profit called Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Our “vending machine” appears to sell prints of beautiful sea creatures. However, what the viewer might get is one of the trash-themed prints, just as a fisherman might wind up with a chunk of garbage instead of catching any fish. According to Plastic Pollution Coalition, the oceans will contain more plastic per pound than fish by 2050. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has now grown to more than 600,000 square miles; that’s twice the size of Texas. We need to approach the problem with a sense of urgency to act now.

All the money deposited into the vending machine for the take-away prints will be donated to the local non-profit called McKenzie River Trust that focuses on environmental justice; they use 90% of all the money that they raise for land protection, land stewardship and public outreach. Clean protected river water running through conserved land with native species eventually reaches the ocean. Everything is connected.

Printmaking media has been a vehicle for social change and democracy. The methodology of producing multiples, particular to printing, has been widely utilized for spreading ideas and building community. As a class this term, we have been critically investigating how value is determined and what makes things worth sharing, telling and doing. This collaborative project stems from something that matters to us collectively.

Tiara Adams, Anna Baldwin, Maddie Banta, Izzy Cho, Lily Cronn, Reid Ellingson, Amanda Fang, Cheyenne Jaques, Wangqiang Lin, Allie McPheeters, Clancy O’Connor, Alex Perrin, Grace Peccia Stayner, Macon Sumpter, Anna Warnecke, Hongyu Yu
Instructor: Mika Aono Boyd


Alexandria Eregbu | Bijan Berahimi

DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce  exhibitions by
Alexandria Eregbu and Bijan Berahimi

Nov 10th – Dec 2, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, Nov 10th, 6-9 PM


Alexandria Eregbu

Alexandria Eregbu (b. 1991) is a visual artist, independent curator, and educator. As a first-generation Nigerian woman and Chicago-native, central to Alexandria’s practice is the desire to activate personal narrative as a resource for examining the uses of language, visual storytelling and collectivized efforts towards provoking social empowerment and spiritual transformation. Through a steady mapping of lived occurrences and imaginary dreamscapes, Alexandria calls upon her experience, familial relationships to cloth, and knowledge received from the natural world in attempt to unlock connections between past, present, and future. Under the guidance of writing and research, Alexandria’s creative process alchemizes drawing, material studies, performance, textile production, ancestral histories and tradition as a means to honor, communicate, awaken, and further explore that which she considers sacred or ultimately worthy of diligent protection and preservation. Alexandria’s work has been widely exhibited, illuminating pathways globally, nationally, and throughout the Midwest. She has held fellowships with ACRE (Steuben, WI); HATCH Projects, Stony Island Arts Bank, (Chicago, IL); The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA), Independent Curators International (New Orleans, New York City, Martinique); and The Camargo Foundation/3Arts Residency (France). Amongst her curatorial projects is du monde noir, an artistically run collective that seeks to identify contemporary evidences of Surrealist activity produced by visual artists and writers of the African diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, Alexandria serves as a Curator of Commissioned Works for Illinois Humanities and their two-year initiative, “Envisioning Justice.” She is an MA Candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Visual & Critical Studies.

Image Caption:
Alexandria Eregbu, Portal #1 (Antelope Canyon), collage on paper, 2018.


 Sunday Monday
Bijan Berahimi

Bijan Berahimi (b. 1989) is the director of FISK, a multidisciplinary creative studio and art gallery in Portland, Oregon. He is also adjunct faculty in the graphic design department at the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts. In 2013, he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a degree in graphic design and moved to Portland, Oregon shortly thereafter. His work focuses on the mundane of everyday situations and highlights the normalcy of the visual world around us.

Sunday Monday is a show about what happens during the week. A tall tale about significant and insignificant silhouettes of our everyday. Monday and Sunday define the balance of work and play in our society. The stress of waking up to 100 emails on a Monday, with a looming week staring at a screen ahead and a Sunday, a time to play catch up and be human, social, and good. Utilizing familiar images of clipart, Bijan creates paintings that represent a more complex subconscious: the fear of a digital world and it’s repercussions or, the simple joy of having fresh flowers at home. This show challenges that work can be play, and play can be work. What’s the difference anyways?
303 S. 5th Avenue #165
Springfield OR 97477

Fix-it Fair December 1st

This is a great opportunity to fix things and get them working again!

