Bravo Alumni - August 2018

August 03, 2018


Biggest congratulations to Lehuauakea Fernandez '18 who was awarded the Lawrence Duckler New Arts Award in the 2018 Recent Graduates Exhibition at Blackfish Gallery for her piece “Mele o Nā Kaukani Wai" (Song of a Thousand Waters). Check out her website here

Fernandez.jpg#asset:13290“Mele o Nā Kaukani Wai” by Lehuauakea Fernandez '18

Angela Maree Saenz ‘18 was awarded the opportunity to exhibit paintings from her thesis at the Recent Grads show at Blackfish Gallery as a featured PNCA alum. Check out her website here.

Molly Alloy MFA ‘18  is now Community Engagement Coordinator at the Washington County Museum, a small museum located on the Rock Creek PCC Campus that is working to continue featuring local history and culture while expanding their focus on engagement, access, and inclusion. Alloy will be overseeing marketing and communications and will be working to help them establish and deepen relationships to the many communities and cultures within the area as well as supporting internal equity work. She’s honored to have this exciting opportunity. Check out her website here.

The SciFi Collective, a collaboration between Grayson Bear ‘18, egg dahl ‘18, Travis Geoghegan MFA ‘18, and Madeleine Barbier ‘18, was awarded a 2018 Residency from the c3: Working Library Residency. The jury, which includes Laura O’Quin MFA ‘16 and Jodie Cavalier MFA ‘12, recognized projects that engage with societal critique via community participation. During their residency, the SciFi Collective proposes to evaluate the role sci-fi plays in social critique as well as the development of an equitable society. They plan to host community conversations, critiques, screenings, and readings centered around science fiction media, eventually leading to a publication.


Kaitlyn Nelson '17 has been BUSY! In 2017, she founded Gyre V, a surrealist performing arts troop. Gyre V performs improvisational narratives in a mode that is sublime, mystical and avant guard. The troop brings a sense of guardianship, spirit, animal, feminist and ecological stewardship to the varying audiences. Most of Gyre V's performance work is free and for the public. "We do it for the sake of ecological stewardship, strangeness, delight, and artistic entitlement," says Kaitlyn. They're currently working on "Emcee Wakes," which is scheduled for the night of August 4th - 5th at the 2018 Hypnagogia festival. Visit their Facebook page if you're interested in attending!

2018 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts was brimming with PNCA alumni! The focus exhibition this year was Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing. Alumnus Josh Hughes ‘17 MFA ‘19 was an invited artist, delivering the opening day Artist's Talk and showing a number of his 3D printed works. Alumna Barbara Kinzle ‘08, who works at Form3D, one of Portland's leading 3D fabrication shops, gave a talk on 3D scanning. Jenna Reineking MFA ‘17 and Nick Patton MFA ‘15 took their Tumblewheel Studios to the Festival for three days of art workshops. Tumblewheel is a 2001 Bluebird school bus they are converting into a traveling art classroom and maker space. Nick Patton had work in the juried exhibition: Artist's Vision. Andrew Newell ‘17Matthew Berger, and Mazey Moon ‘21 collaborated on a sculpture (above) made out of discarded 3D prints. Julian Voss-Andreae ‘04 and Lindsey Rhoads also had work in the festival. What a showing! See pictures in the PNCA press release!


Lauren Stumpf MFA ‘16 Director of Stores for MadeHere PDX, along with her staff that includes Jenna Reineking MFA VS ‘17, Angelica Millan MFA VS '17, and Corrin Olson MFA VS ‘17, has successfully opened their 4th retail location, MadeHere Home on Stark in Southeast Portland. This location focuses on Portland made furniture, lighting, home goods and accessories. Lauren has also been elected as the first ever Graduate Studies Alumna to the PNCA Board of Governors! She will serve a two-year term as an Alumna Governor. This is in addition to co-curating with Jessie Spiess Werner MFA ‘14 the 2nd annual alumni salon show, Unlimited 2018, this September as a part of PAGE Space’s 2018-2019 exhibition programming.

Hazel Miller ‘16 was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for emerging figurative artists to pursue a self-designed residency for six months and produce a series of large oil paintings. Congratulations Hazel! Check out her website here.

BriAnna Rosen MFA '16 was interviewed on Art and About PDX about running Killjoy Collective, a Feminist Art Gallery in Portland. Killjoy Collective includes fellow alumni Maggie-Rose Condit MFA '16, E.M. Fuller MFA '16, and Rachel Rosenkoetter MFA '16Listen to the whole interview here!


Carly Mandel ‘15 was invited to be part of a panel discussion at the Rubin Museum in NYC for the month of July as part of their Disability Awareness Month. Check out her website here.

Chisel Creative, a design build company by Rachel Mckenna MFA ‘15, will be moving to Eugene. Through Chisel Creative and its Apprenticeship Program and Community Learning Classes, Rachel has worked to make art and design education accessible to everyone interested in creative making. In Eugene, Rachel will also pursue her football career with the Eugene Lady Hawks, good luck Rachel! Check out her website here.


Demian DinéYazhi’ '14


On June 4, 2018, the The Ford Family Foundation announced the names of five Oregon visual artists who have been recognized as this year's Hallie Ford Fellows. Among those named was PNCA alumna Demian DinéYazhi’ ‘14. Demian will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 30 other talented artists as a Hallie Ford Fellow. Read the full press release here.


