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CraftPerspectives: Vicki Halper

The Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art presents a free public lecture featuring Vicki Halper, 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 3 in the College’s Swigert Commons, part of its “CraftPerspectives”:http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/programs_lecture.php series.

A lecturer during the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s 2008 exhibition _Glass_, Vicki Halper returns to provide context to the historical shifts examined in the exhibition, _The Academy is Full of Craft_. In this presentation, Halper reads from the new book _Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint_ (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009), co-edited by Halper and Diane Douglas. This anthology recounts American craft’s role within visual culture and history through journal entries, lectures and other reports by leaders in the field. A social history, _Choosing Craft_ provides a vital resource for those seeking a better understanding of contemporary craft’s major concepts, themes and movements through the lens of those who lived it.

Vicki Halper is an independent curator and writer specializing in modern art of the Pacific Northwest and American craft. She is a former associate curator of modern art at the Seattle Art Museum and recent James Renwick Senior Fellow of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Posted on 10/30 at 01:07 PM

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MFA in Visual Studies Students Discuss Caldera Residency

MFA in Visual Studies students, along with Visiting Artist Alix Pearlstein and PNCA Faculty Stephen Slappe will discuss their experience during a two-week residency at Caldera in Sisters, Oregon with a talk at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 in the College’s Swigert Commons.

“Alix Pearlstein’s”:http://www.alixpearlstein.com/ work includes conceptual sculpture, multi-channel installation, and performance-based video, using everyday objects, pop cultural artifacts, and art historical references to create narrative meaning through association. “Slappe”:http://www.stephenslappe.com/ is an interdisciplinary artist who teaches in PNCA’s Intermedia department. Together, Pearlstein and Slappe will lead “MFA in Visual Studies”:http://www.pnca.edu/programs/mfa/visualstudies.php students through art process and practice during the two-week residency.

Lecture | Caldera Residency Report
_Featuring MFA in Visual Studies Visiting Artist Alix Pearlstein and PNCA Faculty Stephen Slappe_
12:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 | PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Posted on 10/30 at 10:24 AM

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MFA in Applied Craft and Design Presents Ellen Dissanayake

PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with an MFA in Applied Craft and Design lecture by independent scholar, author, and lecturer Ellen Dissanayake, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29.

Dissanayake’s writings about the arts synthesize many disciplines and draw upon 15 years of living and working in non-Western countries. Her Darwinian viewpoint provides a broader understanding of the arts than is customary in most theoretical approaches: the arts are integral to human nature and they evolved to help individuals adapt to their physical and social environments.

She is the author of three books: _What Is Art For?_, _Homo Aestheticus_, and _Art and Intimacy_, as well as over 70 scholarly and popular articles. Her articles on craft themes have appeared in _American Craft_, the _NCECA Journal_ (1995), the _Glass Art Society Journal_ (1996), _Surface Design Journal_, a _Haystack Institute Monograph_ (2000), and _The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience_ (2004). Currently, she is Affiliate Professor in the School of Music at the University of Washington, Seattle.

MFA in Applied Craft and Design Lecture | Ellen Dissanayake
6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29 | MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios @ The Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Avenue and Glisan Street

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint MFA degree program offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Posted on 10/28 at 01:30 PM

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PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Pacific Northwest College of Art presents a new evening Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series taking place on Thursday nights throughout the academic year. Lectures are an integral part of PNCA’s two graduate programs, the MFA in Visual Studies and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design, offered jointly with Oregon College of Art and Craft.

MFA Applied Craft and Design Lectures take place at 6:30pm in MFA in the Applied Craft and Design Studios at The Bison Building, 421 NE 10th Ave. and Glisan Street in Portland.

MFA Visual Studies Lectures take place at 6:30 p.m., in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis St. in Portland—unless otherwise noted.

All lectures are free and open to the public.


MFA in Applied Craft and Design
“Steve Badanes”:https://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1337&list_type=09&cat=5
Thursday, September 2

Founding member of design-build firm, Jersey Devil; Chair of the University of Washington College of Built Environments.

