Category: Events

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

Video Art and Animation in the Shadow of the Solar Eclipse

Organized by artist Rick Silva, Eclipsecore, an evening of video art and animation made in response to the total solar eclipse, will debut in LA on August 17.

Next Monday, a total solar eclipse will cast a dark shadow over a thin strip of land from coast to coast, the first time that phenomenon has been visible throughout the contiguous US in almost a century. Inspired by this event, artist Rick Silva, in conjunction with experimental video platform Ghosting TV and creative agency WOAH, has organized Eclipsecore, an evening of video art and animation produced in response to the eclipse.

The screening features work by 24 artists, from Andrew Benson‘s trippy, digital abstractions, to Light Hits‘s low-fi, new-age talk show. Preceding the films, there will be a panel discussion with Silva, Benson, WOAH curator Sharsten Plenge, and Sasha Samochina and Marike Jorritsma of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; the group will talk about the connections between science and art. Following the LA event, which takes place on August 17, Eclipsecore will travel to Salem, Oregon, where it will be screened in the eclipse path on August 20, and then will be available online after August 21. The LA event is free, but donations are requested.

When: Thursday, August 17, 7pm–midnight (RSVP here)
Where: (1611 S. Hope St., Downtown, Los Angeles)

Hua Tunan – World Famous Chinese Street Artist – Eugene, Oregon

World Famous Street Artist Comes to Eugene
One of the most sought-after Chinese street artists is working in Eugene this week as part of the 20×21 EUG Mural Project. Hua Tunan was born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong province. His street art style combines traditional Chinese art with Western graffiti through the use of action and splatter painting to create bold compositions of animals. Images of Hua’s past work can be seen at
Hua’s Eugene mural is made possible in part by partnership with Vistra at 411 West 4th Avenue, Eugene, where he is painting the exterior wall through June 23rd. Hua’s piece will be the fourth mural in the 20x21EUG Mural Project. 20×21 is an initiative of the City of Eugene’s Public Art Program to create 20 world-class murals in our community by 2021.
Also, this summer from July 29 – August 4, seven international and local street artists will create mural magic in the city during Eugene Walls.
For more information, visit or contact Sarah-Kate Sharkey, Resource Development and Communications Manager, at 541.682.6342 or

Conservation of Architectural Heritage conference

We are pleased to inform you that we are to hold an international conference in Luxor, Egypt. The conference will be discussing many disciplines in Heritage. It will be held on the Nile cruiser starting from the city of Luxor down to Aswan, which will take 5 days to get there. It will be on 23 February 2018. We are calling for papers on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition” if you want any detailed information don’t hesitate to ask us.

For more information, kindly visit:

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Eugene Civic Alliance is looking for volunteers

Eugene Civic Alliance is looking for volunteers on Friday June 9 and Sunday June 11. I was hoping you could pass this on to your students? It should be fun and go to support the re-building of Civic. (Proposed sketch is attached.)
The June 9 event is after dark, because we will be projecting the image on the wall for volunteers to trace the basic shapes. They are basically Keith Haring rip off figures that I drew. (Though there is talk of changing, I am fighting them on it) – looking for 10 people.
The June 11 is a daytime event and will involve coloring in the Keith Haring figures. – looking for 30 people.
Corrine is the contact at ECA:
And for info on the project:

JSMA Event of Interest to Art Majors

On Wednesday May 31st from 6-8pm, the
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is holding a JSMA Student Member
Appreciation Night! The museum’s student group (JSMAC) will be leading
gallery tours, running art-related activities, and holding a raffle for
attendees. The event is specifically for students, and joining JSMAC is
open to all students. JSMAC provides a lot of opportunities for students
to engage with the museum, opens pathways for interning or volunteering
in the art field, and provides access to museum staff members for
students who are interested in practicums, etc.

Design Movie Night Tonight 7-9 PM in LA 279


STAnDD (Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design) is excited to announce that we are hosting a design movie night tonight (Wednesday, May 17) from 7 pm to 9 pm in Lawrence Hall, room 279! Open doors at 6:30 pm.

