Course Reserves in Your Library

OCAC Library is proud to present our course reserves in a new way. While many are already familiar with our reserves, we wanted to reintroduce this section of our library now that it has a face lift.

1267001_10151897708861204_1655495484_oThe reserves are generally materials set aside by faculty to supplement the classes they teach. If you are taking Plant Ecology, you will find a number of helpful books and plant guides that have been placed in the reserves. Plant specimens are also available to use in the library for practice identification (or just for inspiration). For letterpress and papermaking, there are a multitude of books examining process and structure. These are available in the library, any time, for student and OCAC community use. Some materials can be checked out for limited periods or otherwise utilized in the library. The reserve collection is housed in our periodical room right next to the reference materials. These collections have been placed together for your studying convenience.

In addition to this physical space, there is now an online platform for students to use. Our population on campus is diverse and the library hours do not meet the needs of all of our students. If you find yourself at home and need to look at the list of reserved books you can do so starting Spring term. Go to the library website, then click on More Library Resources and Course Reserves. This will take you to a table including what classes currently have books reserved. You can then click on your class and see the list of books that are here.

Faculty can even come here to find information on creating a new reserve collection for their class.

Reserves

OCAC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 10.20.14

LUNCHTIME TALK: MARGIE LIVINGSTON
MON OCT 20 | 12:45-1:45pm | Centrum Studio
Meet OCAC Artist-In-Residence, Margie Livingston, and learn about her studio practice, methodology and philosophy of making. MORE >

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING
SAT OCT 25 | 9am–12pm | OCAC Campus 
Saturday life drawing is an opportunity for you to draw independently. There is no instructor. No preregistration is needed, just stop by the front desk on the day you wish to attend and pay for your class. Adults only please. Cost is $7 per session for OCAC students, OCAC members, and the Nike Design Atelier and the cost for general public is $11. Model: Amanda

RACC ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR INSTALLATIONS AT THE PORTAND BUILDING
Submission deadline WED NOV 5 | 5pm

The Regional Arts & Culture Council invites students, or student teams, currently enrolled in an Oregon college/university program, to submit proposals for temporary installations in the lobby of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland. Three installations, each approximately four weeks long, will be featured from March 2015 through August 2015. Students selected will receive a $500 honorarium. Download RFP. Dowload Budget Form.


STUDENT AND ALUMNI HOLIDAY SALE CALL FOR ENTRIES
OCAC will host its annual sale of student and alumni work November 28-30. There is no entry fee for artists and participants will receive 60% of their sale proceeds. All current undergraduate, graduate, and Studio School students and OCAC alumni are encouraged to participate.  REGISTER by FRI NOV 21 @ 5PM.MORE

ALUMNA LIZZY GLADSTONE AND MARGARET HADEN SELECTED AS 2015 NICHE AWARDS PROFESSIONAL FINALISTS
Lizzy Gladstone (BFA ’12) is a finalist in the professional fashion accessories, handbag category and Margaret Haden (Post Baccalaureate ’11) is a finalist in the professional ceramics functional category. The winners will be announced at the Niche Awards ceremony January 17, 2015 in Washington DC at the American Made Show.


BARBARA TETENBAUM, BOOK ARTS DEPARTMENT HEAD, EXHIBITS NEW WORK
Engage: Color, Ritual & Material | Kutztown University, PA | OCT 16–NOV 22
The exhibition focuses on how artists use color, ritual, and material manipulation both in their own practice and in their teaching. MORE>
Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: Paper | MONA Keary, NE | OCT 17–JAN 18
Barb joins printmakers, book artists, sculptors, and painters whom delve into cutting, forming, folding, or pressing paper to create small to monumental works of art. MORE>

OCAC FACULTY KARL BURKHEIMER AND HEIDI SCHWEGLER FEATURED IN DRAIN MAGAZINE
Check out Never Perfect, Never Done, Never Resolved: An interview with MFA Chair, Karl Burkheimer by OCAC alumni Joshua West Smith and Peripheral Ruin: An interview with Associate Chair MFA in AC+D Heidi Schwelger by MFA AC+D student Avantika Bawa.

