Diane Gilleland, editor-in-chief of CRAFT, returns this summer for a second I Heart Art: Portland workshop about Social Marketing, giving advice on how to be interesting without being overwhelmed. Register now.
Illahee founder and environmental scientist Dr. Peter Schoonmaker was appointed Chair of PNCA’s new MFA in Collaborative Design. “Let’s face it,” Schoonmaker says, “science and policy are stuck with regard to many environmental and social challenges. We need help from art and design.” Read the press release.
The Feldman Gallery + Project Space in conjunction with Boundary Crossings hosts Intermation, an exhibition examining the relationship between the animated image and the screen, including examples of still photography and interactive installations based on the mechanisms of video games.
Students from the MFA in Visual Studies celebrate their first year of studio and course work in an exhibition featuring sculpture, performance, painting, video, installation and more. Opens July 9, 6-9pm at DISJECTA.
In recent articles on Design Observer and Bookforum, Portland’s tiny but powerful Publication Studio is the subject of great interest, including an interview with founder Matthew Stadler and a look into internship-turned-job for PNCA alumna Antonia Pinter ‘11.
Chinese authorities have released controversial artist Ai Weiwei after nearly three months of detention for “economic crimes” despite outcry and many appeals from the international arts community. Ai is an outspoken dissident of Chinese government and often incorporates political commentary into his work.
Textile designer Elizabeth Whelan works in residence at Museum of Contemporary Craft in conjunction with Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Whalen will weave a prototype inspired by Herrick’s shawls.
On June 24, Illahee and PNCA present a panel discussion with the editors of Open Spaces, featuring Angus Duncan, Richard Benner and Ed Sheets, who will discuss three perspectives on regional innovation.
I Heart Art: Portland presents a special Salon Discussion on June 16 with visiting designer and journalist Jessica Helfand and local designer and illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt. They will discuss visual biography as it relates to scrapbooks, American history and pop culture.
The 2011 Thesis Exhibitions are drawing to a close this week and next. Be sure to visit the BFA Thesis Exhibition on campus, the MFA in Visual Studies Exhibition in the Goldsmith Blocks and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Practicum Exhibition at the Galleria before it’s too late.
PNCA offers two summer institutes this year. Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts runs July 19–29, and the Summer Institute in Collaborative Design runs August 15–18.
I Heart Art: Portland presents the Portland Craft Party, a celebration of all things craft that benefits Japan Earthquake Relief on June 10, in conjunction with Etsy’s worldwide 2011 Craft Party.
This year’s gala surpassed Spring fundraising records as guests contributed sponsorships and special appeal gifts totaling over $440,000 to PNCA and Museum of Contemporary Craft. Contributions support students, faculty, exhibitions and programs. Read the press release.
With over 80 years of combined association with The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft, the wood and metal work of three artists—Dale Larson, William Moore and Greg Wilbur—is featured for the month of June.
The 2011 gala that benefits PNCA and Museum of Contemporary Craft is June 4, featuring a unique format and a special After Party with dancing and special guests until midnight. Learn more about the event and order your tickets now.
MFA in Visual Studies
Departmental Award: Tyler Stuart
Thesis Exhibition Award: Daniel Glendening
Graduate Speaker: Elizabeth Malaska
Faculty Award: Elizabeth Malaska
Chair’s Award: Michael Welsh
MFA in Applied Craft and Design
Applied Craft and Design Program Award: Jason Lee Starin
Practicum Award: Julie Pointer
Graduation Speaker: Julie Pointer
Applied Craft and Design Post-graduate Fellowship: Matthew Williams
BFA Departmental Awards
The Ed and Sandy Martin Merit Sculpture Award in Honor of Manuel Izquierdo
The Lloyd Reynolds Award for Illustration
Dominic De Venuta
The David J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award for Communication Design
The CS Price Award for Painting
The Intermedia Departmental Award
The Photography Departmental Award
Printmaking Departmental Award
The GFA Departmental Award
The Liberal Arts Departmental Award
Dominic De Venuta
BFA Thesis Exhibition Awards
The William Givler Fine Arts Thesis Award
The William Givler Design Arts Thesis Award
The Abraham and Anna C. Helman Thesis Award for best of show
The 2011 Liberal Arts Thesis Writing Award
PNCA awarded Doctor of Art Honoris Causa degrees to three long-time friends of the College at this year’s commencement ceremony: Al Solheim, the late Harold Schnitzer and his wife, Arlene Schnitzer. Read more in President Tom Manley’s remarks.
PNCA proudly presents the thesis work of the Class of 2011, representing the culmination of their education at the College. Over 100 students graduate this year with BFA and MFA degrees. Each exhibition will host a First Thursday reception on June 2, 6–9 pm. See below for detailed dates, times and locations.