MFA in Visual Studies
“Ward Shelley”:https://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1382&list_type=09&cat=5&year=2009
Thursday, September 24

New York-based artist

MFA in Visual Studies
“Martin Kersels”:https://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1398&list_type=10&cat=5&year=2009
Thursday, October 8

Co-director of the art program at California Institute of the Arts, multi-media performance and visual artist

MFA in Visual Studies
“Alix Pearlstein”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1405&list_type=10&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, October 14

12:30pm, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson St.
New York-based multimedia artist

MFA in Visual Studies
“Kate Gilmore”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1406&list_type=10&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, October 15

12:30pm, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson St.
New York-based video artist

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
“Zahid Sardar”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1385&list_type=10&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, October 22

Author, designer, Design Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
“Ellen Dissanayake”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1386&list_type=10&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, October 29

Scholar and author, faculty at University of Washington

MFA in Visual Studies
“Caldera Residency Report”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1407&list_type=10&cat=1&year=2009, with Caldera students, Alix Pearlstein and PNCA faculty member Stephen Slappe
Friday, October 30

12:30pm, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson St.

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
“Aly Khalifa”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1430&list_type=11&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, November 12

Product developer, founder of the creative collaborative Designbox

MFA in Visual Studies
“Nina Katchadourian”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1390&list_type=11&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, November 19

Brooklyn-based multimedia artist

MFA in Visual Studies
“Sandow Birk”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1394&list_type=12&cat=1&year=2009
Wednesday, December 2

12:30pm, 1241 NW Johnson St
Los Angeles-based multimedia artist


MFA in Visual Studies
“Laura Parnes”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1391&list_type=12&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, December 10

Brooklyn-based video/installation artist

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
Arthur Hash
Thursday, January 21

Jewelry designer and craftsman

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
“Po Shun Leong”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1410&list_type=12&cat=1&year=2009
Thursday, January 28

Artist, former architect, sculptor, furniture maker

MFA in Visual Studies
Patty Chang
Thursday, February 18

Performer, time-based sculptor

MFA in Visual Studies
Mary Weatherford
Thursday, February 25

Los Angeles-based painter

MFA in Visual Studies
Daniel Joseph Martinez
Thursday, March 11

Los Angeles-based multimedia artist

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
Susan Brandeis
Thursday, March 18

Fiber artist, Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Art and Design at North Carolina State University

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
Shashi Caan
Thursday, April 1

Interior and product designer, founder of The Shashi Caan Collective, former Director of Interior Design at Parsons School of Design.

MFA in Visual Studies
Renny Pritikin
Thursday, April 8

Director of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and the Fine Arts Collection at the University of California Davis, former Chief Curator for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

MFA in Applied Craft and Design
Natalie Chanin
Thursday, April 15

Alabama-based artist and designer, proprietor of Alabama Chanin


“Learn more about the MFA in Applied Craft and Design.”:http://www.pnca.edu/programs/mfa/appliedcraft.php

“Learn more about the MFA in Visual Studies.”:http://www.pnca.edu/programs/mfa/visualstudies.php

Posted on 10/23 at 12:03 PM

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Robert Boyd and Brian Lund Shows Close October 24

Explore Robert Boyd’s “Conspiracy Theory” and the intricate drawings of Brian Lund in the Feldman Gallery + Project Space—both shows close October 24.

Part of the recent Time-Based Arts Festival presented by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, both shows have garnered wide interest from the Portland community/

Robert Boyd’s Conspiracy Theory is a synchronized two-channel video installation, addressing issues of social paranoia and civil distrust in an era of questionable politics. The video covers topics from government involvement in the September 11 attacks to human invention of the HIV/AIDS virus, and the bizarre “reptilian agenda” that reveals reptilians as rulers of humanity.

Incorporating audio and video excerpts from syndicated radio talk show hosts, international conspiracists and more, Conspiracy Theory addresses some of today’s leading conspiracies relayed by their most evocative proponents. Set to a fast-paced dance track, the work functions as both a critique and parody while raising the question: What if all is not as it seems?

