Category: Events

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

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

June 22 – August 5, 2018

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

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


Kanani Miyamoto @ Killjoy Collective

Kanani Miyamoto

Mururoa Mururoa: Big Lies

June 30 – July 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#Repost @mamakanani


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

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

Moruroa Moruroa: Big Lies



Kanani Miyamoto | Instagram: @mamakanani

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

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

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

Killjoy Collective | Instagram: @killjoypdx

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

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

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

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

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


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

Monday, June 11

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


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

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


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

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


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

Wendy Heldmann

School of Art + Design

University of Oregon


Now That We’ve Bonded: Opening Reception

Now That We’ve Bonded: Opening Reception
The UO Visual Arts Team is excited to present “Now That We’ve Bonded” in
the Adell McMillan gallery.* Join us for the opening reception for a
chance to talk with the artists about their work, and enjoy food catered
by Marché!
“Now That We’ve Bonded” is an exhibition of photographic works from the
spring quarter UO Advanced Photography class taught by Ron Jude. The
work in the show represents a wide range of approaches.
This exhibition will be on view during normal EMU hours from June 6th
through September 30th.
Participating Artists:
Analee Ackerman
Junwei Zhang
Megan May
Melissa Campolo
Hunter Chesnut
Aaron Danny
Bradley Hodgin
Alden Kratz
Ariel Lenkov
Allison Schukis
Amelia Thompson
Chad VanNatta
Peirce Ward
Katie Winkleman
Sam Wrigglesworth
Mark Drevdahl
Desi Colley
Emily Sexton
Sky Wolfram
*Located on Floor 2 of the EMU, near the ballroom. Listed as “McMillan
Gallery” in elevator directory.

Join us June 7 & June 12 for screenings of Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

A documentary by Ai Weiwei

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.


Thursday, June 7, at 12:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Post-film discussion led by Portland Meet Portland director Manuel Padilla.

Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m.
184 Knight Law Center
Post-film discussion led by Define American chapter members Mariko Plescia and Rachel Alm.

Both screenings are free and open to the public. 

Organized by University of Oregon Define American chapter, in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon Humanities Center, Global Justice Program, No Lost Generation UO, and The Department of Romance Languages.

Terri Warpinski’s “From Here to There” to be exhibited in the Governor’s Office June 4 — July 31


News Release from Oregon Arts Commission
Posted on FlashAlert: May 24th, 2018 10:40 AM

Downloadable file: Ripple Effect, Columbia Slough, 2006, Silver gelatin photographic collage with graphite, 22 x 18 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Salem, Oregon – Eugene artist Terri Warpinski will exhibit “From Here to There” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from June 4 to July 31.

Warpinski’s artistic work reflects her longstanding interest in the traces of human activity embedded in landscape. Oregon’s abundance of natural open spaces—whether oceans, rivers, plains (sage or grass), lakes or desert (dunes, scrub lands, or playas)—have been the source of contemplation and inspiration for her photography for more than 30 years.

After 32 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Oregon, Warpinski is now a Professor Emerita of Art and dedicating her full attention to her studio practice. Her creative and scholarly career is distinguished by a Fulbright Fellowship (Israel 2000-2001) and most recently with a DAAD Research Grant (2016) to work in Berlin with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer as host institution. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship (2014) and two Career Opportunity Grants (2015, 2013) from The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Art Commission. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including at Ucross (2000), Playa (2011, 2014) and Caldera (2016).

Recently completed projects include “Surface Tension: three landscapes of division and Liminal Matter: Fences,” in collaboration with Portland poet Laura Winter. Her work has been shown in more than 125 exhibitions including the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International Fotofest; Center for Photography at Woodstock; the University of the Arts Philadelphia; and San Francisco’s Camerawork.

The Art in the Governor’s Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor’s Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor’s Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a “once in a lifetime” honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor’s office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.

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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission’s expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at:


Contact Info:
Carrie Kikel

Personal Branding—Lunch & Learn

Students from College of Design interested in “punk rock business strategies” including unique personal branding should come to this session and meet with Jenelle Isaacson in a small roundtable format to discuss ideas, challenges, and your design future!
June 1, 12:30-1:30 | 278 LA | Space is limited, lunch provided please RSVP link

Event 5/30: Margo Jefferson explores questions of identity and community

Journalist and cultural critic Margo Jefferson, an articulate voice critiquing race and culture in America, will speak at the UO on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. in 182 Lillis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

In her lecture, “From ‘I’ to ‘We’: The Role of the Citizen-Critic,” Jefferson will explore how to bring all the traditions that shape us—intellectual, political, aesthetic—to complex questions of identity and community.