CATHERINE CHANDLER EXHIBITS WORK AT TACOMA ART MUSEUM
OCT 18–FEB 1 | Opening Reception OCT 18 6-9pm
Catherine Chandler, Metals Department Studio Manager and OCAC Alumna (’14), participates in Protective Ornament: Contemporary Amulets to Armor, a group show that ranges from protective hardware (physical fortification) and protective “software” (faith-based adornment), underlining the crucial safeguarding function of jewelry and other wearable ornaments. Catherine’s work is also featured the books On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to AmuletsBehind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin StemsandRing a Day: 700 Photos from a 365 Day Jewelry Challenge.

I Inter-library Loan and So Can You

You may hear the library staff throw around the term “ILL” or “inter-library loan” frequently. What is this? Inter-library loan is an amazing program that allows us to easily acquire books for students, faculty and staff that we might not be able to have in our own library. Maybe you’d like some super obscure and specific book that OCAC library just doesn’t have. Maybe you’ve looked in your local library and they don’t have it either. Come in and speak with Elsa, your librarian, to discuss the possibility of inter-library loans. Is there perhaps a library in Wisconsin or New York that owns the item? WE CAN GET IT!!

Through the power of ILL we can order anything nationally or even internationally and have it conveniently delivered to our holds shelf. You are even notified by email when it arrives. How easy!

Check out our online catalog to search for books and get inspired.

OCAC Weekly Announcements

WELCOME NEW OCAC ARTIST–IN–RESIDENCE
OCAC’s Artist–In–Residence program is pleased to welcome Margie Livingston to campus for the next six weeks. Margie will be available Wednesdays 3-5pm in her studio in the tiny house, accessible from the back parking lot by the wood studio, and available by email at mlivingston@ocac.edu.Margie Livingston received her M.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington. Her awards include a residency at the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute in Shenzhen, China, in 2008; a Fulbright Scholarship in 2001, the Arts Innovator Award in 2010, the Neddy Fellowship in Painting in 2010, and the Betty Bowen Annual Memorial Award in 2006. She is a finalist for the Portland Art Museum’s 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. She is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Livingston’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, the Seattle Art Museum, the City of Seattle, King County, and the Henry Art Gallery.Bobbi Woods and Evan Baden are also on campus as Instructors-In-Residence in the MFA program and photography, respectively. Bobbi will have open studio hours in room 222 of the thesis building Wednesdays12-4pm and by appointment, and Evan will have open studio hours in the shared MFA studio space Wednesdays 11am-1pm. Bobbi can be contacted at bwoods@ocac.edu and Evan can be contacted atebaden@ocac.edu.


REGISTER TO VOTE
DEADLINE TUE OCT 14
Just a friendly reminder to register to vote, or update your registration info if you have moved in the last year.
There are some online tools for this now:
Check your voter status if you think you are registered but can’t remember
Register to vote or update your mailing address with Oregon driver’s license or call the elections office if you don’t have an Oregon driver’s license – (503) 988-3720.
Rock the Vote has assembled all pertinent info with a graphically pleasing interface.
The deadline to register is October 14! You can change your address up until election day.
Non-members of the OCAC community can register to vote at their local library. Your local branch may also offer ballot drop off services on election day!

OCAC FACULTY MARK RUPERT PARTICIPATES IN ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM AT LEWIS AND CLARK
OCT 15-17 | Lewis and Clark | 615 SW Palatine Hill Road | Portland
Photography Department Head Mark Rupert will participate in Artistic Representation of Iconic Landscapes, a Environmental Affairs Symposium at Lewis and Clark. The art of iconic landscapes provides a way to look at how art shapes how humans interact with the ecological environment. There are many places in the world that have become hubs for artistic pilgrims who capture the beauty and culture of the landscape. MORE >

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING
SAT OCT 18 | 9am–12pm | OCAC Campus
Saturday life drawing is an opportunity for you to draw independently. There is no instructor. No preregistration is needed, just stop by the front desk on the day you wish to attend and pay for your class. Adults only please. Cost is $7 per session for OCAC students, OCAC members, and the Nike Design Atelier and the cost for general public is $11.

LUNCHTIME TALK: MARGIE LIVINGSTON
MON OCT 20 | 12:45-1:45pm | Centrum Studio
Meet OCAC Artist-in-Residence, Margie Livingston, and learn about her studio practice, methodology and philosophy of making. MORE >

LUNCHTIME TALK: EVAN BADEN
MON NOV 17 | 12:45-1:45pm | Centrum Studio
Meet OCAC Artist-in-Residence, Evan Baden, and learn about his artistic practice. MORE >

STUDENT AND ALUMNI HOLIDAY SALE CALL FOR ENTRIES
OCAC will host its annual sale of student and alumni work November 28-30. There is no entry fee for artists and participants will receive 60% of their sale proceeds. All current undergraduate, graduate, and Studio School students and OCAC alumni are encouraged to participate.  REGISTER by FRI NOV 21 @ 5PM.MORE>

Metals

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The OCAC Metals department now has their very own facebook page. The page features student work and lets the community know about what’s going on at OCAC as well as events in the metals art world. Check it out for yourself here.