We are inviting students from all AA&A majors, faculty, and local design professionals to this end-of-the-year social.

Come join us in a screening of Temple Grandinfree pizza from Falling Sky (including vegan and gluten-free from Sizzle Pie; while supplies last), and casual discussions about themes of the movie relating to design thinking and fields today with University of Oregon’s design community!

Southern Willamette Valley Natural Areas Through the Seasons

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The Eugene Natural History Society


Native Plant Society of Oregon, Emerald Chapter

present a free program: 

Southern Willamette Valley Natural Areas

Through the Seasons

Ed Alverson

Natural Areas Coordinator, Lane County Parks

Alverson wanted to see familiar landscapes from a different perspective, to expand the time scale, since different elements of the landscape operate on

different time scales. He took weekly photos of a dozen or more scenes of a particular site for an entire year, choosing a different site each year over ten years. His presentation of landscape changes at the rate of two seconds a week can change our conception of the passage of time.

Friday,  May 19,  2017

7:30 p.m., Room 100 Willamette Hall, UO Campus 

Co-sponsored by  the UO Science Library

Contact: Tom Titus  541-510-2500

Undergraduate Research Symposium — Thursday, May 18


I wish to invite you to the 7th annual Undergraduate Symposium, which will take place on Thursday, May 18 in the EMU. The Undergraduate Symposium debuted in 2011 with 69 presenters and 40 faculty mentors spanning 20 majors and four colleges, and in its seventh year has grown to 292 presenters and 177 faculty mentors spanning 60 majors and eight colleges!

Concurrent Oral Presentation Panels run from 10:00am-3:15pm, Creative Works Sessions from 3:30-5:00pm, and the Poster Session and ARC/FIG Sessions from 5:15-7:00pm. 

A catered reception will begin at 5:00pm in the EMU Ballroom Lobby with welcome remarks by the organizers and a brief keynote address by Benjamín Aleman, Assistant Professor of Physics. The reception offers a great opportunity to mingle and interact directly with student presenters.

The Symposium concludes at 7:00pm with the announcement of the award winners (with six different awards offered) and the presenter group portrait.

The full agenda, venue map, official program, and additional information are available at the Undergraduate Symposium website:

Together, let us celebrate the extraordinary research, creativity, and ingenuity of our undergraduates.

Together, let us celebrate the extraordinary research, creativity, and ingenuity of our undergraduates.

Opening May 20 | Dannielle Tegeder: TURBULENT CONSTELLATIONS

Carrie Secrist Gallery is happy to announce our first solo exhibition with gallery artist Dannielle Tegeder:
Opening reception: Saturday, May 20 from 5 to 8 PM
Exhibition dates:
May 20 – July 1, 2017 
Dannielle Tegeder’s newest body of work expands on her ever-evolving exploration of the systems that surround us. This exhibition presents a monumental mobile, an installation of over 70 works on paper, a series of large-scale drawings, video animations and sound. As a full body of work, oriented within the gallery space to encourage exploration and interpretation, the integration of formal concepts such as architecture and urban planning manifest through abstraction.
Encompassing the language of painting in the expanded field, Dannielle Tegeder’s artwork reconstitutes what painting means as a formal exercise in mark making by allocating particular strategies to the medium of drawing. The notion of “Drawing” then becomes delineated by introducing installation methods that further disrupt media-specific hierarchies: drawing to sculpture to installation to video to sound and back to drawing. Expanding and contracting these constructs, with the idea of drawing as a baseline, emboldens the interconnectedness between line, shape and color. Thus: drawing as sculpture as installation as video as sound.
Matthew Evan Taylor
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 4PM at Carrie Secrist Gallery
Composer and saxophonist Matthew Evan Taylor will present a site-specific performance in collaboration with Dannielle Tegeder on the occasion of TURBULENT CONSTELLATIONS. Taylor and Tegeder will also talk about their ongoing collaboration, this project and the history of sound and abstraction.
This event will be free and open to the public. 