The daughter of a prominent physician and social worker-turned-socialite mother, Jefferson grew up in an upper-middle class black neighborhood in Chicago in the 1950s and ’60s. She writes about her experiences growing up in post-war America as a member of a privileged African American family in her memoir, Negroland.
For more information go to:

Assembly: A Co-authored Social Practice Gathering starts June 1

Join us for Assembly, a free and accessible gathering featuring public projects examining civic engagement

June 1-3, 2018

Assembly is a co-authored social practice gathering that includes discussions, interventions, presentations and participatory projects that address topics related to art and social practice. Join us in shaping the collective experience by contributing to dialog, group projects and co-created publications that will unfold at Portland City Hall, Multnomah County Central Library, the Portland State Native American Student Cultural Center and public civic spaces in Portland.

Members of the PSU Art + Social Practice MFA program organize Assembly every year to showcase current work and collaborations with members of the local community. ​During this full weekend conference, we will examine the topic of civic engagement. Attend one or all of the events.

This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Assembly and the 10th anniversary of the Art and Social Practice MFA program. Come celebrate with us.


All events are FREE and open to the public

More info at

TODAY: Modern Jewish Life in Russia: A Showing of Several Short Documentaries by Galina Evtushenko

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Modern Jewish Life in Russia: A Showing of Several Short Documentaries by Galina Evtushenko
The University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute is proud to announce a screening of several short documentary films with Galina Evtushenko, who produced and directed the films. This event is co-sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Program in Judaic Studies.
Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. in the EMU Crater Lake North Room.
Pizza will be Served

TODAY: Visit by Oregon Poet Laureate Liz Woody


Join us for an afternoon of poetry and conversation with Elizabeth Woody, Oregon Poet Laureate and Warm Springs Tribal Member, on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:15-5:45 pm in PLC 180. This will be one of Woody’s final appearances as Poet Laureate as she winds down her two-year term.

Elizabeth was named Oregon’s eight poet laureate by Governor Kate Brown on April 26, 2016, and is the first Native person to hold that honor. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at Portland State University. She has published three books of poetry: Hand Into Stone(1988), Luminaries of the Humble (1994), and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (1994). A cultural steward, Woody also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.
Woody received the American Book Award in 1990 and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She leads workshops and lectures and has served on multi-disciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally. She also serves as an Associate Judge in the Court of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
This event is generously sponsored by UO Native American Studies, the Departments of English, History and Ethnic Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Oregon Humanities Center. For more information about this and other Native Studies related events, visit

Art & Tech Career Event

Come learn about the wide range of careers in Art & Technology from professionals in the field, enjoy lunch, join discussions, bring your questions! Join just the lunch or stay for the whole event!

Friday May 25 – LA 206


The schedule will be:

11:45 – 1:00        Lunch & Learn – Panel on Careers in Art & Technology (lunch provided)

1:00 – 2:30          Roundtable Discussions with panelists

Graphic Design as a Career, Branding, User Interface Research informs Design, career tips, careers and more!

2:30 – 3:30          Portfolio Reviews


Guests Include:

Brian Gundell – Graphic Design & Sports Branding

Sara Talmadge  -Digital Illustration and Animation

Geoff Rich  – Art Lead, Special fx, Modelling and Video Creation

Peter King –  Art Direction and Graphic Design

Kirstin Hierholzer – User Interface Research​

Susan Choi Reading, May 14, 4PM, Knight Library


A Reading by Susan Choi

Monday, May 14, 2018, 4:00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Book Signing to Follow
Susan Choi’s writing explores themes of identity and the impact of the political sphere upon personal life. She is the author of four novels,  The Foreign Student (1998), American Woman, finalist for the Pulitzer-Prize (2003). A Person of Interest (2008), and My Education (2013).
“Choi’s subject is contemporary America as much as it is America’s past. The result is historical fiction with present-day relevance.”
Poets & Writers

Courtesy of the Duck Store and the CHC, the first ten undergraduates to arrive at the reading will receive a free copy of one of Choi’s booksBooks will also be available for purchase.

