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PNCA alumna awarded the 21st Bonnie Bronson Fellowship

Pat Boas ‘98 joins the ranks of numerous PNCA faculty and alumni as a recipient of the prestigious award honoring artists from the Pacific Northwest. She will be honored at a reception at Reed College on April 18.

The Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award was founded in memory of Pacific Northwest artist Bonnie Bronson ‘61, who died in a climbing accident in August of 1990. The Bronson Fund has for each of the past 21 years honored an artist from the Pacific Northwest with a fellowship and the purchase of their work for the Bonnie Bronson Collection. These works are stored at Reed College and on exhibition throughout the campus. There will be a reception honoring Boas at Reed College in the Gray Lounge on Wednesday April 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Pat Boas is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, PDX Contemporary and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, the Boise Art Museum, the Salt Lake Art Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming and Seattle’s Consolidated Works. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers and a catalog, “”Record Record,”” was published by the Art Gym in 2009. The recipient of several grants and awards for her studio work, she has written articles and exhibition reviews for such publications as Art Papers and artUS. Boas is an assistant professor of Art Practice in the Department of Art at Portland State University where she is coordinator of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio program.

Previous Bonnie Bronson fellows have included notable alumni Judy Hill ‘96, Ann Hughes ‘94, Malia Jensen ‘89, Lucinda Parker ‘66 and PNCA Faculty Nan Curtis, David Eckard, and MK Guth. 

PNCA hosted a retrospective for Bonnie Bronson this last September, celebrating 30 years of Northwest influence. There are photos on PNCA’s flickr site of the exhibition, and exhibition catalogs are available at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Image: Pat Boas, (detail) June 22, 2008, Inside the Interrogation of a 9/11 Mastermind, 2009, From the series: NYT Little People, Gouache on paper.

Posted on 03/26 at 11:13 AM

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Spring Break Hours

Spring Break from March 26 – April 1.
Monday – Saturday 8am-10pm
Sunday 9am-10pm
Normal hours resume Monday April 2.

Posted on 03/26 at 10:45 AM

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MFA in Collaborative Design program exhibits at Emory University

Matthew Lippincott and Molly Danielsson, mentors for the MFA in Collaborative Design’s Sanitation, Hygiene, and Integrated Technologies lab from fall semester, are part of an exhibition at the Center for Disease Control at Emory University. Constructive Interference  is an interdisciplinary exploration of the impact of safe sanitation on human health that brings together artists and scientists from Emory University.

The exhibition runs March 19 – May 16. There is a reception March 26 at 5:30 pm in Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 6001. Lippincott and Danielsson present The Cloacina Project which “seeks to create open-source ecological alternatives to waterborne sewage in the urban West. We live in Portland, Oregon, and are currently engaging the public on regulatory reform of sanitation practices.”

They will also launch Sewer Catastrophe Companion: Dry Toilets for Wet Disasters, a handbook on emergency sanitation created by students from the Collaborative Design studio. Pre-release copies of the handbook will be available at the exhibition.

Posted on 03/23 at 05:05 PM

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MFA in Visual Studies Alum Performs in NYC

Faculty and Alumnus Sean Joseph Patrick Carney releases a new book at Printed Matter, Inc.

After receiving acclaim from Jezebel and Gawker for his previous publications, Carney releases his newest book, #DRUGS, at the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists.

Social Malpractice Publishing is pleased to announce a special event at Printed Matter, Inc. Carney will perform at 6:00 pm on Friday March 23 at Printed Matter, Inc (195 10th ave, New York, NY 10011).

#DRUGS, a new book by Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, is a collection of nonfiction essays by the artist detailing events centered around self-administered psychedelic experiences. In conjunction with the book launch, Carney will deliver a special stand-up performance recounting some of the hysterical hysteria that ensued while under the influence. These stories, simultaneously funny and sad, speak to the recklessness of youth, male camaraderie, immersive experience, and both the sincere and superficial reasons we get high.

About Printed Matter, Inc
Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and artworkers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists’ projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue – or artistic medium – for artists’ projects and ideas. Finally, in December of 2005 Printed Matter moved into our current storefront location in Chelsea with big windows and greatly increased display and exhibition space. Recognized for years as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art.

Posted on 03/23 at 03:37 PM

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Betty Feves Exhibition Featured on OPB

The upcoming Betty Feves retrospective was featured on Monday’s edition of Oregon Public Broadcasting news.

In a web article titled “Pendleton Artist Subject of Retrospective,” April Baer of OPB followed the Museum’s staff as they traveled to Pendleton to visit the private home of Feves and get a first-hand look into the work of a woman with a modernist approach to northwest ceramics. Baer wrote “The staff of the Museum of Contemporary Craft is having Christmas in March this year. They’re unpacking the life’s work of the late Betty Feves, a sculptor who worked on the vanguard of clay construction in the late 20th Century. She’s the subject of a 40-year career retrospective in an exhibition that  opens this Thursday.”

Read the article to get a first hand look into the unpacking of Feves work, and listen to the podcast that was featured on the radio.

Posted on 03/12 at 07:33 PM

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Deniz Conger named in “Forty Under 40”

A person integral to the growth and development of PNCA’s strategic planning recently received some notable Portland attention. Deniz Conger, Senior Director of Philanthropy for Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft was named Honorable Mention in Portland Business Journal’s 2012 edition of their “Forty under 40”. Conger made the cut of the top 150 business and non-profit employees out of 1000 people nominated. PNCA is proud to highlight the efforts of one of its hard working employees.

Posted on 03/12 at 04:44 PM

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MoCC Curator Namita Wiggers on Think Out Loud

In anticipation of the exhibition Generations: Betty Feves opening March 15, OPB’s Think Out Loud talked with Museum of Contemporary Craft Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers as she was at the Feves home in Pendleton, Oregon selecting and preparing objects to be shipped to the Museum for the exhibition. You can hear a podcast on the Think Out Loud website of Wiggers talking with Think Out Loud’s Dave Miller about Feves’ importance to craft and to the region as a mentor, educator, and activist on behalf of the arts.

Posted on 03/05 at 03:06 PM

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