Conference and plenary talk in honor of Judith Baskin 5/23-5/24


May 23rd, 9:00-3:30, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

May 24th, 9:00-3:30, Knight Library Browsing Room

Plenary Talk and Dessert Reception

“Distinguishing Egg White From Semen:

Rabbinic Forensics and the Medieval Afterlives of a Talmudic Passage”

A Plenary Talk By Dr. Judith Baskin,

Knight Professor for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences

May 24th


Ford Alumni Ballroom

Dessert reception to follow

You’re Invited! ShelterCare art event on campus

There’s a lively event happening on campus Thursday, May 18 that celebrates fine art and the strength of community, and I wanted share the information with your department.

Expressions: An Art Benefit for ShelterCare is an annual event held at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Come and celebrate community and giving with:

  • A silent auction of exquisite local art;
  • Music by Manouche Noir;
  • Enticing raffle prizes;
  • Decadent hors d’oeuvres and refreshing drinks;
  • Live artist demonstration by Sarah Sedwick and Heather Halpern.

Proceeds will provide housing and services for community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Details and ticket information is available on the Facebook event page and on our website at

I hope you can join us!

Associate Professor of Art Ron Jude will launch a new book entitled “Nausea” in London on May 19th.

Associate Professor of Art Ron Jude will launch a new book entitled “Nausea”
in London on May 19th. He will be signing books in the bookshop at The
Photographers’ Gallery at 5:00 pm, followed by a conversation with curator
and writer David Chandler at 6:30 pm. “Nausea” is Jude’s third book with
London-based publisher MACK.
“Nausea”—taken from the title of Sartre’s 1938 existential novel—is a
body of photographs that registers the interiors of public schools in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia. Departing from mere documentation,
however, Ron Jude lures us into peering through windows, doorways and
crevices of walls into empty classrooms and corridors, as we become
increasingly conscious of the perils of our own gaze.
David Chandler is a writer, editor and curator in the fields of contemporary
photography, photographic history and the visual arts and is currently
Professor of Photography at the School of Art, Design and Architecture,
Plymouth University. He was curator at The Photographers’ Gallery from 1988
to 1995.
The Book Signing is free, the talk requires booking. £8/£5 Members &
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
+44 (020) 7087 9300
There will be two additional book signings with Ron Jude on Saturday, May
20th at Photo London and Offprint London.

“Soft Structure” Fiber area weaving exhibition at EMU Adell McMillan

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Soft Structures
Erb Memorial Union Adell McMillian Gallery*
April 27 – June 5
Nilufar Amali // Lydia Bales // Keisha Cabudol // Alli Calhoun // Irene
Chau // Izzy Cho // Desi Colley // Haley Duhaime // Hector Escobar //
Linda Guo // Katey Harris // Sophie Jackman // Masaru Kiyota // Anna
Post // Tasha Proudfoot // Skye Sinclair // Emily Stark // Amelia
Thompson // Sam Wrigglesworth
“Soft Structures” is an exhibition of experimental and advanced weaving
work created by students enrolled in the Fiber area Winter 2017 courses
“Introduction to Fiber” and “Woven Structures.” From soft sculptural
forms and studies in color and smell, to designed objects, blankets and
yardage samples, “Soft Structures” looks simultaneously at the breadth
and depth weaving offers to students of all levels and backgrounds. The
exhibition is organized in partnership with Marissa Lee Benedict
(Instructor, Fiber & Sculpture, University of Oregon) and supported by
Jovencio de la Paz (Assistant Professor, Curricular Head of Fibers,
Department of Art). Special thanks to Suzanne Hanlon and the Visual Arts
Board for their exhibition assistance and expertise.
*Located on Floor 2 of the EMU, near the ballroom. Listed as “McMillan
Gallery” in elevator directory.

Opening Reception | Friday, May 5, 6 – 8:00 P.M.