Artist Residencies Panel–Tues 5/15

Lane Arts Council is hosting a panel discussion about artist residencies on Tuesday, May 15th. Hear from a panel of experienced artists and residency program managers about how a residency might benefit you and your work, what to consider when applying, and how to submit a strong application. We’ll talk about expectations, preparation, productivity, and answer all your questions to ensure you make the most out of your next (or first) residency experience.
Tuesday, May 15, 3-5pm
RAIN Eugene (942 Olive St)
Panelists: Carrie Hardison (Sitka Center for Art & Ecology), Julia Oldham, Kathleen Caprario, and Eliot Grasso. Facilitated by Tallmadge Doyle. 

Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition

Dear Artists and Art lovers,

It’s such a pleasure to host the Third Triennial Traveling Exhibition by Wood Engravers’ Network in the multiple exhibition cases located on the first floor right here in our Lawrence Hall. They just arrived from the former venue, University of Wisconsin. We’ll have this opportunity to enjoy them until we ship them off to the next venue, Asheville Bookworks in North Carolina in early July.

The exhibition consists of stunning works by renowned wood engravers in the world. I hope you have a chance to stop by and spend time with them. I’m so thrilled to have them here!

All my best,



Mika Aono

College of Design, University of Oregon

Printmaking/Painting/Drawing Studio Technician

541.554.6586 (C)


Erkki Huhtamo, the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecturer

Erkki Huhtamo, the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecturer hosted by the departments of Art, Art and Administration, History of Art and Architecture, and Product Design, and the Art and Technology Program, has a new youtube video – check it out here!

Professor Huhtamo’s Cabinet of Media Archaeology” is a series about little known but influential media machines. It is meant for media education at any level and for anyone interested in media archaeology and the early history of the moving image. This second episode discusses “peep media,” which is a concept coined by Erkki Huhtamo. Observing visual imagery as if through a keyhole is a centuries old practice within media culture. Erkki Huhtamo is a Professor at the departments of Design | Media Arts, and Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). All devices are from his personal collection. New episodes will be added when finished. They are produced as educational collaborations with undergraduate students at the Department of Design | Media Arts, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA.


Tues 5/1: Talk with Director Chloé Zhao

The “Art of Directing”
Talk and Reception with Award-Winning Director Chloé Zhao

Tuesday, May 1st – 4:00 p.m.
Gerlinger Lounge
Free and open to the community

Join us for a discussion on the art of directing with award–winning director Chloé Zhao followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts.  Read more!

Free Cinema Studies tumbler to first 30 attendees! 

Next Week!  Talk with Director Chloé Zhao May 1st and screening May 2nd!  Plus RSVP for reserved seating to “The Rider” screening May 9th.

Mark Your Calendar!

Talk and Reception with Director Chloé Zhao
Tuesday, May 1st – 4 pm – Gerlinger Lounge

Screening of Songs My Brothers Taught Me and Q&A with Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 2nd – 7 pm – Bijou

Screening of The Rider and Q&A with Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 9th – 7 pm – EMU Redwood Auditorium

Cosponsored by:  Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Ethnic Studies, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Native American Studies, and School of Journalism and Communication / Media Studies

University of Oregon Department of Cinema Studies
6223 University of Oregon · 201 McKenzie Hall · Eugene, OR 97403-6223 · USA

Ditch Projects exhibition saturday


DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce an exhibition by
Melanie Flood and Evan La Londe

April 28 – May 19, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 28, 6-9 PM

Melanie Flood

Melanie Flood (born 1979 Manhasset, New York) is an artist and curator based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA (2001) in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2008, she directs Melanie Flood Projects, which began as an artists’ salon located in her Brooklyn residence. In 2014, the gallery relaunched in downtown Portland, OR with a focus on contemporary photography. Her projects have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ARTnews, New York Magazine, zingmagazine, Photo District News, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR (2018), Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR (2017), Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR (2016) and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2014). Flood is the recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2014), and a Precipice Fund Award (2016). Her work will be part of a two person exhibition at Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR (2018).

