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!

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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