The MFA in Visual Studies program exhibits the work of its first year students this summer at Disjecta. 13 graduate students present Stray Fires, July 10-August 7, including an opening night reception from 6-10 pm.
“Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE – 2010 CE)”:http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/index.php?f=2010_07_weiwei will open to the public on July 15 at Museum of Contemporary Craft. “Join now”:http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/membership.php to secure your spot at the Members’ Preview on July 14, and witness the first West Coast museum exhibition of the artist’s work.
Artforum critic Stephanie Snyder reviews “Land Art: David Shaner”:http://www.artforum.com/picks/section=us#picks25853, on view through August 7 at Museum of Contemporary Craft. The ceramics exhibition is framed in contemporary dialogue that draws “connections between his craft philosophy and the Earthworks movement.”
Now on view in the Feldman Gallery + Project Space, “Monsters of Web Comics 2.0”:http://www.pnca.edu/news/press/871/feldman-gallery-project-space-to-host-monsters-of-web-comics-20 showcases a wide variety of contemporary sequential narrative including comedy, autobiography, drama, history, science fiction and sociopolitical commentary.
Author and critic Roberta Brandes Gratz will read from and discuss her book The Battle for Gotham on June 23. PNCA Faculty and Writer-in-Residence Barry Sanders mediates the dicussion and a light reception follows. Presented by PNCA and Architecture Foundation of Oregon.
The Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to present an exhibition of selected prints from the collection of art patron and collector Jordan D. Schnitzer. The works were each produced at Gemini G.E.L. by Master Printer James Reid in collaboration with prominent contemporary artists Ellsworth Kelly, John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra and Robert Gober, among others. Gemini G.E.L. is an artists’ workshop and publisher of limited edition prints and sculptures founded in 1966 in Los Angeles.
Read the full “press release”:http://www.pnca.edu/news/press/866/feldman-gallery-to-host-collaborations-dialogues-selections-from-the-jordan-schnitzer-print-collection.
PNCA Faculty members Daniel Duford and David Eckard are two of three Oregon visual artists named Hallie Ford Fellows today by The Ford Family Foundation. This is the inaugural year for the Visual Arts Program and the Hallie Ford Fellowship—the recipients named are awarded $25,000 each for demonstrating excellence in their work and exhibiting significant potential for future accomplishments.
From the press release:
“These $25,000 unrestricted fellowships are meant to give artists what we are told they value most—additional resources to expand their think and work time to explore, create or complete new work,” stated Norm Smith, President of the Foundation. “We know from national research that artists typically use these funds to make progress on or finish a body of work, develop new concepts or a new project, even purchase art supplies, organize a presentation of their work, or for additional education, training and travel related to their work. For some, these funds also help cover essential daily needs such as healthcare, food and shelter.”
“The jury noted the selected fellows are sophisticated makers of fine art and craft whose interdisciplinary work illustrates both superior craftsmanship and conceptual rigor. Their work articulates groundbreaking potential for innovative developments in the visual arts while simultaneously remaining grounded in the classical modes of production, echoing a sensitivity to the traditions of craft.”
“The fellowships are the first of seven program facets being launched this year as part of the Foundation’s $3.5 million, five-year visual arts program established in the memory of Mrs. Hallie Ford. Knowledgeable Pacific Northwest arts leaders helped frame the overall program.”
Daniel Duford teaches Advanced Studios, Foundations, Illustration, Intermedia, and Sculpture, in addition to writing. In 1996, he received a BFA in Studio Art from University of New Mexico. He has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, primarily in the Pacific Northwest and in the Northeastern US. He has received a number of public and private commissions and awards. He is a regular guest lecturer and panelist and has published regularly in ArtNews, The Organ, The Bear Deluxe and Ceramics: Art and Perception.
David Eckard is Chair of the Sculpture Department and Associate Professor of Intermedia and Sculpture. He received a BFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. He explores ideas through found objects, drawings, installations and performative interventions. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. David was most recently acknowledged by a jury of his peers with the award of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship for 2010. His work has been written about in Flash Art, The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, Sculpture and The Chicago Tribune.
Pacific Northwest College of Art congratulates Kurt Hollomon and Janice Packard ‘92, two of six recipients of the prestigious Oregon Art Educator Awards for the 2010-11 school year and sponsored by the Oregon Art Education Association.
PNCA Faculty member Kurt Hollomon was announced as the 2010-11 Oregon Art Educator of the Year. Kurt is an illustrator and former designer who has taught at PNCA since 2000. His son, Jake Hollomon, graduated from PNCA in 2008, and they recently took a trip to New York together and blogged about it on Untitled Magazine.
PNCA alumna Janice Packard teaches at Estacada High School and sits among the six award recipients as Secondary Art Educator of the Year. She received a BFA in Painting from the College in 1992 and was recently chosen to exhibit work in the 2010 Juried Art Exhibit sponsored by the Gresham Art Commission at Gresham City Hall, May 18-July 8.
They will be honored along with the four other award recipients at the OAEA Conference in October at the Portland Art Museum.
PNCA is proud to acknowledge the outstanding work of its 2010 MFA Graduate Awards recipients. The MFA in Visual Studies program presented the awards at the 2010 Commencement Ceremony. Please join us in congratulating them on their commendable work!
Nashoba Temperly – MFA in Visual Studies Departmental Award
Laura Hughes – MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Award
Ben Ediger – MFA in Visual Studies Chair’s Award
The thesis work of the 2010 MFA graduates is on display through June 26 as part of the 2010 Thesis Exhibitions at the Goldsmith Building, 20 NW 5th Ave. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12-6 pm.
Following the close of the Spring 2010 semester, Summer Hours are now in effect at all PNCA buildings.
PNCA Main Campus Building
M-F 9am – 5pm
1302 NW Kearny St.
Portland, OR 97209
Same hours as Main Campus building.
The Stevens Building
1432 NW Johnson St.
Hours: Open according to the MFA and BFA Thesis Show hours and Smart Works programs schedule. Call PNCA for more information, 503-226-4391.
Masters of Fine Art in Visual Studies 2010 graduates are featured in the MFA Thesis Exhibition currently on view at the Goldsmith Building. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 pm through June 26, 2010.
MFA Thesis Exhibition
20 NW 5th Avenue