ATO Article: Bach Festival Brings Trumpet Virtuoso to Eugene




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April 5, 2018 – [Eugene, OR] – Ahead of its 2018 Season, Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) welcomes international trumpet sensation Rodney Marsalis to Eugene on April 16 and 17. In partnership with the University of Oregon (UO) School of Music and Dance, OBF engaged Marsalis to speak with UO students, faculty, and the public about his career as a musician and the necessary role of empowerment and entrepreneurship in today’s music industry.

The first lecture and conversation, which will discuss Marsalis’ career and the importance of empowering underrepresented groups in the music business, takes place April 16 at Noon at Berwick Hall on the UO campus.

The following day, Marsalis visits students in two UO School of Music classes to discuss the life of a professional musician and entrepreneur with the next generation of professional musicians, educators, and arts advocates. A Brass Sectional will be held at 1pm in the MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 190, and “Music, Money, and Law with Rodney Marsalis” will follow immediately at 2pm in Berwick Hall. All three sessions are free and open to the public. In addition to his guest speaker role, Marsalis will spend a portion of his time in Eugene working with musicians from a local youth orchestra.

Marsalis, a graduate of the highly prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, leads The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, which will perform twice during the 2018 Oregon Bach Festival.

More information about The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert, as well as the entire OBF 2018 Season, is available at


University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research institution and Oregon’s flagship public university. The UO School of Music and Dance presents more than 250 concerts and events during the academic year featuring scholars, guest artists, faculty artists, and student ensembles. The incredible wealth of concert material ranges from contemporary dance to African dance, early and classical music to contemporary music, world music, and jazz.

Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) has presented the masterworks of J.S. Bach, and composers inspired by his work, to audiences in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon for nearly five decades. The annual event began as a collaboration between German Conductor and Organist, Helmuth Rilling and former Associate Dean of the University of Oregon School Of Music, Royce Saltzman. In addition to traditional choral-orchestral masterworks, the festival also presents internationally renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Pink Martini and Joshua Bell, and offers educational opportunities, children and family programing, and community events.


Calendar Listing


April 16, 2018, Noon

Berwick Hall, UO Campus

975 East 18th Ave

“Rodney Marsalis: Resiliency in the Music Industry”

Free Admission, Open to the Public

Drop-In Sessions

April 17, 2018, 1:00pm

MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 190, UO Campus

961 East 18th Ave

“UO Brass Sectional”

Free Admission, Open to the Public

April 17, 2018, 2:00pm

Berwick Hall, UO Campus

975 East 18th Ave

“Music, Money, and Law with Rodney Marsalis”

Free Admission, Open to the Public

Damon Davis at UO Event

Thursday 4/5 6p Straub 145 / movie screening of Whose Streets?, which is co-directed by Davis. It is a documentary that follows the protests and unrest in Ferguson that followed the killing of Michael Brown and failure to indict Darren Wilson.

Thursday 4/12 7p GSH 123 Great Room / public event with Damon Davis

Final HOPES[24] General Meeting, 4/4

Hi all,

Please join us for our final general meeting of the year today, 4/4, from 5:15PM – 6:15PM in Lawrence 286! We are looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of ways at the conference. Whether or not you have attended meetings in the past, volunteering is greatly appreciated and will ensure a smooth running and successful weekend! We will also be going over the final conference schedule and discussing upcoming events.
Sunday, April 8th: Bike Tour from 9:30AM – 12:00PM (Meet at the south entrance of Lawrence), Watercolor Workshop at the Urban Farm 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Monday, April 9th: Unbuilt Exhibition Opening Reception from 5PM – 7PM in the Hayden Gallery
Thursday, April 12thSaturday, April 14th: HOPES[24] Conference
Sunday, April 15th: HOPES[24] at Design Week Portland
Visit for more information or email with questions!

Arts After Hours 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5 to 7pm
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE) and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering again this year to bring you Arts After Hours, a unique opportunity for local business leaders to learn about the amazing productions and exhibits being developed and delivered by Eugene’s many faceted arts and culture organizations.

More than just an enjoyable social event, Arts After Hours is also an opportunity for Eugene’s business and arts leaders to create new relationships, strike up conversations about future partnerships, and explore the congruent interests of the arts and business.