We have found ourselves facing a sobering reality of the fragile and
threatened support for the arts. As institutional directions are frequently
changing and budgets continually diminished, the very foundations of creative
venues and organizations have become easy prey. Institutional, community and
civic priorities are expressed – or dismissed – through financial
referendums. Currently, this is a global, national, and ultimately local
Functionally United will serve as the final curated exhibition for White Box.
On July 1, following the University of Oregon Art and Technology graduating
exhibition the doors will close for the last time. An important and
influential chapter for the Northwest’s arts community will officially come
to an end.
This final line-up of exhibiting artists is a testament to the impact, depth,
and reach White Box has had locally, across Oregon, and nationally. This is
not an exhibition where the spacious, room-to-breath aesthetic of displaying
work will be implemented, but rather will be a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling
collection of incredible talent. A group that formed out of solidarity for
one of Portland’s iconic art venues, many have previously exhibited in the
gallery and all have experienced, influenced and provoked White Box in some
White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland has served as a visual
laboratory invested in the exploration and presentation of contemporary
critical inquiry in the visual arts since 2010. Located in the historic White
Stag Block in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, White Box has a
vibrant history of bringing together artists, students, faculty, and regional
and global communities to research and present contemporary issues in art and
design. This history and collection of exhibitions cannot be properly
represented in a statement. But, I am hopeful it will serve as a symbol of
White Box continuing to fuel individual artists as well as Oregon’s
artistic, social and civic communities long after the lights are off.
Please join us in saying farewell.
Cris Moss
WHITE BOX  |  Director and Curator
Exhibiting Artists
Intisar Abioto
Holly Andres
Corey Arnold
Avantika Bawa
Carla Bengston
Pat Boas
John Brodie
Karl Burkheimer
Bruce Conkle
Peter Campus
Shelby Davis
Modou Dieng
David Eckard
Kristy Edmonds
Damien Gilly
MK Guth
Jesse Hayward
Sean Healy
Daniel Heffernan
Daniel Heyman
Craig Hickman
Laura Hughes
Malia Jensen
Todd Johnson
Kristin Kennedy
Elizabeth Malaska
Jenene Nagy
Liz Obert
Julia Oldham
Suzanne Opton
Melody Owens
Wendy Red Star
Patrick Rock
Crystal Schenk
Heidi Schwegler
Storm Tharp

Spring Professional Development Workshops

May 5 | Guerilla Promotion to Build Your Audience

1:00-3:00 PM | WOW Hall

Turn yourself into a promotional powerhouse to fuel your artistic practice. With overwhelming diversity of artists and platforms, it seems harder than ever to distinguish yourself and build an audience. Take a deep dive into everything you need to know to stand out in the crowded entertainment and media landscape. Presented by Rich Hobby, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Register here

May 19 | Craft and Communicate Your Brand: Panel Discussion

1:00-3:00 PM | WOW Hall

Developing a strong brand is key to making your promotion efficient and effective. Learn from our panel of music professionals about how to build an authentic brand identity that tells your evolving story, defines your purpose, and propels you forward. This workshop features a panel of accomplished musicians, composers, sound engineers, and producers with varying informed perspectives: Halie Loren, Tim McLaughlin, Tony Glausi, and Thaddeus Moore of Sprout City Studios. Led by author/artist Vicki Amorose. Register here

June 2 | Venue Booking and Contracts: Panel Discussion

1:00-2:30 PM | Networking Reception at 2:30 PM | WOW Hall

This workshop will prepare you to think proactively about networking and visibility, negotiating contracts, and securing performances at venues of all sizes. It will guide you through best practices and the do’s and don’ts of the industry from the venue perspective. Hear directly from a panel of booking professionals from The Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall, HiFi, Hult Center, and The Shedd Institute. Join us for a reception immediately after the workshop. Register here


All workshops are held at the Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall. Participants may sign up for an individual workshop for $20, or attend the full series for a discounted price of $50. 

Presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. A special thank you to title sponsor Pacific Continental Bank.

Laugh Your Panties Off! @ Killjoy Collective

Please join Killjoy Collective on Friday May 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for Laugh Your Panties Off, a donation drive event benefitting the Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter! We will be collecting donations of new underwear, bras, and feminine hygiene products. Panty drive!