Wow! Western Arts Alliance (WAA) has just announced that Anthony Hudson '13 was one of the first three artists selected for the Native Launchpad Program which aims to create touring and presentation opportunities for indigenous performing artists. Anthony will receive support totaling $40,000 in the form of project grants, travel, mentoring/coaching, professional development, and promotion. Read all about this new initiative here

Terrific news: Edward Trover MFA ‘13 was promoted in March 2018 to Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. For the past 2.5 years, Edward had served as the Registrar/Preparator at Swope. See what he’s up to in his studio practice at


On June 4, 2018, the The Ford Family Foundation announced the names of five Oregon visual artists who have been recognized as this year's Hallie Ford Fellows. Among those named was PNCA alumna Elizabeth Malaska MFA ‘11. Elizabeth will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 30 other talented artists as a Hallie Ford Fellow. Read the full press release here.


Chris Freeman ‘10 is starting up the 4th season of Boathouse Microcinema this fall. It will be the first with a new team of collaborators! Check out his website here.


Sarah Meadows ‘08 was the June artist-in-residence at Hewnoaks Artist Colony in Maine. Sounds dreamy… congrats, Sarah! Browse Sarah’s portfolio online.

Erin Walters '08 was the personal makeup artist to Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), for his "This Is America" music video directed by Hiro Murai. The video is critically acclaimed and up for 7 MTV music video awards including Video of the Year and Best Video with a Message.


As a photography major at PNCA, Maile Thiesen ‘07 learned about the importance of organized files and standardized folder structures early on in her digital photography and video classes. Since graduating, she has built a career specializing in media archiving and digital asset management at cultural heritage and higher education institutions and was recently promoted from Digital Asset Technical Specialist to Lead Technical Analyst at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Congratulations Maile!

Miles Cleveland Goodwin '07 was featured in Hyperallergic about his exhibition Horseshoe Bend at Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Read the whole feature here!

A piece by Alison Provax '07 was the header image for the most recent issue of the Ann Friedman Weekly. Go Alison!


“Quantum Meditation” by Julian Voss-Andreae '04


Brenda Mallory ‘04 has been racking up residency opportunities! She received the Signal Fire Outpost Residency for August, the Bullseye Glass Residency in September, and the Ucross Foundation Fellowship for Native American Visual Artist in November/December. Congrats, Brenda!

Julian Voss-Andreae ‘04 is working on a large public art work for the new Virgin Hotel in Dallas, TX. The 10’ tall, 3,500 lbs sculpture, titled “Quantum Meditation,” depicts a kneeling female figure in slices of stainless steel that appears solid from the side but virtually disappears when viewed from the front at the direction of Gee gaze. “Quantum Meditation” will be displayed temporarily in front of the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of the Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2018 in September and October. In December it will travel to Art Maimi/Art Basel to be displayed outside the Art Miami tent. Final installation is in February 2019 in Dallas. You can follow the progress of the sculpture and other news from Julian’s studio via his Instagram feed. Way to go Julian!

Another 2004 alumna has also been BUSY! Midore Hirose '04 received positive reviews for her show, Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids) in Santa Barbara at MCASB which closed June 3rd. Since then, PMOMA and KSMoCA have invited Midore to exhibit the work at KSMoCA International Art Fair this August 10-12 for Converge45. The fair will be held at PICA. Champagne, her experimental performance with collaborator, Mia Ferm, Cinema Projects Board Member was well received at Linda Austin’s Performance Works NW space about a week ago. They've been asked if Champagne would perform again in August 19th at Variable. Midore also started an art collective called, Mixed Needs Plastics. Our site is live as of a couple days go!  They can also be found on Instagram. Lastl - whew! - Midore is pleased to announce that the residency program End of Summer (EOS) will be in full swing again at Yale Union the whole month of August. Midore will be the EOS program liaison. What a slew of good news!


The Center for Health and Healing at the Oregon Health and Science University recently selected two paintings by Angela Passalacqua ‘88 for their permanent collection. Congrats, Angela!


Kim Foren ‘86, the owner of Geranium Lake Flowers, recently celebrated 25 years of business. What a landmark, congrats Kim!


Congratulations to Barb Gipple '85 for receiving an Honorable Mention at the Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery Arts in Edmonds Washington for her painting Ochre Hills, for the inclusion of three of her paintings in the Anacortes Arts Festivals Arts at the Port Juried Exhibition in Anacrotes, WA, and for her participation in the Artist Trust Juried Benefit Art Auction, Seattle, WA. Browse her portfolio here!


Diane Avio-Augee ‘80 as invited to give a presentation about her paintings for Picture This, an educational program for the visually impaired at the Portland Art Museum.


Contemporary Art Daily released an article on Address, a series of sculptures produced in the last two decades by Richard Rezac ‘74 at The Renaissance Society in Chicago. These pieces showcase the logic of geometry and the elusive mechanisms of interpretation.


Lucinda Parker ‘66 was one of eleven women photographed by K.B. Dixon for Oregon ArtWatch’s In the Frame: Eleven Women, which “captures the essence in black and white [photography of eleven people] who've helped shape Portland's creative soul… The faces here are those of talented and dedicated people who have contributed in significant ways to the character and culture of Portland, people who make this city what it is, people whose legacies are destined to be part of our cultural history.” Among the other women photographed are Martha Lee, owner of Russo Lee Gallery, which has shown PNCA alumni work for decades and which is a revered and essential part of the local art world; and Monica Drake, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and PNCA faculty member and founder of the PNCA’s BFA in Creative Writing program.


The Brooklyn Rail released an article on Duane Zaloudek '56 on his early years and ongoign painting practice. Check it out! Congrats Duane!