This promises to be an amazing opportunity not only for the business and arts communities to network and learn more about all of the arts and cultural activities happening throughout our community but also to view the Shedd Institute’s newly renovated Jacqua Hall. Shedd staff will on hand to provide guided tours.

Advance tickets are $10 for Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce members, $17 for non-members. Admission includes complementary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

CLICK HERE to register.

The Gift Economy project

On the morning of Tuesday, March 13th, the bike racks between Lawrence, Pacific and Allen Hall have a new addition: an assortment of bright bike seat covers have been distributed among the bikes. Against the grey skies of Oregon, these neon-colored seat covers ring loudly against their dreary background and provide commuters with both colorful cheer and comfort- a dry bike seat awaits their commute home. Simple in design, the waterproof nylon color palette is similar to that of the 1980’s color blocking in neon yellow, hot pink, hunters’ orange, and a bright royal blue. Attached to each is an embroidered tag reading “Gift Economy.”  
The Gift Economy project (@gift_economy) started during an experimental sculpture class, Invisible Infrastructures, and acts as the beginning of a continued collaboration between MFA candidates Kayla Thompson and Jen Vaughn. Invisible Infrastructures focuses on the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles and the nature of maintenance art and work that intervenes within existing systems. For Thompson and Vaughn the hundreds of handmade bicycle seat covers serve as a small gift and act of care for fellow bike commuters braving winter weather. The creative intervention and colorful flash mob of objects highlights possibilities of positivity and communal well being. Follow the collaboration or share your own on Instagram @gift_economy.  

Upcoming San Francisco + Portland events

Mandy Barker, Beyond Drifting

East Wing gallery at Photofairs San Francisco / 23 – 25 February 2018
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

East Wing announces its participation in the second edition of Photofairs San Francisco, the West Coast’s only fair exclusively focused on the photographic arts. East Wing will present a solo exhibition by Mandy Barker and her award winning series, Beyond Drifting: imperfectly known animals.

Made while on residency at Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland, Beyond Drifting mixes history, in-depth research and a bit of fiction in the creation of plastic ‘specimens’ which reflect on the insidious global pandemic of plastic waste damaging our waterways and coastlines.  Harkening back to historic scientific studies by biologist, John Vaughan Thompson in Cork Harbour from the early 1800’s,  Mandy Barker collected plastic from the area to create these new ‘specimens’ as a way of revealing the shocking fact that the same species of plankton Thompson studied over 100 years ago are now ingesting microplastic particles.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Prix Pictet Photography Award in sustainability, Beyond Drifting: imperfectly known animals is also a breathtakingly beautiful book published by Overlapse.

Beyond Drifting

Imperfectly Known Animalsby Mandy Barker

Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animalsencapsulates in miniature the much larger environmental problems of an imperfect world. This work presents a unique collection of plankton specimens related to pioneering discoveries made by naturalist JV Thompson in Cork Harbour during the 1800s. These recently found specimens are deceptive, however, and mysteriously conceal their true origin.

Hardcover, 104 pages, 23 x 17.5 cm portrait
Section-sewn binding with book ribbon; interior tip-in; dust jacket; hand finishes
59 colour photographs + illustrations throughout
Published by Overlapse | 1 May 2017

San Francisco lecture “Follow the Money”

In this presentation, I will start with a review of the evolution of the art market in Europe, plus the motivations of invention and the birth of the photo industry. From there we will look at photography as the “modern medium” and its acceptance as an art form, the snowballing of the photography market in the 1970s and 1980s, analyze the top selling photographers and photographs, and finish with a discussion about the current landscape of the fine art photography market. —Jennifer Stoots

The “Follow the Money” lecture & discussion will be at the Harvey Milk Photo Center on Thursday March 1st at 6:30 p.m. (50 Scott Street, San Francisco). Recommended donation $10.

“Follow the Money” lecture in Portland

Like the presentation in San Francisco, my lecture will take a retrospective look at the history of the Western art market, the fine art photography market and where we are today. There will be time for Q&A and discussion. —Stoots
The Portland edition of “Follow the Money” is scheduled for Thursday March 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Disjecta (8371 N. Interstate, Portland) $10 in advance via Eventbrite; $15 at the door.

