OCAC News

Who’s Your Valentine?
TOKENS OF AFFECTION, HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE.

Express yourself with heARTfelt gifts and cards for your sweetheart or special someone.
See the handcrafted collection at the SHOP @ Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Featured Shop jewelry artist, JacQueline Sanchez, is appearing on OPB’s ARTBEAT, Thursday, February 5, 8pm.
Members enjoy a 10% courtesy discount all year.

Hours: 10am–3pm daily | 971.255.4143 | http://www.ocac.edu/shop
Every purchase supports Oregon College of Art and Craft and our artists….
images: JaQueline Sanchez

JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY ART ADVENTURES

SPRING BREAK CAMP Grades 1-5
MAR 24-28 | 9am–5pm
Make, create, and explore art and craft with us in our fantastic art camp. Campers will be immersed in 2D and 3D art workshops every day, while counselors lead games, songs and free time. Before and After Care is available. REGISTER NOW and use Early Bird Discount: $25 off until February 15!

IN-SERVICE DAY OF ART 
Grades 1-5
APR 10 | 9am–5pm | 1 day session
Join us for a day of creating while your student’s school has an in-service day. Young artists are offered an exciting day of two innovative and creative workshops that engage kids in unique projects, inspiring the imagination and fostering the future artist. Games, free choice time and snacks round out the day of making. | Before and After Care available | $70/child

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Create and explore craft together! Family Workshops are designed for the artist in everyone. Spend some special time together and see what unfolds!
Mother’s Day Crafts | MAY 3 | 1-3pm

ART ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMPS—
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLANS FOR SUMMER?
WEEKLY | JUN 15-AUG 21 | MON-FRI 9AM-5PM

Youth Camp for grades 1-5
Young Adult (YA!) For grades 6-8

Youth at Art Adventures are immersed in our incredible art studios, tent studios and workshops for ten weeks every summer. We find the most talented artists and staff to create the magic that is art camp. We give every camper the opportunity to explore and find their artistic vision with amazing materials, creative freedom and endless ideas for creating. Art Adventures provides a strong foundation in visual arts, integrating 2D and 3D workshops into our program. Each weekly session is unique, providing a creative environment where students learn new art making skills, build self-confidence and have fun while being creative! REGISTER NOW and use our Early Bird Discount: $25 off until MARCH 1ST!

MFA IN APPLIED CRAFT + DESIGN

ALY KHALIFA | MFA AC+D VISITING ARTIST LECTURE
THURS FEB 12 | 6:30pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue
Few innovators would qualify as higher-level system thinkers than Aly Khalifa, the Founder of Lyf Shoes and Director of Design & Engineering at McDonough Innovation. Aly is redesigning shoes, and completely disrupting multiple aspects of the shoe industry in the process. Driven by the insight that the best ideas often come out of putting many problems together at once, Aly has designed a system that not only closes the loop on materials materials, but also serves customers in fundamentally new ways. MORE >

AKIKO BUSCH | MFA AC+D VISITING ARTIST LECTURE
WED MAR 13 | 6:30pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue
Akiko Busch writes about design, culture, and nature for a variety of publications. The Incidental Steward, her essays about citizen science and stewardship, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. She is also the author of Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday, Patience: Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration, and Nine Ways to Cross a River. MORE >

images: (l to r) Aly Khalifa, Akiko Busch

STUDIO SCHOOL

EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY IN 2015!
Find a great workshop and join us on campus to creatively celebrate spring!

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR ARTISTS: IDENTITY CRISIS
FEB 9, 11, 16 | MON & WED | 6:00pm-9:00pm
Having a public-facing personal identity is one of the most important aspects of being a creative professional. Join designer and instructor, Ethan Allen Smith to articulate your brand as an artist and draft a creative identity that highlights the best parts of your work and personality. This dynamic workshop will also specify various critical “best practices” often overlooked by creative professionals.

TREASURED BOXES
FEB 21 & 27 | SAT | 9:00am-4:00pm
Discover how to make beautiful boxes with artist Rachel Fish. Work with unique book art techniques, fabulous papers and make something to keep forever.

FORM AND FUNCTION OF A GARMENT
FEB 21-22 & FEB 28-MAR 1 | TWO WEEKEND WORKSHOP | 9:00am-4:00pm
Join one of Portland’s favorite clothing designers and artists, Liza Rietz, joins us for an amazing exploration in our textile and fiber studio. In this amazing workshop, you will sketch, design, and sew a unique garment.