Brian Lund’s pencil drawings feature a self-invented visual vocabulary, consisting of a complex system of dots, dashes, lines, and numbers that translate the vast editing systems of Hollywood films into abstract compositions. This series of works on paper draw from two cinematic sources: Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987) and Busby Berkeley’s choreographed dance sequences from Depression-era Hollywood musicals. Every character and/or action in Wall Street and the Berkeley dance numbers has been graphically translated to a series of marks.

Through an interweaving of these diagrammatic forms, Lund interprets a complex and layered multimedia experience. Lund’s works are highlighted in the Project Space.

Read a review of Lund’s show in the “Portland Mercury”:http://tba.portlandmercury.com/TBA/archives/2009/09/11/review-brian-lund-at-pnca

Posted on 10/23 at 12:02 PM

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Graduate Visting Artist Lecture Series Creates a Buzz

PNCA’s public “Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/news/704/pnca-graduate-visiting-artist-lecture-series hit Portland this academic year to the attention of the local art and design communities.

Click the links below to see what members of the Portland media are saying about this new program, part of both the MFA in Visual Studies and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design, jointly offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

• ” The Oregonian‘s”:http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2009/10/video_pnca_lecture_series.html visual arts editor, DK Row, delivers an overview of the series by Webcast.

• Lisa Radon, cultural blogger for the ” Portland Monthly”:http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/blogs/culturephile-portland-arts/art-wardshelley/ interviews visiting artist Ward Shelley, providing written and podcast content.

• Brian Libby of ” Portland Architecture”:http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture/2009/09/badanes-to-the-bone.html?cid=6a00d8341c86d053ef0120a540a94f970b previews Steve Badanes’ lecture, which also inaugurated the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios at the Bison Building on the East side.

• Barry Johnson of ” The Oregonian”:http://blog.oregonlive.com/portlandarts/2009/09/design_the_wall_build_the_wall.html talks with Steve Badanes and MFA in Applied Craft and Design chair JP Reuer.

• Megan Driscoll of ” PORT”:http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2009/10/pnca_lectures.html plugs two upcoming lectures with Zahid Sardar and Ellen Dissanayake.

Posted on 10/22 at 11:01 AM

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MFA in Applied Craft and Design Presents Zahid Sardar

MFA in Applied Craft and Design presents a lecture by design writer and editor Zahid Sardar on Thursday, October 22.

Sardar is the author and designer of New Garden Design and San Francisco Modern. He has written about architecture, interiors, craft and design for the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle where, for 20 years, he has held various titles including Architecture & Design Editor for the Chronicle magazine and most recently, San Francisco Chronicle Design Editor.

Sardar has lectured widely about architecture, interior design and garden design and has participated on design juries for various organizations including the American Institute of Architects. His current lectures at Bay Area schools about the history of design focus on the return and value of craft in industrial design. Sardar has also written for House & Garden, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Metropolis, and Architecture, among others.

MFA in Applied Craft and Design Lecture | Zahid Sardar
6:30 p.m. October 22 | MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios @ The Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Ave.

Posted on 10/20 at 09:37 AM

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Pecha Kucha–Inspired Night at Museum of Contemporary Craft

Join the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Applied Craft and Design program (a joint MFA offered with Oregon College of Art and Craft) for an energetic, casual Pecha Kucha-inspired Night.

“Pecha Kucha”:http://www.pecha-kucha.org/ is a concept that grew out of the Tokyo design community, featuring a series of concise presentations. MFA in Applied Craft and Design students will present ideas and images in a modified format of roughly 3.5 minutes each. This lively program will introduce the audience to ideas, objects, and questions on the minds of the inaugural class of this innovative new program.

Special Event | Pecha Kucha–Inspired Night
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21
Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.

Posted on 10/16 at 05:51 PM

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Faculty Biennial Closes Soon

Don’t miss the last chance to view Pacific Northwest College of Art’s centennial Faculty Biennial, showcasing the work of its faculty—the exhibition closes October 17.

Over the course of the last century, PNCA’s faculty have been some of the leaders in visual thinking and making. That reputation remains and is showcased in the 2009 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, featuring the work of the College’s current 85 faculty members.

Exhibition | Faculty Biennial
Now through October 17
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Posted on 10/15 at 04:26 PM

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Watch and Listen: Etsy Slideshow and Podcast

Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomed Etsy’s Matt Stinchcomb for the PNCA - Cyan/PDX Cultural Residency Series, including a public lecture, Digitally Building the DIY Community, and a range of interactions with the PNCA community.