Comic and artist Katie Piatt will be hosting the event with other special guests making us laugh all night with screenings of RuPaul’s Drag Race in between. Donate your new underpants!

Amanda Wojick at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Amanda Wojick, Small Black Painting , 2017, acrylic and cotton on linen, 10 x 8.5″

Preview Reception:
May 3, 6 – 8 pm

First Thursday Reception:
May 4, 6 – 8 pm

May 4 – 27, 2017

Amanda Wojick
Cutouts and Collage

Paintings and Sculpture

Amanda Wojick is an artist based in Eugene, Oregon who creates inventive, brightly colored artworks that accentuate the handmade process. Cutouts and Collage features new sculptures and paintings that highlight Wojick’s idiosyncratic artmaking practice and dynamic visual vocabulary.

Wojick’s work merges highly personal and symbolic traces from the cultural space of the home, with imperfect geometry and wobbly patterns. Her latest creations are inspired by small freehand paper cutouts and other everyday materials found within the space that she lives. Using layers of unexpected texture, vibrant colors, and surprising arrangements, she creates unique hybrids that intermingle elements of painting, sculpture, and collage.

The exhibition features multicolored standing sculptures, stacked wooden wall pieces, and intimately-sized paintings flecked with gold, gingham fabric or painted polka dots. Every one of Wojick’s imaginative new artworks are enlivened by her inventive use of surface, scale and materiality.

Amanda Wojick received a MFA from Bard College and from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and a BA from Colgate University. She has had recent exhibitions at Stene Projects (Stockholm, Sweden), Ucross Art Gallery (Sheridan, WY), Disjecta, (Portland, OR), and the The Art Gym, (Marylhurst, OR). Past exhibitions include Gridspace, (Brooklyn, NY), Buffalo Arts Studio (Buffalo, NY), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), Susan Hobbs Gallery, (Toronto, Canada), Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, WA), Jordan Schnitzer Museum at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), and Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Ketchum, ID) among others. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and many private collections.

417 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon 97209

FRIDAY: AHA Graduate Research Symposium, Art and Politics

Please join us TOMORROW for the 13th Annual Art History Association Graduate Research Symposium!

We are also pleased to announce an Undergraduate panel featuring papers by three of our art history students: Marianna Finke, Michelle Bynum, and Madeline Jenkins!

All presentations will be held in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Papé Reception Hall and are open to the public. Coffee and tea will be served. A full list of all presenters and paper topics is attached.

10:00 Welcome

10:15-11:15 Undergraduate Panel: Art & Identity

11:15-12:30 Graduate Panel: Art & Activism

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Graduate Panel: Art & Propaganda

The event will conclude with a reception at 4:30pm and keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Nizan Shaked on “Conceptualism and the Political Referent,” at 5:30pm in LA115. We invite all students, faculty, and staff to attend this exciting lecture.

Arts & Cultural Equity

Arts & Cultural Equity: Current Examples and Relevant Strategies brings together arts and cultural workers, managers, educators, and students to share current insights, experiences, and practices around equity and leadership within arts and culture organizations. Presenters will represent the range of equity work within Oregon-based arts and cultural organizations and groups. Our goal is for everyone to walk away with approaches to sharpen our collective work around these practices. Presenters include:
  • Eloise Damrosch // Executive Director, Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • Phillip Hillaire //  Board Member, Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • Andre Middleton // Director of Equity & Digital Inclusion, Open Signal
  • Roya Amirsoleymani // Director of Community Engagement, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Arts Workers for Equity
  • Kathleen Holt // Associate Director/Editor, Oregon Humanities Magazine
  • Toni Tabora-Roberts // Founder and Chief Esper, Esper House; Arts Workers for Equity
This event additionally celebrates the 20th anniversary of  CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers. CultureWork is a timely work-place oriented publication of the UO’s Center for Community Arts & Cultural Policy, serving arts and cultural management practitioners by publishing commentaries, advisories, and case studies about trends and practices in community arts, cultural policy, arts and education, and arts management.
This forum is free and includes lunch. Coffee and registration will begin at 9:00a. Please RSVP here by Friday, May 5 at 5:00p PST. Please contact with any questions.
Presented by the UO’s Center for Community Arts & Cultural Policy (CCACP) in collaboration with the University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program (AAD) and with special support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and Oregon Humanities.