This presentation is a co-production of Photolucida and Stoots LLC.

Print Day in May 2018

Join us the first Saturday in May.  Every year.  Always.

For over ten years  Robynn Smith and the MPC Printmakershave devoted the first Saturday in May to fine art printmaking. What began locally in the greater Monterey Bay Area of California in 2007, has become a worldwide event. In 2017, artists from over 45 US states, 46 different countries and all 7 continents participated! We are astonished, printmakers. We are thankful, and so proud to have you with us. Here’s to another successful year!

By providing a creative synergy and a forum for sharing and building community, this event unites printmakers worldwide and fosters a better understanding and appreciation of printmaking.

Participation is easy. Just make a print on May 5, 2018! Let the world know what you are doing by chiming in on our blog, Instagram and/or Facebook page.

Send us photos of your prints, your studios and your printmaking friends.

Invite guests and friends into your studios to share your love of printmaking.

Please join us! Make a print anywhere on May 5, 2018. Complete an edition, try a new technique, make a footprint in the sand or snow, kiss a mirror, make handprints with kids…just print, enjoy, share and let us know about it!

Spread the word!!!!

Blog – – click on “Members” and follow instructions to register. This will allow you to post comments and photos. Use us as a printmaking forum!

Facebook – @printdayinmay

Instagram – @printdayinmay

Twitter @printdayinmay
Contact  – Robynn Smith for more information

Stay Connected
Having built this beautiful community, don’t forget to check back and share your work year round! In the meantime, we’ll be looking forward to everything Print Day In May 2018 has in store for us.

Design with Depth Panel Discussion

Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design (STAnDD) would like to
invite students from the College of Design to our “Design with Depth”
panel. The panel will be held in Lawrence Hall, room 206, this Thursday
(3/1) from 5-7pm, with pizza to follow!

The guest speakers for the panel include Native American architect
Johnpaul Jones, planner Ridhi D’Cruz and landscape architect Michael
Our panel will look to answer this question:

How do we include non-Western ways of designing without appropriation?

The panelists will discuss strategies and how designers can deepen their
work as they design for diverse communities.

Pizza will be provided afterwards, please join us!

HOPES[24] Winter Kickoff Meeting, 1/17

Hi all,

Please join us for our first meeting of winter term Wednesday, 1/17, from 5:15PM – 6:15PM in EMU 231aka the Cedar Room! Our meetings from week 3 (1/24) and on will take place in Lawrence 286. We have a ton of updates that we are excited to share about speakers, branding, and special events. I’ve attached a floor plan of the EMU 2nd floor so you can all find your way!
There will be PIZZA provided!

Ben Lucke
HOPES[24] Director of Outreach
BLA 2018

2nd HOPES[24] Meeting, 10/18

Hello all!
Come join us for our second general meeting today, Wednesday, October 18
from 5:15 – 6:15 in Lawrence 286! Our kickoff meeting last week was very
productive and we hope for the same tonight! We will be continuing our
discussion of this year’s theme by starting off with the most popular
topics from last week’s brainstorm. There will be cookies and tea!
Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability – see for past events and general info.
Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the
HOPES conference! For further questions regarding academic credit with
HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at or call her
at (541) 346-2621.

Fall 2017 Peer Advising!

Come see us!

Student Peer Advisors for Art/Art & Technology Majors and Art/Multimedia Minors

Fall 2017 Drop-in Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 11am – 12pm

Friday: 12 – 1pm

Come talk with a peer advisor for assistance with:

  • Major/minor requirements
  • Choosing & scheduling classes
  • Transcript questions
  • General Ed requirements
  • Declaring an Art major
  • Applying to Art & Technology major
  • Declaring a minor

Drop in at 254 Lawrence Hall

School of Art + Design Office

P: 541-346-3610

The Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present the 24th annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, October 13-November 3, 2017.

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The Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present the 24th annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, October 13-November 3, 2017. The exhibit features a selection of juried artwork incorporating “Day of the Dead” themes and altars created by both individuals and community groups.

Maude Kerns Art Center is looking for Gallery Guides to lead tours for elementary, middle, and high school students while teaching about and discussing the artwork and Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos.  Bilingual guides are also needed.

Whether signing up for one tour or many, this is a great way to learn more about the holiday and to give back to the community.