Portland’s DIY culture continues to be recognized internationally as a central hub of the American DIY movement, celebrated as a collective of creative talent with a progressive approach to the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the PNCA – Cyan/PDX Cultural Residency Series.

“Listen to a podcast of Digitally Building the DIY Community: A Conversation with Matt Stinchcomb of Etsy”:http://homeroom.pnca.edu/download/586639

Posted on 10/13 at 05:39 PM

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MFA in Visual Studies Presents Alix Pearlstein

New York-based artist Alix Pearlstein will discuss her wide range of work that includes conceptual sculpture, multi-channel installation, and performance-based video during a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 in the College’s Swigert Commons.

Pearlstein uses everyday objects, pop cultural artifacts, and art historical references to create narrative meaning through association. Characterized by deadpan humor and a minimalist aesthetic, Pearlstein’s approach is direct and intimate. Her videotapes engage in wry, self-conscious renderings of icons of style, gender, media, and art historical Modernism.

Her works have been included in exhibitions at the Biennale de Lyon, France; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Kunstverein, Cologne; S.M.A.K., Ghent, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. One-person exhibitions of her work have been seen at The Kitchen, NYC; The MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Postmasters Gallery and Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York; and The Grossman Gallery, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

MFA In Visual Studies Lecture| Alix Pearlstein
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 | PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Posted on 10/12 at 03:06 PM

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MFA in Visual Studies Presents Artist Kate Gilmore

PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies program presents Kate Gilmore in a lecture, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15 in the College’s Swigert Commons.

Kate Gilmore received her MFA (2002) at the School of Visual Arts, New York and BA (1997) at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. She currently has a solo exhibition at Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, and last year, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas, Artspace San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, Maisterravalbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain, and CESAC Centro Sperimentale Per Le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio, Italy. She is represented by Smith-Stewart Gallery in New York.

MFA In Visual Studies Lecture | Kate Gilmore
12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15 | PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Posted on 10/12 at 09:19 AM

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International Writing Program Engages with PNCA Campus

For one dynamic week, PNCA’s campus was enlivened by the work and insight of five international writers from University of Iowa’s “International Writing Program”:http://iwp.uiowa.edu/index.html.

The five writers included: Fflur Dafydd, a novelist, literary critic and musician from Wales; Soheil Najm, a poet from Iraq; Osman Conteh, a novelist from Sierra Leone; Fedosy Santaella, a fiction writer from Venezuela; and Lijia Zhang, a nonfiction writer from China.

Along with engaging the community during a free and public lecture on October 5 at the College, the group participated in a range of literary events in the Portland area, including “Wordstock”:http://www.wordstock.com.

PNCA would like to thank PNCA faculty member and writer-in-residence Barry Sanders for organizing the visit and the community as a whole for participating.

Posted on 10/10 at 04:23 PM

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Faculty Member Nan Curtis and Alumnus Nicolaii Dornstauder '09 Reviewed in Artforum

Work by faculty member Nan Curtis and MFA in Visual Studies alumnus Nicolaii Dornstauder ‘09 was recently reviewed on “Artforum.com”:http://artforum.com/picks/section=us&mode=past#picks23903. Curtis and Dornstauder are currently featured in a two-person show at “Fourteen30 Contemporary”:http://fourteen30.com/ gallery in SE Portland.

Fourteen30 Contemporary is one the many Portland galleries featuring PNCA artists this October.

Posted on 10/09 at 05:25 PM

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PNCA the Focus of OPB's Oregon Art Beat


In honor of the PNCA’s Centennial academic year, the College is the focus of Oregon Art Beat‘s first episode of the season, airing October 8. Former faculty member “Lucinda Parker ‘66”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/stories/18/embodying-exuberance, current BFA faculty member “Paul Missal”:http://www.blackfish.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=17 and alumnus “Ty Ennis ‘06”:http://www.newamericanartunion.com/Artists/Ty_Ennis/ are featured.