 The City of Eugene is hosting a Fix-it Fair on December 1, 2018 from 11am-3pm at the Lane Events Center. At this event, volunteers and professionals will provide free repairs and attendees will have opportunities to repair their items with coaching, or get them repaired by the professional or volunteer. There will be fixers performing repairs on a variety of items including small appliances (like lamps and toasters), tools, bicycles, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, and toys. For more event information, visit or

We are also looking for folks to help fix items, as well as people to help with registration, set-up-, tear-down, and more! If you are interested, please fill out this google form: or contact Allie Breyer at abreyer@eugene-or.govor 541-682-5224.

4YR BFA Info Session

Dear Majors,

Happy Week 7!

There are a lot of changes in the School of Art + Design, especially in the BFA programs for Art and Art & Technology. If you are interested in learning about these changes, we are offering information sessions to help answer questions such as:

  1. Why should I consider the BFA ?
  2. What’s the application process like?
  3. What’s different about the BFA now?
  4. What more would I have to take to complete the BFA?

Please join us for the first of these information sessions Wednesday, November 14th from 4-5pm in Lawrence 261. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Department of Art


Trillblazin presents BLAZERMANIA – Nov. 8th. 2018

Trillblazin presents


An immersive art gallery and public unveiling of the Trail Blazers new 2018-19 City Edition uniform. Featuring local artists demonstrating the passion of Rip City and its fanbase through visual storytelling that integrates the jersey design into the Pacific NW community.

Nov. 8th. 2018

1022 SW Stark St

@ The Cleaners

7PM – 11PM

Unique Opportunity to Draw/Photograph Oregon Ballet Theatre Dancer

Since 1990 Oregon Ballet Theatre has offered PhotoArt Encounter, an engaging program designed specifically for art and photography students in high school and college.  We invite you to join us!

PhotoArt Encounter provides students and teachers an up-close opportunity to observe and draw or photograph the physicality and artistry of OBT dancers.

The Nutcracker
PhotoArt Encounter

December 6th and 7th
at noon
Keller Auditorium

Director’s Choice
PhotoArt Encounter

April 10th and 11th
at noon
Newmark Theatre

The Americans
PhotoArt Encounter

June 6th
at noon
Newmark Theatre

OBT’s PhotoArt Encounter also invites all PhotoArt Encounter students to participate in a public exhibit of the resultant artwork.  The exhibit is held in the Lobby of the Newmark Theatre June 7-15.
Click Here To Learn More and Register
If you would like to speak to a person directly regarding this program please call OBT’s Education Outreach Department at 503.290.0012.

2018 Graduate National Portfolio Days Head to Chicago!

we are reaching out to share information about the Graduate National Portfolio Days + Information Fairs (GNPDs): we will be in Chicago this weekend for the last travel event of the season, but will be hosting an online event in November!

GNPDs are design for students interested in pursuing graduate-level study in art, design, film and architecture. Prospective MFA, MArch, MA and Post-Baccalaureate students are invited to attend.

These events are not a formal interview or examination for admission and attendees will not receive offers of admission or scholarships. Instead, whether the candidate is just beginning their graduate school research, or is ready to apply, they will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with graduate representatives to receive valuable information and tailored feedback from each school visited,

  • Guidance on portfolio preparation or critique of completed portfolios
  • Instructions on application requirements specific to each college/program
  • Information on programs of study and degree offerings
2018 Graduate Online Portfolio Day & Information Fair
Hosted on CareerEco
November 30, 2018
9am to 5pm EST


11/13 Study Abroad Fair

24% of every UO graduating class studies abroad. Internships, field research, and unique program options abound in more than 90 countries. Learn more about internationalizing your education at the GEO Study Abroad Fair: 11/13, 11 am-3 pm, EMU Ballroom.

Lisa Calevi

Assistant Director for Institutional Relations

Global Education Oregon

5209 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-5209


As of August 1, GEO is once again located in 300W Oregon Hall!

HOPES[25] Conference Theme Reveal!

Hi all!

Join us for this year’s HOPES[25] Conference Theme Reveal tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/31 at 5:15 in Lawrence 231.

We’ll get into the Halloween spirit with candy, popcorn and surprises!

Recap of last week’s meeting:

We presented potential theme titles and explained how each relates to sustainability and design.

We then asked you all to vote for the best theme ideas!

We can’t wait to see you all there!


Zach Sherrod

HOPES[25] Co-Director

Kahei Lee

HOPES[25] Co-Director

Emma Stone

HOPES[25] Director of Outreach