MFA AC+D Winter Exhibition – TONIGHT!

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Please join the MFA AC+D Community for our Annual All Student Winter Exhibition!

THIS COULD FAIL

An Optimistic Exhibition of Works In Progress

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6-9PM

421 NE 10th Ave

This Could Fail. It can be said of most attempts at greatness in this world, but we choose to see this as a rallying cry. An uncommon call to action.

We are the students of the Applied Craft + Design Program and we are experts in the uncommon. Combining skills in fields as varied as science, dance, graphic design, software engineering, wood, metals, fiber and more with design thinking and design doing, we seek to discover unexpected and surprising solutions both inclusive and exclusive. We follow no prescribed road maps, we investigate ideas, we test concepts and then test again. With such a rigorous practice, failure is always a possibility but when it happens we choose to embrace it, learn from it and let it drive us. To us: Failure is Motivation.

So, we invite you to come and contemplate this theory with us at our annual Works In Progress Winter Show. Featuring everything from collaborative explorations to single-minded inquiries, the show is sure to be a stimulating experience. And you don’t want to miss this exclusive access to our awe inspiring warehouse studio space. We hope to see you there.

The MFA in Applied Craft + Design program is a joint program between OCAC and PNCA.

Bison Building | 421 NE 10th Ave | Portland, OR | 97232

Artstor adds faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft

Originally posted on Artstor Blog:

artstor_logo_rgbArtstor and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) are collaborating to release approximately 300 images of art from their faculty collection in the Digital Library.

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in addition to the 2,500 students enrolled annually in youth and adult programs. Students at OCAC are encouraged to work across the full range of its specialized facilities in the seven studio areas that comprise Craft at the school. The hands-on, studio-based approach to learning – one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand – is enhanced by a robust, integrated liberal arts component that prepares graduates to become creative and informed makers and thinkers eager to interact with…

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December Events

OCAC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION
DEC 4 TO JAN 27
OCAC CAMPUS | HOFFMAN GALLERY
Opening Reception Thursday | DEC 4 | 4-6pm
The OCAC Artist-In-Residence Program brings both emerging and nationally recognized artists to the college. Providing them with time, resources and equipment to push their work in new directions while they interact with students, faculty and the Portland arts community at large. The AIR Exhibition gives us the opportunity to show our students and the community a selection of the work these artists created during and after their residency at OCAC.

PROCESS AND PRACTICE 2014: POST-BACCALAUREATE EXHIBITION
DEC 5 TO DEC 7
ASH STREET PROJECT STUDIOS & GALLERY | 524 SE Ash Street
Opening Reception | DEC 5 | 6-9pm
Exhibition | DEC 6-7 | 12-4pm
Process and Practice 2014, a show hosted by six post-baccalaureate students at Oregon College of Art and Craft, will be open to the public the weekend of December 5th-7th. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, December 5th, beginning at 6pm. Process and Practice 2014 features the results of an intensive semester working in diverse disciplines: ceramics, photography, metals, fibers, and drawing/painting. Come see the objects, images, fiber creations and films these artists have created as they explore their studio practices. Light refreshments will be provided.

MAKE LIGHT: MFA AC+D HOLIDAY FAIR
DEC 6 | 12-6pm | 421 NE 10th Street
The graduate students of Applied Craft + Design present a family friendly interactive craft fair with innovative gifts for all ages.

VICTOR MARGOLIN: MFA AC+D VISITING ARTIST LECTURE
DEC 10 | 6:30-8:30pm | AC+D STUDIOS | 421 NE 10TH AVENUE
Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. Professor Margolin has published widely on diverse design topics and lectured at conferences, universities, and art schools in many parts of the world. Books that he has written, edited, or co-edited includePropaganda: TheArt of Persuasion, WW II, The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1936, Design Discourse, Discovering Design, The Idea of Design, The Designed World; Images, Objects, Environments, The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies, and Culture is Everywhere: The Museum of Corn-temporary Art. He is currently working on a World History of Design to be published by Bloomsbury in London. The first two of three volumes are scheduled for publication in early 2015.
Lectures are free + open to the public.

CALL FOR ENTRY: 30TH ANNUAL POSITIVE/NEGATIVE NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION
DEC 12 | Application Deadline
The Slocumb Galleries and the Department of Art & Design invite you to the 30th Annual Positive/Negative Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition serves as platform for contemporary and innovative art practice in the U.S. And Canada. All 2D and 3D art as well as new media are accepted. There is no theme for the call for entry. Download info and entry form.

IVAN CARMONA SELECTED FOR 2015 NCECA STUDENT SHOW
Current BFA Thesis student, Ivan Carmona, has been selected for the 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, March 25-28, 2015. The response to the call for entries was strong, with 568 works offered for consideration by 326 artists. The jurors, Magdalene Odundo and Ryan LaBar, selected 40 pieces for the exhibition; 30 graduate students, eight undergraduates and two post-baccalaureates. Please congratulate Ivan on this prestigious opportunity!

Information Session: Undergraduate Programs

December 6, 2014
OCAC CAMPUS 8245 SW Barnes Road
2:00pm Undergraduate Programs

Held during select Saturdays, Information Sessions provide an opportunity to learn about OCAC’s undergraduate programs including the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Each session is led by an knowledgeable admissions staff member in an informal group setting. Ask questions, learn about admissions requirements and scholarships, and join a student led tour of campus. Applications for spring or fall 2015 may be submitted at this event with an application fee waiver applied that day. Session date: Saturday, December 6th, 2pm.

RSVP Now www.ocac.edu/infosession

Undergraduate programs in Craft include: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Post Bacc Certificate, and the Certificate program. Areas of Study include: Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Fibers, Metals, Photography and Wood.

QUESTIONS: Contact the Admissions Office 971-255-4192
admissions@ocac.edu

Annual Student And Alumni Holiday Sale

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November 28, 2014 to November 30, 2014
OCAC CAMPUS | 8245 SW BARNES ROAD

Join us for our Annual Student and Alumni Holiday Sale featuring over 70 outstanding artists and makers from around the Pacific Northwest. $10 entry fee. Proceeds benefit OCAC Student Scholarships.

Join us @ nobleoni!
SAT NOV 29: Coffee 10:00am | Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm
SUN NOV 30: Brunch 9:30am-1:30pm

Open House Events

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We invite you to learn more about undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Oregon College of Art and Craft and how to become a part of our creative community in Portland at these upcoming events. Tours of facilities include specialized studios for Book Arts/Print, Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers/Textiles, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Photography and Wood/Furniture Design.


UNDERGRADUATE
SAT NOV 8th @ 2pm

RSVP NOW!
Learn about the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, bring your art portfolio for review by faculty, find out about scholarships and financial aid, attend a presentation on admissions, have your transfer questions answered and view the OCAC Juried Student Exhibition in the Hoffman Gallery.
Bring your art portfolio for review by faculty.

GRADUATE
SAT NOV 22nd @ 2pm

RSVP NOW!
OCAC offers three distinct programs in contemporary craft for those seeking to advance their studies beyond the bachelor’s level: Master of Fine Arts in Craft, Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft.

Attend the event and meet graduate faculty, tour campus, learn about the programs and find out how to apply.


Questions?
Contact the Admissions Office at
 971-255-4192
 / admissions@ocac.edu


Images: (Left to right) Deirdre Riley, BFA ’14, photo: Richard Gehrke / Jason Horvath, MFA

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