“Watch the episode online now.”:http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/episodes/view/1101

Posted on 10/09 at 05:22 PM

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Sloppy Craft Features Anne Wilson and Panelists

A term coined by Anne Wilson at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “sloppy craft” is described by craft theorist Glenn Adamson as the “unkempt” product of a “post-disciplinary craft education.”

Join Anne Wilson, Wilson’s former student Josh Faught (University of Oregon), Nan Curtis (Pacific Northwest College of Art), local artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Namita Gupta Wiggers to discuss this rising—and controversial—approach to conceptual craft practice.

This conversation takes place in preparation for a related exhibition co-curated by Josh Faught, assistant professor and program coordinator of fibers, University of Oregon; and Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft. Sloppy Craft is scheduled to exhibit at the Museum during the 2010–2011 exhibition season.

Lecture | Craft Dialogue: Sloppy Craft
Featuring Anne Wilson
1–3 p.m. Saturday, October 10
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

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Portland Galleries Celebrate PNCA

During October, Portland’s vibrant gallery scene overflows with artists from the PNCA community including students, alumni, faculty and faculty emeriti. Thank you to all of the galleries for their continued support and for celebrating PNCA’s Centennial, 1909-2009.

For complete show information; please contact individual galleries.

Download the “PNCA=100 Inside/Outside—All Around Town brochure”:http://homeroom.pnca.edu/download/585127.

*23 Sandy Gallery*
623 NE 23rd Ave
Group Show: “Broadsided! The Intersection of Art and Literature”
Artist: Malini Gupta ’05


*Augen Gallery*
716 NW Davis St
Group Show: “Honoring PNCA Alumni”
Artists: George Johanson ’50; Sally Cleveland ’81; Terry Waldron ‘92; Morgan Walker ’93; Jef Gunn; Stan Wood ’71


*Beppu Wiarda Gallery*
319 NW Ninth Ave
“New Work–Mixed Media on Canvas”
Artist: Deborah Gillis ’95


*Blackfish Gallery*
420 NW Ninth Ave
Group Show:  Work by PNCA Alumni & Faculty
Artists: Lynda Ater ’01; Barbara Black ’84; Tori Bryer Board Member; Jana Demartini, Former Faculty; Paul Missal, Faculty; Angela Passalacqua ’88; Eric Rue ’05; Sue Tower ’82; Judith Wyss ’81


*Butters Gallery*
520 NW Davis St
“PNCA at 100: Jeffrey Butters”
Artist: Jeffery Butters ’90


*Charles A Hartman Fine Art*
134 NW Eighth Ave
“Hayley Barker: Chimeras”
Artist: Hayley Barker, Faculty

*Elizabeth Leach Gallery*
417 NW Ninth Avenue
“Written from Exile”
Artist: Ryan Pierce, Faculty


*Fourteen30 Contemporary*
1430 SE Third Ave
“Nan Curtis + Nicolaii Dornstauder: In conjunction with the Centennial Celebrations of PNCA”
Artists: Nan Curtis, Faculty; Nicolaii Dornstauder ’09


*Froelick Gallery*
714 NW Davis St
“Tom Prochaska & Claudio Tschopp”
Artist: Tom Prochaska, Faculty


*Launch Pad Gallery*
534 SE Oak St
Group Show: “Family”
Artists: Justinian Frey ’94; Carolina Medina-Dupaix ’04; Jason Kappus


*Laura Russo Gallery*
805 NW 21st Ave
Group Show: “PNCA Alumni”
Artists: Jay Backstrand ’61; Marlene Bauer ’76; Michael Brophy ’85; Louis Bunce, Faculty Emeritus; Sean Cain ’94; Tom Cramer ’82; Chris Gander ’86; William Givler, Former Dean; Roll Hardy ’02; Manuel Izquierdo ’51, Faculty Emeritus; Jackie Johnson ’74; Mary Josephson ’86; Lucinda Parker ’66; Jack Portland ’71; Jan Reaves; Eric Stotik ’85; Margot Voorhies Thompson ’84; Sherrie Wolf ’74


*Museum of Contemporary Craft–Exhibition Space*
724 NW Davis St
Group Show: “Call + Response”
Artists: David Eckard, Faculty; Anne Marie Oliver, Faculty