Save the date! 2017 Pierson Lecture: Thursday, May 18, 3:30-5:00 in Gerlinger Lounge

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You are invited to attend the 2017 Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture, an annual event hosted by Department of History at the University of Oregon. This year, we’re honored and delighted to welcome Dyan Elliott, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Northwestern University. Elliott is the author of many books and articles on women, sexuality, and mysticism in medieval Europe, most recently The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200-1500 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). 
Elliott will give a presentation titled “Back to the Future: Scandal, Pederasty, and the Medieval Church.” This year’s Pierson Lecture will take place on Thursday, May 18, in the Gerlinger Lounge at 3:30-5:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in Gerlinger Lounge immediately following the lecture.

FRIDAY: AHA Symposium Keynote Lecture “Conceptualism and the Political Referent”

Nizan Shaked, PhD, will deliver the keynote address for the 13th Annual Art History Association Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Shaked’s lecture will present key ideas from her forthcoming book The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art. She’ll examine the impact of social movements—including civil rights, Black power, student, feminist, and sexual liberation—on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. Shaked will discuss the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with philosophically abstract ideas and trace key strategies in contemporary art today to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics.

RECEPTION • 4:30-5:30pm • Lawrence Hall

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Conceptualism and the Political Referent • 5:30-6:30pm • 115 Lawrence Hall

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Hamstock Event and Art Walk


Please see attachment linked above.

My name is Victoria Delon and I am the Financial Representative of Hamilton West Residence Hall part of the University of Oregon Housing Department. I am part of a Hall Government Association for Hamilton West and as a Hall we are organizing a music festival event at the end of this Spring term, June 3rd precisely.

As part of this annual event, we have decided on a new addition to the festival, an ‘Art Walk’. This Art walk would be an occasion for students to expose their art, whether it be photography, design, or painting, on grids that would be posted on the lawn, where the festival would take place (which is situated in front of Hamilton Residence Halls).

Hamstock will take place June 3rd from 4 – 8 PM. It is a free access event for all students

I am the contact for submissions and my email address is on the poster:

Picture This! ?? Live Animated Comedy at the Bridgetow

Picture This! at the 10th annualBRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL

PORTLAND: After a 2 year hiatus, Picture This! is finally returning to #PDX for the 10th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival!!

Guy Branum (Talk Show the Game Show, The Mindy Project)
Nico Santos (Superstore, Chelsea Lately)
Chris Fairbanks (Conan, Punching Henry)
Sonia Denis (Comedy Central Comics to Watch)
Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing)
Andie Main (SF Sketchfest)

Mike Hollingsworth (Bojack Horseman)
Shane Hosea
Carolyn Main 
& more!

HOSTED BY: Brandie Posey (Lady to Lady)

Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm
$15 at the door or get your festival pass HERE
at the Paris Theatre
6 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204


Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is hosting an info session on Wednesday April 26 at 12:15 p.m. in Lawrence Hall Rm 206.

The field school is an unforgettable preservation adventure– a great collaborative experience that brings together practitioners, students, craftspersons, and academics to engage in hands-on work. Come learn about our upcoming summer project at the Fenn Ranger Station in the Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho. We will be documenting a culutral landscape, restoring CCC-era masonry, and peeling back layers of siding to reveal historic material hidden underneath. More information can be found at

All are welcome to join in for a  brief presentation followed by Q&A. We’ll talk scholarships, job opportunites, camp sites, power tools, hot springs, and more! Lunch is provided.

Support Local Arts this Earth Day!