Also take a look at just a small selection of Metals related resources at OCAC Library.

OCAC Weekly Announcements

VISITING ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION:
THE NEW DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS
MON OCT 6 | 7pm | DPP Building
Please join us for a presentation and discussion: Making It Naturally: the New Design Entrepreneurs. The panelists, comprised of West Coast artists/designers/makers, employ a hybrid of artisan-care, environmental sensitivity and local manufacturing.  Bobby Bonaparte, Max Kingery, Kathy Hattori and Lydia Wendt .


DESIGN ADVOCACY: A CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN S SZENASY
TUES OCT 7 | 6-8pm | 421 NE 10th
Susan Szenasy, longtime Editor in Chief and Publisher of Metropolis magazine and metropolismag.com, in collaboration with ScoutBooks will be giving a lecture at the MFA AC+D Bison building. PURCHASE TICKETS


DESIGN WEEK OPEN HOUSE AT AC+D STUDIOS
WED OCT 8 | 4-7pm | 421 NE 10th
Come meet new and returning MFA AC+D students and experience their work at the Bison Building. MORE>

OCAC JURIED STUDENT SHOW
OCT 9-NOV 23 | Opening Reception THUR OCT 9 4-6pm | Hoffman Gallery
The juried OCAC Student Exhibition offers a glimpse at the new artistic directions of OCAC’s degree and continuing education students. Innovative approaches, stylized techniques and personal imagery contribute to pieces ranging from utilitarian to conceptual to autobiographical.

EMILY NACHISON PARTICIPATES IN DESIGN WEEK PANEL DISCUSSION
THUR OCT 9 | 5:30-7pm | 70 NW Couch St
Fibers Department Chair Emily Nachison participates in University of Oregon “Design Discourse Exchange with Sara Huston” a Design Week discussion panel at the University of Oregon. MORE>

REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE PRESENTS BOXCAR ONE: ARTIST SERIES
THUR OCT 9 | 4–8pm | 911 SE Salmon St

Following the success of the Boxcar One debut in June 2014 at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Revolution Design House has invited 30 artists to turn a Boxcar succulent planter set into a truly unique piece of art. The amazing results range widely in artistic medium, style, and concept, and will be shown during a one night pop-up gallery during Design Week Portland. Participating artists include OCAC faculty Heidi Schwegler, Ben Ediger, and OCAC Alum Todd Isaacs, Amanda Wall-Graf, Derek Faust, Erik Newgard and Justin Nickles.MORE>

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING
SAT OCT 11 | 9am–12pm | OCAC Campus 
Saturday life drawing is an opportunity for you to draw independently. There is no instructor. No preregistration is needed, just stop by the front desk on the day you wish to attend and pay for your class. Adults only please.
Cost is $7 per session for OCAC students, OCAC members, and the Nike Design Atelier and the cost for general public is $11. Model: to be arranged.

ANNA FIDLER EXHIBITS AT CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART
OCT 1–NOV 1 |
134 NW 8th Avenue
A Dream within a Dream, the newest body of work by OCAC Faculty Anna Filder opens this month at Charles A Hartman Fine Art. Fidler’s paintings are slow and hypnotic in style and mysterious in plot and conclusion.MORE>

SHELLEY SOCOLOFSKY EXHIBITS AT NHIA
OCT 3–NOV 5 |
148 Concord ST Manchester, NH
OCAC Fibers Department Faculty Shelley Socolofsky participates in The Art is the Cloth group exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. MORE>

3M Cloud Library

Washington County Cooperative Library Services, of which OCAC is a member, has recently acquired a new E-book service through 3M Products. E-books from the new system will be viewable in the Online Public Catalog. You can then check them out right there and download to your tablet or device over the local wifi. Its a pretty intuitive system that will be much more user friendly. Library2Go, the previously E-book platform for the county, will still be available to patrons.

Check out their website or read the user guide below to get started.

3M Cloud Library New Patron Apps User Guide