*NEMO Headquarters*
1875 SE Belmont St
“Off the Clock”
Artist: Andrea Paustenbaugh ’06


*Onda Gallery – Lake Oswego*
Group Show: “Celebrating Art and Nature - National Wildlife Refuge Week Kickoff”
Artist: Susan Jensen ’81

*PNCA Hybrid Gallery*
indigo @ twelve | west; 430 SW 13th Ave

Group Show: “Possible Progress in Body Relations”
Artists: Alexander Ian Smith ’11; Chad Hinman ’10; Taryn Tomasello ’12; Lacy Davis ’10; Robert Burns ’10; Sokhun Keo ’10; Sarah Johnson ’09; and Brennan Broome ’11

*PDX Contemporary Gallery*
925 NW Flanders St
“Across the Hall: In Honor of PNCA @ 100”
Artist: Derek Franklin ’09; Molly Vidor ’94


*Pulliam Gallery*
929 NW Flanders St

“PNCA@100”
Artists: Kay French ’86; Linda Hutchins ’88; George Johanson ’50; Paula Overbay ’75; Yoshihiro Kitai, Faculty; Raul J. Mendez ’97; G. Lewis Clevenger ’73

*Tribute Gallery at Everett Station Lofts*
328 NW Broadway #117

“Se(xxy) Plastic”
Artists: Adrienne Butzer ’07, Seth A. Leamer ’07

*Mark Woolley and ANKA Gallery*
325 NW Sixth Ave

“All in the Family”
Artists: Melinda Thorsnes ’71; Diane Avio-Augee ’80; Emery Hinkley ’90; Brigitte Dortmund ’92; Nancy Franzino; Miles Cleveland Goodwin ’07; Julia Stoops; Stuart Cornell ’97; Tamara English ’04; Ed King ’04; Rachel Denny ’97; Michael T. Hensley ’95; Rachael Allen ’03

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PNCA the Focus of OPB's Oregon Art Beat October 8

In honor of the PNCA’s Centennial academic year, the College is the focus of Oregon Art Beat‘s first episode of the season. Former faculty member “Lucinda Parker ‘66”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/stories/18/embodying-exuberance, current BFA faculty member “Paul Missal”:http://www.blackfish.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=17 and alumnus “Ty Ennis ‘06”:http://www.newamericanartunion.com/Artists/Ty_Ennis/ will be featured. View the episode Thursday, October 8 at 8pm on OPB TV. Episode repeats Sunday, October 11 at 6pm. “Read more.”:http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/episodes/view/1101

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MFA in Visual Studies Presents Martin Kersels

The MFA in Visual Studies program presents Los-Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels in a free, public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday October 8, part of PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artists Lecture Series.

Los Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels has long used art as a forum for wrestling with the limitations and possibilities of being a fully embodied, sentient and emotional being.

He employs a range of media, from sculpture and photography to video and performance. He has worked on staff at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the UCLA Art Department, and currently serves as a faculty member and co-director of the art program at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Kersel’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the J. Paul Getty Museum and ACME in Los Angeles, Deitch Projects in New York, and the Galerie Georges-Phillipe and Nathalie Vallois in Paris. His pieces are in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, La Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris. 

MFA in Visual Studies Lecture | Martin Kersels
6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8 | The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.

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Etsy Participates in PNCA–CYAN/PDX Cultural Residency Series

PNCA welcomes Etsy’s Matt Stinchcomb for the PNCA-CYAN/PDX Cultural Residency Series, including a public lecture and a range of interactions with the PNCA community.

Portland’s DIY culture continues to be recognized internationally as a central hub of the American DIY movement, celebrated as a collective of creative talent with a progressive approach to the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the PNCA–CYAN/PDX Cultural Residency Series.

Salon | Digitally Building the DIY Community
Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade
A Conversation with Matt Stinchcomb of Etsy
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7
CYAN/PDX, 1720 S.W. Fourth Ave.

A Gerding Edlen Project with Pacific Northwest College of Art. Part of the PNCA– CYAN/PDXCultural Residency Series.

Posted on 10/06 at 09:24 AM

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