Get ready for the best art party in Eugene! The Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network (ELAN) invites you to join us for our 8th Annual Beats & Brushstrokes fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 from 7:00p-11:00p at Sam Bonds Brewing Co. + Barn Light East on 8th Avenue. There will be free food, participatory art projects with Eugene Printmakers and OSLP Arts & Culture, local visual and performing artists, a silent auction and more!
Performances include:

LloronaMC PlaedoPat Waters, Reggae Rob,Jonathan Corona Duo,Integrated Arts Platform,West African Cultural Arts Institute
All proceeds support the Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network, including $1 of every beer sold. I truly hope you can attend our event, we would love your support.

Please contact me with any questions and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


Lauren Nichols
Public Relations Chair
Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network
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FREE Photography Critique Forum at Maude Kerns Art Center

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Free Photography Critique Forum

With Members of the Carrefour Photography Collective

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity to have your photographic efforts reviewed by the current exhibitors in “On the Road”: Edward Beier, Michael Eichwald, Stephanie Luke, and Harvey Spector. These four photographers make up the Carrefour Photography Collective. Each artist has practiced photography for forty years or more. They will participate in a panel discussion about their individual experiences and will engage in a critique of images. Audience participation and feedback is encouraged.

This is a free workshop. You are invited to bring one or two of your digital images on a thumb drive (or similar device). The images will be enlarged and projected for easy viewing. This is a way to gain insight into your photographic process and a chance to learn how to improve your skills within an encouraging environment.

Please contact the Art Center to sign up: 541-345-1571 or email

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Special Arts After Hours 2017

Please join us for a SPECIAL Arts After Hours 2017.



5 to 7pm  •  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


This promises to be an amazing opportunity to learn about the arts and cultural activities happening in our community and view the Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions, including “Pour it On! Watercolors from the West.” Museum curators will be on hand to provide guided tours.


Participating Arts Organizations include:


  • Ballet Fantastique
  • Delgani String Quartet
  • Emerald Art Center
  • Eugene Ballet Company
  • Eugene Symphony Association
  • Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras
  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts
  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
  • Lane Arts Council
  • Oregon Bach Festival
  • Oregon Supported Living Program
  • Radio Redux
  • Refuge Music Therapy
  • Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
  • Vino and Vango
  • WordCrafters of Eugene


Iris wines, Ninkasi beer, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and more!

CLICK HERE to register.

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HOPES[23] Conference

Wow what an exciting first day of HOPES yesterday! We have another great line up for you today of speakers, panels, and workshops to kick off the second day of the 23rd annual HOPES Conference. The schedule is as follows:
Tea in Native American Urbanism a workshop by Alan Waxman (registration is open on our website) from 10:00-12:00 in LA 286
Roundtable Discussion and Lunch with Alex Miller sponsored by PODS from 11:00 AM to 12:30 in LA 277
“Toward an Urban Ecology” a lecture by Gena Wirth from 12:00 to 1:00 in LA 115
“Soil! What it is and How it Works” a lecture by James Cassidy from 6:00 to 7:00 in LA 278
Thirsty? The Politics of Water a HOPES moderated panel discussion from 7:00-8:00 PM in LA 206
Dinner Gathering catered by Falling Sky in the Wilcox Hearth from 8:00 – 9:00 PM
*additional scheduling information can be found on our website
Registration is still open for one of our Saturday Workshops, SHAPE DIS-PLACE. Led by Nancy Cheng, Mariah Rajabzadeh, and Mohsin Marizad, students will create tent and wall configurations using as little material as possible. All materials are supplied for you, all you need to bring is your imagination and willingness to try something new! More information on SHAPE DIS-PLACE can be found on our website or in one of the HOPES[23] passports.
Don’t forget, for each event you attend you receive a stamp and four stamps gets you a HOPES[23] t-shirts! T-shirts will be given out every night at our Dinner Gatherings.

Free lecture: Pythons of the Sea: Natural History of the Nemertean Worm

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The Eugene Natural History Society

Presents a Free Lecture:

Pythons of the Sea:

Natural History of the Nemertean Worm

 Svetlana Maslakova

Associate Professor of Biology

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon

Nemertean worms are some of the ocean’s strangest carnivores, both in colorful body designs and prey capture techniques. Known as ribbon worms or proboscis worms, many are aggressive hunters that spear their prey. Dr. Maslakova is one of the few experts on nemerteans in the world. She will talk about the biology of this fascinating but understudied phylum of marine invertebrates, including their predatory habits, larval development, and diversity.

