Barry Sanders, Founding Co-Chair of the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research speaks this Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Stanford University as part of Environment and War Week. Sanders is author of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of U.S. Militarism, a new investigation that examines in detail the environmental impact of US military interventions overseas. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny surrounding the social and economic impacts of the defense policies of the US government, Sanders explores a completely different aspect of the situation and positions military activity as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis, looking at everything from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns. Barry Sanders is the author of 14 books and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, once for his book A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word and again for Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000. He was professor of History of Ideas and English at Pitzer College. Sanders talk takes place Thursday, March 1, 7 PM in the Tressider Oak Room.
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) exceeded its fundraising goal, raising more than $100,000 in support of student scholarships at the 4th Annual Benefit Art Auction with Bonhams on February 22 at The Nines Hotel.
The Benefit Art Auction is one of the College’s signature annual benefits helping to meet the needs of student scholarships and financial assistance. More than 93% of PNCA’s 500-plus BFA and MFA students receive financial aid.
Under the volunteer leadership of Honorary Chair Jordan D. Schnitzer and Auction Committee Co-Chairs Sheryl Acheson and Tori Bryer, this year’s Auction featured a remarkable collection of works by more than 24 artists including David Hockney, Katherine Bowling, Anne Crumpacker ’11, and Manuel Izquierdo ’51.
The PNCA Benefit Art Auction is February 23 at The Nines. Artwork to be auctioned off is currently on display at the Heathman Hotel through February 21, and the full auction catalog is available online. For the fourth year, PNCA is working with auction house Bonhams, and CEO Malcolm Barber will again preside over the PNCA Benefit Art Auction. Read a feature on Malcolm Barber on Untitled Magazine and check out photos of the Benefit Preview event. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased by calling 503.821.8887 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Illustration majors had work accepted into the prestigious and highly competitive Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition this year. Open to all BFA illustration students across the country, 200+ images are juried into the show from over 7000 entries. The winning entries are then juried again for scholarship awards that go toward tuition, supplies, etc. This portion of the judging is yet to be finalized.
Sera Stanton ‘12, Samantha Mash ‘13, and Jeffrey Versoi ‘13 will have their work displayed in the Museum of American Illustration in NYC with the opening reception on May 9. The show runs through June 2. Their work will also be printed in the show catalog that is distributed around the country.
PNCA’s Illustration program fuses professional practice with personal vision, pushing to students to develop the hybrid skill-set needed to flourish in today’s dynamic, multi-media marketplace. Learn more about the current students and faculty of the Illustration program on the Illustration Tumblr site.
Emily Ginsburg, Chair of Intermedia, Associate Professor in Printmaking and MFA Visual Studies is featured in the latest issue of The 22. The 22 is an annual arts and literature online magazine that explores connections and intersections between the works of artists, musicians and writers. Find the feature on pages 74-83 of the issue.
Maurizio Cattelan interviews MSHR, Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy ‘09, for MUSEMAGAZINE.IT. He met them at the Tate when Oregon Painting Society performed there for No Soul For Sale. Birch and Brenna handed him a cassette tape…though he protested he didn’t have a cassette player. The interview took place in Milan at the end of MSHR’s month-long tour.