LIGHT THROUGH THE BRANCHES
FEB 21-22 | SAT| 9:00am-4:00pm
Build an elegant hanging lamp with beautiful bamboo branch tops and paper in this weekend workshop with artist, Charissa Brock.

EXHIBITIONS

Oregon Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
FEB 5-12
Hoffmany Gallery | OCAC Campus

OCAC Metals Department Exhibition
FEB 5-MAR 1
Centrum Gallery | OCAC Campus

OCAC Faculty Bill Will Exhibits New Work
FEB 5-MAR 1 | Opening Reception FEB 5 @ 6-9pm
Nine Gallery | 122 NW 8th Avenue

Veronika Schaepers | Visiting Artist Lecture
FEB 5 | 5-7pm
Centrum Studio | OCAC Campus

Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly | Visiting Artist Lecture
FEB 6 | 9-11am
Centrum Studio | OCAC Campus

OCAC Student Melina Bishop Exhibits: Between folds and forms
FEB 6 | 5-7pm
SU PE RM AK ER | 2324 SE Belmont Street

OCAC Faculty Michelle Ross: Transformation Chase
THRU FEB 14 | Closing Gallery Talk FEB 14 @ 2pm
North View Gallery/PCC Sylvania Campus | 12000 SW 49th

OCAC Faculty Heidi Schwegler: Wrest
THRU FEB 21
White Box Gallery | 24 NW 1st Avenue

OCAC Faculty Emily Nachison: Dark Ecologies
THRU MAR 28
Bullseye Projects | 300 NW 13th Avenue

OCAC Faculty Michael de Forest: BAM Biennial 2014
THRU MAR 29
Bellevue Art Museum | Bellevue WA

EVENTS

Undergraduate Open House
SAT MAR 7 | 2:00pm
OCAC Campus

Summer Degree Classes @ OCAC
SUN JUN 14 to JUL 11
http://www.ocac.edu

OCAC Events

LUNCHTIME TALK: EMILY NACHISON AND MICHAEL ENDO
MON FEB 2 |
12:45 – 1:45pm | Centrum Studio
Learn about OCAC’s summer Kiln-formed Glass Class taught by Emily Nachison and Michael Endo.  The class will be held in Portland this summer at the Bullseye Glass Factory and held summer 2016 in Scotland. MORE >

BFA THESIS CLASS OF 2015 KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PARTY
MON FEB 2 | 6–9pm | Disjecta Contempory Art Center | 8371 N Interstate Ave
Each year the thesis class is responsible for raising the necessary funds to display their work at an off-campus show that is open to the public. These funds are used for renting a space, hiring a curator, producing a catalog, as well as hosting the opening. This year, the class is honored to host their Kickstarter Launch Party at Disjecta. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes, music and an opportunity to see the current show at Disjecta titled Constructions. Please invite your friends, it’s going to be a great time! MORE>

 
OCAC ALMUNA LYDIA MARTIN EXHIBITS NEW WORK
Opening FRI FEB 6 | 6–9pm | Ash Street Project Gallery | 524 Ash St
Lydia Martin (class of 2013) and her husband John are in a exhibition titled Practice and Memory. MORE>
 
 
SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING
SAT JAN 31 | 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: Lise
 
 
BFA THESIS CLASS OF 2015 TUMBLR
Be part of the journey of seeing the progress and process of the current thesis class as they create their different bodies of work. Each week the site is updating with four new students. MORE>

FIBERS DEPT HEAD, EMILY NACHISON, FEATURED ON BAD AT SPORTS CONTEMPORARY ART BLOG

Check out the new interview with Emily Nachison written by Sarah Margolis-Pineo. MORE> 

 
FRAMEBUILDER SUPPLY FOR BICYCLE METAL FRAMES 
In need for metal tubing and parts for making a bicycle? Framebuilder Supply, a new Portland-based company, could be a helpful resource to you. MORE>

Holiday Hours

The OCAC Library will be open on December 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 to 5:00 as usual. We will be closed, along with the rest of the OCAC campus, from December 24th to January 4th. The library will reopen on Monday, January 5th. Have a warm and wonderful winter holiday, everybody! We’ll see you next year.

MFA AC+D Winter Exhibition – TONIGHT!

thiscouldfail

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!