Friday, 21 April 2017

7:30pm, Room 100 Willamette Hall,

UO Campus

Co-sponsored by the UO Science Library

Contact: Tom Titus (541) 484-4477



The 23rd annual HOPES Conference

The 23rd annual HOPES Conference is finally here! We have an exciting
line up of lectures, panels and workshops to announce. Today’s schedule
“Fabricating Landscapes” a lecture by Karen M’Closkey at 12:00 PM in LA
“Decolonial Landscape Architecture” a lecture by Alan Waxman at 1:00 PM
in LA 286
“Displacement: Case Studies from the Field” where Alex Miller, James
Miller, and Alan Waxman will be presenting their work followed by a
short discussion at 4:00 PM in LA 206
“Design Thinking in Displacement” a lecture by Andrew Cusack at 6:00 PM
in LA 206
“Divided Cities: Modern Gentrification” a panel led by STAnDD at 7:00 PM
in LA 206
  Dinner Gathering catered by Falling Sky tonight in the Hearth at 8:30
*additional scheduling information can be found on our website
Don’t forget to grab one of our passports and get your stamps at any
event you attend, four stamps gets you a HOPES t-shirt.

Commodities, Traders: Ron Jude and Milton Rogovin April 8 – May 26, 2017 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

Gallery Luisotti is pleased to announce Commodities, Traders, a two-person
exhibition of photographs by Ron Jude and Milton Rogovin. Jude’s series of
color photographs Executive Model, which depicts closely cropped views of
men’s backs in formal business attire in several financial districts, is
paired with Rogovin’s highly specific black and white photographs of coal
miners and their families from around the world. For this unlikely
presentation of artists from different generations, Rogovin’s photographs
will be arranged around the main part of the gallery primarily by region and
Jude’s photographs will be placed in a borderline claustrophobic line along
the back wall of the gallery behind the front desk. This spatial arrangement
heightens the readings of the individuals on view—visible and engaged as
opposed to turned away and mysterious. The exhibition comes at a turbulent
and unpredictable time in American life when the workers of shrinking
industries are being made questionable promises by the president while
financial markets are performing at record highs.
Jude’s Executive Model portrays its subjects in an opaque manner. This
opacity corresponds to the vagaries of high level financial trading to those
outside the world of finance. Jude made the work by following businessmen,
usually unnoticed, around Wall Street and its correlates around the country.
The men loom large in the frame, matching the partial views of skyscrapers
around them. Jude’s project echoes Vito Acconci’s Following Piece (1969),
and in the repetition of the business suit, typologies by the Bechers. There
is a narrow range of individuality that these men express, usually marked by
the presence or absence of pinstripes, slightly different haircuts, and
shades of fabric between dark navy and black. As unidentifiable as these men
are, the viewer has little idea as to what they actually do. The
unaccountability takes on an eerie dimension.
The differences between the two projects are numerous, in form and content,
but those differences belie the deep connections between the lives of coal
miners and those who work in the financial sector. Curiously, despite the
contemporary feel of Jude’s work, it was made in the early 1990s, shortly
after Rogovin had concluded photographing miners and other workers in the
late 1980s. This contiguity of timing speaks to a kind of break or passing
between types of economies, from a market of industrial products to a market
of information or even financial products themselves. 1980 marked the year of
peak coal industry employment in the United States and the beginning of
accelerated neo-liberalization under President Ronald Reagan. While the
government is often seen as antagonizing the coal industry, any examination
of the matter makes it clear that coal is simply being outperformed and
undercut by natural gas on the commodities market. Despite all appearances
and the changes in the industries shown, Rogovin’s miners are linked by the
market to Jude’s anonymous moneymen.
The exhibition will open on April 8 and will run through May 26, 2017. For more information about the exhibition or artists, please call (310) 453-0043.