Interested?  Come to our Gallery Guide Orientation on Thursday, October 12th from 6-7:30pm  at the Art Center at 1910 E. 15th Avenue.  There will be refreshments as we take a look at this year’s artists and altars, go over guidelines for leading a tour, and talk more about Día de los Muertos.

Can’t make it to the orientation but still interested in being a gallery guide? Please email Noelle or call 541-345-1571 for more information.

HOPES[24] Kickoff Meeting

Hello all!
HOPES is back in action for our 24th year!  Come join us for our first
general meeting on Wednesday October 11th, from 5:15 – 6:15 in Lawrence
286! If If you’re hungry don’t worry we’ll have PIZZA.
Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability
HOPES is an annual, student-run, sustainability and design conference in
early Spring. We have weekly meetings throughout Fall and Winter where
students have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the
upcoming conference. This conference exists to give every student a
chance to bring their favorite artist, designer, writer, educator,
engineer, scientist, etc to the University of Oregon. To read about last
year’s theme and speakers, check out our website at
We will spend the majority of our first three meetings brainstorming and
discussing our theme for this year, so get involved early!
Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the
HOPES conference. For further questions regarding academic credit with
HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at or call her
at (541) 346-2621

Invitation to Crystals of Transformation film screening at the NW Screendance Expo at U of O

Crystals of Transformation, will be screening as part of the NW Screendance Exposition, sponsored by U of O’s Department of Music Dance on Friday, October 13.
I would like to invite you and your colleagues at the U of O art department to my film screening, here’s the link to purchase tickets:

Crystals of Transformation is an environmental art film inspired by water researcher, Masaru Emoto’s discovery of the influence of energy on water’s molecular structure.

I created a sculptural and elaborate costume inspired by Dr. Emoto’s photographs of water crystals,
and collaborated with an award winning dancer to translate the sculpture into movement.
Crystals of Transformation also highlights the art of theatrical costuming and is one of the few films in the world to feature a costume made with sustainable materials and techniques.

Aztlan Topializti Sept 30 Event Celebration

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Please join us in the EMU for any or all of the following events and activities on September 30 between 10:30 am and 3 pm.

Art with the Artist!

Meet the artist Martha Ramirez Oropeza who has graciously agreed to travel from LA and spend the day with us. Start the day by creating your own piece of mural inspired artwork to take home with you.  All supplies and instructions will be provided (limit 50).

10:30-12:00 – EMU Multicultural Center

Rededication of the Mural

Formal rededication of the mural with special attention to its history, legacy and value. Guest speakers will share their thoughts and history of the mural.

12:00- 12:30 – EMU Gumwood Room

Community gathering and celebration

Enjoy a few moments enjoying the mural and then join us for music, food and visiting.

12:30- 1:30 – EMU Ballroom

Mural Discussion

Join us for a mural discussion and talk with MEChA as they discuss the history of the mural and its ties to political activism past and present.

1:30-2:30 – Gumwood Room

Please share and distribute to those who may be interested in attending, all are welcome. Calendar link is:


Art @ The Living Rock Studios

The Living Rock Studios

32nd Anniversary Celebration


October 13th & 14th

10:00 AM till 5:00 PM


International visitors say “The Living Rock Studios

are unique in the world.”


Come and experience this unique place of artistry, praise, preservation and education.



Come see:

The building constructed by hand of 800 tons of decorative                                 stone

The Living Rock Pictures-pictures made of agate and

other translucent rock

The Logging Book will be shown-an eyewitness illustrated                                  history of logging in Oregon.

Over a hundred paintings of many birds of Oregon from                                              hawks to sparrows, some life size.

Pioneer historic memorabilia

375 year old Oregon white oak tree

Donated native American artifacts

Petrified wood tree shaped central support with a

450 square foot hand made fiber art canopy.

Carvings made out of native Oregon woods.

Gift shop with rocks, rocks and more rocks. The gift shop                                   itself has been open over 50 years.


The Living Rock Studios                           Thank you for your help

911 W. Bishop Way                                  keeping this place open

Brownsville, OR 97327                              for future generations.

541-466-5814  or 541-270-1181                 Nancy Bergerson

Open Wed. – Sat. 10-5                              Gail Koozer

                                                               Penny Mackey